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On Two Wheels - Bikers Chat / Re: A NEW TIGER IN THE WORKS
« on: August 24, 2021, 10:47:04 pm »
That bike looks absolutely hideous. It should be an excellent adventure bike and I may consider buying one in the future.

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*Originally Posted by janfmiller [+]
Well, I have traded off one of The Two Best Bikes I Ever Had.

After 101,000+ glorious miles, I traded my '13 Trophy ( and my '17 ATwin ) for a '21 Africa Twin Adventure Sports ES.

Lots of reasons, one being that I'm getting older , 72 now, and my back is giving me problems, and my Big Girl, well she was starting to feel a bit 'heavy'.  I was also feeling a bit of concern about the high miles and something mega $$$$ breaking...  I rode her the 90 miles down to the dealership, and along the way many times thought I must be nuts...

So.. maybe another one down the road, maybe The Big T will come out with a replacement ( though I won't hold my breath ).

I so do appreciate all the great help and information and stories and fun I've had on the forum, and hope you don't mind if I continue to lurk around listen in, and maybe even attend a Twisty Trophy event next spring  :020:

Be safe, ride long and often, and ROCK ON!!!!

Jan...

It sucks that you're leaving but your reasons certainly make sense. Best of luck with that new Africa Twin even though you'll likely not need it haha. I've heard nothing but good things about those bikes and I'm starting to see more out in the wild more frequently. Stay safe out there and don't be a stranger!

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Triumph Trophy - General Chat / Re: Not bored, just interested.
« on: July 25, 2021, 04:57:03 pm »
People find it difficult to fill the tank?

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Accessories and Products / Re: The greatest accessory... EVER!
« on: July 16, 2021, 04:48:03 pm »
*Originally Posted by Rick505 [+]
Good to know.  I've been using a sheepskin (sheared buttpad) cover from Alaska leather.  I brought it over from a Suzuki DL650 V-Strom.

https://alaskaleather.com/collections/sheepskin-buttpads/products/medium-sheepskin-buttpad

I think the coupon code DEADSHEEP might even still work for a discount.

I've used one of their products before on my Indian. It was okay, nowhere near as good as the seat cover I have now.

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Accessories and Products / The greatest accessory... EVER!
« on: July 15, 2021, 10:29:53 pm »
Ok, maybe not "EVER" but its still quite fantastic. I bought this seat cover made of 3d mesh and it has completely changed summer riding for me. I have seen the commercials on Instagram and Facebook and I thought they were complete BS. I decided to pull the trigger on getting one after a REALLY miserable day at work. It was basically "f*** it, worth a shot". Oh man, was I not disappointed. My chief concern was how effective it would be considering that there is practically no airflow in the groin region and I'm not petite in any way (6 foot/1.83M, 320 pounds/146kg). I'm not seeing any collapsed portions of this cover from my weight nor am I having any restriction of airflow and it is even giving me more cushioning! If you ever find yourself in a situation where the seat of your pants and groin are wet/moist, the effect is exactly like sitting on an air conditioned seat you may find in a car. The only downsides are that it is a bit awkward to install onto the seat and it can make properly installing the seat onto the motorcycle a little difficult but not by much. Check 'em out!

https://airflowseatcovers.com/

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Maintenance, Servicing, and Mechanical issues / Re: Side Stand issues
« on: July 09, 2021, 01:38:08 am »
Well ****! I had no idea this could be an issue. I mount my motorcycle almost exclusively via the foot peg and I weigh a considerable amount more that 103 kg! YIKES! Looks like I should do the "Ilene" dance until I can inspect that bracket. Thank God I found this forum!

 :020:

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Triumph Trophy - General Chat / Re: Brexit or bad after-sale policy?
« on: July 03, 2021, 06:43:32 pm »
I'm very sorry to hear about your Triumph woes. I had to get second gear on my bike replaced with less than 2,000 miles (3,200 KM) on the clock which left me without a motorcycle during some prime riding weather. It felt like an eternity but, at only five weeks versus your 4 months, perhaps I should be counting my lucky stars. I mean, you live on the SAME CONTINENT! Hopefully you can talk the shop that has your Trophy into using parts from a wrecked bike instead of waiting for new. Good luck!

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Items for Sale / Re: UK Reg for sale - TR04HYO
« on: June 12, 2021, 02:56:44 am »
Are these lowering links?

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