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Old 04-06-2011, 12:13 PM   #1
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Old 04-06-2011, 01:17 PM   #2
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Now it looks even more like a 'pre-crashed' bike!

Always the lead contender for the "Easiest Bike to Lose Your License With."

Maybe someone will come out with a Flyscreen/round headlamp nacelle. It'd look kinda like an upside-down Groucho nose/mask...
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Old 04-06-2011, 01:25 PM   #3
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Default 2011 Speed Triple suspension

The downloadable Speed Triple Owners Manual on the Triumph web site contains this statement:

WARNING!
The rear suspension unit spring pre-load is
not rider adjustable. Any attempt to adjust
the spring pre-load could result in a
dangerous riding condition leading to loss
of control and an accident.

This is probably for a 2010 model so I'm wondering if your statement that the 2011 rear suspension is fully adjustable is accurate. The rear suspension was being touted as being "fully adjustable" by the magazines and Triumph's own web site back in 2005 when I bought my "05 Speed Triple. Imagine my chagrin when I tried to move those rear preload rings and found them welded together!
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Old 04-06-2011, 02:50 PM   #4
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I'm not a huge fan of the new styling. However, it does sound like the changes that were made under the skin were worthwhile.

Totally agree with the recommendation for a round headlight option/accessory.
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Old 04-06-2011, 03:24 PM   #5
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I'm not a huge fan of the new styling. However, it does sound like the changes that were made under the skin were worthwhile.

Totally agree with the recommendation for a round headlight option/accessory.
Other than the headlights, I'm jazzed about all the revisions for 2011. Can't wait to ride it.
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Other than the headlights, I'm jazzed about all the revisions for 2011. Can't wait to ride it.
Kev, I've forgotten. How tall is Troy?
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Kev, I've forgotten. How tall is Troy?
I'll guess 5-foot-9. I'll measure him later...
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Kev, I've forgotten. How tall is Troy?
I'm 5'8" and 150lbs. Does that make me the giant on staff?

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I'm 5'8" and 150lbs. Does that make me the giant on staff?
Didn't anyone ever tell you not to talk down to your boss?!
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I'm 5'8" and 150lbs. Does that make me the giant on staff?
No. I too am 5'8, and Pete's probably pushing you on weight! Then if you add in the size of an ego, I'm the clear winner.
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