Featured Newb With A New Speedmaster

Discussion in 'America, Speedmaster & Rocket' started by Der Baron, Mar 12, 2019.

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  1. Der Baron

    Der Baron Senior Member

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    Hi DB here, thx for letting me in. Went and sold my 2006 BM 1200 ADV and bought me, 'Mr T', yes that's his name, after 22yrs of riding GS's, I've gone off on a complete tangent, and bought into the cruiser market. Only a few days in, I'm enjoying it so far. Went halfway with the Highway Kit, and got the Vance Hines as well. Screen to be added later this week, but my intention is to ride her stripped down Bobber style, then throw the Highway Kit on for trips away.
    Looking forward to many happy miles, and adding a few treats to Mr T.

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  2. joe mc donald

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    Welcome to the Family. Cracking bike. Let us all know how you like it here in the Triumph Family and the Forum.
    Ride Safe
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  3. Wessa

    Wessa Cruising

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    Hi and welcome to the forum. I'm sure you will love the speedmaster and have many happy miles with him.
    Wessa
     
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  4. Der Baron

    Der Baron Senior Member

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    .Thanks Guys, have a couple of questions to ask about mods, but will save them for later. Thanks for the welcome.
     
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  5. David Cooper

    David Cooper Triumph Rocketeer.
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    Hello and welcome to the forum DB.

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  6. dilligaf

    dilligaf Guest

    Hi mate and welcome
    Very very COOL bike :cool:
     
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  7. jimhoy

    jimhoy New Member

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    I need a bag or two. For the bike.
     
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  8. Der Baron

    Der Baron Senior Member

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    Don't get the Triumph ones if you are going to do any serious touring. They are only window dressing. I wouldn't carry anything more in them than a flask and sandwich. Only rated for 3kg each despite their 13.5 lit capacity.
     
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  9. Bad Billy

    Bad Billy Baddest Member

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    Hi and welcome to the Forum, nice intro & picture :cool:
     
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  10. steve lovatt

    steve lovatt Something else
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    Hi and welcome to the forum :cool:
     
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  11. Vulpes

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    Hi and welcome.
     
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  12. foxy52

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    Hi DB & Welcome.
     
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  13. Der Baron

    Der Baron Senior Member

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    Cheers all
     
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  14. mpllineman

    mpllineman First Class Member

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    Good morning and welcome in. Be safe and enjoy your new good looking ride!
     
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  15. Vecchio lupo

    Vecchio lupo Senior Member

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    Baron, My Man ( I said that like Denzel Washington in Training Day) sorry you couldn't hear it. Love the new Speedmasters and it is on my super short list fir a new bike in 2021. I am a short legged little SOB so I would have to swap the Forwards from the speedy to the Mid controls from the Bobber. other than that I wouldn't mod at all for a year or so at least. Give the aftermarket time to embrace this model.

    Welcome Aboard and ride, ride, ride
     
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  16. dilligaf

    dilligaf Guest

    I wouldn’t worry too much about the forward pegs :confused:
    They’re no where near as forward as other cruisers :)
    Have a test ride if you haven’t already :)
     
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  17. Der Baron

    Der Baron Senior Member

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    Cheers
     
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  18. Der Baron

    Der Baron Senior Member

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    Cheers
     
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  19. Tucker 1963

    Tucker 1963 Elite Member

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    Welcome to the madhouse you should fit right in. Check out this years GMU
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  20. Dartplayer

    Dartplayer Crème de la Crème

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    Hi and welcome to the forum der Baron. Love the Speedy, you can see some options under the gallery. :cool: Enjoy
     
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  21. Der Baron

    Der Baron Senior Member

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    Hi my man, cheers. Don't think you need to worry about feet forward position as I've seen a lot of test ride vids by shorter riders, who are happy with it, unless you are a hobbit of course . I think the beach bars and feet forward combo are what makes it so comfortable to ride over a distance. I'm only talking really about the Triumph accessory brochure for mods with the exception of bar risers, for my stupidly short arms. I reckon a we present a month to myself up to the summer should see her just the way I want her.
    Standby for a few updates and arty farty photos.
     
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