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Offline GlenInk

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Re: Looking at 2 bikes tomorrow...
« Reply #40 on: May 21, 2011, 02:37:49 pm »
 :drif: Jis dis mooi !  :drif:

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Re: Looking at 2 bikes tomorrow...
« Reply #41 on: May 21, 2011, 02:38:12 pm »
Nice bike!

Agree with you, those Clubman handlebars belong in the bin.
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Re: Looking at 2 bikes tomorrow...
« Reply #42 on: May 21, 2011, 03:22:09 pm »
Kawasaki had a W650, but that was in the late 60"s. Your tank says Triumph?? You say 2000 model. I am deurmekaar.
 

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Re: Looking at 2 bikes tomorrow...
« Reply #43 on: May 21, 2011, 03:46:21 pm »
2SD, tank says Triumphant if you look close. Just Peter Stuyvesants sense of humour  :imaposer:
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Re: Looking at 2 bikes tomorrow...
« Reply #44 on: May 21, 2011, 03:53:25 pm »
 :imaposer: :imaposer:
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Re: Looking at 2 bikes tomorrow...
« Reply #45 on: May 21, 2011, 04:15:43 pm »
Kawasaki had a W650, but that was in the late 60"s. Your tank says Triumph?? You say 2000 model. I am deurmekaar.
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Re: Looking at 2 bikes tomorrow...
« Reply #46 on: May 21, 2011, 04:26:31 pm »
saw it at julians a while back - congrats really sweet looking bike!
 

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Re: Looking at 2 bikes tomorrow...
« Reply #47 on: May 21, 2011, 07:42:25 pm »
Thanks Karl, you brought clarity to a puzzled mind.
 

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Re: Looking at 2 bikes tomorrow...
« Reply #48 on: May 21, 2011, 08:35:55 pm »
Fantastic bike you got there. Very sexy!

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Re: Looking at 2 bikes tomorrow...
« Reply #49 on: May 21, 2011, 09:08:00 pm »
Nice bike Wes

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Re: Looking at 2 bikes tomorrow...
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Re: Looking at 2 bikes tomorrow...
« Reply #51 on: May 21, 2011, 10:41:53 pm »
Very nice.  :thumleft:
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Re: Looking at 2 bikes tomorrow...
« Reply #52 on: May 22, 2011, 08:11:56 am »
Beautiful.
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Re: Looking at 2 bikes tomorrow...
« Reply #53 on: May 22, 2011, 09:45:30 am »
geluk soutie  :thumleft:

so when are you putting the knobblies on?
 

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Re: Looking at 2 bikes tomorrow...
« Reply #54 on: May 22, 2011, 12:32:08 pm »
Thanks Karl, you brought clarity to a puzzled mind.
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Re: Looking at 2 bikes tomorrow...
« Reply #55 on: May 22, 2011, 12:37:56 pm »
Question: why did you opt for the W650 (grey), where you could get an officially imported Bonneville / Scrambler / Thruxton? 

Unless it's all down to the $$$...

How available are parts?
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Re: Looking at 2 bikes tomorrow...
« Reply #56 on: May 22, 2011, 12:40:23 pm »
Question: why did you opt for the W650 (grey), where you could get an officially imported Bonneville / Scrambler / Thruxton? 

Unless it's all down to the $$$...

How available are parts?

i doubt you can buy a bonneville or thruxton or any triumph for 30k

also the grey argument is so yester year - with the internet and courier etc you can get grey parts quicker than the dealer can get non grey parts

nice bike wes - i like it  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Looking at 2 bikes tomorrow...
« Reply #57 on: May 22, 2011, 12:44:29 pm »
Question: why did you opt for the W650 (grey), where you could get an officially imported Bonneville / Scrambler / Thruxton? 

Unless it's all down to the $$$...

How available are parts?

Riding a Husky taught me that parts availability issues are a myth - the world is very small and anything can be ordered, shipped and delivered quickly with minimal fuss. I am sure that with a Kawasaki, it will be a breeze.

It's down to the $$$, just like bobnob said.

I also prefer the Kawa to be honest  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Looking at 2 bikes tomorrow...
« Reply #58 on: May 22, 2011, 12:47:53 pm »
fair enough. where are the peekchas?
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Re: Looking at 2 bikes tomorrow...
« Reply #59 on: May 22, 2011, 02:33:45 pm »
The_wes, on a kawasaki? Yes the world must be coming to an end today.

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