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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-29-2017, 05:27 PM Thread Starter
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Hello from France

Hello,

I’m 51, and live in the center of France in the Loire Valley.
I’ve got my motorbike license 3 years ago. Since then I’m riding a 2012 BMW R1200 GSA and did 45000km with it.
I wanted to get a second bike to reduce the use of my GSA which I will keep of course because it’s a super bike and I still need it for my long travels and duo rides.
So I saw the Triumph Bobber and found it very cool and decided to make a test ride which confirmed all the good things I’ve red and saw about it.
I finally ordered one which was used for test rides in a Triumph dealership. It’s a black bobber with 1600km and I wanted to personalize it.
So since mid of september the transformation is ongoing and I should get it finished in the next 10 days.
The modifications are the following :
- New paint Candy red, black and white
- Belt transmission instead of chain
- Fox rear shock absorber
- Tyres with white side
- Brembo front brake
- Rizoma chromed blinkers
- Chromed rear lamp
- Chromed mirrors
- Engine fully black
- Side numberplate
- ...
I hope to be able to show it to you soon, but the process to upload pictures with the right size is quite complicated on this forum.

Have a good ride
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Hi Calthi

Welcome and looking forward to seeing some images of your Bobber.
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Welcome! Been a long time since I have been to France, was down in the Fitou region, lived in England so used to ferry over and hang out around Calais. While in the scouts, we did a trip there to help clean up Normandy beach from litter and debris.


Hope you can get some pics up soon.


Which belt drive conversion did you go with? (is there more brands than the one Eisen has?)
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Hello,

Iím 51, and live in the center of France in the Loire Valley.
Iíve got my motorbike license 3 years ago. Since then Iím riding a 2012 BMW R1200 GSA and did 45000km with it.
I wanted to get a second bike to reduce the use of my GSA which I will keep of course because itís a super bike and I still need it for my long travels and duo rides.
So I saw the Triumph Bobber and found it very cool and decided to make a test ride which confirmed all the good things Iíve red and saw about it.
I finally ordered one which was used for test rides in a Triumph dealership. Itís a black bobber with 1600km and I wanted to personalize it.
So since mid of september the transformation is ongoing and I should get it finished in the next 10 days.
The modifications are the following :
- New paint Candy red, black and white
- Belt transmission instead of chain
- Fox rear shock absorber
- Tyres with white side
- Brembo front brake
- Rizoma chromed blinkers
- Chromed rear lamp
- Chromed mirrors
- Engine fully black
- Side numberplate
- ...
I hope to be able to show it to you soon, but the process to upload pictures with the right size is quite complicated on this forum.

Have a good ride
Welcome, looks like a good project and look forward to seeing it.
I find this forum a breeze to upload images.
These are standard images taken from my phone and emailed to my desktop.
I put my images onto the computer in an easy to access place: desktop normally.
I then reduce the forum screen size so I can see both the desktop and the web page.
I then just drag and drop into the "drag files here box" on the this page, below this writing and shazzam.

Hope that helps.
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Salut compatriote !!

On est dťjŗ quelques franÁais sur ce forum !!

Hi compatriot !!

We are already some French on this forum !!
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And hello d'un anglais qui habite en France!
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post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-30-2017, 05:06 PM Thread Starter
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Hi,

Thank you for your nice messages.
To answer muensterDeath question, Iíve chosen a FreeSpirits Belt transmission see link below:

https://www.freespiritsparts.com/fr/...bber-noir.html

Hope that helps.

Concerning pictures, Iíll try to send some soon.

Cheers,

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.hello my dear compatriot. I also inquired to install the belt. Free spirit only sells to the dealer and it costs 1400 euros with the pose. a bit expensive but Noel arrives.
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Hello Jo Quijada,

Iíve the chance to have found a dealer who didnít charge me the cost of installation of all the modifications I want to have to my Bobber.
He is very interested in my project so Iíve the parts to pay with some discount on the top.
So compared to other offers Iíve got he was far cheeper than others.
Iím now very nervous to see the final result and ride my bike...😜

Cheers
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Hello,

After five long weeks of waiting, the painted parts did finally come back to my dealer.
Rebuilding is ongoing.
Hopefully, the delivery will take place next week !

Cheers
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