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Bought a Thruxton today

Discussion in 'Moto Club' started by WellArmedSheep, May 27, 2006.

  1. WellArmedSheep

    WellArmedSheep NRA Member

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    You might have seen the other thread I started asking for opinions on a modded Bonnie. Well, I decided to bite the bullet and go for the gusto with the Thruxton. After riding one a while back I was in love, even though it wasn't quite as comfy as the Bonnie standard.

    Now check out this deal:
    leftover 2005 BRAND NEW Caspian Blue/Silver Thruxton with the Triumph accessory exhaust ($475 on Triumph site) for $7607.39 OTD! The base "Bonnie Black" demo model with 1000 miles on it was gonna be $7405 OTD. I think I did pretty good...and I'm very excited that my payments are gonna be about half of what I was paying for my HD road king I'm selling on Tuesday.

    I pick it up on Tuesday afternoon...since I got there at about 4:00 not intending to buy anything...they're gonna put the pipes on first thing that morning as I'm selling my HD. It's kinda neat that there will only be about 4 hours of down time (without a bike) between bikes.:rollsmiley: :rollsmiley: :rollsmiley: :) :) :)
     
  2. NMGlocker

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    The Triumphs are cool "retro" bikes.
    Good choice.
    I'm in love with the new 675 Daytona and the Speed Triple.
    Great bikes with character.
     

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    Congratulations! The Thruxton is tres retro chic and fun as hell to ride.
     
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    The Thruxton is a very cool bike--congrats!! It reminds me of an old Kawasaki cafe racer I used to have..just sweet.
     
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  6. WellArmedSheep

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    Here's the writeup on the Triumph site:
    http://www.triumph.co.uk/usa/3351.aspx

    I'll get pics of mine up ASAP. Pick it up TOMORROW!
     
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    One Ragged Hole Dis ain't funny

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    In my opinion (as worthless as it is), the rear fender looks like a helmet is strapped to it. A BIG helmet. That said, Triumph's are Old World Cool. Enjoy your new ride.:cool:
    O-R-H
     
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  9. WellArmedSheep

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    Well, after riding it for a couple of days I called the dealership and asked how much I would lose if I traded it for a standard Bonnie. I hate to say it, but I guess I'm not as young as I once was...the riding position has done a number on my elbow that was injured in a motorcycle accident a few years ago. I'm still waiting for the call back from the dealership.
     
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    Oh I see. Riding takes priority over taking pictures. Good luck with the trade, I know the Thruxton is just a little too "torture rack" for me. But it is still sexy.
     
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    is it TOO sport- are you really putting weight on wrists or is the problem something else- how is the seat for comfort? Would you go distances with the bike? I'm going nuts trying to figure out what's right for me (newbie rider) just want to learn from your mistake! (Hope you don't mind- I appreciate your honesty about the trade!!)
     
  12. WellArmedSheep

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    After spending some more time on the Thruxton I've decided to keep it. I did close to 200 miles on it this past Sunday and I didn't feel as bad afterwards as I first thought I would. I had some louder pipes put on it today and I don't feel as if I'm riding a sewing machine anymore. I'm growing more and more fond of it every day, and can't get over how durn sexy this motorcycle is. I'll get some pics up soon...right now I'm spending most of my free time riding it.
     
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    I'm glad that you kept the Thruxton. And if anything, I'm sure that Helibar or Gen-Mar would probably make a bar riser for this bike, if you still think that you need to raise the seating position up a bit.
     
  14. WellArmedSheep

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    Yeah, I've looked at the Helibars but I don't much care for the look. I found a set that replaces the top triple clamp and has a set of risers built in for a regular tubular handlebar that I'll probably end up getting. Actually, there's a couple of companies that make them, British Customs and NewBonneville.com both have similar versions.
     
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    I wished I had replied earlier and warned you about the Thruxton's 'boy racer' riding position. It's the one redeeming quality I can find in the bike, but it's not everyones cup of tea. The riding position is as aggressive as a sportbikes.
     
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    Very seriously considering a new '06 Speed Triple. Any ideas? Thanks.
     
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    You could do a lot worse. Very good price for performance. Brakes are still slightly weaker than the engine's oomph but manageable. High center of gravity (good or bad depending on your riding style). A hellacious naked bike.
     
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    uhmmmmmm when we gonna see some pics?????????????????????
     
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    OH YEAH! I've been riding so much I had forgotten all about that. I heading to Deal's Gap/ Gatlinburg next weekend with a group of about 12 of my closest riding buddies...I can't wait to wring her out on the Dragon.

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