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Discussion in 'Speed Triple' started by MrTriple, Mar 31, 2018.

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  1. Matthew Upshall

    Matthew Upshall Well-Known Member

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    As painful as it was I stuck to the manufacturers recommendations on my R. It hasn’t used a drop of oil since its last service even though it gets a hard time on most rides.
     
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  2. MrTriple

    MrTriple Senior Member

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    ...and painful it is!

    I've had similar past experiences with only tiny top-ups required on the oil front. I don't disagree with being a bit braver (the manual describes avoiding full throttle and labouring the engine, where the tank sticker and electronic running in guide, suggest a much more rigorous routine.

    My son and I debated the hard running-in technique (which makes me wince). I watched some clips on YouTube about a track school that always run their bikes in like this for maximum engine performance (optimises the way the piston rings wear or something). Getting this done during the first 20 miles was said to be the key...which is fine for the track, but on new tyres, with busy traffic and speed limits, I can't see that it's an option for normal people ;)
     
  3. Rtasker

    Rtasker New Member

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    I too am trying to do what the sticker on the tank says. Sticking to 3500 rpm for the first 100 miles required a lot of attention. Like you say, being able to go up to 5000 transforms the bike. I have another 25 miles to do and I get rewarded with another 1000rpm, taking it up to a 6000rpm limit.

    But I am loving the bike. Handling is great, and so is the quickshifter. I wondered whether this would add anything to the experience off track, but it definitely does.
     
  4. MrTriple

    MrTriple Senior Member

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    3500 rpm was near impossible, but what a reward getting to 5000 was :p

    At least it adds a degree of excitement and anticipation to the running in process. Have you ditched the tank sticker and switched 'Running In Mode' on?
     
  5. Rtasker

    Rtasker New Member

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    At least it adds a degree of excitement and anticipation to the running in process. Have you ditched the tank sticker and switched 'Running In Mode' on?[/QUOTE]

    It does: like riding a scooter on a dual carriageway while trying to read a map, at times.

    The dealer set running in mode on, and I'm using that, while using the tank sticker to remind me when my next reward is due.
     
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  6. Chester Monty

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    #106 Chester Monty, Apr 16, 2018
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    I pick mine up on Friday!!!
    Can I ask who you have insurance with, my current provider won't cover me because the bike isn't on their system!
     
  7. tcbandituk

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    I checked with Triumph Insurance and my current insurers Aviva (via CIA brokers)
    Both recognised the bike.
    Triumph Insurance were expensive though!
     
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  8. MrTriple

    MrTriple Senior Member

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    I paid £282 with Hastings for the R - but they refused to insure the RS; it's listed on their system, but they still declined.

    I worked through quotes from as high as £1580 (Bikesure), £980 (Carole Nash) and £725 (Triumph Insurance...which is through Adrian Flux).

    The best I could find was Liverpool Victoria (LV) who were refreshingly helpful to talk to. I'm still paying more than I should be at £563, but in the end, felt relieved that I could even insure the RS :confused:

    In comparison, I got quotes on an S1000RR and MT-10 SP for around £320.

    Carole Nash told me that "the RS was a very new and powerful bike, with some extras over last year's model like a belly pan and some carbon. Also, the quick shifter could result in my riding at very high revs and at speed, so the premium has to reflect this." :sob::mad:


    All this will sort itself out over the next weeks/months as the rate tables settle down. Next renewal might be OK then!

    PS. Enjoy your picking-up-your-new-bike experience :heart_eyes:
     
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  9. Bad Billy

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    I hope you pointed out that the S1000RR has a quick shifter/shift assist!!
     
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  10. MrTriple

    MrTriple Senior Member

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    Yes - and the RR has 160 bhp like the MT-10. They didn't want to know at all - the RS belly pan (which is the same as the R belly pan) together with the carbon that they moved from the tank sides to the side cowls obviously tips it over the edge :expressionless:
     
  11. Bad Billy

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    Yeah, had similar buffoonery when I changed from 675R to 765RS last year ... they are frightened of anything new as they can't gauge risk until they have a claims history on a model.
     
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  12. Chester Monty

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    I'm only paying £100 for my 2016 s with Hastings, but they won't touch me until the bike is on their system.
     
  13. MrTriple

    MrTriple Senior Member

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    So Carole Nash are right - you're paying £100 because the S has no belly pan and no carbon :joy:
     
  14. Tony Rokins

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    I'm with Carole Nash, mostly because I had renewed at the start of March with my 2011 Speedy. They covered me, though the premium increased from £220 to £465...
    Loving the bike though. Now have just under 300 miles on, looking forward to being to wind it up to 6k....
    T
     
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  15. MrTriple

    MrTriple Senior Member

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    I'm sure you didn't figure on needing to double the premium o_O

    My renewal fell 10 days after picking the RS up. After several calls, Hastings (to their credit) did agree to do a change of bike and covered me free of charge, with a manual cover note until the policy expired.

    The insurance has been the only negative with this bike - but at least it feels worth paying the extra for...and mini-summer (maybe our entire summer) should arrive for the weekend. Got to improve on my 115 miles :blush:
     
  16. tcbandituk

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    I was lucky with my insurance, in that they only charged £49 extra, as it's only got 3 months left to run.
    Hopefully it'll have settled down a bit by renewal time and be a reasonable amount.....
     
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  17. Chester Monty

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    Who are you with?
     
  18. Chester Monty

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    To be fair Hastings have been good, because they can't insure me they aren't going to charge me an admin fee to cancel so will end up getting most of my money back.
     
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  20. Chester Monty

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    Thanks.... LV gave me a good quote until I added the quickshifter, and it went up by £100!!!
     
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