Grand Prix 250
Main Motorcycle: 2015 Street Triple R
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Other Motorcycle: Sold 'em... love the STR
675 STR sweet setup
I have finally found the mountain corner carving overall setup that feels like a real sweet spot for my 2105 Street Triple R...
My goal was to end up with the best combination of cornering performance + ride comfort and all at a "moderate" price..... with the bike to be used primarily on curvy mountain roads in my area.
Shared as ideas for you all with a late model Street Triple 675 and similar riding goals...
Making the bike as light as possible without spending much: Removed around 30+ pounds from the bike (tail assembly, passenger footrest assembly, lead/acid battery, mirrors, stock exhaust, fly screen, belly pan).
Front - Race Tech springs and Motul 2.5W oil (centistoke 15) with 130mm air gap. Rebound 12 out and Compression 15 out. Fork tubes moved 5mm thru the triple trees. Total sag at 40mm.
Rear - UKRace shock linkage (straight rate linkage.. no passengers now allowed). Ohlins spring on stock shock. Rebound 10 out and Compression 17 out. Total sag at 30mm.
Tires: Pirelli Supercorsas. 32psi front, 38psi rear.
Exhaust: SC-Project conical with Triumph aftermarket exhaust map. Improved throttle response and control...
After a fairly lengthy journey of experimenting, this setup feels like my best compromise of feel, control, engine performance, ride plushness and cornering performance....
Anyone else willing to share their setup, in detail?
I am always interested to hear different setup ideas that work also...