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Triumph Motorcycle

2010 Triumph Thunderbird

I like the looks of the new T-Bird and will take one for a spin before I make a definate yea or nea statement about it. I'm gonna be in the market for a touring type scoot in a few years and Triumph is the brand for me. I do like the Rocket models and I'd like to test ride a Sprint and see how comfortable it would be for long stints in the saddle. I can already tell you though that the 'Bird's styling is easy on my eye and that the Trumpet's twin is unique from the VTwin that Everyone else has powering their cruisers. "Hardly" should put the V-Rod engine in an Road King if they want to really stand apart from their Jap counterparts. It's really sad that the Big Twin rides of theirs only make about 60 or so HP even with all that displacement. Triumph is a high quality company that builds unique high quality rides for everyday kinds of people. In other words, they won't break the bank like HD can. They've a model for every budget that is rich in quality and heritage.  (Dec 15, 2008 | post #7)

Triumph Bonneville

Motorcycle Review The 2008 Triumph Bonneville Black

My '09 Bonneville Black is a pure joy to own, I ordered the centerstand and installed it myself in about 15 minutes. To me, a centerstand is absolutely necessary for easing chain maintenance and for parking on asphalt parking lots in the South Carolina summertime. If you've ever walked out and found your sidestand sunk into the asphalt surface about an inch before tip over, you'll never want to be without it again. Of course, I use the stock sized tires as they seem to get the job done no matter what the lean angle I take. I don't ride my bike like it's a CBR but have scraped the peg feelers on more than one occasion.  (Dec 15, 2008 | post #7)

Triumph Bonneville

Weird chirping noise

My 865 had a chirpping noise at idle but has gone away after I changed the oil with AMSOIL 10-40. Absolutely smoothed out all noises and tranny is shifting smooth and crisp. I will continue to use AMSOIL products and will change over to all fluids as they require service. Give it a try and see the difference for yourself.  (Dec 15, 2008 | post #5)

Triumph Bonneville

airbox removal

In the latest issue of Cycle World Peter Egan wrote about his purchase of an 08 carburated T100 and told about his removal of the airbox and what he used for aircleaners. I believe it might be of interest to you.  (Dec 15, 2008 | post #2)