New to the Forum and headed to Sturgis

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself !!' started by raymond braswell, Jul 24, 2006.

  1. raymond braswell

    raymond braswellTurbocharged

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    My name is Raymond Braswell and I live in Kansas City, Missouri. I have ridden a variety of Triumph's since I was 14 including one I kept and restored, a 1968 Triumph TR6 Trophy Model. I purchased my Rocket III last winter and have been riding constantly since it turned warm. In two weeks I am riding with my 'Harley' buddies to Sturgis for the first time. It took me about 6 months to really get comfortable with this beast at high speeds in turns, but now I am one with this incredible machine. Need to install a gas gauge vs. the idiot light, and not real happy with the leather bags. But other than that I love this bike. Anyone else with a Rocket riding to Sturgis?
     
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    TxRIIIRiderLiving Legend

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    Leaving San Antonio, TX on Aug 3rd.. :) Heading up to OK City to meet a couple of Harley buddies, then over to Colorado Springs, then up to Sturgis.. :)

    That is great that you kept the TR6! I got my first motorcycle license on a Triumph 500 chopper at 15 years old.. :), and have worked on and ridden Triumphs off and on every since. Sure wish I would have kept one of them around!
     
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    Hi Raymond and welcome. Good to see another one from KC. There are five of us on here from the area. We'll have to plan another get together.

    I also have a vintage scooter in the garage however it hasn't recieved too much attention since the Rocket has joined it.

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    Raymond.......glad to have you with us and especially since you're in K.C. Hope you'll bring back some good pictures of the "Chinese Fire Drill" up in Sturgis. Sounds like a great trip!

    I had a faulty indicator light for the fuel so I put on the fuel gauge. Trouble is it gets its reading from the electronic sensor. After two attempts to recalibrate the light to go on at 1 gallon remaining, Triumph sent a new sensor. Now when my gauge reads empty I've got 2 gallons left. I can live with that.

    I took the bags off, they're now in Australia and put on Corbin Beetle bags and have never looked back since.

    Maybe we can get all the K.C. bikes together for a ride.
     
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    Baggage1Turbocharged

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    Good show Raymond,another thumper never hurt.Especially this one:D.I can't get up this time but will next year.Have a great time.
     
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    Wow!!! Another KC Boy!!

    Welcome Raymond!!! Please... join us for one of our BBQ get togethers.... we have a great time.....

    We will have to start a KC Rocket club:D

    Tomo
     
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    Glencoe July 31 - Aug 10th or 11th.
     
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    Welcome Raymond,

    Great short story/mini/bio. I don't live in KC but some of the boys up that a way come down here in Sedalia for BBQ. Hope you can make the next trip.

    Be safe on the Sturgis trip.
     
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    Welcome Raymond. Good autobio BTW.

    This is supposedly an innernational... ooops... international forum, you see. Believe it or not, we even have a few members outside of Missouri:D .

    Hey, am just tryin' to tag along. If you can attend the KC reunion, a round of beer is on "not-exactly-next-door" yours truly. Will settle the bill via PM with Tomo or Brian. Serious:bch: .

    Jamie
     
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