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Offline Wscad

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New member saying hello.
« on: January 29, 2013, 10:28:29 PM »
Hi all.

I have a SE on order from A1 Moto in York. I pick it up in April for the "13" reg plate. It's in blue and I have added the touring screen, heated grips & seats, tank bag, & a few other bits & bobs.

My wife and I tour around Europe 3 or 4 weeks each year, a few days camping, a few days hotels. So the bike we require needs to munch a few miles when required, be comfortable and be able to carry a fair bit of luggage.

Our current bike is a BMW tourer and it has been, and still is a good touring bike. I never thought I would ever move from the BMW brand.

We had a test ride on the Triumph Explorer. I loved it. My wife thought it was a "hooligan" bike. That is, a bike with no "manners".  Fair comment perhaps.

After a test ride on a RT, we then had a go on a SE.

Later wife said "the SE is a better, more comfy ride than the RT".
I said "I think you're correct, but do we have enough dosh to buy it ?"

Wife said "Of course we have, here's 8 Grand to help.

To sum up:-

I love my wife and I'm glad we got married.

The SE gives you alot of bang for your dosh.

Wscad

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Re: New member saying hello.
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2013, 05:28:14 AM »
Its good to have the backing of the financial director. (wife)
Mine asked me last week "have you ordered the Trophy yet"?
I said no I have to sell my Thunderbird first and the blue shipment is not due until mid March.
She said thats okay order it if you want, but I am waiting to take 1 out for a day in mid Feb.

We do a few multi day rides and toured Canada & the US for 3 weeks last year on a Harley. I know I know but I didn't have much choice.
Look forward to hearing about your Europe trips as that is on our list also but not for awhile. My wife says the Thunderbird is comfy with the Corbin seat so we shall see what she thinks about the Trophy.

Simon
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Re: New member saying hello.
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2013, 06:15:50 PM »
*Originally Posted by Wscad [+]
We had a test ride on the Triumph Explorer. I loved it. My wife thought it was a "hooligan" bike. That is, a bike with no "manners".

 :745: (Explorer owner here!)


*Originally Posted by Wscad [+]
Later wife said "the SE is a better, more comfy ride than the RT".
I said "I think you're correct, but do we have enough dosh to buy it ?"

Wife said "Of course we have, here's 8 Grand to help.

Nice. Are there any more like her at home?!  :038:
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Riding the Trophy's disreputable hooligan little brother! ;)


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Re: New member saying hello.
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2013, 07:13:16 PM »
What a lucky guy!  When I ordered the Trophy my wife asked why I needed another motorcycle.  And as soon as I got the Trophy she tried to talk me into selling the 955ST...as if that will ever happen
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