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post #1 of 24 Old 07-12-2007, 04:04 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Should have bought the V-Strom

I was wanting to buy a V-strom but someone from this form suggested looking at the new 07 Triumph Tiger. So I checked it out and bought it. Except for that it was leaking oil, it over heats, the fuel gauge is not accurate. They fixed the leak and it looks like it has been fixed. The dealer is totally incompatant (only triumph dealership in Denver). They messed up the loan and now I just found out they didn't do the title work right and I can't get my plates.
I did call Triump Motorcycles and they were just as helpful as the dealer.

But other than that, it is the finest motorcycle I have ever ridin:rolleyes:

Anybody have a new V-Strom they want to trade?
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post #2 of 24 Old 07-12-2007, 04:09 PM
 
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Bummer, Greg.
I had a triumph salesman tell me when I asked about reliability that Triumph were good weekend toys, but for daily use they weren't reliable. That turned me off right now, as I like to ride my bikes a lot, and I don't have money to repair them monthly.
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I was wanting to buy a V-strom but someone from this form suggested looking at the new 07 Triumph Tiger. So I checked it out and bought it. Except for that it was leaking oil, it over heats, the fuel gauge is not accurate. They fixed the leak and it looks like it has been fixed. The dealer is totally incompatant (only triumph dealership in Denver). They messed up the loan and now I just found out they didn't do the title work right and I can't get my plates.
I did call Triump Motorcycles and they were just as helpful as the dealer.

But other than that, it is the finest motorcycle I have ever ridin:rolleyes:

Anybody have a new V-Strom they want to trade?

Sorry to hear....in MD we have a three day remorse law...if it's less then 3 full days, you can cancel the loan and contract and give them back your bike. Another option is to take it back and have them fix, really fix the leak. If they fail to fix it within 3 times, go lemon law and give it back...lastly, if they also sell Suzuki's...maybe, just maybe you can talk to them.....

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I am glad your salesperson was responsible enough to tell you that. I just had one who said whatever it took to sell me. I only have 1100 miles on it and I do love to ride it, but Iíll never have the confidence that I should have in it.
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I am glad your salesperson was responsible enough to tell you that. I just had one who said whatever it took to sell me. I only have 1100 miles on it and I do love to ride it, but Iíll never have the confidence that I should have in it.
OK, I'm confuzzled ! :rolleyes:
If you can't get plates how have you put 1100mi. on the Tigger:???:

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Unhappy Getting Parts

I visited a Triumph dealer once and overheard a salesman say that Triumph had no where near the parts warehousing and distribution network that Suzuki has, which makes getting parts in a timely fashion difficult or even impossible. This might be part of the reason why you've had trouble getting yours fixed.

Think of the long-term implications of this over the life of your motorcycle. Just another reason I chose my Wee. Sorry to hear about your misfortune. I'd be looking for ways to take it back or trade it in.
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OK, I'm confuzzled ! :rolleyes:
If you can't get plates how have you put 1100mi. on the Tigger:???:
temp plates

took me a while to get regular pates for my strom, dealer got the VIN# mixed up with one on a 650 they had in stock, I had 1500 miles and made an insurance claim before I got my plates



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OK, I'm confuzzled ! :rolleyes:
If you can't get plates how have you put 1100mi. on the Tigger:???:
In Colorado thry give you 45 day temporary paper plates so the dealer has time to send the title work to the county. Also if you don't take off your temp tags around here they will be stolen. Very hot item for car thieves. Very big hassler for me.
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I may have been the one who suggested looking at that bike...and I'd still suggest it to anybody else. It was just included in a "10 Best" list on one of the moto-rags I subscribe to, and the thing still creeps into my dreams at night. Maybe 'cause a had a '95 Speed Triple that I loved (and put 27,000 CARE FREE miles on before destroying it in a hard put-down going 70+mph).

I say give it another week. If you still hate it, let me know. I could be convinced to trade you my fully loaded '04 black Wee AND my MZ Baghira...
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Sorry to hear you're having these problems. I had considered the Tiger as well but cost and the fact that they have biased the bike towards a more street as opposed to "adventure" bike made me swing back to the DL650.

I thought the Hinckley Triumphs were supposed to be a lot more reliable than the older bikes.

There is a definite cool factor for Euro bikes that Japanese bikes don't seem to have (what's not to like about the twin headlights on the Triple and the frame on a Monster?) but that's a personal preference. But I do like the fact that I don't have to think about whether the DL is going to strand me somewhere.

Hopefully once you get the initial issues sorted out it will be a solid ride for you.

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