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Thread: WTB: Triumph Thruxton or Ducati Sport 1000

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    Mike O,
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    Quote Originally Posted by CHACHI View Post
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    Defective Battery charger.

















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    Quote Originally Posted by zelatore View Post
    Excelent taste you have there.

    However, even as a multi-Triumph owner I have to say the Duck is a whole lot more bike.

    Take a look over at Triumphrat.net - they have a very active twins forum.
    Thanks! I've started looking around some of these forums, but the plain fact of the matter is that there aren't that many Sport 1000 or Thruxtons for sale... I guess it's a very specific market. I'm just going to try to be patient. This is my first bike! It will mainly be used for evening and weekend rides along the river here in Knoxville.

    Quote Originally Posted by gcarter View Post
    I saw a Duc on the new Tron movie. It looked and sounded great.
    I don't know that much about them, so I had to enlist the help of Chachi.
    I liked what I saw. I found some Sports for about $7K.
    George - I saw that movie in IMAX... was waaaayyy better than I thought it would be! Can you believe it actually had a plot??

    Quote Originally Posted by badbird View Post
    Hey cutwater here are a Ducati forums I'm on,some good deals at times.
    Good luck.

    http://www.ducati.ms/forums/index.php

    Thanks badbird, I started browsing there last night. Hopefully I can find something soon.

    Quote Originally Posted by mike o View Post
    Defective Battery charger.
    Wow That's scary... I hope it didn't damage your garage or house...
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    Mike, what brand?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHACHI View Post
    Mike, what brand?

    Ken
    Older Sears 2-6 amp. Saved the non attached garage. Guy in Amherst NH lost 4 bikes and his attached garage this week........ battery charger

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    Quote Originally Posted by zelatore View Post
    OK, that fist vid is labeled as 'sbk Arrow system', but I swear that's a Leo Vince from the logos on the mufflers.

    And just to keep this from being a complete Duc love fest....My Triumphs don't usually need 3 hits of the starter to get running, and the license plate doesn't flap in the breeze.

    I'm just sayin'....
    You are correct on the pipes being Leo,I could find a 1100 with the arrow system.Mine fires right up
    Don't get me wrong I love all bikes,the new Norton is sweet I used to have 1970 Commando from there i went to Ducati ,a monster 900 and then the Multi.Its great all round bike!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HM-07VxQEM8

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    Quote Originally Posted by zelatore View Post
    That thing did sound pretty mean. Had to be more going on there than just pipes.

    A bit overkill for a Multistrada I'd think, but it would sound great on a Monster or superbike.
    Or how about the street fighter had a demo for a day,lots of power!


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DHBfcxZs_Y

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jASUy2BPbUA&NR=1

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    The Streetfighter is a pretty bad machine, no doubt. I'd love to play with one for a day or a week, but I doubt I'd buy it. I think it might actually be a bit to much of a sportbike for my day to day riding.

    Back to the original post, if you can't find a Thruxton in the price range you're looking for, you could consider a regular Bonneville then just cafe' it as you want. Solo seat, gold valves for the front, pipes, lower bars or clip-ons, cams and/or big-bore kit.

    The standard Bonnie is a nice enough bike - nothing wrong with it. But it's not a thriller in any way. They are pretty easy to find in your price range though, and then you could mod to taste as funds permit.
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    That is the one I want, color and all... too bad it's in such bad shape! Any estimates on how much it would take to get it back in good order?
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    D#mn Mike - that's a tough break! How much did you lose in the fire?

    Battery charger huh? Wouldn't have expected that. I wonder what brand mine is... Luckily, the only one I leave running on a regular basis is the battery tender. Haven't heard of one of those burning down a garage. Yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mike o View Post
    Older Sears 2-6 amp. Saved the non attached garage. Guy in Amherst NH lost 4 bikes and his attached garage this week........ battery charger
    Glad you saved the garage Mike,I keep mine on a battery tender So do you have another bike in mind?
    I hope your covered and can go shopping.

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    Mike, tough break but thank God the garage didn't go up.

    I will keep a lookout for another Buell for ya.

    Ken

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    Quote Originally Posted by zelatore View Post
    D#mn Mike - that's a tough break! How much did you lose in the fire?

    Battery charger huh? Wouldn't have expected that. I wonder what brand mine is... Luckily, the only one I leave running on a regular basis is the battery tender. Haven't heard of one of those burning down a garage. Yet.
    Saved the garage.... Rolled the bike out side, Just before the plastic gas tank melted. Looking for an X1, exactly like this one. Want to go for a ride.... EAST...http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2000-...item35af3a311c







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    Mike, you drove to Detroit to pick up your 18, central California isn't
    THAT much further.

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