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Forum: Road warriors 08-16-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 1,207
Views: 282,948
Posted By mcteague
Two things. Thing #1, nearly $200 for a small...

Two things. Thing #1, nearly $200 for a small tank bag! Much cheaper options out there, mostly magnetic. Thing #2, you ride with a Glock???

Tim
Forum: Road warriors 07-05-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 1,207
Views: 282,948
Posted By mcteague
I don't ride the freeway all that much but have...

I don't ride the freeway all that much but have done so on occasion. Up to 65mph, or so, I have no issues at all. I read a lot about people complaining of neck fatigue but I don't feel it. However, I...
Forum: Road warriors 06-29-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,248
Posted By mcteague
Funny, I'm a bit over 6' and weigh only 160 lbs...

Funny, I'm a bit over 6' and weigh only 160 lbs but find the ST3 a great size. Most bikes seem just too big to me. I like nimble bikes that I can feel a part of; not something where I am just sitting...
Forum: Road warriors 06-19-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 570
Views: 48,786
Posted By mcteague
Cannot imagine hide bound Harley owners would...

Cannot imagine hide bound Harley owners would ever embrace this bike. Hell, they wouldn't buy the Street Rod in any numbers as it was too different. Maybe the brand is reaching out for a whole new...
Forum: Road warriors 06-16-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 1,207
Views: 282,948
Posted By mcteague
I went from an FZ6 to Street Triple and think you...

I went from an FZ6 to Street Triple and think you would certainly appreciate the improvements. The ST3 has more torque and it is spread more evenly. The FZ6 was really weak below 6-7k. The Triumph...
Forum: Road warriors 02-05-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,246
Posted By mcteague
So true. I had an FZ6 before my Street Triple....

So true. I had an FZ6 before my Street Triple. The Yamaha needed to hit 6-7k rpm to wake up at all. On public streets I cannot figure out how anyone can say the Triumph is not fast enough. On the...
Forum: Road warriors 10-29-2013, 09:53 AM
Replies: 450
Views: 77,837
Posted By mcteague
Wow, 16 pages and no Street Triples! Have to fix...

Wow, 16 pages and no Street Triples! Have to fix that.
http://www.triumph675.net/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=32016&d=1343505048

Tim
Forum: Road warriors 09-16-2012, 06:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,468
Posted By mcteague
http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/news/2013-yamaha-f...

http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/news/2013-yamaha-fz8-minor-update-year/

Tim
Forum: Road warriors 07-30-2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 2,046
Views: 604,495
Posted By mcteague
Recent shots of my Street Triple. ...

Recent shots of my Street Triple.
http://www.triumph675.net/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=32016&d=1343505048


http://www.triumph675.net/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=32019&d=1343505074
Forum: Road warriors 04-29-2012, 05:28 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,504
Posted By mcteague
I had an '08 FZ6 for 2 years. Very comfortable...

I had an '08 FZ6 for 2 years. Very comfortable bike. As mentioned the power is soft below 7k but goes nuts above that. However, that would be a pain when riding on slower roads. The suspension is...
Forum: Road warriors 04-12-2012, 12:06 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 28,843
Posted By mcteague
Hmm, I suspect most SUVs sold here in the US are...

Hmm, I suspect most SUVs sold here in the US are about image, not utility. I especially love the super tall ones with deep tread tires and not a speck of dirt on them.

Love my Street Triple by the...
Forum: Road warriors 04-03-2012, 12:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,286
Posted By mcteague
http://www.triumphrat.net/speed-triple-forum/ ...

http://www.triumphrat.net/speed-triple-forum/

Tim
Forum: Road warriors 03-27-2012, 05:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,216
Posted By mcteague
I ride a Triumph Street Triple and, at 6'1", have...

I ride a Triumph Street Triple and, at 6'1", have no issues with the wind. Although I don't ride on the highway very often, boring anyway, 60mph feels fine. If I go above 70 things get a bit busy....
Forum: Road warriors 03-21-2012, 06:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,583
Posted By mcteague
I need to replace my Street Triples OEM BT-016s...

I need to replace my Street Triples OEM BT-016s soon and am torn between ST tires, like the PR2 or 3, or sticking with more sport-type tires such as the new Bridgestone S20. I seldom ride in the...
Forum: Road warriors 02-29-2012, 05:25 AM
Replies: 1,207
Views: 282,948
Posted By mcteague
Actually I find lot of people "wax rhapsodic"...

Actually I find lot of people "wax rhapsodic" about the Street Triple. It seems to have nothing but absolute raves in the press. I LOVE mine!

Tim
Forum: Road warriors 02-26-2012, 05:58 AM
Replies: 1,207
Views: 282,948
Posted By mcteague
I'm going to be due for new tires before too long...

I'm going to be due for new tires before too long as well. Lots of people love the PR3s, had PR2s on my FZ6 and loved them, but I don't care for the looks. Silly reason, I know, but they just look...
Forum: Road warriors 12-29-2011, 06:16 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 37,372
Posted By mcteague
More like 450lbs from what I have read. Tim

More like 450lbs from what I have read.

Tim
Forum: Road warriors 11-05-2011, 06:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,489
Posted By mcteague
Claudio Castiglioni just died a few months ago so...

Claudio Castiglioni just died a few months ago so we shall see how MV Agusta fares. I LOVE the look of this new bike and I own a Street Triple. Still, questions of reliability, availability and...
Forum: Road warriors 09-25-2011, 06:26 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 49,499
Posted By mcteague
My 2011 Triumph Street Triple. This was taken on...

My 2011 Triumph Street Triple. This was taken on my 2nd ride. I've got to take a new shot after adding the Sargent seat, Penske shock, Triumph hugger, SW-Motech protectors, Rizoma bars, etc.

Tim
Forum: Road warriors 07-23-2011, 11:36 AM
Replies: 1,207
Views: 282,948
Posted By mcteague
When I mentioned to the suspension tech that the...

When I mentioned to the suspension tech that the shock still felt a bit hard over sharp bumps he suggested I back of the compression two clicks. I did that and cannot believe how much better it...
Forum: Road warriors 07-21-2011, 12:43 PM
Replies: 1,207
Views: 282,948
Posted By mcteague
Just had a Penske 8983 rear shock installed on my...

Just had a Penske 8983 rear shock installed on my standard Street. When I bought the bike no one had the R in stock and the dealer dropped $600 off the price. So, as it was already $700 less than...
Forum: Road warriors 06-07-2011, 08:20 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 18,704
Posted By mcteague
I just went from an FZ6 to a Triumph Street...

I just went from an FZ6 to a Triumph Street Triple. The Street is way more fun. It has lots of torque which starts low in the rev range. It is a great combination of quick yet stable. The FZ6...
Forum: Road warriors 06-04-2011, 05:16 PM
Replies: 1,207
Views: 282,948
Posted By mcteague
There are no differences. I just bought a 2011,...

There are no differences. I just bought a 2011, although the sticker says it was built in 4/10 the VIN says it's a 2011 - go figure. I was hoping mine would have the MOSFET rectifier\regulator but it...
Forum: Road warriors 05-27-2011, 09:52 AM
Replies: 1,207
Views: 282,948
Posted By mcteague
Don't get me wrong, I love the sound. I was just...

Don't get me wrong, I love the sound. I was just surprised that it was so much louder than my Yamaha FZ6. Of course the sound of that bike was a bit overwhelmed by the horrible buffeting noise from...
Forum: Road warriors 05-26-2011, 09:50 AM
Replies: 1,207
Views: 282,948
Posted By mcteague
Another photo from my first ride, not counting...

Another photo from my first ride, not counting the one home from the dealer.

Tim
Forum: Road warriors 05-26-2011, 09:19 AM
Replies: 1,207
Views: 282,948
Posted By mcteague
I just bought a 2011 Street Triple last weekend. ...

I just bought a 2011 Street Triple last weekend. The R model was sold out everywhere and the 2012s, with the new ugly headlights, were due by Fall. As I weigh 160lbs and won't put it on the track I...
Forum: Road warriors 04-27-2011, 08:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,504
Posted By mcteague
My FZ6 is black and I sort of like it's looks....

My FZ6 is black and I sort of like it's looks. From some angles the mini-faring looks a bit tacked on. However, the exhaust looks great and the general engine area is very nicely done. So many bikes...
Forum: Road warriors 04-26-2011, 12:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,504
Posted By mcteague
Yamaha 600s, such as my FZ6, have a 26k mile...

Yamaha 600s, such as my FZ6, have a 26k mile valve check schedule. It also comes with a center stand. Not too shabby.

Tim
Forum: Equipment 03-22-2011, 12:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,629
Posted By mcteague
He did the seat of my '08 FZ6 just about a month...

He did the seat of my '08 FZ6 just about a month ago. I've only had a few rides but it feel much better. No sliding forward and the Supracore seems to absorb all vibrations. Not bad for $75 plus...
Forum: Road warriors 03-04-2011, 09:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,363
Posted By mcteague
I have an '08 FZ6 and normally get around 44mpg. ...

I have an '08 FZ6 and normally get around 44mpg. The more fun I have the lower the results. 42mpg is normal for that type of riding. My highest was 46mpg during break-in.

The FZ6 is really...
Forum: Road warriors 03-04-2011, 09:08 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 12,451
Posted By mcteague
Wow, I have an '08 and it has very little...

Wow, I have an '08 and it has very little vibration. At certain RPMs it can buzz a bit but it feels much smoother than the Street Triple R I demoed.

Tim
Forum: Road warriors 03-04-2011, 05:53 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 12,451
Posted By mcteague
What was wrong with your FZ6? There are very few...

What was wrong with your FZ6? There are very few issues reported on the FZ6 forums.

Tim
Forum: Road warriors 12-04-2010, 12:27 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 25,330
Posted By mcteague
When I first saw pictures of the Ducati...

When I first saw pictures of the Ducati Streetfighter I thought it was horrible looking, just a mess of tubes, hoses and odd angles. But, I saw a used white model in a BMW dealership, of all places,...
Forum: Road warriors 12-04-2010, 07:55 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 25,330
Posted By mcteague
Actually, the price for the CB1000R in the US...

Actually, the price for the CB1000R in the US will be $10,999 (http://www.motorcycle.com/news/2011-honda-cb1000r-cbr250r-pricing-90173.html). It also appears they won't be offering ABS here. Swine!...
Forum: Road warriors 12-03-2010, 05:33 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 25,330
Posted By mcteague
Ha, Ha, that they are. Carbon is all the rage but...

Ha, Ha, that they are. Carbon is all the rage but those with a few years under their tires know that titanium is the best!

Back to motorcycles. I have an '08 Yamaha FZ6 and like it but keep...
Forum: Road warriors 12-03-2010, 12:29 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 25,330
Posted By mcteague
I'm not trying to disparage anyone. I really am...

I'm not trying to disparage anyone. I really am interested in what makes a bike "speak to you". I've only had 4 motorcycles in my time and liked things about each. All were fun. The closest I...
Forum: Road warriors 12-03-2010, 11:07 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 25,330
Posted By mcteague
I wonder why so many people are bored with a...

I wonder why so many people are bored with a certain bike. Ride faster, delay your apex, brake later. Bikes are just fun to ride as long as they don't do anything really bad or are just plain...
Forum: Road warriors 12-02-2010, 05:17 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 25,330
Posted By mcteague
Designed and made by Honda\Italy in Italy. I'm...

Designed and made by Honda\Italy in Italy. I'm suspect lots of parts were made in Japan and assembled in Italy though. Maybe a good thing IMO. Sort of the best of both worlds.

Tim
Forum: Road warriors 11-26-2010, 05:45 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,028
Posted By mcteague
I don't understand all the griping about FZ6...

I don't understand all the griping about FZ6 vibrations. I have an '08 model and it does vibrate a bit at certain gear\RPM combos but it's not really bad. I never have my hands go numb. I think...
Forum: Road warriors 10-20-2010, 05:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,815
Posted By mcteague
Be advised that Yamaha dropped the FZ6 in 2010...

Be advised that Yamaha dropped the FZ6 in 2010 but there are some leftovers available. The FZ6 is a great "jack of all trades, master of none" bike IMO. It's docile below 6k and a bit of a beast...
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