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Old 09-06-2006, 08:07 PM   #1
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Tell us about your experiences with "shoddily" made new Triumphs.
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Old 09-07-2006, 12:47 AM   #2
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Sorry to hear u had a bad experience with "new triumphs". Me personally - other than a broken wire to a cut-out switch mines been fault free after 110,000 km. Changed original chains&spks at 78,000 km and still going strong. I've owned R1100rt, ST2 plus others and for me my '01 sprint beats them all. Mined u when I wear this one out, Ill seriously consider a moto guzzi - may be the Norge 1200.



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Old 09-07-2006, 01:17 AM   #3
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I'm also a bit curious to find out what problems you had with which Triumph. I've put almost 10k miles on a combo of a 00 RS, 01 RS and 05 ST. Obviously not all experiences are alike, but I've done nothing but enjoy my 3 Sprints.



What did you replace with the Guzzi? I'm not sure what to catagorize it as. Cruiser? Standard? Either way, it is a nice looking bike. I've always wondered if Guzzi's pose a heat annoyance since the heads are sticking out there a bit closer to your legs.



Anyway, good luck with the bike. Even if it isn't a Triumph, I'm glad you found something unique that you enjoy. Thats what its all about in the end anyway.
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Old 09-07-2006, 01:50 AM   #4
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I always liked the Griso. I could see one in my garage someday. Glad to hear you like it.
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Old 09-07-2006, 03:13 AM   #5
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Marty,



I am keen to hear more ... I just completed Centopassi (www.centopassi.com) and one gof the Italian Curvee & Tornatti guys had a Griso and it looked great ... handled the mountain hairpins with aplomb as well ... left a few Multistrada's in it's wake .... What is it like 2 up ?
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Old 09-07-2006, 05:04 AM   #6
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Default shoddy triumphs?

add me to the list of those who don't understand your knock of triumphs. i have had zero problems with my '95 sprint. just many happy, trouble-free miles.



do you know which end of the spanner goes where?
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Old 09-07-2006, 05:14 AM   #7
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Feel good while you can. I work at Atlanta Triumph Ducati Moto Guzzi. You will without doubt run into problems when it comes to servicing your bike. When Piaggio bought MG and Aprilia they moved the USA HQ for these two companies to NY where Piaggio is based. Since that time parts have been a mightmare. As our Sales Mgr says "Why buy a Guzzi when you could simply take your d*ck out lay it on a table and hit it with a hammer." We've got Guzzis down in the shop that have been there for as long a 9 months waiting on parts. One of my insurance customers had his Cali sitting there since Nov 05 waiting on transmission parts that were part of a recall. I love the bikes but hate the fact that the factory support has gone to sh*t since the move out of GA.
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Old 09-07-2006, 06:41 AM   #8
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Old 09-07-2006, 08:06 AM   #9
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Eff employers! Who needs them?
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People who aren't independantly wealthy?
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