Hey y’all! My name is Elliott, and I’m up in the beautiful PNW with my scorched yellow 06 Daytona.
Super happy to have found this forum, as it seems like a great resource. I look forwards to the years of fun to come
Not sure if THIS is the right place for an Introduction, but will repost just in case:
Former die hard Triumph rider....been out of the Triumph game for a couple years....but hope to get back in, in the future. Started out with a black 2001 Speed Triple, that I had to have after seeing Mission Impossible 2 back in the day. Was a great bike, put 36k trouble fee miles on it over a 6 year period, before I ultimately sold it.
Next up was a 2002 Thunderbird 900. That was a fantastic all around bike...perfect size....comfortable to ride....reliable....thought I'd keep it forever. Forever turned into 13 years....only sold it because I was moving & couldn't take it with me.
During those 13 years, I also picked up a 2003 Speed Triple & then a 2012 Imperial Purple Street Triple. Only kept the 03 Speed Triple a couple years....It wasn't nearly as comfortable as my 2001 and I just didn't like it as much, so on to the next owner it went.
Picked up the 2012 Street Triple in 2014, rode it for 6 years, and sold it....mainly because I was moving & it wasn't feasible to take it with me. Soon after I bought it though, I turned it into a comfortable commuter/touring bike. Added risers to the handlebars, Corbin & Sargent seats, saddlebags, tank bag, rear seat bag, & a center stand, along with various other bits & pieces. Wasn't looking for the purple color....wasn't sure about it at first....then when I saw it in person, I thought this looks cool as he!!.
Before I went with the Street Triple, I tried out a newer model Speed Triple and I ultimately liked the smaller 675 better. Lighter, more nimble, and just more comfortable to ride. And by that time, the 2012 675 had more power than my 2001 or 2003 Speed Triple anyway.
Right now I am without a Triumph, but I do still have a 1982 Suzuki GS450T that I turned into a cafe/rat bike....and it DOES have a Daytona 675 Corbin seat on it....so still some British love there.
Hoping to get a Street Triple 765 in the future, OR go the adventure route & pick up a Tiger 900....OR better yet, a Scrambler. But that's probably a couple years out at this point.....fingers crossed it'll be sooner.
Hi all. I’m Greg and have a habit of adopting strays. Usually 70’s two strokes but a 08 Daytona 675 recently sought refuge in my garage. Most of my riding happens in the Western AR region with trips elsewhere. It’s great to have found a place with an abundance of knowledge for the 675 and I look forward to contributing. Thanks!