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Discussion in 'Triumph General Discussion' started by flapinflares, Mar 7, 2013.

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  1. Rspete

    Rspete Well-Known Member

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    Not triumph related but it's a sad day in deed.
    We say good bye to lexi-moto the 125 :sob: the missus learner bike, I loved that little bike, a great little learner machine.
    I'm inconsolable at this time, I miss it already. :broken_heart::pensive::joy:

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  2. steve lovatt

    steve lovatt Something else
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    Dropped off the Tiger at Destination Triumph early this morning in the p*ssing rain.
    Quite like the new Scrambler.
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    Wouldn't mind my bonneville in this blue.
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    Now Billy no mates at Loomies with a T120
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  3. Wessa

    Wessa Cruising

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    Is the T120 on loan while your is sorted; what do you think about it?
     
  4. steve lovatt

    steve lovatt Something else
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    Yes mate - they tried to give me the Tiger Sport again but I'm bored with that! :D

    Weather isn't the best today, raining fairly hard when I picked the bike up and very windy now it's stopped!

    First impressions:
    1. I would need to change that seat - getting uncomfortable after an hours riding, much firmer than my Bonneville seat.
    2. Heated grips were very much appreciated!
    3. Rear shocks were a bit too hard for my liking (true to Bonneville form) - they would need to be changed though.
    4. It felt quite snatchy at low speeds, probably the worst I've experienced - riding through Alton town centre was a pain
    in the arse, but it was much happier above 3500 rpm.
    5. Didn't actually pick up or pull anywhere near as well as I thought it would for a 1200 and didn't feel as smooth or as
    quick as the Thruxton R I tried a while back. It's only done 440 miles to be fair but it felt slightly sluggish if I'm honest.

    Nice looking bike but I'd probably want to try the new Speed Twin. :cool:
     
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  5. crispey

    crispey crispey creme de la creme

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    Holy shit! No food pic you on a diet?
     
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  6. Wessa

    Wessa Cruising

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    #11306 Wessa, Mar 14, 2019
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    Thanks, interesting insite, yep you should try the Speed Twin, it really is is a great ride.....
     
  7. BB3Lions

    BB3Lions BB3Lions™©®
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    #11307 BB3Lions, Mar 14, 2019
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    Sun is out and the OptiMate solar panel has charged the battery exceptionally well.
     
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  8. Hamburg

    Hamburg Senior Member
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    #11308 Hamburg, Mar 15, 2019
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2019
    Fitted a genuine Triumph seat cowl, removed the pillion pegs and replaced them with Evotech blanking plates, I’m really pleased with the results. With the Evotech tail tidy fitted, it makes the ST look much more sporty, plus it’s all reversible if I ever sell the bike.

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  9. Angus

    Angus Senior Member

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    Got my speedy back today after changing the Arrow exhaust system to a twin Akrapovic system. I am very happy, low down torque is much better and sound is awesome !

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  10. OsteKuste

    OsteKuste Intergalactic Warlord
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    Finally got some decent weather to get a ride in. Took some pics of the last few things I’ve done with the bike. Motone tail tidy and big fin exhaust clamps. The pipes are British Customs. The pipes sound great, not too loud at all. I love how the combination of the tail tidy and the exhaust slim down the back of the bike. Looks good and makes cleaning/maintenance a breeze!

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  11. In my own world

    In my own world Well-Known Member

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    Rear tyre looks a bit square otherwise a very nice bike.
     
  12. In my own world

    In my own world Well-Known Member

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    Rear tyre looks a bit square otherwise a very nice bike.
     
  13. In my own world

    In my own world Well-Known Member

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    Took the Yamaha xjr 1200 out for a ride. Forgot how revy it feels to the Tiger. Also how loud it is to the whistling triple. But it's fast once you hit the powerband. It's like a plane taking off whilst kicking you in the backside.
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  14. Sprinter

    Sprinter Elite Member
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    #11314 Sprinter, Mar 17, 2019
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    Very nice bike. By the way, you are going to get in trouble for painting that wall:):).
     
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  15. Uncorrugated

    Uncorrugated Senior Member

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    I finally got to get out and play on my new toy today.
    Splendid - fiesty little bugger though!

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  16. Angus

    Angus Senior Member

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    Great picture mate ! What was your times like ?
     
  17. Uncorrugated

    Uncorrugated Senior Member

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    Once I learned how to keep the front wheel (mostly) on the ground I managed a best of 10.97 @ 126 mph into a headwind.
    I was hoping for a low 11, so to drop into the tens was a bonus. Had an 11.00 and an 11.05 too.
     
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  18. Angus

    Angus Senior Member

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    That’s quick for sure !
     
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  19. OsteKuste

    OsteKuste Intergalactic Warlord
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    Those Phantom rear tires seem a bit squared off when new. I rarely ride any roads where I’m not leaning at least a bit. Planning on getting rid of these tires for something a bit nicer. The front is already down past the wear indicators.
     
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  20. Sprinter

    Sprinter Elite Member
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    So I deleted that cos of my no.plate.
    Went to Forres to the bike cafe, Bikes in the room and Top Gear on the TV.
    They need to sweep the carpark IMG_20190318_145211849_HDR.jpg IMG_20190318_143753959_HDR_LI.jpg
     
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