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Old 10-04-2013, 03:17 AM   #781
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Any of you guys have any issues with oil consumption?
Yes, especially on road trips (+800 mile days). I will typically add about a quart between oil changes.

Ive talked to several dealerships about this and they all state oil consmption is normal.
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Old 10-04-2013, 04:25 AM   #782
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Yes, especially on road trips (+800 mile days). I will typically add about a quart between oil changes.

Ive talked to several dealerships about this and they all state oil consmption is normal.
Have had no oil consmption. 30k+ miles. What is your normal rpm ? roughly
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Old 10-04-2013, 08:47 AM   #783
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Yes, especially on road trips (+800 mile days). I will typically add about a quart between oil changes...
i use a little less than a quart between oil changes. if you're harder on the throttle, you'll use more oil.
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Old 10-04-2013, 09:06 AM   #784
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Have had no oil consmption. 30k+ miles. What is your normal rpm ? roughly
usually cruise around 80mph when truckin' down the slab. in and around town varies with traffic.

i don't ride aggressively, i have over 16k miles on my pilot road 2's with plenty of tread left...about 24k miles on the bike.
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Old 10-04-2013, 10:05 AM   #785
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oddly enough this just came up in HK.

Triumph don't have a dealer here, this came in from Japan, 2009 ST with 3000 miles on the clock.
Surprising there's no dealer in a city 4 Billion people.
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Old 10-04-2013, 11:20 AM   #786
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8000rpm = about 90mph

best mpg is between 6000-7500rpms
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Old 10-04-2013, 09:33 PM   #787
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8000rpm = about 90mph

best mpg is between 6000-7500rpms
Really? Is it that High? My 955 Sprint ST gets the best MPG at a much lower RPM. 4500-5000. Granted it is a 2000 and has lower compression...

I just figured the Street would be best between 5000-5400???

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Old 10-06-2013, 08:15 PM   #788
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Really? Is it that High?
from my daily commuting on flat Komifornia highway at sea level, yes.

i bought the bike one year and 17k miles ago. i've ridden it across the mid west, and daily commute on it in LA traffic. so from my experience with the bike, it loves 6000-7500rpm for mileage. i dont shift into 6th until 85mph+ but alot of people lug it and complain about mpg. so i dunno.
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Old 10-06-2013, 08:40 PM   #789
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Old 10-08-2013, 11:13 AM   #790
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Metzeler has a promotion going on for SportecM5 tires, buy a rear tire, they will send you a front, go to getmetzeler.com and register for the front, purchase a rear, send them proof of purchase, they will send you a front for $25.00(S&H)

http://getmetzeler.com/M5/New_Claim.asp
The promo is valid "While Supplies Last". Many folks thought it was over on 9/30/13 but I ordered a rear tire($119 Bikebandit), submitted a claim for the front tire, received the code, ordered the front, paid $25 and received confirmation of order from Metzler, All done today, in about 2 hours.

Rear Tire $119 - Free Shipping
Front Tire Free - $25 Shipping

$144 Set

You can read more about it here, with my notes on page 2.
http://www.triumph675.net/forum/showthread.php?t=112714

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Old 10-10-2013, 09:36 AM   #791
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Really? Is it that High? My 955 Sprint ST gets the best MPG at a much lower RPM. 4500-5000.
Yep. No matter what you are riding the 4,000 rpm range is always going to get you better mileage then the 7,000 rpm range, all else being equal.
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Old 10-10-2013, 09:47 PM   #792
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Yep. No matter what you are riding the 4,000 rpm range is always going to get you better mileage then the 7,000 rpm range, all else being equal.

I dunno about that, the 675s seem to like 5500-6500. I have both a T595 Daytona motored Speed Triple and a Daytona 675. Four grand you are lugging on the 675 (granted the Striple has more sprocket) I can't really compare to the 955, I've had that thing -1/+3 for a long time....so what gas mileage.

Some of that may be fairings, not that I fit behind that little thing.

Eitherway I usually get around 38-40mpg on the 675, and that isn't cruising at 4,000....I still manage around 40mpg with the Triple unless its 80mph highway running then it goes down to around 35mpg range.
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Old 10-12-2013, 04:16 AM   #793
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Anyone see the MV/ FZ-09/ STR III R comparo yet?

Saw and read through the Cycle World comparo with the MV Brutale 800, Yamaha FZ-09, and Street III R last night. The MV of course has fuelling issues, but is a great looking machine. The Street III R is down on power in comparison to both, which was expected, no? And the "big news" is the Yamaha triple, specifically the motor. Interestingly enough, the suspension is soft with an aggressive bite on the brakes. I think it's pretty exciting to see the Japanese invade the triple scene, however for me, the Yamaha seems to represent exactly why I went to the Street Triple R, and a European brand in the first place. I rode an SV650 for years, and spent alot of money improving suspension and brakes. For the money I spent over the years, I could have just went and bought a Striple R and had the bike I wanted anyway, minus the killer exhaust note of a twin. I'm sure the FZ-09 is going to be a popular machine with those looking for a "budget bike", but personally, the STR III R at $9999 is a pretty good deal, especially with it's refinements for the 2013-2014 models. Not enough power? Ha, I'm sure anyone could be happy with a 100 hp machine weighing in the bottom 400 lbs. range wet. Just my opinion, ride safe!
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Old 10-12-2013, 04:00 PM   #794
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When you see the FZ-09 in the flesh, which I did for the first time today, you'll immediately see where they cut corners to get to the price point. It has a box radiator, just bolted to the frame with no shroud or side covers. The tailight looks like it was bolted on the back as an after thought. Nothing is painted but the (small) tank. So, you get a bit more horsepower, but you give up everywhere else.

I paid $9,500 for my '13 R, knowing the FZ was coming for $8k. For me, the additional value is easily there - ABS, bigger tank, double the warranty, better suspension (according to Cycle World) and far superior finish.
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Old 10-12-2013, 04:04 PM   #795
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