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Old 05-13-2009, 04:07 PM   #31
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I like Triumphs, especially the Rocket 3, super comfy, and a blast to ride! BTW I'm BACK! Riding a new ride now (WeeStrom) and loving it.
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Old 05-14-2009, 01:07 AM   #32
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I like the spoke wheels too. Schizuki, you'll take the cast wheels, and I think Cuddy is a cast man too, probably some others, but I think they are so damn ugly. Other than a single spoke breaking and throwing shyt off, are there other benefits to the cast? Must be since lots of bikes don't have them. Help me here.
The cast aluminum wheels are significantly lighter than spoked wheels. Lighter is better.
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Old 05-14-2009, 06:09 AM   #33
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The cast aluminum wheels are significantly lighter than spoked wheels. Lighter is better.
Not to mention that spoke wheels tend to corrode and look like crap in a year or two; at least they do here in FL. Alloy wheels; painted, powdercoated, or polished, are much lower maintenance and can look good for decades with a minimum of care.
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Old 05-14-2009, 06:37 AM   #34
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Wow, those new Triumphs are so cool looking, and that motor, well what can you say, the boys from Hinkley have another winner.

?????

Matt, have they changed your meds?

Normally, you are not so fond of the non-Meriden Triumphs...

ESPECIALLY the 'Modern Classics'.
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Old 05-14-2009, 06:42 AM   #35
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Shame shame Pushrod! Cuddy is pulling your chain on that one!
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Old 05-14-2009, 07:54 AM   #36
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Wow, those new Triumphs are so cool looking, and that motor, well what can you say, the boys from Hinkley have another winner.

Butt-munch........
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Old 05-14-2009, 08:20 AM   #37
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LR,

Normally, I'd agree with you, but I was thinkin' maybe Ol' Cuddy had discovered a new combination of hootch, engine cleaner and some pharmaceutical that "skewed his thinkin'", if you know what I mean.

A slight hijack: Has anyone actually clapped eyeballs on a new Thunderbird 1600?
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"Has anyone actually clapped eyeballs on a new Thunderbird 1600?"

I saw on on the street in Daytona. Very average except they use a vertical twin instead of a vee.
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Old 05-14-2009, 09:03 AM   #39
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A slight hijack: Has anyone actually clapped eyeballs on a new Thunderbird 1600?
I'll be riding it in about 15 hours. It looks impressively clean in person. Triumph promises better handling than most cruisers. I'll let you know my impressions next week.
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Old 05-14-2009, 09:38 AM   #40
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Slime is your friend. Slime works great if you can keep the wheel spinning till it seals. Center stands come in handy for that.
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