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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-15-2017, 01:38 PM Thread Starter
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My Bobber is being delivered tomorrow. Have gone for the ape-hangers, as they were infinitely more comfortable (for me) than the standard bars, when I tried both at the London Bike Show. Have gone for a few other extras and will post a piccie when it gets here.
I already have a 2004 Triumph Thruxton but couldn't resist the Bobber. It's like it's the bike I've been waiting for all my riding life. Hope I'm not disappointed!!

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My Bobber is being delivered tomorrow. Have gone for the ape-hangers, as they were infinitely more comfortable (for me) than the standard bars, when I tried both at the London Bike Show. Have gone for a few other extras and will post a piccie when it gets here.
I already have a 2004 Triumph Thruxton but couldn't resist the Bobber. It's like it's the bike I've been waiting for all my riding life. Hope I'm not disappointed!!


Congrats!!
You wont be disappointed at all
Which other extras did you go for?

Good luck getting a full nights sleep tonight
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Welcome to the forums and congratulations. I'm expecting these photos after you take the long.. really long way back home
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-16-2017, 08:27 PM
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Just saying hello. I am Sussex born and bred but live in Surrey now in touching distance of Sussex & Hampshire.
By bobber is due in May, but like you, don't feel comfortable with the seating position. Its like sitting in my van all day with my hands close to my knees.
I am in 2 minds whether to cancel my order and switch to a T120 black or possibly wait for a 'not yet announced' Speed Twin.
What didn't you like about the bars ?? I feel i need something in between the flat bars & the ape hangers. Maybe T120 or scrambler bars. Anyone know if these will fit ?
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I feel i need something in between the flat bars & the ape hangers. Maybe T120 or scrambler bars. Anyone know if these will fit ?
I am going to see my Triumph dealer today. I'll ask him if any of those could fit...
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So i had a chat with my Triumph dealer.
He sees no reason why a T120 bar would not fit a Bobber, however he can't comment on cable length compatibility & stated that for safety reasons Triumph would not install the bar (though they CAN sell it )

*** It was a salesperson i spoke with, NOT the mechanic (as he was out on a test ride...)




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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-28-2017, 12:29 PM Thread Starter
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Bike was delivered 10 days ago.
I had specified high bars but apparently they will not be available from Triumph until mid-April.
Had also spec'd for black engine cases, but the special engine oil they use for running in isn't available to dealers, so have to wait until 1st service to have those fitted.


Otherwise, it's a cracking good bike!


Will post piccies after 1st service when fully spec'd and fitted out
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