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Featured 1500 Miles On My 2019 Speed Rs

Discussion in 'Speed Triple' started by Allan Engel, Oct 22, 2018.

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  1. Allan Engel

    Allan Engel Well-Known Member

    Sep 16, 2018
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    For some reason the latest itineration of the Speed Triple is referred to as a 2019 model on this side of the pond. I now have 1500+ miles on the clocks with zero issues. Triumph accessories continue to be a pain to access here in the states. I was able to secure some pieces from a friend in the UK; heated grips, LED indicators, fly screen, tank pad.... . I added a quick-release tank bag + Hepco-Becker sport rack & tail bag. I am thoroughly enjoying every mile. The bike suffers in performance only because we live at 6,000+ feet elevation. For me, and my 'advanced' years it has more than enough power. A little bit of video "breaking in" the RS properly on a pleasant bit of macadam near home;
    I apologize for my taste in music beforehand. And, as this is my very first Triumph, I love the enthusiasm for all things Triumph on this forum. L1100009.JPG P9260008.JPG
     
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  2. Dougie D

    Dougie D Crème de la Crème

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    welcome Allan,great bike and a lovely bit of road,which camera do you use?
     
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  3. dilligaf

    dilligaf GRRRRRR
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    Lovely video :)
    But yeah....shite music :p
     
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  4. Allan Engel

    Allan Engel Well-Known Member

    Sep 16, 2018
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    The camera is a Revl-Arc. It's a neat bit of kit in that the camera always maintains a vertical orientation regardless of the leaning of the bike. The video quality is good. It isn't big but I wouldn't mount it on a helmet. I normally use a Drift Ghost. I enjoy shooting/editing video, I'm just not good at it.
     
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  5. Allan Engel

    Allan Engel Well-Known Member

    Sep 16, 2018
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    Always looking for suggestions. No hard rock or grunge.
     
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  6. Col_C

    Col_C I can't re...Member
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    Welcome in Alan, nice video.
    John Denver perhaps? ;):grinning:

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  7. David Cooper

    David Cooper Rocketeer.
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    Hello and welcome to the forum Allan:)
     
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  8. dilligaf

    dilligaf GRRRRRR
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    :eek:You mean that other types of music exist :eek: besides hard rock and grunge :rolleyes:
     
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  9. Arno triple

    Arno triple Active Member

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    Hello Allan,
    What a superb road!! Wish we had that here in holland! And nice recording too (with volume set to zero )
     
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  10. Vulpes

    Vulpes Elite Member

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    Welcome in mate, gorgeous roads - reminiscent of the ones around Bryce Canyon and Zion. Did those in a car, wishing I had a bike handy!
     
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  11. Allan Engel

    Allan Engel Well-Known Member

    Sep 16, 2018
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    I warned you.
     
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  12. Bg357

    Bg357 Member

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    Have the same bike and love riding it, I've done about the same miles and think it's probably the best bike I've owned because it can be used in so many ways. Fast slow cruise thrash all excellent!
     
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  13. newcomer

    newcomer Active Member

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    Welcone. Great ride and I LOVE the music.:)
     
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  14. steve lovatt

    steve lovatt Something else
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    Hi and welcome - I'll pass on the music thanks! :cool:
     
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  15. Wessa

    Wessa Cruising
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    Hi and welcome, music - it has all been said before....
    Wessa
     
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  16. manbitescat

    manbitescat Well-Known Member

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    '..The bike suffers in performance only because we live at 6,000+ feet elevation...' I was in Denver last month and we took a trip up into the mountains. I suffered in performance too...there's no bloody air up there! Love the bike...
     
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  17. Hippo-Drones

    Hippo-Drones Noble Member

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    Cracking bike, cracking road and cracking camera angles! :)
     
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  18. Sideburn

    Sideburn Member

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    Awesome bike. Mine should be here in a couple of weeks. When you replaced the indicators did you do anything with the relay for flashing speed with the new LEDs?
     
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  19. Allan Engel

    Allan Engel Well-Known Member

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    The Triumph accessory LED turn indicators are 'plug & play.' The front ones go on in a matter of minutes. The rear indicators take a little longer because you have to split the license plate mount. Everything comes in the kit. You don't need to purchase anything. They are beautifully made + a fair bit cheaper than Rizoma's.
     
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  20. Sideburn

    Sideburn Member

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    Thanks. Yea was thinking Rizoma or OEM. Both look great compared to the hideous excuses for the Xmas bulbs we get in the US.
     
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