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Old 01-07-2005, 10:24 AM   #12
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Why spoil a good argument with facts?
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Old 01-07-2005, 11:07 AM   #13
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I bought the green one in 2002 when they were expensive. It is a great bike. The snorkel covers can be removed. What you can do is roll some insulation foam around the inner black snorkel tube and stuff it into the frame hole. The insulation holds the snorkel in place nicely. I also cut the nub off the front of the snorkel and taped the hole. It's not too bad looking - better than I describe. I also fabricated footpeg perches to lower the pegs about 1.5 inches, which are more comfortable. My right foot rests on the pipe, but I'll insulate it. You can do these kinds of dodges with this machine without it looking out of character.



I don't know that this 680 triple is, but here is what I would hope they build.

Wet weight - 420lbs (absolutely no more than that!)

Chassis like the Speed 4 (single-sided swingarm please).

50 ft/lbs of torque, 90 hp, 70mph at 4600rpm, No vibration!

Priced at less than $8000.
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Old 01-07-2005, 11:13 AM   #14
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Before the Holidays I checked in on our Sacramento dealer and he said he had 8 Rocket III's, the first one a black one. Seven of them sold, but he still had the black one on his floor.



So, I guess they sell well except for the black ones?
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Old 01-07-2005, 11:57 AM   #15
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Default EBITDA - not EBITA

Earnings before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, and Amortization...



The depreciation part's important, especially when financing (i.e. leasing) equipment for the new facility after that huge fire. The recapitalization of that factory has a huge impact on EBITDA numbers...
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Old 01-07-2005, 12:25 PM   #16
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Maybe so. A guy around the corner from me has a red one. And the only other two I've seen on the road were red, too.



I smell a discount...
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Old 01-07-2005, 12:39 PM   #17
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Default Re: Riiiight.

In other words...Nobody knows nothin about nothin (And, it's obvious that some know less about diction).



Sure glad I never took accounting. If I had to deal with insanity, in black & white, I know, I lose IT.
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Old 01-07-2005, 12:46 PM   #18
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That sounds ideal.



Do you use your Speed Four for the streets mainly (i.e. any track days on it?)? I'm thinking of picking up an '03 new and can probably get it for...well you know the discounts they are offering. It's the tangerine color. I'd like black but that can't be found, only the mini oranges.



Sounds like you like it. How is it on the streets? How's the clutch okay, dose it have enough torque (we always want more so enough is relative). Can you do wheelies without popping the clutch?



I think the styling kicks butt and I like the snorkels! Everyone on triumphrat.net seems to love their Speed Fours.
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Old 01-07-2005, 01:02 PM   #19
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Default Wait! Let me adjust this thing first...testing...1 2 3

I smell a conspiracy. Somebody in the Big 4 heard that, maybe, possibly, could be that Triumph might, or might not, bring out a 680 Triple (panic in the streets of Japan, bedlam, pandemonium, "Rook! Izz Gozziirrra," yadda, yadda, yadda). So, they planted the story to sabotage Triumph.



God, donÂ’t you people know anything?



All I can say is, you guys better start listening to you cats. Because, when the mustard runs-out, and thereÂ’s nothing to eat but hot dogs, youÂ’re all gonna be sorry.

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Old 01-07-2005, 01:27 PM   #20
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Default Thanks a Hellava lot...

If Triumph brings out the bike you describe, everybone will be happy, but me.



After 5 bikes in 2 years, I set a three-year moratorium on bike purchases, of which thereÂ’re thirty months left.



My only hope is, the nearest Triumph dealer is 65 miles away.



However, it will probably take a large jolt of Thorazine, and maybe a straight jacket, to stop me (see headline for Tag).

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