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Offline stevebst675

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Possible return to STR ownership
on: May 29, 2020, 04:40:21 PM
It's been 2.5 years since I px'd my STR.

Since then I've had loads of bikes and right now I'm on a CB1100 2013. I love the retro looks and smooth engine.
However, the good news is that now my wife has her full licence and her own bike, I can have something that combines our more sedate cruising rides (which I still love) as well as even more spirited weekend rides and on a bike that weighs the best part of 50kgs less.  :002:


I've seen a STR for sale locally at a dealer and so next week I'm going to view it.
I've even put down a refundable holding deposit.

Watch this space.


 
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Re: Possible return to STR ownership
Reply #1 on: May 29, 2020, 04:42:10 PM
Good man just DO IT  :001:

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Re: Possible return to STR ownership
Reply #2 on: May 29, 2020, 05:29:29 PM
Agreed! Test a 2020 RS at the same time though and see how the two compare with each other and your memory of your original bike.

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Re: Possible return to STR ownership
Reply #3 on: May 29, 2020, 05:53:12 PM
*Originally Posted by OuzoStreet [+]
Agreed! Test a 2020 RS at the same time though and see how the two compare with each other and your memory of your original bike.

I test rode a 2017 RS when they first came out and that was when I have my previous STR.
To me it wasn't enough of a difference for me to outlay the huge amount of cash that was needed.

To be fair, I prefer bikes more with less gizmo's on them. The 2010 STR I've seen is basic.
Turn the key and ride.  :001:
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Re: Possible return to STR ownership
Reply #4 on: May 29, 2020, 05:58:22 PM
Same here. If the engine had been a bit more grunty like one in the XSR900/MT09 I think I'd have sold both my bikes and gone for it. I loved the brakes and handling, but I'd rather have less top end power and more bottom and and midrange fun these days (says the person with a rather peaky 2005 ZX10r - ahem!). I'd quite like to try a 2020 bike and see how the retune feels compared to the 2017 version.

Hope the 2010 bike is as advertised and doesn't have any issues to address   :002:

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Re: Possible return to STR ownership
Reply #5 on: May 29, 2020, 06:31:47 PM
I hope the bike is good. They are a Triumph specialist and they will MOT it and do what is needed prior to the sale. They also offer extended 12 months warranty which I may well take if all goes ahead.
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Re: Possible return to STR ownership
Reply #6 on: May 29, 2020, 06:44:03 PM
If you can, I'd take a multimeter and measure the voltage at the battery at tickover (or 2k rpm). Don't know if that will look daft, but I've read so many threads on here recently about stator and other charging related issues, I think it's worth doing, even if they give you a funny look  :002: Should be 14v plus or minus 0.5 volts. Mine puts out 13.6 volts and has one burnt coil in the stator. I'm guessing it was like it when the reg/rec recall was done but I didn't think to check before hand so they wouldn't change the stator or even offer me a discount after the fact.

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Re: Possible return to STR ownership
Reply #7 on: June 02, 2020, 06:41:34 AM
One thing stands out to me in that Street Triple values, especially the earlier 07-12 bikes, are increasing in value?
13-17 bikes are stabilising/rising too.  :005:

I wish I'd not px'd my 2012 Diablo Red STR now.... :003:

I feel like I'm somehow losing out buying an even older 2010 STR with 18k miles on it.
It's not quite a done deal yet though....

Anyone else agree with the above?
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Re: Possible return to STR ownership
Reply #8 on: June 02, 2020, 10:40:25 AM
*Originally Posted by stevebst675 [+]
One thing stands out to me in that Street Triple values, especially the earlier 07-12 bikes, are increasing in value?
13-17 bikes are stabilising/rising too.  :005:

I wish I'd not px'd my 2012 Diablo Red STR now.... :003:

I feel like I'm somehow losing out buying an even older 2010 STR with 18k miles on it.
It's not quite a done deal yet though....

Anyone else agree with the above?

I wouldn't specifically agree or disagree with your assessment, but ....... used bike prices DO vary significantly and for a range of reasons so I think it's difficult to assess when prices 'across the piece' can be defined as rising/stable, etc. 

I think it's fair to say that almost ANY specific make/model of bike will command a good price if it's in good nick and got a good history.  Heck, you can even see prices of things like, OH, I dunno ..... a Honda CB 200 (not exactly the most exciting, exotic or desirable machine) reach ridiculous levels.  And I strongly suspect this could be proven true of almost anything - there will be exceptions, of course (GPz305 anyone?) but as a general rule, if it's good it will be worth good money to somebody that REALLY wants one!

The one thing you say that I would NEVER argue with is that you regret px'ing the 2012 STR!!  But a 2010's got the right headlamps        (:008:)    so you're not really losing out by getting back in to the older version now!   :028:


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Re: Possible return to STR ownership
Reply #9 on: June 02, 2020, 11:42:22 AM
I appreciate values vary between types and age. I suppose people review price’s of a model they are looking at and determine for themselves what is a fair price or not.

Anyway, if I do get the 2010 bike I have a dilemma.
Aftermarket twin pipes for the great looks but with the caveat of a hot arse! :062:
Low boy 3-1 For weight saving and a cooler arse but not as good looking.  :006:
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