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PostSubject: My ride this summer   My ride this summer Icon_minitimeWed Sep 24, 2014 12:46 am

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Update - 2000 miles now since July. Took off the passenger pegs. Friends say it needs a tail tidy . Probably does. I've been trying to ride the corners harder than the straights as the Supercorsas are fairly soft - they have worn fairly evenly. The front appears to be wearing faster than the rear, unusual for me. The light handling of this Triumph makes you a better rider than you really are, I suspect ! As I get older I do find bike weight an issue, particularly pushing around my drive. I love the triple engine and have redlined but mostly ride up to about 10k rpm max. The Arrow can would be a nice upgrade but I'm happy with the snarl of the stocker at the moment. The suspension set up gave me a headache as I was feeling the bumps pretty bad at first. Then on a forum I learned that keeping things pretty hard but rolling off most of the rear compression damping made for a great road bike compromise. A lot of owners race these machines but I have my local routes and find it a great road bike. I try not to go mental but it's a good way to beat the old age crisis. I become an official OAP soon (boohoo) Mrs. B wants me to have another Intruder. I'd like one, particularly for riding pillion but it would have to be as well cos I love the Trumpet! My 1250 is going well, faster than the 675 in lower gears and good in the wet but not as much fun. Probably won't use the Daytona so much until next season now.
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PostSubject: Re: My ride this summer   My ride this summer Icon_minitimeWed Sep 24, 2014 6:18 pm

Very nice bike John  My ride this summer 102087026 I was looking at the Street Triple in Youles the other week, nice! pegs were to high for my old knee's though.
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Set of ape hangers and a sissy bar and it would be looking good  hyst
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Lovely My ride this summer 428386 bike John
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PostSubject: Re: My ride this summer   My ride this summer Icon_minitimeThu Sep 25, 2014 12:09 am

simbo wrote:
Very nice bike John  My ride this summer 102087026 I was looking at the Street Triple in Youles the other week, nice! pegs were to high for my old knee's though.
Street is a nice bike. Had a ride back to back with mine. Street is more suited to UK roads I'm sure but I found it a bit bouncy. Sports bikes are all a bit more focussed so we don't expect too much comfort wise! I think the new nakeds from Yam are going to give Triumph a run for their money.
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Stunning Blues, have you got triumphs patent slipper clutch on that? test drove the new one about 4 months back and if felt like pulling silk over a woman with a hollywood  Dreamy
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PostSubject: Re: My ride this summer   My ride this summer Icon_minitimeThu Sep 25, 2014 8:43 pm

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Stunning Blues, have you got triumphs patent slipper clutch on that? test drove the new one about 4 months back and if felt like pulling silk over a woman with a hollywood  Dreamy
Yeah, slipper clutch. I liked the gear changes on my Gixxer (2012) but the Triumph is far slicker. The clutch feels lighter than any bike I've ridden. It's hard to ride it badly although I lost the back end just a touch last week changing from 2nd down to 1st at about 10k revs! The 675R is even better I believe especially on the track but for road riding, the 675 is probably all you need. Funnily enough it was Suzuki that led me to Triumph....our local dealer's sales manager rides a Bonneville America.  I was looking to buying another Gixxer off him but his raving about Triumph's success in the last few years got me thinking so off I went for a test ride on the Daytona. Hmmm, I think he talked himself out of a sale there! Mind you probably would not have bought it had I not been offered a massive £1k off list price. Suzuki deals are usually hard to beat, especially at the moment.
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