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Old 30-09-2007, 09:55 AM
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Thinking of getting one of these ........................ Thought and advice ??? The one I'm looking at is a 97 T595 model.
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Old 30-09-2007, 11:35 AM
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ask gbr, he's had em before and swears there bloody good fun
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Old 30-09-2007, 03:40 PM
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Brilliant fun things! One of my most favourite bikes ever. Lovely handling (slightly slow, but very stable - one-handed footpeg scraping is a doddle), lovely engine (pulls like a feckin' train - put a race can on and they wail like nothing else, raises the hairs on the back o' yer neck), very good front brakes (learnt to stoppie on one), absolutely hopeless rear brake (it's just there for show, I reckon), good-looking machine, loads of attitude, reliable ... I'd love one.

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Well for the last 18 months we have mainly been on GS Beemers after accidents made the Bandit and XJR 12 too painful and uncomfortable to ride and wanting something more sporty/fighterish now we are both on the mend we have been casting around. Jules got an offer of a 1999 T955i that had failed it's MOT with seized suspension linkages for less than a grand. Owner is a friend of ours with a knackered shoulder who can't ride it anymore and after buying a Hardly he just sees it as taking up garage space

Guess who is buying a new Haynes Manual for the collection this week ?

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and in nuclear red looks so sweet
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and in nuclear red looks so sweet
We is getting the slime fluro green one
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a 1999 T955i that had failed it's MOT with seized suspension linkages for less than a grand. Owner is a friend



i bet he bleedin' is!
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i bet he bleedin' is!
Hehe just worried there might be other suprises lurking ... but also know he blames it for his shoulder and is happy to get shut of it as he also had a lot of small niggles with it. But as we just want a "toy" to takes turns hooning around on not a worry for us
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Beguilingly quick - you get to Very Silly Speeds without realising how fast you're going... more bottom end than a four but you don't run out of grunt like with a twin.

Excellent handling and brakes (like Nik says) - get Rentals for it for instant stunting fun --- and also get the Triumph race can plus a re-map for the fool innjekshun to make it go even quicker.

Got one earlier this year for the wife. Honest it was for her.
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Sounds even better then as the one im intersted in has renthals and has high level race can already.
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if you stick a free flow can on without the remap it can cause the bike to not even start.
if yours should start to run rough or not start when hot. remove the throttle position sensor. there are 2 o rings in there that will look in perfect order. replace them and it fixes it. the quick release fuel fittings are badly placed and can easily be broken when removing the tank, 13.00 each.

and yes i know these things from personal experience
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its gotta be the 1050 engined triple or nuffin
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Sounds even better then as the one im intersted in has renthals and has high level race can already.
Like Dracken sez, make sure it's the Triumph can and has also had the remap.
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The best bike I ever owned. As has been mentioned: The power delivery is excellent from 2.5k all the way to the redline; the handling and braking (except the weak rear brake) are all you will ever need.

I found it to be more comfortable than the Sprint ST and 3 hour stints are possible with the odd leg straightening on the move. It is quite economical for a big bike, returning 45-55mpg, depending on riding style and journey type.

The one I had was Nuclear Red:

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The best bike I ever owned. As has been mentioned: The power delivery is excellent from 2.5k all the way to the redline; the handling and braking (except the weak rear brake) are all you will ever need.

I found it to be more comfortable than the Sprint ST and 3 hour stints are possible with the odd leg straightening on the move. It is quite economical for a big bike, returning 45-55mpg, depending on riding style and journey type.

The one I had was Nuclear Red:

That's the colour I'd want too.
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The one I had was Nuclear Red:


Skida, thats blummen PINK!
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Old 02-10-2007, 08:24 PM
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they had problems with 4 th gear cog breaking and clutch springs shattering around that time, also sprag clutches were a problem.......apart from those little niggles they are a crackin ride, loads of fun.......
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OH YES I FORGOT THAT BLOODY SPRAG CLUTCH.
done them too.
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Old 03-10-2007, 10:54 AM
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Funny you should mention that. After leaving a club meeting one night I found a new attachment on my bike:

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well skida you may have waved bye to any street cred you have.
but i admire you just the same.
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well skida you may have waved bye to any street cred you have.
but i admire you just the same.
But she had no knickers on!
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Old 03-10-2007, 04:30 PM
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i have a 96 tripleand it is a joy to ride.i have cut down the rear mudgaurd to follow the lines of the rear bodywork.replaced the rear indicators with small flat ones fitted a carbon look belly pan and a nose fairing off some suzuki or other all in black.it si extremely comfortable even two up .we did a six counties ride in aid of rainbows a local childrens hospice taking in leicestershire,northamptonshire,rutland,lincolnshi re,derbyshire finishing off in nottinghamshire.a total of 280 miles and we could still just about walk when we got home
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I had a 98 T509 before i got my 1050. The fact I bought another one speaks for itself I reckon. Top motors! If the one your looking at is a T595 then it's a fightered Daytona not an original Speed triple, not a problem if it was done for aesthetic reasons but worth a close look all the same. Try www.T595.net for owt to do with Hinckley Trumpets, font of all knowledge so it is.
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Old 04-10-2007, 04:59 PM
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I believe its a T509 with a 955i engine etc ...... Yea Ive signed up to that it seems full of useful info.
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First post on these boards, so,-
Early 509 Speed triples had 895cc motors with went over to 955s in about 1998 (?) the 955s are a bit more refined and have a bit more torque IMHO.- the motor is similar to the Daytona motor but it has cast instead of forged pistons & runs a barrel liner instead of a nikasil bore, it makes less power than a Daytona but has better torque.

As said here earlyer the only real weaknesses are the sprag clutch and the forth gear (but only really on the 895 motors).

Again the place for information is http://t595.net/messageboard/
If your into tuning look for "tuneboy" there with serial cable program and laptop you can reprogram your ECU and ALL it's parameters,- with a little headwork and remapping I managed to get 115 BHP on the Dyno on mine.

Top place for parts etc,- http://www.jacklilley.com/ (no I don't work there).

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............the quick release fuel fittings are badly placed and can easily be broken when removing the tank, 13.00 each.

and yes i know these things from personal experience
--- These should of been replaced under a factory safety recall 3/4 years ago if their not take it to any Triumph dealer & they will replace them for free.

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Old 07-10-2007, 11:49 AM
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HI Speed Trip, I have recently signed up to the T595 forums, interesting site you have there, well here it is a slightly abused Speed Triple and its mine, well whadya know my first British bike, Not sure how much is British, but fuckit its mine, Its a 1997 on a R reg but has a Speed Triple T595i engine fited, I have the lights, etc, but my speedo is a drag spec as apparently the previous owner fucked em. Any Ideas if later clocks are interchangeable as they look much tidyer. Goes like a scolded cat and handles lighter than anything Ive owned before even GSXR's . Whaddya reckons ?


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Old 07-10-2007, 06:56 PM
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Shaggy it's not my site- I was just into go fast S3's for a while.- & that's the site to use.

Search e-bay for clocks,- they do come up, as far as I know all the speed triples with that shape body work clocks will fit no problem. Easy ass to fit, a standard cable drive and a electrical connector block, or try Sprint manufacturing (breakers) on 01985-850821 there about the only breakers that seem to have any Hinckley Triumph bits.

To me that looks like a early S3 with a 885 motor,- as it has black wheels the 995s tended to have silver,- although there was a few months overlap.

Very cool bike though, possibly one of the few sports bikes that never seems to look dated, & the best shape S3 with the mesh intakes- in my view.

I'd recommend fitting a fly screen it makes a huge difference if your going to do high speed miles. Also a lot of owners tend to fit a one tooth larger rear sprocket,- you'll lose 5-8mph of the top end,- but you can live with that but it'll pull like a train.
This is mine with a Blueflame prototype under seat exhaust.

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