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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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« 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 »

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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)

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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

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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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« Reply #20 on: October 05, 2016, 09:14:30 pm »

Congrats BZ!  Cool
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« Reply #21 on: October 06, 2016, 03:44:06 pm »




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!


I added HID's to the projectors, which again, were great in a straight line... but the cutoff still left the road ahead black as night when in anything resembling a lean.

I really found no other fault with that bike. Loved it.

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« Reply #22 on: October 06, 2016, 05:12:15 pm »

Thanks for the well wishes and info!  I got the Corbin seat on and it is an improvement for sure.
I will register the Triumph this weekend and have to take to the Insurer to verify the VIN as an out of Province bike. Course that means I will have to ride it over !  Coincidently my new Scorpion helmet and RevIt jacket arrived. The Forcefield rib protector fits great too.  Be nice to ride this beast. Albeit a short one given my level of discomfort. But I am stoked.  Banana
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« Reply #23 on: October 06, 2016, 05:46:37 pm »

Excellent!  Bigok
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« Reply #24 on: October 06, 2016, 07:13:19 pm »


Thanks for the well wishes and info!  I got the Corbin seat on and it is an improvement for sure.
I will register the Triumph this weekend and have to take to the Insurer to verify the VIN as an out of Province bike. Course that means I will have to ride it over !  Coincidently my new Scorpion helmet and RevIt jacket arrived. The Forcefield rib protector fits great too.  Be nice to ride this beast. Albeit a short one given my level of discomfort. But I am stoked.  Banana


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« Reply #25 on: October 08, 2016, 08:16:35 pm »

Managed a ride today in the pouring rain and got the bike all registered and official imported and deAlbertaized.  Lol
Pretty impressive. Taught, turns well, sporty, good brakes and plenty of power. Feels new. The riding position is perfect from the waist up. The reach to the bars is tailor made for me. I need more legroom. Been chatting with Seth Laam in Redding and will head down in the spring for a bit of his seat magic. Will also lower the footpegs and it should be great.
Riding was surprisingly comfy and apart from on and off, pain free! New RevIt jacket and Scorpion helmet too!

Very jazzed about this bike.  Bigok
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« Reply #26 on: October 08, 2016, 08:41:24 pm »

So I wasn't the only fool in the rain today...lol. Glad to hear all went well. Just in time for PMS season!
 
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« Reply #27 on: October 09, 2016, 06:03:18 pm »


got the bike all registered and official imported and deAlbertaized.  Lol


Did they look at your passport at the border?   Bigsmile
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« Reply #28 on: October 10, 2016, 11:17:35 pm »

I still have a set of the lower clip ons Jim if you want to try them
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« Reply #29 on: October 11, 2016, 12:39:18 pm »


I still have a set of the lower clip ons Jim if you want to try them


That would be interesting. Yes, I would. Bring them next time you are in town.
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« Reply #30 on: October 12, 2016, 04:14:48 pm »

My new 2011 Triumph Sprint GT 1050 with 1 mile on it. Just mounted the Givi top box, but haven't ridden it yet. It's my third Triumph Sprint.
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« Reply #31 on: October 13, 2016, 12:02:32 am »

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1 mile on a 2011!! That's beats the heck out of 4,000 on an 09 !   Lol

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« Reply #32 on: October 13, 2016, 12:07:12 pm »

That is a right purty bike! Same color as mine, but mine has 57000km on it, and I thought that was not bad for a 5 year old bike. Good score!
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« Reply #33 on: October 13, 2016, 12:33:04 pm »

http://islandbmw.ca/pre-owned-view/item:617/2011-Triumph-GT1050

Island BMW in Victoria has a nice price on a GT.  That is 6800 miles for $4900 USD. EAsy to import to the US as well.
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« Reply #34 on: October 13, 2016, 09:47:06 pm »

I sure am glad to hear you have been on your new bike. Must be healing up well. Oh, and you got the right color!
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« Reply #35 on: November 04, 2016, 01:17:53 am »

Ah, love the looks and engine on the Sprint! Did they fix the projector light blind in a corner thing on the '09?


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« Reply #36 on: November 07, 2016, 04:21:08 pm »

Congrats on mending and the "new" Sprint. I am a twin fan for the most part, but loved my ST. I rode with a bunch of Triumph guys (still do) and regardless stock or any aftermarket exhaust the lovely triple always sounded great and is such a hoot to ride.

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