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Discussion in 'Street Triple' started by ContactSC, Sep 25, 2018.

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  1. ContactSC

    ContactSC Well-Known Member

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    OK so I just picked up my 765 R from the Triumph shop, having swapped out my Tracer 700 for it and it's akin to going from a family SUV to a supercar! The throttle response is tremendous (even going over bumps in the road makes it blip though, I'll have to watch that) and it feels like it's half the weight of the Tracer. Feels so much smaller, more maneuverable and honestly gives the impression of a thoroughbred champing at the bit and urging to go fast. That's my excuse, anyhow. It's definitely a sportier riding position than the Tracer too, only went about 10 miles back to work and felt the pressure on my wrists (in comparison that is, still nowhere near that of a proper supersports). Can't wait to take it out on a longer ride, long as I don't kill myself doing it.
     
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  2. Sprinter

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    Hi.
     
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  3. Callumity

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    To paraphrase Casey Stoner after Rossi took him out, ‘Don’t let your ambition outstrip your talent!’
    It is invariably easier to get into trouble than out of it......
    But enjoy!
     
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  4. ContactSC

    ContactSC Well-Known Member

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    Haha, don't worry, I have a very healthy dose of fear when riding it, too. I know I'm only an average rider, despite having ridden for a long time.
     
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  5. ContactSC

    ContactSC Well-Known Member

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    Um, hi back?
     
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  6. David Cooper

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    Hello and welcome to the forum

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  7. Yorkshireman

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    Youve just about doubled the power for a similar weight, no wonder it feels like a rocket. Have fun. Sounds like you already are.
     
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  8. Sprinter

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  9. Vulpes

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    Hi and welcome. I felt like that when I traded my old (1995) Fazer for my speed triple!
     
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  10. Rich Bryce

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    Yup, the 765 is a cracker.
     
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  11. GrahamC

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    Congrats. You’ll love it, and with an Indian summer forecast, plenty of good weather to enjoy it in.
     
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  12. topdec

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    @ContactSC , I agree with what you said regarding throttle-by-wire. It's very sensitive to input. On bumps, I find that it helps to use the screwdriver grip technique which changes the angle of my wrist.
     
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  13. Yorkshireman

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    Don't know what the screwdriver grip technique is, something one does in the shower ? I rest my index finger on the brake lever to steady my throttle hand, and two fingers on the clutch, but that's a throwback to my two stroke riding days when they siezed without warning and you had to be ready to avoid a locked rear wheel
     
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  14. ContactSC

    ContactSC Well-Known Member

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    From what I can tell, that's basically the same as the screwdriver grip - index and middle fingers off the throttle and turned inward a bit, ring and little finger on the throttle, which shifts your elbow out. I think!
     
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  15. Avinarant

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    Looking at one myself, Black, 2017, 2.5k on the clock with a few R&G protection bits as extras, apart from that standard, on for 7.8k. Heated grips might be a nice add and the quick shifter once have got use to it. As for throttle blip and the advice of screwdriver grip? Mmm maybe! Ride safe and as me old Ma always said to me "Never make the girls cry and always find a girlfriend with small hands"
     
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  16. ContactSC

    ContactSC Well-Known Member

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    I'm going to skip over that small hands quote, not sure, LOL! However, the bike you're describing sounds almost identical to mine, altho mine is matt grey, which I personally prefer. I deliberately steered away from the heated grips cos they're all glued on, basically, and can come loose (as they did with my last bike), so when it gets colder I'm going with some heated gloves instead. Don't want the quickshifter - I don't see the point, for me it removes part of the fun of riding a bike, like an automatic car does. Mine has bar end mirrors, definite improvement over the stock and a tail tidy, ditto. Don't want or need anything else. For now ;)
     
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  17. Yorkshireman

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    Small hands make your d!ck look bigger, small feet means she can stand closer to the sink while washing up:p
     
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  18. topdec

    topdec Member

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    I have a 765R and don’t have a quickshifter . I do, however, do the clutch-less shift technique which is basically:

    1. Pull the gear shifter halfway
    2. Roll off the throttle
    3. Complete pulling on the shifter
    4. Roll the throttle back on

    I only do this when shifting to 3rd or higher gears.
     
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  19. BB3Lions

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    Typical Yorkshireman #saville #rotherham lol
     
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  20. ContactSC

    ContactSC Well-Known Member

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    What is a gear shifter? Do you mean the clutch lever, or the gear pedal? I'm assuming the clutch...?
     
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