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  • Offline monkeycabbage

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    Newbie from Kent, UK
    on: Jul 05, 2013, 01.06 pm
    Jul 05, 2013, 01.06 pm
    Hi everyone!  :158:

    I've recently purchased a 900 06 Trophy and have affectionately named her Doris!

    I'm 29, live in north Kent, UK and commute the 76 mile round trip every day into central London. I've been biking for almost 10 years now and over the last couple of years, made the move to tourers for a combination of comfort and common sense (to calm down my riding style).

    Just over a month ago, I said goodbye to my original model ST1100 Pan following excessive gravel and mud on a bend and needed something with a slightly smaller engine due to my loss of no claims bonuses. I'm still a regular member on the Honda Deauville UK forum, and after asking advice of fellow riders, decided that the Trophey was a good place to go to.

    In the last few weeks, I've knocked up ~2k miles and I have to say, she's more comfy than the pan!!  :114: (Might be because of my stubby little arms!) The only down side so far is the engine heat being thrusted into my crotch during the hot days whilst riding at a crawl through city center traffic.

    I'm looking forward to many more happy miles and hopefully meeting some other local members for outings and maybe an occasional unhealthy fry ups!

    Ronnie :821:
    ...on an old 900  :164:

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    Re: Newbie from Kent, UK
    Reply #1 on: Jul 05, 2013, 02.49 pm
    Jul 05, 2013, 02.49 pm
    Welcome mate. Seem like a good bunch here.

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    Re: Newbie from Kent, UK
    Reply #2 on: Jul 05, 2013, 02.53 pm
    Jul 05, 2013, 02.53 pm
    Welcome Monkey.....

    The old Trophy 900 is a fine bike and will look after you well on your daily commute..... just watch those roasted nuts!
    Triumph Trophy! Not for every Tomaz, Dieter or Herman!🇬🇧

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    Re: Newbie from Kent, UK
    Reply #3 on: Jul 05, 2013, 03.23 pm
    Jul 05, 2013, 03.23 pm
    Welcome to the Forum :400:
    Proudly Riding Triumph Since 1968
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    Re: Newbie from Kent, UK
    Reply #4 on: Jul 05, 2013, 07.40 pm
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    Hello and  :401:
    ʎɐqǝ uo pɹɐoqʎǝʞ ɐ ʎnq ı ǝɯıʇ ʇsɐן ǝɥʇ sı sıɥʇ

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    Re: Newbie from Kent, UK
    Reply #5 on: Jul 06, 2013, 09.58 am
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     :400: to the forum.

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    Re: Newbie from Kent, UK
    Reply #6 on: Jul 07, 2013, 06.19 am
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     :400: :400: :400:
    It is better to lose one minute of his life that to be killed in one minute...

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    Re: Newbie from Kent, UK
    Reply #7 on: Jul 07, 2013, 03.01 pm
    Jul 07, 2013, 03.01 pm
    Hi monkeycabbage,  :400: to the forum. If you need a Trophy tank bag let me know I have one from my old Trophy kicking around somewhere. Unfortunately it won't fit the new Trophy so you're welcome to it.
    Might as well as wish we had.

     



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