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Old 09-19-2003, 09:48 AM   #31
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they could put a little dry-ice container under the tank and seat so when you stopped a little wisp of "smoke" would come curling up, just like the old days.
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Old 09-19-2003, 09:49 AM   #32
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Default Re: Triumph Thruxton Cafe Racer

Uhhhhh, economic and demographic trends were a LOT different in the early 80's than today. IF the bike mkt crashes, I'd imagine it would be later rather than sooner and will have almost everything to do with not enough new, young riders...
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Old 09-19-2003, 09:51 AM   #33
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Any chance of making a point some time soon?



We all know HD's suck and it's only a matter of time before the motorcycling public wake up and immediately transport all their hogs to the local scrap yard, where they undoubtedly deserve to be.



In other news, I think the Thruxton is a great idea and looks beautiful, I'm predicting that Triumph (with all their new goodies) has a bonanza year.
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Old 09-19-2003, 09:59 AM   #34
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Default Re: Harley Schmarley

Wait a second, Vinnie, you used the "H" word, meaning yet another entry has been made into the Harley diatribe, that is this post.



Harleys rule man, they're kind of like...er...big Cushmans..



I wanted to talk about Nortons anyway...
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Old 09-19-2003, 10:08 AM   #35
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>But, hey, I don't expect any

>conservative (or fascist) to have

>any REAL compassion.



Good point. Look how mean they've always been to compassionate liberal socialist utopias like the Soviet Union, East Germany, Cuba...

Bastards.



>Seriously, the bust in the

>motorcycle actually IS comprable

>to the Great Depression if you

>have a large stake in the

>motorcycle industry like I (or the

>hundreds of thousands of honest,

>hard working people struggling for

>low pay in the motorcycle

>industry)do.



Yeah, it's exactly the same. Your only recourse will be to sell apples, because the nationwide 25% unemployment rate will make it impossible for you to find alternative employment outside of the motorcycle industry. Hitch up the Tin Lizzie, Ma, it's Californy or bust.



>Maybe Harley charges to-the-moon

>prices, but do you know what? They

>aren't really part of the

>motorcycle industry. They are

>their own thing, like snowmobiles

>or jetskis, so they don't really

>count.



A periodic slump in motorcycle sales is the equivalent of the greatest economic disaster of the 20th century, and Harleys don't count as part of the motorcycle industry. With this kind of clear-minded, rational economic analysis, you should throw your hat in the ring for the Democratic nomination.



And no, I'm not a Republican or a conservative, so save your undergraduate-level assumptions.



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Old 09-19-2003, 10:33 AM   #36
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Default Re: Triumph Thruxton Cafe Racer

Maybe the 2004 Thunderbird Sports will sell a little better. I have a TBS and like them alot, but the Halloween colors for 2003 looked, for lack of a better word, stupid, to me.. Of all the colors they have, why did they go with that combo????!
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Old 09-19-2003, 10:39 AM   #37
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Go to a novelty shop and buy fake puke, paint it a nice oily black and the bigger chunks silver like nuts and bolts to get the authentic look.

Place it under and viola' authentic replica.
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Old 09-19-2003, 10:51 AM   #38
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Ahh, the fabled Thruxton.



It's too bad Triumph couldn't come up with something that doesn't look like an accessorized CB350, with clip-ons and big goofy pipes (does Paul Dunstall = fishtails?)



I was enthused to say the least, that Triumph had designed a new cafe-type motorcycle.



But, after viewing some of the pictures, I've decided the boys at Hinkley must have picked up some designers from Jawa somewhere along the line.



That big lump of a motor has all the charm of a sunbeam toaster. I mean, look at it. It's like something Kawasaki would have foisted on the public in 1978.



Jeez, couldn't thay have done something with the motor, give it that "classic" Triumph look?



Wait a second, I was on an MZU site. Sorry.









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Old 09-19-2003, 11:06 AM   #39
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I broke 'em in nice and easy, buy you know that a rental anything has to stand up to, ham fisted oafs.



Just relaying what the owner of the shop said.



Personally, I liked both bikes, the Dynaglide seemed the best.



I broke-in BMW 850R's for the same place. Moturis would keep them for 40-45K, then off 'em.
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Old 09-19-2003, 11:32 AM   #40
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http://www.2wf.com/images/upload/THRUXTON_01.jpg



Here's a full size image.



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