All things Triumph Street Triple

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

  1. Tripped1

    Tripped1 Likely Lost.

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    Even worse, I'm still mad at Dunlop for the D207 and D208, I swore I would never pay for another Dunlop :lol3
  2. DAKEZ

    DAKEZ Long timer

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  3. Gordy

    Gordy Team Listo

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  4. Colorado_Rider

    Colorado_Rider Banned

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  5. Colorado_Rider

    Colorado_Rider Banned

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    ^ What kind of suds/pump are you used there?
  6. NateLePain

    NateLePain Long timer

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    Simple Green, dishsoap & water.

    Thx...nlp
  7. Colorado_Rider

    Colorado_Rider Banned

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    No shit? Where do I get a pump like that in the background if that's what you use? What ratio of water/sg/soap?
  8. southwade

    southwade ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Walmart, Home Depot, Lowes... etc.
  9. NateLePain

    NateLePain Long timer

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  10. NCGS

    NCGS De Oppresso Liber

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  11. rockmurf

    rockmurf IBA #31100

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    That video is funny. If only I could of understood more of the brits words but I know what he meant when he cracked the throttle and the induction sound kicked it. That was my impression and what sold me on the bike. Love it.
  12. bootzilla

    bootzilla Blah Blah, Woof Woof

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    Is that a matte finish? I've always read that dishsoap will strip the wax right off a regular clear-coat paint job....
  13. Max L

    Max L Duct Tape

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    Had an old ragtop and the roof was like new owner said never use soap on plastic it dries it out. I had it ten years and roof was still sweet when I sold her. On my Street I just use spray clean and polish and, water with a clean micro fiber cloth on the seat. 30000.+ she looks new less a few scrapes. Lets see in another seven years how the look...
  14. NateLePain

    NateLePain Long timer

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    You're probably right and I will take that into consideration.

    Right now I spray-foam a mixture of water, Meguiar's Deep Crystal Car Wash, a dab of mild dish soap(foam enhancement) & compressed air.

    I spray foam, let sit for about a minute
    Rinse(similar to a low pressure shower)
    Damp dry with a Chamois
    Wipe & Shine with "Yamalube Spray Polish & Instant Detailer" and a microfiber applicator pad.

    There it is... My deep dark secrets, for the world to scrutinize.

    I'm contemplating using WD-40 on the wheels and I'm also considering a pre-soak like "Bug Squash". It seems better if the soap/water is lifting/rinsing the dirt and grime, instead of me to "wiping" the dirt/grime across the paint/finish.

    Thx...nlp
  15. vintagespeed

    vintagespeed fNg

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    i'm pretty pleased with Quick Wax after regular washings and the Instant Detailer stuff between washings to knock the dust off without scratching. so far, not a single scratch on the phantom black finish. :D
  16. NateLePain

    NateLePain Long timer

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    One of my many failings, is I buy motorcycles to ride, not look at. That said, I'm purposefully more attentive to the StRiple, because it's so good looking. Last week, a few miles from home, I got caught out in a rain storm that included some pea size hail. I liked to passed out just from the anxiety.

    My '06 BMW on the other hand looks well worn but what would expect after 61K commuter, off-road & Starbucks miles.

    nlp
  17. Max L

    Max L Duct Tape

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    . Come on now,everyone sits down on a stool next to their bike a bit. Some things need to be looked at, no ? We are not just talking servicing
  18. NateLePain

    NateLePain Long timer

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    nlp
  19. e rock

    e rock Been here awhile

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    Nate, what mirror is that?
  20. vintagespeed

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    gotta do something about those mirror perches! yikes, the impaler! :eek1