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Old 10-01-2006, 05:57 AM   #61
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OH,yeah - and I agree; Triumph could use ANY of those definitions (e'en the architectural one) - or a combination of the three.



That said, I *am* starting to become partial to that gold colour. This may require a "Changing of The Guard" at my own personal Buckingham...........
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Old 10-01-2006, 06:52 AM   #62
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Whilst the Tiger and ST are looking mighty tasty, from a distance the pillions look to be a tad skimpy. Looking forward to sampling them shortly. I've finally learned over the years to not judge too quickly based on photos so here is to hoping that I'm wrong. I want the upcoming decision to be as complex as possible!



Hope the skinny pass. seats ain't the new trend...photos of the new BMW Nekkid Boxer seats look just like the Tiger with seat narrowing down to the rear. Such a move would be most un-beemer like. And since when do tasty lady backsides narrow to the rear anyway????



Someone mentioned Honda's currently unfathomably somnambulant line-up. Here is to hoping for a V-5 ST with an FJR eater engine. That should liven things up a tad. But I'm dreaming. Us Sport Touring (and SPORT touring and sport TOURING) guys are what - .003% of the market??)



Back to Triumphs - those Bonnies and Scramblers - do they hit the emotional target or what! There is a guy here in my palatial suburban development ( think "5, 4 and a door") with a new gen Bonnie with pipes. Staintunes, assuming I recall correctly. Rejetted with aftermarket fork springs, gaiters & shocks. Goodwood Green and Cream. Hearing him purr by is such a delight to the eyes and ears. And without the "wake the dead" of a straight piped HD or overloud sportbike "shredding metal" sounds. Did you MOrons know that Charly Perethian of Parabellum fame makes the delightful Scout fairing for the Bonnie? Color matched, too. Think lightly updated R90S fairing. What a great look!
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Old 10-01-2006, 07:19 AM   #63
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thanks, learned a word and how to spell it. Going to keep an out for some pendentives too. Pendentive?
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Old 10-01-2006, 11:18 AM   #64
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Pendentive [pen-den-tiv] –noun: Architecture



1. Any of several spandrels, in the form of spherical triangles, forming a transition between the circular plan of a dome and the polygonal plan of the supporting masonry.



2. Any of several masonry devices, as squinches or trompes, for forming a transition between a circular or polygonal construction, as a dome or lantern, and supporting masonry of a different plan.



–adjective

3. Functioning as, or substituting for, a pendentive: pendentive corbeling.



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Old 10-02-2006, 10:32 AM   #65
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I guess you know the old saying about boats. The two happiest days in your life will be the day you buy it, and the day you sell it. I had a Ford like that once...
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Old 10-02-2006, 10:34 AM   #66
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I don't think there's any talking to dyno chart types. Unless you're on a track, or riding something with less than 100 hp, it's pretty much meaningless on the road. That's what gears are for.
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Old 10-02-2006, 10:39 AM   #67
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Man, you got waay too much time on your hands.
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Old 10-02-2006, 12:58 PM   #68
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Nah, this is simple and easy. Takes only moments.



Beats staring at a wall during my lunch, or when I take a break.
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