I'm Not Loyal To Triumph (yet).

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  1. Cooky Boy

    Cooky Boy Active Member

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    There have been more than I can recall over the past 40 years. It’s a disease without cure!
     
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  2. Cooky Boy

    Cooky Boy Active Member

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    Thanks. Hope it’s a keeper.
     
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  3. Cooky Boy

    Cooky Boy Active Member

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    Thanks. Planning to keep it standard but who knows what will tempt me during lockdown!
     
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  4. Cooky Boy

    Cooky Boy Active Member

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    Cheers
     
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  5. Georgez

    Georgez Senior Member

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    'splain this...

    "Part exed a BMW 1200RS which was functional and practical but not a lot of fun and had no garage look back appeal."
     
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  6. Cooky Boy

    Cooky Boy Active Member

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    I part exed (part exchanged) means I traded in my BMW for the Thruxton.
    The BMW was a great bike but did not stir my soul. It was not a bike that you turn around to look at after walking away once it has been parked in the garage. Hope that makes sense now.
     
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  7. Sandi T

    Sandi T It's ride o'clock somewhere!
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    Greetings and welcome to the forum, Cooky Boy! Thanks for the intro and for the photos of your current Thruxton and some of the previous bikes you've had. What year is your Thrux? I had a 2012 that I traded for a 2016 RS. A couple of years ago I traded that for a 2019 Speed Triple. Of all the bikes I've owned, the one I most wish I had kept is that '16 Thruxton RS. But I wouldn't trade my Speed Triple back for it. Hope you enjoy that Thruxton and this forum, too!

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  8. Havit

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    Nice collection of bikes have passed through your hands . Thanks for sharing .
    Welcome to the forum :)
     
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  9. Hubaxe

    Hubaxe Good moaning! aka Mr Wordsalad :)

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    Welcome, bienvenue,
    Nice bike history!
     
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  10. Dawsy

    Dawsy Cumbrian half-wit
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    Welcome Cooky. Loving the Thruxton :heart_eyes:
     
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  11. Tigcraft

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    Welcome in to the madhouse, I’ve had plenty of varied bike selections too, I also had a Ducati 900 ss and was wanting another superlight FE like yours, early carb 900 monster and all time favourite was my Skorpion sport which I sold a year ago! It truly was a KIP bike (keep it pinned)!
     
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  12. Cooky Boy

    Cooky Boy Active Member

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  13. Cooky Boy

    Cooky Boy Active Member

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    Loved my street trip but I’m a sucker for a pretty bike. Aesthetics as well as ride quality are important to me. At present I’m loving the RS which is a 2020 bike. Rides well if a little heavy on the wrists and neck. Looking forward to the open roads once lockdown ends.
     
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  14. Cooky Boy

    Cooky Boy Active Member

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    I’ve always liked a single cylinder sports bike. The Skorpion was basic but nicely set up and handled well. A much overlooked machine. I sold mine to a gentleman with one leg who fashioned a coat hanger to change gear on the way home after purchase. I was relieved when he phoned to say he had made it back safely!
     
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  15. Tigcraft

    Tigcraft Unheard of Member

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    My god that’s Bizarre changing gears with a coat hanger! I had two Skorpion sports over the years. Sold the first one to buy a 748 duke but that was a real loss. Looked for ages to find another and ended up with a ‘Tigcraft’ after finding out Dave Pearce manufacturer also designed the Skorpion frame. The Tigcraft was so light and the very first prototype road bike with frame number 1 but the Skorpion was a far better bike so had to have another...
     
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  16. Vulpes

    Vulpes Confused Member

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    Hi and welcome.
     
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  17. Lou160487

    Lou160487 Senior Member

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    Welcome. And as to brand loyalty. It's not like marriage. You can ride more than one.
     
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  18. Wessa

    Wessa Cruising

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    Hi and welcome.... I hope the thruxton live up to your expectations :)
     
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  19. Dartplayer

    Dartplayer Crème de la Crème

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    Hi Cooky Boy and welcome to the forum :cool: good introduction and great pix and rides. Hard to pick a favourite from all your rides, so hope your gorgeous new Triumph fits the bill
     
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  20. Cooky Boy

    Cooky Boy Active Member

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    Thanks. There have been many others. I'm a disloyal bike tart and can't stick to one model for more than 18 months. I get bored easily and my bank balance is generally in the red. The "Grass is greener" but really it's all green everywhere with the occasional brown patch!
     
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