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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-10-2011, 06:58 PM Thread Starter
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Greetings from North Jersey -Racer turned Sport Tourer

Hey All! Greetings from Northern NJ. I recently picked up an '07 Triumph Sprint ST 1050 ABS with the intention to put down some serious pavement mileage this year so I figured it was time to find a Triumph forum and join it. My dad just picked up a K1300GT so of course I had to get something to do long mileage treks with. My supermoto or rc51 don't do well over the 150 mile range. I had an '01 ZRX 1200 that was great fun but decided to step it up this time around. I haven't even had the chance to use the bike yet with the snow on the ground but I've already added a set of genmar risers (I'm 6'2") and a zero gravity double bubble windscreen. (the racer in me knows the benefit!). Here's some pictures of the bike!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/2662079...63040907/show/

I have been street riding for 16 years (since I was 17) and raced in CCS, LRRS and ASRA for a number of years. In 2006 I won 7 class championships aboard an ex-factory Yamaha R6 racebike and also finished on the podium at Daytona in the CCS Team Challenge race (one of my greatest accomplishments). I instructed with www.teampromotion.com for a number of years. I also owned my own performance and service shop for several years. I mostly took care of racers and track guys and still do for a few key customers. I do more tire and wheel service than anything and would be glad to take care of anyone in the North Jersey area. I'm not a major business or retailer, just someone who still owns some expensive tire equipment and does some sidework here and there still cause I can.

Besides that, I'm a volunteer and paid EMT. I do underwater Dive Repair work during spring-fall. I teach CPR & BLS for Healthcare professionals and also teach Diving 1st-Aid and Medicine for Scuba Divers.

I enjoy supermoto, track days, the outdoors and am pretty much an all-around adrenaline junky with a big, charitable heart. I recently came back from Haiti where I was part of a medical team that treated 2400 people in one week. Check out my website at www.helpmehelphaiti.com for pics and info on the trip.

Feel free to drop a line or say hello!

Cheers,
Eric



From the CCS Race of Champions at Daytona



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Welcome Eric! You are one busy man! The Sprint looks gorgeous! Much better than your dad's K1300GT! (You can tell him I said that so you don't get in trouble... )
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Welcome Eric! You are one busy man! The Sprint looks gorgeous! Much better than your dad's K1300GT! (You can tell him I said that so you don't get in trouble... )
Thanks man! I've never officially been diagnosed with ADD but I think it's quite possible. I never sit still!

The sprint is way nicer looking than the beemer! My dad even complimented me on my find and it's acquisition. Of course he was just thrilled I got something so we can go on trips together.

I'm probably not going to do a ton to the bike. Don't really need to in my opinion. I'd like to change the exhaust but don't want a loud exhaust as that gets old on long rides and with passengers. Plus I've already killed my hearing from racing. I may do a set of traxion dynamics fork cartridges, a penske or ohlins shock and a brembo radial master cylinder and that'll be it. It's tempting to do a power commander and a pipe, but for what? Minimal gains for what is already a decently powered bike. My race R6 made the same HP at the rear wheel so as far as I'm concerned, the current output is plenty. Handling is where it's at.

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The Sprint's pretty sweet out-of-the box, but a suspension upgrade for your weight and skills and Brembos make perfect sense. I put a Beringer system on my Speed Four. It made a heck of a difference. I've always like the exhaust on the Sprint, kind of a take on MV Augusta. If you and your dad make it out west, give a shout.
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a suspension upgrade for your weight and skills and Brembos make perfect sense.
I learned a while ago that HP comes second to setup. If it doesn't turn and stop, doesn't matter how fast you can go. I spent several years beating people on the "slower" bike.
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If you and your dad make it out west, give a shout.
Thanks man! That's awesome of you. Would like to make it out that way. I lived in Tempe, AZ for a few years when I went to ASU and still love it out there, especially Sedona & Flagstaff. So hopefully I'll make it back that way sometime soon. Will definitely hit you up if I do!

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