Author After two Crosstourers and nine years I'm off  (Read 3933 times)

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  • Offline bampy   gb

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    After two Crosstourers and nine years I'm off
    on: Feb 28, 2021, 09.16 pm
    Feb 28, 2021, 09.16 pm
    Getting on in years quickly approaching 60 I have had to admit defeat, I can no longer handle the weight of the bike when getting it in and out of my shed. A few months ago the fully fuelled bike pinned me to the shed wall and it took me over 20 minutes to get out, luckily unhurt. I gave it another couple of months but I came to the sad conclusion that I need something smaller. I love the bike but it's now gone and it has been replaced by a Triumph Bobber. Keep enjoying the bike guys.

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    Re: After two Crosstourers and nine years I'm off
    Reply #1 on: Mar 01, 2021, 03.28 am
    Mar 01, 2021, 03.28 am
    Enjoy the Triumph!

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    Re: After two Crosstourers and nine years I'm off
    Reply #2 on: Mar 01, 2021, 07.20 am
    Mar 01, 2021, 07.20 am
    big bike small shed & advancing years - not best combination! Remember when a Triumph Bonneville was a BIG bike? same with cars - chelsea tractors -try one in Devon lanes! Is it inevitable ?
    when you get get 150mph performance from a 600 ,isn't it time for a reality check or are we so worried about dick size that all transport has to get bigger and bigger? Will it all come to an end with electric wheels.Try getting the "Boss Hog" into ANY shed! me quite a few years ago.


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    Re: After two Crosstourers and nine years I'm off
    Reply #3 on: Mar 01, 2021, 11.11 am
    Mar 01, 2021, 11.11 am
    Bampy, all the best. (Might see you on the Trumpet forum)

    That Bobber is a beauty. Peach of an engine. Touch throttle anywhere...BLAMMO! Enjoy.  :031:

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    Re: After two Crosstourers and nine years I'm off
    Reply #4 on: Mar 01, 2021, 02.17 pm
    Mar 01, 2021, 02.17 pm
    The important thing is not which bike you're riding.  The important thing is that you're still getting off the couch and having fun! 

    I would add that selling a heavy bike is not admitting defeat, it's just making an adjustment to ensure continued success. Enjoy the Triumph!

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    Re: After two Crosstourers and nine years I'm off
    Reply #5 on: Mar 01, 2021, 02.20 pm
    Mar 01, 2021, 02.20 pm
    Good Luck!

    Riding is all that matters!   :031:

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    Re: After two Crosstourers and nine years I'm off
    Reply #6 on: Mar 01, 2021, 07.45 pm
    Mar 01, 2021, 07.45 pm
    Hi Bumpy, I'm 63 and I'm following the same path as you, I'm reluctant to leave the CT, I'm looking at the new Honda Rebel or something similar, a custom type, shorter, but the important thing is to keep riding a motorcycle, enjoy the Triumph!

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    Re: After two Crosstourers and nine years I'm off
    Reply #7 on: Mar 02, 2021, 04.36 pm
    Mar 02, 2021, 04.36 pm
    Wait and see what this rumoured CB1100X (NT1100X) is gonna be like. It "should" be at least 50kgs lighter than the VFR1200X DCT

    I wish Honda would license out the DCT technology.