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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-08-2012, 12:19 AM Thread Starter
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Heck, I half way want to see the OP's bike just to see if maybe it's my old one. I sold my '00 yellow RS with 4X,000 miles on it here in NorCal around '04. I suppose it could have changed hands a couple times without a lot of riding between then and now...

Posted a pic. Could be... I bought it from a guy in San Pablo.
Let me ask you this... I just moved to CA from the East Coast and traded my pickup truck for the Sprint. It's all I got, and I plan on riding it year-round. How feasible do you think that is? Any tips?
Thanks.
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post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-08-2012, 01:10 PM
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Well, I sold mine to a guy in Elk Grove (near Sac) but he could easily have sold it on since. Only things I can think that would stand out were I had cut down the rear fender and added a helmet lock to the licence plate bracket - though that was a bolt-on and could have been removed. I did have the OEM carbon pipe that you can see as well as the OEM heated grips. She was sold with the Triumph saddle bags as well, but again no telling if they would have stayed with it over the years.

As for riding year-round in SF, you can do it but get some good rain gear. We haven't had any weather to speak of yet this season, but it's coming. In fact, the temp should be dropping about 20 degrees today or tomorrow. You won't have freezing temps to deal with, but you should expect plenty of 40's in the mornings or at night, with upper 50s/lower 60s being about normal for our winter highs. And rain, plenty of rain. All our year's rain falls pretty much from late November through about April.

It's totally doable, but you'll want some good gear!

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post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-26-2013, 03:49 PM
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'00 Sprint RS "New Rat"

Nice bikes I picked up my new racing yellow baby (aka my triumph RS) she's got 16k on her and I was just wandering where can I find a belly pan and the seat cover thing lol


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