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post #1 of 9 Old Jul 20th, 2008, 9:57 pm Thread Starter
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Farewell LT!

I finally did it - sold the Green Chile Pepper. Saturday, I made the last 200 mile ride to Waco to swap the bike for a cashier's check. The night before, she got a good washing and polishing, last minute going over. Found one missing body panel screw and went by Dick Largen's to scavenge one from his tool box. After several months favoring the new Triumph Tiger, I saddled up the LT again and it seemed so big. But, on the road again, the incredible agility, smoothness and comfort reminded me again why I got it in the first place. Sad in a way. And, yeah, the wife is not happy I sold her comfortable pillion. I have some work to do on the Triumph to make it wife-worthy.

Anyway, she's in good hands. Dave H. (wife Andee) from the Dallas area is the new owner. Expect him to show up here soon. I know he will find all the help he needs from you excellent folk.

For now I join the ranks of former LT owners. Monte Rogers, Mike Watts, Bert Navin, Tom Cantrell, others... I'll stay in touch on the list and will still be a faithful attender of the Leon Springs Starbucks coffee klatch every Friday morning. Expect to see me at RTEs and an occasional tech session as well.

Sort of been Jonesing for a Triumph ever since I saw the British National Motorcycle Museum in 2001 (before it burned down). All the reviews of the newer Triumph products out of the new Hinckley factory were very positive. So far, I haven't been disappointed. Three cylinder engines kick butt. End of a phase, beginning of a new one.

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Glad you're liking life on the Tiger and hope you can get things squared away...

Keep checking in from time to time.... or come to an RTE...

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Glad you're liking life on the Tiger and hope you can get things squared away...

Keep checking in from time to time.... or come to an RTE...
UUUUUMmmm We have not seen you at ANY RTE's lately there Mr Chan

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UUUUUMmmm We have not seen you at ANY RTE's lately there Mr Chan
And neither one of those guyz need to wait on an RTE..... there is a breakfast klatch next Satiday near Canyon Lake. Ed's Old Windmill on 306 actually turns out some pretty good chow. There wuz some concern when ownership changed awhile back, butt it's a non-concern now. Huge parking lot; plenty of sit-down grouped tables; a buffet; and sorta, kinda not-too-straight roads gittin' there.

Hey, Dave and Doug; Dodgin' Duck at 0700. And we'll invite anybody else who shows up at *$$ (Russ is at Paonia, and Bert is running amok in the northern states) Friday.
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Good luck for ya Dave. You sure got a purdy color bike now and I thought you had the best looking LT ever made.

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Blessing to you and the new bike! But, as one who knows, you will never hear the end of "I liked the LT better!" from your wife. Don't ask me how I know.

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And neither one of those guyz need to wait on an RTE..... there is a breakfast klatch next Satiday near Canyon Lake. Ed's Old Windmill on 306 actually turns out some pretty good chow. There wuz some concern when ownership changed awhile back, butt it's a non-concern now. Huge parking lot; plenty of sit-down grouped tables; a buffet; and sorta, kinda not-too-straight roads gittin' there.

Hey, Dave and Doug; Dodgin' Duck at 0700. And we'll invite anybody else who shows up at *$$ (Russ is at Paonia, and Bert is running amok in the northern states) Friday.
Have to check with the War Department. This is last weekend before the Phoenix trip. But I scored some points the past few days making remodeling progress in the MBR (taping, floating, painting, new windows). Put me down as a definite maybe.

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Blessing to you and the new bike! But, as one who knows, you will never hear the end of "I liked the LT better!" from your wife. Don't ask me how I know.
Not asking, already know! I have to lower the passenger pegs and pad the pillion seat, then it might be OK. Of course, nothing is better than an LT cushy seat, with arm rests and padded backrest. I "made" her ride 400 miles on the Tiger to College Station and back a few weekends ago and I still hear about it...

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Glad you're liking life on the Tiger and hope you can get things squared away...

Keep checking in from time to time.... or come to an RTE...
I, uh, was at the Stephenville RTE. Musta missed you!

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