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“Even empty they may cause the front to come up under not so hard acceleration”

Finally got my bags in after 2 months and 5 days of “they will be in anytime now” from the dealer. I have them on just to get use to the bike for now. I pulled out and got on it a few days ago and wow the front is in the air..
Today I dropped my son off at school and as I pulled out up came the front (not trying to do it) All the kids were jumping up and down and clapping as I went by. (no the kids are no where close to the road, and you have to pull out fast due to traffic if you want to get out of the parking lot and I was going only <30mph)

Anyone other then me having “problems” keeping the front down with the bags on?
 

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NO! Let's stop with the warning stickers.

Common sense dictates with more weight in the rear....

...well you know?
 

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For God's sake the next thing you know someone will want a warning sticker not to ride when it's raining as the tires may spin on wet pavement.

NO MORE WARNINGS!!!!!!!!!!

COMMON SENSE :hammer: :mad: :hammer: :hammer:
 

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my 06 likes to loft the front wheel bags or not. The bikes got a hooliganistic nature to it and I'm under it's spell! It's like I'm 19 again riding three gear wheelies on my KZ550.

Now with bags! Try looking around the side of the fairing and enjoy the ride. :chug:

Jim T.
 

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A (sports)tourer? On the back wheel? With luggage? How cool is that?!
Just lean forward, go easy on the twistgrip, or....fit a tank bag too! :wink:
 

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..... hey stinky - you're yanking our chain - right?


I sometimes ride with a 150lb pillion and a loaded packrack and dont pull wheel stands.Although I'm sure I could if I wanted to.

I think you're being a bit liberal with the throttle there my son :-D

Must be fun though.

Enjoy Grant :cool:

ps I just noticed you've got a red one - that'll explain it :razz:
 

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I am joking about the label, not about the lofting the front. I do have a tank bag and I do come in at about 220lbs. I was just shocked how easy it was to do with empty bags. I didn't figure i would have a problem doing it with full bags but just kinda shocked with empty ones.
 

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I've never come close to lifting the front wheel, how do I do it?

My only problem with the hard bags is how wide they are, the right one is scratched already :mad: . Just another way of marking my territory.
 

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Adjust rear suspension. Soften it up a bit, so the back end will dip down just a bit.


Kids do love wheelies though..... :upthumb:
 

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May I suggest it's the drivers riding style? No offense Bro but I have yet to even come close to raising the front wheel on my '06. Maybe I ride conservative, but the Sprint seems hard to pull a wheelie unless you are trying very hard.

Maybe I'm the only one so I ask? Is it just me? No spears thrown your way Man, and yes I have and ride with the saddlebags. I just find the bike to be the opposite with my personal experiences.
 

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On 2006-11-21 15:49, triumphite wrote:
Adjust rear suspension. Soften it up a bit, so the back end will dip down just a bit.


Kids do love wheelies though..... :upthumb:
Yeah, 42 year old kid. :wink:
The bike is not hard to wheelie.

Jim T.
 

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Think I've been riding conservatively. Used to riding the 730 lb. VTX, it has plenty of torque but is so low to the ground that not even a hard start will lighten the front end appreciably.

Haven't done a wheelie since the Mini-trail 50. Just found a pic of it, now who's got a scanner?
 
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If I find this thing can't pull a wheelie without the bags or suspension tweaks......I'm not buyin' one!

What's life without a few innocent wheelies!?
 

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On 2006-11-23 11:35, stbadge wrote:
Stinky buy some stabilisers.
or a White Corolla
 

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Wheelie school..............

It's easier with an 18 tooth front sprocket and it makes the bike better at just tooling around town too. Roll out at about 5-10 mph, shut the throttle so the suspension gets the front end to dip, whack the throttle back open (careful, you don't need as much as you think, and remember......rear brake just in case)and up she comes, easy, no clutch needed. Careful, to much throttle and you will be much higher than you planed on! Beware as the body work is expensive; the bike's and yours. You can also just to a power wheelie by just rolling on the throttle aggressively in first. Once my bike hits around 6-7 grand things get light, if you continue it will loft the front wheel about a foot before you need to shift.

BTW I'm no expert so as they say " At your own risk"

The 1050 Sprints are tuned to keep them from doing wheelies too easily. They let the Speed 3 have the more aggressive tune. They will loft the front wheel in third!
 

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I bet whoever wrote the owners manual, is reading this forum, thinking "***** we missed one"

I mean really, the owners manual is more of a book of "***** that can go wrong"

Here is a couple of more to include in the next addition of the Triumph owners man.

"failure to put down feet while stopping will result in tipping the motorcycle. Which can result in death or injury, but will certainly result in your fellow motorcyclists pointing and laughing their a$$ off"

"Carrots should not be inserted in the exhaust pipes no matter how far you think they can be shot, and can result in death or injury, more realistic of carrot stuck in exhaust"

"Tires should always be checked and properly fitted on the motorcycle prior to each ride, cause well otherwise ya'd be riding on the rims, riding on rims can result in reduced traction, leading to a crash and death or injury... but really cool sparks"

I could go on... and on... and on.... :hammer:
 
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