Speed triple!

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Backmarker, Nov 9, 2009.

  1. Backmarker

    Backmarker Long timer

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    Bought a new speed triple. Other than a (NEW) harsh suspension whats not to like? Great power, good ergos,corners well,looks great??? Dare I say it would make a good touring bike if set up correctly. The sound at 6 grand is worth the $ alone.. Passing a new R1 on the outside, priceless...:D
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  2. rufusswan

    rufusswan Been here awhile

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    I did a new triple the other night. The, ah ... suspension was ok. I didn't take pics either.:rofl
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  3. Fundamental

    Fundamental Been here awhile

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    I certainly still love mine, although it may go next year for something new and shiny.
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  4. 2whl-hoop

    2whl-hoop Long timer

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    I had an '06 Speed Triple a couple of years ago that i sold when i bought my FJR to tour on. I wouldn't be surprised at all if I wound up with another s3 in my garage...Triples spoiled me for other motors.:deal
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  5. Backmarker

    Backmarker Long timer

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    Funny. I sold my fjr a couple of years ago, now I own the speed triple. The FJR didnt spoil me tho...:norton
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  6. linkandcuff

    linkandcuff Been here awhile

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    if the rear subframe could handle luggage then it would make a great tourer...its pretty much the only reason i didnt get the S3 and bought the FZ1 instead ...i still think someday i'll buy one though
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  7. Backmarker

    Backmarker Long timer

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    Waiting for somebody to post a pic. of a loaded S3 on tour..............:deal
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  8. 2whl-hoop

    2whl-hoop Long timer

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    there's quite a few luggage options, but you might need to switch pipes to a low mount. the main reason I switched to the FJR was the bigger tank on the Yammie... Now that I've made a coouple trips out west and i know i wouldn't have to continually eye the gas guage, I think the s3 would make a great touring bike...just add a center stand.:deal
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  9. 2whl-hoop

    2whl-hoop Long timer

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    search for uncledudes ride reports, he uses a ventura rack and pack...

    You might want to look here too: http://www.thespeedtriple.com/Forums/
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  10. CGameProgrammer

    CGameProgrammer Been here awhile

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  11. Levert

    Levert Been here awhile

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    Backmarker,
    I thought the front had way too much compression dampening.All my friends said I'm to soft?
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  12. linkandcuff

    linkandcuff Been here awhile

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    if u go to triumphrat.net u see a lot of S3 guys there too....they had an issue with cracking subframes from over loaded luggage racks but as long as u keep most of the heavy stuff on the rear seat u should be good to go
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  13. darkhorse85

    darkhorse85 Speed Trippin

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    If you do a little more research into the subframe cracking thing, you'll discover that it happened for obvious reasons. The old SW Motec rack attached ONLY to the 4 bolt holes under the seat and was loaded with a Givi top case. The constant flexing fatigued the aluminum until it just became brittle and cracked.

    This rack has since been redesigned to incorporate more support using thick tubing which attaches to the passenger peg mounts. It's way more solid. I could lift the rear of the bike by the rack.

    The '08+ bikes also have redesigned subframes. Stronger? idk.


    I've got a pic of my S3 fully loaded that I'll post up later tonight.
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  14. houlster

    houlster Been here awhile

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  15. jon6.0

    jon6.0 Been here awhile

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    How did you mount the side cases? What kind are they?
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  16. a1fa

    a1fa Throttle Jockey™

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    I have toured on both Speed Triple and Street Triple. Both of them are a blast.
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  17. 13

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    She's an older one but still providing smiles & miles

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  18. houlster

    houlster Been here awhile

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    They are Pelican 1430 top loader cases. The bracket is supported at the front via the exhaust hangars off the frame. At the rear, by a SW-Motech rack.

    I have a v2 planned that's a little more elegant and doesn't use the rack for the rear support. This was a bit of a rush job to get them mounted...

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    a1fa Throttle Jockey™

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  20. darkhorse85

    darkhorse85 Speed Trippin

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    damn, i forgot to post up the pics...
    Here ya go. Some of you might recognize this road in KY and TN:

    SW Motec Rack with Soft Luggage addition. Camping for 7 days.

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