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Old 05-01-2013, 01:17 PM   #571
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Whoa...I've never thought of that idea for soap dispensing. I may have to steal that!
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Me too, that's a great idea.
Here is what I used. http://www.amazon.com/Blue-Mule-Pump.../dp/B00BR2TZ4W


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You are a lucky bastard having a bike like that in AR. Awesome twisties!!
I have over 60K miles on the F650GS, in the background and all but about 500 were ridden right here in AR. Hoping to hit some twisties, here in a few weeks.

Absolutely a great a place to ride...

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Old 05-01-2013, 04:46 PM   #572
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Maybe a little to much... looks like you where a bit backed up there buddy.
The first time I looked at those soap pics, I thought it was some over-the-top photoshop effect (the first shot set the precedent). You ought to drive it like that. You could spray yourself too.
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Old 05-01-2013, 05:48 PM   #573
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The first time I looked at those soap pics, I thought it was some over-the-top photoshop effect (the first shot set the precedent). You ought to drive it like that. You could spray yourself too.
Need a friend to video this if you do it.
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Old 05-02-2013, 11:15 PM   #574
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Break in?

How did you guys "break in" your engine? Just picked up a 2013 R and I've been wondering about this. Everywhere I look I see contradicting statements.
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Old 05-02-2013, 11:59 PM   #575
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How did you guys "break in" your engine? Just picked up a 2013 R and I've been wondering about this. Everywhere I look I see contradicting statements.
I feel like answers to this question tend to be fairly similar to the "which oil is best" debate. You're likely to get a ton of different answers.

I bought mine with 1k miles on the clock so the previous owner had to deal with the break in period.

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Old 05-03-2013, 12:02 AM   #576
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How did you guys "break in" your engine? Just picked up a 2013 R and I've been wondering about this. Everywhere I look I see contradicting statements.

Don't do a full motoman break in, but I run it relatively hard maybe 3/4 of the tach or so and constantly vary the RPM and gear.

The hell with that 5000 RPM crap.

I was told to do that by my dealer (who would have to deal with the warranty) and the guys at markbuilt agreed.
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Old 05-03-2013, 12:38 AM   #577
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Don't do a full motoman break in, but I run it relatively hard maybe 3/4 of the tach or so and constantly vary the RPM and gear.

The hell with that 5000 RPM crap.

I was told to do that by my dealer (who would have to deal with the warranty) and the guys at markbuilt agreed.
This sounds to me like the ideal way to do it.

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Old 05-03-2013, 05:56 AM   #578
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How did you guys "break in" your engine? Just picked up a 2013 R and I've been wondering about this. Everywhere I look I see contradicting statements.
You'll just get more contradictory answers. I've been going by the book/tank up to 300 miles. I have been riding curvy country roads mostly and staying off the freeways, so it wasn't hard.

Called my dealer to figure out when to schedule my 500 mile service (busy in NY this time of year) and he said I should definitely let it rip at this point and that the first service should be closer to 600 rather than 500 miles.
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Old 05-03-2013, 06:52 AM   #579
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You'll just get more contradictory answers. I've been going by the book/tank up to 300 miles. I have been riding curvy country roads mostly and staying off the freeways, so it wasn't hard.

Called my dealer to figure out when to schedule my 500 mile service (busy in NY this time of year) and he said I should definitely let it rip at this point and that the first service should be closer to 600 rather than 500 miles.
My dealer basically did mine free. I did all of the wrench work and then hauled it in so they could read the ECM real fast.

In and out in 25 minutes, free of charge.
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Old 05-04-2013, 11:37 PM   #580
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Love it!

"Honestly, in terms of raw thrills, nothing compares to the 2013 Triumph Street Triple R, except maybe the MV Agusta Brutale 675. It trumps every Japanese competitor with superior character, sharpness, and riding excitement."

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Old 05-05-2013, 09:07 AM   #581
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"Honestly, in terms of raw thrills, nothing compares to the 2013 Triumph Street Triple R, except maybe the MV Agusta Brutale 675. It trumps every Japanese competitor with superior character, sharpness, and riding excitement."

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Old 05-21-2013, 11:56 AM   #582
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Bump...need some action here on this thread

So I made the grave error of throwing a leg over a STR and going for a Demo ride at last weekends Baxter Cycle open house. I got off of it after the ride and just shook my head and mumbled "Dammit." I REALLY liked it for the short time I was on it (unfortunately escorted ride). I just got back from NW Arkansas after putting 1900 miles on my '03 SV650S down there. The Street was definitely more comfortable as far as bar placement goes. Suspension was more comfy as well, though that is probably my fault on the SV...its sprung for track days and hard riding.

Something about the totally stripped, lightweight, purposeful look and the engine really got to me. I really don't see that it is all that better than the SV on paper. Similar torque, only the higher rev limit gives it a HP advantage. I have the suspension on the SV dialed in for quicker turn in I usually don't do much more than 85-90 when attacking the twisties. No hammering the straights and try to keep the corner speed up high and not clamp down hard on the brakes (The Pace, if you are familiar with the term).

So anyway, I am really trying to decide if my experience was just the excitement and obsession of a new bike, or if there really is something about the Street that makes it a better experience than the SV650S. Anyone make the switch and have a similar riding style to mine? Keep in mind that I would use it for sport touring, nearest twisties are 400 miles away and necessitate a long weekend and a medium tail pack. After owning one for a while, do you still feel the change was significant? I have seen so many reports of folks wishing they had never sold an SV and claiming it was one of the best bikes they ever had. I defiantly have a bond with mine. Just really hard to justify another street bike in the garage unless it has something unique in its capabilities.

Basically it seems like, The Street R has sexiness and power over the SV and maybe a better chassis/suspension. Also, the around town comfort is certainly higher on the Street. Never really could get my SVS to have a comfy bar position.

Has anyone seen any deals on a '13 STR? It seems like most dealers just advertise MSRP I think i saw one report of a '13 STR going for $9400 on here in another thread.
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Old 05-21-2013, 01:08 PM   #583
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P Jensen,

I had an '04 SVS which was optimized for track, twisties and commuting. I had racetech front end and Penske out back. I too took a test ride and thought how easy the STR was to ride. Here are some thoughts.

1) the SV is more fun to ride hard since it has less top end, but the STR is much more fun on a long track

2) bar placement on the STR is higher than the SVS and I didn't like it so I lowered the STR bar with a ducati bend

3) I almost sold the STR last fall because the suspension was too harsh. now I have a penske and race tech, I no longer think of buying back the SVS. It is a great bike to ride hard or easy

4) I had the corbin seat on the SV and a sargent on the STR, I liked the seat, bar, footpeg set up on the SVS better, but it isn't bothersome on the STR

Either way will work, keeping the SV would save you a boatload of cash which you could use on upgrades and trips but your pictures wouldn't be this nice

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Old 05-21-2013, 03:30 PM   #584
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P Jensen,

I had an '04 SVS which was optimized for track, twisties and commuting. I had racetech front end and Penske out back. I too took a test ride and thought how easy the STR was to ride. Here are some thoughts.

1) the SV is more fun to ride hard since it has less top end, but the STR is much more fun on a long track

2) bar placement on the STR is higher than the SVS and I didn't like it so I lowered the STR bar with a ducati bend

3) I almost sold the STR last fall because the suspension was to harsh. now I have a penske and race tech, I no longer think of buying back the SVS. It is a great bike to ride hard or easy

4) I had the corbin seat on the SV and a sargent on the STR, I liked the seat, bar, footpeg set up on the SVS better, but it isn't bothersome on the STR

Either way will work, keeping the SV would save you a boatload of cash which you could use on upgrades and trips but your pictures wouldn't be this nice

The Voice of Reason! That really helps. I wondered if I would be able to enjoy the extra performance on the street. Sounds like probably not.

I really don't like to hammer the straights. My favorite thing to do with the SV is toss it in to a corner and then see how early I can pick up the throttle and do most of my accelerating prior to exiting the corner. The sound of the 2 bros pipe picking up just near apex really makes my hair stand on end. I like to follow others and see if I can pick up the throttle sooner and gain on them through the last half of the corner.
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Old 05-21-2013, 05:42 PM   #585
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Bollocks. Now I have to go buy an SV.
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