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RIP Marvin
« on: March 26, 2017, 06:42:33 PM »

Marvin took his last ride today. After 12 years and 129,465 km he went tits up.

I am going to part it out, over the next couple of months I will sell parts of it then strip off any hardware for my bolt & nut collection and whatever is left is going to be sold to the scrap yard.
Except for the engine it's all good, luggage rack, center stand, 2 R/R (one stock and one after market) a shop manual just to name some of what's going.
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Re: RIP Marvin
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2017, 06:48:42 PM »

What a shame, but what a fantastic mileage!!

Now the big question.....what's next??  ;) ;)
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Re: RIP Marvin
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2017, 07:29:27 PM »

Now I'm just going to stay with 1 bike, my 2012 Triumph Bonneville SE.

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Re: RIP Marvin
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2017, 07:49:55 PM »

Ahh what a pity!

Not going to throw a used engine into it?
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Re: RIP Marvin
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2017, 09:03:37 PM »

Not going to throw a used engine into it?

Nope, I decided long ago that if anything major went it was done, I'm not putting any money into it. It actually lasted much longer than I expected and I nearly stripped it down for parts at the end of it's 2-year warranty. In the first 2 years it went through 2 engines (this last one is an 09 model) 4 batteries, 3 stators, 4 reg/rec, 1 fuel sending unit, rear shock, fuel sending unit, CDI and a fuel petcock. I could not go 3 weeks without a failure the last one coming just 1 week before the warranty ended. That was 8 years ago and not a problem since then. It's taken me around the US in some of the worst weather imaginable for a bike and never missed a beat but now it's time is at an end.
After the US trip I rewarded it with a second front disk and GT650 master cylinder giving it some awesome stopping power, it was right after practicing a panic stop from 130 kph today that the engine went south. Tomorrow I will take a peek under the valve covers out of curiosity but I think the problem is deeper than that. 
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Re: RIP Marvin
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2017, 06:37:23 PM »

Love the Triumph!

I looked at the new Street Twin and Bonnie at the Scottish bike show - very tempting in my search for a possible bike change......especially with a screen like you have, for that little bit of shelter...... ???
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Re: RIP Marvin
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2017, 07:06:38 PM »

And it's a very simple bike to works on, the first one I've ever had where I can pull the cams for valve adjustments and not mess with the cam chain.
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Re: RIP Marvin
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2017, 03:05:18 PM »

Well I pulled the trigger and let him go this morning.

A local cycle place gave me $50 for the cadaver (I stripped off all usable parts and hardware)
A timely affair, I was about to replace the bald back tire and tags & insurance were coming due.
I will miss the troublesome little puddle jumper but such is life.
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Re: RIP Marvin
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2017, 06:22:47 PM »

what do you have left from the bike?
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Re: RIP Marvin
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2017, 09:11:31 PM »

I have nothing left from the bike, House Cycle world has it now, should you need any parts contact them.
Address: 7822 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33614
Phone: (813) 884-0883
They are also on Facebook.
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