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Old 13th November 2014, 11:21   #136
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@jkdas: The lowest portion is indeed the engine oil sump and the radiator coolant reservoir right behind it. On the above mentioned stretch, the road was uneven and had undulations, but nothing like speed breakers, so had no issues clearing them. Also, I was riding solo on that part, so didn't have any issues with clearances. Only twice I've touched speed breakers, and both times it was with pillion. The issue is not the static ground clearance; the issue is when the suspension travels, it will tend to crash on the speedbreaker. The trick is to approach the speed breaker with near zero speed and then move over it, without making the suspension travel substantially.
Test rode the Street Triple and the CB1000R, bikes that I've shortlisted for myself. Simply fell in love with the flickability of the Striple. And the brakes: what bite! I have a query though, which the sales guys weren't quite sure of: With the service intervals 10k kms apart, does the engine oil actually last that much? Or does one have to change the oil between two scheduled services?
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With the service intervals 10k kms apart, does the engine oil actually last that much? Or does one have to change the oil between two scheduled services?
No change of oil required, the bikes come factory filled with Castrol Power 1, which can easily last the 10,000 kms service interval. All of the Triumph bikes are running this schedule and have had no issues at all. It's the same interval followed all over the country. One important thing that I felt was necessary was a more periodic cleaning of the air filter, since we have the most dusty places and the air filter will get clogged sooner than abroad. So other than chain cleaning and lubrication which you can do on your own, the bikes will happily run for the 10,000kms service interval

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I believe engine oil can last for 10K KM without any issue, but if needed, you can top it up at any point. However, I have seen serious loss of engine coolant within first 4K KM needing a refill, coolant may need frequent check and refill depending upon riding condition. Looking at the Indian road condition and amount of dust, I think 5K KM is the right time to change the air filter over cleaning.
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Updated the parking lamps to LED and the head lights to Phillips Crystal Vision. No major change in performance, just farkles. And talking about performance, don't know if the rumours are true, waiting for a response from Triumph India
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Hey, are these the white ones, like throws white light? What is the model number? Do they need any modification and how much do they cost?
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Hey, are these the white ones, like throws white light? What is the model number? Do they need any modification and how much do they cost?
They are headlamps are only slightly white, 4300K. Same wattage as stock, 60/55W. Even the performance( spread, throw) is the same, and it's just a normal H4 bulb, used in most cars and bikes. You can try Philips Crystal Vision, Diamond Vision, Xtreme Vision, Or Osram Nightbreaker or the PIAA bulbs.

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The parking lamps are LED, and fully white.

No modifications required for the installation. Just follow the owner's manual to remove the headlight housing, and install the lamps, just plug and play. Took me about an hour, since the access to the holes is a bit tight, do takes time to undo them and fix them back

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I'm yet to assess the complete performance of these bulbs, as most of the reviews are not very positive
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modifi...ernatives.html (Dissappointed with Philips Crystal Vision. Need help on alternatives)

However, I had the same bulb on my CBR before, and I had no complaints. I'm guessing it depends more on the reflector design for the bulbs to be effective. Will add in more comments as and when I observe the changes
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They are headlamps are only slightly white, 4300K. Same wattage as stock, 60/55W. Even the performance( spread, throw) is the same, and it's just a normal H4 bulb, used in most cars and bikes. You can try Philips Crystal Vision, Diamond Vision, Xtreme Vision, Or Osram Nightbreaker or the PIAA bulbs.
Always skip the deep tinted bulbs, they're worse on output than clear bulbs. Of all bulbs with any amount of blue tinted glass, only the Osram Nightbreaker series is an upgrade because it's milder in tint and coats only part of the bulb.

So avoid all the Crystal Vision, Diamond Vision, Cool Blue type of bulbs and straightaway go for Philips Xtreme Power/Xtreme Vision or Osram Nightbreaker or Osram Silverstar models.
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Completed this today, and every moment has been glorious. And it's been only 6 months since I bought the bike
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Thanks hifisharu for all the details around headlamp upgrade, I appreciate it. I have added it to my list.

Congrates for achieving 10K milestone this fast, you are definitely having a gala time with your Striple. Wish you many more fast and safe 10K’s ahead.
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They are headlamps are only slightly white, 4300K. Same wattage as stock, 60/55W.
Sharath, please be cautious while riding when it's dark and the roads are wet.

These white light bulbs tend to reflect away from the road in wet weather and esp. when it's raining, they are useless.

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Completed this today, and every moment has been glorious. And it's been only 6 months since I bought the bike
Congratulations and wishing you many more happy and safe miles.

P.S. Another buddy of mine just took delivery of his triple .
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Just adding some pics from a recent ride, with fellow member Djay99 and I'm astonished at the variety we saw in the parking lot, I mean it was like a parking lot in Europe
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I have been regularly following this thread.
I am also facing a dilemma, I am looking forward to buy the speed triple but have not across any ownership reviews or feedback about the bike. If anyone is currently owning one or has come across one would appreciate a feedback .
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Fellow member AlokSriva bought a Triumph couple of months ago & IIRC it is the same model. You may want to contact him via pm.

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I have been regularly following this thread.
I am also facing a dilemma, I am looking forward to buy the speed triple but have not across any ownership reviews or feedback about the bike. If anyone is currently owning one or has come across one would appreciate a feedback .
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Just adding some pics from a recent ride, with fellow member Djay99 and I'm astonished at the variety we saw in the parking lot, I mean it was like a parking lot in Europe

Wowie wow! Which place is this? The Kolar road CCD or the one near Shoolagiri. The sheer variety of bikes is astounding.
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abhinav.s: That is the Kolar CCD. If you ever want to witness a huge gathering of SBKs, just head there on a Sunday morning. All shapes and sizes and sounds
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