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First let me say sorry if this is in the wrong section but I came across a guy yesterday that had a Triumph Thunderbird and I must say it is a nice looking bike I have been debating getting another bike and I was thinking victory but now I'm thinking either a victory or a Triumph, I really don't know about the reliability of a triumph motorcycle so any opinions or info would help.
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Slide on over to triumphrat.net great bunch of guys. They have a couple of Thunderbird forums.

Everything I have heard is that the reliability is there. Considering they have been making bikes longer than just about everyone else it does not surprise me.

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First let me say sorry if this is in the wrong section but I came across a guy yesterday that had a Triumph Thunderbird and I must say it is a nice looking bike I have been debating getting another bike and I was thinking victory but now I'm thinking either a victory or a Triumph, I really don't know about the reliability of a triumph motorcycle so any opinions or info would help.
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they are rock solid bikes, ive owned one sold due to money issues and looking to get one back, 2010 thunderbird is what i had and had 0 issues, it was the first year for that model aswell. all i need is someone to buy my harley lol

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Well at least their reliable and I do like the looks of them I might have to schedule a test ride sometime to see what the power and handling is like

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The power braking and handling are exceptional I bought one the day I test rode it, fit and finish is right up there with HD one thing I feel my xc lacks and there aftermarket offerings were a bit lacking

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The power braking and handling are exceptional
Transmission feels modern too.




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I can't leave anything stock so if I do decide to get one I am going to be looking at the aftermarket for parts for

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I been thinking of posting a Triumph thread but didn't know how that would take on here. I been eye balling a 2nd bike as well. I LOVE my KP and have no intention of getting rid of it. I also want insane power and thought about a big bore kit and all the goodies to go with it but for the price, I may need to look at a 2nd bike. The Triumph Rocket III is what I been looking at via the web. I had questions about reliability but sounds like they make good bikes.

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it seems to be gettin better, British Customs seems to be steadily releasing more and more for it, still havent seen apes yet tho

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Thunderbird 1600 forums has tons of modern Thunderbird info i liked it better than rat because almost everything is for Thunderbird on the Thunderbird site

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