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Old 03-06-2011, 11:45 AM   #106
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Would someone please explain the last half dozen posts to a non-electrically minded person and tell how it affects the ability of my 2011 to run my Gerbings?
If I'm reading right, the Street makes enough power but is not reliable. If the unit is replaced with the other part number, then it makes plenty of power and IS reliable....Correct?
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Old 03-06-2011, 02:38 PM   #107
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Correct. A 2011 bike may have the new RR from the factory. Its located directly in front of the rear shock. If you can see a finned 4"x4" device, then you have the new one. If you can just see the edge of one behind a bracket, you have the old one.
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Old 03-06-2011, 04:43 PM   #108
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Just checked....My 2011 has a finned unit directly in front of the rear shock... .
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Old 03-07-2011, 09:40 AM   #109
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Correct. A 2011 bike may have the new RR from the factory. Its located directly in front of the rear shock. If you can see a finned 4"x4" device, then you have the new one. If you can just see the edge of one behind a bracket, you have the old one.
Looks like I'm digging under the bike tonight :)

Good thing it's snowing out and I can't be riding
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Old 03-07-2011, 10:07 AM   #110
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Just checked....My 2011 has a finned unit directly in front of the rear shock... .

My 2009 also
























after the original RR went awol within the warranty period
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Old 03-07-2011, 07:57 PM   #111
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I'm contemplating adding a Street Triple R to the stable. Can anyone tell me what the manual says as far as required/recommended octane rating for US models? I heard a rumor that 87 was advised, and if so it makes the argument for the bike just that much sweeter.

edit: And by "stable" I mean "a stable of one other bike."
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Old 03-07-2011, 08:21 PM   #112
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I'm contemplating adding a Street Triple R to the stable. Can anyone tell me what the manual says as far as required/recommended octane rating for US models? I heard a rumor that 87 was advised, and if so it makes the argument for the bike just that much sweeter.

edit: And by "stable" I mean "a stable of one other bike."
Yup. Premium fuel is not required. I always run premium though.
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Old 03-07-2011, 08:47 PM   #113
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I'm contemplating adding a Street Triple R to the stable. Can anyone tell me what the manual says as far as required/recommended octane rating for US models? I heard a rumor that 87 was advised, and if so it makes the argument for the bike just that much sweeter.

edit: And by "stable" I mean "a stable of one other bike."
89 is recommended but you can get away with 87 if you are up over 4,000 feet MSL
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Old 03-07-2011, 08:54 PM   #114
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89 is recommended but you can get away with 87 if you are up over 4,000 feet MSL
That probably won't happen as I live in FL, but I'll still take 89 over 91...$.10/gal more is better than $.20/gal over the price of regular.

Since we're talking gas prices, what sort of mpg are you all experiencing? The big selling point for adding a bike is mileage. Of course driving a V8 Tundra, a poorly tuned metric cruiser running high performance everything would get better mileage, but to make my math work I need to see at least 40mpg cruising at 75-80mph.

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Old 03-10-2011, 06:15 PM   #115
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Ordered the Givi ring mount tankbag from Twisted Throttle earlier this week... UPS tracking says it'll be delivered tomorrow....

Will try to take a few pics and post up initial thoughts very soon....

Also ended up ordering the H&B C-Bow sidebag system...Will be several weeks before it arrives, but will do same once they arrive....
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Old 03-11-2011, 08:00 AM   #116
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That probably won't happen as I live in FL, but I'll still take 89 over 91...$.10/gal more is better than $.20/gal over the price of regular.

Since we're talking gas prices, what sort of mpg are you all experiencing? The big selling point for adding a bike is mileage. Of course driving a V8 Tundra, a poorly tuned metric cruiser running high performance everything would get better mileage, but to make my math work I need to see at least 40mpg cruising at 75-80mph.

My 675 Daytona goes around 130-140 miles on 3.7 gallons when putzing around on the road.

I've burned a tank off in 80 miles on the track though
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Old 03-12-2011, 10:39 PM   #117
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I get anywhere from 35-50 mpg on my Street Triple. Depends on the trip and riding style of that particular day. My commute is all 55mph with few stops and about 15 miles each way. The best I've done so far on a tank is 190 miles before the light came on. Like stated above, that's about 3.6-3.7 US gallons. But to be fair my average is 40-45 mpg.
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Old 03-13-2011, 06:44 AM   #118
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I appear to be missing a part for the Givi tankbag, so the review and pics will have to wait.... The bag itself looks to be good quality....
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Old 03-24-2011, 10:03 AM   #119
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I appear to be missing a part for the Givi tankbag, so the review and pics will have to wait.... The bag itself looks to be good quality....
Got the backordered part for the tankbag today... Will try to post up some installed pics tonight

Bump....
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Old 03-24-2011, 10:43 AM   #120
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There's supposed to be a facelifted version announced next week sometime. Lights from the Speed Triple and a few revisions.
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