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    Default Can a 6' 250lbs guy really look "right" on a triumph?

    I'm really wanting to build something different then a Harley and triumps are in my price range. but as stated in title I'm a big guy and don't want to be some fat guy on a little scooter bike. thoughts? pics? lol thanks

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    I'm 6 foot and I've owned lots of Triumphs...............don't think it's the 6 foot part that looks so bad on a Triumph.

    my advice.....stop eating and build a Triumph.
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    My old man is some 250 pounds, he refuses to sit on my triumph. Says frame will break. ��
    Sticks to 400kg harleys and maybe thats a good idea.

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    How about considering this: Ride because you enjoy it. Who gives a shit what you look like.

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    I am 6 foot and 230-240 and I have always preferred nimble bikes , road sportsters for decades , always had people telling me I need to move up to a big twin but most fat boys or heritages I have tried felt like a barge . Ride what makes you happy.
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    Agreed...

    who cares .........be that big guy that rides a minibike around with a smile.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BurnoutNova View Post
    How about considering this: Ride because you enjoy it. Who gives a shit what you look like.
    Exactly!! I'm 280 pounds and I've been riding the same Triumph since when I was about 175 pounds, 37 years and the frame hasn't broke yet!! I feel no different riding my T120 than I do my Shovel chop, fuck what anybody else thinks and build/ride it!!
    If you're building from the ground up you can fabricate/buy the frame with a bit of extra stretch in it maybe?? Make it physically longer??

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    Thanks guys, fuck it, build what i want too!

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    Can't say about the older Triumphs, but I just got rid of a 2006 Thruxton that was in need of work after I put just over 100k hard miles on it. I am pretty much the same build as you (6'01" and 250 lbs.) Those who know me, know I ride hard, and ride whatever. Not that I give a rat's ass about what anyone thinks, but the only comment that I ever got was from a co-worker who told me I looked like Slim Pickens at the end of Dr. Strangelove (when he rode the bomb out of the plane.) Again, ride what you want and make it your own.

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    Depends on how you build it. Me, I'm 260 and 6'4" and am told I look great on my old BSA chopper. But she's 4' longer and has a 10" fork extension. Put a wide seat but glued a 'mexican' style fabric stripe on it to slim it (haha). Works though... won a 1st and a 2nd on the two shows she was entered in. Click image for larger version. 

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    Maybe all you large guys need to downsize the body

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    LOL! Ya and then build a bike like in your profile pic so we can all look like you.... like a dog fucking a football. JK nice bike for a small guy.

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    easier said than done

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    Think of it this way....at some point you're gonna look like a fat-fuck even on a Harley.

    stop eating.
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    Think of it this way....at some point you're gonna look like a fat-fuck even on a Harley.

    stop eating.
    And when, not if, yer fatness ruins your health, diabetic amputations really interfere with kick starting! "Stop eating" garbage works. Measure calories, change what you eat and when you eat it.

    My grocery bill went down when I stopped eating shit. I can eat ribeye steak for less money and I do. Americans are trained to eat sugar and refined starches. but not eating shit is liberating.

    That said IDGAF how I look on my bikes. I eat well for me.

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    6'2" 260. My daily rider is a 2010 Bonneville and my favorite bike I own is a 1971 Bonneville. Don't give a damn what you look like. Just ride what makes you happy buddy.

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    I'm 6' 210lbs and I will soon be 250.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goofyfoot2001 View Post
    I'm 6' 210lbs and I will soon be 250.
    Okay, you've got me curious about the rapid impending weight loss.....but I don't want to offend by asking outright.......
    I don't suppose you're expecting a 40lb baby?????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dinnertimedave View Post
    Okay, you've got me curious about the rapid impending weight loss.....but I don't want to offend by asking outright.......
    I don't suppose you're expecting a 40lb baby?????
    Maybe a good poop?

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    I got a friend who is about 6 foot and maybe 10-20 less than you and he rides a '66 Triumph chopper. As he says 'I don't look too much like a monkey fucking a football.'

    Go for it.

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