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Hey everyone. Brand new to the forum and to Triumph's as a whole! I've had some Buell's and a Buell "Mutant" chopper several years ago, as well as a few sport bikes, and most recently a built Honda Grom. I've always been into the bobber styling of bikes, but I like getting everything new - so the new Triumph Bobber really peaked my interest!

Fast forward a few months - the Bobber Black got debuted! I'm one for having all black everything, so this was perfect for me. I drove to the dealer about 2 hours from me, and put a deposit down on a pre-order for the gloss black one. I got my email last Tuesday that it's arrived in the states, and should be ready for pickup soon.

This is good and bad. I'm extremely excited to get it, but the bad thing is that it's freezing and winter here in Upstate NY, so it's going to be painful to wait out the next 2 months until it's warm enough out to enjoy driving it. I plan on doing a bunch of cosmetic upgrades too it such as lighting, mirrors (or lack there of), short rear fender, side plate, debadging everything, suspension, and basically cleaning all of the nonsense up like reflectors and such. I plan on doing the belt drive conversion eventually, maybe next year.

My Grom topped out at 63mph, so I'm glad to get a bike I can actually take on the highways again, lol! I'll post some pics up when I get it, and probably start a "build thread" too.

Any other riders around the Albany, NY area? Also - any good shops around here to take it to for various part installs that are a bit over my head? Thanks everyone!
 

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0:) Bienvenu 0:)

maybe the Bobber will be park in front the Olde english Pub for a beer :laugh:
 

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Hey everyone. Brand new to the forum and to Triumph's as a whole! I've had some Buell's and a Buell "Mutant" chopper several years ago, as well as a few sport bikes, and most recently a built Honda Grom. I've always been into the bobber styling of bikes, but I like getting everything new - so the new Triumph Bobber really peaked my interest!

Fast forward a few months - the Bobber Black got debuted! I'm one for having all black everything, so this was perfect for me. I drove to the dealer about 2 hours from me, and put a deposit down on a pre-order for the gloss black one. I got my email last Tuesday that it's arrived in the states, and should be ready for pickup soon.

This is good and bad. I'm extremely excited to get it, but the bad thing is that it's freezing and winter here in Upstate NY, so it's going to be painful to wait out the next 2 months until it's warm enough out to enjoy driving it. I plan on doing a bunch of cosmetic upgrades too it such as lighting, mirrors (or lack there of), short rear fender, side plate, debadging everything, suspension, and basically cleaning all of the nonsense up like reflectors and such. I plan on doing the belt drive conversion eventually, maybe next year.

My Grom topped out at 63mph, so I'm glad to get a bike I can actually take on the highways again, lol! I'll post some pics up when I get it, and probably start a "build thread" too.

Any other riders around the Albany, NY area? Also - any good shops around here to take it to for various part installs that are a bit over my head? Thanks everyone!
Welcome Adam, you will enjoy your new bobber. We are located about 90 mins from Albany and offer a full line of parts for your bike and can help out with any installs if you get in a bind too, although your local dealer should be able to also.
Ajcyclesny.com
 

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Welcome from Japan. I’m sure you’ll love your Bobber. I’ve had mine for 7 months and love jumping on it whenever I can. It gets pretty cold here as well. I highly recommend the heated grips.
 

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Welcome from Northern Va. I am 3 days away from having the bike for a year. Woot!

Stinks that its to cold, but sounds like with your list of mods you will still be able to spend some time with it.
 

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Hi Adam, wishing good luck and a lot of fun from Germany (so help with parts etc in NY area? ... you get it :) )
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Welcome to the forum!

I'm also thinking about moving to a belt drive. My old TBird had it and it was great, no maintenance, smooth and so on. My only concern is gravel roads. Now the Bobber isn't going offroad any time soon, but stones in a belt drive end in tears. DAMHIK.

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Welcome to the forum!

I'm also thinking about moving to a belt drive. My old TBird had it and it was great, no maintenance, smooth and so on. My only concern is gravel roads. Now the Bobber isn't going offroad any time soon, but stones in a belt drive end in tears. DAMHIK.

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Interesting, I hadn't thought about that (stones in the belt drive). Need to read up on that.

I want to go belt drive, but the cost of it and having someone install is what is holding be back. I believe the Free Spirits kit requires a slight cut to the frame or something (Eisen?) which I am not sure I would want to do myself.
 

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Interesting, I hadn't thought about that (stones in the belt drive). Need to read up on that.

I want to go belt drive, but the cost of it and having someone install is what is holding be back. I believe the Free Spirits kit requires a slight cut to the frame or something (Eisen?) which I am not sure I would want to do myself.
It does indeed require some cutting in order to be able to install the belt itself. I recommend having it done by a competent mechanic or someone experienced.
The kit is completely reversible and you can always revert back to standard should you want to.
 

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Belt..?

Welcome to the forum!

I'm also thinking about moving to a belt drive. My old TBird had it and it was great, no maintenance, smooth and so on. My only concern is gravel roads. Now the Bobber isn't going offroad any time soon, but stones in a belt drive end in tears. DAMHIK.

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Dear Psycho, just install an electronic oiler:
A) no need to “kill” frame-chassis
B) chain remains relatively clean
C) in case of rain automatically a few drops extra
D) if wanted ( by choice) you can add (flood) your chain for use if driving ofroad, just by moving a switch direction offroad
E) relatively cheap (150-160€) in case you, or someone you know, can swing a soldering tool, just need 2 reasonably right hands
F) maintenance: on my Tiger800 : Ifill the tank once a year, so nothing.
As I will get the bobber only in 2-3 weeks, I’m busy prepairing a chain oiler set especially for the bobber. As an example normally there is a plastic tank for the oil in the oiler set, looks definately horrid on a bobber ==> I just created an aluminium small tank where visibility would not be a problem ( painting an aluminium box is easy) now have to wait for bobber itself to create holding bracket for tank ( and find location for pump, small electronic box) . Reed contact ( reading wheel speed ) and LEDs (4functoncontrol) have been prepared, have to find place also for rain sensor . On a moment like this I really start to like the tiger800 for its options to “hide” parts :)
In case you’re interested I will post some piccies when Bobby is there and I will start installation..
Have fun
 
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