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Old 07-22-2005, 10:15 AM   #11
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I ride an '02 Trophy 1200, I'm planning on a new Bonneville real soon.
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Old 07-22-2005, 10:20 AM   #12
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My KZ didn't hold up this well, I'd went through all new cables and a head gasket by the time it hit 20k.



A bike like the 250 Trophy single would be a kick in the ass for logging roads and the like, there's a lot of talk about them on different Triumph sites. I learned to ride on a '66 "Mountain" Cub. I know where there's a runner for sale for around $3k...........
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Old 07-22-2005, 10:22 AM   #13
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I though it was Honda...oh, my mistake, they own Harley.
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Old 07-22-2005, 10:25 AM   #14
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...and wasn't there a news story out a few weeks ago about Triumph looking to make its middleweight bikes based on an 680cc triple. That would be the *****. A baby Speed Triple in limey green please.
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Old 07-22-2005, 10:28 AM   #15
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Now if only they can address the tank seems and fake air intakes on their cruisers
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Old 07-22-2005, 10:35 AM   #16
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That'd be cool. Good luck on parts. 3k's a little steep.



A new Turnip single? Dohc. 4 valves. Kind of a cross between a Honda/KTM? They should use polished metal with a black stripe for the gas tank.



I had a Cub. 200cc's of fear. Used it as a messenger bike. I did no absolutley no maintenence to it, and one time all the spokes loosened up so bad, it was like impossible to control. Lucky for me it got stolen.



The original Trophy 250 was anything but. 300 lbs and about 11 hp. The engine design was the farther of the Victor series. A dubious distinction indeed. You needed a 50 tooth sprocket on the back to trail ride one of the beasts, dropping the top end down to around 35-40. I had one of those too.



Funny, at lunch my KZ's clutch cable broke. Down to 2 strands. Good thing it's mostly freeway home.



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Old 07-22-2005, 10:47 AM   #17
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The Rocket III is a in line triple



This only 4s in the linup are the 650 daytona and the speed 4
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Old 07-22-2005, 10:55 AM   #18
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This is good news for Harley Davidson. The success of Triumph means you can create a new motorcycle company and compete more or less head-to-head with the Japs. HD will need to replace or highly modify their line-up of motorcycles for generations younger than mine if they want to continue to hold their current market share. They have all the means to do it.
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Old 07-22-2005, 11:10 AM   #19
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Good for Triumph. It's nice to have an alternative. My 96 Speed Triple was a fun bike. Lately the Rocket 3 looks really good to me, especially after seeing the turbo one in the latest motorcyclist....(i think, or was it cycle world?)
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Old 07-22-2005, 02:49 PM   #20
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Ahhhhhhhh whata you know anyway????
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