All things Triumph Street Triple

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by queenpdog, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. Cos

    Cos Re-Greekified

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    That's a 955, not a 1050.

    Red's a 955 too
  2. NateLePain

    NateLePain Long timer

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    Thank you for pointing out the Daytona forks/brakes. This bike is new to me and I am not familiar enough with the common mods, aftermarket suppliers, etc... As I stated earlier, RPM Cycle in DFW carries a fantastic reputation. I'll give the headstock a looking over but I have zero reason to doubt the authenticity of the "R" status and the shop's claim about the bike's gentle care.

    nlp
  3. Gordy

    Gordy Team Listo

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    Why would someone buy a street triple and give it gentle care? :rofl
  4. Colorado_Rider

    Colorado_Rider Banned

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    Oh shit, just test rode a '09 and the '13. I actually liked the '09 better, the throttle was less jerky and it seemed more stable. That could because I was riding the '13 like a pus on new tires though. Either way I was riding in a clover of 4 consecutive off-on ramps until I got dizzy. I friggin love that street fighter feel! It's like that front tire just digs in and it's so much fun:clap

    HOW AM I GOING TO AFFORD ONE NOW!!! I'll know this week if I got a job I'm after and it would easily pay for it. Wish me luck!

    There is also an '08 for sale, were there any 1st model teething issues? What about reliabiltiy in general?
  5. NateLePain

    NateLePain Long timer

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    I picked up my 2010 Striple last Friday. I've only put about 20 miles on it, so far.

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  6. NateLePain

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    Just a few pics that I took at lunch, today.

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    After work I came home and gave it a bath.

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    Loving the Sweet Triple. :1drink

    nlp
  7. southwade

    southwade ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Maybe a little to much... :huh looks like you where a bit backed up there buddy. :lol3
  8. NateLePain

    NateLePain Long timer

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    :shog

    Took me a minute.

    nlp
  9. pjensen641

    pjensen641 Been here awhile

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    Whoa...I've never thought of that idea for soap dispensing. I may have to steal that!:thumb

    You are a lucky bastard having a bike like that in AR. Awesome twisties!!:ricky
  10. southwade

    southwade ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    :freaky

    Me too, that's a great idea.
  11. NateLePain

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    Here is what I used. http://www.amazon.com/Blue-Mule-Pump-Up-Foam-All-PRO/dp/B00BR2TZ4W


    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.:D

    Absolutely a great a place to ride...

    Thx...nlp
  12. Robert OK

    Robert OK Been here awhile

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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.
  13. Paebr332

    Paebr332 Good news everyone!

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    Need a friend to video this if you do it. :lol3
  14. JBuss

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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.
  15. frecks

    frecks Been here awhile

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    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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  16. Tripped1

    Tripped1 Likely Lost.

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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.
  17. frecks

    frecks Been here awhile

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    This sounds to me like the ideal way to do it.

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  18. Robert OK

    Robert OK Been here awhile

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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.
  19. Tripped1

    Tripped1 Likely Lost.

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    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.
  20. DAKEZ

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