findlay13
(Loquacious)
07/13/19 01:15 AM
My new Speedmaster 1200

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findlay13
(Loquacious)
07/13/19 01:18 AM
Re: My new Speedmaster 1200

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Two_Wheel_n
(Learned Hand)
07/13/19 04:01 AM
Re: My new Speedmaster 1200




arstaren
(Worn Saddle)
07/13/19 07:02 AM
Re: My new Speedmaster 1200

Very nice. And although my favorite color has always been red, I'm really starting to like the blue bikes!

mikemm03
(Saddle Sore)
07/13/19 09:54 AM
Re: My new Speedmaster 1200

Looks good, what bars are those?

findlay13
(Loquacious)
07/13/19 07:14 PM
Re: My new Speedmaster 1200

Come,Come to the Blue side Rich.....

findlay13
(Loquacious)
07/13/19 07:16 PM
Re: My new Speedmaster 1200

Quote:

Looks good, what bars are those?




Thanks they're supposed to be EFI model America bars at least that's what I asked for.I'll see in a couple of weeks.I may need to tilt them down a bit


HabuBA
(Adjunct)
07/13/19 11:36 PM
Re: My new Speedmaster 1200

Is the Blue paint, Triumph OEM or is it after market of some kind? None of the 2018/2019 Speedies have that color here in the US of A.

findlay13
(Loquacious)
07/14/19 01:09 AM
Re: My new Speedmaster 1200

I had the painting done Robert. It's not OEM

HabuBA
(Adjunct)
07/14/19 12:22 PM
Re: My new Speedmaster 1200

Thanks, I like that shade of Blue,Nice. My wife has the White and Black paint, both are nice. I now have a Black Thunderbird 1600, nice bike but getting heavier the older I get. I'm starting to look at getting a Speedy in the future, your bike is giving me new ideas for that bike.

The_Dog33
(Fe Butt)
07/14/19 03:18 PM
Re: My new Speedmaster 1200

I like it, I may even be able to get used to the liquid cooling and FI.

Peter_AU
(Adjunct)
07/15/19 01:01 AM
Re: My new Speedmaster 1200

Looks good there Paul..

findlay13
(Loquacious)
07/15/19 03:25 AM
Re: My new Speedmaster 1200

Thanks Peter

findlay13
(Loquacious)
07/15/19 03:38 AM
Re: My new Speedmaster 1200

Thanks Ian yes
its got water cooling,an electronic throttle[ride by wire] "rain mode" traction control, ABS i think.More SH1T than I've ever dealt with,but my days of working on em are over.I'm with Oddball "I only ride 'em". I never dealt with EFI until I bought this 650 Kawasaki.I must say it's good. I'm a Luddite but I'm converting.I'd even like to try an electric bike as a run around


findlay13
(Loquacious)
07/15/19 03:40 AM
Re: My new Speedmaster 1200

Quote:

Thanks, I like that shade of Blue,Nice. My wife has the White and Black paint, both are nice. I now have a Black Thunderbird 1600, nice bike but getting heavier the older I get. I'm starting to look at getting a Speedy in the future, your bike is giving me new ideas for that bike.






The_Dog33
(Fe Butt)
07/15/19 05:02 AM
Re: My new Speedmaster 1200

Quote:

I'd even like to try an electric bike as a run around



You might rethink that when you handle one. I have towed a couple in wrecks and they are crazy heavy! I had to use the bed of the truck to stand them up. They were also very tall.

findlay13
(Loquacious)
07/15/19 07:03 AM
Re: My new Speedmaster 1200

I didn't realize they'd be heavy.None of the ones I've seen at this stage of their evolution do anything for me but If the right one came out I would be open to trying it.

Dwight
(Fe Butt)
07/15/19 07:00 PM
Re: My new Speedmaster 1200

Nice bike here, Paul!

Betcha with those sharper raked forks on your new bike, it handles the twistes better than your old BA, huh.

I've noticed this especially after I get off my Indian Springfield that has a 25 degree rake and then get on my Bonnie America with its 33 degree rake. The bigger and heavier by almost 300 lbs Indian handles even better in the twisty stuff and goes around corners with more confidence than does my Triumph.

(...and these newer water-cooled 1200cc twins' engines are amazing...I've ridden a friend's 2016 T120 and found the power it produces is more than sufficient, to put it mildly...great motor)


findlay13
(Loquacious)
07/15/19 10:30 PM
Re: My new Speedmaster 1200

Thanks Dwight.I have only had a tiny test ride on one.This is waiting for me on my return to Australia next week.The steering was very sharp compared to my America.Figure eights and cornering was very good.The America is good on the Highway but I suspect this'll be easier to thread
through traffic.Not that there's much traffic where I live anyway.The motor as you say is superb .


PES
(Bar Shake)
07/18/19 06:52 AM
Re: My new Speedmaster 1200

Quote:

Very nice. And although my favorite color has always been red, I'm really starting to like the blue bikes!




If I got one I would like to get the red one and put silver slashes like the original red TBA. Maybe even paint the fenders red.


findlay13
(Loquacious)
07/18/19 07:13 PM
Re: My new Speedmaster 1200

Yes I hd suggestions to paint the guards blue with black highlights and I think it'd look good but I think this looks good as is for the time being in future maybe but who knows

Ryan7771
(Oil Expert)
07/26/19 05:45 AM
Re: My new Speedmaster 1200

She is a beauty. Congratulations!

findlay13
(Loquacious)
07/27/19 11:08 AM
Re: My new Speedmaster 1200

Thanks Ryan.STILL haven't picked it up.I HOPE next thursday. I just got back in the country a few days ago.
I'll give an update when I can get some Ks on it


Alatamoc
(Learned Hand)
07/27/19 11:53 AM
Re: My new Speedmaster 1200

Very, very pretty.
I approve wholeheartedly.


findlay13
(Loquacious)
07/27/19 05:59 PM
Re: My new Speedmaster 1200

I'm glad you approve Al

Alatamoc
(Learned Hand)
07/28/19 11:28 AM
Re: My new Speedmaster 1200

I do, I do.......
Mores the pity I can't make one stretch into a two up tourer.
Enjoy


Dwight
(Fe Butt)
07/29/19 07:56 PM
Re: My new Speedmaster 1200

Quote:

Yes I hd suggestions to paint the guards blue with black highlights and I think it'd look good but I think this looks good as is for the time being in future maybe but who knows




Perhaps, and in the tradition of the old Meriden-built Bonnies of the '60s and their two-tone factory paint jobs, just a stripe the same color as the blue on your tank a couple of inches in width that'll run down the center line of the front fender and then edged in that same silver pinstripping that separates the blue from the black on your tank, I'm thinkin' would look pretty nice here, Paul.

(...or maybe that's what ya meant)


findlay13
(Loquacious)
07/31/19 01:27 AM
Re: My new Speedmaster 1200

Yes sorry Dwight I didn't explain myself well.as you said blue stripes.But that'll be later if at all.I'm supposed to get it tomorrow then on with a corbin seat that's here for it and a battery tender then 800 KM of breaking in the gearbox varying the revs etc.an oil change and it should be good to go.


Alatamoc
(Learned Hand)
07/31/19 02:04 PM
Re: My new Speedmaster 1200

Oh, tomorrow...do you feel just like on Christmas Eve?
I would.


Peter_AU
(Adjunct)
08/01/19 03:17 AM
Re: My new Speedmaster 1200

A picture with the corbin seat would be nice Paul.

findlay13
(Loquacious)
08/01/19 04:41 AM
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findlay13
(Loquacious)
08/01/19 04:42 AM
Re: My new Speedmaster 1200

I picked it up today but only rode it about 20kms.I'll be putting the Corbin on onSaturday I'll try to get a picture then .I do think the leather on the Corbin of today isn't of the same quality of the one I have on my America.That's 10 years old .I felt that a bit with the quality of the corbin I got for my 650 Vulcan too but I guess quality of everything has deteriorated a bit over time.It's still a good seat though IMO


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I dropped the bars back another inch or so after this photo.I may change them all together yet.I'll see what happens


findlay13
(Loquacious)
08/01/19 04:54 AM
Re: My new Speedmaster 1200

Yes I was Al.I was actually underwelmed when it did get here.It didn't seem to have the "oomph" that I remember from the Thai test ride ,Twitchy throttle and the engine feels strangled by the polluion gear.Pipes and an air filter would fix that I suppose.Maybe a re-map.It's smaller than I remembered too.but it'll be more my "Hooligan" bike and the America the " refined,elegant" cruiser.The Americas sell very cheaply second hand here and for what I'd get it's worht more to me to keep tha too for the time being.

findlay13
(Loquacious)
08/02/19 12:28 AM
Re: My new Speedmaster 1200

I was out on it today again and it seems to be running in nicely.I let her buck a little bit and there's definitely plenty of power there.

Dwight
(Fe Butt)
08/02/19 05:52 PM
Re: My new Speedmaster 1200

Quote:

I was out on it today again and it seems to be running in nicely.I let her buck a little bit and there's definitely plenty of power there.




Hmmmm...so, 790cc/865cc vs 1200cc we're talkin' about here, right Paul?

So lemme guess here. I'll bet you're feelin' like that beautiful shiny NEW bike of yours has JUST about half again as much power on tap as your OLD bike then, RIGHT?!

(...didn't know I was such a wiz at math, did ya!)


findlay13
(Loquacious)
08/03/19 03:35 AM
Re: My new Speedmaster 1200

I spent the day putting on the Corbin I got[ through Fast Eddy] and the tail for a battery tender taking off the back pillion pad and adjusting the bars It's set up for me now and I like it.Yes Dwight quicker and more nimble than my America but I still reckon on a long trip,although the new speedmaster is capable,the America would be as good if not better.
The SM is definitely quicker off the mark and roll on acceleration but I think for cruising and not hooliganism my America is great


Negative things about the Speedmaster are the complicated design.The seat attaches like no other I've seen when a single bolt as on the America would have done. The battery is awkward to get to.Checking the oil level is hard as the sight glass is low down.The beach bars were wrong for me.The pillion pad is tiny.and I feel a little cramped compared to the America.
Positives .the great motor, quick handling.and maneuverability.


findlay13
(Loquacious)
08/03/19 04:38 AM
Re: My new Speedmaster 1200

I'm starting to think perhaps Triumph made this bike as a competitor to the 1,200cc Sportster? 12 litre tank same as the Sportster, small "Sportster like", short wheel base? Even with the corbin the seat it's still on the small side.

PES
(Bar Shake)
08/03/19 11:58 AM
Re: My new Speedmaster 1200

Quote:

I'm starting to think perhaps Triumph made this bike as a competitor to the 1,200cc Sportster?




But it has too be much faster and better handling than the Sportster. I rode a Sportster once and it was not even close to my TBA as far as handling and smoothness. As a matter of fact I thought it was a piece of crap.


findlay13
(Loquacious)
08/03/19 08:05 PM
Re: My new Speedmaster 1200

The worst bike I ever owned was a 1974 Ironhead Sportster a complete Lemon.

But I was just thinking out loud that the 1200cc Speedmaster may have been designed to go against the 1200cc Sportster.Same engine size and about the same overall size as I remember.The 1200 Speedmaster does handle though.


findlay13
(Loquacious)
09/08/19 01:18 AM
Re: My new Speedmaster 1200

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With the corbin Peter and the back seat off.Like all my Corbins I had to mdiify it slightly.They rub on the monoshock so we built this one up with washers on the supposrting posts.This corbin is smaller than the one on the America The new Speedy is physically smaller overall


BillyIndiana
(3/4 Throttle)
09/08/19 06:54 AM
Re: My new Speedmaster 1200

Very nice bike and I love the paint.

Congrats


findlay13
(Loquacious)
09/09/19 01:57 AM
Re: My new Speedmaster 1200

Thanks Bill


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