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So I rode my new Bobber Black home from the dealership today about a 50 mile ride so enough of a distance to get to know her . So what do I think ... As everybody knows gas tank capacity sux there was about half a tank of gas when I left got about 10 miles from home and the gas light came on , but I knew about the small gas tank going in so not a biggy , So lets talk about the second best thing on this bike , the torque , amazing I took the freeway part the way home speed was around 75 80 mph I was in fifth the bike was so relaxed I thought I was in sixth big smile for that one . switch gear seems solid and not cheap at all dash pretty clear to read , cruise control works well although a bit disconcerting at first strange when the bike takes over but a touch of the brake and cruise cut off strait way nice , Strange at first with the pegs further forward than I'm used to but I'm sure that's something ill get used to , by the way guys I never test rode this bike so It was kind of a big learning curve for me which was cool . First second third gear accelerating a lot of vibration through the pegs forth and up It smoothed out but yeah not a fan of the vibes maybe It will get better with wear . Gear box smooth as silk nice easy clutch . Didn't see any twisty roads so cant comment on handling but what there was It seemed very planted . suspension not to shabby I'm 170ibs so not a lot of weight on the bike . The brakes hmmm the brakes not gonna say a lot about those until they are bedded in , riding position pretty good seat was pretty comfortable , I ordered the brown seat from Triumph which I thought looked pretty cool . And of course the first best thing Is the way this bike looks F&^%$ awesome .
IMHO this bike dosent need a lot of mods.....I had a monza gas cap of off my old Thruxton 900 lying around which fits the bobber a treat . Reflectors have to go so has the license plate holder for a side mounted bracket and smaller LED turn signals , I think that would be about It , the long term who knows ..
 

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Congrats on your maiden voyage today! I'm a big fan of the torque too. So much fun! I agree that there aren't a lot of mods "necessary" for the Bobber, although an x-pipe/cat delete really helps it sing when you twist your wrist, and a swingarm, tool or saddle bag is nice to be able to haul a few necessities on rides that are a little longer than usual.
 

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Congrats on your maiden voyage today! I'm a big fan of the torque too. So much fun! I agree that there aren't a lot of mods "necessary" for the Bobber, although an x-pipe/cat delete really helps it sing when you twist your wrist, and a swingarm, tool or saddle bag is nice to be able to haul a few necessities on rides that are a little longer than usual.
Did you install the x pipe with the stock pipes?
 

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Congrats on your new bike !
Once you get bitten by the modding bug, it’s hard to stop. Kinda snowballs...>:)
 

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Congrats, perrymoa! Great write up and welcome!

I to have Xpipe (and Gasser pipes). Xpipe alone def provides a deeper rumble and make its a bit louder.
 

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Did you install the x pipe with the stock pipes?
Not on the black.
I have x-pipe and stock pipes, nothing more will be done there until the pipes fall off or an accident(touch wood).
The bike has a noise increase but not much.
The burble back pop is much more smiley
The reponse to the throttle is phenomenal to me.

This is the first bike that I have removed the CAT and my my what a difference just in throttle response, I am sure but will not test it but it could pull a fast 5th gear wheelie, it felt like it wanted too when I over took some traffic yesterday and shifted up to 6th.
 

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As others have stated; somewhat louder, some more burbling, it doesn't bother me much. It's a lot of work
for little reward.:frown2:

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I agree with Chico on this one. The x-pipe is a PITA to install. For me, it was a 2 person job, for sure, but I'm no great mechanic. I've listened to so many vids on youtube about how the stock vs. x-pipe sounds, that I knew I'd replace the exhaust at the same time to make the sound change significant. With the x-pipe and Gassers exhaust on my bike, it has an awesome roar when I crack the throttle open, and I love the burbles and a few pops as I let the engine braking slow me down.
 

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IMHO this bike dosent need a lot of mods.....I had a monza gas cap of off my old Thruxton 900 lying around which fits the bobber a treat . Reflectors have to go so has the license plate holder for a side mounted bracket and smaller LED turn signals , I think that would be about It , the long term who knows ..
Interesting. I went and rode the Bobber Black, Indian Scout, and Harley Street Bob in one day and my consensus was that the Triumph Bobber was the best looking, but also the smallest, and most uncomfortable of the three. The Indian was the smoothest, but way too heavy, and the (severely overpriced) Harley was comfortable but mostly just felt pieced together and incomplete. I also have no faith in Harley's motor tech.

Since I live in the city, I would probably settle on the Bobber Black but would have to go with apes and forward controls since I am tall. But, for cruising, the Indian and Harleys would win hands down. They just have the ergonomics for laid back cruising.

Interestingly enough though, the Triumph was the only one with dual discs up front, so kudos to them for listening to their clientele.

Now I just wish they would release a Thunderbird Bobber. I'd buy that in a heartbeat.
 

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Mar-Vel, what brand of gas cap did you switch from your other bike? Motone?

HelloGod, I have both a Bobber and a Scout. I think they’re both very different bikes for different purposes. The Bobber for one day and around town riding. I use the Scout for multi-day rides. People always ask which one I prefer and I always say it depends on what kind of ride doing. Interesting what you said about the weight difference.
I think it’s only about 60lbs. But, I’m always surprised how much that means. The Bobber just feels so much lighter.
 
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