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drooartz
04-26-2007, 09:54 PM
I like my current bike (Suzuki V-Strom 650), and it really is an amazing machine to ride, but I really long for a new Triumph Bonneville. What a good looking bike. Make mine Goodwood Green...

Dreams for another day.

tony barnhill
04-27-2007, 09:57 AM
Drew - I'm also looking for a new Triumph; a Speedmaster or America...but, for some reason, I really want this one (I just like the color scheme):

http://www.triumphrat.net/albums/album22/abi.sized.jpg

drooartz
04-27-2007, 02:23 PM
Those are pretty as well, Tony. Got to go with what you want. I won't be surprised if I wind up selling my bike this year to save up for a Triumph for next year. Should have gone that way in the first place, but you live and learn...

tony barnhill
04-27-2007, 06:16 PM
Problem is, Drew, that the color scheme I like has been discontinued - so I have to find a good used one.

drooartz
04-28-2007, 08:55 PM
That does make it a bit more complicated, now doesn't it. Lots of used bikes around, though, if one can be patient. I've also got an eye out for an early 70s BMW -- I like them as much as the new Triumphs, and they're very reliable.

I don't expect my current bike to stay in my possession for more than a few months more. I like it, but I like these other two more...

jackag91
04-30-2007, 06:11 PM
I've got a 2003 Speedmaster. Like the one tony posted but red and black.

I love it. Good power, lightweight, really nimble. Lot's of fun. It is a great first bike that you won't outgrow. The used market is pretty good. I would look for a 2005 -2007. There is a dealer in Tenn that has insane prices.

Check outwww.bonnevilleamerica.com (http://www.bonnevilleamerica.com) for a great forum. Reminds me a lot of this one. Friendly guys that are always willing to lend a hand. www.newspeedmaster.com (http://www.newspeedmaster.com) for accessories


Couple of friends of mine have harley's. One has the 880 sportster and it can't even come close to keeping up. Another has a 1200 night train. He pulls away from the line but I drop him like a bad habbit anytime there is a curve in the road.

You can scrape the pegs all day on it and still be relaxed.

By the way I am 6' 185 lbs and it fits just fine.

My speedy on the road to Austin
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v169/hellsfurry/PC310099.jpg

My 69 T100c bobber (I made this one /bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif )
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v169/hellsfurry/P1010528.jpg

tony barnhill
04-30-2007, 07:36 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:]There is a dealer in Tenn that has insane prices.[/QUOTE]

Any contact information?

drooartz
05-01-2007, 07:18 AM
Nice bikes!

jackag91
05-01-2007, 11:55 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:]There is a dealer in Tenn that has insane prices.

Any contact information?
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Tony, I will see what I can find, but I am out of pocket right now. I remember seeing an add in Motorcycle trader a few months ago.

drooartz
05-02-2007, 09:35 PM
Well, I'm getting closer to selling my current bike. Registration/insurance is up at the end of the month, so now's a good time to make a move if I'm going to...

drooartz
05-03-2007, 08:25 AM
In a flurry of motivation, I put my bike up on a couple local free classified sites:

http://saltlakecity.craigslist.org/mcy/323269447.html
http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=218&ad=1174801&cat=144&lpid=

We'll see if there are any takers. I made the mistake of stopping by the local Triumph dealer yesterday on the way back from the radiator shop. Luckily they didn't have a green Bonnie on the floor, or I might have done something rash. /bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/grin.gif