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Discussion in 'Newbies Hangout' started by Flashp, Dec 6, 2017.

  1. Flashp

    Flashp New Member

    Dec 6, 2017
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    Evening all, got my deposit down on a silver Thruxton R today, so looking forward to this experience.
    I got a call from a dealer whom I visited some time ago when I was thinking about a Striple but that didn't pan out as I was waiting to sell a car. Roll on a few months later I got a call requesting some assistance in getting the dealers test ride numbers up before year end...come and ride anything you like he said.

    I chose two for the hell of it, no plans to buy at all. First up, a Tiger Sport 1050 which was OK but I just didn't gel with it. Second ride of the day was the Thruxton R and it just 'clicked'. I sold it to myself, he didn't have to do a thing!

    Anyhow, I'll be having the Track Racer Kit with it which is likely to be fitted bar the tank strap and fairing. Really not sure about those parts. I also like it completely stock tbh.

    Never been on a bike which gives so much back to the rider, it doesn't seem to matter how fast you go on it the effect is the same!

    Roll on delivery day....

    Going to be asking for advice here on cleaning and care products for the array of different surfaces. Wheel and hub brushes seem like they'll be needed so feel free to advise.

    Cheers for now.

    Ashley.
     
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  2. ThruxM

    ThruxM New Member

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    Bought mine in May and absolutely love it. Done 7000 purely pleasure miles. Used to ride an FZR1000 and now I'm a complete convert. Its not so great for touring though (I just can't put a tank bag on that gorgeous tank yet).

    Not sure I've got the hang of keeping it gleaming like new but I try for this bike - and I was never a great cleaner of vehicles! My current approach is to wash it carefully and regularly after rides, dry off nooks and crannies with compressed air, and never leave it sitting covered in crud. I use Autoglym polish on paint and various shiny bits like the top yoke. I'm about to invest in some ACF for winter.
     
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  3. Dozers Dad

    Dozers Dad Bushmills Chief Quality Controller
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    Hi Mate,

    A very warm welcome to the best vehicle forum on the net! :)
     
  4. dilligaf

    dilligaf Loudest member
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    Hi mate and welcome
     
  5. MickEng

    MickEng Noble Member

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    Sounds like you've bought it to ride. :grinning:
    Good on yer!
     
  6. littleade

    littleade Elite Member
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    Welcome in.

    Have a look at Stuart Fillingham on youtube on how he keeps his Bonneville in good condition;)





     
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  7. R_1000

    R_1000 Noble Member
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    Welcome buddy:)
     
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  8. Tucker 1963

    Tucker 1963 Active Member

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    Hello Ashley,
    Welcome to the nut house you should fit right in. Just so you know when you get your bike the inmates love photos.enjoy you new bike.
    Tucker:mask:
     
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  9. Angus

    Angus Active Member

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    Welcome in Ashley ! You bought a very nice motorcycle congratulations.
     
  10. steve lovatt

    steve lovatt Something else
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    Hi and welcome to the forum :)
    Don't get drawn in to the over-complicated washing routine. My feeling is that the more complex it is and the more products you think you need will make sure you don't do as frequently as you might.
    My Tiger is used in all weathers and is washed (cold water when salt on roads) with a bucket and sponge and rinsed off with a hose pipe, then sprayed with Scottoiler FS365 and left to it.
    The Bonneville I try not to get too mucky if I can help it but I tend not to wash it but rather wipe it down with cheap Aldi (other brands are available) baby wipes and polish off with Mr Sheen. Works for me and it's quick so I don't mind doing it!
     
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  11. Bikerman

    Bikerman First Class Member
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    y151.gif Ashley and welcome2a.gif to the forum from Lincolnshire.
    Hope you'll enjoy your new Thruxton R and the forum too.
    Any chance you can nip down to where HMS Queen Elizabeth's being commissioned into the Royal Navy today and take lots of pictures please. Well you can only ask can't you. camera_8b.gif
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  12. littleade

    littleade Elite Member
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    It's his bike and he can wash it as often as he likes :laughing:

    Joking apart Steve I use FS365 too, but when I got my bike after having a lay off for a number of years I found it a bit of a minefield about what to use to try and protect my new bike, especially now all modern bikes seem to be more prone to corrosion. The lesson I learnt was as Stuart points out in his vid is that prevention is the key- I got caught out on mine while away in Scotland where they salted the roads and by the time I got home corrosion had already set in. As you mention FS365 here's something I watched earlier....:D



     
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  13. Ken walburn

    Ken walburn Well-Known Member

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    You purchase experience similar to mine. I knew I was going to buy a Triumph, but which one?? One hour road test bonnie T120 (nice, loved the looks, comfy enough, was left a little bit underwhelmed with suspension & brakes) salesman listened to my concerns & rolled out a new Thrux R. Have a go on that he said. Wow I had bought the bike in my head after a couple of minutes. 40 miles later, a deposit was laid. No regrets at all
     
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  14. Ken walburn

    Ken walburn Well-Known Member

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    Toured through Belgium, France, Germany this summer. About 1800 in 5 days. Much more comfy than I thought it was going to be. Luggage, leather panniers & magnetic tank bag, plenty of room. Economy good as well if you keep it below 80 mph
     
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