Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Boerne, TX, USA
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.
Chain-driven '08 Blazing Orange Triumph Tiger 1050i