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post #1 of 43 (permalink) Old 02-25-2018, 12:19 AM Thread Starter
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post #2 of 43 (permalink) Old 05-22-2018, 02:55 AM
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Hey all,

I'm in sunny Western Australia, ride a 2015 Street Triple R. Weather here is great for riding just about all year. Bike has a few mods, and a few more coming soon.

I'll get some pics up soon.

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post #3 of 43 (permalink) Old 05-26-2018, 05:35 PM
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I ride a 2012 Street Triple R in Savannah, GA in the USA.
Has been my dream bike for a while and I finally got it. Stoked about it

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Hello friends.

I just made the switch from an 09 CBR600RR to a used 2018 765R.

I don't do as many track days as I used to in previous years and decided to sell the CBR this year. I've always liked the 675 motor and the ergos of the Street Triple so decided to look for a 2013+ Street3 that fit the budget.

2 Saturdays ago I was going to look at a 2015 with 1500 miles that was located 10 miles from my house, but a quick last minute craigslist refresh showed me a used 2018 765R with 2098 miles that was located 4 hours away. The 2018 was traded in to a Subaru dealership for a WRX. I knew I wanted to at least test ride the new 765 motor so I put a down payment over the phone and drove to Sioux Falls the same day with my wife, daughter and our dog, with our van pulling behind my friend's motorcycle trailer. We stayed at a KOA cabin for the night and went to see the bike next day (the dealership is open for 3 hours on Sundays).

I fell in-love with the looks of the bike right away. It was the color I wanted. Coming from a few SV650s. a CBR and an R6, I quickly learned that the new 765R engine felt somewhere in between how my previous bikes felt. The front brake was spongy but I knew bleeding the lines would fix that. The slipper clutch was something I knew I had to get used to. I'm 150 lbs. The suspension was just right for street riding.

The rear brake pedal felt weird. I had to look for it. It was closer to the clutch cover than what I'm used to. I knew right away that the bike would have had a tip over. Sure enough, some scuff marks were on the underside of the right turn signal, radiator, brake pedal, yosh exhaust and the factory mirrors were replaced with barend ones. The brake pedal is also bent up, and the handlebar a little misaligned.

I've crashed a number of times in the past and I knew I'd be able to search for ways to fix the minor things I found, so I bought the bike. I've been loving it so far. I have yet to do a track day with it but I find myself extending my route every time I go out for a 'short' ride.

This recent experience brings me here. I just want to read up on your folks' experiences and share some of mine.


Cheers.

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post #5 of 43 (permalink) Old 06-17-2018, 07:26 PM
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Hey all!

Southern Cali here! 2018 Street Triple R! Coming from an FZ07.
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Hello friends.

I just made the switch from an 09 CBR600RR to a used 2018 765R.

I don't do as many track days as I used to in previous years and decided to sell the CBR this year. I've always liked the 675 motor and the ergos of the Street Triple so decided to look for a 2013+ Street3 that fit the budget.

2 Saturdays ago I was going to look at a 2015 with 1500 miles that was located 10 miles from my house, but a quick last minute craigslist refresh showed me a used 2018 765R with 2098 miles that was located 4 hours away. The 2018 was traded in to a Subaru dealership for a WRX. I knew I wanted to at least test ride the new 765 motor so I put a down payment over the phone and drove to Sioux Falls the same day with my wife, daughter and our dog, with our van pulling behind my friend's motorcycle trailer. We stayed at a KOA cabin for the night and went to see the bike next day (the dealership is open for 3 hours on Sundays).

I fell in-love with the looks of the bike right away. It was the color I wanted. Coming from a few SV650s. a CBR and an R6, I quickly learned that the new 765R engine felt somewhere in between how my previous bikes felt. The front brake was spongy but I knew bleeding the lines would fix that. The slipper clutch was something I knew I had to get used to. I'm 150 lbs. The suspension was just right for street riding.

The rear brake pedal felt weird. I had to look for it. It was closer to the clutch cover than what I'm used to. I knew right away that the bike would have had a tip over. Sure enough, some scuff marks were on the underside of the right turn signal, radiator, brake pedal, yosh exhaust and the factory mirrors were replaced with barend ones. The brake pedal is also bent up, and the handlebar a little misaligned.

I've crashed a number of times in the past and I knew I'd be able to search for ways to fix the minor things I found, so I bought the bike. I've been loving it so far. I have yet to do a track day with it but I find myself extending my route every time I go out for a 'short' ride.

This recent experience brings me here. I just want to read up on your folks' experiences and share some of mine.


Cheers.
Congratulations. It sounds like someone scared themselves out of a great bike. Your gain. It seems there's a few on here who have already been able to find used 765's. I find that a little odd. I may be a little strange, but I don't see a somewhat "premium" bike like this being a "first bike", and for anyone who even slightly knows what they are doing on 2 wheels, how can they not love it?


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post #7 of 43 (permalink) Old 06-20-2018, 12:38 PM
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Hey all

Just picked up my street triple R (all black) yesterday, coming from a Z650, the running in period on the bike is kinda depressing but it'll all be worth it when it's done.

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post #8 of 43 (permalink) Old 06-23-2018, 04:18 AM
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Just got a 2009 Street Triple today! Figured this place would be a good resource. Coming from a Kawasaki Versys 650, really refreshing change.
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post #9 of 43 (permalink) Old 06-23-2018, 08:47 AM
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Welcome. How about a picture?

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post #10 of 43 (permalink) Old 06-23-2018, 09:40 AM
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Hi all!From the UK! 2012 Street R.. with a few changes lol!
This is my second Street.. 1st was a 2008... & my 4th triumph (1970 TR6, & 2001 955i Speed-tona)
Will post some pics soon (when I work out how to!)
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