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« Reply #680 on: April 30, 2014, 01:39:41 am »

Well, I am already coming around on the RS. I'm pretty sure I was in full self-fulfilling prophecy mode and went into the initial test ride with an already more afraid than cautious mindset.

I've ridden it 3x since then, and the smiles are growing and the discomfort is all but gone. I'm still more cautious than I am on the 500 just in case, but I'm already having a complete blast on this thing.

Not gonna sell the 500 until I have to for rent money, but I'm pretty sure the RS is staying in the stable.

Now, I have new adjustable levers coming (the clutch lever wasn't adjustable, but the set had both clutch and brake so I'll put em both on) and my first order of business will be bar risers so that I'm not leaning so far forward on my hands. Not a problem for short rides, especially if I focus on minimizing it, but I notice it happening after a bit.

Thanks for the advice, I'm definitely glad to be giving it a shot!
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« Reply #681 on: June 24, 2014, 07:44:11 pm »

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Excellent stable mate to the Ninja 500.  Just like everyone else said, the 955 triple is a SWEET engine.   Inlove

I've had an '03 Sprint ST since '06 and think it's about the perfect street engine.  Treat it with some respect and you will be fine.  It is not gonna just flip over and wipe you out at all.  Is it fast?  Ohh yeah it is, but you have to be trying a bit.  Unlike alot of liter sports that WILL loft the front end at will, you can whack the throttle and while it will make the front end light, it is difficult to get the front end to just pop up.

Midrange power is excellent, so you can shift at 4-5K all day long and just surf that torque curve.  I would recommend waiting for a clear straight line before going WOT in 2nd gear and up.

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« Reply #682 on: July 02, 2014, 03:09:53 pm »

......................................m y first order of business will be bar risers so that I'm not leaning so far forward on my hands. .......................


Just so you know you have options.  The ST risers are a little higher and will bolt right onto the RS. You will have to reroute your cables. but you can get away with not buying new.
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« Reply #683 on: November 19, 2014, 05:21:51 pm »

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« Reply #684 on: January 09, 2015, 12:32:52 am »

Just picked up a brand new 2015 this week:

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« Reply #685 on: April 07, 2015, 05:00:31 pm »

Since I don't spend very much time here, I have neglected to add my new triumph 2014 Street Triple R. Inlove Inlove
Man, it's fun to ride! I bought it not very long ago. Maybe 5 weeks? Long enough to get rid of that goofy thing sticking out the back. Bigsmile

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« Reply #686 on: August 20, 2015, 04:24:18 pm »

What a beauty Jon!

I just got back from a year in Norway, fired up ST.net for the first time in over a year, and I see that my last post is still on the most recent page of this thread. Quite surprised!

My Sprint RS was stored and not used the whole time I was gone, so I was happy to get her running again. She's definitely excited to be moving.

I never did get the handlebar risers put on, so I'm still debating whether to grab something else before modding or to go ahead and try and do anything I can to be happy with her.

You have the most tempting bike currently out there to me. I haven't ridden the Street Triple R, but I imagine it is all I want. Although a dealership nearby has a Tiger 800 as well...

Nice ride!
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« Reply #687 on: September 01, 2015, 09:56:49 am »

Dang. Forgot to stop in here and record my Triumph for Prosperity.

Picked up a pristine '13 800 XC a couple of months ago with 1680 miles on the ODO.  Planning a trip down to FL on it towards the end of the month via twisty pavement then back north off pavement via the TET.

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« Reply #688 on: September 01, 2015, 10:24:15 am »

Looks dirty.
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« Reply #689 on: September 01, 2015, 12:08:30 pm »


Looks dirty.


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« Reply #690 on: September 01, 2015, 12:09:51 pm »




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« Reply #691 on: September 01, 2015, 12:29:40 pm »

Better? Smile

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If I tried to keep it looking like this all the time I'd wear the paint off in short order. Hazards of living on a dirt road.
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« Reply #692 on: September 01, 2015, 12:37:38 pm »


Better? Smile

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If I tried to keep it looking like this all the time I'd wear the paint off in short order. Hazards of living on a dirt road.



Nice bike. I have been looking at these. My untested conclusion is that the 800 is a 80/20 bike. As in 80% road worthy and 20% offroad and more comfortable on gravel roads than rough single track. Rode one once for about 1/2 hour. Nice typical Triumph engine, that is ultra smooth and very linear. Not sure about the gearing though for the rough stuff, though I am assuming that with good offroad tires TKC's etc, it can be pressed into that service but likely still not its first best destiny. In reality my riding is about that 80/20 so it might be a good bike for me in the future. What is also appealing is that Triumphs have never held their value well - I know this from my Sprint ST days - and so there are some great deals out there.

Thoughts on that ?
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« Reply #693 on: September 01, 2015, 02:12:46 pm »

I'd say that's about right. You just can't hide the weight of a 500+ lb bike when it decides to go a direction other than the one you desire. That means it is not the optimum choice for exploring ones limits. Wink

The Tiger needs some help to make it ready to go off-pavement for anything much more challenging than gravel roads IMHO.  Handlebars risers, a stronger handlebar, real hand guards, Sump & engine guard, Front fender riser to get more clearance between a knobby tire and the fender, and a better suspension. As luck would have it one can pick up a very lightly used Tiger, buy every farkle/upgrade one could imagine, and still be well under book price for a new one.  If shopping new I'd have to take a hard look at Hondas new offering in this segment. But I wasn't shopping for new and so far this bike is doing exactly what I want to accomplish with it, which is being able to ride long distance, and then explore!

Here's the type of stuff I run it on and I'm unlikely to take it on anything much more challenging while solo riding unless it's an unavoidable obstacle in the way of where I'm going and I'm feeling hard headed. Wink

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« Reply #694 on: September 02, 2015, 10:11:52 am »





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« Reply #695 on: December 24, 2015, 10:45:57 am »

My new to me 2007 Speed Triple

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« Reply #696 on: December 24, 2015, 10:48:05 am »

And my 2013 Explorer.

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« Reply #697 on: December 24, 2015, 11:16:47 am »

Welcome to the club Joe.

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« Reply #698 on: August 12, 2016, 08:49:00 pm »

My new to me 2006 Speed Triple.
Loving the bike!

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« Reply #699 on: December 06, 2016, 07:49:12 pm »


My new to me 2006 Speed Triple.
Loving the bike!

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