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post #1 of 45 Old 03-27-2008, 03:37 AM Thread Starter
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Time to trade?

Last night my tax maven called and gave me the news.
Told me she dare not risk claiming anything more lest I face prison time.
I'm way too cute for prison.

So I hit the internet to do a little wandering and found this.



Leaned over to the wife and said...

me - hey babe, look at this. What do you think?
she - I don't like those exhaust pipes.
me - why? they have shields, nobody is going to get burned.
she - mmmmm, I don't believe that. Look at them.
me - listen, trust me. they wouldn't do them like that if you couldn't ride it without getting burned.
she - is that the only pipes you can get?
me - no, but I like those pipes.
she - well it doesn't matter because you're not buying it anyway.

Maybe it's time to trade my wife in?

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lol...

I am pretty sure the Scrambler will not cook you breakfast.

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you wouldn't trade her for anything!!!!

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Sure, go ahead and trade her in.
When she gets done with you, you'll be commuting by bicycle.
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Sure, go ahead and trade her in.
When she gets done with you, you'll be commuting by bicycle.
Might even be talking in a higher octave or two.

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I dig it.











The bike, not the trade.

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lol...

I am pretty sure the Scrambler will not cook you breakfast.
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you wouldn't trade her for anything!!!!
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Sure, go ahead and trade her in.
When she gets done with you, you'll be commuting by bicycle.
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Might even be talking in a higher octave or two.
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I dig it.

The bike, not the trade.

Come on gents, and m'lady...
My aptitude for indifference is usually underestimated only once.

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Come on gents, and m'lady...
My aptitude for indifference is usually underestimated only once.

I still have trouble "getting" your sense of humor.

I think it all depends on how much coffee you have had before you write.
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That bike is Beautiful in person, saw a couple in Rossmeyers shop in Ormond Bch. he's got all that stuff.........it IS a Euro Trash Bike though and probably not as dependable as your woman.........

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I still have trouble "getting" your sense of humor.

I think it all depends on how much coffee you have had before you write.

only one cup so far, but it was a strong cup.

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I fully see your point. If your SO can't appreciate the elegance of that ride, you certainly have the wrong one. Sorry you didn't give her this quiz earlier when the trade-in was less expensive. Life is too short, so it's better late than never to find your motorcycle appreciating Mate.

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I've traded once ... hmmm, there are always goods and bads to every trade. Maybe it should be called a "trade-off"?

It's better to have loved and lost than live with the psycho for life!
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She's let you have a beemer in the past. Maybe that's a track record you can roll with. You can't possibly get through the whole summer with just a dirtbike and a klr, can you?

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Those bikke look good and from what Im told , pretty reliable - Yep, either that or a Thruxton -

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Shoot trade her in?? HA! You've been through more bikes than most college guys go thru girls in the last two years and she's still with ya and says na to that one (which I've seen and like too) pass the bike over and send her some flowers and you'll be driving a new different bike next week..

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I'm with the Wifey on this one, those pipes were nice and cool back when my dad had the CL360 Scrambler... not so much anymore!

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That retro Triumph must make a fantastic 2up touring bike for many reasons!

)Rare flat bench seat, lowers passenger CG and light for panic braking and better handling
)Lower passenger position allows windscreen options
)Ample passenger leg room with pipe straddle design
)Easy to toss on saddle bags

I sat on it before getting the 9r, but couldn't get past the sticker shock...

TRADE!

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forgot! have you seen the one with the flag design on it, very bad azz imo

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I too was/am tempted by this siren of a bike. She is beautiful!

Buy it and hide it in the garage. Just park it behind the KLR.

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This bike also has a bunch of sweet accessory guards available from the head light to the engine that are functional and appealing to the eye.

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Now I remember it only has a single front disk...not for 2up in the mountains, but in a flatter place... Hold me back! TRADE!

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funny on the wife ok'ing a bike thing... was at my buddy's last night shooting the **** with him and his wife, talking about Ducatis. she says, and i quote, "that yellow one made me we... uh... hot!" now THAT's a woman that would support your habit!

I'd sell my soul for a trackday and some tires...
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The General Manager of my tavern venture has a Scrambler, loves it! I've not ridden it yet, sat on it, felt heavy compared to the 919. Very retro cool though, Steve McQueen all the way.

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Didnt Triumph even make a Steve McQueen rep of this bike ? Complete with cool round number plates ?

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Post pics of the Mrs. so we can judge them side by side!

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Post pics of the Mrs. so we can judge them side by side!
she doesn't show up on film or in mirrors. it's odd.

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Hey Kev, I say buy it and I'll grab the '76 Bonnie, throw on some dual sport tires and we'll tour the U.S.!




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Sounds like a plan. If I buy it I'll have all kinds of free time.

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she doesn't show up on film or in mirrors. it's odd.




Danke, I love that green one!!!

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Sounds like a plan. If I buy it I'll have all kinds of free time.

You can stay in the Tiki room as long as you need, just gotta put up with BJ the killer bird and Big T the man eating tortoise.




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7395.00
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too much for a little retro bike you'd be tired of in 2 months

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it's not for backroad carving, not for dualsporting, not for trackdays, not for highway commuting. What's it for? It's for 50+ yr olds to get out on a Sunday afternoon and relive their youth. Too much money for so little usage. I can do the same type of Sunday afternoon riding on my vintage BSA which cost much less and will make money on when I sell.

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it's not for backroad carving, not for dualsporting, not for trackdays, not for highway commuting. What's it for? It's for 50+ yr olds to get out on a Sunday afternoon and relive their youth. Too much money for so little usage. I can do the same type of Sunday afternoon riding on my vintage BSA which cost much less and will make money on when I sell.

I don't know bud, many many miles of fun can be had on a retro styled bike. You should know that with your actual retro's! Hell my '76 may be mechanically (I hope nothing electrical shorts or developes a major leak while riding) challanged but it is amazingly comfortable/agile for an old bike and I'm sure the new ones would be 10 times better.




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I only consider it because with each passing day a sportbike loses more ground imo of what makes motorcycling fun. For the foreseeable future (other than a possible dedicated trackbike) I see no need and have no desire for a CBR, GSXR, R anything. It's very liberating to open my eyes to everything else that makes riding fun.

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I don't know bud, many many miles of fun can be had on a retro styled bike. You should know that with your actual retro's! Hell my '76 may be mechanically (I hope nothing electrical shorts or developes a major leak while riding) challanged but it is amazingly comfortable/agile for an old bike and I'm sure the new ones would be 10 times better.
i've been threatening to sell the beezer for 4 yrs now and change my mind every time i take it for another ride.
i guess the cheapskate in me just doesn't want to have $7000 wrapped up in that class of bike.

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it's not for backroad carving, not for dualsporting, not for trackdays, not for highway commuting. What's it for? It's for 50+ yr olds to get out on a Sunday afternoon and relive their youth. Too much money for so little usage. I can do the same type of Sunday afternoon riding on my vintage BSA which cost much less and will make money on when I sell.
That there sounds like my life of motorcycles!!!!

It's better to have loved and lost than live with the psycho for life!
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life is too short. even if your schedule is crazy & you cannot ride as much as you like (me) you've got to prioritize at least a little bit of time. a track day here, a shindig there, etc. otherwise, what's the friggin point?

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