This post is a copy and paseted update of the 20,000
mile post. I will put in red the word for word copy and paste...
Yup, the Tiger Turned
24000 miles today
. The miles today were in the rain an soley to get the 26 miles needed to say I have 24,000 miles.
On the way home, I was smiling and thinking about the life of this bike
(an how appropriate the ride in the rain was).
I came up with this...
Bought in late April of 06.
two week later I high sided my RC51 at VIR and broke my collar bone; the bike sat for 6 weeks untouched.
June, I start riding motorcycles again. Still in pain (for those that saw the x-rays, you know why), I continued riding the bike.
Added accessories... (over time I got...)
After a few more miles, i am putting the accessories in order that I think they were worthy... I will leave my original comments in () to show how my opinion may have changed.
1) Heated grips (best mod)
2) Givi Top Case (second best mod)
3) Center Stand (third best mod)
4) Gel seat
5) Throttle Meister (fourth best mod)
6) higher windshield
In the grand scheme of things, my opinion has not changed much.
The bike has been through 1 hurricane, 2 thunder storms that have killed several people, and several 105+ degree 100 mile+ trips. Never an issue with weather, this is the bike I would choose if i need to go back into foul weather
The bike has been stuck in the mud, dropped on a dirt road (new paint job), taken two trips to Tampa from Virginia Beach and two trips to Atlanta. Countless trips to Raleigh and several more to Burlington NC.
The bike is now on its...
third front tire
fourth rear tire
second chain (original sprockets still look new)
still looks good. Going to go up one in the front with the next chain change.
4th oil change (mobil 1 synthetic)
Time for the next change
second cush drive bearing
The 500 mile and 12000 mile service were done at the shop.
The 24,000 mile will also be done at the shop. I know I can do it myself, but lately time is a problem and since it is still under warranty, might as well let it be treated by the shop, just in case all these threads about Triumphs be unreliable is true...
I would buy this bike again and again. This is the only bike I have owned I truly say this about.
This bike has held up far better than any of my 4 hondas and my Suzuki.
At the price I see some of these used, pick one up. You will be amazed!