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Old 11-04-2012, 12:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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'00 Sprint RS "New Rat"

Hello,
Just bought my first Triumph yesterday. 2000 Sprint RS with 57k on the clock. Despite some minor cosmetic defects, I'm already in love. Just hoping to get some beginner advice for owning one of these lovelies.
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Old 11-04-2012, 01:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 11-04-2012, 05:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Welcome aboard! Always glad to have another local NorCal guy around. I hope you're out enjoying this weather!
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Old 11-04-2012, 05:51 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Welcome and congratulations! A 2000 Sprint RS (in Racing Yellow) was my first Hinckley Triumph, and I had put 56,000 miles on it by the time I sold it and bought a Tiger 955i for a more upright seating position. I did buy another one of the same model year and color, it sits in my cellar needing new bodywork and some mechanical work to get it roadworthy again for my youngest son.

You should know that by the time mine hit 42,000 miles the original rear shock and the forks were in poor shape. I had GMD Computrack of Boston rework the shocks with Race Tech .95kg springs and Race Tech Gold Valve Emulators, and replace the rear shock with a Penske 8975 dual-adjustable one. That transformed the bike completely!

Best of luck with yours. Got pics?
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Old 11-04-2012, 06:27 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Congrats on the purchase, I recently got a sprint and I live it. not to hijack the thread, but how 'low' can a sprint lean in the corners safely? when I first road motorbikes (on a 125cc bike) I came off on a roundabout and so have slowly learned to lean more in the corners.

so what lean can one expect out of a sprint?

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What year and model Sprint? Is it an older T3 (885cc) one, an RS or ST?

My RS was capable of turns quite fast, though I rarely needed to move my butt off the seat except at track days and a few well-known (to me) street turns. The few times I got lean angle and scraped the footpeg's hero blobs because I hadn't got off the center of the seat, I know I was at the edge of the Metzeler M1 Sportec tires because the chicken strips were completely gone.

I don't know of a finite way of describing how much lean that would be, but you can imagine it's more than one should make a habit of doing on the street.
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Old 11-06-2012, 10:47 PM   #8 (permalink)
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welcome and congratulations! A 2000 sprint rs (in racing yellow) was my first hinckley triumph, and i had put 56,000 miles on it by the time i sold it and bought a tiger 955i for a more upright seating position. I did buy another one of the same model year and color, it sits in my cellar needing new bodywork and some mechanical work to get it roadworthy again for my youngest son.

You should know that by the time mine hit 42,000 miles the original rear shock and the forks were in poor shape. I had gmd computrack of boston rework the shocks with race tech .95kg springs and race tech gold valve emulators, and replace the rear shock with a penske 8975 dual-adjustable one. That transformed the bike completely!

Best of luck with yours. Got pics?
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Old 11-07-2012, 12:45 PM   #9 (permalink)
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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...

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This was mine, prepped for sale with 54,000 miles on it, is "sport" mode.


This it is "touring" mode with the Triumph sport panniers on it.


I miss it a lot now.
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