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Old 12-09-2012, 11:25 AM   #41
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Told ya! So, which appeals more, the Thrux or the CB11?
They both offer something different while appealing to my inner self of what motorcycling is all about. Bottom line is I want both. While a lot of bikes tug at my motorcycle desire the Thruxton like the CB1100 go beyond that. Like the Ducati chicks they make me feel alive. Thank goodness.
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:39 PM   #42
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They both offer something different while appealing to my inner self of what motorcycling is all about. Bottom line is I want both. While a lot of bikes tug at my motorcycle desire the Thruxton like the CB1100 go beyond that. Like the Ducati chicks they make me feel alive. Thank goodness.
Better get one of each...
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:29 AM   #43
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Kenneth if you want upright comfy Triumph cool without the rear sets and low bars of the Thruxton then try out the Scrambler or T 100. Both would be fun though with the Scrambler you get the 270 stroke and not the 360, still with a nice fruity pipe on there they sound and run like poop through a goose. They'd look good next to the Mini as well, Image is of course everything..
That is a pretty nifty bike. And it looks lightweight and easy to handle, which, unfortunately, may be a big consideration for me. Won't know till January... It's really a UJM, except it's a UBM!

I do sorta have my heart set on the CB1100; I'm thinking of selling the Vee now and putting a deposit down on one. It's sitting the garage; I can't ride it for at least another month and a half, and I may need a couple grand in cash to cover my deductible if I have to get a new hip.
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:31 AM   #44
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I checked out this bike yesterday in Long Beach. The ergonomics are more than agreeable as well as the fit and finish. The green color fit the bike well. If I had the room I would have one.
Damn I wish my problem with getting new bikes was room to store them! I've got room for another 3 without even cramping the Mini...
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Damn I wish my problem with getting new bikes was room to store them! I've got room for another 3 without even cramping the Mini...
My wife insists on parking her car in the garage. Marriage is all about negotiation.
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Old 12-11-2012, 02:24 PM   #46
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My wife insists on parking her car in the garage. Marriage is all about negotiation.
A car in a garage? But it already has a roof!
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A car in a garage? But it already has a roof!
I know the correct answer to the question of how many motorcycles can you fit in your garage should be ..... one more. On ocassion I feel the need to grant my wife some sort of concession. Allowing her to park in the garage gives me the ability to buy whatever I want as long as I pay for it. The woman is a saint.
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I know the correct answer to the question of how many motorcycles can you fit in your garage should be ..... one more. On ocassion I feel the need to grant my wife some sort of concession. Allowing her to park in the garage gives me the ability to buy whatever I want as long as I pay for it. The woman is a saint.
Sounds like a reasonable trade-off. Might you and your wife be interested in facilitating discussions about the fiscal cliff...?
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Sounds like a reasonable trade-off. Might you and your wife be interested in facilitating discussions about the fiscal cliff...?
One of the secrets of achieving total motorcycle consciousness is knowing what activities to include the love of your life in and which ones to exclude her from. Facilitating any discussion with her as a participant would not be pretty and would border on outright dangerousness. Any discussion of the fiscal cliff would need to include the legitimate role of government. There is no compromise there for her. She packs heat and God only knows where things would end up. She likes the Honda more than the Thruxton. Like the Tar Baby I don't say nothing.
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She likes the Honda more than the Thruxton. Like the Tar Baby I don't say nothing.


The Pope has deemed such heathen thoughts as innocence, who are we to argue.
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