Thinking about a T-bird

Discussion in 'Thunderbird Talk' started by Lenny, Oct 7, 2015.

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    Hummm, after my accident with the r3 now i am looking to replace it. I love the r3 but do to my wrist injury i dont think i will be able to handle such of big heavy bike. In a perfect world i will get another r3 but passing that thru the wife its almost impossible(atleast for now). I got a few months to decide which bike to get(or if i wanna ride again) but i really like the red thunderbird any suggestions will be appreciated.
     
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    MittzyThe Hooligan - Just Doing Stuff

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    R3 and a wrist strap.....:cautious::whitstling:
     
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    only you know what you can handle, but don't give up on the r3 just yet.
     
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    After your recovery take another R3 for a test ride for 50 miles or so.
     
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    In the other camp, I prefer the black T'bird.
     
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    I like the T/bird as well, but I don't think there is that much difference in the weight, is there?
     
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    The T Bird is still a big bike, if you are a smaller guy a Bonneville may be the answer a lot lighter and a nice ride, just a bit cramped for a bigger rider,
     
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    A buddy of mind was recently diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and decided to give up his R3R for a tiger, when I inquired as to why he didn't go with the Thunderbird he claimed during the test ride it felt nearly as heavy as his Rocket.

    My suggestion would be to try a couple different models to see which one feels the best
     
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    Thunderbirds are just as heavy. I tried one for the sake of extra leg room, but it doesn't exist on that bike either.
     
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    The Bonneville is so slow it will feel like a Honda trail 90 after owning an R3.

    I had a new 2010 Scrambler and it was very nice but oh so slow.

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