Soon To Be 18 Speedmaster Rider

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  1. Brutusvk

    Brutusvk Member

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    Hello from Glendale az. First time cruiser owner. Lifelong sportbike rider. Still have my ZX14R. But, have always wanted a Triumph. The Speedmaster’s style caught my eye. Had to have one. Bought one across the country. Just waiting for shipping.

    bought a 18 with fusion white. Already waiting on parts to personalize. Probably going to change to mid controls too. I have short legs and am too used to sportsbikes.

    Look forward to getting good info here. Will post pics when I get the bike. Here is a photo from the dealership.

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  2. andyc1

    andyc1 Lunarville 7, Airlock 3

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    Welcome to the forum, thats a beautiful bike ;)
     
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  3. Dartplayer

    Dartplayer Crème de la Crème

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    Hi Brutusvk and welcome to the forum :cool: love the Speedmaster. You may find the forwards are not as far as other cruisers, but some rides will let you know what suits you best :p

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  4. dilligaf

    dilligaf Guest

    Hi mate and welcome
     
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  5. David Cooper

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

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  6. Ducatitotriumph

    Ducatitotriumph Crème de la Crème

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    Hi Brutusvk and welcome in!
    You must be getting excited and with good reason! Bike looks great!
     
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  7. steve lovatt

    steve lovatt Something else

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    Welcome to the forum :cool:
     
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  8. Vulpes

    Vulpes Confused Member

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    Hi and welcome.
     
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  9. joe mc donald

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    Welcome to the family. Yes lovely machine and great machine for the tourer. Do enjoy. And let us all know your thoughts.
    Joe
     
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  10. Octoberon

    Octoberon Crème de la Crème

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    Welcome along for the ride. As Joe and others have said, post how you get on with your new bike.
     
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  11. Wessa

    Wessa Cruising

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    Hi and welcome, enjoy the new bike....
     
  12. Tiglet

    Tiglet Vintage Member

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    Hello and welcome to the forum :)
     
  13. Brutusvk

    Brutusvk Member

    Jan 3, 2021
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    I went to a dealership and went between the bobber and speedmaster about 100 times. Leaning towards replacing with mids.

    Super short legs make the forwards a real reach. I am tippie toed on my ninja. But I want this bike to be very natural.
     
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  14. Tigcraft

    Tigcraft Unheard of Member

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    Welcome in to the madhouse
     
  15. Sandi T

    Sandi T It's ride o'clock somewhere!
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    Welcome to the forum and to the wonderful world of Triumph, Brutusvk! I'm just down the road from you in Tucson and I have a Speed Triple RS. I love the Speedmaster and would probably opt for that over the Bobber though I like those, too. I'd suggest riding with the forwards for a bit to see what you think. I've not ridden a Speedmaster but have sat on one at the dealership and the foot controls don't seem super far forward to me (I'm 5'7"). They may just feel weird to you since you're so used to a sport bike position. I wonder if you can put floorboards on the Speedmaster? I have those on one of my bikes (a touring model) and love them for a more relaxed ride. Floorboards also give you more flexibility in foot/leg position. Looking forward to hearing about your new bike and seeing more photos!
     
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  16. Brutusvk

    Brutusvk Member

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    they do have floor boards available. I am gonna hold off on ordering the mids. I will try it out stock.

    Already have mirrors, aftermarket windscreen, heated grips and aux power ordered. So I have other projects to keep me busy. My poor ninja will be sad.
     
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  17. Sandi T

    Sandi T It's ride o'clock somewhere!
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    Looking forward to future pics of your new Speedmaster with mods and also hearing what you think of the kids. Maybe sure to give that ninja a little love, too. ;):joy:
     
  18. Georgez

    Georgez Senior Member

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    Like the bike!

    You might want to change the gearing as they are "geared for the moon"... can use a gear reduction. I went with 16T & 40T. Much better around town, easier on the clutch and can still break the "ton".
     
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  19. Brutusvk

    Brutusvk Member

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    will keep that in mind. My current bike will go over 85 in first gear lol (the joke is a felony in first gear)

    So, a cruiser is going to be a change, that’s for sure. Actually, it will be my slowest vehicle besides my dually truck. But, it will have some of the best smiles per miles
     
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  20. Helmut Visor

    Helmut Visor Only dead fish go with the flow
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    Howdy Brutusvk :cool:
     

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