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HI,

I’m PFEN & I live close to the French/German border; 60 years old happy Triumph Bobber owner. I am here to share my humble experience and find some solutions for future upgrades. I've had a few Triumphs over the years. a couple T120, a Thruxton 900 EFI, a Thruxton 1200 classic, and a 1200 Thruxton R. I've realized I don't feel quite right without owning at least one British bike. (Ok, I may not be quite right anyway.) So I was happy to recently pick up a ironstone Bobber.





 

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My years of study are far away and my english is really bad :crying:(you will forgive me, I'm sure)
I will try to bring a maximum of photos to my comments.Do not we say:
"better a drawing than a long speech" :laugh:
thank you for your welcome :smile2:









I admit to having fallen in love with this machine very late.even though my 765 RS is a fabulous machine ..I admit to having a great pleasure driving these new 1200 :wink2:

 

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Bienvenue PFEN. Are these recent pics?

the bike was bought on September 29th. these pics are the last sunny days of autumn.
the climate is harsh in our regions and it is difficult to ride during the winter. (salt, cold, snow..etc.)
I could do about 2000 km in 2 months with this bike.
I drive about 15 to 20,000 km a year.
but I must say that I am retired ..0:)









Now, the bike is quietly in the garage

 

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Beautiful pics! Welcome aboard.
:laugh:

thank you.I have the chance to ride on small mountain roads. Black Forest in Germany, the Vosges Massif, on the French side, the Swiss Alps.... All are 50 kilometers from my home.
it's a pleasure to ride in these conditions and landscapes invite to take pictures.0:)
it is also to honor our motorcycles to try to highlight them. I try modestly to share my passion, my region and my country with those who drive and feel the same things when driving. likewise, when I buy, I do a job on the bike, etc..I try, by pics, to share information. 0:)



 

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I do not know where you are, but here, when you say you're riding a Bobber, everyone thinks your bike is just able to take you to the local bar.
it annoys me, like these ads for city cars (just good to ride in town) ...

I always thought that a motorcycle, whatever its style, can take you to the end of the world. of course some are more talented than others ..but frankly .. go to the mountains or leave 3 days with a Bobber .. it's quite possible.
I know I'm old .. but my god 0:),if people could go back to simple things:
a motorcycle, roads,friends & stories about a beer.:grin2:


with my T120

 
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with my friend, who is also riding a Bobber, we made a bet:
"which will arrive first at 50,000 km".

he lives in a wetter but less cold area.here is his bike ..and do not tell him he has a Hipster motorcycle.
him like me have pretty hot blood with stereotypes >:)



 
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thank you Calthi.

see the time of your answer, did you give the correct GMT time in your profile? I did it but I do not know if it's a good idea

 

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To me the following sums up nicely how I feel about riding motorcycles. I do not know the author. It is titled, The Motorcycle and the places it takes us.

We are motivated like most who can’t get enough of those machines in our lives to roll out of bed, and risk and chase the life we’re looking for.
Motorcycles have a way of moving us towards that. While the machine is the thread that connects us, it’s the places it takes us that often creates the greater stories of our lives.


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thank you.I have the chance to ride on small mountain roads. Black Forest in Germany, the Vosges Massif, on the French side, the Swiss Alps.... All are 50 kilometers from my home.
it's a pleasure to ride in these conditions and landscapes invite to take pictures.0:)
it is also to honor our motorcycles to try to highlight them. I try modestly to share my passion, my region and my country with those who drive and feel the same things when driving. likewise, when I buy, I do a job on the bike, etc..I try, by pics, to share information. 0:)



Pfen,

I don't know a lick of French since my family was forced to flee the Alsace-Lorraine region of France in the 1600 over being Protestant. Your English is very good. I've always wondered what the region was like that they left. Thank you for your pictures. They are wonderful. And, your attitude of riding such roads is more in tune with a lot more riders than you might image, notwithstanding that the marketing types are targeting the urban crowd. Much rather be agrarian than urban. Perhaps this comes with age and maturity.
 
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Sergent ??????
dans un monde virtuel, oui...:wink2: sinon, mon ancien grade est un peu plus élevé :grin2:
j'ai lu & vu des choses intéressantes ici, d'ou mon inscription. cqfd ;)

content de te savoir ici. 0:)
 

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you, I do not know.:D
but me, since I have the Bobber, unbelievable the number of girls watching me :x:D:D:D:D

 

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Hi Pfen.
Wecome to this forum.
I catch it late as I just came back to France after some months abroad in some dusty desert.

Might cross your road sometime as it seems we live close from each other.

Happy new year!
 
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