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Old 05-01-2019, 05:48 AM Thread Starter
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Hello from Dubai

Hi Everyone,

Glad to be a part of the community. I've been dying to get a bobber since the day I laid my eyes on it. It was love at first sight, but alas it wasn't meant to be.. Until now.

There's no official Triumph dealer here and the only ones available are private imports which are a bit out of my budget i.e. IF one comes up in the classifieds.

Well I grew tired of waiting and hoping, and decided to take matters into my own hands.
Enter Copart. I know what you guys might be thinking... not a good idea, hidden damages and stuff like that, but going this route has made me connect with the bike even more.

Found a relatively less damaged 2017 Bobber and had it imported here. It's currently sitting in a garage waiting for parts to be restored to its former glory. I'll be posting pics of the restoration soon. Until then happy and safe riding to all.

P.S. Here are some before pics. Also, if any one of you recognizes the bike and knows the former owner, I would appreciate it if you could connect me with them, as I would like to know their sentiments/stories about the bike and of course hope they are doing well given the crash.
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Old 05-01-2019, 11:52 AM
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Welcome to the forum! How much damage has the bike sustained? Lots of help here on the forum.
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Welcome to the site. It's a little hard to tell from the pics. Is the front fender bent down? What other damage is there?

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Welcome to the site. It's a little hard to tell from the pics. Is the front fender bent down? What other damage is there?
If you look closely the left fork is completely w&nkered. Hopefully the frame isn't bent as well. It probably doesn't take much to ben a fork like that but I would get the frame inspected...... Actually both forks are *****ed.

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Old 05-01-2019, 12:47 PM
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Welcome and congrats on your new bike.

We all tend to change most things on our bike anyway, so starting off with something you have to part build is probably not that bad.

Good luck old chap and keep us informed of how your project goes.

I'm surprised the bike hasn't just melted with the heat in your part of the world anyway..

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Hey Tulio311, Welcome!

Looks like you got some connecting to do alright

As was said above, a frame inspection might be in order, but proceed with care and you should have a great bike to ride!

Keep us posted.

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With a bit of luck and a following wind, new forks is all she'll need. Forks are bendy and should sacrifice themselves to protect the frame. Never know until you look, mind.
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Congrats and welcome. No dealer but, hope you have some help with the inspection and the mechanics or that you’re able to do it yourself. Plenty of help here on the forum so just ask if you need assistance.
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