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Ok, now that I've put this fairing on I keep getting people asking if my bike is a Ducati. I don't mind that as much as back when they thought it was a Buell, but the downside now is that the cruiser crowd seems to be turning it's collective nose up at it assuming I'm a squid because I've got a fairing.

So, today over lunch I was riding along to Autozone and the opposite way come two 1050 Speed Triples! I turn around and follow them. Both aren't wearing helmets, one has a Buell backpack and a custom license plate which essentially says Punisher, and he's got a cut little punisher sticker on his plastic tag tail thingy the 1050's have. I roll up behind them at a stop light and they totally ignore me. I don't know if it was the helmet or the fairing, but this annoyed me. SO, as we get rolling I whipped past and ripped open my nice new and LOUD uncorked Zard as I pass them. Hopefully, they weren't total twats and couldn't recognize my bike from the side or rear.

Anyone else have this experience with people on Triumphs?
 

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Guess you'll have to upgrade to a 1050, or take that fairing off ;D
 

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Have not as yet had this happen,but us motorcycle enthusiasts are a funny crowd. ;D :popcorn:
 

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I think you may have been more successful conveying your superiority with a bitchin wheelie & the Zard screaming. :smitty:

Dang :squid:'s
 

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Not all Triumph riders know what previous bikes look like... Even S3 riders. ;)

Or maybe it was just a couple of 1050 snobs. ;D
 
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Or maybe your new fairing just sucks compared to them oll bugeyes and we've decided to give you the silent treatment! :devil:
 

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Dfib said:
I think you may have been more successful conveying your superiority with a bitchin wheelie & the Zard screaming. :smitty:

Dang :squid:'s
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Nope - only BMW riders and the chopper gang. Any time I see a Triumph there is nothin' but love.
 

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Hard to say what might happen. I have yet to run into another Triumph.
 

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They're Lame! And idiots for not protecting their heads.
 

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KarmaPunk said:
They're Lame! And idiots for not protecting their heads.

I don't like to think of Squids as idiots. I prefer to thank them for taking up all the numbers on statistics studies. :jerkoff:
 

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That would piss me off a little too. The only riders that don't give me any love are a few chopper guys. You know the ones, they go to work in a suit and play billy badass on the weekend. Most riders around here are pretty cool.

-Chris :afro:
 

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Yeah, once I get the bike tuned and get some time to play on the backroads this weekend, I'll consider the wheelie next time. However, it was right in a shopping mall area with cars all over the place and cops in Plano are pretty shitty about that kind of thing. Had a close call with a cop the other day, but his ass caught the red after I made it through with yellow.
 
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