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Old 05-02-2007, 07:17 AM   #31
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The scary thing about that period is that the Triumphs, bad as they were, were better than the other Brit marques. I pushed enough Nortons to know.
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Old 05-02-2007, 07:40 AM   #32
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Beat me to it, Whisky it is and Islay malts taste like wino p*ss. Good single malts are from the Highlands and Speyside. The further up river the better, with the lowland malts you get a taste of the sheep and cow pee, not to mention ol' Hamish's failing septic system that the river picks up on it's way to the sea.



If I ever bought another cruiser type bike it would be the Speedmaster, it's a great looking bike and decent handling and performance compared to the typical 800lb barge of that genre. After owning three new Hinkley Triumphs I 'll say they are some of the most fun and practical bikes out there, my T100 is always a blast to ride and I'd love to have a new ABS Sprint or Tiger.



Of course I want a Ural Patrol too so WTF do I know?
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Old 05-02-2007, 07:41 AM   #33
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Better whey your options carefully........
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Old 05-02-2007, 07:48 AM   #34
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All that was par for the course back then, Sporties and generator Shovels were no better, BMW's were still weird Harolds and except for Honda with it's CL305 the Japanese bikes were all small 2 strokes.



That's why the 70's were such a cool time for being into bikes, everything blew open with the CB750
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Old 05-02-2007, 08:25 AM   #35
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Gabe, I really enjoyed this article! The main story was well done, the sidebars were fun and fit well, and the photos were excellent. I've been really pleased to see Triumph making their comeback; when I was a kid my cousins in CA had a couple along with a BSA. Those were my first exposure to motorcycles, and it was a great experience.



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Old 05-02-2007, 08:26 AM   #36
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One shot and I'm good for the whole day.
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Old 05-02-2007, 08:29 AM   #37
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Speaking of Whey, I need to go make my protein drink.
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Old 05-02-2007, 08:31 AM   #38
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A standard, ONE headlighted, 675 would be just fine. You can put a belt on it too. I needs me comfort. And paint it too look like an old Triumph. Get is as far away from the land of rice and sake as you can.
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Old 05-02-2007, 09:09 AM   #39
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I'd rather have a T-Rex.
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Old 05-02-2007, 09:29 AM   #40
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Isn't that the Speed Four? Or did that have clip-ons?...oh, um, the one headlight thing? Might need to be an aftermarket add-on.



I thought I heard/read that something like that is coming back from Triumph.





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