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Offline JJGeo

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JJGeo...Triumph newb here
« on: 12 April, 2010, 06:01:36 PM »
Hello all,

I rode a 1050 this past weekend and am now considering getting one. Very nice motor from what I could tell on my test ride...comfortable as well. Figured I'd join up to see how everyone likes their bikes, and get some tips if I pick one up. I'm in Seattle, WA.

Current rides include:

2004 Ducati Multistrada 1000 (which I turned into a streetfighter last winter)


2007 Moto Guzzi Griso 1100 (which must go for me to get a Tiger. Great bike, but unfortunately too close to the Multi in terms of functionality):


2002 Ducati 748S...the beat up track bike

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Re: JJGeo...Triumph newb here
« Reply #1 on: 14 April, 2010, 11:43:45 AM »
Hi JJGeo and  :401:.
Nice trio of twins there. You are not a 4cyl guy then ? It will be interesting to see how you compare the legendary triumph triple to your present stable. I think you'll be surprised. I'm on my 5th Triumph triple engined bike, this 1050 is the best incarnation so far.

JJ :031:

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Re: JJGeo...Triumph newb here
« Reply #2 on: 14 April, 2010, 01:58:10 PM »
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Nice stable, Tiger would be another fine addition to your garage.

   
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Re: JJGeo...Triumph newb here
« Reply #3 on: 14 April, 2010, 02:44:08 PM »
Very nice set of exotics!
The Tiger would definitely round out the collection. Too bad the Griso
would have to go. Love the look of that bike.

The more time you spend on this forum, the closer to convinced you'll
be to take the Tiger plunge.
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Re: JJGeo...Triumph newb here
« Reply #4 on: 14 April, 2010, 04:32:55 PM »
Thanks guys.   :123:

I don't have anything against in-line 4s...its just that no one makes an in-line 4 that I want to buy. As is probably obvious from my current collection, I tend to buy bikes that move me in some way, and none of the 4s do (not even MV  :005:). The Tiger will be the most mainstream bike I've owned if I end up with one.

On the test ride I loved the triple. Super smooth compared to anything I have now...and quick. The smoothness seemed to make the bike feel even faster. Seemed like it may need some suspension work...adjustments for sure,maybe more. Almost every bike needs that though. I'm thinking the smoothness and wind protection will be nice on long rides.