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Offline Glynp

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New member
« on: March 24, 2019, 10:16:46 AM »
Hi just got street triple.Beenriding V twins for a few years so just getting used to the triple. Any tips for a newbie.

Offline hotmetal

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Re: New member
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2019, 10:32:39 PM »
Welcome. Not sure what kind of tips you're after, but any questions, just shout. There's lots of info on here, loads of us that have had these bikes for years, and on the whole everyone is pretty cool and helpful. The Street is really so easy to ride at all speeds with that lovely predictable spread of power all the way, you probably don't need any tips about riding it. Here's a couple of things that spring to mind though.
Electrical system and battery seems to be the Achilles heel, being slightly under spec for an all rounder bike. Too many electrical accessories (eg heated grips and satnav?) can draw more than the system likes to support. Also some people have questioned whether engine covers (specifically on the left side) might contribute to the stator/ windings getting too hot.  Weird thing can happen around starting/dash lights which are often resolved by sticking a new battery in even when the original is 'only a couple of years old'. Bear in mind that the headlights illuminate fully when the ignition is on, even when the engine isn't running (unlike most Japanese bikes) so if you turn the ignition on, then fanny about with helmet, gloves, satnav, garage door, chat to your riding buddy about routes, kiss the missus goodbye, tickle the dog etc, it might not start...

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The only V8 I'm likely to own comes in one litre tetrapaks and tastes like celery.

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Offline bucksfizz

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Re: New member
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2019, 10:54:59 PM »
*Originally Posted by hotmetal [+]
Bear in mind that the headlights illuminate fully when the ignition is on, even when the engine isn't running (unlike most Japanese bikes) so if you turn the ignition on, then fanny about with helmet, gloves, satnav, garage door, chat to your riding buddy about routes, kiss the missus goodbye, tickle the dog etc, it might not start...

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The only V8 I'm likely to own comes in one litre tetrapaks and tastes like celery.

Not on my bike, which has been suitably modified such that the headlights illuminate when the starter button is pressed and released.
Just follow these simple instructions courtesy of DEcosse on TriumphRat forum.

Offline lee6r

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Re: New member
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2019, 03:57:05 PM »
 :401:
Do all horses have one horse power? Think about it.........

Offline adiepage

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Re: New member
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2019, 10:18:27 AM »
*Originally Posted by Glynp [+]
Hi just got street triple.Beenriding V twins for a few years so just getting used to the triple. Any tips for a newbie.

Hello Glyn and  :401: to the forum.  You've chosen the best of models and the very best of company - barring the author, of course! :038:

If you've been riding V twins you'll find the ST might lack some of the fabled grunt of the V twin format, but the adrenalin rush from a triple's howl will become quickly addictive.  Tips for a newbie?  Go easy on that right hand until you're entirely familiar with the bike's extensive capabilities!

Seriously, Hotmetal has covered it extremely well - as usual - so you might need to give us a general clue on which areas of ST ownership and riding you'd like information on before we wade in with our collective experience and advice.  There is a wealth of experience on here and it's usually friendly, helpful and freely availabe so - ask away!

In the meantime, be safe and enjoy!

Regards,

Adie

 


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