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  1. Hailwood6

    Hailwood6 Member

    Sep 2, 2018
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    Greetings and salutations all ! New to the forum.
    Just traded my 2017 cranberry over silver T120 in on a new 2017 Speed Triple R in white/red at my Triumph dealer here in San Antonio, Texas.
    I loved the T120 and had it de-reflectored and added black bullet sized Rizoma LED turn signals so as to appear 1969 and it is an exquisite machine but a bit too cruiser-ish for me . Owned it for nearly 2 years and only put 3600 miles on it. Garage kept. The power plant is very nice but a bit dull, even with the loping 270 degree crank. Reliable as a hammer.
    I'm 67 and have been owning/riding motorcycles since I was 14. I've always ridden sporting kit and the Speed Triple is one of the finest I've ever ridden or owned.
    The T120 was my first Triumph. I have pared my garage down to just 3 machines (2010 VFR1200F, 2001 SV 650 and the new ST-R) and I am fortunate.
    The ST-R will be outstanding in our local Hill Country twisties and for the annual trip to the twisties in the Arkansas Ozarks.
    The forum (understandably), appears to have a majority of Brits as members which is cool. I spent 5 years in East Anglia near Woodbridge in Suffolk with an '81 CB900F in the early 1980's and loved the B roads, tracks and the IOM. The people were wonderful as well. My last name is Dunham, so you can do the math about my heritage. Hail Brittania !
     
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  2. dilligaf

    dilligaf Guest

    Hi mate and welcome
     
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  3. Tiglet

    Tiglet Vintage Member

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    Hello Hailwood6 and welcome to the forum from another oldie :)
     
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  4. Hailwood6

    Hailwood6 Member

    Sep 2, 2018
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    Thanks for the welcome.
    I'm looking forward to swapping war stories with you all.
    I go way back to Honda Super 90 and two stroke days.
    I'm very pleased that the Speed Triple exceeds my expectations as a nicely balanced weapon for hooning about the local curvey roads.
    Brits should be proud of what John Bloor has accomplished.
     
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  5. David Cooper

    David Cooper Triumph Rocketeer.
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    Hello and welcome Hailwood6.

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  6. Tucker 1963

    Tucker 1963 Elite Member

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    Welcome to the Asylum you should fit right in. To keep the inmates happy we will need photos. _20180901_120033.jpg Tucker
     
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  7. Hailwood6

    Hailwood6 Member

    Sep 2, 2018
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    I'll try as I'm analog.
    Here's a few. I'm the one with the gray hair and wrinkles.

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  8. Angus

    Angus Noble Member

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    Hi mate and welcome! The CBX looks stunning and so does the indicators on the T120. Enjoy the new RS !
     
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  9. Tigcraft

    Tigcraft Unheard of Member

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    Welcome in to the best forum. Nice CBX btw!
     
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  10. Hailwood6

    Hailwood6 Member

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  11. Hailwood6

    Hailwood6 Member

    Sep 2, 2018
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    [QUOTE="Hailwood6, post: 214653, member: 11283
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  12. R_1000

    R_1000 Elite Member
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    A very warm welcome to you buddy:)

    Lovely bikes ;)
     
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  13. joe mc donald

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    Hailwood6
    Like all the other members. A warm welcome. And yes nice machines.
    Ride Free
    Joe
     
  14. Hack Driver

    Hack Driver Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the forum! That's a great stable of bikes that you have.
     
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  15. Wessa

    Wessa Cruising

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    Hi and welcome. Lovely set of bikes; which one to you ride the most and why?
    Wessa
     
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  16. Vulpes

    Vulpes Confused Member

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    Hi and welcome.
     
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  17. steve lovatt

    steve lovatt Something else

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    Hi and welcome to the forum
     
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  18. Bad Billy

    Bad Billy Baddest Member

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    Hi & Welcome to the forum mate
     
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  19. ElectrAbigail

    ElectrAbigail Someone to reMember

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  20. ElectrAbigail

    ElectrAbigail Someone to reMember

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    Welcome by the way. We're not all British here, some lost Dutchies as well :blush:
     
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