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post #1 of 39 Old 06-02-2010, 11:14 AM Thread Starter
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Bought a Cruiser

At least it's a cool one, 2007 Triumph Bonneville America. Spur of the moment purchase, found it on Craigslist yesterday morning, bought it last night. Virtually new, only 846 miles, owner needed out of his loan and sold it for his payoff of $5000.

I think Gin and I will share this bike, she wanted a bigger cruiser to ride with her girlfriends on their Harleys and VTX's, I love it though and have always secretly wanted a Triumph cruiser. I rode it home through town, impressed with the power and handling, will start messing with it this weekend and post up more detailed impressions.

Only pic I have so far is in the previous owner's driveway, Gin looks pretty serious, she was convincing his darling little girl that daddy's bike was going to a good home.


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post #2 of 39 Old 06-02-2010, 12:09 PM
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my buddy just got one just like that, i think his is the speedmaster though. looks identical. he loves it so far. good luck with your new bike

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Hmmm....... Where did you get the inspiration for that!!!!

You know I approve

Enjoy it..... the more I ride my Speedy, the more I love it.

My favorite bike so far in my short riding career...

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Oh.... 2 best website for mods/accessories

New Triumph Bonneville America and Speedmaster Parts and Accessories

Fast eddy Sports

....and the dedicated forum

BonnevilleAmerica.com - A gathering place for Triumph motorcycle riders

and one last website

BellaCorse.com

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A nice alternative to the common v-twin.

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Rode with a guy on a Thunderbird. I'm not up on my parallel twins, but Triumph's 270 degree firing order sounds amazing. I'd take it over a V twin.

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Just think of it as a zero degree V-twin!

Clean bikes - sound good with a bit of a pipe on them as stock they are very quiet. A popular bike In New Zealand.

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Classic looking bike. Congrats.

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Good looking ride. How does the parallel sound compared to a v-twin? Don't think I've ever paid that much attention, but now I'm curious.

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Maybe this is a close comparison?

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Shit - ok, try this...

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Congrats! That's a sweet ride at a fire sale price!

Enjoy!

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Hmmm....... Where did you get the inspiration for that!!!!

You know I approve

Enjoy it..... the more I ride my Speedy, the more I love it.

My favorite bike so far in my short riding career...
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Thanks, your glowing reviews of your Speedy definitely made this decision easy. I just ordered some stuff from newspeedmaster, hadn't seen the fasteddysports, appreciate the links!

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Good looking ride. How does the parallel sound compared to a v-twin? Don't think I've ever paid that much attention, but now I'm curious.
The upright twin doesn't have the same loping thumping sound as a v-twin, it's much smoother and with the stock pipes very quiet. I expect there's a set of louder pipes coming in the near future.

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Congrats! That's a sweet ride at a fire sale price!

Enjoy!
Thanks Dream, you know I gotta keep some new blood in the garage or I get bored.

Now, who wants to buy a nice '02 Kawasaki Vulcan 500?

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Congrats, Scott.
I can't wait to hear Gin's review.
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Congrats, Scott.
I can't wait to hear Gin's review.
Thanks K! I've got a foot peg relocation kit on order that will move the pegs back about 4", will make it much more comfortable for her to ride. Should be better for me too I believe, I'm not used to that straight leg forward control cruiser style.

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Subject: Pipes

Great lower $$$ alternative....

Guys screen name and Ebay name is Chevy605

He buys stock pipes and cuts em/debaffles em, and sells them.

Triumph America Speedmaster Custom Off-Road Exhaust : eBay Motors (item 160421964117 end time Jun-07-10 18:45:54 PDT)

He even pays good money for your stock pipes..... $80 + shipping

I have the Short TOR's on mine, sound loud enough for me, but most go for louder types

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Subject: Pipes

Great lower $$$ alternative....

Guys screen name and Ebay name is Chevy605

He buys stock pipes and cuts em/debaffles em, and sells them.

Triumph America Speedmaster Custom Off-Road Exhaust : eBay Motors (item 160421964117 end time Jun-07-10 18:45:54 PDT)

He even pays good money for your stock pipes..... $80 + shipping

I have the Short TOR's on mine, sound loud enough for me, but most go for louder types


Great link, thanks Troy!!

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She's a beaut Scott! Congrats and miles of smiles for you and Gin




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All right. I fell for it. Watched the whole dang thing, too. Got off my lazy butt and looked up a clip myself, though. Bike does sound nice. Definitely a little different than the v-twin potato-potato-potato sound.

YouTube - Triumph America Speedmaster Bomber Exhaust

I like the idea of moving your pegs back. The forward control thing is one aspect of cruisers that contributed to my back pain after riding an hour or two on one. I might reconsider a cruiser if I could find one that didn't do that to me.

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Congrads on that new scoot! Keep your stock exhaust when you do an aftermarket set. I'm not a big fan of a loud upright twin...You and the wife might dig it though so its worth a try.

That'll work........
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Looking forward to spending tomorrow morning detailing the new Triumph and getting to know it a little better. Hopefully will be able to ride some on Sunday!

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Welllllll.....it's not an M109-R, but *sigh* I guess it'll do.

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Welllllll.....it's not an M109-R, but *sigh* I guess it'll do.

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Yeah, had a buddy with an M109R, that thing was giant! IMHO the Triumph cruisers are the coolest ones out there, stand out among the throngs of Harleys and metric cruisers.

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I prefer Bub's pipes. They have a very low rumble! I am jealous!



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Shined it up and took it for a ride today, has an expired plate and I don't have a title yet so I kept it close to home. Cool machine, looking forward to putting some miles on it!






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She is a beauty!!!!

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Nice ride, brother. Real nice.

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This is a bonneville?

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Bonneville America. It's for sale, the ex couldn't keep it, so if anyone's interested....

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Bike looks great! I was wondering what to get after my 919 and I saw one of these - the more I read up on them the more interested I goy until I decided it will be my next bike, just need to find one. Being without a ride kind of sucks...

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Bike looks great! I was wondering what to get after my 919 and I saw one of these - the more I read up on them the more interested I goy until I decided it will be my next bike, just need to find one. Being without a ride kind of sucks...
It's for sale, let me know if you're interested and I'll get you a price and more info.

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It's for sale, let me know if you're interested and I'll get you a price and more info.
IT"S FOR SALE? Too bad i moved to California. If I was still in Ohio I'd be all over it. I've been looking for a cruiser for awhile now.

Good luck with the sale.

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What's your asking price? I must have missed the price post. Just curious.

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