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Old 10-14-2005, 09:34 PM   #1
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Makes my butt and my back hurt just thinking about it. But I'd do it. Reminds me of the trip between Abilene and Midland, TX.......except that the road in Yossef's story has curves and elevation changes, the scenery is different, and there are less oil wells. Oh......no people between Abilene and Midland either.



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Old 10-14-2005, 09:43 PM   #2
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Another great article Yossef! I'll take mine in that new blue, please.
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Old 10-14-2005, 09:44 PM   #3
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I'm F'n serious. The blue one. Saw it the other day. Want it. Bad.
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Old 10-15-2005, 04:01 AM   #4
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Just give me an hour - I'll get my bags packed.
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Old 10-15-2005, 05:58 AM   #5
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I enjoyed the read, thanks.

I was surprised that heat was your only complaint. As a long time VFR fan, I always check out this type of bike asap. There was no way I could sit on that "scooped out" seat for that long. The bike is also plenty big enough to not have made the seat so narrow.



All that being said, maybe I should reconsider the bike with an after market seat instead of dismissing it for a huge flaw.
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Old 10-15-2005, 07:02 AM   #6
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I've heard the mirrors are useless at speed, no mention of this ! Heat management

would be an issue in North America, it gets real hot here to. Beautiful looking bike. What kind of fuel mileage and tank range was achieved ? more about the bike and ergos please. How about maintenance costs, and the reliability factor ? Is it as bulletproof as the Honda? I saw one in person, it sure looked well made. I'm Not quite ready to trade yet.
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Old 10-15-2005, 07:28 AM   #7
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Your commute seems a little more interesting than mine though I suppose even round trips to Barcalona would get old after awhile. I'm surprised Triumph didn't have bags available for the Sprint, they're usually real good about that. Great story, I prefer Italy to Spain myself, in the 70's at least it was a lot more fun and the Italian people seemed much better off than the Spaniards. Hotter bettys too.
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Old 10-15-2005, 08:22 AM   #8
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Another ace from Yossef. Wonderful. I am persuaded this is a fine bike, seems very similar to my present Aprilia Futura but the parts are probably a lot easier to get hold of. I bet the Futura's seat is more comfortable though. Plus what's with the Sprint using forks from a CB750?
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Old 10-15-2005, 09:15 AM   #9
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From what I understand, the orginal hard bags were such crap that Triumph went back to the drawing board. I'm not sure the new bags are available yet. Anybody else know if they've come out with new ones?
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Old 10-15-2005, 12:32 PM   #10
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MCN just did a comparo with the new ST, Duc ST3, Honda VFR and a BMW R1200ST. Seems they had some issues with their ST. Heat management and suspension issues were among the most problematic.
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