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Old 6th June 2014, 17:34   #46
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Why so much for oil change and chain clean up? And no free check ups for Triumphs? Any perceivable difference after the first service?
Jaggu - Unfortunately (I'd say fortunately) there are no free services for brands like HD & Triumph. Not sure about other big names like Kawa's or Yam's.

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Most of the cost is the oil itself, around 3lts required, and labor is around 2k, but since the service intervals are quite long, I feel the cost is justified. Noticeable change is the reduction in engine noise and more smoothness
First service is of utmost importance as all the fine filings from the engine bore etc gets accumulated. Plus the gears/pistons etc get properly seated, oil that is run fresh gets a bit stale by 800 kms (as this is a high revving engine) and about 1600 for HD.

As Sharath put it, you will definitely notice marked difference after the first service. All roughness will be gone. Operating Clutch/Gear etc becomes a charm along with a feeling of freshness.

Jaggu: I am sure none of this new to you! (remember how you would've felt after changing oil etc on your "Dwarf" @ Gopals?)
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Congrats on your purchase! I heard the exhaust note of the s3 inside the showroom and it had a killer note. What rubber is the bike running on?

And i'm sorry but i gotta ask this, any plans on aftermarket exhausts?
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Current rubber is Diablo Corsa, excellent grip, Arrows exhaust, maybe after some time
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Congrats for the new ride. The Triple has always been a special bike for me since I first laid eyes on it.

That was in the final chase sequence in MI 2, way-way back!
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A very short video for the stock exhaust sound

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A quick drive by video, to hear that glorious I3 noise
Street triple drive-by:
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A quick drive by video, to hear that glorious I3 noise
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Thanks. This is presumably with the stock exhaust?
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Yup, stock exhaust. Wanna upgrade to the Arrows, but will have to wait some time
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Jaggu - Unfortunately (I'd say fortunately) there are no free services for brands like HD & Triumph. Not sure about other big names like Kawa's or Yam's.
You're right Shubakar. The Kawasaki 250's and 300's have no free services either and i presume this holds good for their bigger bikes too.
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2. The engine sump and coolant reservoir are placed right at the bottom, which has a tendency to scrape tall speed breakers, especially when riding with a pillion.\

Is the some sort of underbody cover / guard that would attach below this area and protect it?
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Nope, no sump guard available as of now, but I don't think it will be an issue, as the sump itself is made of thick metal, so no damage done. Also, now that I take humps real slow, I have never scraped the bottom, even with a pillion. The trick is to go slow, with as little suspension travel as possible
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Nope, no sump guard available as of now, b
He means the coolant reservoir which is plastic, not the sump.

Although on paper the Street 3 has a 165mm ground clearance vs the Daytona's 140, visually inspecting the bikes and taking a rough measure - distance between thumb and little finger as the scale, they're about the same, and looks closer to 140 than 165mm.
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Arrow exhaust cost is 34,250/-.
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Arrow exhaust cost is 34,250/-.
Whoa. Arrows for the Street Tripple cost just 34K?

It's hard to believe since the Arrow 2X1 is 50K and 2X2 is 60K for Bonnie
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Whoa. Arrows for the Street Tripple cost just 34K?

It's hard to believe since the Arrow 2X1 is 50K and 2X2 is 60K for Bonnie
The cost difference is in Chrome plating, which has of late become an expensive proposition world over.

In India (Kerala) to get a set of RD 350 pipes chromed - properly double coated - its anywhere upwards of INR 10 K, I was told.

The pipes of Tripple is anodised or/powder coated, I believe, and hence, the lower cost.

Best Regards & Ride Safe

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