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Old 09-24-2012, 01:27 PM   #1
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Speed Triple epiphany

I have been dreaming about getting another streetbike for awhile now and getting rid of one of my dirtbikes. I have always wanted a Triumph Scrambler but they are really hard to find and sell high and fast. I was starting to look at Bonnevilles when I stumbled across this Speed Triple on friday.

The universe aligned for me to get this bike.

1) It was right off of the freeway that I was going to be driving a few hours later with my wife for our fun weekend and the owner would be home....
2) at exactly the time I was driving through there who turned out to be....
3) a super cool guy that used to live in my hometown and now has a Tuono and wants more garage space
4) our credit union which has about 4 locations in California, had a location across the street from the hotel.

The bike was clean, the wife said get it, I found a new riding buddy with a Tuono......and who am I to argue with the universe?













This bike is more comfortable than almost anything else like it I have ever ridden, has incredible power all over the place and the SOUND..... the SOUND of this motorcycle..... is incredible.
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Old 09-24-2012, 01:49 PM   #2
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Did you just take those pics in Beverly Hills...cause if you live there, you have to have a Harley or a Diavel.
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Old 09-24-2012, 01:53 PM   #3
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Great looking bike, man. Love the bar-end mirrors and the CF pipe.
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Old 09-24-2012, 01:53 PM   #4
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Did you just take those pics in Beverly Hills...cause if you live there, you have to have a Harley or a Diavel.
No, Im in Koreatown on the other side of Hollywood..... no Harley.... no Duc

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Old 09-24-2012, 01:54 PM   #5
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Great looking bike, man. Love the bar-end mirrors and the CF pipe.
Im going to have to post a video of the exhaust note.... it's unreal and just gets better and better the more you spin that grip.
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Old 09-24-2012, 04:22 PM   #6
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I've alway's said, everyone should own a Speed Triple at least once! Good find. I've had my '01 for 11 years, and fall in love with it again every ride. Great bikes...
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Old 09-25-2012, 06:17 AM   #7
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Congrats! She's a beauty. Always loved the Speed Triple.

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Old 09-25-2012, 10:26 AM   #8
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Great bike you will continue to love it for a long time. I purchased a Street Triple R last April and still get a rush every time I push the starter. My dad liked it so well he purchased a used 2000 Speed Triple, and he is over 70. These bikes are pure fun!!
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Old 09-25-2012, 12:11 PM   #9
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That bike looks awesome!!! Congrats. When I got my KTM it was between that and the Speed Trip. I still want one of those.
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Old 09-26-2012, 09:32 AM   #10
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Right on, congrats! I was really torn between a Speed Triple and Tuono, just came down to which I could get in my price range. Love that generation Speed Trip, just looks right.
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Old 09-26-2012, 12:26 PM   #11
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Yeah Im really liking this bike. Ear plugs are absolutely necessary seeing as that it is.....loud. Really loud. and awesome.

I am, however, going to have to find an alternate spot for my balls.

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Old 09-26-2012, 02:18 PM   #12
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I just saw your post over at rat.net.

I'm still riding the new owner wave after 4 months. I got an '06 with some Arrow cans.

You're right about the balls, this thing is torturous under hard braking...

Shitty pic, but you get the idea....


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Old 09-26-2012, 03:23 PM   #13
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I just saw your post over at rat.net.

I'm still riding the new owner wave after 4 months. I got an '06 with some Arrow cans.

You're right about the balls, this thing is torturous under hard braking...
Yeah the wife and I did a little ride down Sunset strip the other night in the beautiful 80 degree night and MAN..... my boys..... were very oval by the end of the ride. Im going to have to get the seat cut down or something....

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Old 09-26-2012, 06:39 PM   #14
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Not sure what year, I had a 2006 and had to do this to it because it came with the optional Factory Defective front Brake Package. 2006 only! OK after that.

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Old 09-26-2012, 09:44 PM   #15
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congrats......have the same bike. Not only is it one of the most fun bikes I've ever ridden but it was also shocking how easy it was to live with in day to day riding, commuting, and as an only bike
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