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2013 Triumph Thunderbird Storm

Discussion in 'Showcase' at netrider.net.au started by dave79, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. I've been lurking in this thread for about 2 years being jealous of everyone's new bikes. Now it's finally time to share mine.

    I picked it up on Thursday, went straight to the RNP to run it in. What a change from the v-star...

    Accessories (some fitted, some on back order):
    Short silencers
    Hi-flo air filter
    Long Haul separate rider & passenger seats
    Quick release passenger backrest with Longhaul Pad
    Locking gas cap (should come standard!!!)
    Chrome tubular rear rack
    K-drive panniers on EZ brackets
    Paint protection kit



    Pics:
    IMAG0631.
    IMAG0629-1.
    IMAG0637.
    IMAG0640.

    I've just clicked over 500km on it now and I can say for sure that this is exactly the bike I wanted. I can't believe i finally own it.

    Cheers,
    D.
     
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  2. dude that's a gangsta bike.. congrats
     
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  3. Lucky bastard thats an awesome looking bike:cool:
     
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  4. Cheers guys, she goes (and stops, and turns) as good as she looks. Im stoked with it! Not a bad birthday present hey :)
     
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  5. nice ride Dave, and looks mean as fcuk in black, not sure I like the sissybar but that's just me, I like my bikes stripped back.

    Happy Trails

    Ride far .. Ride safe :greyalien:
     
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  6. Completely agree nobby, that's why I went with the quick release option. Will post more photos with it removed when I get a chance.
     
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  7. Nice.
    I'd like to see it with the panniers on.
     
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  8. Very lovely and unique.

    Congrats mate - ride safe :D
     
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  9. Here you go nobby:

    IMAG0659.

    i'll be using the chrome tube rack most of the time when i get that from backorder. will update the thread with those pics too

    Cheers Sitting Bull, i'll post pics when i get the bags fitted (waiting for the EZ brackets to come in)

    Cheers BitSar! is this safe enough? :angelic: :
    IMAG0662.
    :D

    Did the RNP again today. 706kms travelled, tyres scrubbed in nicely, gearbox nice and snickety snick.

    loving it.
     
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  10. Looks like you're using the available torque as it was designed :D

    Very happy for you mate - enjoy it!

    I'm usually not a cruiser man.....but if I were.....these Trumpies would be top of the list......
     
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  11. Love it! Would definitely be my first test ride if I were heading for a fangable cruiser, grats dude.
     
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  12. much betterer mate, matt black housing gives it an edge too
     
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  13. about 2700 kms old, with new chrome tube rack:
    IMAG0736_zps13cf7143.

    dealer has advised that the rest of my parts have come in, so i'll update again with pics when i get the bags and paint protection kit installed in the new year.

    love this bike!
     
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  14. Looking good mate :D
     
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  15. Seriously, a lockable fuel cap is EXTRA????

    Anyway, nice bike, sorta the Harley you have when you're not having a Harley.....
     
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  16. Awesome bike and it looks great with that little rack on the back.
     
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  17. A lovely machine for the highway.
     
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  18. Dave79, those photos really do that bike justice, very nice looking. A triumph cruiser of some descript will almost certainly be my next purchase, a very hard bike to beat when it comes down to looks.
     
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  19. And everywhere else too, but yes it shines on the open road and in nice sweepers.

    Cheers! Ride one and you'll realise it performs as good as it looks :) If you're looking at the triumph cruisers the speedmaster is a lot of fun too.
     
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  20. Nice. :)

    I do like the looks of them. Would be the best upgrade if I go down the cruiser path.

    Ride safe.
     
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