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Old 10-31-2012, 05:42 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I found that my '08 Sprint likes a lower tire pressure than what is recommended in the Owners Manual.
I found that 34psi. front & 36psi rear to be ideal. Oh, I'm on Michelin Pilot Road 2!
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Old 11-02-2012, 08:50 AM   #12 (permalink)
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This is outstanding information. Thank you all very much. I will be checking the rectifier and the battery. The starter seems to work very well and the bike fires right up.
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Old 11-05-2012, 09:52 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Just bought a 2007 Sprint ST. Will pick up in spring. Looking for advice on windscreens. Probably looking for a taller one or the lip that you attach.

Any input is appreciated.
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Old 11-06-2012, 08:32 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Just bought a 2007 Sprint ST. Will pick up in spring. Looking for advice on windscreens. Probably looking for a taller one or the lip that you attach.

Any input is appreciated.
I'm looking into a taller windshield/windscreen as well. I love the design of the Sprint's windshield in that you can change shields to suit your riding needs in 3 minutes!
I don't want to discourage replies here, but there's some good discussion about windshields/screens in this thread.
Looks like the Powerbronze DB gets the best endorsements. It also looks like you have to be patient getting it after you order.
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Old 04-08-2013, 12:54 PM   #15 (permalink)
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So here it is spring already and I've been out on the Sprint tearing up the roads. What a great bike! I will have a new Pilot Road 3 installed by next week and I've added a top case mount and rack. I also replaced the pannier inserts, as the previous owner had gotten the originals a little scratched up. The bike is running great, and fires right up. Can't wait to get this new back tire on!

I've bled the brakes and added some fluid. The oil and filter have been changed. With the new rear tire coming in, I will get to take the back wheel off and learn that process. That brings me to another question...

How many miles should I expect to get out of this chain? I'm not terrible hard on the bike, and the previous owner was a pretty gentle and responsible rider. If the chain should need to be replaced, is there a recommended aftermarket replacement? Thanks!
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Old 04-08-2013, 01:50 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I've bled the brakes and added some fluid.
I see your bike has ABS. Did you follow the recommended procedure for bleeding the ABS system or did you just bleed the same way as non-ABS and hope for the best?
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How many miles should I expect to get out of this chain?
From what I've seen on this forum 20,000 - 30,000 miles is typical. My '06 Sprint has 46,000 miles and I've just fitted my second replacement chain and sprockets although I've read more than one report from owners who've done that mileage on the original.
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If the chain should need to be replaced, is there a recommended aftermarket replacement?
The stock DID chain (DID 50(530)VM X-Ring Chain) is good. A suitable chain from any of the major brands will be fine so it might just come down to price or even personal preference.
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That is true and one should be aware of it.
There is a tool in the Triumph software for the ABS bleed.
"Tune ecu", a popular tuning diagnostic program well worth the money doesn't include it.
Since the system has valves some fluid will get trapped.
The good thing here?
There was nothing wrong in the first place.
The percentage of new fluid and a bleed should refresh the system even if some residual fluid was trapped.
There was no air in it. The fluid was still good.
Not absolutely prefect but better than not servicing it at all.
I write this to save you time. It's what I've gathered
from the various posts on the issue.
As I write this I'm wondering how to do it without the
necessary program. I'd guess multiple bleeds ?
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As I write this I'm wondering how to do it without the necessary program. I'd guess multiple bleeds ?
If you click the link I gave in the previous post it tells you what software to use and describes the procedure for bleeding the Nissin ABS system.
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Thanks...nothing beats doing it right
60 doesn't sound too bad

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I just bled the brakes in the normal fashion. I was unaware that anything special needed to be done due to the ABS. The bike is running great and the brakes are stronger and more stable than ever. Is there going to be a problem?
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