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Old 05-13-2009, 06:50 AM   #11
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Triumph did this one right. I really dig it, but then I get visions of Sarnali on it with his pink-polka dot Roadcrafter on and I suddenly feel the need to upchuck. Still dig this Thruxton though.

Hush up or I'll wear a thong and cowboy boots next time......
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Old 05-13-2009, 06:53 AM   #12
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Tube tires are a pain in the butt, I filled my Triumph's both the T100 and the Thrux tubes with Slime but I still never trusted them.

I can live with kickstarters and points if I have to but I hate innertubes, they'll leave you stranded everytime or you'll spend a couple of hours on the side of the road trying to patch the SOB. Usually you wind up hitchhiking home to get the truck and come back and get the bike
BMW had spoked wheels designed for tubeless tires. No reason that Triumph can't.

Tubed tries are a deal breaker for me. I ain't gonna buy a bike that has 'em unless there's no option at all. DP's still have 'em so I'm screwed there, but at least I can change those on the roadside fairly easily.
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Old 05-13-2009, 07:01 AM   #13
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Buzglyd digs the bicycle wheels. He can put baseball cards in the spokes.

If I was buying it, I'd tell the dealer to swap 'em out for the casties on the standard Bonneville. I'd keep the stockers for my Huffy.

Ken, how would you compare the Thruxton to the GT1000 on a thrill-per-dollar basis? I think the Duc is about $12,000 compared to the Triumph's $8600. That's a pretty big difference. Is the Duc 50% better?
I dunno, the money part is so subjective depending on your circumstance. If you financed, you'd be looking at about $170/mo versus $240/mo. For me, adding in the cache of the Duc and the performance is worth the extra. And the Thruxton with Arrow exhaust is never going to give up the music of the Ducati with Termignoni pipes.
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Old 05-13-2009, 07:05 AM   #14
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Buzglyd digs the bicycle wheels. He can put baseball cards in the spokes.

If I was buying it, I'd tell the dealer to swap 'em out for the casties on the standard Bonneville. I'd keep the stockers for my Huffy.

Ken, how would you compare the Thruxton to the GT1000 on a thrill-per-dollar basis? I think the Duc is about $12,000 compared to the Triumph's $8600. That's a pretty big difference. Is the Duc 50% better?
I don't know where you're getting 12 grand for the Duc. I paid $9400 for mine brand spankin' new. For $800 more, the Duc will hose the Triumph.
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Old 05-13-2009, 07:09 AM   #15
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Here we go. You guys aren't starting the old price/performance argument again, are you?
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Old 05-13-2009, 07:10 AM   #16
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I don't know where you're getting 12 grand for the Duc. I paid $9400 for mine brand spankin' new. For $800 more, the Duc will hose the Triumph.
He's in Florida. 'Nuff said.
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Old 05-13-2009, 07:16 AM   #17
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He's in Florida. 'Nuff said.
He got the Too Much to List! Divorce Forces Sale! Model?
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How come Pete gets to say pet**** and we don't?
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Old 05-13-2009, 07:24 AM   #19
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How come Pete gets to say pet**** and we don't?
Maybe he's got one?
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Old 05-13-2009, 07:59 AM   #20
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Nice looking bike, and the raised bars have got to help. I rode the '08 model for a couple of miles, and I was glad to get off of it.

The 'cafe'' thing has never done anything for me.

Now the Street Triple...

Hooo-wee! Get that bad boy with an Arrow exhaust on it up to 12K with a handful of throttle, and your wallet starts to overheat. I think it's the driver's license igniting.

But then, it's a tiny, high-strung bike. Completely unacceptable among the sophisticated members of this august forum.
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