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I wanted to say hello to fellow Sprint riders! I've had a 2005 Sprint ST since June, and ride Pacific Coast twisties, north of San Francisco, (USA). I'm 56 and haven't had a bike for 15 years. It's really great to be back in the saddle! My Sprint ST was a display model at Triumph bike shows, then sold to my dealer at a discount, (making it more affordable to me). I swapped in a Corbin "Gunfighter" seat, and installed 1.25" risers, lifting the bars a touch. This couple of mods made a more comfy fit between body and machine. I don't want to offend anyone, but the suspension's too soft for my taste, (particularly the forks), even with adjusting the damping. Yesterday I made arrangements with my dealer to modify ("revalve") the forks with Ohlins valves, and install RaceTech springs. The rear spring may be replaced with a slightly stiffer one, depending on how the bike handles after front end work. If I only rode the highway, it wouldn't seem necessary to mod suspension. However, most of our roads are curvy, and seldom smooth at all. Incidentally, Triumph has offered to rebuild front calipers as a good will gesture, because several folks complained about 'spongy' action. They seem fine on my bike, but the price's right, so they'll be included with the suspension job. I really love this bike, and trying to ride a couple hundred miles a week, if at all possible! The engine's REALLY super, brakes are great, and everything's packaged so attractively. What a wonderful motorcycle!!!
 

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Welcome aboard Robert, and the wonderful world of Triumphs!

This board is a great resource with lots of awesome and knowledgeable and sharing riders.

Glad to hear you're enjoying the bike... I wish we had less snow and more warmth so I could do the same!

Cya around!
James
 

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Hey RobertT,

Once I take ownership of my 07 sprint (few more weeks to go!) and my work schedule clears up (late spring), I'd be up for a ride as I'm in Marin too - of course you may not want to... :razz:
 

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Welcome RobertT-This a great forum, with lots of helpful info and friendly people and you've picked and awesome bike to jump back into riding.

By the mods you are making I' have to asume that you had a great deal of experience prior to your hiatus. I hope to make some suspension mods on my bike next, along with a new exhaust system-People's Republic of California be damned.

I'd be interested to know how the suspension mods work out.

Charlie
 

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Hey, RobertT!

If you ever get tired of riding the PCH and make it out my way...there's the Foothills and the Sierras or down to Yosemite and Death Valley to explore. Not now though, it's too rainy. Welcome!

Jess
 

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Welcome aboard, RobertT. As said before, this is one of the best forum sites around. Lots of info, opinion, and (usually!) open minds from bike, and obviously, Triumph lovers! :-D
 

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I'm only a Newbie myself......but like all the other Sprint addicts in this Forum....Welcome Robert....They are a really nice Bike to ride.

rgds Sean.
 

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From one O/F to another Robert, welcome and glad you found us.

Don
 

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On 2007-02-08 23:12, RobertT wrote:
Hey Duckie, that sounds fine to me! Good luck with the new motorbike! RobertT
Thanks RobertT - I forgot to welcome you to the forum!

I too took a long break from motorbiking (12 years) and only got back in the saddle a year and a half (and 12,000 miles) ago. Funny thing is that when I was shopping for my (first) bike (this time around) I very nearly bought a sprintST from Hattar Motors (which I presume is the dealer you got yours from...) but decided to go for a much cheaper bike just in case I discovered getting back in the saddle wasn't such a good idea. Of course it didn't take me long to realise what I had been missing all those years... :-D

Congrats on getting back in the saddle and on your new(ish) bike! :)

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Welcome Robert!

I was in the Sacramento area, but have just relocated to Reno. I know nada about the roads around here, but look forward to the exploration.

I am new to the sprint, just having bought mine last August. I got a bunch of riding in the first couple of months i had him, but now, the weather and the move has limited my availability. I try to get out every day that is decent right now, especially because i am job-free (unemployed and loving it) :-D

Hope you enjoy your Sprint!! This is a wonderful resource here!!

cheers,
donna
 

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Welcome! I am new here as well. Only had my 07 for a month now and LOVE it! Next time I ride up the coast I will have to let you know. Would love a tour of Marins back roads! Enjoy your bike.
 

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On 2007-02-09 02:12, DaveM wrote:
Welcome aboard RobertT,
they are great bikes of that there is no doubt.

Very capable "all rounders".

You will find here a very helpful bunch of Triumph Sprint Nuts! :-D
Very capable "all rounders". As are the owners, (except those who like to watch eh Dave)....

Welcome RobertT or Wellcome if you prefer the drug version.... Glad to see you're back into it, those hiatuseseses can be painful things, had one myself about 10 years back :)

Oh well off to take my medicine.....Nurse?.....

Russ
 
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