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  1. Penelope

    Penelope Member

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    Hello everyone, I'm a newbie to this site and to Triumph. I've ridden a variety of bikes for many years, latterly Harley Davidson's which had always been my dream to own. I've now been converted to the Triumph T120 black graphite; I've put a deposit down and I'm hoping to collect it in March. I can't wait! It's going to seem weird to ride such a light bike in comparison to my Softail Deluxe but I am really looking forward to riding a lighter more manoeuvrable bike.
    If it's not too early in my membership to ask such things, does anyone have any thoughts on the Vance and Hines Slip-ones for this bike? I've always had louder pipes on my Harley's and would like to continue the trend on my new T120, but only if it makes a discernible difference!
    Thanks everyone!
     
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  2. Dougie D

    Dougie D Crème de la Crème

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    Hi Penelope,welcome to the forum,some of the Bonnie boys will be along shortly,not sure if the Vance and Hines will be as loud as they were on your Harley, but i imagine they should be better than the standard cans on the Bonnie. February will be a long month for you!:eek: on the brighter side the weather should be better when you get your bike:)
     
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  3. PhilB

    PhilB Active Member

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    Hello!
    Look forward to seeing the new bike, and hope you enjoy it :)
     
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  4. TEZ 217

    TEZ 217 Crème de la Crème

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    welcome in Penelope :D
     
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  5. darkman

    darkman Crème de la Crème

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    Hi n welcome, No idea on exhausts for the new T120 but the best advise is to be found on forums. Take your time is about all i could offer.
     
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  6. Reggie

    Reggie Senior Member

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    Hi Penelope, welcome from me here in Central Scotland.

    This time last year I had a Bonneville Street Twin (with standard pipes) out as a demonstrator for a couple of hours. Decided I was having one and asked the salesman what his thoughts were on V&H as apposed to the OE. In typical salesman fashion he reckoned the bike wasn't complete without them, so that was that then...... another £600 on top of the base price and my order went in.

    Had the bike 11 months now and I reckon it was money well spent, I've had my bike stood still ticking over next to a standard bike and you can hear a difference, the V&H definitely have a deeper rumble to them... I like it a lot especially when I'm borbling (is that a word) through towns in 2nd gear.

    As Dougie says they'll never be as loud as your Harley, but if they sound great on my 900cc bike they're bound to sound even better on your 1200cc one.
     
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  7. Rich Bryce

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    #7 Rich Bryce, Jan 30, 2017
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    Hey Penelope, welcome to the wonderful world of Triumph. Nice choice. There's a Bonnie forum page in here where I'm sure you'll get sound (geddit?) advice.
    edit: there you go, Reggie posted while I was one-finger typing. Got me thinking now about slipping some on my Street Twin, though I have the TEC ones in mind.
     
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  8. crispey

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    Welcome in Penelope, good job febs only a short month!! Not that will make the wait any easier
     
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  9. Penelope

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  10. Penelope

    Penelope Member

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    Yes, you're right, I hope March comes really quickly, not that I want to wish my life away, but hey, what's a month?!
     
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  12. Penelope

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    Thank you so much. I think, I will go with them. I'm just getting the hang of this Forum thing, it seems really good and will be very helpful to me. Excuse my 'newbie' mistakes!
     
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  14. Penelope

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    This is so good, I've already met a lot of really good guys on here, thank you so much. I'm absolutely sure this place will be brilliant for advice about my new bike and lots of fun!
     
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  16. Rich Bryce

    Rich Bryce Dead Eye Dick

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    We're always nice to newbies. Don't worry, it won't last.
     
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  17. Penelope

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    Borbling is definitely a word in my book! Thank you so much for your advice and knowledge, I reckon you've convinced me. No, they may not be as loud as my Harley's but that's not the point to me, I just want to enhance my lovely new Bonneville!
     
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  18. MickEng

    MickEng Noble Member

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    Welcome to the forum.
    Nice choice of bike and colour.
    I still have the OEM pipes/silencers on my Bonnie but have looked at TEC, Norman Hyde and Jack Lilley for when I do decide to change.
     
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  19. Penelope

    Penelope Member

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    Thank you so much, I'm getting there!
     
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  20. Penelope

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    That's interesting, thank you, it all helps with decision making. Really appreciate it.
     

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