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Old 09-16-2020, 09:05 PM   #436
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So both your husband & your lover don't like 5 cylinder engines?

My kid's dad is a Professional Engineer and he likes Triumph Triples. His experience with 5 cylinder cars though is a bit underwhelming.

Pics of your new bike?
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Old 09-17-2020, 06:26 AM   #437
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So both your husband & your lover don't like 5 cylinder engines?
This guy gets it.

I don't own two wheels anymore unfortunately. I made my parents a promise that if I ever rode without fear I would stop riding. Well, I hit a point where I had to keep my promise. I may be an awful troll, but I'm a good son who keeps his word.

My girlfriend's kids always ask me about my motorcycle days though so maybe I'll get a bonus dad worthy bike at some point.
On a long enough timeline the survival rate for everyone drops to zero.

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Old 09-17-2020, 04:10 PM   #438
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My dog groomer's gimp has a masters in psychology and a PHD in quantum physics and THEY SAID that riding without fear is an expected feature of certain inline4 models such as the GSXR line, and can be amplified by stunt cages, spikey helmets, and warm, flat Olympia beers.
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Old 09-17-2020, 04:17 PM   #439
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Old 09-17-2020, 05:45 PM   #440

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Funny: I was about to make a post about how when shopping for bikes, I see so many street triples with over 40k miles; like half of the ones for sale over 8 years old have 35k+ miles on them. I was gonna ask why they’re so reliable then I see this thread.
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Old 09-19-2020, 10:20 AM   #441
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Originally Posted by DucatiHoney View Post
Triumphs have a lot of downsides...being English is number one.
That might have been true before Hinckley revived the Meriden marque. Plenty of Hinckley Triumph triples have erased the dreadful memories many of us have about Triumph engineering and QC.

My 07 Bonneville, even though it may be a twin, and a very simple example has been 100% reliable. I've rented some outstanding 3s, too, one being the 955. It had a lot of rental miles and the guys in Vancouver, BC at the rental place said that their Hinckley fleet have been nearly trouble free, for the 15 years they've had Triumphs in the fleet.

Not so with BMWs, which is why they put me on a Trophy last time I reserved a BMW tourer for a trip through BC.

Don't get me started on Meriden about love/hate relationships!

Some of you might recall the Packard slogan "Ask the man who owns one" ... the Meriden version of that should've been, "Ask that guy whose bike is on the shoulder, leaking oil"

Always some good info at TriumphRat ...

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Old 09-20-2020, 12:54 AM   #442
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Old 09-20-2020, 06:51 AM   #443
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Old 09-20-2020, 10:06 AM   #444
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Old 09-20-2020, 07:21 PM   #445
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one thing is true, no amount of engineering can make a triple sound good.
Honestly never heard this opinion before. I think my triple with the yosh sounds like pure sex
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Old 09-20-2020, 07:39 PM   #446
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Originally Posted by squirrls View Post
Ok, so I was telling my husband about the latest motorcycles I wanted to get and when I got to the Mercedes Benz Sprinter ...
I just had no idea that Mercedes Benz made a Sprinter motorcycle.

Was this part of the 2020 Disaster Bingo game everybody's talking about?

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Old 09-20-2020, 09:05 PM   #447
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Old 09-21-2020, 09:18 AM   #448
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you spelled licking wrong
What are you? Some kinda spelling enjoying person?
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Old 09-21-2020, 02:22 PM   #449
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Originally Posted by HadesOmega View Post
In defense of the sprinter whenever I have shopped for one they HELLA miles, it is a work horse.

I've never owned a triple so can't comment on their reliability but I don't think having 3 cylinders would make it less reliable. I do own bikes with 0 cylinders =P
But what does your dad say about those new-fangled 5 cylinder engines. That's all that really counts. (you will have to read the thread to understand this)
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Old 09-22-2020, 08:59 PM   #450
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im still at post #3 and your response
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