Main Motorcycle: 1996 Triumph Sprint
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Pilliga, N.S.W, Australia
Other Motorcycle: GPZ900R Kawasaki,
Extra Motorcycle: KH250 Kawasaki
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Thought I'd throw in my experiences. Got a '96 Sprint and whoever designed it didn't think much about access for servicing.
To change the front sprocket (or even look at it) you have to drain the oil! 4 litres worth!!
Centre spark plug - enough said previously.
Air filter change - have to remove carbs!!
Rear brake caliper - exhaust silencer is in the way, but it's just manageable to get the caliper off without taking the silencer off. For what ever reason I managed only 4000 miles on a set of rear brakes pads and also managed to ruin the caliper coz I wore them down so low without checking them! but 4000 miles!! I'll be keeping a close eye on them this time!
When I got it the centre stand was broken, probably due to the weight of getting onto the stand.
Finish is terrible, engine coating peeling, flaking.
But the reason I still have it...
I find the riding position comfy, pillion passengers like their seat too, cornering is excellent (tho top heavy as already mentioned), big petrol tank, 25 liters. Now get this... I did 3500 miles around Norway last year and when I couldn't find a petrol station for miles I ended up achieving 225 miles WITHOUT switching to reserve! 55 kph very strictly enforced speed limit and long open roads helped achieve this. Good front brakes, but i do have 'special' EBC brake pads in for the R&D Department of EBC.
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