Am I Mad?

Discussion in 'Newbies Hangout' started by Mnbrennan, Oct 21, 2019.

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  1. Mnbrennan

    Mnbrennan Member

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    Thanks Callumity

    I've already read that and other books, have watched lots of YouTube etc. I know I'll need to be careful on the old throttle and like to think I have the judgement to get into it progressively.

    Time will tell I guess!
     
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  2. neilb

    neilb Active Member

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    Welcome to the forum, Martin. An excellent choice of bike; I picked up my first ST R, of 2016 vintage, a few weeks back and love it. As others have said, go easy on the throttle and learn to identify all potential road hazards. The motor offers a lovely linear power delivery with no sudden “power band hits”, but the torque is enormous in any gear....so just be nice and gentle on the throttle until you are more experienced (and wise). Enjoy!
     
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  3. Callumity

    Callumity Elite Member

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    Good on you. I just know I still occasionally need to throttle back with half the oomph at the handlebar and twice the years. Experience takes time to accumulate while wisdom can depart in seconds!
     
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  4. Tiglet

    Tiglet Vintage Member

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    Hello Martin and welcome to the forum :)
     
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  5. Baben

    Baben Active Member

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    Welcome to the wonderful world of bikes in general and this mad house in particular. My only advice would be trust your tyres - they tend to be better than most riders. You can tighten up in a bend to a ridiculous angle of lean and they won't let go - there are hero blobs on your footpegs for a reason. Oh, and this does not apply in the presence of diesel.
     
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  6. Winglad

    Winglad Crème de la Crème

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    Wilkommen from Teutonia, mate!

    There‘s one thing, I thought about while reading your introduction: in almost all the shitty situations I got myself into on a motorcycle or fast car, beforehand there was a little voice in the back of my head, which I ignored...
    So: Don‘t ignore it!

    Have great fun on your new beauty!

    Cheers, Daniel
     
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  7. Morgan83

    Morgan83 New Member

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    53 and on the same path here...
     
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  8. Arnie

    Arnie Active Member

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    Not mad at all, I started riding again 10 years ago after a long break, took my CBT followed straight away by my big bike license. Two weeks before my test I bought a 2000 S3 955i. Took a little while to get used to but it was great, now have a 2011 Speedmaster. Love triumphs!
     
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  9. VMartin

    VMartin New Member

     
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  10. VMartin

    VMartin New Member

    That is quite a step up in performance! Try to keep the added power from becoming to intoxicating. As for the cans, try to not irritate your neighbors and cage drivers. Remember it is not "us against them." We need to be ambassadors on occasion. Those cages are bigger than us.
     
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  11. Mnbrennan

    Mnbrennan Member

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    I've done my first day of the DAS on a Suzuki Gladius 650.

    Really good to ride, and found a bigger bike much easier to control doing the slow riding

    Martin
     
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  12. AustinMilbarge

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    Welcome to the group! Love to see another Street Triple join. Look at that exhaust!!! Yowie Wowie!
     
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  13. Mnbrennan

    Mnbrennan Member

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    I passed my Mod 1 today! :party:
     
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  14. Bad Billy

    Bad Billy Baddest Member

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    Erm! Sorry to be pedantic but didn't you just crash the Sprint? ;)
     
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  15. Bad Billy

    Bad Billy Baddest Member

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    Well done :party:, kiss goodbye to all your spare cash now :p
     
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  16. Mnbrennan

    Mnbrennan Member

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    Most of it used to go on cars, so I'll have even less now!
     
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  17. Wessa

    Wessa Cruising

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    Well done mate.....
     
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  18. Mnbrennan

    Mnbrennan Member

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    I had the mod 2 today and passed with 2 riding faults. Very happy with that result, so I went straight from the instructors to the dealer to get my Street Triple R. Its not intimidating at all, I love it ! IMG_20191107_150639.jpg
     
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  19. stollydriver

    stollydriver Elite Member

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    You do know - you cant plough with that bike. All the best mate...
     
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  20. MadMrB

    MadMrB Elite Member

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    Congratulations! :party::cool:

    Street Triple is a fantastic bike, and yours looks like a great example. Enjoy and ride safe :)
     
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