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Old 17th January 2016, 11:31   #61
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Hey let us not make it Jap Vs Brits, quality is aok. Infact finish is much better too with the brit; this is an electro-mechanical issue that needs acknowledgement and resolution.

I do have close contact with Z and Striple in my life, both are amazing products and both run with any junk fuel this side of India can throw.

Problem being discussed here is more of attitude of the Indian entity that we need to interact with, and sorry to say horror stories and arrogance are across brands.
Hey mate, Sorry i meant reliability and not quality. I have ridden ST3 multiple times and never stalled it but it looks like quite a few bikes have a flaw of stalling and i believe manufacturer must fix it.
Fit and finish on ST3 is top notch and better than Z800.
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Old 15th February 2016, 16:57   #62
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Well after the stalling issue (which has magically disappeared on my bike) I was faced with a new problem, I was basically able to eat up my rear tire in around 4000km. Is the tire too soft or do I accelerate too aggressively? Because I've seen owners run these tires for 15-18k kms, but in either case it was due for a change since it was over a year and a half old. I don't use the bike too much unfortunately because of the weather in Delhi, and have been trying to ride it around as much as I can. After suffering multiple punctures on consecutive days it turned into a emergency and I rushed to Kirti Nagar to get new rubber for Blue Lightning

I have no idea how it got in there.
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Post realising that my usage of the bike is minimal, I don't take it touring and mostly potter around the city or Buddh Circuit I need to get max grip. With the Rosso Corsa I always felt it took too long to come to operating temperatures. Unlike earlier you get a wide variety and choice now-a-days in superbike rubber. I decided going for the Pirelli Supercorsa SP because I was happy with Pirelli and the Daytona comes with Supercorsa as standard. I called a few owners about the tires and they did mention they are more prone to punctures. I didn't have a single puncture on the Rosso till it went bald, so that worried me a little.

Notice the SuperCorsa written on the sides? They are like chicken strips waiting to be scraped off by asphalt at a trackday.
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Initial reaction is great, I haven't ridden the bike much but the grip levels are great. A whack of the throttle instantly sends the front wheel to the sky instead of just spinning out and I've noticed that this tire takes lesser time to heat up. I'll keep everyone updated after I've done a trackday on it. I also intend to take the bike to Triumph workshop for them to do whatever they needed to do to resolve the stalling problem.

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Old 31st March 2016, 21:18   #63
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I recently quit my job and treated myself to a month off of doing nothing. Unfortunately I was not able to ride as much as I would have preferred, fortunately we did end up riding and I was lucky enough to have a very gifted artist with me who just happened to be carrying his Nikon.

The plan was to ride to this lovely cottage about 70km ahead of Shimla in a village called Karyali, we were in no rush so decided to split the onward journey into 2 days.

My Bike's seat broke a few days before the trip. The part where the rear lock connects to the seat ripped out when my fat ass friend slammed himself on the seat. I could not believe Triumph has the audacity to charge Rs 22,000 for this seat. I tried to claim insurance but it was denied saying that this was not covered. Thankfully Triumph has their 'comfort' seat available at 12k in stock so I decided to grab it right away. Also decided I needed a few more essentials for touring. So I picked up a new helmet, saddle bags hydration pack to get myself ready for the first long ride on the bike.

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Comfort seat, looks good. Seat is better than stock for sure.

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AGV AX-8 Carbon

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Dirtsack, dirt cheap at around 3K
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The ride from Delhi to our first stop in Panchkula was pretty uneventful and boring. We ended up lazing around and taking loads of stops to chill and have chai because we were not in a hurry.

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One of the many rest stops on GT Road

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The triples are ready to take on the day

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Chill break somewhere near Solan I think.

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Triple with the Duke!
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My Bike's seat broke a few days before the trip. The part where the rear lock connects to the seat ripped out when my fat ass friend slammed himself on the seat. I could not believe Triumph has the audacity to charge Rs 22,000 for this seat. I tried to claim insurance but it was denied saying that this was not covered.[/i][/center]
I hope you guys enjoy your ride. On what basis do they not cover the seat, is it mentioned anywhere in the policy?
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Entering Shimla

The ride to Shimla was actually not that fun because of the himalayan expressway is under construction from near Solan onwards, there were just way too many trucks and it was way too hot and dusty. The drive through Shimla was horrid with gridlock and traffic all the way. ProTip: Avoid riding through hills or popular tourist destinations during times of long weekend or when you know the influx of tourists would be huge, we had lunch and continued our 70 km journey to the destination to Karyali a beautiful mountain village.

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Make Life A Ride

We were lucky enough to get these beautiful shots not far from Karyali, this is when I felt so much better. I was actually completely exhausted with riding on broken roads. It was a scary feeling because I was on the Pirelli Super Corsas which are basically road legal super soft tires and here I am riding them on gravel, stone and immense potholes. After a certain time I realised that I was bottoming out too much in the front and decided to accelerate instead of brake for small potholes which made the bike glide over them, but this is not always possible (road isn’t straight on the mountains).

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Dream is collapsing

We encountered this broken bridge along the way, it was quite a sight to be honest. I’ve seen nothing like it before. One enquiring the locals told us a bunch of trucks decided to park on the bridge which lead to it breaking and toppling over, great going man. These poor villages in the Himalayas already struggle with their road networks and resources only to be destroyed by idiots.

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The cottage where we were staying was absolutely gorgeous and we collectively decided that we wanted to spend a day doing absolutely nothing, I decided to just walk around a bit to a place, some of the locals told me about a stream that flows nearby so the afternoon was spent trekking and taking silly pictures.

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Me absorbing some nature in my bugs bunny pants.

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Afternoon was spent here.

It was a perfect biker getaway bearing the little patch of almost dirt road at the end which leads upto the cottage, but the bike handled it quite well and it got a well deserved break.

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Meadow


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Blue Lightning is asleep.


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I had a drag race coming up on Sunday so was debating weather to stick around, ride further or return back. The itch to race was too strong and we ultimately decided that we will ride back non stop from Karayali to Delhi which Google maps estimated to be a 20 hour drive. So we hustled.

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10,000ft Wheelie!

Before people get angry, this was done on a closed road with no vehicle traffic. I really wanted to get some great shots of the bike. It performed flawlessly, it tore up the mountains and it devoured the highway and I was home in less than 11 hours which is fantastic with road condition and the amount of stops we took along the way.

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I hope you guys enjoy your ride. On what basis do they not cover the seat, is it mentioned anywhere in the policy?
Insurance agent mentioned that non commercial vehicles don't have partial theft insurance.

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Old 28th June 2016, 11:06   #67
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Happy 2nd Birthday Blue Lightning

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Blue Lightning getting blessed 2 years ago.

Its been 2 years since I got the bike. I have still not crossed 10k KM as you all know its been a roller coaster ride for me. I really really love and enjoy the bike quite a bit, and its a keeper for sure. As my friend Stuart Lima once told me about his '05 GSXR. I'm going to ride it till my grave.

I wish I had fond memories to share about my experiences with Triumph India, the less said is better. From horrible representatives at Dealer levels who would turn the Dalai Lama into a serial killer to lala management who deserve to be in a government office and not heading a motorcycle company.

The bike has started stalling again, I will be taking it to the workshop to get it resolved and will share my findings.
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The bike has started stalling again, I will be taking it to the workshop to get it resolved and will share my findings.
This is bad. Is this because of lack of experience service professionals who are not trained about the bike?

We often hear say the german car makers actually training their service associates by taking them overseas to their factories and basically making them take exams before they care qualified to lead service at their service centres.

Its sad to hear that the issue is not fixed and 10k in two years is definitely not what you wanted to do with the bike.
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I wish I had fond memories to share about my experiences with Triumph India, the less said is better. From horrible representatives at Dealer levels who would turn the Dalai Lama into a serial killer to lala management who deserve to be in a government office and not heading a motorcycle company.

The bike has started stalling again, I will be taking it to the workshop to get it resolved and will share my findings.
Nice pics mate. It is really shameful of Triumph treating their customers like trash and not taking their issues seriously. It is as if everything is falling on their deaf ears.

First the BHP detune fiasco for which they didn't even bother to tender an apology forget about compensating the owners and now the stalling issue which their "so called trained staff" is unable to diagnose and rectify. Despite this all they know is to charge exorbitantly for their accessories. Makes me wonder if their sales and marketing team is managed by Baboons or what? this along with jokers in their technical and PR department!

Hope your issue is diagnosed correctly rather than Triumph's trial and error. In my riding group I have asked many a riders to STAY AWAY from Triumph due to their cheating and high nose attitude. What a Bunch of Losers! quickdraw mate you have aptly defined them.

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Fab pics and a great video man!!
It's great to see the striple in the backdrop of the mighty mountains! The wheelie pics are awesome!!
Keep her rolling!

Cheers!

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Here is a short video I made of the trip I talked about earlier. Still learning how to create these videos so any feedback is welcome, especially which parts you liked/disliked.

I know the video is long, it's more of me putting together footage I had. Will try and tell a more coherent story in my next one.
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Aargh, it's happened again. My seat has broken for the second time, and this is the add-on Comfort seat that I had bought. If you take a look at the pictures its obvious the locking mechanism that they use is very flimsy and prone to breaking.

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As you can see the plastic part has a metal bolt that rips right off. And this is the second time it has happened. Both of those incidents I had a heavy pillion >75kg (for a very short small duration) but that isn't an excuse.

I am definitely not keen on spending another 12-15k to get a new seat. Most probably going to get it repaired have got some contacts for a well-known guy in Karol bagh, any other options?

Word of advice to Street owners, don't take a fat pillion along for a ride or you will end up with a broken seat.
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