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Old 04-17-2011, 03:48 PM   #151
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as far as the Streety goes the handling is better than the Speed Triple by leaps and bounds. Just so much lighter.


You talkin' about normal day-to-day riding or a track day??
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Old 04-17-2011, 06:15 PM   #152
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You talkin' about normal day-to-day riding or a track day??
Period.

Compared to the 2010 Speed Triple you are talking a 90 pound difference fueled up.

Plus, less rotating mass.

The Speed Triple is a great bike but the Street (the R in particular) can turn circles around it.
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Old 04-18-2011, 12:07 PM   #153
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When looking for tankbags, I could find very few pics online...So I took extras in case some other poor bastard is trying to find pics installed....

2011 Street Triple R
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No chance to ride with it yet.... My preliminary thought is that the bag might seem too big, but will reserve that determination until after I get to ride with it....
rich, how do you like the bag so far? i've been thinking about picking on up but not sure if the ring mount is really worth the extra coin...
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Old 04-18-2011, 01:18 PM   #154
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Triumph noob question... but I'll throw it out there.... how reliable are these Street Triple R's.... and are they pretty low maintenance bikes?

I ride a Yamaha WR250X now, which is basically a "change the oil and lube the chain" kind of ride, which I like. How do the Street Triple's compare?
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Old 04-18-2011, 06:16 PM   #155
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You talkin' about normal day-to-day riding or a track day??
Both

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Triumph noob question... but I'll throw it out there.... how reliable are these Street Triple R's.... and are they pretty low maintenance bikes?

I ride a Yamaha WR250X now, which is basically a "change the oil and lube the chain" kind of ride, which I like. How do the Street Triple's compare?
11k miles on my R so far and no problems whatsoever. Not even the dreaded R/R issues have plagued me...yet. All I have done is oil changes and tires. Due for a coolant flush and the 12k service, but pretty much all stuff I can do on my own. I would recommend doing the services yourself if you are capable because they can get spendy. Consider the fact that most Triumph dealers are combined with the Euro brands like Ducati, labor rates are outrageous. From the beginning I refused to do services at the dealer and it's saved me hundreds if not thousands of dollars. As far as overall dependability goes, Triumph is on par with any other major manufacturer out there.
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Old 04-18-2011, 07:22 PM   #156
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Here is mine. I ride to the track and cover the lights.
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Old 04-20-2011, 11:45 AM   #157
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10,000 miles on mine, the only issue is that I had the gear position indicator replaced under warranty. Bike has run flawless and is a hoot to ride. The R/R has not been a problem for me, but I'd like to change it out for peace of mind.
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Old 04-20-2011, 05:34 PM   #158
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Here is mine. I ride to the track and cover the lights.
For riding that thing on the track....or even street, you have some pretty large chicken strips there.
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Old 04-20-2011, 05:53 PM   #159
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10,000 miles on mine, the only issue is that I had the gear position indicator replaced under warranty. Bike has run flawless and is a hoot to ride. The R/R has not been a problem for me, but I'd like to change it out for peace of mind.
What is the R/R issue you guys speak of?
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Old 04-20-2011, 06:30 PM   #160
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What is the R/R issue you guys speak of?

There referring to the regulator/rectifier.

The regulator/rectifier is part of the charging system, and has been known to be problematic.
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Old 04-21-2011, 06:06 AM   #161
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There referring to the regulator/rectifier.

The regulator/rectifier is part of the charging system, and has been known to be problematic.

One may note that mid year 2010 they started installing different (pretty sure they are MOSFET vice the older SCR) regulators from the factory and any replacement you get is going to be one of the new ones.

I haven't checked the prices for the OEM since I have yet to have any regulator issues (well any issues) with my 675 in the last couple years.

But yeah, 06-07 the CCT and R/R are suspect, and easily upgrade, I mean $250 if you put a manual CCT and MOSFET regulator aftermarket. The 08-2010 the only repeating issue is the regulator.
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Old 04-21-2011, 07:58 AM   #162
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Factory pricing for the new MOSFET regulator kit (R/R, bracket and lead) is about US$200. Triumph P/N T1301234.
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Old 04-21-2011, 09:40 AM   #163
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Factory pricing for the new MOSFET regulator kit (R/R, bracket and lead) is about US$200. Triumph P/N T1301234.
You can get an aftermarket for about a 30% discount.....either way I'll cross that bridge when I come to it. That isn't something that I am going to keep in spares.
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Old 04-22-2011, 06:30 PM   #164
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Old 04-23-2011, 09:39 AM   #165
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Period.

Compared to the 2010 Speed Triple you are talking a 90 pound difference fueled up.

Plus, less rotating mass.

The Speed Triple is a great bike but the Street (the R in particular) can turn circles around it.
Don't get me wrong... I think the Street Triple is an awesome machine, but what you're saying does not add up. The Triumph site claims a wet weight difference of 55 pounds - not 90. The Speed may have some more rotating mass, but it also has more horsepower and torque.

A friend of mine has a Daytona 675, and I have no problems hangin' with it on the street. You think a Street R is going to have better luck turning circles around a S3 than a Daytona??

Don't let the own your judgment. These are two great bikes that have different attributes... I'd say where you find the power being the biggest factor.



On a side note, shoot me a PM if you or anyone else find yourself over my way... I'd be happy to show you'se some great places to ride.

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