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#1 leehenty

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Posted 14 January 2022 - 06:23 pm

Went to Pure Triumph to collect a gear selector for a water cooled Bonneville that had a no speed drop on its left side bending the gear rod. Whilst in there waiting for them to find the ordered parts, I wandered over coffee in hand to look at a Tiger 900 Rally Pro parked in the shop as you do.
Came out with parts and booked in for a test ride in April. Its a conspiracy I tell you, a conspiracy. They deliberately offer you a coffee while you wait , and park shiny new bikes all over the shop right next to you.
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Posted 14 January 2022 - 06:32 pm

Resist, resist, resist, and enjoy....


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#3 leehenty

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Posted 14 January 2022 - 07:02 pm

Its a very nice looking bike with all the bits probably north of £15K, the young lady in there has one or two very obvious advantages over her fellow salesmen.
2002 900 silver,oil pressure switch with brass 90 degree conversion, RG fork protectors. Wilburs custom made rear Shock with remote hydraulic preload and RG shocktube, Wilburs front springs. Scotoiler with a custom made swing arm delivery unit. Silicone radiator hoses.BMW 1150 handguards with Touratech extensions, Carbon Fibre yoke cover and fender extenda, MRA flip screen, Yamaha Engine bars, SW Motech Centre Stand, Kappa wingrack three box Luggage with E21's as option from the K960 boxes, Zumo 660 satnav on Touratech mount, Led Voltage monitor, Baglux tank cover, Clear LED Rear light, Aux LED brake light, BikeVis bullet LED's under front  nose,Stainless rear axle nut, stainless chain adjusters, stainless wheel spacers front and rear, Probolt Polished Stainless Flanged Hex engine screws, Polished stainless fairing screws, stainless disc bolts. Titanium brake pins front, Probolt Titanium Flanged Hex Front Caliper Bolts & Rear caliper slide pins Adventure Spec Tool tube under rear rack, left and right sides with custom alloy mounts.<p>Top Sellerie double gel pad seat. Carbon Fibre inner dash and side infill panels. Anodised black alloy swingarm pivot bolt covers and footpegs, Nano II Gear indicator.

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Posted 14 January 2022 - 08:20 pm

I guess the question is, will it really be £10k+ better than a niner? My guess, probably not.


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Posted Yesterday, 08:12 am

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Posted Yesterday, 09:38 am

Its a very nice looking bike with all the bits probably north of £15K, the young lady in there has one or two very obvious advantages over her fellow salesmen.

Legs?  -  I've found that ladies legs leave something to be desired .........


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Posted Yesterday, 09:42 am

Well not legs exactly , the upper superstructure was nice to look at
2002 900 silver,oil pressure switch with brass 90 degree conversion, RG fork protectors. Wilburs custom made rear Shock with remote hydraulic preload and RG shocktube, Wilburs front springs. Scotoiler with a custom made swing arm delivery unit. Silicone radiator hoses.BMW 1150 handguards with Touratech extensions, Carbon Fibre yoke cover and fender extenda, MRA flip screen, Yamaha Engine bars, SW Motech Centre Stand, Kappa wingrack three box Luggage with E21's as option from the K960 boxes, Zumo 660 satnav on Touratech mount, Led Voltage monitor, Baglux tank cover, Clear LED Rear light, Aux LED brake light, BikeVis bullet LED's under front  nose,Stainless rear axle nut, stainless chain adjusters, stainless wheel spacers front and rear, Probolt Polished Stainless Flanged Hex engine screws, Polished stainless fairing screws, stainless disc bolts. Titanium brake pins front, Probolt Titanium Flanged Hex Front Caliper Bolts & Rear caliper slide pins Adventure Spec Tool tube under rear rack, left and right sides with custom alloy mounts.<p>Top Sellerie double gel pad seat. Carbon Fibre inner dash and side infill panels. Anodised black alloy swingarm pivot bolt covers and footpegs, Nano II Gear indicator.

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Posted Yesterday, 09:44 am

Handling any good? :lol:


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#9 Snowbird

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Posted Yesterday, 10:43 am

She didn't let him.


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#10 leehenty

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Posted Yesterday, 10:46 am

Oi! You get locked up for that sort of thing
2002 900 silver,oil pressure switch with brass 90 degree conversion, RG fork protectors. Wilburs custom made rear Shock with remote hydraulic preload and RG shocktube, Wilburs front springs. Scotoiler with a custom made swing arm delivery unit. Silicone radiator hoses.BMW 1150 handguards with Touratech extensions, Carbon Fibre yoke cover and fender extenda, MRA flip screen, Yamaha Engine bars, SW Motech Centre Stand, Kappa wingrack three box Luggage with E21's as option from the K960 boxes, Zumo 660 satnav on Touratech mount, Led Voltage monitor, Baglux tank cover, Clear LED Rear light, Aux LED brake light, BikeVis bullet LED's under front  nose,Stainless rear axle nut, stainless chain adjusters, stainless wheel spacers front and rear, Probolt Polished Stainless Flanged Hex engine screws, Polished stainless fairing screws, stainless disc bolts. Titanium brake pins front, Probolt Titanium Flanged Hex Front Caliper Bolts & Rear caliper slide pins Adventure Spec Tool tube under rear rack, left and right sides with custom alloy mounts.<p>Top Sellerie double gel pad seat. Carbon Fibre inner dash and side infill panels. Anodised black alloy swingarm pivot bolt covers and footpegs, Nano II Gear indicator.

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Posted Yesterday, 11:44 am

Dont do it - Just dont do it.



#12 leehenty

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Posted Yesterday, 01:00 pm

Problem is if I have the Tiger 900, TDM would have to be sold to make room, thats asking a lot as Ive had her a long time. The Tiger would have to be absolutely fantastic.
Just got the email from Triumph quoting bike price as I asked it to be specced with boxes etc ,£15,400. Jeez bikes cost a lot these days.

Edited by leehenty, Yesterday, 01:07 pm.

2002 900 silver,oil pressure switch with brass 90 degree conversion, RG fork protectors. Wilburs custom made rear Shock with remote hydraulic preload and RG shocktube, Wilburs front springs. Scotoiler with a custom made swing arm delivery unit. Silicone radiator hoses.BMW 1150 handguards with Touratech extensions, Carbon Fibre yoke cover and fender extenda, MRA flip screen, Yamaha Engine bars, SW Motech Centre Stand, Kappa wingrack three box Luggage with E21's as option from the K960 boxes, Zumo 660 satnav on Touratech mount, Led Voltage monitor, Baglux tank cover, Clear LED Rear light, Aux LED brake light, BikeVis bullet LED's under front  nose,Stainless rear axle nut, stainless chain adjusters, stainless wheel spacers front and rear, Probolt Polished Stainless Flanged Hex engine screws, Polished stainless fairing screws, stainless disc bolts. Titanium brake pins front, Probolt Titanium Flanged Hex Front Caliper Bolts & Rear caliper slide pins Adventure Spec Tool tube under rear rack, left and right sides with custom alloy mounts.<p>Top Sellerie double gel pad seat. Carbon Fibre inner dash and side infill panels. Anodised black alloy swingarm pivot bolt covers and footpegs, Nano II Gear indicator.

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Posted Yesterday, 04:44 pm

I test rode one a couple of years back. Nice bike but the price scared the crap out of me and the tracer with boxes was almost £5000 cheaper.
Still got a 9er as you know.


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Posted Yesterday, 09:06 pm

Oi! You get locked up for that sort of thing

I got slung out of a pub in Manchester a few years back ....... only asked the landlady the best way to Oldham !! 🤣
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Posted Yesterday, 11:42 pm

I got barred for asking for a pint and a quickie, turns out it's pronounced quiche.

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Posted Today, 05:57 am

Boom boom !! 😂
<p> Now Sold 😔......850 MK2A 4TX6 in Silver, Stainless steel hand rolled slip on end can, stainless 2into1 headers, K&N air filter, Hagon progressive front springs, Gdogg modified rear shock, Else Made "Ridgeback" Gel Seat, Gdogg under seat fender extender, Powrspark leads, Carbon fiber effect vinyl wrap fairing decals & logos, Michelin Pilot Road2's, V-Strom hand guards, Givi monorack & box (colour matched side rails).


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