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post #1 of 7 Old 05-30-2006, 01:54 PM Thread Starter
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The right Choice?

I've owned my 919 for about a month now and I love it, but I have just stumbled across the '06 Speed Triple and I couldn't help thinking that the Triple is a way cooler bike, and maybe I should have bought a Triumph instead......

Until I came across this:

http://www.triumphrat.net/modules.ph...rum=19&start=0

Don't get me wrong, I'll probably still buy one in a year or so if Triumph can work out some of the reliability issues. Other than replacing the OEM automatic cam chain tensioner with a manual one on my F4, I have never had any problems with the Hondas I've owned.

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Unreliable vehicles sux..
I bought the 9 because of the look, because it's an Honda and it has a proved reliability record and plenty of dealers everywhere.
Otherwise I would have bought a Ducati or a Buell...

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The triple sure looks sweet... Parked!!!

The "NO close Dealers" or "No spare parts readily available" has always scared me away from Exotic cars/bikes... I don't know why. I sure would love to own one if I had the money.

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Speed Triple ?? I like the dual head lights.... yup thats it.

post #5 of 7 Old 05-31-2006, 12:36 AM
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Originally Posted by pags
I've owned my 919 for about a month now and I love it, but I have just stumbled across the '06 Speed Triple and I couldn't help thinking that the Triple is a way cooler bike, and maybe I should have bought a Triumph instead......

Until I came across this:

http://www.triumphrat.net/modules.ph...rum=19&start=0

Don't get me wrong, I'll probably still buy one in a year or so if Triumph can work out some of the reliability issues. Other than replacing the OEM automatic cam chain tensioner with a manual one on my F4, I have never had any problems with the Hondas I've owned.
Some guy on that thread says to carry a spare clutch cable under your seat. He implies all bikes with a cable for the clutch should do this. Now I won't argue with the wisdom here.. but I was thinking... how convenient it would be for Triumph owners to simply carry a spare Honda under the seat.

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I can find threads where RC owners bitch just as much.

In my experience, there is not a reliability issue. I spend lots of time at the local dealer and rarely do i see one come back for anything more than routine maintenance. Also know it comes with a standard 2 year warranty. So Triumph is willing to stand behind it.

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Some guy on that thread says to carry a spare clutch cable under your seat. He implies all bikes with a cable for the clutch should do this. Now I won't argue with the wisdom here.. but I was thinking... how convenient it would be for Triumph owners to simply carry a spare Honda under the seat.
Now that, my friends, is funny stuff.

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