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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-23-2016, 10:30 PM Thread Starter
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Sold my str and already regretting it......

Sold quick, went to the dealership and test rode a 2009 speed triple, hated it, fz07 hated it, 2011 daytona loved it but my neck hurt right away. 2016 ninja zx6r actually loved it but with dealer fees 12k out the door was too much.

I only sold it because I might be getting married soon and I want to get in as much riding time and new bikes as I can hahha. But nothing really compares to the str. I was hoping the speed triple would be amazing.

Next test rides will be 07 08 Honda cbr600rr, fz09, z1000, ninja 1000, aybe street triple rx.

Might even just get a 14+ str........

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-23-2016, 11:20 PM
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just curious, what did you hate about the speed triple?
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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-23-2016, 11:23 PM Thread Starter
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just curious, what did you hate about the speed triple?
Almost everything. Throttle response was super sluggish, bike didn't handle nearly as well, clutch pull was way too stiff, suspension was horrible (all though it was probably way out of spec). Transmission was clunky and couldn't find neutral. BUT this was a used one at the dealership so I'm going to try used privately owned one and see if it's the same result. I really think a lot of speed guys would be happier with the str.

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What about the FZ10?
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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-23-2016, 11:49 PM Thread Starter
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What about the FZ10?
Out of my budget. I have around 8 to 9k cash.

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I had two streets and then went to a speed after a bonneville and an MT09. (It was horrific ) ...It's a very different feel at first but the shear power brings the chassis alive over 50mph and that's where it becomes incredible.

I had a cbr600rr and it was excellent for about 30mins a week... wrist pain and awful to ride at Street legal speeds,

Perhaps you could try a ducati 821 monster? There cheapish over here but I'm not sure if your paying more the other side of the pond?

The new Thruxton could be worth a try? Or the KTM super Duke? Again, these are really common over on the UK but perhaps not so much for you.

The wife just shouted at me 'tell him to buy a street triple again, because you wasted so much time and money on other stuff that wasn't as good!'

Lol so there... we've both been told!

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I had two streets and then went to a speed after a bonneville and an MT09. (It was horrific ) ...It's a very different feel at first but the shear power brings the chassis alive over 50mph and that's where it becomes incredible.

I had a cbr600rr and it was excellent for about 30mins a week... wrist pain and awful to ride at Street legal speeds,

Perhaps you could try a ducati 821 monster? There cheapish over here but I'm not sure if your paying more the other side of the pond?

The new Thruxton could be worth a try? Or the KTM super Duke? Again, these are really common over on the UK but perhaps not so much for you.

The wife just shouted at me 'tell him to buy a street triple again, because you wasted so much time and money on other stuff that wasn't as good!'

Lol so there... we've both been told!

Enjoy
What year cbr? I saw the 07 08 is the comfortable one and I would have plenty of cash left over.

Hopefully I can test drive another speed triple. Maybe a speed triple r.

The more I look into a zx6r the more I like it. My insurance goes down!

I would love another street but there just aren't any for sale anywhere around me. Unless I want to get into ebay or shipping.

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The more I look into a zx6r the more I like it. My insurance goes down!

Im surprised your insurance goes down on the zx6r , I would of thought it would be more expensive being a sports bike.
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-25-2016, 09:19 AM Thread Starter
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The more I look into a zx6r the more I like it. My insurance goes down!

Im surprised your insurance goes down on the zx6r , I would of thought it would be more expensive being a sports bike.
I quoted all the years and my insurance was less on 2012 and older. But I want the 2013 and newer so it doesn't go down unfortunately.

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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-25-2016, 09:37 AM
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Wait for the new st3 to come out, marriage is a terrible reason to sell a bike having kids is another story.
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