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post #1 of 26 Old 06-25-2012, 07:25 PM Thread Starter
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I've admired the new Triumphs for a while, and I haven't bought a bike in over a year (shocking, I know!!)

So, while shopping I found the perfect (I hope) match for me, and I bought a 2004 Triumph 955 Sprint ST in BRG..




Now all I have to do is fly down to Tampa on the 4th of July and ride it back home.. If the weather is bad, I'm going to just hump the 1300 miles in a couple days.. If the weather is nice, I'm going to stretch it out for a couple more days and wander the mountains of WV, TN, and KY for a 4 day weekend, and stretch it out to over 2000 miles..

I've promised myself I'll sell my 32 year old BMW R65 to help pay for the new Triple, and also make garage space..

And yes, when I get home the top box comes off!!
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That's a really nice looking bike, Paper.

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post #3 of 26 Old 06-25-2012, 08:09 PM
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I like the top box. No such thing as enough storage space.

A bad day on the bike is better than a good day at work...
There's no such thing as enough storage space...
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Dude, so many bikes, so little room. I envy you brother Paper.
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I like the top box. No such thing as enough storage space.
I love storage space, too, but I just don't like top boxes.. I have a very small one on my KLR, and I have a big one on the back of the Helix, but they're not my thing.. I can usually get away with the two saddlebags, and I'll strap my camping gear inside a waterproof bag on the back seat, to double as a backrest.


The big thing that has me a bit on edge is that I've just bought a bike of a type that I've never ridden before.. My last 3 cylinder was a BMW K75s, and I've never been on a Triumph, ever..

I guess I'll figure out if I like it or not by the time I get home..
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Dude, so many bikes, so little room. I envy you brother Paper.
Well, we all have to have something that consumes our incomes.. I don't have a family or wife, I drink about 3 beers a week, and I'm frugal.. I've been saving money for some time to purchase property, and I decided that I'd buy a gift for myself.. My birthday is the Friday of the trip home from Florida..

I've also sold my Honda 4 wheeler and will be selling my Polaris snowmobile when the time is right..

But you're right.. I'm short on room.. Every motorcycle I own, other than the Helix has saddlebags.. They're space eaters and I don't like to take them on and off all the time..

But I'm thankful that my issue is room for another motorcycle.. Things could be much worse, and about 10 years ago, they were.. Big bills, crap job, big debt.. A come to Jesus meeting with myself and some serious kicking of my own ass, and I was able to turn it around..
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It's a nice looking bike. It reminds me of the Concourse.

A bad day on the bike is better than a good day at work...
There's no such thing as enough storage space...
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I tell you what. To help you clear up some space, you can just drop that old Beemer at my house in sc on your way down.


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Seriously, what a beautiful motorcycle, I could not be more happy for you. I had my come to Jesus about five years ago, so I think I know what your talking about. Congrats and enjoy!
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I tell you what. To help you clear up some space, you can just drop that old Beemer at my house in sc on your way down.
Oh, I don't think you'd want me to do that.. I'm burning a frequent flier ticket from O'hare to Tampa, via ATL.. I think it'd make a mess from 37,000'...

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