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to Yamaha ownership.

I just sold my auld Triumph and now I have some money burning a hole in my pocket

I am happy to go £3k on a bike and would be looking at something like an XS650. This is based on my mate owning one back in the early 80s when I had my 1st Triumph. I liked the look of them then, and still do

Any thoughts or opinions

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I do like the xs650 not sure on prices now.

have you thought about w800 ?

i know it’s a kwacker 

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Mate.. 3k. You like the 650 looks. 

Lighter, sweeter handling and still not stuuuuupid money. 

A 350b would do it. Get a Propper good one for 3k. A better bike than the 400 if I had to say or be shot. 

Then it's a smokey and I'm biased. 

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I did think about a stroker, as I still have my modern Triumph, so the other one would be for short runs, but I've always had a kinda hankering for the xs650, so it's an itch I may need to scratch

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20 minutes ago, jimmy said:

I did think about a stroker, as I still have my modern Triumph, so the other one would be for short runs, but I've always had a kinda hankering for the xs650, so it's an itch I may need to scratch

Totally get that. The tdr may get swapped for a vmax one day unless I can convince the wife to let me have both. 

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Hi Jimmy I’m not sure what you’re thinking. You had the original and now you want to go out 3k on a copy. If I had the cash and lived in Scotland I’d be looking at adventure bikes and Triumph have made some crackers. Just my thoughts mate, it’s your money 

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Ilike the XS650 Too, RD"s   are way too pricy now,  the 350b  is more vibey than the 400,[ not rubber mounted engine  mounts,] , the old z1000   is cheaper than the Z900 

 

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Yea, I like that as well John. Been looking at z1000Ltd on the bay of fleas

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Well all my talk of scratching itches opened up a deep itch.

When I was 18 I bought my first Triumph. A T140D, and it was fekking beautiful. I rode down to Shipley on the back of my pals Bonnie and when I saw it in the shop I was delighted. Speaking with the salesman he points to another bike and says, the owner traded in his bike for that there. I looked over and saw this thing of raw beauty and vowed there and then I had to get one.

Well 37 years later I took the plunge. Suffice to say the 3 grand I got for my auld bike ended up as a deposit for this

 

 

 

 

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These pics were ones the PO sent me and no doubt I will get lots of my own as soon as I am off work

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sUPERB JIM,, i"v ridden one of these, ,same style and colour, ,,  lovely ,,  i also rode piliion  on the 650 bonnie back in 1977 ,  as i broke my leg,,,[ bike crash[],, 

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Ooo now that's very nice!

Maybe I need an old triple to go with my modern one

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very nice, for some strange reason I prefer the BSA version though

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Seemingly a better engine with the upright cylinders. But similar to the earlier Triumph T150's,  I do not like the "breadbin" tank.

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