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Re: Finally got my T-Bird Sport!

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  • vwvvi
    Well congratulations! I bought mine with 675km on it, have since added about 86,000. Just put a dumb amount of money into it (ignitor, sprag clutch) but she
    Message 1 of 10 , Apr 27, 2012
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      Well congratulations! I bought mine with 675km on it, have since added about 86,000. Just put a dumb amount of money into it (ignitor, sprag clutch) but she makes me smile and we all know motorcycles are emotional and not logical.

      Good Luck and ride safe!

      Vern...


      --- In triumphthunderbirdsportriders@yahoogroups.com, "bjoba@..." <bjoba@...> wrote:
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      > After many years, I finally got my Thunderbird Sport. My very first Triumph was a 1996 Trophy 900..... very nice bike, but after three years and 27K miles, I totalled it in the Adirondak Mountains in New York. In 2002, I sold my BMW R90S with the hopes of buying a guys '98 TBS, but the guy renegged at the last minute and there were none to be found at that time. I ended up buying a 2002 Bonneville (Thiumph #2)which I've had for the last 10 years and 45K miles. Fun bike..... great bike to modify to your liking, but it just doesn't have the soul-stiring sound and feel of the triple.
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      > I also bought a 1972 Tiger (#3) and restored it, and a 2006 Scrambler (#4) which I modified to my liking. I've since sold them both. The day after I sold the Scrambler on ADVrider, I went to look at a 2004 T-Bird Sport (Triumph #5)with just 939 miles on it. It was "bone stock" in black w/yellow. The guy was asking stupid money, but I spent three hours with him, and I finally got him down to 75% of his asking price..... time well spent!
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      > I now own the bike I lusted for 10 years ago. I've since bought custom silencers from a shop in the UK, a Corbin Gunfighter seat, and had my suspension set up for me by Cogent Dynamics. I just can't seem to keep my eyes of her!
      >
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