New Here - Page 2 - Triumph Forum: Triumph Rat Motorcycle Forums
» Main Menu

Discussion Forums
 » Twins
 » Tiger
 » General
 » RAT

Features
 » Blogs

Motorcycle.com Links

Contribute
 » Photo

Motorcycle Forums
» Insurance
» Sponsors
» Our Partners
»ATV Reviews
»Motorcycle Games

Speed Triple Forum Rants and ravings about the best naked triple on the planet!

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-09-2012, 01:41 PM   #11 (permalink)
Senior Member
SuperSport
Main Motorcycle: SIII 1050 07'
 
mnhoulden's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Phx
Posts: 1,197
Other Motorcycle: 1997 Tigre 900
Welcome LG! Now go buy some gloves! LOL!
__________________
Cheers,
Mark
www.azdirtyaces.com Motomarathon, CO. 2010 ASMA #309 IBA#34978~ SS1000~ 10.11.08 B2B Insanity~ BB1500~ 10.17.10
Alaska Blog- http://3umphak.wordpress.com/ HATM Rally 2013
mnhoulden is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-09-2012, 06:23 PM   #12 (permalink)
Senior Member
Powerbike
Main Motorcycle: 2011 SPEED TRIPLE
 
THATCH11B's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: LIMERICK PA
Posts: 377
Other Motorcycle: 2009 HUSQVARNA SM610-sold
Welcome and nice bike. Enjoy!
THATCH11B is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-09-2012, 09:08 PM   #13 (permalink)
New Member
Minitwins
Main Motorcycle: 2000 Speed Triple
 
Lagerhead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Cleveland USA
Posts: 12
Thanks everyone! BTW I do have gloves, was a quick photo op in my driveway
Lagerhead is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-09-2012, 09:26 PM   #14 (permalink)
New Member
Minitwins
Main Motorcycle: 2000 Speed Triple
 
Lagerhead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Cleveland USA
Posts: 12
Also, Maybe off topic. Went on a spirited ride tonight with one of my buddies (lots of corners) Hes riding a 04 R1.( he has a hard time keeping up) All was well, kind of. Took a corner pretty close to the berm, felt the rear tire slide out almost lost it with a car coming in the other lane. Held off the brake/throttle and rode it out. Made my hairs stand up. At the next stop, my buddies said my rear tire slide about 8 inches. Took it easy all the way home.

Digressing more; Since purchasing this bike, this was the most spirited ride I've been on, getting close to red line a few times riding out gears. My friend noticed some grey smoke behind me. Just once. is this oil burning/carbon build up burning up? The bike sounds great, no ticking, oil level is good. Should I be worried?

Only mod is a Trident carbon exhaust with the TORs map.
Lagerhead is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-09-2012, 10:27 PM   #15 (permalink)
Senior Member
SuperStock
Main Motorcycle: 2012 Speed Triple R
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Olympia, WA, USA
Posts: 228
Other Motorcycle: Aprilia Scarabeo Scooter
How old are your tires? Not how much tread is left, how old?
Scriber is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-09-2012, 10:46 PM   #16 (permalink)
New Member
Minitwins
Main Motorcycle: 2000 Speed Triple
 
Lagerhead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Cleveland USA
Posts: 12
2 year old pilot powers. You think I was just shredding some rubber?
Lagerhead is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-10-2012, 06:51 AM   #17 (permalink)
Senior Member
SuperBike
Main Motorcycle: 2011 Speed Triple
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Berks County, PA
Posts: 1,543
Gray/black smoke is probably just an overly rich mixture (just gas then and not oil), especially if he is seeing it as you jam open the throttle. Bluish-gray smoke would be oil, but again you may see a little under the same circumstance. Keep an eye on oil level and you should be fine. That's not too old for tires either but it may be time for a change. Also, small amounts of gravel on the road or sand, or even small bumps can do that too, nice job holding it steady though.
djn876 is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-10-2012, 10:41 AM   #18 (permalink)
Senior Member
SuperStock
Main Motorcycle: 2012 Speed Triple R
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Olympia, WA, USA
Posts: 228
Other Motorcycle: Aprilia Scarabeo Scooter
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lagerhead View Post
2 year old pilot powers. You think I was just shredding some rubber?
Nah, but your tires might be losing their grip. If they were mounted 2 years ago they could be a bit older. Check the DOT date on the sidewall. You will see something like this: DOT 1511. The first two numbers are the week of the year the tires were manufactured. The second two numbers are the year. So 15th week of 2011 in the example.

Tires that go on sale are often already well past their build date. If they also sit on the bike a while they will have lost some grip. Maybe you just hit some sand or gravel that fresher tires could have handled better...or not. If yor tires are truly only two years old they would be fine.
Scriber is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-10-2012, 07:44 PM   #19 (permalink)
Senior Member
Formula Extreme
Main Motorcycle: 2012 Street Triple R
 
ilovheros's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Cincinnati
Posts: 473
Other Motorcycle: GSXR 750
New tires, an oil change and brake fluid change are the best thing you can do to a used bike. Good insurance and now you know where you stand. Next time you know it was you.
ilovheros is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-14-2012, 09:34 PM   #20 (permalink)
Member
Grand Prix 250
Main Motorcycle: 2004 Speed Triple
 
flashotter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: La Habra, CA USA
Posts: 42
Did you notice a lot of understeer until you got used to it? I did after switching from a gsxr.
flashotter is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Triumph Forum: Triumph Rat Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter your valid email address, that can receive an automated confirmation message. Otherwise, you won't be able to gain full access.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:25 PM.



Motorcycle News, Videos and Reviews
Honda Grom Forum Harley Davidson Forum Honda 600RR Kawasaki Forum Yamaha R6 Forum Yamaha FZ-09 Forum
1199 Panigale Forum Roadglide Forum Honda CBR1000 Forum Vulcan Forum Yamaha R1 Forum Yamaha R3 Forum
Ducati Monster Forum Harley Forums Honda CBR250R Forum ZX10R Forum Star Raider Forum Yamaha Viking Forum
Suzuki GSXR Forum V-Rod Forums Honda Shadow Forum Kawasaki Motorcycle Forum Star Warrior Forum KTM Duke 390 Forum
SV650 Forum BMW S1000RR Forum Honda Fury Forum Kawasaki Versys Forum Drag Racing Forum Ducati 899 Panigale Forum
Suzuki V-Strom BMW K1600 Triumph Forum Victory Forums Sportbikes BMW NineT Forum
Volusia Forum BMW F800 Forum Triumph 675 Forum MV Agusta Forum HD Street Forum Suzuki GW250 Forum
Yamaha Motorcycles Victory Gunner Forum Honda Vultus Forum

Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0