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rbastedo Rick Bastedo
Snoqualmie, WA, USA   USA
1980 MG MGB
Just drove it home.
2012 Triumph America.
2000 miles on the clock, I need to give it an oil change right away.
Got a 3" thick shop manual with it, NICE!!

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billymgb1000 Silver Member william gaulin
harrisville, harrisville RI, USA   USA
1973 MG MGB
1974 MG MGB V8 Conversion "Sweet Thing"
Nice Rick,

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Good looking bike, Rick. thumbs up



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rbastedo Rick Bastedo
Snoqualmie, WA, USA   USA
1980 MG MGB
Been doing the shakedown to see what falls off - it's British after all.
So far just the rear brake caliper, only lost the bolts and got new ones from True Value across the street.
Otherwise it's running good, stopping good and is a pleasure to ride.

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Billm Bill Masquelier
Santee, Ca, USA   USA
Looks great Rick!
Be safe!! smiling smiley
Bill

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rbastedo Rick Bastedo
Snoqualmie, WA, USA   USA
1980 MG MGB
Thanks Bill, yes always safe!
Driving LBC's is good training for riding a bike - head on a swivel always looking for who is about to kill you.


In reply to # 3571833 by Billm Looks great Rick!
Be safe!! smiling smiley
Bill

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Defender405 Silver Member Chris B.
Des Moines, Iowa, USA   USA
1975 MG MGB
I had a 2007 Bonne America, it was a great bike. Best of 2 worlds, the Harley guys will tolerate the Brit bikes and let you hang out but you don't get stuck with having to pay for or maintain a Harley.



Chris AKA "Defender405"
1975 MGB
1979 Porsche 924
1999 Porsche 996
1987 Nissan 300ZX

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rbastedo Rick Bastedo
Snoqualmie, WA, USA   USA
1980 MG MGB
And you get to ride a Brit bike. cool smiley

In reply to # 3571944 by Defender405 I had a 2007 Bonne America, it was a great bike. Best of 2 worlds, the Harley guys will tolerate the Brit bikes and let you hang out but you don't get stuck with having to pay for or maintain a Harley.

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spikemichael Platinum Member Michael Caputo
Ocean Shores, WA, USA   USA
1973 MG MGB "Freebie"
1973 MG MGB
1974 MG MGB "Spike"
1979 MG MGB "MegaBeanie"    & more
nice, my bike days are over I think though a BSA or Norton might tickle me back.



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rbastedo Rick Bastedo
Snoqualmie, WA, USA   USA
1980 MG MGB
I had a Yamaha 650 Maxim in the 80's.
Then got married and started having children so I sold the bike.
Now they are nearly all grown and some of them are out on their own so I got another Yamaha, this time a 1980 Virago 750.
Its a fun bike but really didn't have the laid back look & feel I wanted, so I started looking around.
This Triumph fits the bill perfectly, though an Indian or a Norton would definitely scratch an itch I'm not the guy who won the Mega Millions Friday night so this Triumph will do.

BTW here's another plug for buying a house across the street from a hardware store 30 years ago.
Yesterday when I needed replacement bolts to put the rear caliper back on I went across the street and grabbed a couple bolts and asked if I could play the "which one fits" game.
Had to go back three times before I found they were 10mm x 1.25 pitch.
Much easier than if I had to drive to a store & buy all those bolts and do returns and all that mess.

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