Newbie From North East England

Discussion in 'Newbies Hangout' started by Steve800, Mar 5, 2019.

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  1. Bill McGawley

    Bill McGawley Member

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    I’ve had marriage problems for the last 45 years. However, I have got used to them now and must have passed my probationary period. She hasn’t pensioned me off........yet.
    Lucky indeed.
    B.
     
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  2. TEZ 217

    TEZ 217 Crème de la Crème

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    GREAT MINDS BIKERMAN :cool::cool::cool:
     
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  3. joe mc donald

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    Always good to start your own thread and get to know the forum that way. Picture of the steed is always a great starter.
    Ride Safe
    Joe.
     
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  4. joe mc donald

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    Welcome to the Forum. Sorry that people seem to be derailing your important question. I personally don't know the dealer. But you have a few here that seem happy with them Always best to take a real god test ride and that will give you all the answers you want about the bike. Dealer reputation will show itself when you are there.
    Regards
    Joe.
     
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  5. joe mc donald

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    Thought you might be helpful.
    Regards
    Joe.
     
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  6. Judd Dredd

    Judd Dredd Giver of Drugs, Vaccines and Hard Truths

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    Hello and welcome
     
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  7. Steve800

    Steve800 New Member

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    Well test rode a T120 today and I was very surprised and very impressed.
     
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  8. BigCLM

    BigCLM Senior Member

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    Welcome from sunny California. I might suggest the new Speed Twin. One feature is tubeless tires which in general is considered safer when compared to spoked wheels with inner tubes. Plus the Speed Twin looks very cool !!
     
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  9. joe mc donald

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    Have you tried the 900 Bonneville's. I think just as impressive.
    Ride Free
    Joe.
     
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  10. Vulpes

    Vulpes Confused Member

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    Hi and welcome.
     
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  11. Martin Joseph Lowe

    Martin Joseph Lowe Well-Known Member

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    Hi,
    I dealt with both Newcastle and York,York had the bike I decided to buy..the T120 black ....had mine a year now,done 5,000 miles...newbie myself really...bike is great...it had Vance and Hines exhaust and X thingy/malarkey fitted (I don’t do mechanics!)

    Have plenty of practice runs,hired/test rode one from Newcastle..great to deal with.....

    See you at Whitby!!

    Regardo,

    Martin
     
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  12. Steve800

    Steve800 New Member

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    Thank you for your advice, I must admit I was really impressed by the bike, definitely more than I thought I would. As for Triumph Newcastle I couldn’t fault them.finding a good dealer is half the battle I feel. I have an excellent one near me but sadly not Triumph.

    Steve
     
  13. Timbo69

    Timbo69 New Member

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    Welcome to the forum, although not bought a bike from newcastle triumph always found them open a friendly, always have time offer advise and a chat.
     
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  14. Steve800

    Steve800 New Member

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    Well it didn’t take long, I get my new T120 Black tomorrow. It willl be a change from my Aprilia Caponord Rally. Thanks to everyone for their advice.

    Steve
     
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  15. Rich Bryce

    Rich Bryce Dead Eye Dick

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    Welcome aboard Steve. Enjoy the ride bud.
     
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  16. Martin Joseph Lowe

    Martin Joseph Lowe Well-Known Member

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    Greetings,
    How’s the T120 and where are you riding out in the North East?
    My T120 is thrashing around there regularly...
    Cheers,
    M
     
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  17. TEZ 217

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    welcome in Steve :cool::cool:
     
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  18. Steve800

    Steve800 New Member

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    I’ve got the first service due at the end of the week have 500 miles on it and am really enjoying it. The weather has been freezing up here so have forgotten it can be a bit chilly on a naked bike. Only extra to date is a dart screen, which makes a big difference. At the moment I’m thinking of luggage carrying solutions, but I think I made the right decision to buy it.

    Steve
     
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  19. Dartplayer

    Dartplayer Crème de la Crème

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    Hi Steve and welcome to the forum :cool: Great to see you got the T120. Looking forward to some pix
     
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  20. Martin Joseph Lowe

    Martin Joseph Lowe Well-Known Member

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    Hi Steve,
    Yeh,freezing at times...especially my 3hr ride back from Liverpool yesterday afternoon..grim..
    My trips from there are to Yarm,Whitby,Saltburn, Helmsley, Stokesley and so on...there are bike nights in Stockton,Whitby and Yorkshire pudding Festival is on the radar for this year....perhaps let’s know if and when your about and can catch a brew..
    Cheers,
    M
    ps:not worked out a luggage plan myself yet..
     
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