Makes more sense now that you've told me your new plans to get a Budget truck to carry it home rather than paying so much for shipping it plus your plane fare. I still think you should take a long ride up the east cost. Break it in.
Kinda crappy that you can't even change your own oil if you want to keep the warranty. Driving 1hr30min for every oil change and service is gonna get old I think. Now you know why you don't see many of them around here.
theses are pictures of my new purchase and my father's triumph bonneville. my 675 is incrediblt responsive. It get's approx. 50 ish mpg or so or at least that what the instaneous fuel enconomy says. very well built bike. i love it.
Looks good. It's a cool looking bike, but I still can't believe you bought a bike that A) has a riding position so bad that you had to immediately order stuff to change it B) won't allow you to touch anything or change any fluids without voiding warranty C) requires 4hrs ride time to get an oil change or other service D) comes with tires that you said are not at all rain-worthy. Sorry, I don't mean to be so negative about your new bike. Maybe I'm just too used to being around the Hondas with mods that change their own oil and ride 30min round trip to the nearest dealer when necessary?
Average fuel consumption of the 675 is usually reported at mid to upper 30MPG from everything I've read, so I think your onboard stuff is optimistic. If you're getting 50MPG, you don't need a sportbike.
At any rate, it's a mean looking bike. I do like it, I just can't see it as practical or within miles of practical. Then again, what sportbike is really practical? Just enjoy it.
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LOL yeah i understand where your coming from but its a trumpy and the quality of these bikes are outstanding, I can over look the services, its 6000 miles between services. Yeah the tires suck for rain but how often am i gonna be riding in the rain, i have the gt and a camry. I am geting the 600 mile service down before i leave florida. so then it will only be every 6000 miles between services, no big deal. Once you ride the bike it speaks or itself.
I bet if you rode a new CBR600RR it would speak for itself too (or a new R6 or a GSXR or...). That's all I'm saying. If you don't believe me, Mak is itching to race so bring it on up (and no, he doesn't have the nitrous yet). Straight line, corners, he's ready for whatever you wanna do. You can't come up here without Mak or I wanting to race can you? lol
Oh and as for "it's a trumpy", look around and you'll find stories of bikes sitting at dealers for extended time periods waiting on parts from Triumph. I'm talking simple stuff too. Oh and the high quality Triumphs had issues with valves sticking and brake fade recently too. Granted, the issues were addressed. I'm not sure why Triumph would have a better name than Honda in the sportbike world?
Once again though, I guess you really can't lose when you buy either the Honda or the Triumph considering both have been named bike of the year by different organizations. Maybe you can buy a Honda so you have something to ride while you wait on the Daytona to get parts in?
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Fox: I don't really know how to say this but straight. I am Dave's Girlfriend Kellilee and bluntly and VERY SADLY he passed away early Tuesday morning. I know he would want ya all to know this. Thank You Brent for befriending my love he was very happy on here!
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