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Numbah 3 fo' me
« on: September 20, 2019, 12:21:39 PM »
First was a '95 Trophy 1200, second was a '96 Daytona 1200.  It's mine.   :naughty:   It's been parked for a couple years, but runs and battery holds a charge.  I even have the service manual for it already.


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« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2019, 12:50:01 PM »
I know the owner.  My riding buddy.  That's my old Daytona behind it. 



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Re: Numbah 3 fo' me
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2019, 02:59:28 PM »
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Re: Numbah 3 fo' me
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2019, 03:10:43 PM »
Didn't you just finish divesting a bunch of bikes, gear, and equipment...?  :headscratch: :razz:

May your Triumph ownership be better than mine, and may your bike eat far, far fewer batteries than mine did.  :facepalm:
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« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2019, 03:25:00 PM »
I got rid of a lot excess stuff that was hogging closet space and I only had one bike I sold, the ST1300.  I have more every day gear and the ‘stich never sold.  And dead batteries?  I think I had one die on the first two Triumphs in almost 100k miles.  I like the older Hinckleys for their robustness. 
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Re: Numbah 3 fo' me
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2019, 07:09:40 PM »
Get a Guzzi.

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Re: Numbah 3 fo' me
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2019, 07:19:17 PM »
Is that Scott's bike Tom? Nice!

Dont know what your talking about Chris on batteries? 51k on my 04 Sprint and it is on its second battery in 15 years. No other problems than maintenance or consumables ever. Very happy with my Triumph.

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Re: Numbah 3 fo' me
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2019, 07:36:31 PM »
My ‘13 Bonne got three new batteries in the last 2 1/2 years, and left me on the side of the road (well, in Yokum’s parking lot) a couple weekends ago. Replaced the battery , again, and ride it to TriCounty and swapped it for a Honda.
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« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2019, 08:11:39 PM »
Is that Scott's bike Tom? Nice!

Dont know what your talking about Chris on batteries? 51k on my 04 Sprint and it is on its second battery in 15 years. No other problems than maintenance or consumables ever. Very happy with my Triumph.


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« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2019, 08:13:01 PM »
Get a Guzzi.

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Re: Numbah 3 fo' me
« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2019, 12:49:16 AM »
1200 Trophy=all day comfy tourer. had one.
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Re: Numbah 3 fo' me
« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2019, 06:28:36 AM »
1200 Trophy=all day comfy tourer. had one.


Me too.  ;) My second Triumph, first Hinckley was a 1995 Trophy 1200, had it three years, put ~30k on it before moving it on to a local rider.  I kick myself for selling this one.  Had a '68 Bonnie in 1980 as my first, a steal at $600 out the door.



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« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2019, 06:39:51 AM »
My ‘13 Bonne got three new batteries in the last 2 1/2 years, and left me on the side of the road (well, in Yokum’s parking lot) a couple weekends ago. Replaced the battery , again, and ride it to TriCounty and swapped it for a Honda.


After a good night's sleep and some thought, I had one battery go out on me with the Daytona and it was all my fault for failing to check water in it.  I was in NY coming home from Nova Scotia when it failed to start one chilly morning.  Fortuitously, I had camped at the highest point in the campground and bump started it after pushing it about 20 yards out to the road.  It was downhill from there.  Got into the local town, stopped at Walmart and got another.  Bump started it there and never looked back.


Your's sounds like a charging system fault, probably a reg/rec putting out too much to the battery and cooking it internally.


While I was working in the industry, I'd buy the Yuasas from the shop for my stuff.  Best battery for the money when you get an employee discount.  The Bike Masters?  Stone junk.  We'd chase our tails on several we put in customer's bikes because cheap, but a two year warranty.  Lots went back to the distributor.  I never saw the need for the lithium ions.  They suck in cold, they're temperamental and expensive.  An answer for a question never asked.
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Re: Numbah 3 fo' me
« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2019, 07:49:30 AM »
That was my thought too. But 14.2 - 14.4 at all revs, any loading. The bike would spark real hard hooking up the battery and it had no other options. Something in the factory stuff was drawing hard.
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Re: Numbah 3 fo' me
« Reply #14 on: September 21, 2019, 08:12:49 AM »
FWIW, I'll probably be picking up an early Triumph Scrambler next year if I can find a decent deal.
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Re: Numbah 3 fo' me
« Reply #15 on: September 21, 2019, 09:14:44 AM »
@Cookie - Scramblers are very nice bikes, similar in style to the old school Bonnies and Tigers.  But, you do have a Ural, so pretty sure you like that style.  ;)


That was my thought too. But 14.2 - 14.4 at all revs, any loading. The bike would spark real hard hooking up the battery and it had no other options. Something in the factory stuff was drawing hard.


That sure isn't right.  Something electrical was grounding out, but not bad enough to let the smoke out.
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Re: Numbah 3 fo' me
« Reply #16 on: September 21, 2019, 12:16:27 PM »
I sure couldn't find it. I also don't care any more. It's an SSEP[1] now. :D I'm back on a Honda.

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Re: Numbah 3 fo' me
« Reply #17 on: October 11, 2019, 02:52:42 PM »
Finally got it all together and grabbed both Scott's bikes, the XR650R for winter storage and the Triumph for me.



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Re: Numbah 3 fo' me
« Reply #18 on: June 10, 2020, 04:47:49 PM »
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Re: Numbah 3 fo' me
« Reply #19 on: June 10, 2020, 06:11:52 PM »
Nice, Tom.  Many more happy miles to ya!
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