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Old 10-18-2012, 05:03 AM   #1
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Roll call for Triumph riders...
wondering how many of us there are and how many deal with the shop in Gorst.

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Old 10-18-2012, 07:59 AM   #2
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I Ride: Triumph Daytona T595, Tiger 1050
shop?
They don't seem to be very serious about being a shop, more of an afterthought. Have you checked into having any work done there?

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Old 10-18-2012, 08:54 AM   #3
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Old 10-18-2012, 09:08 AM   #4
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They don't seem to be very serious about being a shop, more of an afterthought. Have you checked into having any work done there?
I've talked to the mech once or twice. Nice guy but that's not quite enough to let him wrench on the Speedy.

I'm thinking if enough Kitsap Brit riders pull into the shop at the same time an insist on a real bike shop, we might get one. Maybe a pipe dream but worth a try.

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Old 10-18-2012, 11:52 AM   #5
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I Ride: Triumph Daytona T595, Tiger 1050
if I were buying a new Triumph I might.....
I might use them if I were buying a new Triumph, only because with their connection to the auto dealer they might be able to deal a bit more but.....I would be reluctant to trust anything that was PDI'd there. Lonnie, the tech in Tacoma does a good job but that shop has changed alot in the last year. I use I-90 for parts and will use them for services that I can't do myself. On a side note, who is riding that older blue Speed Triple in Port Orchard?

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Old 10-18-2012, 11:56 AM   #6
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I Ride: like an asian. You scurred yet?
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Old 10-18-2012, 02:13 PM   #7
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I Ride: Triumph 800 XC
Service is kind of an afterthought there but Justin in the shop is the guy to talk with. He answers most of my questions and actually works on the bikes. Nice guy and he will give you information about your bike if you ask.

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Old 10-18-2012, 02:57 PM   #8
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I Ride: on and off road
Thinking about getting a vanity plate that says "S3X"

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Old 10-18-2012, 03:41 PM   #9
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From: Pasco, WA

I Ride: '96 Triumph Speed Triple & '08 Aprilia Tuono
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thinking about getting a vanity plate that says "s3x"
nice!

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Old 10-18-2012, 08:50 PM   #10
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I Ride: 2012 Triumph Explorer
Gorst? What's the exchange rate on the dollar there.

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Old 10-18-2012, 09:06 PM   #11
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From: Battle Ground, Wa

I Ride: 05 Triumph Tiger Triumph Lucifer Orange, 09 BMW F650GS, Triumph T595 (sold) and 98 Tiger (sold) and 04 MV Agusta Brutale' (sold)
Fan and friend of the Triumphs here

Kitsap
The first one, '98 Tiger 885cc. What a great way to learn the brand and the amazing triple engine then with a carb'ed edition......sold that one at 85K miles

Kitsap

The second one, '98 T595, fabulous upgrade to the carb'ed model....a real back road destroyer with a pit bull attitude and demeanor.... sold to forum member daytona595 at 36K thrilling miles...... Loved that dream bike.

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The third one, '05 Tiger, such a great machine, fast reliable, easy to maintain and above all an amazing do anything machine..... This bike does it all!

I'm excited to see the next step in my Triumph ownership career.

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Old 10-19-2012, 07:55 AM   #12
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I Ride: Triumph Daytona T595, Tiger 1050
bgt is right!
I have had more fun blasting around on that Daytona. It really is kind of a beast. There are riders that you want to buy used bikes from, he is one of them. Interesting bikes, ridden and treated well.

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Old 10-19-2012, 09:32 AM   #13
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I Ride: 2010 TriumphTiger
Well they won me over a long time ago. Its kinda like getting the best of both worlds, somewhat of a V-twin grunt on the bottom. Then on the top like a in line 4.
Kitsap
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Old 10-19-2012, 10:07 AM   #14
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I Ride: '96 Triumph Speed Triple & '08 Aprilia Tuono
Wish I still had this one...
Kitsap

& never getting rid of this one.
Kitsap

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Old 10-21-2012, 02:16 PM   #15
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I Ride: 2003 Triumph Speed Four, 2004 Triumph Sprint ST
Here is my contribution to the Euro Trash effort

Kitsap

Kitsap

Kitsap

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I get my work done at Burton Motosports in Suquamish. Burt is the owner, mechanic and a racer and rider. He has always taken care of my Triumph needs
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Old 10-21-2012, 04:54 PM   #16
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I Ride: Triumph Thunderbird
My Thunderbird to represent the cruisers. :-)

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Old 10-22-2012, 09:04 AM   #17
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From what I've heard, Champion Triumph in Bellingham is very good. Old time small cramped shop but the owner does the wrenching. Can't recall his name.

I just had a tune up done by Dave at Super Sport in Langley BC and the Thruxton is running great. I was getting the Speed Triple serviced at British Italian motorcycles in Vancouver but the mechanic has left there. I'll have to do some digging to find out where he is now. He also races a Daytona.

If anyone is ever near Kelowna BC and needs work done, go see Bently Triumph as they have a real Guru of a mechanic, Gord McMartin. His expertise extends to just about any bike. He also knows Ducatis inside and out. Years ago he worked with John Britten on his famous bikes.

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Old 10-22-2012, 11:35 AM   #18
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Kitsap
I see that even though you kept some distance between you and that Duc your bike still picked up a big yellow bug from it.

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Old 10-22-2012, 12:13 PM   #19
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I Ride: Triumph Bonneville 2001
I have always had a Triumph since I have been 14 years old. I have had other brands as well during my time riding, but always had a Triumph in my garage at the same time. T120's, T140's, chopped, bobbed and stock. I just can't get them out of my system. I love em' . Oldest I had was a '68 T120R. That bike was reduced to the minimum parts for operation. Rode her until I gave her away to a young gearhead who wanted to rebuild her.


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Old 10-22-2012, 05:13 PM   #20
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I Ride: 2007 Triumph Scrambler, 77 GS550 project bike
Time for Scrambler representation:

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