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Offline Paul2bikes

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Re: MCN
« Reply #20 on: 25 February, 2020, 06:31:32 PM »
*Originally Posted by mustangpilot [+]
I've been going back and forth between 1050 and 1215 Triumphs. Now back again on my second Tiger Sport  :047:

A nice selection you've had there. I've only had 5 Hinckley jobs, got a 900 Sprint in '94, ST955 in '99, ST1050 in 2008, TS in 2014 & T800 in 2016. Still got the last two, they both have their good points......and bad.

Ok for you Netherlands boys riding Tex's, you're all 7ft tall, get a leg out further to balance um.
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Re: MCN
« Reply #21 on: 25 February, 2020, 06:40:41 PM »
Although a bit long in the tooth,  I still reckon as a tool for getting the job done a 955 Tiger is still up there
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Re: MCN
« Reply #22 on: 26 February, 2020, 05:26:25 AM »
I'm not sure if i ever let on but I sold my Tiger 1050 over two years ago. It really should've been Triumph's best all round version of it's 955/1050 triples but I was cursed with the snatchiest of the snatchy ones and gave up it.

Stayed on this forum because, well, I quite like it and enjoy the cut of the members jibs. Didn't leave the Triumph fold though. I've got a 2008 Speed Triple and I've had my 2005 955i Speedtona for ever which I'm always telling people really does have the finest iteration of  the 955/1050 motor. I've had a lot of Hinckley triples - the '02-'06 Daytona IS the best engine variant.

Having said all that I confess to having acquired a KTM 1290 Super Duke GT a few months back. This makes my Triumphs seem pedestrian. It makes everything seem pedestrian. It really is in a different league, a league that, quite honestly, I'm not qualified to be in.   
« Last Edit: 26 February, 2020, 05:28:21 AM by TCC »

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Re: MCN
« Reply #23 on: 26 February, 2020, 07:17:09 AM »
*Originally Posted by TCC [+]
I'm not sure if i ever let on but I sold my Tiger 1050 over two years ago. It really should've been Triumph's best all round version of it's 955/1050 triples but I was cursed with the snatchiest of the snatchy ones and gave up it.

The snatch you had on your Tiger 1050, is exactly why my '08 ST1050 had to go, liked the bike as a tourer, but the on/off snatch was awful, having to ride it on the clutch on r'abouts & hairpins. My '99 ST955 was the smoothest & quickest of all mine to date. Took the ST1050 back to the dealer but their chief technician said "Your chain needs adjusting" and walked off. Obviously a problem he knew was above his capabilities.

Odd that they don't all have that snatch, but if we get one that does, it's our problem, we're on our own with it. Some say a later tune has cured it on theirs, doesn't work for all.
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Re: MCN
« Reply #24 on: 26 February, 2020, 07:23:08 AM »
A lot of guys in the states have used these to tame snatchy throttles:

https://www.g2ergo.com/shop/g2-street-tamer-throttle-tube-triumph/
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Re: MCN
« Reply #25 on: 26 February, 2020, 07:51:51 AM »
*Originally Posted by Timbox [+]
A lot of guys in the states have used these to tame snatchy throttles:

https://www.g2ergo.com/shop/g2-street-tamer-throttle-tube-triumph/

Yes, I remember looking at those, but hadn't seen them until the ST1050 had gone. It would mebbe ease the snatch. Ideal for my TS which wants to fly away as soon as I touch the throttle when it comes out cold. Don't help jumping from a Yam 225 which needs a handful of throttle to get off the mark.
« Last Edit: 26 February, 2020, 08:11:03 AM by Paul2bikes »
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Re: MCN
« Reply #26 on: 26 February, 2020, 12:52:10 PM »
*Originally Posted by TCC [+]
I'm not sure if i ever let on but I sold my Tiger 1050 over two years ago. It really should've been Triumph's best all round version of it's 955/1050 triples but I was cursed with the snatchiest of the snatchy ones and gave up it.

Stayed on this forum because, well, I quite like it and enjoy the cut of the members jibs. Didn't leave the Triumph fold though. I've got a 2008 Speed Triple and I've had my 2005 955i Speedtona for ever which I'm always telling people really does have the finest iteration of  the 955/1050 motor. I've had a lot of Hinckley triples - the '02-'06 Daytona IS the best engine variant.

Having said all that I confess to having acquired a KTM 1290 Super Duke GT a few months back. This makes my Triumphs seem pedestrian. It makes everything seem pedestrian. It really is in a different league, a league that, quite honestly, I'm not qualified to be in.   
Have you ever posted a photo of your Speedtona TCC?, i rememeber you mentionong it in the past but would love to see a photo or 2  :169: :123:
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Re: MCN
« Reply #27 on: 26 February, 2020, 08:40:26 PM »
*Originally Posted by TCC [+]
I'm not sure if i ever let on but I sold my Tiger 1050 over two years ago. It really should've been Triumph's best all round version of it's 955/1050 triples but I was cursed with the snatchiest of the snatchy ones and gave up it.

Stayed on this forum because, well, I quite like it and enjoy the cut of the members jibs. Didn't leave the Triumph fold though. I've got a 2008 Speed Triple and I've had my 2005 955i Speedtona for ever which I'm always telling people really does have the finest iteration of  the 955/1050 motor. I've had a lot of Hinckley triples - the '02-'06 Daytona IS the best engine variant.

Having said all that I confess to having acquired a KTM 1290 Super Duke GT a few months back. This makes my Triumphs seem pedestrian. It makes everything seem pedestrian. It really is in a different league, a league that, quite honestly, I'm not qualified to be in.   

+1and in the process

 
« Last Edit: 26 February, 2020, 08:51:36 PM by Winger »

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Re: MCN
« Reply #28 on: 26 February, 2020, 10:18:21 PM »
Must admit although I'm not very fond of the KTM,s face, the Super duke GT I sat on at the Birmingham show was really comfy and a good riding position for me and felt totally different to the 1290 SAS which I didn't like, had the same experience with the Kwak zx10R  :028: and the 1000sx  :151:
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Re: MCN
« Reply #29 on: 27 February, 2020, 12:06:13 AM »
*Originally Posted by Tigermike [+]
Have you ever posted a photo of your Speedtona TCC?, i rememeber you mentionong it in the past but would love to see a photo or 2  :169: :123:

As requested. Thanks for your interest.