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Old 08-18-2010, 06:41 PM   #16
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I need a sporty naked bike for the stable. Something like this, or maybe a Monster. I've looked at Sv650s too, but they're so....common.

You folks with seat complaints would do well to contact Alaskan Leathers - you can find a discount in the Vendor section. Nothing beats a sheepskin for comfort. Cooler in the summer, warmer in the winter; they're magic I tell you!
Hey Kevin!

My little trip last weekend was made much more tolerable with the Alaskan Leather butt pad. I wouldn't road trip without it...even on a Sargent. It just makes such a comfort difference.
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Old 08-18-2010, 06:51 PM   #17
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I've got an expandable tail bag on mine and use it for grocery shopping. Can cram two full bags of groceries into the bag.
What tail bag do you have that expands to fit two grocery bags?
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Old 08-18-2010, 07:13 PM   #18
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don't forget a slip on for the exhaust. not alot of performance, but oh does that Triple Sing!!! That was the main reason I got the Triumph performance slip on on my Sprint ST. I just love the sound.
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Old 08-19-2010, 08:44 AM   #19
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What tail bag do you have that expands to fit two grocery bags?
I use a Nelson-Rigg CL-150. It can hold a couple grocery bags. It expands about 4 inches taller when you unzip it. Here's a pic of it on the bike.

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Old 08-19-2010, 09:52 AM   #20
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got one too

I came to the street triple after a long line of bikes and its very, very good.

However, I made the mistake of getting the standard version and then demoing a R. The latters suspension and brakes makes it a no brainer (it did when it first came out as there was only a 400 difference, its now nearly double that).

As it cost too much to change and my stock one had a lot of farkles on it (including the low boy arrow) I kept it (and its black).

Recently have upgraded to the daytona forks and a maxton shock, which gives me the improved brakes of the R with arguably better suspension.

Will have mine for 2 years this September (it was a late 40th present) and can find no good reason to change. I love the fact that I can see myself in the headlamps bowls using the clutch and brake levers.

Downside as Julia has mentioned is the windblast. It would be great to have a easily detachable half fairing and abs as options. Still love it though.
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Old 08-19-2010, 10:20 PM   #21
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i'm seriously considering this after test riding the new ducati monster 796 and realizing my bmw f650cs is not really motorcycling. being 6'2", is the triple really a small thang?
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Old 08-20-2010, 06:18 AM   #22
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i'm seriously considering this after test riding the new ducati monster 796 and realizing my bmw f650cs is not really motorcycling. being 6'2", is the triple really a small thang?
Might be tight on your knees. A Speed Triple may fit you better. You'd need to sit on each to know for sure.
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Old 08-20-2010, 07:36 AM   #23
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Strip-R owner checking-in. I got my 2010 in December 09 and have put over 9000 miles on it. Fantastic bike. I traded in my Tiger 1050 for it.

It's nice to see a Street Triple thread. Mine's got:

SW-Motech Center Stand
SW-Motech rear rack w/Givi V46 topbox
SW-Motech RAM balls for Zumo & iPhone mounts
TechSpec tank pads
Powerlet outlet on the RH-side plastic radiator cover
Oxford heated grips
Triumph flyscreen/visor (removed till winter comes)
Triumph tank bag
Pirelli Angel ST tires
Triumph hugger (which is now cracked and in need of replacement)
Helmet Guardian license plate helmet locks
Widder vest hook-up

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Old 08-20-2010, 08:47 AM   #24
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What tail bag do you have that expands to fit two grocery bags?
This one. Now if your two grocery bags are really bulging, it might not work.
http://www.newenough.com/parts/lugga..._tail_bag.html

There's also a larger one by Cortech. I like the small one.
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Old 08-20-2010, 09:19 PM   #25
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i'm seriously considering this after test riding the new ducati monster 796 and realizing my bmw f650cs is not really motorcycling. being 6'2", is the triple really a small thang?
I'm 6'2". Its OK. I think I'll lower the pegs to give my knees a break, though.
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Old 08-20-2010, 11:51 PM   #26
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I've been thinking about buying a Striple but lack of luggage capacity is a deterrent. The tail bags shown so far in this thread seem a bit lacking for a multi-day trip even with a good sized tank bag. Has anyone managed to fit panniers of any kind?

I realise that touring is not what the bike is about but I can only afford and only have space for one bike so I have to make it do everything. My F650GS has been faultless but after 5 years, 57,000 kms I'm getting restless. You know how that is.

A friend in his 80s owned a Striple for a while and he loved it and only sold it to raise money for another project.

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Old 08-21-2010, 09:08 AM   #27
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Tourtech has a new street line of products and they show their sidecases fitted on the streetie. I'll see if I can dig up a link.

Here we go:

http://www.streetline-usa.com/Store/...-Street-Triple
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Old 08-21-2010, 10:15 PM   #28
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queenpdog, thanks for the link. I'll follow up to see how much more expensive that kit is Australia.

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Old 08-22-2010, 09:50 AM   #29
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luggage

Here are some more options:


1. Baglux/ bagster tank cover and bag
pro
1. Protects the tank (black paint is very soft)
2. A variety of different bags to suit day tripping, etc

Cons
1. bloody expensive

2. Ventura
Pros
1. Dedicated rack for the bike and can fit a variety of luggage
2. Will keep the rain off your back

Cons
1. As above

3. Arrow system / Fresco low boy with any old soft luggage (this is tongue in check as it involves a whole new system with arrow low boy, or an import from Europe)

Pro
1. Sounds great
2. Allows a variety of luggage

Cons
1. Expensive

However, there maybe some people in Aus who do a cut down low exhaust system which will help with the lugguage options.

Also ask on street-triple.co.uk as there are a number of Australian owners.

Finally a link to a review from a chap in NZ.

http://geoffjames.blogspot.com/2010/...revisited.html


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Old 08-22-2010, 04:09 PM   #30
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This thread shows a Speed Triple with some home made racks and Caribou cases. I'm not apt to spend $1500 on a pannier system, and would more likely to this route. Pretty nicely done, if you ask me.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...d+triple+cases
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