Not much action here lately...!

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Re: Not much action here lately...!

Postby mark » Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:19 am

Christ, I really haven't been paying attention lately. Congrats on the Tiger, Paul! I know what you're talking about -- my 2011 XC still puts a big smile on my face every time I ride it (and it has about 103,000 miles on it now). Triumph really knocked the ball out of the park with the Tiger 800.

But speaking of Scramblers, I'm thinking my next bike is going to have to be the Scrambler 1200 XE. Triumph has built exactly the bike I was saying two years ago I wanted. :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:

No riding for me at the moment. I rode 250 miles with friends at the beginning of November, rode to work the next Monday, then that Friday got almost a foot of snow. And since then, it's kept snowing an inch here, two inches there, not enough to really build up but enough to keep the roads messy. This winter sucks already, and we're barely into December. By February I'll be losing it.

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Re: Not much action here lately...!

Postby LoVel » Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:02 pm

Thanks Mark. Finally stopped raining and remained warm yesterday so rode to work. Still as awesome as I remember.
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Re: Not much action here lately...!

Postby mark » Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:16 pm

So yeah, I gave in to temptation and put down a deposit on a Scrambler 1200 XE. Apparently Triumph is telling National Powersports that it should arrive in February, but I'll be shocked if it's there before March.

But regardless, looks like I'll be showing up to the BTB on a Scrambler this year.

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Re: Not much action here lately...!

Postby LoVel » Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:34 am

So I will be there on a Tiger an you will be there on a Scrambler. What is this world coming to?
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Re: Not much action here lately...!

Postby mark » Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:33 pm

Could be worse -- we could both be buying BMWs. :lmao:

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Re: Not much action here lately...!

Postby Billbikes19810 » Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:45 pm

I missed the last few BTB's, then I got hit with a bout of Lymphoma back in 2017, which i finally gained remission Just last November. Started back to work in December. I have a scan in March to see if I'm still disease free, But i feel pretty good, and am stronger all the time.
I did get out and ride a few times last summer when I got strong enough to throw a leg over a bike. I am hoping to make it up this year, but I'll probably trailer up since I'm not sure how I'll do on a 5+ hour ride...

I bought a 2011 Speed3 a few months before I got sick, so I'll probably bring that.
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Re: Not much action here lately...!

Postby mark » Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:11 pm

Sounds great, I'm glad you're feeling better!

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Re: Not much action here lately...!

Postby Boosted Thrills » Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:50 pm

My name is Jeff and I haven't ridden a motorcycle in 128 days, 12 hours, and 37 minutes and I...ugh... :nuts:
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Re: Not much action here lately...!

Postby GerryP » Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:40 am

Boosted Thrills wrote:My name is Jeff and I haven't ridden a motorcycle in 128 days, 12 hours, and 37 minutes and I...ugh... :nuts:


Jeff,

I know exactly how you feel. Fortunately Jim allow me visitations rights at Hamlin Cycles to visit Sophia. :lmao:

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Re: Not much action here lately...!

Postby tigerwilbury » Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:53 pm

We were wondering where you were Bill. Good to hear you are on the comeback trail.
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Re: Not much action here lately...!

Postby Boosted Thrills » Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:57 pm

GerryP wrote:
Boosted Thrills wrote:My name is Jeff and I haven't ridden a motorcycle in 128 days, 12 hours, and 37 minutes and I...ugh... :nuts:


Jeff,

I know exactly how you feel. Fortunately Jim allow me visitations rights at Hamlin Cycles to visit Sophia. :lmao:

Gerry

Mine has been in the garage on the tender and on stands. I have been bringing my son out here and there to put him on it and make engine noises. He smiles and slaps the tank excitedly every time. I bring him back in the house, then go back to the garage and do the same for myself.
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Re: Not much action here lately...!

Postby LoVel » Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:06 am

Put several miles on both bikes over the weekend and even though the Scrambler feels like a pig for the first few miles after riding the Tiger she still has her special something. Don't know if I will be able to get rid of her.

Riding the Tiger today also. Weather has finally given us a break down here.
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Re: Not much action here lately...!

Postby mark » Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:04 pm

My Scrambler 1200 XE arrived at the dealership yesterday. Picking it up on Saturday!

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Re: Not much action here lately...!

Postby LoVel » Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:33 pm

That sounds like a lot of fun. Good thing it is getting up into the 30s on Saturday.
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Re: Not much action here lately...!

Postby AtticaTiger » Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:03 am

Excited about Bash this year. I sold my Scram last year (dumb ass) :cry: . Was on my way to buy one out in Syracuse but it sold the night before. Back on a Tiger 800 and very happy. Keep that Scram Paul!!!!!!!
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