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    A triumph of sorts

    Rode a Street Twin today. I'll soon be riding one more often.

    Incredible engine, comfortable ergos...as much as I've enjoyed my Enfield...it has neither.

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    Still keeping the Enfield, too?
    It ain't easy bein' fat and greasy.

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    No. 2 reasons

    1. I don't have the room.
    2. This is happening because the bike is causing a level of pain in my knees to the point that I quickly go from being able to operate the rear brake safely to not at all. The act of shifting is sketchy at best.

    It's been an issue that has kind of crept up on me over last season, but the first couple rides this year have been really bad. I think age is starting to creep into my ability to act like a kid. Glad I did it though.

    It's available. Want it?
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    Damn right i want it. Haha.
    No money for it though, and I'm likely waayyy too fat to ride it, being 6' two and 250 lbs.
    I'll trade you a diesel mercedes for it, lol. Or a diesel mercedes and a nice cb350 even.
    It ain't easy bein' fat and greasy.

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    ...and nearly a month later, here it is, as modeled by the lovely Jessica.

    Who'd have thought it'd take this long to get a plain black Triumph...

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    I'm going way out on a limb here...This is the best moto I've ever owned, maybe ridden.

    Maybe it's just in comparison to the Enfield that I've been riding. As much as I enjoyed owning and riding that bike, it is absolutely crude and third worldly in comparison. It was a great handling frame with garbage suspension units and extremely under powered.

    The opposite to my first experience with the Triumph.

    The Enfield was getting difficult to ride as the seating position was destroying my knees. 95 miles home today and nothing. No pain (disclaimer; We're also comparing rearsets to "regular" controls) .

    Fit and finish, great. Engine glassy smooth, snickety snicky shifting. Slipper clutch, ABS, Traction control...Modern bike throughout.

    It took three pipes on the enfield, to get it "right". The Triumph? with the 270 crank, the exhaust note is very Duclike. Very. Just needs a dry clutch.

    Not saying the new Bonnies are perfect. The suspension is a little soft and under damped. The saddle pushes me forward a bit too much. The mirrors suck.
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    No offense but that's kinda hot

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    Excuse my ignorance here why does it need a dry clutch (not disputing anything just unknowing)

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    Quote Originally Posted by flipmotorcycles View Post
    Excuse my ignorance here why does it need a dry clutch (not disputing anything just unknowing)
    Are you asking what the advantages of a dry vs wet clutch are? Dry equals more friction, dry clutches are mechanically simple, smaller, lighter and don't dirty up your transmission or engine oil with clutch wear material. Also cheaper to produce and the pull at the lever may offer significantly less resistance. Heat will kill either clutch but the wet clutch has a better chance to dissipate heat before seeing damage. Either one should last you a life time if you use it and service it right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farmer_John View Post
    I'm going way out on a limb here...This is the best moto I've ever owned, maybe ridden.



    Not saying the new Bonnies are perfect. The suspension is a little soft and under damped. The saddle pushes me forward a bit too much. The mirrors suck.
    That's so the after market people can make some $$$$.

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