BonnevilleAmerica.com | Forums Home | Photopost Archive | AUP | Disclaimer

Off Topic Discussion Forums >> Hall of Fame

Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | >> (show all)
FriarJohnAdministrator
"Lighten up, Francis."


Reged: 01/11/05
Posts: 18825
Loc: East Helena, Montana
Lurkers Represent!
      #85781 - 02/24/06 10:58 PM

All right, time for all you lurkers to chime in. This thread is only for people with post numbers in the double-digits or less or with a status of "Stranger."

Dwight, Adey, Benny, Phil, all you regulars (you ALL know who you are) DO NOT post. I'll decide whether I want to delete posts from the regulars after we see if you chuckleheads can restrain yourselves or not.

So Lurkers! Time to stand up and be counted. If you haven't introduced yourself yet, now's your chance. If you have introduced yourself but it's been awhile, let's hear from you again.

I'm shutting up now. Take it!

--------------------
BA.com Caretaker | Friarsride | jb.com


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
pom
Member


Reged: 01/15/05
Posts: 69
Loc: Brisbane .Australia
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: FriarJohn]
      #85784 - 02/24/06 11:06 PM

Just posted one ,please have a read.

--------------------
Truck?What Truc.....!


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
1959tr6
Complete Newb


Reged: 01/13/05
Posts: 20
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: pom]
      #85793 - 02/25/06 12:26 AM

been here a long time, more tech, less ot,thank dinqua
brent where the pilot jets < sale no 2946> 4-19-04


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
splodge
Member


Reged: 12/17/05
Posts: 50
Loc: Devon, UK
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: 1959tr6]
      #85794 - 02/25/06 12:49 AM

I'm new here but still classed as a "Stranger" which suits seeing I come from a village in the SW of England. Maybe the classification of just "Strange" would be better suited!

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
SRS
Adjunct


Reged: 01/11/05
Posts: 182
Loc: Brisbane Queensland Australia
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: splodge]
      #85801 - 02/25/06 03:19 AM

My names Stew and i'm a lurker,,,,wow I feel better now thanks,,,,

--------------------
Stewart
Chrome Accessories for 'Modern Classic' Triumphs


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
stormcloud
Adjunct


Reged: 12/24/05
Posts: 250
Loc: Nevada,Oh
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: SRS]
      #85825 - 02/25/06 06:08 AM

Still hanging around waiting for the weather to break to take the new girl out and show her off.

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
rwright
Adjunct


Reged: 05/01/05
Posts: 362
Loc: Choctaw, Oklahoma
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: stormcloud]
      #85828 - 02/25/06 06:30 AM

Richard, Choctaw, Oklahoma. Just received my mints from Brent yesterday. Lo and behold they came with Nology hot wires, coils, pingle and drop-in K&N filter. I think with that I may have the intake, exhaust and ignition where I want it, for now. Now to see about fuel mix. I'm just a little skittish about experimenting with the jets yet. Everything is perfect right now or seems to be anyway. No popping on decel and strong acceleration. Any other Oklahoma riders here?

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
inthesun
Complete Newb


Reged: 02/24/06
Posts: 16
Loc: Arizona
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: rwright]
      #85840 - 02/25/06 07:17 AM

I just signed up for the forum yesterday. I have not bought a triumph yet, but am shopping for a Bonneville T-100 or a Speedmaster. Does anyone have an opinion regarding the purchase of a used 2003 Speedmaster vs. a new 2006 Speedmaster?

Ed in Arizona

--------------------
Ed in AZ


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Drivr
Adjunct


Reged: 09/25/05
Posts: 124
Loc: Seabrook, New Hampshire
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: inthesun]
      #85906 - 02/25/06 11:58 AM

Jason, Seabrook, NH. I am the one who stole (oops purchased) my TBA for only $3000. And it only had 1600 miles on it when she came to live with me.

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Wendell
Adjunct


Reged: 08/06/05
Posts: 265
Loc: Smyrna, Delaware
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: Drivr]
      #85927 - 02/25/06 12:57 PM

Well, I may be a stranger, but I've posted a few times. Just, don't get much time to read the boards. At present I am deployed to Spain, I know rough, so I miss my baby alot. I get back around April 15th, hopefully springtime will be starting and I can ride!

Later
Wendell

--------------------
"Reality is for people who lack Imagination"


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
hambone
Adjunct


Reged: 01/11/05
Posts: 130
Loc: college station, TX
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: FriarJohn]
      #85949 - 02/25/06 01:50 PM

My name is Mark and I have been lurking around for almost two years.I may not post much but I log on and brouse almost daily. I don't own a bike yet, but I know it will be an America when I get one. My brother (Blackwind) is also a member. I talk to him more on this sight than I do on the phone.

--------------------
Mark
College Station
13 America


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Stewe
3/4 Throttle


Reged: 01/11/05
Posts: 807
Loc: Visby,Gotland,Sweden
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: FriarJohn]
      #85974 - 02/25/06 03:14 PM

Hi,my names stewe and I'm an addict

--------------------
http://s158.photobucket.com/albums/t97/steweinsweden/ www.keffmc.se


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
RamSound
Loquacious


Reged: 08/09/05
Posts: 2726
Loc: Mary Esther, FL
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: Stewe]
      #85988 - 02/25/06 03:46 PM

Stewe, you definitely found the right support group!

--------------------
Bob
2005 America, 904cc - sold. 2014 Trophy SE.


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
stern12
Learned Hand


Reged: 02/27/05
Posts: 1806
Loc: Stow Ohio
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: RamSound]
      #85991 - 02/25/06 03:50 PM

pssst stewe your not supposed to be in here John will delete you and you know how he loves to delete guys orr or or he will move you I hate when that happens so please stay out yea that it stay out

--------------------
Chris

Pain heals, Chicks dig scars, and Glory last forever.


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Dad
Greenhorn


Reged: 01/11/05
Posts: 34
Loc: KC Missouri
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: FriarJohn]
      #86006 - 02/25/06 04:50 PM

I'm just an old dog (hint...my grandkids think I'm pretty cool!) trying to learn a few new tricks for my scoot. I've done a few upgrades, Uni, 130 mains, TBS needles, mod air box and mod stock exhaust. Just changed brake pads (from Brent) as well as added Brent's Speed Bleeders.
Bike runs great. May go for a dyno this spring to compare with butt dyno!
For all you guys'n gals that post regularly, keep up the good work.
Dad


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
LitzerSki
Loquacious


Reged: 02/15/06
Posts: 3017
Loc: Indianapolis, IN
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: Dad]
      #86013 - 02/25/06 05:13 PM

I've only been a member of this forum for a few weeks, but it feels like much longer. I've learned much so far, and have had many, many appreciated opinions on my posts. Thanks for making me feel comfortable in this strange new world (the motorcycle world).

My expertise lies in music/guitars so if anyone needs any advice there...feel free to let me know.

--------------------
Mark


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
pex
Adjunct


Reged: 11/23/05
Posts: 116
Loc: Newport News, Virginia
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: Wendell]
      #86024 - 02/25/06 06:07 PM

I guess I am a lurker. Name is Matt and I log onto the forums at least twice a day. Just seeing what everyone is talking about. I have asked a few questions, or advice on how to do things. Got to admit, everyone on here is very, very helpful and very fast to help you out. I post a question and with a few hours I have multiple responses. So glad I got turned onto this site. And thanks to those who keep it running smoothly.

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
bear640
Member


Reged: 06/22/05
Posts: 66
Loc: sunshine coast,, aussie
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: pex]
      #86025 - 02/25/06 06:15 PM

Another lurker here, i read the forums almost every day.
I'm not very mechanicaly minded so i don,t say much when people start talking about jetting, air mods, electrics, etc because i just don,t know! Then again i'm not very computer literate either.
Barry

Edited by bear640 (02/25/06 06:16 PM)


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
gibson722
Adjunct


Reged: 02/15/05
Posts: 287
Loc: Pa
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: bear640]
      #86062 - 02/25/06 09:00 PM

My names Scott and im an alcoholic.....oops...wrong group..

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
jroerden
Greenhorn


Reged: 01/12/05
Posts: 33
Loc: Vacaville CA
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: FriarJohn]
      #86065 - 02/25/06 09:14 PM

DAMMIT!!!! ive been on here for 3 years and im still a stranger. my name is jensen. and when the hell is the next photo contest?

--------------------
"There is definatly something to be said about riding alone in the desert."


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
svsteve
Greenhorn


Reged: 01/11/05
Posts: 26
Loc: Lehighton, Pa.
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: jroerden]
      #86131 - 02/26/06 07:08 AM

Steve here, been here since the beginning.

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Nick
Adjunct


Reged: 01/31/05
Posts: 326
Loc: Bielefeld Germany
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: svsteve]
      #86138 - 02/26/06 07:21 AM

Nick here, come here almost daily and luv it

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
elgato
Member


Reged: 10/17/05
Posts: 95
Loc: Dallas TX
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: Nick]
      #86142 - 02/26/06 07:29 AM

I been around a few months. I'm still exploring the web site.
I didn't know there was a photo contest. When dose it start and what are the rules?

--------------------
"The right bike is the one you like."


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
nomadrider
Complete Newb


Reged: 12/17/05
Posts: 16
Loc: way upstate New York, USA
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: jroerden]
      #86153 - 02/26/06 07:45 AM

If you have someone that likes to talk...you better have those that like to listen.

--------------------
Paul Sr.


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Steve_Sixmil
Adjunct


Reged: 02/06/06
Posts: 532
Loc: Ohio
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: nomadrider]
      #86165 - 02/26/06 08:20 AM

Steve_Sixmil
Check in everyday just to see what's going on.Thanks to Airguy, the saddlebag brackets look great, Thanks to Stern12 for convincing me to spend the cash for the Corbin seats. Now if the Temps will get above 30F so I can take the America out an test the new seats!! I'll still be lurking here, beware of the $6 dollar man!
Steve

--------------------
Where's my $6 million??
05 TR America;2010 T-Bird


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Hedgehog
3/4 Throttle


Reged: 10/16/05
Posts: 919
Loc: East Sussex. UK
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: Steve_Sixmil]
      #86196 - 02/26/06 10:42 AM

Hi all,
Im Dave from the south east of england. i log in once or twice a day. I found out about this site through meeting Martyn Adey and Shaun at the Barrel Bikers GPO Rally last october..

--------------------
Been there, Done that, Cant remember why!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/12897423@N00/sets


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
eddieb
Adjunct


Reged: 05/09/05
Posts: 524
Loc: Arkansas
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: Hedgehog]
      #86225 - 02/26/06 01:01 PM

I've been lurking for 4 years now. Three of which I didn't have my America. Apperently, I'm a man of few words. I have picked up a lot of useful, albeit expensive, information here.

--------------------
Didn't buy into the hype, you can keep the change.


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
unclecharlie
Loquacious


Reged: 02/17/06
Posts: 3099
Loc: USA-CT-NORWALK
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: eddieb]
      #86257 - 02/26/06 02:13 PM

After lurking here for about a year, I finally figured out how to register 9 days ago. I bought my TBA new in Feb.03, I sure wish I had found this site sooner. I've got Bub slashcuts, AI gone, Carbs jetted and shimmed. She really runs strong, but now I need to get more air coming in. Next will be to remove snorkles (I'm not sure what these are yet), and do filters, airbox mods and whatever. The information on this site is priceless, and I'm looking forward to many more views and posts. Also looking forward to meeting, and riding with members in my area. Charlie

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
TonyTooTimes
Member


Reged: 12/01/05
Posts: 66
Loc: Brisbane, Queensland Australia
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: unclecharlie]
      #86301 - 02/26/06 03:57 PM

Are you kidding ?!?! A bloke can't get a word in round here.
Plenty of good reading here. Been using a lot of it for my America mods. Photos soon. Now if I could just stop that exhasut popping.........

Tony
Brisso
Australia


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
unclecharlie
Loquacious


Reged: 02/17/06
Posts: 3099
Loc: USA-CT-NORWALK
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: TonyTooTimes]
      #86311 - 02/26/06 04:09 PM

RE popping:I'm not sure which did it for me, but, a combination of AI removed, and bigger pilots/mains did it for me. Charlie

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Murrel
Complete Newb


Reged: 05/17/05
Posts: 1
Loc: Colorado usa
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: FriarJohn]
      #86346 - 02/26/06 07:26 PM

Alright lurking for over 2 years now Hello all Murrel here Longmont, colorado 03 speedmaster Thanks to all for the great info here. this is the best forum that i lurk on!!!

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Poimen
Greenhorn


Reged: 01/12/05
Posts: 27
Loc: Hot Springs, SD
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: FriarJohn]
      #86361 - 02/26/06 08:35 PM

Matthew Lim from South Dakota, riding a Black America that was purchased wrecked for $3,400. It had only 67 miles on the clock. Been on the site for over 2 years but prefer to lurk than to post. I learn more that way.

--------------------
Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ. (Titus 2:13)


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
bradleyd
Adjunct


Reged: 09/23/05
Posts: 455
Loc: Stratford, CT
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: Poimen]
      #86459 - 02/27/06 09:00 AM

I probably have too many posts to qualify, but I must lurk around here reading stuff 4 to 5 times a day.

p.s. It's f-ing cold here in CT.

--------------------
Brad

Neon Blue '05 SM

Where are the pedals on this thing?


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
tattooedcouple
Adjunct


Reged: 01/23/06
Posts: 152
Loc: ohio
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: bradleyd]
      #86488 - 02/27/06 10:38 AM

i got drop that stranger theme somehow...

--------------------
=http://www.flickr.com/people/tattooedcouple/ our pics


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Speedyjon
Greenhorn


Reged: 11/07/05
Posts: 32
Loc: Wheat Ridge, CO
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: tattooedcouple]
      #86523 - 02/27/06 11:32 AM

I've been here a while, but not too many posts. Just clicked over 1000 miles on the Speedmaster this weekend, bought it from Ericomotor Sports in Denver (great guys) in October. My real name's Jon.

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
nomadrider
Complete Newb


Reged: 12/17/05
Posts: 16
Loc: way upstate New York, USA
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: Speedyjon]
      #86548 - 02/27/06 12:38 PM

I would like to post more here but, I've heard you don't like French people here

nomadrider
Paul Palmatier Sr.

--------------------
Paul Sr.


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
GinaS
Loquacious


Reged: 10/28/05
Posts: 3463
Loc: Bristol UK.
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: nomadrider]
      #86629 - 02/27/06 04:39 PM

Quote:

I would like to post more here but, I've heard you don't like French people here

nomadrider
Paul Palmatier Sr.




Nah you just have to stick up for yourself. They have phases of not liking "girls" in here. There are some "girls" in here and we all stick up for ourselves quite well.

Anyway without saying that you were French we'd never know...

--------------------
Gina

03 America - Pretty stock - except the TBS wheel...
06 America - missing, presumed in bits. With it's TBS wheel...
09 America - It's very blue....


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
stormcloud
Adjunct


Reged: 12/24/05
Posts: 250
Loc: Nevada,Oh
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: nomadrider]
      #86634 - 02/27/06 04:45 PM

Yea we keep the men in line in here

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Longmtnman
Adjunct


Reged: 02/07/06
Posts: 274
Loc: Rustburg, (central) Virginia
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: FriarJohn]
      #86699 - 02/27/06 08:30 PM

Hi to all, I'm Steve from Rustburg, VA. and proud owner of a pristeen '02 America purchased in Oct. 05, with only 2400 (now 3600) miles, the British flag tank and fender, long off roads, Triumph touring seat, short sissy bar and luggage rack, 18/42 sprockets,tons of chrome (thanks to the original owner), AI removed and some rejetting. I have enjoyed lurking, asking and learning. The amount of information and personal experiences on this forum is just wonderful. Thanks to the moderators and members for keeping it going.

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
sidekick
Member


Reged: 02/16/06
Posts: 51
Loc: Missouri, USA
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: Longmtnman]
      #86752 - 02/28/06 05:14 AM

girl,Harley,girl,Harley....I'd rather be a girl on this site. Won't get bashed as bad as a Harley! Besides, this girl has a '68 Truimph chopper and a new America. How lucky can a girl be!! I will lurk and keep my head down since I am a newbie. I only have 10 miles on my new America and about the same on the chopper. They are both 'new' bikes this year. My husband is having more fun than he will admit on the chopper. He has a Valkyrie.

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
tattooedcouple
Adjunct


Reged: 01/23/06
Posts: 152
Loc: ohio
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: sidekick]
      #86776 - 02/28/06 06:26 AM

i came here off and on for three weeks looking at stuff on the home page and thought the site was never updated ...(the main page needs updated)then i ran across the forum and found life..as well as life in the photo post.

--------------------
=http://www.flickr.com/people/tattooedcouple/ our pics


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
ranger
Complete Newb


Reged: 02/28/06
Posts: 2
Loc: Northern New Jersey
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: FriarJohn]
      #86961 - 02/28/06 03:17 PM

I also have been lurking around for a while and thought I should register and reply. I ride a 73 Triumph Tiger that I found and got repaired and running about a year ago. I have been looking to get another bike and have been looking for info about the America and this sure seems to be the place.

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Easy_D
Member


Reged: 02/12/06
Posts: 71
Loc: Pasadena, Maryland
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: ranger]
      #86985 - 02/28/06 04:04 PM

I to have been lurking for a little bit until I found out how to register. I have a 2005 America I bought new in July installed tall sissy bar, triumph long off roads, 19 tooth sproket, no luggage except for a saddlemen drifter sissybar pack, removed the ai and its been heaven since day one. Now I have almost 1400 miles and try to get out every time the weather breaks above 40. Hopefully I'll see some of you at these triumph rides.

--------------------
Ahh beer its not just for breakfast anymore

Edited by Easy_D (02/28/06 04:06 PM)


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
djm
Complete Newb


Reged: 01/25/06
Posts: 16
Loc: Sydney, Australia
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: FriarJohn]
      #87427 - 03/01/06 06:52 PM

Morning all
Dave Here, been checking your site out for around 3 weeks.Live in Sydney from New Zealand ride a 2005 Speedmaster


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
b717doc
Learned Hand


Reged: 02/21/06
Posts: 1686
Loc: Douglasville Georgia
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: jroerden]
      #87882 - 03/03/06 06:48 AM

Mark Alexander, Hiram (Atlanta) Georgia, 2005 America (the green one) purchased 02/06, already have 1000 miles on her! Looking forward to the Georgia Rally!!!!

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
ausgnome
Complete Newb


Reged: 11/05/05
Posts: 24
Loc: Melbourne Vic Australia
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: hambone]
      #88146 - 03/03/06 05:11 PM

I've been lurking for awhile with a few posts,
I like being strange 05 America

--------------------
"Anatidaephobia" The fear that somewhere , somehow, a duck is watching you


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
TJSpeedy
Adjunct


Reged: 01/13/05
Posts: 105
Loc: Boston, Massachusetts
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: Wendell]
      #88223 - 03/04/06 05:44 AM

Same as Wendell here. Not much time to read the posts because of the military requirements. But Ill have a lot more time here soon because Im getting out. That and I want to tweak my Speedy and find some good rides in New England.

--------------------
'04 Black Speedy/BUB exhaust/AI removed/UNI Filter


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
spiffy
Complete Newb


Reged: 05/23/05
Posts: 3
Loc: AR, USA
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: FriarJohn]
      #88581 - 03/05/06 03:34 PM

Im a lurking stranger with zero posts... er, 1 post.
(I actually registered a year or two ago and posted a couple times. But that was awhile back.)

A little bit about spiffy: I like bikes! Especially cruisers. Mostly owned big cruisers (Yamaha Roadstar & Royalstar) but always had a soft spot for Triumph Bonnevilles (my dad owned a '69 bonnie back the early 70's). So while I still owned the "roadie", bought myself a '79 bonnie to play with. I thought it was the perfect bike for running around town on - which makes up about 99% of my riding - but had a lot of electrical problems and sold it. Next I got a '02 bonnie and sold my big cruiser shortly thereafter. Loved the "new" bonnie but really missed the cruiser style. So I wound up selling the new bonnie and getting another big cruiser (the royalstar). This bike turned out to be rather impractical for me and once again I found myself wanting a smaller more nimble bike. Sold the "royal" and am currently bikeless.

Anyway, I always thought the Triumph America or Speedmaster would be the perfect niche bike for me and my riding style. So, here I am in the market for one. (if only I had come to my senses sooner, eh?)


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
strick
Member


Reged: 11/01/05
Posts: 84
Loc: Jacksonville, Alabama
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: Wendell]
      #88668 - 03/06/06 05:00 AM

My name is Jason Strickland. I'm from Jacksonville, Alabama. I've been riding since I was 15. I have a 05 TBA. Right now its in the shop. Down to the frame and engine. The forks, tank, fenders, and every other body part are at the paint shop/poweder coater. I've posted pics as thigs get finished. However, nothing has been accomplished lately.

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
tombo
Complete Newb


Reged: 02/20/05
Posts: 16
Loc: Fresno, CA.
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: Wendell]
      #88853 - 03/06/06 04:32 PM

HELLO FRIAR JOHN! I'VE READ MANY OF YOUR POSTS AND I'M SURE YOU'VE READ LITTLE OF MY FEW POSTS. I'M LABELED A STRANGER BUT I'VE BEEN A MEMBER FOR A WHILE AND CHECK THE FORUMS AT LEAST ONCE A WEEK OR WHEN I HAVE A TECH ISSUE I NEED RESOLVED. YOU REGULARS ARE PRETTY COOL AND YOU ALL SEEM TO KNOW EACH OTHER OR RIDE TOGETHER. I'VE BEEN WANTING TO POST A PIC OF MY BIKE BUT TO LAZY TO GO OUT AND DO IT. YOU MIGHT NOT HERE MUCH FROM ME BUT I'M GRATEFUL FOR THIS SITE AND YOU GUYS THAT HAVE HELPED ME IN THE PAST. SEEMS IF I EVER HAVE A PROBLEM, CHANCES ARE SOMEBODY HERE HAS HAD THE SAME PROBLEM AND HAS COME COME UP WITH A GOOD SOLUTION FOR A FIX. I OWE YOU GUYS FOR SAVING ME FROM ALOT OF HEADACHES SEARCHING OR WORRYING ABOUT A PROBLEM THAT I GOT RESOLVED SIMPLY BY LOGGING ON TO THIS SITE. OR SAVING ME MONEY BY READING YOUR OPINIONS ABOUT NEW PRODUCTS AND AFTER MARKET ACCESSORIES. THANKS AGAIN AND IF I CAN DO SOMETHING FOR YOU GUYS, LET ME KNOW. I'M A WEST COASTER SO IF YOU'RE IN THE AREA LET ME KNOW AND MAYBE WE CAN RIDE SOMETIME.

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
privateer
Learned Hand


Reged: 12/18/05
Posts: 1074
Loc: Nevada, Ohio
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: FriarJohn]
      #88992 - 03/07/06 07:20 AM

I wasn't a lurker, now I feel like one though!
Only been home 3 or 4 days since the end of January and no notebook for on the road!
Oh well, Nancys TBA is lonely and told me she wanted a Rocket 3 as a playmate!
Who am I to argue?


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
the_reverend
Adjunct


Reged: 03/01/06
Posts: 117
Loc: DC
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: privateer]
      #89045 - 03/07/06 09:40 AM

Found the site a few weeks ago. My 06 Black SM is still in the crate. Comes out the week before Memorial Day and I don't know how I'll make it through all the sunny days between now and then...

--------------------
Set the gearshift for the high gear of your soul...


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Dill
Learned Hand


Reged: 03/08/06
Posts: 1540
Loc: northwood nh
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: the_reverend]
      #89360 - 03/08/06 07:17 AM

Been lurkering on this site for a few months now while trying to decide which bike to buy. Have to say that you guys influenced the decsion a little. And now I have a new 05 SM. Springs coming to NH cant wait to ride.
Dill


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
TJSpeedy
Adjunct


Reged: 01/13/05
Posts: 105
Loc: Boston, Massachusetts
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: tombo]
      #89454 - 03/08/06 03:14 PM

J. Strickland- Make sure to keep us posted on the progress. Sounds cool. What's your idea for the new paint job?

--------------------
'04 Black Speedy/BUB exhaust/AI removed/UNI Filter


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Donny
3/4 Throttle


Reged: 01/11/05
Posts: 873
Loc: Broken Arrow,Ok
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: TJSpeedy]
      #89456 - 03/08/06 03:26 PM

Im still here,I check the boards daily dont have my America anymore but still love this site been here since the begining...

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
clanrickarde
Loquacious


Reged: 03/04/06
Posts: 2527
Loc: Tucson , Az
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: Donny]
      #89641 - 03/09/06 12:37 PM

Kevin Burke ...alive and well in sunny Tucson , Arizona where you can literally ride all year round for the most part other than chilly mornings in the winter and a few monsoon rains here and there in July/August.

I have lived and worked in Tucson since 1977 when I arrived here for my final stint of duty in the USAF.

I am married, middle aged, muddled at times, and manipulated by my other half when she sees fit. She did not like the idea of me getting a bike but she is over it now.

My bike is an 04 speedmaster that the local dealer picked up from someplace. I have had her since 18 February.

I looked at Hondas and yammerhammers and kawasakies and came straight back to the Triumph. Its the only middle weight cruiser out there that looks like a motorcycle and stands out in a crowd.

I find this forum to be the cats proverbial meow simply for its dedication to the America/Speedmaster. Talk about having a place to come to to get all your questions answered..this place cannot be beat.

--------------------
"Proud to be an Infidel" ... "100% pure American Jingoist"


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
loco
Adjunct


Reged: 08/30/05
Posts: 406
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: FriarJohn]
      #89713 - 03/09/06 05:27 PM

It's loco here.....probably cause of how long winter seems to last around here. Bought the America last August mostly because of all the cool stuff I read in this forum. I managed to rack over 3000 miles before the winter blues set in.......

I check in to ba.com most every day. It has cost me dearly!! Just got the Epcos and waiting for the Freak to arrive.. (on B/O from Brent!!) Many other goodies coming...

Counting the days til takeoff........


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
thelben
Complete Newb


Reged: 02/02/05
Posts: 21
Loc: Queensland Australia
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: loco]
      #89768 - 03/10/06 02:40 AM

Yeah Me to I'm a lurker to, been a member for awhile but don't post much but I certainly injoy reading what goes on in this forum.

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
wano
Greenhorn


Reged: 05/18/05
Posts: 34
Loc: San Diego, CA.
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: FriarJohn]
      #90062 - 03/11/06 01:26 AM

My Bonnie's done 22k miles of smiles since '04. I've done a lot of lurking too. Well...I better get back to it. Bye.

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
reaper
Adjunct


Reged: 03/04/05
Posts: 113
Loc: Northwest territories, canada
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: wano]
      #90206 - 03/11/06 01:40 PM

I started lurking on this site a couple years back when I had a 2002 America. I don't post very often as I rarely have anything intelligent to say. I now have a 2004 Speedmaster and nothing intelligent to say. Rest assured however, if I think of anything you guy's will be the first to know.

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
stern12
Learned Hand


Reged: 02/27/05
Posts: 1806
Loc: Stow Ohio
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: reaper]
      #90239 - 03/11/06 04:10 PM

Quote:

I rarely have anything intelligent to say




Then you should feel right at home here!!!!

--------------------
Chris

Pain heals, Chicks dig scars, and Glory last forever.


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
GinaS
Loquacious


Reged: 10/28/05
Posts: 3463
Loc: Bristol UK.
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: stern12]
      #90263 - 03/11/06 05:14 PM

Quote:

Quote:

I rarely have anything intelligent to say




Then you should feel right at home here!!!!




Can only agree with that!!

--------------------
Gina

03 America - Pretty stock - except the TBS wheel...
06 America - missing, presumed in bits. With it's TBS wheel...
09 America - It's very blue....


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Mk1
Complete Newb


Reged: 03/12/06
Posts: 23
Loc: Wraysbury, England
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: GinaS]
      #90885 - 03/13/06 02:04 PM

I registered yesterday, so I'm fresh out of the closet as it were...just need to find my way round the site. Have seen the same names cropping up, but it's good to watch and listen.

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
DK1
Member


Reged: 01/11/05
Posts: 95
Loc: Mobile, Alabama
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: FriarJohn]
      #91022 - 03/13/06 08:02 PM

I lurk, therefore... (Hmmm, need someting witty here.)
<10 minutes later> Still thinking.
Maybe this is why I lurk?


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
DSLR
Complete Newb


Reged: 03/15/06
Posts: 6
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: DK1]
      #91717 - 03/15/06 04:22 PM

Hi
Been lurking for a year and not posted out of laziness for registering, but OH well there ye go!


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
SirWarrick
Member


Reged: 01/15/05
Posts: 50
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: FriarJohn]
      #92158 - 03/16/06 04:39 PM

You know how it is in life....you get busy with other stuff. I've been floating around for a few years. I used to post once in awhile. These days I'm only checking out the site about once a month. I lost some steam when the site was upgraded. I ride with the very informal Norcal Triumph Riders. That's what we call ourselves though we're not exclusively Truimph. We do about a dozen day rides a year and a couple of overnighters. I'll probably post soon because I need one stock mirror and I want to sell a custom Windvest windshield for a BA. It's perfect, I just never use it.
2003 Red America with 11K miles
130 mains, AI removed, Bub Slash Cuts, Uni Filter, Chrome valve cover and more.....


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Grip
Adjunct


Reged: 09/02/05
Posts: 671
Loc: West Lothian, Scotland
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: SirWarrick]
      #92391 - 03/17/06 10:29 AM

I'm one of the daytime lurkers when at work....they won't lt me login at work.

Means i tend to forget the clever quips when I get home....

The only annoying thing about not logging in is the search facility doesn;t work....

--------------------
hmmm funny line to follow


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Jmoto
Complete Newb


Reged: 03/16/06
Posts: 24
Loc: Pennsylvania
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: Wendell]
      #92501 - 03/17/06 07:03 PM

Hi my names Joe. I bought an 05 Speedmaster back in Oct. I love it. I've been lurking around gathering information from this board about exhaust, gearing, carbs, accesories, and such. Using the info from this board I decided to modify my stock exhaust. One baffel out, test ride tomorrow.

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Faye
Greenhorn


Reged: 01/11/05
Posts: 44
Loc: Melrose, FL
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: Jmoto]
      #92536 - 03/18/06 02:39 AM

I'm Faye, from beautiful Melrose, FL.

I have on 04 America. Before I do ANYTHING to my bike, I check here first, these guys have tried everything, at least once, and knows what works. All of the mods that I have made have been "proven" here first. It is an invaluable resource.

I lurk more than I post, checking in about once a week, now that my bike is just about perfect. Joined the old site, then about three months later, this one, when it came into being.

Triumphs and this site rule!

--------------------
Faye
04 America


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
unclecharlie
Loquacious


Reged: 02/17/06
Posts: 3099
Loc: USA-CT-NORWALK
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: Faye]
      #92719 - 03/18/06 05:35 PM

I'm not sure if anything is ever perfect, but I'm still trying to get mine there. I'm making good progress, thanks to this site. Charlie
BTW, I still lurk.


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Feral
Adjunct


Reged: 12/26/05
Posts: 356
Loc: Hunter Valley, NSW, Australia
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: Wendell]
      #92989 - 03/19/06 02:54 PM

Been away for a month, Now I am back, straight into a CAT 5 Cyclone.Similiar to Hurricane Katrina. It just blew over. Innisfail north of us is gone. Bike dog and family OK. But now there is another one behind it. Bloody Hell. Who was it that was poking fun at all that snow stuff you blokes get.

--------------------
A dog, a bike, a ute,
Now in the deep south.. Newcastle.
Cold winters, cold rain
Come on summer


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
TR69TR6
Adjunct


Reged: 10/23/05
Posts: 691
Loc: Washington, NJ Warren County
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: FriarJohn]
      #93348 - 03/20/06 05:21 PM

Friar, the averages are not good. Over 1500 looks and less than 100 posts. looks like you are stuck with the trash that you are familure with. Like ME. TR

--------------------
long grey beard


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
FriarJohnAdministrator
"Lighten up, Francis."


Reged: 01/11/05
Posts: 18825
Loc: East Helena, Montana
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: TR69TR6]
      #93419 - 03/20/06 09:28 PM

You're on crack. Not all the views are the lurkers. 71 posts, spread over about a month, with at least several dozen "regulars" viewing the post everytime a new reply is posted? That could easily account for 1500 views. Heck, I probably account for several-dozen or so views myself.

--------------------
BA.com Caretaker | Friarsride | jb.com


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Bud1
Complete Newb


Reged: 03/20/06
Posts: 20
Loc: Massachusetts
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: FriarJohn]
      #93489 - 03/21/06 06:40 AM

Ok, you caught me. I originally signed up in April 2003 when I bought my '03 America. I used to visit the site often but rarely shared my 2 cents. When this new site format came about I had difficulty re-signing and just gave up. Well, I decided to give it another shot, so here I am, Budman is back, like it or not. But don't expect a lot of feedback from me, I'm a lurker at heart.

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
EADGBE
Adjunct


Reged: 03/16/06
Posts: 182
Loc: LV,NV
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: FriarJohn]
      #94739 - 03/24/06 05:25 PM

Hello! My name is Mike. I'm from Vegas and my only transportation is a green 05 TBA. I appreciate all of the great information from this site. I'd love to contribute but I'm probably more of a lurker...

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
britironrider
Adjunct


Reged: 03/13/06
Posts: 429
Loc: Enon Louisiana
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: FriarJohn]
      #95330 - 03/26/06 03:07 PM

A stranger is just a friend you haven't met yet.

--------------------
You may say I'm a dreamer but I'm not the only one
John Lennon
Imagine

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty, anyone who keeps learning stays young, the greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.
Henry Ford


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
DanB
Member


Reged: 01/11/05
Posts: 62
Loc: Buckeye, Az
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: FriarJohn]
      #95481 - 03/26/06 09:57 PM

Here I am. Used to post a bit on the old board. Still check in every now and then.

Dan

--------------------
1970 Bonneville, 2001 Yamaha 250 Virago (Wife's), 2003 Speedmaster


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
LuisBe
Complete Newb


Reged: 03/26/06
Posts: 4
Loc: Colorado
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: DanB]
      #96327 - 03/29/06 07:31 AM

I was also pretty active on the old board. Just been "lurking" here on the new one.

I have noticed over the years that the more I stay away from this site, the more money I have!!! Well since I've been checking in over the past couple of days...I ordered a Wind Vest (should have it today), flush mount gas cap and some other goodies! This place is so dangerous to my bank account that I am calling Corbin today about a new seat.

Glad to be back!

Luis


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
OldGuy
Complete Newb


Reged: 02/03/05
Posts: 2
Loc: Corydon Indana USA
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: pom]
      #96897 - 03/30/06 07:16 PM

Well here's a lurker,my name is Don,Ilive in indiana
I bought my BA new in 03 as my retirment gift to myself.
I'v done a few things to it like the freak,jets,18 tooth
front sproket,staintune mufflers,and did away with the
thing that turns the pipes blue,and makes it pop on decel.


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
cookie2050
Complete Newb


Reged: 01/12/05
Posts: 9
Loc: Newcastle, England
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: OldGuy]
      #96955 - 03/31/06 04:46 AM

I haven't posted much on here yet, but do appreciate all the good info and humour that gets posted from everyone. Been without computer for a while too so have been having withdrawal symptoms
Cookie2050


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
eyesnoface
Adjunct


Reged: 01/24/06
Posts: 221
Loc: Tallahassee, FL
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: FriarJohn]
      #98623 - 04/05/06 01:11 PM

Hi, just signed up a couple of days ago. I am shopping for a used America or Speedmaster. I hope to have one in the next week or so. This will be my 1st bike and as I am new to the world of motorcycles this site has been a VERY valuable resource.

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
unclecharlie
Loquacious


Reged: 02/17/06
Posts: 3099
Loc: USA-CT-NORWALK
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: eyesnoface]
      #99439 - 04/07/06 07:27 PM

I'm a FSU grad '82. Had many great times there. Get a TBA, or SM, do the simple mods, if they haven't been done already, and ride it down to St. Mark's NWR, and enjoy some Apalachee Bay oysters. Or ride out to Dog Lake, or some of the local sinkholes like "Big Dismal". Charlie

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Mole
Adjunct


Reged: 05/25/05
Posts: 122
Loc: USA
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: unclecharlie]
      #99537 - 04/08/06 09:00 AM

Hey, guess I'm a lurker! Sometimes look at this site daily, then go for weeks without having the 'time' to lurk!
Don't post too often as I try and scan for my particular need and 9 times outta 10 find it somewhere!

Anyways, my code name is Mole, 007, secret agent from England Here in the USA to track down Jaffa cake lovers

Real name: Clive. More boring details in my bio!

--------------------
Mole,
2005 865cc Speedmaster, Teal Blue
AI removed, SS Short slash exhausts.


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
eyesnoface
Adjunct


Reged: 01/24/06
Posts: 221
Loc: Tallahassee, FL
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: unclecharlie]
      #99976 - 04/10/06 11:28 AM

Hi Unclecharlie, thanks for the tips. I can't wait to hit up the canopy roads around here too. I actually live off of Centeriville Rd. so it and Miccosukee are in my backyard.

I don't know if you remember Poseys down by St. Marks? It got destroyed during last hurricane season. Sux, great place to eat oysters.

Ciao for now.


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Barndog
Complete Newb


Reged: 04/17/06
Posts: 6
Loc: Cedar Rapids, IA
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: FriarJohn]
      #102217 - 04/18/06 06:58 PM

I helped my Dad work on his 1968 Bonnie and once we go it running I got the fever. I have been looking at this site since early 2005 when I was still drooling on the BA's In June of 2005 I got my baby. I put about 2300 miles ot it and I could not be happier with this great machine.I have learned so much from all of you! Thanks for the wealth of knowledge. I have just started messing with my bike. I put on some BUBS slash cuts and man that was what the DR. Ordered. I just ordered the AI Kit from Brent and have a new tach to put on. As time goes on I will get ballsier and try some more stuff and I am sure with all of your help I can have the tricked out bike I have always wanted! Thanks Again, Dave

--------------------
Harley Guys wish they were me!
03 Black BA w/BUB Slashcut/NO AI/NO Snork/140 mains and 45 pilots.


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Pakeha
Member


Reged: 10/12/05
Posts: 81
Loc: Queensland
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: FriarJohn]
      #102301 - 04/19/06 05:35 AM

My names Kevin. I am a Kiwi living in Aussie. Had my Black Speedmaster since 04 and have been lurking around the site since then. Only started posting about a month ago. Didnt really have anything interesting to say, nothings changed.

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Bluesbass
Adjunct


Reged: 01/15/05
Posts: 406
Loc: Earth, Quadrant B2, Grid 4A
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: FriarJohn]
      #103003 - 04/21/06 10:27 PM

John,

I've been pretty much out of touch since the beginning of the school year. That means I'm a lurker to most of the new guys here. So...are you going to delete my post?

Anyway, for those who DON'T know me, I'm a second generation member at the old site, a teacher of European history, AP Euro and Government and Civics. I enjoy political debate in the spirit of opinionated exchange, if it can be done and still respect each other. I modify my opinions all the time based on new input...I think everyone should.

I play bass in a mostly original blues rock band and tear out a piece of my house every year and pretend it will be done by the time school starts.

I ride an '03 BA with very few performance mods other than a bored out airbox, 18 tooth sprocket and drilled out valve slides...also an abortive attempt to jet to 130's that didn't work for who know's what reason. Gremlins I'm thinking.

But, I like my cosmetic mods, like that's a surprise...I can't even remember what's in my gallery anymore but go look. I'll post more soon as soon as I clean the 1 inch thick coating of bugs from the front end acquired on a 100 yard stretch of road in Canandaigua this past week. I'm glad Pat was in front of me...his car took the worst of it.

Hope to make everyone's acquaintance and reconnect with folk I've lost touch with...ride safe

BB


--------------------
Patriotism: Supporting your country all the time and your government when it deserves it. M. Twain


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
tbarider
Complete Newb


Reged: 04/25/06
Posts: 21
Loc: Little Rock, AR
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: FriarJohn]
      #103749 - 04/25/06 06:29 AM

I was member No.13 on the original BonnevilleAmerica.com forum. I have tried off and on for months to re-register with no success. I don't know what was different today, but I am glad to be back. It is great to see a lot of old-timers still around and lots of new members. I am putting new tires on my red 2002 this week and ready for some serious road time.

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
piper1
Oil Expert


Reged: 01/11/05
Posts: 2416
Loc: Knivsta, Sweden
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: tbarider]
      #103767 - 04/25/06 07:37 AM

Welcome back from former #33!

--------------------
"Wise men speak because they have something to say, fools because they have to say something."


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
baboon
Adjunct


Reged: 01/14/05
Posts: 232
Loc: Sydney Australia
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: FriarJohn]
      #103993 - 04/25/06 08:55 PM

I suppose I should 'fess up to being a lurker. I was active a year or two ago but I am working over in the north west of aussie and only get home every 6 weeks or so. I sort of read as much as I can during my break but have little time to post.

--------------------
Brett
Growing old disgracefully.


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
keithh
Complete Newb


Reged: 01/13/05
Posts: 17
Loc: germany
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: FriarJohn]
      #104100 - 04/26/06 09:50 AM

Sorry about that mate,covert trained.Lurking a speciality.Not much time nowadays,2 bikes to ride and an active club.Check us out at http://www.stragglers.de try to do better in the future.Please do`nt hit me.

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
curb
Complete Newb


Reged: 04/29/06
Posts: 18
Loc: chesterfield, Derbyshire
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: FriarJohn]
      #104843 - 04/29/06 12:13 PM

hi you good people just managed at last to get on this forum and log in. RAY it's me brian e=mailed you some moths ago about the up north run. I've been monitoring you guys for quite awhile just glad i can now try and get involved. by the way it's me who had the problem with water in the fuse box. This was'nt diagnosed by me but by the dealer mechanic after they collected the bike from my home when after charging the battery made no difference.

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
dog
Adjunct


Reged: 04/26/06
Posts: 172
Loc: memphis tn
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: Wendell]
      #105604 - 05/02/06 12:49 PM

hi,
i have had my 2002 america for about 2months, i love it. this is my first bike i waited til i was older to get one.(43) i have been reading the tech stuff and looking at photos i love this site. i live in memphis tn. so i think i am far from you. i bought my bike for a shop in pa. hermy's
so far he has been cool to talk to. i plan on lowering it and adding drag bars, and taking out air box. any advice i would love to hear.
thanks tom(dog)


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
sonnyg46
Adjunct


Reged: 04/12/06
Posts: 120
Loc: KY.
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: dog]
      #106853 - 05/08/06 04:21 PM

Hi, I'm Sonny from Kentucky, I've been here for about a month. I traded my 650 V-Star for an 02 TBA just before finding this great site. Already put over 2k miles on here and love every mile of it. I've posted a couple of pics but I've already made more changes to her since then. Just added tank bib and spikes to my ISO grips also painted the grey rear peg hangers black. Must say this sight has been very helpful finding parts for my bike. Thanks for being here.

--------------------
02 TBA 160 mains, 45 pilots, AI removed, QPD Belt Drive, Sceptre"s, Bobbed.


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
grumpy
Complete Newb


Reged: 05/09/06
Posts: 1
Loc: Martinsburg, West Virginia
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: FriarJohn]
      #107444 - 05/10/06 11:51 AM

My first post. That's because I just picked up my America last Saturday. I notice that the user name is grumpy. I actually go by grumpy ole dude because that's what I am...old.

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
beach_cruiser
Complete Newb


Reged: 05/09/06
Posts: 10
Loc: Long Beach, New York
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: grumpy]
      #107580 - 05/10/06 05:54 PM

Hey, Ive been checking out sites since picking up the 06 TBA. My first bike and so far it's been everything I was looking for. Even had my first close call today with a guido in a GTI ripping past me in my lane to run a red. He didnt even have the guts to look at me when I was two lanes over from him (of course he only managed to get himself to the next light and everyone caught up to him anyway...)

Glad to have found your site. Im open to all good advice and tips.


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Old_Wolf
3/4 Throttle


Reged: 07/20/05
Posts: 937
Loc: SK, Canada
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: beach_cruiser]
      #108064 - 05/12/06 08:25 AM

Quote:

Hey, Ive been checking out sites since picking up the 06 TBA. My first bike and so far it's been everything I was looking for. Even had my first close call today with a guido in a GTI ripping past me in my lane to run a red. He didnt even have the guts to look at me when I was two lanes over from him (of course he only managed to get himself to the next light and everyone caught up to him anyway...)

Glad to have found your site. Im open to all good advice and tips.




You be careful out among the Cagers! ...(slightly paraphrased quote from an excellent movie)

--------------------
'02 Blk/Slvr BA, Jireh fishtails, Freak, no AI, 160/42, 18T

She is the Beauty, I am the Beast.


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
yogi
Complete Newb


Reged: 05/12/06
Posts: 22
Loc: Jackson, Michigan
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: Old_Wolf]
      #108150 - 05/12/06 12:51 PM

Allright, I give, gotta get the "Lurker" label off my back. Just got my '03 Speedy and she's a beaut! Haven't ridden regularly in quite some time, can't wait to wind this bike up, as soon as I get my license back. Don't ask...DUI, yeah, stupid I know. This web site is great for tech advice and information. I'm sure I have the cleanest best tuned bike in my neck of the woods.

--------------------
"Little old lady got mutilated late last night...AAOOOO."


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
beach_cruiser
Complete Newb


Reged: 05/09/06
Posts: 10
Loc: Long Beach, New York
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: yogi]
      #108246 - 05/12/06 06:25 PM

Yogi welcome. No more Boo-Boos and you'll be set.

(Sorry I had too)


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
unclecharlie
Loquacious


Reged: 02/17/06
Posts: 3099
Loc: USA-CT-NORWALK
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: Old_Wolf]
      #108250 - 05/12/06 06:33 PM

"Amongst the English"

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Longhair
Complete Newb


Reged: 05/14/06
Posts: 6
Loc: philipsburg pa
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: FriarJohn]
      #109827 - 05/17/06 11:45 AM

hello all."long time lurker first time caller".I just wanted to sign on and say thanks,been lurking for 2 years and this site has been extremely helpfull.I have a black and silver 02 since 04,with many mods from here.thanks again

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Old_Wolf
3/4 Throttle


Reged: 07/20/05
Posts: 937
Loc: SK, Canada
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: unclecharlie]
      #109915 - 05/17/06 02:43 PM

Quote:

"Amongst the English"




you got it... (told you it was paraphrased!)

--------------------
'02 Blk/Slvr BA, Jireh fishtails, Freak, no AI, 160/42, 18T

She is the Beauty, I am the Beast.


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
SKELIBONES
Complete Newb


Reged: 05/21/06
Posts: 1
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: inthesun]
      #111257 - 05/21/06 03:31 PM

HI ED
I KNOW NOTHING ABOUT THE SPEEDMASTER BUT BOUGHT A BONNIE T100 LAST YEAR AND ALTHOUGH IT IS A TRUELY LOVELY BIKE I FEEL ITS NOT QUITE ENOUGH. THE GOOD ASPECT IS IT HOLDS ITS VALUE BUT I AM CONSIDERING THE SPEEDTRIPLE. IT JUST FEELS LIKE WHY BUY A BIKE THAT LOOKS LIKE AN OLD BIKE BUT ISNT AND IS A NEW BIKE BUT LACKS SOME OF THE QUALITIES OF A NEW BIKE ESPECIALLY IN BRAKING AND CORNERING.


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Reido113
Learned Hand


Reged: 05/19/06
Posts: 1025
Loc: Houston, TX. (west)
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: FriarJohn]
      #112157 - 05/24/06 02:35 PM

Allow me to step up and be blasted.

In Houston and just got my first Triumph. 06 TBA Silver. I've pulled the snorkel and am learning all about the bike from this site.
Awesome info here and I look forward to jumping right in!

The pipes are comming and the AI is going and the miles are gonna start climbing.

To me; Harley + Fashion Show = Lost Soul

An old Triumph rider bud of mine, from the past, turned me onto Triumphs back when? About 1993 or so. He had an Older Triumph I'm thinkin 70's. It was Bobber style some apes and kewl as F'n sh$#. I knew one day I would be here from that point on. I'm in process of hunting the ole holmes down now.

It's either Triumph or custom as hell for me.

Love the bike now let me get.

Chime complete!

Reid Williams (Reido113) "stranger"

Ewwwww "newbie" after the post. Watch out here I come.

--------------------
06BA,-AI,NoBfls,K&NPods,TBS,155/45,2 3/4Out,SidGapPlgs,Wirsnbrs
NawImPrityFknFarFrmOkMan

Edited by Reido113 (05/24/06 02:36 PM)


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
HeneryHawk
Learned Hand


Reged: 05/31/06
Posts: 1026
Loc: Cambridge,IL
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: Reido113]
      #114749 - 06/01/06 09:13 PM

Hi all. New to board. Picked up my new 04 Speedmaster ( no miles, yes its new. Talk about a sweet deal! ) the first week of May. Got a 1000 miles on it already and having fun. Have added numerous things, next is the Sceptre pipes.

--------------------
Our Liberties We Prize and Our Rights We Will Maintain

If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and will never be.----Thomas Jefferson


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
okie54
Adjunct


Reged: 01/23/05
Posts: 303
Loc: Tulsa
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: Wendell]
      #115523 - 06/04/06 08:01 PM

Mark, live in south Florida, been a member of this forum for a long time but we switched to new boards it has taken me awhile to get used to them. Also had some heart problems and Doc took me off of the Blue Bonnie for awhile. Riding again but not with Doc's permission.

--------------------
A Dyslexic Man Walks Into A Bra


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
FriarJohnAdministrator
"Lighten up, Francis."


Reged: 01/11/05
Posts: 18825
Loc: East Helena, Montana
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: FriarJohn]
      #115967 - 06/06/06 06:26 AM

Fly away little thread, be free...

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Big_Poppy
Learned Hand


Reged: 06/14/06
Posts: 1138
Loc: USA-Marietta, Georgia
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: FriarJohn]
      #120745 - 06/21/06 07:42 PM

Question, how long before we are no longer strangers ?

Bought my new 06 TBA three weeks ago this Sat. picked her up and rode home 47 miles in a downpour.

Love her deeply already I have only 600 miles on her have to ride between the rain drops. It is get better through it only rained twice last week once for three days and once of four days.

Just heard the weather for this weekend rain Sat. and Sun. I think that makes it 10 or 11 straight weekends with rain in CT..

--------------------
John 06 America Mulberry\Silver
"Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time"


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
bonnyusa
Big Bore


Reged: 01/11/05
Posts: 9223
Loc: Lake Placid, Fl.
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: Big_Poppy]
      #120755 - 06/21/06 08:14 PM

25 posts...

--------------------
"Never underestimate the power of human stupidity" - Robert Heinlein


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Topher
Member


Reged: 06/20/06
Posts: 98
Loc: Minneapolis, MN
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: bonnyusa]
      #120790 - 06/21/06 10:12 PM

Guilty as charged, been lurking for a while. I bought my first bike '06 Speedmaster Black... almost one week old, only 500 miles, seems that once you buy a bike it never stops raining long enough to use it. love it though, best bike I have ever owned ;~) Seems like a great forum. Helped me several times already... so thanks for that.

--------------------
~Topher


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Big_Poppy
Learned Hand


Reged: 06/14/06
Posts: 1138
Loc: USA-Marietta, Georgia
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: Topher]
      #121067 - 06/22/06 02:52 PM

I forgot to add that line. I really apprecaite a place for us lunkers to go and learn what other owners are doing and the response you get when you have a question on your bike. I tried the "cruise control" rubber washer on the throttle what a difference it made no more hand cramps and the throttle just rolls back with little effort.

Thanks again.

--------------------
John 06 America Mulberry\Silver
"Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time"


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Airdale
Complete Newb


Reged: 09/18/05
Posts: 6
Loc: Leesburg, Florida
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: Wendell]
      #124671 - 07/05/06 03:53 PM

Patrick Riordan, Leesburg Florida. Retired Navy and wanna-be aircraft mechanic. That "Stranger" thing really bugs me. Guess I better start getting my post count up a little. Bought my 05 TBA about 7-8 months ago. I cannot help but break into a HUGE grin everytime I step out to the garage! I get more looks, compliments, and thumbs up from folks all over. There is a lot of respect out there for these Triumphs.

I have to thank all here for the incredible wealth of information & knowledge you have provided me with here. I hope to post some pics soon to show how much I have benefited from this website.

I Love my Triumph, She is a thing of Beauty!


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Bluesbass
Adjunct


Reged: 01/15/05
Posts: 406
Loc: Earth, Quadrant B2, Grid 4A
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: Airdale]
      #124690 - 07/05/06 05:06 PM

Patrick...

Just wanted to say hey. This is an old thread that doesn't see much activity these days. Your experiences are well-known to us all. Only idiots sneer at these bikes. There are always nifty little mods you can do - I'm for the small things that add up as opposed to the big flashy things - but nevertheless right off the line the America has been turning heads since it came out. Welcome in...if you haven't checked Brent's site out yet for your bling... you oughta. He's a great guy to deal with and a great supporter of our site.

BB


--------------------
Patriotism: Supporting your country all the time and your government when it deserves it. M. Twain


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
SDKimo
3/4 Throttle


Reged: 07/02/06
Posts: 853
Loc: Huntington Beach, CA
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: FriarJohn]
      #124995 - 07/06/06 10:34 PM

Ok I will jump in....I am looking at speedmasters and trying to decide if I want one....

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
FriarJohnAdministrator
"Lighten up, Francis."


Reged: 01/11/05
Posts: 18825
Loc: East Helena, Montana
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: SDKimo]
      #124999 - 07/06/06 10:42 PM

Of course you want one! Best money you'll ever spend!

--------------------
BA.com Caretaker | Friarsride | jb.com


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
SDKimo
3/4 Throttle


Reged: 07/02/06
Posts: 853
Loc: Huntington Beach, CA
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: FriarJohn]
      #125000 - 07/06/06 10:44 PM

Trying to get a feel of how much customizing you can do...I like the look of sonnyg46Z's TBA '02

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
FriarJohnAdministrator
"Lighten up, Francis."


Reged: 01/11/05
Posts: 18825
Loc: East Helena, Montana
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: SDKimo]
      #125001 - 07/06/06 10:48 PM

Take a tour of the Photopost gallery. It covers a lot of ground. And keep asking questions. That's how we all learn.

--------------------
BA.com Caretaker | Friarsride | jb.com


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
SDKimo
3/4 Throttle


Reged: 07/02/06
Posts: 853
Loc: Huntington Beach, CA
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: FriarJohn]
      #125004 - 07/06/06 10:52 PM

Yep...thanks...dropped a line to sonnyg46Z

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Bluesbass
Adjunct


Reged: 01/15/05
Posts: 406
Loc: Earth, Quadrant B2, Grid 4A
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: SDKimo]
      #125069 - 07/07/06 06:20 AM

Jim....NNNOOOOOO...You want to look at Americas. And YESSSSSSSS...you want one.

BB

--------------------
Patriotism: Supporting your country all the time and your government when it deserves it. M. Twain


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Brummie
3/4 Throttle


Reged: 07/05/06
Posts: 879
Loc: Birmingham UK
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: Wendell]
      #131064 - 07/28/06 08:23 AM

This time next week I'll have my Silver America !

--------------------
If you do it today you MIGHT regret it. If you CAN'T do it tomorrow you WILL regret it.



Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
baileyjj
Member


Reged: 05/17/06
Posts: 50
Loc: Decatur, GA
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: Brummie]
      #131071 - 07/28/06 08:36 AM

congrats Brummie....I have the sliver/graphite TBA and she turns lots of heads....

--------------------
Julie


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
redbike7
3/4 Throttle


Reged: 07/24/06
Posts: 948
Loc: Cedar Park, Texas
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: FriarJohn]
      #131698 - 07/30/06 02:01 PM

Okay so you found me! My name's Richard, Austin, Texas. I've got a '06 America with 2100 miles on it(got in in June). Lots of extras. This is the best forum for Triumph I have found.

--------------------
Redbike7

2006 America
No amount of skill can overcome gross stupidity. Ask me how I know...never mind, I forgot...


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
benjammin
Adjunct


Reged: 08/02/06
Posts: 224
Loc: Woodbridge, VA
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: redbike7]
      #132840 - 08/03/06 07:50 AM

Dang Richard, I thought I was doing good with my 06 Speedmaster. I got it June 20, and I've put 1100 miles on it. Guess I'll have to start catching up.

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Brummie
3/4 Throttle


Reged: 07/05/06
Posts: 879
Loc: Birmingham UK
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: baileyjj]
      #132867 - 08/03/06 09:27 AM

Quote:

congrats Brummie....I have the sliver/graphite TBA and she turns lots of heads....




You are a person of exquisite taste then Julie !

--------------------
If you do it today you MIGHT regret it. If you CAN'T do it tomorrow you WILL regret it.



Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
trboam
Adjunct


Reged: 01/13/05
Posts: 138
Loc: silver springs,nv
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: Brummie]
      #134768 - 08/09/06 04:44 AM

IVE BEEN A MEMBER SINCE BEFORE THE REMODEL.
DIDNT CARE FOR BEING CALLED A STRANGER, OR EVEN NOW A NEWBIE
OH WELL, GUESS I JUST HAVE TO GET OVER IT AND SPEND MORE TIME LURKING AROUND HERE.

STV

--------------------
GRAND MASTER WIZARD


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
FriarJohnAdministrator
"Lighten up, Francis."


Reged: 01/11/05
Posts: 18825
Loc: East Helena, Montana
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: trboam]
      #134794 - 08/09/06 06:33 AM

Quote:

IVE BEEN A MEMBER SINCE BEFORE THE REMODEL.
DIDNT CARE FOR BEING CALLED A STRANGER, OR EVEN NOW A NEWBIE
OH WELL, GUESS I JUST HAVE TO GET OVER IT AND SPEND MORE TIME LURKING AROUND HERE.

STV




There's one definitive way to change that: post more. But first, please turn off the caps lock.

--------------------
BA.com Caretaker | Friarsride | jb.com


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
BubbaD
Complete Newb


Reged: 07/07/06
Posts: 5
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: benjammin]
      #134824 - 08/09/06 08:08 AM

Quote:

Dang Richard, I thought I was doing good with my 06 Speedmaster. I got it June 20, and I've put 1100 miles on it. Guess I'll have to start catching up.




Amatuers I've got a '06 TBA that I bought at about the same time with over 3600 on it. And I haven't ridden it nearly as much as I wanted or expected to when I bought it. Such is life...

I figured I should get around to posting in here. I've been lurking for a while (prior to buying the bike). I've managed to post once, pimping the dealership where I bought my bike. They're a great bunch of guys and they have taken care of me and a friend of mine who bought a Rocket III (thanks to my persuasion). I love my TBA. It's a great ride and I've had a blast riding with my neighbor in the twisties. And I love the fact that it turns heads everywhere I go. I've been on a couple of rides where I was the only Triumph in a sea of HDs, and it seemed to me that my bike got the most attention. But of course, that could be the rosey glasses that I've been wearing as well


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
DannyD
Complete Newb


Reged: 07/23/06
Posts: 13
Loc: Hillsboro, Oregon, USA
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: BubbaD]
      #134835 - 08/09/06 08:49 AM

The web site is great. It took me a couple days just to get through the pictures. I was looking at buying a bike for a couple months and didn't like what I saw, until I went to the local Triumph dealer. Now I have to figure out how to get the two cars and a bike in our two car garage. I would like to really modify the bike, so a used one, to give me more money, is what I might be looking for. As for the title of lurker, the wife would probably agree with that title when I surprise and grab her.

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
UhOh
Complete Newb


Reged: 08/09/06
Posts: 1
Loc: Hot Humid West Tennessee USA.
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: DannyD]
      #135034 - 08/09/06 06:23 PM

Quote:

As for the title of lurker, the wife would probably agree with that title when I surprise and grab her.




I've been accused of being a lurker in this way as well. It can be quite challenging too! I do however, use my own wife as the lurkee....

I've been reading the BA.com posts for about a month now and have found them very informative and entertaining. So yeah, I've been lurking.

I am a returning rider with a tough decision to make. Which bike to get. This is really a tough decision...

I rode mostly H-D's back before "The Fad" began. you remember, back when the transverse four was going to rule the world and the V-Twin was an obsolete and dying mount.

I bought and sold a bunch of 'em and got out of the bikes all together, thinking that "The Fad" would be over in a year or so and I could pick up a nice late model weekend warrior's bike when he got tired of it. Well,,, Ahem... Has it been a year yet??

My requirements for my new bike are:

Upright riding position. (I'm too old and fat to be a jockey.)

Hard luggage capable. (I carry a lot of junk at times.)

Trailer hitch capable. (See above.)

Comfortable cruising at 70+ MPH.

No H-D's. (Everybody and their brother has one.)

No H-D clones. (Everybody's brother and their uncle has one.)

No 2 wheeled Mars rovers. (I want an old school standard/cruiser/tourer. Not something that was designed by Buck Rogers after some bad mushrooms.)

My short list of bikes are:

Bonneville America or most likely Speedmaster.

Moto Guzzi Stone/California/EV.

Ducati GT1000

BMW R1150r

Notice anything about my choices? They're all twins. I like twins!

The BMW is a little too Buck Rogers-ish but it rides great. It is a little "soul-less" though, if you know what I mean.

The Ducati is an old school bike and I do fit it but, I haven't been able to ride one yet.

The Guzzi's feel right and are currently tied for first place. It would be however, an unsold '03 or '04 as Guzzi can't get their act together in the U.S. The rest of the world is getting new standard/cruiser,tourers but, the U.S. only gets the Mars rovers.

The BA and SM are tied with the Guzzi in my book. A little less power but, a little less weight. The Guzzi has the edge on handling but, I'm not a knee dragger anyway.

My head hurts... Decisions, decisions...

The BA does have a really big plus though. When I got on one for the first time, It felt like, well, it was so "right" that it felt like I had ridden it for years.

Now, before I have to put on my Nomex undies, I am not badmouthing the H-D or those bikes styled after it. I do like a lot of them. I just refuse to be one of the crowd. It's a choice. I guess that makes me anti-social, huh? I've been labeled worse...

Let me know your thoughts and opinions! I need valid arguments about my choices, pro or con.

Whew! I sure am longwinded aren't I...

Thanks

--------------------
Dave


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
BrianT
Loquacious


Reged: 06/18/06
Posts: 2626
Loc: Fort Lauderdale, FL USA.
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: inthesun]
      #135073 - 08/09/06 09:01 PM

Ed, I just went through the same decision. I bought a 2003 Speedmaster, 1800 miles, $5300. This was about $3000 less than the best 'out the door' price on a 2006. The '06 has the larger engine, but all the tests I've seen put the performance about even. If you're like most of us, your bike
won't remain stock for long anyway. My advice is if you can find a clean, low-mileage '03, grab it. Good luck!

--------------------
Steelheart- '03 Speedmaster Black/Yellow
The Hayabusa Killa
16" Shorties/140 mains/Airbox drilled
Procom CDI

"There is no cure for Celibacy. But we can treat the symptoms."


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
red352
Adjunct


Reged: 08/03/06
Posts: 290
Loc: Space Coast, Florida
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: Wendell]
      #135074 - 08/09/06 09:01 PM

I have been a lurker for a few days now, and it is changing my life! Now, when I'm not riding, washing, polishing or admiring my bike, I'm lurking! What a perfect way to feed my obsessive/strange(r) side. Fortunately, I live in paradise where 12 months of riding (barring hurricanes) is possible. Used to live in Seeley Lake, Montana where snowmobiles are more the speed for the majority of the year. I do miss the mountains, I don't miss the winters!

--------------------
Randy:

'05 TBA Green/silver AI out


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
FriarJohnAdministrator
"Lighten up, Francis."


Reged: 01/11/05
Posts: 18825
Loc: East Helena, Montana
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: red352]
      #135099 - 08/09/06 10:53 PM

Quote:

Used to live in Seeley Lake, Montana



No kidding! You could have been the third Montana member. Oh well...

I stayed in Seeley a few weeks ago. I forgot how pretty it is up there.

--------------------
BA.com Caretaker | Friarsride | jb.com


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Nomad
Adjunct


Reged: 11/05/05
Posts: 234
Loc: Now back home in England !!!!
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: FriarJohn]
      #135105 - 08/10/06 01:49 AM

I'm guilty of lurking !!! Have recently set up a new business (bought a village pub and restaurant) so haven't had much time to read the forum boards or to post !!

We are in the process of refurbishing the place but if any members happen to find themselves in Kent (Medway area) a warm welcome awaits you !!


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
red352
Adjunct


Reged: 08/03/06
Posts: 290
Loc: Space Coast, Florida
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: FriarJohn]
      #136138 - 08/12/06 04:18 PM

If you stayed in Seeley a few weeks ago, I probably know the people. I used to work at Rovero's in town and my wife and kids all worked at various establishments around. Everything from the Double Arrow Resort to the Tamaracks on the lake. I used to own the little house on U.S. 83 about five miles north of town. I do miss the place every once in a while, but then I remember the winter snows of 1996!

--------------------
Randy:

'05 TBA Green/silver AI out


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
his400
Member


Reged: 08/09/06
Posts: 84
Loc: SE, CT
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: red352]
      #136152 - 08/12/06 05:29 PM

I'm trying not to lurk so I can lose this darn "Stranger" tag... without posting flipantly....

--------------------


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
freedomModerator
Check Pants


Reged: 01/12/05
Posts: 5590
Loc: NW, MT
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: red352]
      #136200 - 08/12/06 08:05 PM

Quote:

but then I remember the winter snows of 1996!




That was the last "real" winter we had in these parts. I had snow 6' on the level. The piles from the opening the driveway with the farm tractor were so deep I couldn't see out my front windows for a couple months.

On the other hand I haven't picked up the snow shovel for two winters now. Ya, the Seeley-Swan area is great, although I rarely get over that way.

JH

--------------------
"It's not what I say that's important, it's what you hear" Red Auerbach


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
FriarJohnAdministrator
"Lighten up, Francis."


Reged: 01/11/05
Posts: 18825
Loc: East Helena, Montana
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: red352]
      #136216 - 08/12/06 09:23 PM

Quote:

If you stayed in Seeley a few weeks ago, I probably know the people.




I wanna say it was the Seeley Motor Inn. North end of town.

--------------------
BA.com Caretaker | Friarsride | jb.com


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Stef
Greenhorn


Reged: 09/29/06
Posts: 29
Loc: Central Texas
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: FriarJohn]
      #155005 - 10/15/06 04:25 PM

I'll have to respectfully disagree with splodge, there is no one stranger than me. Just recently got the bug again, or perhaps redicovered it.

2006 Speedmaster, -AI, other bits and pieces, a black beauty named Elizabeth

My elderly mother had two things to say when they met. #1 - You'll kill yourself. #2 - It's beautiful.

All the best,
Stef - central Texas


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
unclecharlie
Loquacious


Reged: 02/17/06
Posts: 3099
Loc: USA-CT-NORWALK
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: Stef]
      #155012 - 10/15/06 04:47 PM

Quote:

mother had two things to say



My, now 89yo, mom had 2 things to say as well:
"I thought those were out of your system by now"
and "that sure is a beautiful motorcycle!"

Uncle Charlie


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Stef
Greenhorn


Reged: 09/29/06
Posts: 29
Loc: Central Texas
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: unclecharlie]
      #155023 - 10/15/06 05:19 PM

Moms! Ya got to love 'em... when they're not doing their best to drive you nuts!

Stef


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
bjhube
Adjunct


Reged: 03/02/07
Posts: 112
Loc: Colorado
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: Stef]
      #192132 - 03/20/07 09:49 PM

I come I lurk I go Live in Colorado just getting nice to ride.. Have a 2004 speedmaster..Like all the looks I get and only one in town.. Get to hear all the old guys talk about their old bonnnies when they look at my ride... Wait I am one of them old guys

--------------------
Black 04 sm freak AI removed TORs 152 jets


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
bjhube
Adjunct


Reged: 03/02/07
Posts: 112
Loc: Colorado
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: bjhube]
      #192133 - 03/20/07 09:50 PM

Trying not to get messy

--------------------
Black 04 sm freak AI removed TORs 152 jets


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Battleaxe
Complete Newb


Reged: 03/20/07
Posts: 1
Loc: In my dreams
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: bjhube]
      #192139 - 03/20/07 10:41 PM

I am a lurker, I can't help myself. I had to find a new motorcycle. I finally did it though I am in the process of buying an '07 Bonnie black. Yeah! I am bringing her home in a couple of days after all the paperwork is done.

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
popcorn
Adjunct


Reged: 06/13/06
Posts: 312
Loc: Akron Ohio
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: Battleaxe]
      #192158 - 03/21/07 03:17 AM

Alright, I'm guilty like the rest. My name is Phil. I once in a while add my 2 cents, but not as much as I should. Have a 06 America thats comming up on a year old next month. I'm on here almost every morning for a short time at least. Want to thank everyone for their help and knowledge to my questions.

--------------------
Beautiful Black, T Bike pipes cross pipe blocked 18 tooth.


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
bigred1
Complete Newb


Reged: 03/21/07
Posts: 10
Loc: bracknell, berkshire,uk
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: popcorn]
      #192300 - 03/21/07 12:37 PM

i have been keeping tabs on this and many other triumph related sites but this sems to have all the answers and as such i have graced it with my presence (not) nice to meet you all and look forward to adding my my twopence worth every now and then

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
saber7469
Greenhorn


Reged: 07/28/06
Posts: 33
Loc: Yorkville, IL
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: bigred1]
      #192311 - 03/21/07 01:10 PM

How do I get "stranger" off my postings?

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Arsenalfan
Loquacious


Reged: 01/12/05
Posts: 4541
Loc: Cleveland, Tennessee
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: saber7469]
      #192345 - 03/21/07 03:22 PM

Quote:

How do I get "stranger" off my postings




Come here on a regular basis and talk to us. Before you know it you will be a Poo Bah. What ever that is.

--------------------
Arsenalfan. AKA Mark Able
Seller of fine automobiles.
Jaguar, Land Rover, Porsche of Chattanooga
423-424-4000


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
birchr
Monkey Butt


Reged: 01/12/05
Posts: 7643
Loc: Lancashire UK
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: Arsenalfan]
      #192350 - 03/21/07 03:29 PM

Hey and a very warm welcome to all the new lurkers, chip in your 2 pence/2 cents worth is always welcome

--------------------

Ray(UK)


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
oneijack
Loquacious


Reged: 08/27/06
Posts: 2555
Loc: East Hampton,CT
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: saber7469]
      #192357 - 03/21/07 03:55 PM

Quote:

How do I get "stranger" off my postings?




Become less strange.

--------------------
The percentage you're paying is too high-priced
While you're living beyond all your means
And the man in the suit has just bought a new car
From the profit he's made on your dreams


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
osobad
Complete Newb


Reged: 11/13/06
Posts: 18
Loc: tampa area florida
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: oneijack]
      #192393 - 03/21/07 05:32 PM

bin lurking for a few months with just a couple of post. Started riding again 6 months a go. Now have triumphs. 2002 tt600 and 2004 america. loving it

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
The_Dog33
Fe Butt


Reged: 02/01/07
Posts: 22566
Loc: NE PA USA
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: osobad]
      #192395 - 03/21/07 05:37 PM

guess I'm doomed to stranger forever!!

--------------------
I learned all I need to know about life by killing smart people and eating their brains.
Eat right ,Exercise ,Stay fit, Die Anyway!
some shots of our bikes


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
The_Dog33
Fe Butt


Reged: 02/01/07
Posts: 22566
Loc: NE PA USA
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: The_Dog33]
      #192396 - 03/21/07 05:39 PM

I just looked it says journeyman...I don't feel any less strange!!!

--------------------
I learned all I need to know about life by killing smart people and eating their brains.
Eat right ,Exercise ,Stay fit, Die Anyway!
some shots of our bikes


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Pigboy
Greenhorn


Reged: 01/30/05
Posts: 29
Loc: Sacto, CA
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: The_Dog33]
      #195081 - 03/28/07 07:13 PM

Pigboy.

More riding, less reading, I guess.

--------------------
Pigboy
2004 TBA


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
okiebob
Adjunct


Reged: 05/13/07
Posts: 201
Loc: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: FriarJohn]
      #212799 - 05/16/07 10:59 PM

Bob Scrutchfield, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. I have made a few recent posts. Just got back into riding after a 40 year break. Purchased my '03 Speedmaster on May 12th.

--------------------
2003 Speedmaster

I won't rise to the occasion, but I'll slide over to it.


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Powerband
Greenhorn


Reged: 05/11/07
Posts: 35
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: okiebob]
      #212801 - 05/16/07 11:29 PM

Shall be reader until I become rider (again).

John


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
DEWARS
Adjunct


Reged: 05/04/07
Posts: 122
Loc: Va & SC
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: Powerband]
      #212957 - 05/17/07 12:24 PM

Since i just got my BA two days ago, I've been busy with DMV stuff and state inspection, and in between reading everything I can find on these forums about AI removal, air box enemas, and pipe gutting. I'm enjoying all of it.

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
roundy77
Loquacious


Reged: 01/11/05
Posts: 3607
Loc: Houston,TX
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: DEWARS]
      #212960 - 05/17/07 12:32 PM

Quote:

... air box enemas..... I'm enjoying all of it.




That's a good one. We're going to have to start a our own dictionary here....

--------------------
Stewart
.......
"It's outside your field of expertise."
"Poppycock normally is."


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Hillbillywill
Greenhorn


Reged: 03/15/07
Posts: 43
Loc: Switzerland \ Scotland
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: roundy77]
      #212982 - 05/17/07 02:09 PM

Better late than never..........!

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Picasso736
Adjunct


Reged: 05/20/07
Posts: 482
Loc: Anderson, SC
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: Hillbillywill]
      #214467 - 05/21/07 06:52 PM

Sold my Yamaha 3 yrs ago. Wife said next bike is a HD Lowrider. I said, well get you one, I wanna Triumph.

She's coming around and is laughing at the HD posers now.

The final debate... Speedster vs Bonnie.

--------------------
George

Freelance Observer

07 BA with 605's, engine dresser bars, and cheap saddle bags.


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Jack_D
Adjunct


Reged: 01/11/05
Posts: 580
Loc: Camptonville, CA
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: Picasso736]
      #214483 - 05/21/07 07:19 PM

welcome to the site George. The BA is the best, but can't go wrong with the Speedmaster either

--------------------
BA has Freak, 160mains, 44pilots, air mix3 1/2 to 4 turns, BUBS dresser dogs. Never had more fun on any bike - 2nd bike 2008 RIIIT


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
The_Dog33
Fe Butt


Reged: 02/01/07
Posts: 22566
Loc: NE PA USA
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: Jack_D]
      #214488 - 05/21/07 07:34 PM

I think the one that is closest to what you want and least expensive to change the parts over to what you like about both.

--------------------
I learned all I need to know about life by killing smart people and eating their brains.
Eat right ,Exercise ,Stay fit, Die Anyway!
some shots of our bikes


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
bennyd
Member


Reged: 04/01/07
Posts: 82
Loc: TN
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: The_Dog33]
      #214494 - 05/21/07 07:40 PM

I am up to newbie status now. I am still looking to beat that freakin bothersome 1200 sporty that my bro. owns!!!

--------------------
06 BA, TOR's, 17T front sprocket, 135/42, needles shimmed, AI removed, drilled airbox, K&N air filter, desnorked, SM seat and risers, drag bars, pro-grips....let's ride!!


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Conwy
Learned Hand


Reged: 05/21/07
Posts: 1354
Loc: Kent, WA, USA
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: Picasso736]
      #214495 - 05/21/07 07:41 PM

Greetings one and all from rainy Seattle, Washington!!

I'm a newbie rider (I don't count moped, mini-bikes, and the like from my youth), completed the Basic Rider class, was planning on buying a Yamaha until my brother, the hard core biker, got me looking again at the Triumphs. I considered the Triumphs briefly before, but figured the Yamaha would be better because it has a bigger engine and Yamaha is better known. OK... I was misguided, I admit it.
However, I have seen the light and am planning on getting an America with the blue/white colour scheme in late June, after I finish a big job o'seas. I've spent the past few months reading this forum and trying to figure out my priorities in mods. Obviousy the AI has to go ASAP. I'll probably switch to a more respectable, but not too obnoxious, set of pipes at same time. I'm thinking TOR longs, but still reading up on Bubs and T-bikes. And do something with the airbox. I am interested in the Freak as well, but I don't have alot of tools/space on hand to do it myself, may have to let dealer do it. That or just keep original airbox for now.

After that, with some riding practice, I'll get a wind screen/lowers. Then I'll start with the little things such as oil pressure gauge, clock, kneepads, tall sissy bar, bags, etc.

I'll probably have more questions once I actually have the bike in late June. I'm just trying to decide on dealer. Neither local place has really impressed me. The salesman in Lynnwood told me he had an 06 SM, but couldn't figure where the ignition key went for the America when he went to fire it up. He was looking around up by the speedo.
The showroom America, at dealer in Issaquah, had loose screws on the left brake handle assembly. I sat on the bike and started tightening the assembly by hand.

If anyone from the Seattle area can recommend one dealer or the other, please let me know.

Anyway, I like all the good intel on this site and hope to contribute what and when I can.

--------------------
Blue/White 2007 TBA, Thruxton needles, Unifilter, AI removed, Polaris Bellmouth, Bubs, Nology Coils/wires, Lightbar, Ricor Intiminators, Hagon Nitros, Tall Sissy Bar w/luggage rack, Dart flyscreen & Lowers. 130 Mains, TrueGel Battery MG12-BS.


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
chopperpaul
Learned Hand


Reged: 03/01/05
Posts: 1284
Loc: Westborough MA
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: Conwy]
      #214511 - 05/21/07 08:03 PM

Hi all!
Chopperpaul here, I am a lurker because of my weak typing skills. This was my identical twin brother's favorite web sight and he posted all the time. Sadly my brother (Counselor) passed away two years ago today. He and I built custom bikes together and won many trophies at shows with our many builds Harleys,Nortons,B.M.W.s,etc and of course many Triumphs. I thought he was nuts when he sold his two year old Harley to buy a brand new Speedmaster in '03.(He kept his multi show winning '72 Bonnie chopper). He loved his speedmaster and I knew I had to keep it
when he passed,increasing my collection to seven customs in my garage.
I have just finished some radical changes to his bike in anticipation of a 1st place trophy at the Mass British Iron Association anual spring show in the Hinkley class. I'll post some photos soon and let you all know how I do at the show.
Cheerio,(that's what you guys say,right?)Paul

--------------------
Strangler


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
rwright
Adjunct


Reged: 05/01/05
Posts: 362
Loc: Choctaw, Oklahoma
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: okiebob]
      #214525 - 05/21/07 08:27 PM

Bob,
Welcome to the forum. Sending you a PM.


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Wade
Saddle Sore


Reged: 05/09/07
Posts: 5056
Loc: North Ga . USA
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: chopperpaul]
      #214529 - 05/21/07 08:30 PM

The blinds are drawn,lights are dimmed,wife is asleep,Lola is resting in her bedroom,and I search,and scroll,and respond,and........lurk,yes,I confess,it's much better to be reticent and be perceived less than intelligent than to stroke a few misguided keys and remove all doubt.Wade,rider of Lola for 2 years now,and have an undying passion for motion,wind and British metallurgy.

--------------------
2005 Model . Two Fast Eddy stickers , a bell and a clock . She's Lola . She tinkles and keeps time .

http://s649.photobucket.com/albums/uu211/britbike05/


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
bonnyusa
Big Bore


Reged: 01/11/05
Posts: 9223
Loc: Lake Placid, Fl.
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: chopperpaul]
      #214536 - 05/21/07 08:38 PM

Very sorry to hear of Kevin's passing. I am honored to have his SM right side cover plate on my bike. He sent it to me years ago. It will never come off...

--------------------
"Never underestimate the power of human stupidity" - Robert Heinlein


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
rwright
Adjunct


Reged: 05/01/05
Posts: 362
Loc: Choctaw, Oklahoma
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: UhOh]
      #214545 - 05/21/07 08:51 PM

Dave,
Had I known about the Guzzi California before I bought my Speedmaster it may have been near the top of my list too. But, I've settled in with the Speedmaster and glad I did. The forward controls are nice and like you said it just feels right.


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Jonesy
Complete Newb


Reged: 07/09/06
Posts: 10
Loc: Australia
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: Wendell]
      #214568 - 05/21/07 11:45 PM

Yes im a stalker !!
hi im Craig Jones from Western Australia. have had this site in my favs for a while. Was to order a 07' Speedie, but while waiting them to come out i found a 01' TBird i couldnt resist!!!
So may have to wait for the 08' Speedie (or for the Mrs to leave)
To All the regulars, Thanks for the great input and the many years worth of advice that on these pages. its priceless!!!

Any rumors yet on the 08' Speedy?


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
bennybmnModerator
Should be Riding


Reged: 01/11/05
Posts: 12877
Loc: Long Island, NY
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: chopperpaul]
      #214676 - 05/22/07 07:28 AM

Hey Paul,

I think I met you and your brother in the summer of 02 on a ride from Shrewsbury down to Hooters! My first summer with the bike, and it got all the attention cause it was new VERY sorry to hear of his passing! And if it is you, then I have seen that bike and it is GREAT! And loud I hope to make it up to the BIA show next weekend with a bunch of the other folks from here to meet you!! See ya then.

--------------------
Benny

Black & Silver '02
Too many mods to list
Not enough miles ridden


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
vidiot601
Adjunct


Reged: 04/01/07
Posts: 260
Loc: Northern Virginia
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: bennybmn]
      #215030 - 05/22/07 09:11 PM

Veni, vidi, lurki...
"I came, I saw, I lurked".

--------------------
Remember; no matter where you go, there you are.


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
bradleyd
Adjunct


Reged: 09/23/05
Posts: 455
Loc: Stratford, CT
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: vidiot601]
      #215058 - 05/23/07 03:28 AM

I'm just lurkin' along.

--------------------
Brad

Neon Blue '05 SM

Where are the pedals on this thing?


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
NickN
Complete Newb


Reged: 06/19/07
Posts: 22
Loc: Ipswich, Suffolk, England
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: Wendell]
      #227739 - 06/25/07 01:26 PM

just found this thread.

Hello everyone,

greetings from Ipswich, Suffolk, England

--------------------
Nick


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
birchr
Monkey Butt


Reged: 01/12/05
Posts: 7643
Loc: Lancashire UK
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: NickN]
      #227742 - 06/25/07 01:28 PM

Hello Nick, nice to have you on board

--------------------

Ray(UK)


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
DEWARS
Adjunct


Reged: 05/04/07
Posts: 122
Loc: Va & SC
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: birchr]
      #227813 - 06/25/07 04:34 PM

I read (lurk) around a bit, but I'm a little leary to take away the time and space of some members who display an uncanny Digital Verbosity Prowess (DVP).

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
scott07america
Complete Newb


Reged: 05/10/07
Posts: 16
Loc: Kansas City
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: DEWARS]
      #228123 - 06/26/07 03:02 PM

Been lurking for about a month now. About the same time I picked up my 07 America. 700 miles later I can't believe I went 15 years since my last bike. Greetings to everyone.

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
EDG1911
Adjunct


Reged: 09/19/06
Posts: 325
Loc: SpaceCoastFL
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: scott07america]
      #230196 - 07/02/07 03:09 PM

Hello all,

Been lurking for a long while soaking up all the good info.

I have a few questions I'll be posting in the future.

I have a '05 Speedy..Black.

EDG


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
1609
Complete Newb


Reged: 04/26/06
Posts: 24
Loc: Maryland
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: EDG1911]
      #230266 - 07/02/07 08:06 PM

Thanks to many on this site for all the info, been lurking for over a year. Put almost 12k since January 06 on my BA-been riding since '76 - BA is the best bike I've owned. Does anyone modify the Triumph touring seat adding a rider's backrest? I want a nice looking backrest that looks professional like the seat was made with the rest as an option-like Triumph should offer. Thanks!

--------------------
'05 TBA....Mulberry/Graphite....lot of chrome...904 BB from Bonneville Performance...gutted stock pipes...ghetto freak..19.5k miles...still looks new-but makes more power ;-)


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Relik
Complete Newb


Reged: 06/17/07
Posts: 7
Loc: Bristol, England
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: 1609]
      #230290 - 07/02/07 09:25 PM

Quote:

Thanks to many on this site for all the info, been lurking for over a year. Put almost 12k since January 06 on my BA-been riding since '76 - BA is the best bike I've owned. Does anyone modify the Triumph touring seat adding a rider's backrest? I want a nice looking backrest that looks professional like the seat was made with the rest as an option-like Triumph should offer. Thanks!




Not sure about that, but I just got a new TBA about 2 months ago and I did ask the lady about fitting a sissy bar, and she said, "no, some decent panniers would be good, but the ride on the pillion is much better than the fender pad on the speed master, added to which, I like being able to get off when it all goes to ******.." - She knows me too well, that girl.


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
devo
Member


Reged: 07/15/07
Posts: 96
Loc: kapiti coast, New Zealand
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: Wendell]
      #234273 - 07/15/07 02:56 AM

My name's Harry and I've just got back into riding after a thirty year break. At easter I bought myself a 04 speedmaster and I'm loving it. She's basicly a stock machine bar after market pipes ( very similar to the thunder bike pipes ) and I've just done the air bleed removal kit. I"ve joined up here pretty much to pick up lots of info as I hate not knowing wot I'm up to.
cheers

--------------------
TriumphTalk.com
Your Online Community


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
islandbum
Adjunct


Reged: 01/05/07
Posts: 686
Loc: bribie island Qld Australia
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: devo]
      #234278 - 07/15/07 04:25 AM

hey settle grettle nothing wrong with the yellows one's lol
after all the colour is refered to as"racing yellow"
then again maybe its lightning yellow one of them any how

--------------------
04 yellow&black Speedmaster+the Money Pit{xj jeep}

Edited by islandbum (07/15/07 04:39 AM)


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
devo
Member


Reged: 07/15/07
Posts: 96
Loc: kapiti coast, New Zealand
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: islandbum]
      #234614 - 07/16/07 04:19 AM

Actually you can take my signature as a bit of tongue in cheek. Black is my favourite colour, both my car and truck are black, and when I bought my bike I did so with the idea of respraying the tank to black.
However now that I have lived with it for a while, I wouldn't change it for quids.

Edited by devo (07/16/07 04:21 AM)


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
rayboy
Complete Newb


Reged: 06/20/07
Posts: 4
Loc: Australia, Northern Territory
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: devo]
      #243784 - 08/11/07 08:26 PM

Interesting place, so much to read and so much to do to my 07 S/Master (black, of course ) but think I'll just go for a ride! Have to come back for another look, the sun is always shining here.

--------------------
Raymond
Alice Springs
Australia


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Twinkle
Adjunct


Reged: 03/20/07
Posts: 152
Loc: San Antonio, TX
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: rayboy]
      #244150 - 08/13/07 08:43 AM

I have been checking this site for the past 2+ years, but only started posting when I got my bike this year. I cannot say enough about the group of people on this site and check it every chance I get for information and ideas. My bike: 04 America, green/silver, AI removed, K&N Air Filter, Tall Sissy Bar/Luggage Rack, Chrome Choke Knob
Future Additions: Chrome Sprocket Cover, Chrome Footrest hangers, Engine Dresser Bars, Light Bar, Custom Mirrors, Nology Spark Plug Wires, Leatherworks 127+2 Bags and Easybrackets, Chrome battery cover, Carburetor Work (and all not necessarily in this order).
As you can see, I have got plenty to still do, and this site will be with me at every step of the way.


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Scooda
Member


Reged: 05/06/07
Posts: 76
Loc: Pompano Beach, FL
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: Twinkle]
      #244168 - 08/13/07 09:54 AM

Hi all,
Name's Harry. I've been lurking a while now and love this site! Helped me spend more money than I initially intended. Got my BA 6 weeks ago and just back from the first service. Took care of the AI, added the FREAK and EPCO's straight cuts...Oh yeah!!!

--------------------
Harry

blue & white '07 TBA, Epcos, Freak, Dynojet kit, AI gone.


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
bonnyusa
Big Bore


Reged: 01/11/05
Posts: 9223
Loc: Lake Placid, Fl.
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: Scooda]
      #244173 - 08/13/07 10:01 AM

Sent you a private message (PM) Harry. Click on the blinking mail icon next to where it says 'Logout'

--------------------
"Never underestimate the power of human stupidity" - Robert Heinlein


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
oregonrider
Adjunct


Reged: 08/05/07
Posts: 380
Loc: so. Oregon
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: unclecharlie]
      #244445 - 08/13/07 09:45 PM

lurker I was...
regesterd 2 weeks ago...
get hit from behind 1 week ago...
Amazed to find kindness in the world again...(members know who u r!) thx
this site is reminds of bmw owners group.
rode w/ Soren when I lived in Hillsboro OR
now live in So. Oregon & soon moving to the coast
I ride the Pacific NW alot. son lives in WY. folks in Tulsa
I ride alot 17000 miles in 17 months. Since my 05 speedy where united.
So fellow riders & travelers hit me up if your around this side of the Mississippi
Scott


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
trey
Member


Reged: 07/25/07
Posts: 94
Loc: San Diego, CA
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: beach_cruiser]
      #244458 - 08/13/07 11:10 PM

I go by Trey, I just bought my 06 America in June 07 from Rocket Motorcycles here in San Diego.
This is my first street bike. Taking the MSF class next month.
Been checking out all my questions on your knowledge base before asking questions that have been beaten to death.
So far, so good.


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Mango
Adjunct


Reged: 03/10/07
Posts: 387
Loc: St. Louis, MO
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: Wendell]
      #278141 - 12/15/07 06:43 AM

My name is Mark and I don't own a Harley...Wow Stew, I feel better also.

--------------------
Sono qui per la birra


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
arstaren
Worn Saddle


Reged: 07/23/07
Posts: 6027
Loc: Southeast ,Iowa, USA
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: inthesun]
      #278152 - 12/15/07 07:39 AM

Sure Ed, I'll give you an opinion. Go with what ever your budjet allows cause there are no differences between the two. My choice would be the 03 cause it's gonna be cheaper and these bikes are mostly bullitproof anyway. Simply put, if your're a rider, buy the older, if you're an invester, buy the newer. (all bets are off if one of them are red, cause all the really "with it" cats here know red is cooler, even speedmastergirl who has a black one but is trimmed in red!)

--------------------
Fidelis et Fortis


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
arstaren
Worn Saddle


Reged: 07/23/07
Posts: 6027
Loc: Southeast ,Iowa, USA
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: arstaren]
      #278153 - 12/15/07 07:42 AM

Oops, forgot to check the date, but my comment about red is still current!

--------------------
Fidelis et Fortis


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
tarrant6
Complete Newb


Reged: 03/22/07
Posts: 5
Loc: N.C. U.S.A. Gaston County
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: FriarJohn]
      #278178 - 12/15/07 08:29 AM

Hi,
My name is Jerry, and I ride a Triumph America, and live in Gastonia, N.C. I am a newbe.


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
B00b
Adjunct


Reged: 12/27/07
Posts: 269
Loc: The Ozarks
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: FriarJohn]
      #287728 - 01/23/08 08:07 AM

Bob Walden here in sunny, currently frigid Missouri. I do not currently own a motorcycle (had a Honda 350 in the 70's and a Suzuki in the 80's). Trying to decide which one I want for my retirement bike. Actually I'm pretty sure I want a Triumph, that's why I'm here, just want reassurance. I posted a Why Triumph? thread. Hope no one thinks I was trying to stir up trouble. Not being a current Triumph owner, I didn't think my opinion matters much in this regard, so few posts. A wise man once said, "I never learned much when I was talking".

--------------------
I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts. - Will Rogers


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
diablo10
Complete Newb


Reged: 08/07/07
Posts: 5
Loc: Central Pa.
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: FriarJohn]
      #287848 - 01/23/08 03:01 PM

Ok here goes.
My names Dirk and I'm from State College, Pa.
Bought my 07 Mulberry Speedie in Oct. 07
Her name is Gretchen. Love this forum and am on almost daily.
Whew! I feel better now!!


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
British_Steel
Adjunct


Reged: 06/14/08
Posts: 283
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: FriarJohn]
      #329108 - 06/16/08 12:12 PM

Have been lurkin for a while now, mostly down the Triumph dealership ;-)

Have been without a bike for 2 years now. Went to local Triumph dealership and took a long test ride (all afternoon!). Sun was out. Roads were clear. Bike reminded me of the twins i owned when i started out bikin 27 years ago. Guess what....

Take delivery of a new blue/white Bonneville America on Friday (TOR shorties and short sissy bar/back rest)

Previous bikes - sorry, yes i was a bit of a Honda man ;-)
CB125T Superdream - 124cc, 4-stroke twin, 12bhp
CB250N Superdream - 249cc, 4-stroke ohc twin, 28bhp
CB400N Superdream - 395cc, 4-stroke ohc twin, 37bhp
CB1000 Big One - 988cc, 4-stroke dohc in-line four, 97bhp
CB1300 - 1284cc, 4-stroke dohc in-line four, 114bhp

Cheers

Edited by British_Steel (06/18/08 12:12 PM)


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
isacamary
Complete Newb


Reged: 04/09/08
Posts: 5
Loc: TEXAS
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: FriarJohn]
      #329116 - 06/16/08 12:58 PM

Hello all.
Bought a 2004 America several months ago and have been visiting the site daily since then.
I like the fact that y'all are so respectful of each other.

Thank You,
Campbell

--------------------
"it's better to remain silent and have people think you're a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt"

Edited by isacamary (06/16/08 01:46 PM)


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Dale1958
Greenhorn


Reged: 03/24/08
Posts: 35
Loc: Nova Scotica , Canada
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: isacamary]
      #342203 - 08/07/08 03:18 PM

Ya I'm a lurker ... I'm Dale from Nova Scotica , up the east coast I have an 02 america been tweeked and chromed , I am friends with a few on this site , enjoy reading the teck tips .. and looking at the modified stripped down choppers some very nice work

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
birchr
Monkey Butt


Reged: 01/12/05
Posts: 7643
Loc: Lancashire UK
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: Dale1958]
      #342204 - 08/07/08 03:21 PM

Quote:

Ya I'm a lurker ... I'm Dale from Nova Scotica , up the east coast I have an 02 america been tweeked and chromed , I am friends with a few on this site , enjoy reading the teck tips .. and looking at the modified stripped down choppers some very nice work




Welcome Dale, a wealth of information on here to be had - so fill your boots and then join in..

--------------------

Ray(UK)


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Str8up
Complete Newb


Reged: 05/12/08
Posts: 17
Loc: Charlotte, NC
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: Wendell]
      #342207 - 08/07/08 03:34 PM

I feel like Steve Martin in the movie "The Jerk"..."The new phone book is here, the new phone book is here! I am somebody!" But seriously, even though I'm a lurker, I appreciate all the knowledge I've gained from the Veterans of this board. THANKS!

--------------------
"Dream as is you'll live forever...Live as if you die today"


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Shamus
Member


Reged: 07/30/08
Posts: 76
Loc: Minden, NV
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: Str8up]
      #353494 - 10/02/08 02:19 PM

Well I lurked for a number of months and then became a member shortly before I bought my bike. I introduced myself then and again when I got my screen name changed. I wondered what it would take for me to get my status upgraded from Stranger to something else. I guess it is the number of posts and not the amount of words I shove into a post. I am a wordy sort. It's what we detectives do. I wish it was a cool as it is on TV. Name: Rick Brown; Occupation: Major Crimes Detective; Home: Northern NV near Carson City; Ride: 08 America, stock awaiting windshield.

Rick/Shamus


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
DanCorrigan
Adjunct


Reged: 07/25/08
Posts: 208
Loc: Las Vegas, NV USA
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: Shamus]
      #353526 - 10/02/08 04:23 PM

Greetings from Las Vegas....the city that never sleeps. Plenty of drunk cages around at all hours. There is no curfew on bars; they are open 24/7 365 days a years.

I have much riding history through 1983 when I sold my '79 Bonneville Special....very sad! No bikes as 2nd wife SWMBO and said a bike and we get divorced etc. Had to wait until she divorced me and I bought a new 07 SM in March 08.

We now have over 4K on it and have removed the stock mufflers and AI. Replaced with Long TORS on which I am now performing a bafflectomy on one hole at a time until I get the sound I like. I have about 25 holes drilled and it is getting better all the time. Short sissy bar and luggage rack, Triumph Big Leather Saddlebags, engine bars, auxiliary lights from wally world, highway pegs and a Maier windshield. It was priced right at JC Whitney and does the job for me although I am still wanting lowers.

The bike is just the cats pajammas. Has more power and accelleration than I could use and handles like dream. My only problem is that I was used to a much lighter bike and I have gone down on this one about 5 times. All at very slow speeds and during left turns. I since then have dragged myself to the MSF course and not a problem since.

I am contemplating floorboards, modification of the air box, and a set of Corbin Seats with Passenger Pillion in Tan leather with black studs just to be different. I also am thinking about an America style handlebar as mine just seem just so far away from me. Now if I could only find a decent used sidecar and mounts etc. I could take my dog Tarzan for rides. He loves the back of the pickup and out the cage window. Imagine what people would say when they see my red/black SM with sidecar containg a large Golden Retreiver wearing the required Snoopy leather helmet and goggles and white silk scarf?

Loving retirement at a geezer age of 65 and playing the field and looking for a lady to ride with.

I have learned a lot just from lurking and reading up on the technical stuff but I have not seem much about sidecars yet.



Anybody in Vegas wanna ride? Give me a call 769-5499.

Dan (Crash) Corrigan

--------------------
07 Speedmstr, Long Tors, bags, sissy bar and rack, windshield, engine bars, 2 ww lights, 2 fast eddy stickers and a .45 ACP.


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
billpvegas
Adjunct


Reged: 05/30/08
Posts: 740
Loc: Las Vegas NV
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: DanCorrigan]
      #353652 - 10/03/08 12:01 PM

Dan are you going to go to Bikeweek this weekend?I have to work but was thinking of going sunday Late AM .It will be closing down but still might be worth a look for bargains from vendors who dont want to truck unsold stuff back home.

--------------------
Bill.

"I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars. The rest I just squandered."
-George Best


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
luvdemstillers
Adjunct


Reged: 04/20/08
Posts: 380
Loc: Central NY USA
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: Wendell]
      #389198 - 05/02/09 08:45 AM

Due to personal issues and not realizing that I had to toss my cookies (apologies to Friar John for the private e-mail), I have been a lurker for some time after previously registering here. My name is Ron, and I am about 30 mi north of Syracuse, NY. I'll be around again from time to time, just don't expect much from a contribution kinda view. Society has been waiting for that for over 42 years now.

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
RudeBoy
Complete Newb


Reged: 05/10/09
Posts: 12
Loc: Wisconsin
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: luvdemstillers]
      #391159 - 05/10/09 07:01 PM

I guess I'll say hi. Just joined. Been poking around here latey. I do not own a Triumph (yet).

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
sbs287
Adjunct


Reged: 01/14/08
Posts: 199
Loc: Sheboygan, Wi
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: RudeBoy]
      #391262 - 05/11/09 10:16 AM

Name's Barry. I'm from Sheboygan, Wi. I have an '03 BA with Thunderbike pipes, Progressive 440's and the most uncomfortable seat known to man. Been lurking around for a couple years.

--------------------
2003 TBA Thunderbike pipes / floorboards / and the most uncomfortable seat known to man....
Barry aka: 8-Ball


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
balders
Complete Newb


Reged: 08/13/09
Posts: 4
Loc: Lincolnshire England
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: sbs287]
      #411409 - 08/13/09 04:21 PM

Hi I'm Clive bought my America 3 weeks ago as poke in the eye to heaven, as I have been given a provisional all clear with cancer.So as I didnt need the money for a funeral the bike seemeed like a good idea.At first I thought it cant be a Triumph ,it's not leaking oil,but I am very pleased with it.Especially after percivering through 4 Hardly ableto's.
Maybe great in the US but in the UK they are over priced and dont like the roads or the climate(1200 sportster a possible excepton shame about the chrome and ally athough)


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Keith
Stickman Yogi


Reged: 03/21/09
Posts: 12964
Loc: BC, Canada
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: balders]
      #411421 - 08/13/09 05:40 PM

Clive, I got three goods for you...

Good to see you here
Good to hear you bought a Triumph
And especially good to hear you beat cancer!!!!

Way to go!

--------------------
Live to love, love to live.


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
thriftmaster
Greenhorn


Reged: 07/17/07
Posts: 44
Loc: The Colony, Texas
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: Keith]
      #411446 - 08/13/09 07:21 PM

I've been lurking for quite some time and just recently made a few posts.
I'm 61 and was away from bikes for too many years. In '05, I decided it was time so I got a new Honda VTX 1300R.
A few months later I saw an '05 Speedmaster and had to have it. Hid it in son's garage for two weeks waiting for just the right time to tell the wife. A year later I found an '06 Harley Ultra Classic and that made the wife real happy. Still have all three but son keeps the Honda in his garage.
Which do I ride the most? Oh, the Triumph is easily my favorite. I ride it to work almost every day and that is the best part of my day.
I ride alone but I feel like I know a lot of you just from lurking so long and so regularly.

--------------------
'05 Speedmaster, Corbin Solo Seat, removed psgr. pegs, idiot lights converted to led, AI removed, left mirror removed, long slashcut exhaust with baffles removed.


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
mbonadio
Greenhorn


Reged: 09/29/09
Posts: 30
Loc: Phoenix, AZ
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: Shamus]
      #420502 - 10/12/09 06:38 PM

Martin here from Phoenix, AZ signing in. Just picked up an '07 Amererica w/5k miles on it. This is my 4th Triumph. Had a Speed Triple, Sprint RS, and a Sprint ST prior to this one! Liked everyone, just like getting new bikes all the time I guess! LOL!

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
roadworthy
Should be Riding


Reged: 08/29/07
Posts: 10669
Loc: St Louis MO
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: mbonadio]
      #420507 - 10/12/09 07:17 PM

Welcome, Martin!!

--------------------
Always remember to be yourself. Unless you suck. Then pretend to be someone else.


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Dwight
Fe Butt


Reged: 02/03/05
Posts: 20070
Loc: Sedona, Arizona
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: roadworthy]
      #420519 - 10/12/09 08:07 PM

Yeah!!! Welcome Martin!

Okay dude, here's the deal....

Take out your 2010 Calender, flip it open to the month of May, find the third weekend of that month on it, take your yellow(though any color will do)highlighter out of that kitchen drawer where you throw all that little oddball crap o' yours into, and then with that highlighter mark that particular weekend on that calender and reserve those dates for...TAH DAH...The fourth annual SOUTHWEST TRIUMPH FEST in beautiful PRESCOTT ARIZONA!!!


(and if you haven't got a 2010 calender yet, THEN by gosh BE SURE to write this info down on a piece o' paper or somethin'...but WHATEVER you do, DO NOT throw that piece o' paper in that friggin' drawer that's chocked full of all of that little oddball crap, BECAUSE you MIGHT lose it!!!)

--------------------
Yep! Just like a good Single Malt Scotch, you might call me "an acquired taste" TOO.(among the many OTHER things you may care to call me, of course)


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
mbonadio
Greenhorn


Reged: 09/29/09
Posts: 30
Loc: Phoenix, AZ
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: Dwight]
      #421242 - 10/16/09 02:36 PM

Thanks for reminding about this... Is there an event link or site for this??? I'll definately be there this coming May!! Calendar marked! (Electronic version anyway... still haven't found my new 2010 Triumph one yet).

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Dwight
Fe Butt


Reged: 02/03/05
Posts: 20070
Loc: Sedona, Arizona
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: mbonadio]
      #421244 - 10/16/09 02:54 PM

Not yet Martin, but I'm pretty darn sure at this point that the dates are going to be the 21st-23rd of May.

I usually will finalize this stuff right about at the end of each year.

(and don't worry...I always have Mike in Colorado[FCTush] makin' sure I'm not late with each year's info either, dude!!!)

--------------------
Yep! Just like a good Single Malt Scotch, you might call me "an acquired taste" TOO.(among the many OTHER things you may care to call me, of course)


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
ogri
Member


Reged: 02/01/09
Posts: 92
Loc: pompey/uk
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: FriarJohn]
      #421245 - 10/16/09 02:58 PM

bollox?

--------------------
Ignorance is bliss


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Zmilin
Check Pants


Reged: 03/02/07
Posts: 5616
Loc: Sammamish, Washington - USA
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: mbonadio]
      #421248 - 10/16/09 03:26 PM

Quote:

Is there an event link or site for this???




Probably in the post office next to Dwights picture.

--------------------
SOLD: 07 Black BA, 39mm FCRs, TPUSA stage 1 head, TPUSA 813 cams, TPUSA 10.8:1 pistons, TTP #3 igniter, Specialty Spares Long Cannons, Tsukayu Hard Bags. 82HP/55tq

NEW: 19 Goldwing Tour DCT


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Dwight
Fe Butt


Reged: 02/03/05
Posts: 20070
Loc: Sedona, Arizona
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: Zmilin]
      #421249 - 10/16/09 03:38 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Is there an event link or site for this???




Probably in the post office next to Dwights picture.




Yep, Z...and a FINER front and profile shot of Yours Truly you'll NEVER see!!!

(...though I think that plate with the numbers on it they made me hold up at the time they were takin' 'em kind'a spoiled 'em just a bit!!!)

--------------------
Yep! Just like a good Single Malt Scotch, you might call me "an acquired taste" TOO.(among the many OTHER things you may care to call me, of course)


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
mbonadio
Greenhorn


Reged: 09/29/09
Posts: 30
Loc: Phoenix, AZ
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: Dwight]
      #421265 - 10/16/09 05:10 PM

Excellent - looking forward to it!!!!! The fest, not your wanted photo shoot...

Edited by mbonadio (10/16/09 05:12 PM)


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
FriarJohnAdministrator
"Lighten up, Francis."


Reged: 01/11/05
Posts: 18825
Loc: East Helena, Montana
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: ogri]
      #421291 - 10/17/09 12:24 AM

Quote:

bollox?




Yes?

--------------------
BA.com Caretaker | Friarsride | jb.com


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Dwight
Fe Butt


Reged: 02/03/05
Posts: 20070
Loc: Sedona, Arizona
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: FriarJohn]
      #421319 - 10/17/09 09:10 AM

Quote:

Quote:

bollox?




Yes?




It appears ogri might be a bit confused about somethin' here, John.

Hey, I know....MAYBE he saw those pictures of me at the Post Office and thought they were of my bollox INSTEAD, ya see?!!!

(yep, some might call THAT a perfectly understandable misunderstanding THERE alright, ya know!!!)

--------------------
Yep! Just like a good Single Malt Scotch, you might call me "an acquired taste" TOO.(among the many OTHER things you may care to call me, of course)


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Two_Wheel_n
Learned Hand


Reged: 08/02/09
Posts: 1402
Loc: South Coast, MA
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: Dwight]
      #421356 - 10/17/09 02:16 PM

Talking about pictures Dwight, did you get any of your pics back from your trip??... How is the writing going?? Where and when are you going to post??

--------------------
'04' Black America


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
KCMark
Adjunct


Reged: 10/17/09
Posts: 413
Loc: Olathe, Kansas
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: Two_Wheel_n]
      #421527 - 10/19/09 07:33 AM

Third time is *hopefully* the charm.

The previous two times I've tried to reply to this post it shut down the browser.

I've been browsing around for about a year while I try to decide on what bike I'll get. Just registered this weekend, mainly to respond to this thread - then found out the budget (better half) is not going to allow for the bike I want. So I'll probably be dropping off in the near future.


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
roadworthy
Should be Riding


Reged: 08/29/07
Posts: 10669
Loc: St Louis MO
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: KCMark]
      #421544 - 10/19/09 10:50 AM

Welcome, Mark! Admitting you want a Triumph is the first step. Where in KS are you?

--------------------
Always remember to be yourself. Unless you suck. Then pretend to be someone else.


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
KCMark
Adjunct


Reged: 10/17/09
Posts: 413
Loc: Olathe, Kansas
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: roadworthy]
      #421549 - 10/19/09 12:28 PM

The KC Area. Specifically Olathe, since returning from a job-related exile in St. Louis.

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
cochran03
Adjunct


Reged: 06/10/07
Posts: 605
Loc: Lees Summit, MO
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: KCMark]
      #421551 - 10/19/09 12:55 PM

Hey Mark... I'm on the other side. Lees Summit, MO. Couldn't you have picked a better screen name? I'm on the other side of that too. On a good note though welcome aboard. You should have asked your better half for a Hardley, and once ya see the price, that Triumph looks a lot easier on the wallet.

--------------------
Aaron
04 "Green Bean" Freaked, AI removal, Bafflectomy, 6" Risers, and 30" Drag Bars.

Edited by cochran03 (10/19/09 12:59 PM)


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
roadworthy
Should be Riding


Reged: 08/29/07
Posts: 10669
Loc: St Louis MO
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: KCMark]
      #421552 - 10/19/09 12:58 PM

There are a few owners out that way. Have you been to Engle Motors yet? Good people there, they'll treat you right.

--------------------
Always remember to be yourself. Unless you suck. Then pretend to be someone else.


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
cochran03
Adjunct


Reged: 06/10/07
Posts: 605
Loc: Lees Summit, MO
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: roadworthy]
      #421553 - 10/19/09 01:03 PM

Yes indeed Engle Motors is a good source for whatever you need. Check out craigslist Mark. They've got a few Americas and Speedmasters with a good price relief.

--------------------
Aaron
04 "Green Bean" Freaked, AI removal, Bafflectomy, 6" Risers, and 30" Drag Bars.


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
KCMark
Adjunct


Reged: 10/17/09
Posts: 413
Loc: Olathe, Kansas
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: roadworthy]
      #421559 - 10/19/09 02:52 PM

I've been to Engle a number of times, actually went ready to buy an R1200C last time but they had sold it before I could get there. Talked with Pat & Peter (if memory serves) for quite a while, they even took me downstairs to see the only Thunderbird they had in at the time, which was about 1/2 built.

I've been watching craiglist - long story, but the short of it is that a couple of months ago within the span of a couple of days I test drove a VStar 950, a C50 and a 2007 Speedmaster. Decided on the speedmaster but it did not work out. Went back to the C50 (the VStar vibrated my feet to sleep on a short test ride) and decided I really wanted the Triumph, not just that one.


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
roadworthy
Should be Riding


Reged: 08/29/07
Posts: 10669
Loc: St Louis MO
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: KCMark]
      #421590 - 10/19/09 06:40 PM

If you find one here in St. Louis on craigslist I'll go check it out for you. I'll even give it a test ride!

--------------------
Always remember to be yourself. Unless you suck. Then pretend to be someone else.


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
roadworthy
Should be Riding


Reged: 08/29/07
Posts: 10669
Loc: St Louis MO
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: roadworthy]
      #421593 - 10/19/09 06:47 PM

And make sure if you are lucky enough to own one of these beauties, you come on down to the Arkansas Rally '10 and ride

--------------------
Always remember to be yourself. Unless you suck. Then pretend to be someone else.


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Dwight
Fe Butt


Reged: 02/03/05
Posts: 20070
Loc: Sedona, Arizona
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: roadworthy]
      #421594 - 10/19/09 06:52 PM

Quote:

And make sure if you are lucky enough to own one of these beauties, you come on down to the Arkansas Rally '10 and ride




HEY DAVE!!!! Ex-CUSE me here, but are shameless plugs for Triumph rallies ALLOWED in this thread????

(oh yeah...wait a minute...maybe they ARE, huh???!!!...never mind)



--------------------
Yep! Just like a good Single Malt Scotch, you might call me "an acquired taste" TOO.(among the many OTHER things you may care to call me, of course)


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
roadworthy
Should be Riding


Reged: 08/29/07
Posts: 10669
Loc: St Louis MO
Re: Lurkers Represent! [Re: Dwight]
      #421595 - 10/19/09 06:54 PM

I was just playing follow the leader!

--------------------
Always remember to be yourself. Unless you suck. Then pretend to be someone else.


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | >> (show all)



Extra information
0 registered and 2 anonymous users are browsing this forum.

Moderator:  chy, Dinqua, freedom, mert, Funkletrumpet, moe, bennybmn, wojo 

Print Topic

Forum Permissions
      You cannot start new topics
      You cannot reply to topics
      HTML is enabled
      UBBCode is enabled

Rating:
Topic views: 97532

Rate this topic

Jump to

Contact Us | Privacy statement BonnevilleAmerica.com Homepage

Powered by UBB.threads™ 6.5.5

BonnevilleAmerica.com | Forums Home | Photopost Archive | AUP | Disclaimer