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  • LOFTYBOB Posts: 3607
    Strength in Unity
    Forum Legend LOFTYBOB
    24 Jun 2018 06:28 AM
    Quoting LOFTYBOB on 23 Jun 2018 08:49 AMedited: 23 Jun 2018 08:54 AM
    Well, the Triumph has been sold (to a forum member) and I have gone back to a twin cylinder Adventure Bike.

    This will be my 2 up long distance dirt tourer from now on, 2016 brand new (last one left in Aus) Anniversary model Super Tenere Electronic Suspension mode.

    Got it for $5,500 less than retail price as well, bargain.



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    Quoting FLHuTChU on 23 Jun 2018 07:56 PM
    Looks the goods Lofty. The other Hutchy would like it to in that colour. 
    Which lucky bugger bought the tiger? Someone is getting a great bike there!
    They stole it from me mate lol
  • loopie Posts: 278
    Stage 1 Poster loopie
    24 Jun 2018 10:53 AM
    Quoting steelo on 23 Jun 2018 10:09 AM
    Weren't you thinking of an Africa Twin LB for the extra mileage?
    Quoting LOFTYBOB on 23 Jun 2018 02:21 PM
    These are only 1l less and are more economical, so you get the same result, plus this has cruise standard and electronic suspension. Not as good as the Trumy's WP set up, but handy. Plus it has the shaft drive. And $7K cheaper
    7k saved your a winner, $$ for a few extras  and quite a bit extra too spend on your adventures.  WIN WIN in my eyes
  • LOFTYBOB Posts: 3607
    Strength in Unity
    Forum Legend LOFTYBOB
    24 Jun 2018 02:48 PM
    Quoting steelo on 23 Jun 2018 10:09 AM
    Weren't you thinking of an Africa Twin LB for the extra mileage?
    Quoting LOFTYBOB on 23 Jun 2018 02:21 PM
    These are only 1l less and are more economical, so you get the same result, plus this has cruise standard and electronic suspension. Not as good as the Trumy's WP set up, but handy. Plus it has the shaft drive. And $7K cheaper
    Quoting loopie on 24 Jun 2018 10:53 AM
    7k saved your a winner, $$ for a few extras  and quite a bit extra too spend on your adventures.  WIN WIN in my eyes
    By the time I set up the Super Tenere, I will of spent far in excess of what I sold the Trumpy for, but the ability to travel further into the distance without carrying extra fuel in jerry cans is worth it. I have spent over $23K already in parts and purchasing the Super Tenere.

    Plus I am a twin person, and I just love the sound and feel of a twin, even though I am giving up over 40 RWHP.

    She is loaded up and off to her new owner tomorrow.

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  • SquALeD Posts: 57
    Stock Poster SquALeD
    10 Jul 2018 11:24 PM
    Love my 2 strokes, my 1974 Kwaka H2B...Restoring a Yamaha 250LC at the mo...
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  • Roo Ted Posts: 512
    Boganville
    Performance Poster Roo Ted
    11 Jul 2018 07:42 AM
    Tidy, I like it. There wouldn't be many of those around I expect Squaled.
  • SquALeD Posts: 57
    Stock Poster SquALeD
    11 Jul 2018 11:16 AM
    Theres a couple actually..pretty big 2 stroke scene here in Perth
  • Ratbob Posts: 309
    Adelaide Hills
    Stage 1 Poster Ratbob
    11 Jul 2018 12:06 PM
    Yeah man love the old oil burners, still miss my lavender 71 Titan. No good as a getaway ride though, cops just follow the smoke trail.
  • T4 Posts: 49
    Stock Poster T4
    11 Jul 2018 10:19 PM
    Got irritated at removing the backrest on the Sportster every time I needed to carry a parasite, er, pillion so I did what any rider
    would do: bought another bike, in this case an old Triumph.
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    First ride was a lazy 1000 km from Canberra to South Oz a week or so back (yes, it was fucking cold, minus six degrees in Canberra some mornings)
    but the thing ran back here no problems, though I kinda forgot how messy and labour intensive chains can be.

    Cheers, Will 

  • LOFTYBOB Posts: 3607
    Strength in Unity
    Forum Legend LOFTYBOB
    12 Jul 2018 04:11 PM
    The new Outback Tourer has arrived

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    Now to put all this one her



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    Day 1




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    Day 2



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    Heaps more to do, then wire up all those leads


  • loopie Posts: 278
    Stage 1 Poster loopie
    12 Jul 2018 08:14 PM
    im  waiting too see that fork mounted screen in photo 1 background fitted big fella  hhhaaa
  • loopie Posts: 278
    Stage 1 Poster loopie
    12 Jul 2018 08:15 PM
    Quoting SquALeD on 10 Jul 2018 11:24 PM
    Love my 2 strokes, my 1974 Kwaka H2B...Restoring a Yamaha 250LC at the mo...
    HD Forums Australia - IMG_4237.JPG

    there a pommy guy that makes a nice 5 cylinder h1/ h2
  • OILLEAK2008 Posts: 99
    Stock Poster OILLEAK2008
    13 Jul 2018 12:40 AM
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    A WHOLE 185CC (180 ACTUALLY) OF RIP SNORTING POWER. (WELL COMPARED TO THE POSTIE ANYWAY!)
  • LOFTYBOB Posts: 3607
    Strength in Unity
    Forum Legend LOFTYBOB
    13 Jul 2018 09:03 AM
    Quoting OILLEAK2008 on 13 Jul 2018 12:40 AM
    HD Forums Australia - s-l1600 (2)_2.jpg

    A WHOLE 185CC (180 ACTUALLY) OF RIP SNORTING POWER. (WELL COMPARED TO THE POSTIE ANYWAY!)
    Classic

  • JFE Posts: 1095
    NSW
    Performance Poster JFE
    13 Jul 2018 08:03 PM
    Nice one — I have a soft spot for the old reliable Suzuki TS185. Hope to find a good cheap one sooner or later.
  • loopie Posts: 278
    Stage 1 Poster loopie
    13 Jul 2018 08:39 PM
    Quoting JFE on 13 Jul 2018 08:03 PM
    Nice one — I have a soft spot for the old reliable Suzuki TS185. Hope to find a good cheap one sooner or later.
    theres 2 for sale  facebook market here in sa, about $1500.. about their original price $1000. a great learner bike
  • JFE Posts: 1095
    NSW
    Performance Poster JFE
    13 Jul 2018 09:10 PM
    I paid $800 for one as a learner 20+ years ago! Sold it for $1000, even after hand painting over crash damage and painting the exhaust with kill rust (worked a treat). I loved after not riding it for two days, I would fill the Main Street I lived on with a 2-stroke cloud!

    Them were the days....
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