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Offline Ernest T

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Kept the Trophy
« on: April 02, 2015, 01:54:50 pm »
I got the hots for a new C7 Corvette and had to free up funds and space in the garage for the car.  I usually keep my bikes a long time so I had to make a decision--which one to keep and which ones to let go.  In the end my 2007 Harley, 2008 Gold Wing and 2012 Tiger 800XC went to new homes to make room for the new car.  I kept the Trophy despite misgivings about its long term reliability.  I've had plenty of problems in the first two years of ownership which give me pause, but I really liked the bike the best.  It was the best combination of power, luggage capacity, ergonomics and technology. I sure hope I made the right decision as none of the other three gave me problems while I owned them.

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Re: Kept the Trophy
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2015, 02:57:37 pm »
good choice. I came to the TT from a BMW F800 GS and a Goldwing and find the TT does it all. I don't need 2 and I am sure you will feel the same given time. Got the new toy yet  :007:
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Re: Kept the Trophy
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2015, 04:52:48 pm »
Ernest T, in some ways we have a lot in common.  Both in Texas, both love Triumphs, both have Corvettes.  However (and although I congratulate you on the new Corvette) I have sworn to never buy another Government Motors product.  In fact the only reason I keep my current Corvette is because it was made long before anyone would have thought possible that General Motors would be taken over by a socialist US government and converted to Government Motors.  Even though the government has sold its stock in Government Motors I still rile at the takeover.  My brother lost a small fortune when the government forced General Motors into bankruptcy and his stock became worthless.  And I have a very significant amount of money invested in Ford stock.  And every day I see my tax dollars were used to compete against my private investment.  Every day I see GM able to sell cars against Ford solely because they were able to write off huge debts in bankruptcy and then use our tax dollars to rebuild and recover I get furious.  Ford recovered and prospered using the capitalist system.  Government Motors recovered because of socialism. 
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Re: Kept the Trophy
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2015, 06:49:05 pm »
*Originally Posted by silverstripes [+]
good choice. I came to the TT from a BMW F800 GS and a Goldwing and find the TT does it all. I don't need 2 and I am sure you will feel the same given time. Got the new toy yet  :007:

Yeah, I ordered in in November and it arrived in February.

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Re: Kept the Trophy
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2015, 06:51:22 pm »
*Originally Posted by w8d4it [+]
Ernest T, in some ways we have a lot in common.  Both in Texas, both love Triumphs, both have Corvettes.  However (and although I congratulate you on the new Corvette) I have sworn to never buy another Government Motors product.  In fact the only reason I keep my current Corvette is because it was made long before anyone would have thought possible that General Motors would be taken over by a socialist US government and converted to Government Motors.  Even though the government has sold it stock in Government Motors I still rile at the takeover.  My brother lost a small fortune when the government forced General Motors into bankruptcy and his stock became worthless.  And I have a very significant amount of money invested in Ford stock.  And every day I see my tax dollars were used to compete against my private investment.  Every day I see GM able to sell cars against Ford solely because they were able to write off huge debts in bankruptcy and then use our tax dollars to rebuild and recover I get furious.  Ford recovered and prospered using the capitalist system.  Government Motors recovered because of socialism.

And they were able to move liability for property that would become superfund sites to a third company, started just for that purpose.  It moved billions in liabilities off their books. 

 



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