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« on: October 01, 2016, 02:41:49 pm »

Brought an 09 Sprint home from Alberta. Gonna need some touching up for some scratches to the lower fairings, but has only 4,000 miles and is darn good shape.

Trailered well too!  Happy  Bigok

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« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2016, 04:09:28 pm »

Wow!  EEK! Only 4,000 miles in 7 years.

Did it come with luggage?
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« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2016, 04:24:05 pm »

Yes, the matching hard bags. Has original Bridgestone 020 tires that look new and have massive chicken strips ... but are going to the dump.

Guy I bought this from took bike as part payment for some work. Original owner barely rode it and dropped it a couple of times and likely scared himself off riding ... so need to fix those cosmetic scuffs on both lower fairings. No cracks or damage anywhere else. Original manuals etc. It is an ABS model too which was not advertised.

Picked up a Corbin seat for it and will lower the footpegs a touch. Fits me and my long arms very nicely. Runs beautifully, but needs a good detailing and some love.

Going to be fun tweaking this over the winter.
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« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2016, 04:28:00 pm »

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Almost as pretty as a Blackbird ..  
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« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2016, 08:03:19 am »

I always thought that the Sprint was the best looking bike to ever come out of the sport touring genre  Inlove
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« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2016, 09:11:05 am »

 Inlove

I love that color!

The two best mods I made to mine were: 1) Trident Exhaust (the stocker is a boat anchor and doesn't sound 1/2 as good) 2) 1 tooth smaller on front sprocket (speedo can be corrected with free TuneECU program)

Enjoy!
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« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2016, 09:20:39 am »

Yay for 'new-to-me' bike!  Banana Chili Banana Chili
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« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2016, 11:32:37 am »

Nice choice, Jim! And glad to hear that you're getting better as the days go by.  Bigok
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« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2016, 02:28:57 pm »


 Inlove

I love that color!

The two best mods I made to mine were: 1) Trident Exhaust (the stocker is a boat anchor and doesn't sound 1/2 as good) 2) 1 tooth smaller on front sprocket (speedo can be corrected with free TuneECU program)

Enjoy!


Did the smaller front sprocket impact the bike's range ?  Not sure about performance mods and mileage trade offs on the 1050. As much as I like a little extra grunt, I enjoy good range in my travels even more.
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« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2016, 09:30:14 pm »

Beautifull bike!!!
Congratulations.
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« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2016, 09:52:10 am »




Did the smaller front sprocket impact the bike's range ?  Not sure about performance mods and mileage trade offs on the 1050. As much as I like a little extra grunt, I enjoy good range in my travels even more.


Probably but it still had great range IMO.  I once did 400km on the 401 from Ottawa to Toronto with a steady throttle without putting a foot down.  More typical numbers were in the 300+km per tank which was more than enough for me!
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« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2016, 12:11:36 pm »

Congrats, Jim. That is one sweet looking bike!
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« Reply #12 on: October 03, 2016, 01:42:28 pm »




Probably but it still had great range IMO.  I once did 400km on the 401 from Ottawa to Toronto with a steady throttle without putting a foot down.  More typical numbers were in the 300+km per tank which was more than enough for me!


Thanks. Just read elsewhere that the sprocket change barely effects mileage.
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« Reply #13 on: October 03, 2016, 03:36:24 pm »




Thanks. Just read elsewhere that the sprocket change barely effects mileage.


I did the change (as did everyone I knew) on my Sprint RS and never noticed any change in economy but a nice change in grunt.
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« Reply #14 on: October 03, 2016, 06:22:25 pm »

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« Reply #15 on: October 04, 2016, 10:13:12 am »

We've been hearing so much about TRUMP lately that you wrote Back in the Triumph Clan and I read Back in the Trump Clan when looking at the Recent Posts section.   Lol

.... and oh, not to forget, glad you found a bike you like and that you are on the mend.  
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« Reply #16 on: October 04, 2016, 11:05:48 am »


We've been hearing so much about TRUMP lately that you wrote Back in the Triumph Clan and I read Back in the Trump Clan when looking at the Recent Posts section.   Lol

.... and oh, not to forget, glad you found a bike you like and that you are on the mend.  


Merci Leon !   Lol
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« Reply #17 on: October 05, 2016, 09:05:05 am »

Beauty!  Looks just like my 2008, but mine has 35k miles, which I thought was low.  

I have the 18 tooth front sprocket on mine and have had it there for years.  Fuel mileage dropped maybe 2-3 MPG, but the fun factor increased a LOT!   Bigsmile
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« Reply #18 on: October 05, 2016, 01:34:40 pm »




Thanks. Just read elsewhere that the sprocket change barely effects mileage.


Changing out that sprocket in the front was the best thing I did to my old Sprint. Made it the way it should have been from the factory - much better feel when starting from a stop - necessary clutch work against idle was perfect after that change. A little more zip, but not much. I remember control at parking lot speeds being the major improvement there. I do NOT remember mileage being an issue at all.

Exhaust change, sure. Pegs, sure. The triumph branded upgraded exhaust (can't remember what it is called) was a nice improvement, the trident even better. The '09 has the higher bars than the older STs ('06 and older), so if you want lower bars for those long arms, they are available. Finish may be a bit off...

You also may want to add lights... night riding was awful. Once you lean over, you can't see a thing in front of you (e.g., exit ramps on rural highways...).  That was my sole complaint about that bike

Enjoy - that Pacific Blue is beautiful.

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« Reply #19 on: October 05, 2016, 06:41:08 pm »



You also may want to add lights... night riding was awful. Once you lean over, you can't see a thing in front of you (e.g., exit ramps on rural highways...).  That was my sole complaint about that bike



Haha yes. The Sprints lights are legendarily bad at night in anything other than a straight line.  Riding my VFR800 at night for the first time was a revelation after owning an ST!
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