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post #1 of 13 Old 10-31-2007, 07:57 PM Thread Starter
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Rode a S3 Today...

I know the 919 is a naked bike like the S3... man it is completely different.

Here's what I noticed. Right off the bat I felt like I was perched really high on the bike. The seat was nice and comfortable while riding, but felt really wide once I had to put the feet down, not so comfy. It felt a lot lighter than the 919 and it felt like it was more flickable. I know the 919 weights more, but it really felt like a huge difference. Maybe because your body weight is higher on it.

That thing has some scary torque/power. I was little timid riding cause I hadn't been on it before. Bike was stock except for a devil carbon exhaust. Man I want an S3 now. That exhaust sounds sweet. I still think the 9er is more comfortable of a ride though. I'd swap the bars and grips and that would be it on the S3.

One thing I really liked was the feel of the brakes. My 919 front brake feels spongy compared to the S3. Maybe it's because of the SS lines on the S3.

Anyone else think the 9ers brakes are spongy?

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post #2 of 13 Old 11-01-2007, 08:27 AM
 
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You mean S3 like the old Buell ?

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Speed triple!

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post #4 of 13 Old 11-01-2007, 11:14 AM
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To me it seems way smaller, much more compact... LOVE THAT BIKE

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post #5 of 13 Old 11-01-2007, 11:41 AM
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My stock brakes with rubber lines were very spongy until installing SS lines and flushing motul. Now they are very responsive and I have no complaints.

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post #6 of 13 Old 11-02-2007, 08:07 AM
 
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D'oh - Im just not hip to you kids -

Yep, fist mod everyone whould do is to install some SS lines - Funny, i cant rember any Euro bike that dont come with them - even the 50cc Aprilia scooters come with SS lines !

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post #7 of 13 Old 11-05-2007, 07:26 AM
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+1 for Galfer SS lines! Totally different feel than the stock rubber lines.

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post #8 of 13 Old 11-07-2007, 07:03 PM
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I like the looks of the later versions of the last generation S3's. I can't seem to get used to the short stubby rear-end of the current generation. Other than that, the bike looks bad*ss!

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street triple or speed triple?

judging by the power i gather you mean the speed triple 1050cc triumph?

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love the sp3 but buying it meant giving up any pretense of owning an all-arounder...the 9r, the fz1, the zrx can all lay pretty good claim to that title and yeah it feels smaller but all of that falls away when you get on the throttle and you start thinkin...why not

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street triple or speed triple?

judging by the power i gather you mean the speed triple 1050cc triumph?
Yes Speed Triple. My buddy just sold it, man I wish I could of afforded it AND the 9er!

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street triple or speed triple?

judging by the power i gather you mean the speed triple 1050cc triumph?
For Future refrence, Speedy and S3 = Speed Triple whereas Striple or ST3 = Street triple.

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post #13 of 13 Old 11-27-2007, 11:10 PM
 
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Man even to think of it gives me shivers...I love white bikes...And fast one in that...


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