Triump America update
Simon, thank you for the historical info - very interesting! And dirttrack, I remember well the Lucas electricals, and not just on the Brit bikes. The Jags, MG's, Triumphs, and I think Healeys' all suffered the element of chance known as Lucas.
I went to a Triumph dealer Friday night to check out the TA real time. Long story short, not the bike for me (nor was the Speedmaster or the Bonnevilles, which would have been my other choice). A person once asked me would I rather be lucky or good. My buying the Vulcan was luck. It was the first bike I looked at (although I had been out looking at bikes with my son). Since I bought the VN750, I've sat on at least 20 other bikes. The ergonomics of the Vulcan are perfect for me (6'2" - 220). The bars are really comfortable, the pegs placed just right, and while I've only ridden it 4 - 5 hours, the seat has been fine for my tush. At least I took care of the Brit bike a-hankerin' for now. Maybe in a couple of years after Norton has been on the roads....
west chester, PA