You Know You Own A Triumph When....

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  1. joe mc donald

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    Me it's just the name.
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  2. Big Sandy

    Big Sandy WOOF! WOOF!
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    You have a toolbox for your car, and a cabinet for your bike tools.

    You get tools for birthdays.

    You buy your grandson babygrows with the Triumph logo on.
     
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  3. Hubaxe

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    .. when you repent not listening carefully during English school class as you need to read the Haynes manual to have the bike working.
     
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  4. Don the Don

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    When the righteous triumph, there is great glory


    if its good enough for the big man :D
     
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  5. Gyp

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    To be fair, that's typically because the Triumph Outlet bombards you with offers for babygrows reduced from £85 to £3.50 with a further 40% off Black Friday deal and you know that even if your grandson is now 12 and is too big for them you can use them to clean the bike
     
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  6. Danimal

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    When you pay no attention to your engine ticking, thumping ,and rattling but get worried when it starts to run nice and quiet
     
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  7. Big Sandy

    Big Sandy WOOF! WOOF!
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    Or, when it stops rattling, you wonder what fell off.
     
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  8. ChasChas

    ChasChas Marxist Scum
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    You own an SIII. You're certifiable and I pay no heed to anything you say about machines.
     
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  9. MartyWilson

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    When you find yourself looking for extra tank badges to wear with pride as a belt buckle or to put up on your wall. Sorry but I have never wanted to wear or display any other tank badge from any other brand of bike the way I would with the Triumph one. The Triumph badges in 'gate' or 'grille' style are a design masterpiece and I actually find myself taking points off my score for any Triumph that doesn't bear a Grille or Eyebrow style badge.

    I am actually thinking of painting one of my brown leather jackets with
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    across the back like a Black Sabbath style cross in white outlined in gold. With gold and white sun rays coming out from it. I figure that will come in handy to show whose side I am on when the Apocalypse begins.
     
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  10. Hobnail

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    But for a witty thing to say.
    After riding the Triumph all the day.
    Ask me not for advice
    For I will give it thee twice

    Humble British steel
    For those of us who kneel
    Adjusting valves all night
    Maybe then it will light

    Accursed oil drops, stain the floor so dear.
    Just stopped the leak on top. Maybe it's from the rear?
    A bike that changes oil, while riding to the store
    Buy me an another quart, I need a little more.

    The sound of twin or triple, whatever suits you best
    Give the grip a twist and put it to the test.
    Meeting up with friends, there is always a knowing smile.
    I would rather ride my Triumph, than push it for a mile.
     
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  11. Big Sandy

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    It's okay. I own a SIII. I can't hear anything you say anyway. :rolleyes:
     
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  12. Dartplayer

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    When you are besotted by it every time you see or ride her.:heart_eyes:

    when you stop and grown men compliment “nice bike” :cool:

    when all your gear AND casual clothes have the logos on :joy:

    when you get defensive if anyone has a bad thing to say about the brand (even the 70s oil sieves) :sob:
     
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  13. ChasChas

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    Yep, your transfer box has a bit of a whine on it...

    I SAID YOUR TRANSFER BOX HAS A BIT....

    OI, SANDY....

    Oh, fergetit
     
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  14. joe mc donald

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    That is a great thing about The mark. Can't remember the times I stood outside my garage polishing my Bonnies when an old chap comes along and looks it over then says you had it from new had one almost identical back in the day o'h what year is it as I have private plates.
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  15. Big Sandy

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    Pardon?

    Actually I rebuilt the gearboxes.... Its the 2. 25d that's the sound production department....

    Pssst... I have to wear earplugs on the Sprint....:rolleyes:
     
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  16. ChasChas

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    At least *my* (was a longterm loan thing that the machinations of which i couldn't explain in five pages) was a 2 and a quarter petrol. So I could rejoice in the transfer box whine getting 18mpg down the M2 to Dover from Faversham.

    Like I've said elsewhere about Laverdas, I've much famililiarity and affection with the breed but never the lack of whatever it is that makes you buy the bastard things to own one ;)
     
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  17. Big Sandy

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    Sense? :rolleyes:

    I've spent the best part of my life around them... Well, under them might be more accurate. Injuries from chipping all 4 front teeth undoing a starter dog from underneath (big fork off spanner that slipped. You can't really eat them....) at about age 10, to removing a knuckle a year or two ago... Ep90 injections, head injuries (aha, that explains it).... Lost count.

    I'm married because the lass who lived across the road had a Landy, and at that time I didn't (plus she liked my bike :), and me! ) and it went from there. Been married for 30 years.

    I don't envision ever being without a Landy in the stable. We've had this one for 23 years... And if proof of insanity were required, there it is. :) A couple of other IIIs, and IIa's, but this one has stuck with us.

    I also don't see myself without a Triumph (not a car, obviously) either.

    You know you own a Triumph when.... You're obviously mad!
     
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  18. ChasChas

    ChasChas Marxist Scum
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    I'll buy you a drink any day of the week.


    Just one, mind
     
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  19. MartyWilson

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    Never owned a Landy, never wanted one although I know a few boys, ex-police and ex-RAF who are Landy nuts, now, if anyone has a Unimog that they don't want and need to give away for free I'll be all over it. That is one of the few four wheeled things I can really get on board with!
     
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  20. Rspete

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    When your sat on ebay looking at more reliable japanese bikes! :joy:
     
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