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  1. orangejohn

    orangejohn New Member

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    I'm new to the forum so Hi! I was using this excellent resource to read up about Speed Triples as I'm think of buying one. I'll let you know if I do.
    I live near Sandwich in deepest Kent and have a few other bikes but no Triumphs yet. The one I'm looking at, if its still available, is a 2008 Speed in white, low mileage and looks to be in good condition but we're at the NW200 so I can't do anything about it at the moment.
     
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  2. Vulpes

    Vulpes Confused Member
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    Hi and welcome. White ones are quicker...
     
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  3. freck

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    Welcome orangejohn, look forward to seeing pics if you get it. What other bikes have you got? And how’s the racing going?
     
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  4. Bad Billy

    Bad Billy Baddest Member
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    Hi and Welcome to the Forum :cool:
    If you get the Speed Triple I am sure you'll love it, enjoy the NW200, not at all jealous! :scream:
     
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  5. joe mc donald

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    Welcome to the Family. You know this is not only an excellent resource but the finest mental institution for Triumph Nuts all over the world. Enjoy the races.
    Ride Safe & Enjoy.
    Joe.
     
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  6. Sprinter

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    Hi.
     
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  7. Dougie D

    Dougie D Crème de la Crème

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    Hi John,welcome to the forum Speed triples are cracking bikes:cool: i see you have been to Valencia those science buildings are something else:)
     
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  8. dilligaf

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    Hi mate and welcome
     
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  9. Ron Ashurst

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    Welcome to the forum mate
     
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  10. mpllineman

    mpllineman Senior Member
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    Good morning and welcome in!
     
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  11. Helmut Visor

    Helmut Visor Put on your big boy pants and man up
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    Hi John, and welcome in :cool::cool:
     
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  12. Dozers Dad

    Dozers Dad Bushmills Chief Quality Controller
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    Hi John,

    A very warm welcome to the best vehicle forum on the net! :)

    Enjoy the Nort West.
     
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  13. orangejohn

    orangejohn New Member

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    So far we’ve had Tuesday practice and Thursday evening races. It’s been very good, I would have liked to see Harrison or Hillier get a win but can’t grumble at Johnston and Hickman getting them (plus an Italian in the supertwin), Hickmans Trooper Triumph get a stone through the radiator so that was him out of the supersport. The weathers been fantastic.
    My Other bikes, ZX10R, ZZR14, an old Fireblade, WR250R and an MT 07 which I’m on at the moment.
     
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  14. David Cooper

    David Cooper Triumph Rocketeer.
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    Hello and welcome to the forum John.

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  15. Eldon

    Eldon Senior Member

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    Welcome and I hope you find it helpful and friendly here.
    I was chatting with Dean only the other week. A very down to earth nice guy .

    Very envious John, @tcbandituk gave me chance of a TT visit but couldn't justify two weeks off work.
     
  16. Tiglet

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    Hello John and welcome to the forum :)

    Hope your not getting to wet at the North West.
     
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    Hi and welcome...
     
  18. orangejohn

    orangejohn New Member

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    Hello again, just a quick update.
    I got the bike, took my partner with me to give it the once over too as I get too easily distracted by shiny things! The 40 odd mile ride home was nice, it was more economical than I thought it going to be - 60 mpg! This might be explained, I later found out, by a blocked fuel tank breather. When I fuelled it, the tank was under some vacuum, is this common fault, corrosion blocking the passageway in the fuel cap? Also, just about to leave work yesterday, and the rear light was only held in by the wires, the plastic by the moulded in threads was broken. I guess done, or stressed, when the previous owner fitted a tail tidy. 100 quid for a new one, I’m keeping an eye out for something secondhand.
    One question, do suspension adjustments between the factory hard and soft have much effect?
     
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  19. Dartplayer

    Dartplayer Senior Member

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    Hi John and welcome to the forum :cool: looking forward to some pix (new bike and current)
     
  20. orangejohn

    orangejohn New Member

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    I've answered my own question! Reset all adjusters to the recommended soft settings and it's much more compliant, more suited to the less than smooth roads around me anyway - I'm impressed as I didn't expect to notice much of a difference.
     
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