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WTT 2001 Triumph Speed Triple for beginner bike
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WTT 2001 Triumph Speed Triple for beginner bike - May 16, 2017, 09:52 PM

I've given Sal's former Triple a new lease on life by installing a 9000 mile motor in it and fixing (and cleaning... Sal... Seriously...) things that were wrong with it.

Pic of the work, the finished bike and a video of it running:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6...m1aZ3VDMG9JQnM

This is what I did:

"New" motor with 9000 miles on it
New OEM intake manifold gasket
New OEM idler valve and couplings (the old one would stick giving it a high idle)
New clutch lever and clutch cable
New OEM throttle cable
New bar riser kit (+3 cm for a more upright riding position)
New O-ring chain on good sprockets
Fresh coolant
Fresh fully synthetic oil (Shell Rotella) and K&N oil filer
Buffed all plastics and touched up the paint (plenty of touch up paint left)

I have ridden it around the block (no tags) and it runs great, I had to leave it running at idle for 20 minutes (to reset ECU to "new" sensors) and it stayed cool and the fan kicked in as needed.

It could definitely use some new rubber, and in case you missed it the rear rim is black, the front is gray (which is the correct color). I'd just spray-bomb the front one to match the rear.

Other than that it runs great, no engine light, everything works. It still needs a shake-down to make sure nothing is wrong with it: I don't see anything "big" coming up but I also wouldn't jump on it and take it cross country. I'd ride it locally first in case something stupid like a simple leak manifests itself.

It looks great and sounds amazing and it's not perfect but doesn't look half bad for a 16 year old bike. I love that color.

Note that as a tall rider my knees touch the frame sliders closest to the seat so if you're tall those need to go.

I have about $2k in it and maybe a week worth of work. While I could keep it, turns out I could use a beginner bike for my girl who's getting her own licence and while this is a cool bike it's no beginner bike. Whatcha got? I'd say anything from an SV DOWN would be considered. No junk please...

Lastly you're welcome to come see/test it.


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May 17, 2017, 09:11 AM

What kinda tires you want, buddy?


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No other bike needed. Already have SuperHawk


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May 17, 2017, 10:08 AM

Nice work. Cool to see it restored


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May 17, 2017, 08:38 PM

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What kinda tires you want, buddy?
Ehrm... I'll let the next owner hit you up on that, I've already spent waaaaay to much time on it! But thank you loverboy


2007 BMW R1200GS Adventure (Current)
2006 BMW R1200ST
2003 BMW K1200GT (current)
2004 Ducati 998s Final Edition (current)
1997 Aprilia RS250
1998 BMW K1200RS
2000 Ducati 998
1998 Pegaso 650
1999 Ducati 996S
2004 BMW R1150R
2005 Aprilia RSVR Factory
2001 Triumph Tiger 955i
2002 Yamaha FZ1
2006 Buell Ulysses
1991 Suzuki GSX-1100R
1991 Honda Africa Twin 750
2008 Mobster Lefty Trophy pitbike
2004 Aprilia RSVR Factory
1990 Aprilia Pegaso 125
1991 Ducati 888
1995 Honda CR250
1996 Aprilia RS125
1995 Aprilia Sr 50
1984 Kram-it 50
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May 18, 2017, 11:15 AM

What size tires do you need?
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June 14, 2017, 03:42 PM

Still looking to either sell it (make me an offer) or trade it for a LIGHTWEIGHT beginner bike. Turns out the SV650 is already too heavy and big for her comfort level.


2007 BMW R1200GS Adventure (Current)
2006 BMW R1200ST
2003 BMW K1200GT (current)
2004 Ducati 998s Final Edition (current)
1997 Aprilia RS250
1998 BMW K1200RS
2000 Ducati 998
1998 Pegaso 650
1999 Ducati 996S
2004 BMW R1150R
2005 Aprilia RSVR Factory
2001 Triumph Tiger 955i
2002 Yamaha FZ1
2006 Buell Ulysses
1991 Suzuki GSX-1100R
1991 Honda Africa Twin 750
2008 Mobster Lefty Trophy pitbike
2004 Aprilia RSVR Factory
1990 Aprilia Pegaso 125
1991 Ducati 888
1995 Honda CR250
1996 Aprilia RS125
1995 Aprilia Sr 50
1984 Kram-it 50
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