Defected To The Triumph Side

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  1. grey fox

    grey fox New Member

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    After many years on various Aprilias and just getting rid of my V4 Tuono I'm the new owner of a Speed triple 1200RS.

    I have many questions on how to deal with an odd number of cylinders so expect to see me posting lost of random stuff in the near future!

    Not the best start after a disastrous relationship with my local dealer, but expecting a quickie divorce after the first service is done next week...

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    :)
     
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  2. andyc1

    andyc1 Lunarville 7, Airlock 3
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    Welcome to the forum :)
     
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  3. Helmut Visor

    Helmut Visor Only dead fish go with the flow
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    Hi Grey Fox :cool: Gen 1 Mille and ex Gen 2 Tuono owner here, looking for another Gen 2 Tuono R or Factory ;)
     
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  4. grey fox

    grey fox New Member

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    TBH - my 2007 Tuono Factory is the only bike in my long riding history that I wish I had never sold! Good choice…

    I was somewhat impressed that the RS had a carbon front mudguard as I haven’t seen that since the old Tuono.
     
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  5. Dartplayer

    Dartplayer Crème de la Crème

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    Hi Greyfox and welcome to the forum :cool: great ride, enjoy
     
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  6. Lou160487

    Lou160487 Senior Member

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    Welcome
     
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  7. Wessa

    Wessa Cruising

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    Hi and welcome….
     
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  8. David Cooper

    David Cooper Triumph Rocketeer.
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    Hello Grey Fox.

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  9. littleade

    littleade The only sane one here
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    Welcome in Grey Fox, enjoy the forum;)
     
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  10. Bikerman

    Bikerman Crème de la Crème
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    Hello.gif Grey Fox and welcome2a - Copy (2).gif to the forum from Lincolnshire.
    Enjoy that Speed Triple, and the forum too.
     
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  11. blagi

    blagi New Member

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    Hi!
    obviously I'm not the only one who changed tuono v4 for speed 1200 rs
    I also had, tuono gen2, rsv 2001, and pegaso 650.
    Now, beside my new speed 1200 rs, I have also aprilia mana 850 as my daily commuter
     
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  12. blagi

    blagi New Member

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    Hi!
    obviously I'm not the only one who changed tuono v4 for speed 1200 rs
    I also had, tuono gen2, rsv 2001, and pegaso 650.
    Now, beside my new speed 1200 rs, I have also aprilia mana 850 as my daily commuter
     
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  13. joe mc donald

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    Welcome to the family. Very nice steed indeed. The inmates here in the asylum do love black bikes one of the favourite colours that black steed.
    Joe
     
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  14. Sandi T

    Sandi T It's ride o'clock somewhere!
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    Greetings, grey fox, and welcome to the forum from a fellow Speed Triple owner (mine's a 2019 RS). That's a beautiful looking bike. I love the character of the triple and hope you do, too. I also hope you enjoy the forum. Lots of friendly and helpful folks here. :)
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  15. Tigcraft

    Tigcraft Not Well Known Member
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    Welcome in to the madhouse
     
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  16. Dawsy

    Dawsy Cumbrian half-wit
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    Welcome to the forum Grey Fox. :grinning:
    Why was it a bad experience?
     
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  17. Bmwjay1000rr

    Bmwjay1000rr New Member

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    Nice........one thing I've noticed how come on the matt sliver you have protection under the rear cowl but on the sapphire black you get nothing..........makes me think I should get some ppf film under there because black looks awful when pitted with stones.....
     
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  18. Tiglet

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    Hello and welcome to the forum :)
     
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  19. Bmwjay1000rr

    Bmwjay1000rr New Member

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    Can we ask what dealer? Like me I had a sh#t start too......
     
  20. grey fox

    grey fox New Member

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    I'm not going to name the dealer (just yet) as I'm going to see how it goes for the first service this week.

    But, essentially, I ordered it end of March, between then and now the communication has been poor at best, and totally incorrect at worst. It feels like they got rid of a lot of their staff when the lockdown happened and they kept the rubbish ones to keep ticking over.

    Apparently (according to the dealer) half of this was because Triumph weren't giving dealers any information because the bikes were delayed in delivery from Asia. But, the dealer let me down in the way that he handled it, in the p/ex, getting it registered, his general attitude etc, etc. From some of the conversations that he was having on the phone while I was waiting, I wasn't the only person that wasn't in a happy place with them!
     

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