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Old 07-22-2007, 11:24 PM   #1
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Triumph Sprint ST

It's not a car, but, there's not a motorcycle forum

I picked her up Wednesday. She's got a few beauty marks, but, the beauty of buying a used bike is that I wasn't the one that had to put them on her.

They're a little fuzzy. By the time I got her washed, there wasn't enough light left, and my shutter speed was a little long for not using a tripod. And I was tired, and didn't want to drag it out...

But, anyways, here's my new toy in all her beauty.

A Tornado Red 1999 Triumph Sprint ST. Complete with removable hard bags, a tank bag, and a Corbin "Gunfighter & Lady" seat.







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Old 07-24-2007, 07:45 AM   #2
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Re: Triumph Sprint ST

nice bike, good idea going used, how many miles does it have on it?

i see it has frame sliders on it, are they scuffed on the ends? they didnt fully protect the fairings when the guy put it down?

don't worry, you'll put it down eventually, probably something stupid in a parking lot, or if u lose ur footing just movin the bike in the garage, the sliders really help though
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Old 07-24-2007, 08:32 AM   #3
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Re: Triumph Sprint ST

Thanks, man. It's got 33,000 miles on it. Sounds like a lot, but, for a touring bike, it really ain't.

The frame sliders are scuffed on the right side slightly. It looks more like he rubbed up against something than it looks like he dropped it. If he did drop it, it just fell over off it's side stand.

And I know I'm going to lay it down; it's a heavy pig. Wet, it weighs around 500lbs, and my driveway is gravel.

Even though it's 500lbs, the thing still corners at speed like a dream.

My only dislikes about it is that it IS so heavy; makes it hard turning around in a driveway, and, it sucks riding it around town. It just doesn't like going 15-20mph or less. It just isn't geared for it. It isn't fun to ride until you get it out on an open road.
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Old 07-24-2007, 03:41 PM   #4
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Re: Triumph Sprint ST

that was like my kawasaki zx-6rr...it only liked to be above 8,000rpm

gl w/ the gravel, it's a damn nice looking bike though, i still need to get the seat bolt i broke the head off drilled out of my bike so i can ride it...doh
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Re: Triumph Sprint ST

Nice looking bike. Is that posture comfortable to ride in for extended periods?
I took my fatboy to Vegas and only my ass was sore even after 7 hours in the saddle. I love the cruiser posture... can't imagine being hunched over very long.
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Re: Triumph Sprint ST

that posture is pretty upright...not quite as extreme as the 600's and liter bikes...my bike is pretty upright as well

you basically support your weight w/ your legs...you don't lean on your wrists
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Re: Triumph Sprint ST

Exactly. Any extended period of time leaning on your wrists will knock the hell out of them.

It's really very comfortable. The pegs aren't knocked as far back, and the Corbin seat is extremely comfortable (as long as you don't have anything in your back pockets).

You still lean far more forward than a cruiser style, but, like Fman said, you support your weight with your legs.

I know a lot of people who are big cruiser fans who are always saying "I don't know how you'd ride more than a mile hunched over like that", and when they sit down on it, they always say "this isn't NEAR as bad as I thought it would be".
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Re: Triumph Sprint ST

and seriously...you dont need to be hunched over unless your doin over 120mph...i love when i see squids doin 50mph tucked in as if they were on a track

the wind supports you nicely...over 120mph it gets a little windy not to crouch behind the windscreen
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