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Triumph Street Twin

« on: July 08, 2018, 12:16:13 AM »
Finally pulled the trigger on a new Street Twin. Triumph are giving 900 towards accessories. With excellent trade-in value on my Silverwing and free fitting of the accessories, it's an offer I couldn't turn down.
This is my retirement present to me. Only problem is I have to carry on working to pay for it. Doh :-\
Can't wait - last new bike I bought was a 1976 Honda 400/4

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Re: Triumph Street Twin

« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2018, 02:36:25 AM »
Can't decide whether to sell my Silverwing too. Keep thinking I might downsize or reduce to just one bike.

That Triumph looks a nice bike. Let us know your experiences when you get it.

I've never bought a brand new bike - although I did own a 1976 400/4 - in 1980.
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Re: Triumph Street Twin

« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2018, 10:28:38 AM »
Finally pulled the trigger on a new Street Twin.
JB

Proper job old school bike.

The numbers look really good, under 200kg and big torquey engine, recipe for Huge Grins.
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Re: Triumph Street Twin

« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2018, 10:40:17 PM »
Finally managed to get my first ride on my Street Twin. Had it in the garage nearly 2 weeks just not had the time to get out (and I'm supposed to be semi retired and doing less :-\).

Very impressed as I was with the Demo ride, but of course can't cane it yet  :( as being careful to run it in properly

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Re: Triumph Street Twin

« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2018, 10:08:52 AM »
There must be a fault on my computer.
I can't see any photographs?
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Re: Triumph Street Twin

« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2018, 04:08:09 PM »
My Baby:

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Re: Triumph Street Twin

« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2018, 04:58:04 PM »
That's nice.
I can't relate to the "two weeks in the garage" sentence though.
The last new bike I bought was a F800GT in 2014. It had its first service 3 days later.
The following week it gained a further 1200 miles touring Ireland.
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Re: Triumph Street Twin

« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2018, 06:45:20 PM »
That looks great, but I can't help thinking the front wheel is going to seriously chuck up all over the radiator and clog it up. I'd be looking aty a new mudguard.
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Re: Triumph Street Twin

« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2018, 07:06:22 PM »
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Definitely one for Men of a Certain Age. Lovely. You could get the oil can out and squirt some on the floor to make it look really authentic.

And not unexpected deep joy today, mine passed it's first MOT. On the first day of torrential downpour since May.
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Re: Triumph Street Twin

« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2018, 12:14:07 AM »
One of the accessories ordered was the "mudguard extender" but apparently Triumph has none in stock, they are on back order. Woods have told me they will fit it at the first service. Might fit a radiator guard as well.

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