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post #6346 of 6944
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

Wait.... Down to a 17? Wtf were you at? I just moved up to a 16t!

Stock sprocket on the 865cc Triumphs is 18T. Most people actually go up a tooth for highway riding.
post #6347 of 6944

Oh wow, I guess they don't rev as high as the SV?

I'm at a 16/44 and 5-6k in 5th is 70-80 mph.

post #6348 of 6944
Got the bike back yesterday and wowza - i didn't think the change would be that noticeable.

Bike seems to want to rev more through first and second and i'm living in that 5-6K band.
post #6349 of 6944

Got caught in the rain today and thought my bike was on fire. 

Realized it was water vapour coming off the radiator. Lulz.

post #6350 of 6944
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

Got caught in the rain today and thought my bike was on fire. 


Realized it was water vapour coming off the radiator. Lulz.

We left town on a cloudless sunny day Friday and got stuck in a 10 minute thunderstorm an hour away from our cabin. Just enough driving rain to soak us to the bone for the rest of the ride. Thanks mother nature..
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post #6352 of 6944
Has anyone rode both the pre- and post-2013 Street Triple models?

I've seen a couple of the 2012 ones for relatively decent (by Canadian standards) prices......
post #6353 of 6944

I thought they changed the gearing and the weight bias a bit as the biggest changes outside of the styling.

post #6354 of 6944
yeah, that's what it seems.

i'm trying to convince a buddy to buy the new Yamaha XSR900...or the RNineT.
post #6355 of 6944

XSR900 is their new naked triple right? Looks amazing.

Honestly, I'd probably be looking to move up to a triple at the end of this year if it wasn't for pesky stuff like loans etc. 

post #6356 of 6944
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Originally Posted by TRINI View Post

i'm trying to convince a buddy to buy the new Yamaha XSR900...or the RNineT.

I haven't ridden either yet, but I'd go for the XSR900. It seems like the RNineT seems a bit like a Ducati - the owners love them but they require a lot of fiddling; the Yamaha just seems like a better-looking FZ-09 with the (fueling) bugs worked out. Yeah, you'd have to play with the suspension, but I expect to do that with anything.
post #6357 of 6944
Man, eBay is so dangerous.

Went on there looking for a new front sprocket cover and ended up with that, a new Triumph pin and a vintage Schott leather jacket.
post #6358 of 6944
Has anybody here installed SS brake lines? I'm getting z-e-r-o pressure. Nothing but bubbles and some spittle of fluid. I ordered a vacuum/pressure bleeder but man I thought this shit would be a breeze.
post #6359 of 6944
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Originally Posted by TRINI View Post

Man, eBay is so dangerous.

Went on there looking for a new front sprocket cover and ended up with that, a new Triumph pin and a vintage Schott leather jacket.

 

Let's see the jacket

post #6360 of 6944
$_57.JPG

Loved the color.
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