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    Triumph Motorcycles?

    Stopped by Fun Cycles in Lake Land,Florida this past weekend and fell in love with the Triumph Scrambler. As I know some of you here have or had the new style iron what do you think of them?

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    I have a 2013 Bonneville. I bought it in 2015 with 168 miles on it. It is a scrambler with 7/8 bars, normal exhaust, 7 inch headlight, and street tires. Bike is bulletproof with nickel-dime cost of ownership. I am not a fan of cruisers. Having a 30 inch inseam limits my choices on standards. The seat height is roughly 30 inches give or take. 865cc is a great displacement. What some people consider a con, I consider a pro.

    The core of the bike is nothing but miles of smiles. Much of the oem stuff is rubbish/garbage. You shocks are junk. Your seat is in need of greatdayforaride.com. (Call Spencer). Your mirrors are silly. Your taillight assembly is plastic junk. Your headlight is anemic. Get heated grips. Stiffen up the front forks. The faux carb tops are already rusted even if your bike is not built yet. Get a set of handlebar risers.

    A Bonneville/Scrambler is a great bike to the extent the aftermarket lets you build a stupendous bike. Worth every dime.

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    I have a Scrambler. I love it. I am a Trimph guy at heart. I have had a Bonneville, Thruxton, Street Triple R and a Tiger. Only one I kept and prob will always keep is my blue and white Scrambler. Any specific questions let me know.

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    I absolutely love them...but they are to heavy for me to handle....I actually considered buying one to just park it in my living room.....as a piece of art....

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    As the other commenters have said, you can't go wrong with a Triumph. I absolutely loved my '12 Bonneville and the 865cc parallel twin. I regret selling it but after a couple of close calls on it, I took a road riding hiatus. The TW200 got me back on the road...

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    I would be all over a current Scrambler like white on rice. And not really my style but I have to admit the new Rocket's are pretty bad*$$!
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    They also had a Thruxton TFC. I'd say one of the best looking bikes I've ever seen. I'm very glad I did not sit on it as the wife may have not liked the fact that our Jeep may have been the trade in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xracer View Post
    They also had a Thruxton TFC.
    I'd love to cross paths with one of those - stunning bike. I'm a sucker for most of the Triumph line-up.

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    Triumph, BSA or Norton. I loved all of them. I've had 4 Nortons and always wanted a Triumph. I really liked the yesteryear "Tiger" and "Trident". But, try and touch any one of those now, even in moderate condition, and it's BIG BUCKS!
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    When i was 15 I had a Honda S65 and my friend and riding partner had a Triumph 200 Mountain Cub. I loved that bike and dreamed of one day owning a bike that big! Our TW's are more or less a modern day interpretation of that bike.
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    Good looking bikes...even when broken down on the side of the road in middle of Nowhere, Nevada. (They are British after all). dead triumph 2.jpg

    This poor fellow's pride and joy blew up some 2700 miles into his move from Connecticut to Oregon. When calling him a tow truck I confused the operator when telling her i didn't know name of nearest cross street but it would be about 23 miles to the east at outskirts of the nearest town. dead triumph.jpg

    Of course I stopped to help...code of the west, and we motorcyclists are a superior breed after all.
    So maybe the Triumph isn't the best for those 3,500 mile commutes.
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