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Old 09 February 2008, 13:24   #1
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Triumph 675 Street Triple

Any of the bikers out there had a ride on one yet? I've just ordered one & been quoted September delivery - it's gonna be a long summer
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Old 09 February 2008, 13:36   #2
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Good for you.

I am not into bikes as such but I do admire nice bits of engineering. A while ago there were a load of bikers meeting up at the seafront. all sorts of bike but one really stood out as being nicer and different to the rest. I thought maybe it was a Ducatti or similar but when I got closer it was a Triumph like yours - WOW was most people's reaction!!!
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WOW was most people's reaction!!!
dat wazunt de reakshun i gott wen i ad a triumf

itt waz OI YEW BASTUD. yoov lefft a gobb ov oyl onn mi fkin dryve

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Old 09 February 2008, 15:44   #4
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Thats a long time for delivery . Are they very popular and in short supply or not in full production yet ??

Nice bike , Not sure I have seen one yet other than MCN pictures etc . I presume you have had a test ride on one ??
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Thats a long time for delivery . Are they very popular and in short supply or not in full production yet ??

Nice bike , Not sure I have seen one yet other than MCN pictures etc . I presume you have had a test ride on one ??
Ian,

yes it is a long time for delivery - they seem to have got everything right on this bike & the great reviews in the press have created a massive demand that the factory just can't meet. & yes I've had a test & yes it's as good as the press say. I've been away from bikes for too many years & I cant believe the strides that have been made. I always had a soft spot for triples & my old Laverda Jota (the mad bastard one with the 180 degree crank) still lives in my soul but this is just soo sweet

Thanks codders - makes you proud to have a home made product I only hope thay still have the "made in England" legend on the frame like the old ones.

Talking of the old ones - gARF i also had an oil-on-the-floor model like yours when i was a nipper..
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Old 09 February 2008, 17:12   #6
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the sport version was good , only fault was oil usage when it was running in and some owners ran them too low . so keep an eye on the oil to begin with , although I would hope the dealer will tell you if its still an issue .
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the sport version was good , only fault was oil usage when it was running in and some owners ran them too low . so keep an eye on the oil to begin with , although I would hope the dealer will tell you if its still an issue .
Yes Ian I have read about this. There appear to be potential problems with excess oil consumption on this engine & the larger triples. Bike magazine recently blew up a Tiger after they didn't keep an eye on the oil level. Triumph deny any problems & say this consumption is normal...

There was an interesting debate in one of the bike magazines regarding oil consumption. If I remember right some manufacturers recommend using poorer quality oil during the running in period. I think it was Yamaha who suffered engine problems with one version of press bike R1's which were not run in on poorer quality stuff. I have to admit that it was above my head but perhaps some of the engineers on this site could comment.

Anyway I shall be checking the oil level on a very regular basis
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i know lost of bike engines like to be run in on a cheaper oil , it allows the engine to bed in properly .
My Aprilia V twin used a little oil untill it had done over 10k miles . I ran that on semi synthetic oil . owners using full synthetic reported considerably more oil usage .
KTM Iam sure used to recomend running in on semi synt oil
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The claim is that on high quality synthetics the film strength is so high that the bores & rings don't wear enough to bed the rings in. So by using a mineral oil for the running in period, enough wear occurs to bed the rings in properly, at which point you can switch to a synthetic. There is also a claim that on a pushrod motor you should run the cam using mineral as well.
I'm unsure whether these are actual truth, or just urban myths - and don't/didn't feel brave enough to test out on my motors.
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