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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-21-2010, 08:08 PM Thread Starter
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I am in love...now!

Ok guys and gals, I'm NOW in love with my 2010 street triple R. We have had a tortuous courtship. Her competition has been my '09 R1200RT, a beast of a different genetic make-up. The tr3R has been hard on the throttle (not to mention the delicate parts of my body), and chipped multiple teeth when hitting those pot holes (not too uncommon in NE TN). She dumped me over her handle bars when I hit her brakes a bit too hard (she didn't like that touch!), fracturing a couple of ribs and costing my ins co a pretty penney.

But she is back in the stall tonight. Several modifications have made her just wonderful. The first was simply adjusting the front shocks (the difference between the street triple and the R). I was hesitant to do that myself, but after my wonderful dealer, at her 500 mi oil change, showed me how simple that is, no more teeth have been chipped.

More importantly, however, has been the throttle. The throttle is “snatchy.” Many on this forum say, “live with it. Get used to it.” The “snatchy” throttle IMHO is annoying and, perhaps, even dangerous! It is not just a matter that the Triumph is fuel injected, because I can assure you that my BMW is as well and is far better behaved. You do not, I repeat, you do not have to live with it. I bought the g2 ergonomic throttle tamer (and I can assure you I HAVE NO FINANCIAL INTEREST in this co) and my dealer installed it for me today for a nominal charge. It is the difference between day and night. So, if you like the “snatchy” (some might say “bitchy”) throttle, live with it. But if you want something that is far more manageable and comfortable, you might want to make a change.

This is a great bike...not as marketed, but with a few modifications. My next change will be something to comfort my hard …. (you fill in the blank)...the stock seat is...well, worthless!

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I really think it has a lot to do with the setup, tune and the rider of the bike. I can honestly say that my throttle is not snatchy at all and I have put the faster Speed Triple throttle on it.
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I really think it has a lot to do with the setup, tune and the rider of the bike. I can honestly say that my throttle is not snatchy at all and I have put the faster Speed Triple throttle on it.
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Appropriate map, appropriate cable adjustment,Speed tube and soft hands have resolved this for me.
It is counter-intuitive to this extent:- less travel gives less trouble BUT most people's first reaction is to try to increase control by gripping more firmly which makes the problem worse.
Find a smooth clear piece of tarmac with little or no traffic so you have as few distractions as possible and accelerate and decelerate with as loose a grip as you can-even down to just relying on palm friction.

If it ain't broke, fiddle with it till it is!
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Indeed, everyone is different and has different expectations. Smooth is how I would describe my RT throttle...smooth, now, is how I would describe my Street Triple R throttle.

I would agree: If it works, don't fix it...if it doesn't, make it work.

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I recommend a Corbin Seat.
expensive..., yes...worth it...., absolutely!
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I recommend a Corbin Seat.
expensive..., yes...worth it...., absolutely!
Looks a bit gash though-belongs on a cruiser.

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