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Old 11-30-2013, 10:45 AM   #621
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That RD is awesome! I want a 2 stroke street bike something awful...
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So, does anyone have an opinion on Triumph Street Triples?



I have been eyeballing this beauty on cycle trader for a few weeks now. I have the cash to buy it outright and still finish building my motor so I am really having a hard time not going for it. I have been looking at the SV650s, 08+ buells, and this bike. Something about this bike just makes me tingle in all the right places. I don't know anyone who has owned one though so I don't know if it will be a maintenance nightmare or if it has any major issues of which I should be made aware.
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Old 03-02-2014, 05:42 PM   #623
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That's all I can think of when i see the tripples
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I would take one over my z1k. That triple noise is beyond intoxicating. I looked long and hard for one but had no luck. I want another Triumph! The only thing I could really complain about Triumph is they are much more rare than their Japanese competion.
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The triple, imho, is an EXCELLENT bike. I've never owned or ridden one though, i just know what I've read from reviews, and i love how they sound, and they seem to perform great. I personally love the looks, but I also love the way my XB looks and some people find that hideous. It's a taste thing, but i love that bike you posted, even in the green.

Would rock one.
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Old 03-02-2014, 09:08 PM   #626
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Don't get a bike, Ryan. I want you to live.

I think this is one of the worst parts of the country to safely drive a motorcycle. It is very congested and there are lots of old people with poor eyesight and poor reflexes killing motorcyclists everyday. You live in the most densely populated county in Florida.

If you lived out in the country where it is pretty to ride and there was little traffic it would be a wonderful thing.
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Don't get a bike, Ryan. I want you to live.

I think this is one of the worst parts of the country to safely drive a motorcycle. It is very congested and there are lots of old people with poor eyesight and poor reflexes killing motorcyclists everyday. You live in the most densely populated county in Florida.

If you lived out in the country where it is pretty to ride and there was little traffic it would be a wonderful thing.
I appreciate the concern and I've thought about the safety aspect quite a bit myself. It is one of the reasons I haven't purchased one already. The call is strong though and I feel like I can't resist it for much longer.
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Another vote for not riding in a congested area.

But if you must, Triumphs are awesome. Again, I haven't owned one, but I had actually planned on getting a Triumph as my next bike. Always loved Buells and drooled over Triumphs. Like fireindc said, the sound of the triple is incredible and hard to beat.

I'd have to do a speed triple though, not a street triple... because torque.
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Loved my Daytona. Love my new Tiger. Motor is sweet, sound is sweet, torque from a 3 cylinder makes it so nice to live with in the real world vs a 600 4 cylinder. The street triple would be an excellent bike. I see he has the full GB Racing protection package on it as well. Nice peace of mind.
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God yes!!!


I can't imbed on my phone. Deal with it.
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God yes!!!

Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6h1e9oulMd8

I can't imbed on my phone. Deal with it.
Besides the beautiful sounds emanating from that bike, that had to be one of the dumbest videos I have ever seen.
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Besides the beautiful sounds emanating from that bike, that had to be one of the dumbest videos I have ever seen.
QFT

I has a sad that they chose to "drift" the bike around instead of riding it properly and dragging a knee or two.
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For the critics...

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1290 Super Duke R is good. Real good.




I traded the KLX250 supermoto I mentioned a few pages ago off last weekend for an 04 CBR600RR, and promptly sold the CBR on Monday. I think I want a Monster. I also need wheels/ tires and a clutch for my stupid Miata. And a motor. And paint. And seats. And shock mounts. And mufflers.

I should update my build thread...
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Getting her all pretty for spring with some new parts. Got a new seat, which I LOVE. It's taller and has more cushion. I also pained the framerails black, (actually plasti-dip so I can go back if i want), and chopped the windscreen so it doesn't stick up quite as much. Between the mods, it really balanced out the look of the bike, imo.

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STT seat eh? I found my 12R seat was more comfortable for longer rides than the STT (my dad had an STT) but I'm also considerably shorter than you are.

Bike is looking great.
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STT seat eh? I found my 12R seat was more comfortable for longer rides than the STT (my dad had an STT) but I'm also considerably shorter than you are.

Bike is looking great.
Similar actually, but not the STT. STT seat is a different size entirely, because the STT has longer seat rails. This is actually from an xb9sx (cityX), it's called the "skyline" seat which is supposed to sit you higher so you can see over traffic better and whatnot.

So far i love it, being 6'1" i fit the bike even better with the higher seat, and lower pegs(lightning pegs). It's much more comfortable, and the GF likes it better too.
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Ahhh yes... Looking at it closer I can see it's not the same as the STT seat. It looks comfy! Lightning pegs on an R make it sooooo much better. One of my favorite mods, and I'm only 5'8".

Ride safe sir.
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Ahhh yes... Looking at it closer I can see it's not the same as the STT seat. It looks comfy! Lightning pegs on an R make it sooooo much better. One of my favorite mods, and I'm only 5'8".

Ride safe sir.
Thanks! For me the seat gives it more of a "cafe" bike look, as it's a flatter bench like seat as opposed to the dramatic curves of my old one. I agree on the lightning pegs with R front, really kicks ***.

I really have not gotten to drag any knees yet due to the canyons and twisties being dirty from winter (and the sand/salt they put down everywhere). So just cruising for now Soon though..

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this makes me miss my trusty slow gs500 with modest suspension and brake mods

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