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Old 05-27-2003, 11:31 AM   #51
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Default Re: Triumph Legend or Honda Magna?

What do you expect from people who are so partial to American Iron?
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Old 05-27-2003, 01:18 PM   #52
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I did work on it, you pompous and patronizing little ****.
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Old 05-27-2003, 02:01 PM   #53
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Oh, poop. I've been intimidated by AK wielding professionals. So spare me.

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Old 05-27-2003, 04:28 PM   #54
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Actually, they didn't typically blow second gear, the shifter forks usually ground down, or splayed from rapid shifting. The gear teeth would start to round off if the forks weren't replaced, and when second gear went, fifth would often be next, based on its position in the transmission. When this happened, you pulled the engine, split the case and put in aftermarket, undercut gears for less than $400, which would solve the problem of speed shifting as well.
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Old 05-27-2003, 04:42 PM   #55
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Default Don't let a chain scare you off

With today's modern, high quality chains, maintenance means spritzing lube on the chain once every 500 to miles or so, after a ride preferably...it takes less than 60 seconds. Sure, it's not maintenance free like a shaftie, but it doesn't rob as much horsepower, and you can change your final drive gearing for less than $30 whenever you want.
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Old 05-28-2003, 06:23 AM   #56
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Better late than never... My wife has a '99 Legend. So far, it's been bullet-proof. It has about 12K miles. She enjoys it. The 900 triple is a fine engine, first valve adjustment is at 6000, then ever 12000 miles. All I've done is basic maint. on it. So, based on that, I would recommend the Legend.
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Old 05-28-2003, 06:57 AM   #57
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"some dork"...? What the hell is that supposed to mean? All Triumph dealers are dorks? All Honda dealers are perfect? God Damn, that's a stupid statement. If you like Honda, fine. If you don't like Triumph, fine. But why make a stupid generalization like that? Triumphs are fine bikes. I've owned many since '94. NO problems. Seen plenty go 40, 50, 60K miles. Love the story a few years ago about the guy in London who put 250K on a Trident in about 30 months. Buy the Legend. You'll enjoy it!
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Old 06-02-2003, 06:10 PM   #58
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"dork"? Don't like the usuage? Then don't take it out of context--You DORK! Maybe I should have said "guy,person, gentleman, etc...".

Give me a break. I was telling him that in case he didn't like the only Triumph dealer in town -it wouldn't matter. He'd be stuck. Honda dealers abound so if he wasn't happy with one of those "dorks", he could go to another.

Stupid. Talk about THIN-SKINNED readers.....get your hanky now Mr.Jump-to-Attacker....Dork
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Old 06-02-2003, 06:15 PM   #59
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Triumph Daytona Fastest Bike around the world. 19,000 miles in 30 days. No break downs. Guinness book of world records 2000. Honda? Cup holders or ...?
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