G’day all from Australia

adelaideVMC

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G’day all Trumpy owners, from Adelaide Australia.

I have been riding since 1982, on a farm in SA. 28 years in the Army MP’s. Army riding instructor.....

Have had a number of bikes, mainly a 1998 Thunderbird Sport for the past 15 years, and recently too, (last 4 years), a basket case 1993 Triumph Daytona 1200 with full custom Aussie flag paint job, laboriously restored to health, costing twice what the bike did :-(

Also have a Suzuki Bandit 1250 for squirting around on... and looking hard at a 2008 R3 with 75k kms on it ... hence being here. Any advice re kms ?

:)
 

Old N' Grumpy

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Ft.Myers, Florida
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Welcome from Florida. What kid said the trannys are the bikes weak spot so check that first. Otherwise they can easily go that far and more with proper maitenance.
 

adelaideVMC

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Thanks guys.. apparently it had the gear box upgrade before collection. Only owner was mares with the service manager; done before delivery .. and .. 75 k kms later ... still rolling .... so... looking good to become a low cost R3 owner :)
 

1olbull

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Tacoma, WA
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Mellow Greetings & WELCOME, M8, from WA State!
I be a poet and don't know it
Butmy feet show it
They're Longfellows


Just useless FYI - You being a retarded MP and all - I've a retired Adelaide Copper friend still living there that I must go visit someday.
If used, I'd go with the newest/lowest mileage Rocket you can afford.
Just my two Bolivars worth . . .
 

Boog

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Dumfries, Virginia
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Hello @adelaideVMC and welcome from Virginia. There are a lot of low mileage bikes like that around. Just check the seals and gaskets for leaks, make sure the battery is good and the tires are not over 5 years old. Enjoy!
 
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