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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!!!