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Awesome. The R version is by all accounts money well spent.
post #4142 of 4526
Sweet Triumph Boston; deets?
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Originally Posted by Pennglock View Post

Awesome. The R version is by all accounts money well spent.
Big time, nice pick up
post #4144 of 4526
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Originally Posted by BostonHedonist View Post
 

This winter has been one of the more disheartening I can remember. So I bought myself a little pick me up for my birthday. Decision made.

 

Haven't taken her home yet and all her fancy clothes are still on order, but here's my new girl, getting prepped in the shop: 

 

 

 

Even though I hate those "new" lights, it is still a sweet ass bike

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Sweet Triumph Boston; deets?

Well what's to say...

 

It's a 2014 Triumph Street Triple R. 105 BHP @ 11,850RPM and 68NM torque at 9,750RPM. The most perfectly linear power band of any middleweight, adjustable Ohlin's suspension, Brembo brakes w/ABS and a dry weight of 368lbs. She'll be a fully dressed, white sport standard with a seat cowl, belly pan and fly screen, sporting red accents in the gear actuator and rear axle bobbins and protected by Triumph axle and frame sliders, a Rizoma crankcase guard and an R&G alternator cover.

 

She's a bit more nimble than my cuiser:

 

And perhaps a bit more stylish:

 

 

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Even though I hate those "new" lights, it is still a sweet ass bike

 

Round lights are outdated. Welcome to big lights with sharp angles that paint the road with usable light.


Edited by BostonHedonist - 2/21/14 at 9:17pm
post #4146 of 4526
Rizoma bits are sweeeeeeet, but good lawd they're a lot of money!eek.gif
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No kidding! But most of the protective pieces at least use replaceable pucks. Most sliders get completely wrecked from a single use
post #4148 of 4526
After an ultrasonic carb clean and one bottle of forte carb cleaner, with some coaxing, she has sprung to life after three years of neglect by the previous owner.

Quite giddy about it all, panicked slightly when she was leaking gas, but it turned out to be an ill fitting fuel hose. Changed all of them out and now she runs at the push of a button.

Now to be patient for a week until the insurance kicks in. In the meantime I'll check breaking fluid, tires and all the other stuff. But getting her running was the most important part smile.gif
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After an ultrasonic carb clean and one bottle of forte carb cleaner, with some coaxing, she has sprung to life after three years of neglect by the previous owner.

Quite giddy about it all, panicked slightly when she was leaking gas, but it turned out to be an ill fitting fuel hose. Changed all of them out and now she runs at the push of a button.

Now to be patient for a week until the insurance kicks in. In the meantime I'll check breaking fluid, tires and all the other stuff. But getting her running was the most important part smile.gif
Which bike?
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Which bike?

1982 Suzuki gsx 400 f in gold. The previous owner passed away 3 years ago, so it was all gummed up when I bought it in December. Still some work to do (clip ons, new exhaust pipes as these have rust holes, changing oil &filter and basic maintenance. It's my first bike so I want to get this right before I start putting on miles..
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1982 Suzuki gsx 400 f in gold. The previous owner passed away 3 years ago, so it was all gummed up when I bought it in December. Still some work to do (clip ons, new exhaust pipes as these have rust holes, changing oil &filter and basic maintenance. It's my first bike so I want to get this right before I start putting on miles..

 

Pics?

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I'll shoot some this weekend, no garage where I live.
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my 2013 cb500f just got in, took it for a spin around the block.  first bike, first real ride.  I started feeling like I was going a lot faster than I actually was, went onto a semi-busy road for a little, guy was riding my ass, realized i was only doing 30 in a 45, it was nuts.  it almost felt like i was hauling it for that kind of road.  Anyone else notice this when they first started riding?

 

I hope this is normal.

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The 500f looks pretty awesome, rode the cbr250 for my rider's course. I'd love to get the 500f for my first bike but there's not a ton of used ones floating around. Also, post pics!
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Originally Posted by dohare View Post

my 2013 cb500f just got in, took it for a spin around the block.  first bike, first real ride.  I started feeling like I was going a lot faster than I actually was, went onto a semi-busy road for a little, guy was riding my ass, realized i was only doing 30 in a 45, it was nuts.  it almost felt like i was hauling it for that kind of road.  Anyone else notice this when they first started riding?

I hope this is normal.


I usually have the opposite feeling.
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