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Hi From Brisbane, Australia

Postby Savage » Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:59 am

Hi All.
Just traded my Speed Triple 2012 model in for a Super Duke.

Wasn't really looking for one, as I quite enjoyed the Triple (had a custom map from a Dyno Tuner) as well as other things, but local bike shop had $6k of their 2016 models, then when about to pull the trigger a 2017 model with 2000 km's on the clock was available I decided to go with that instead.
At $1k dearer with some bling stuff added, and the performance pack it was a no brainer for me.

So I went from this
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To this

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To be honest not a fan of the colour scheme, so will be changing it to the following.
Carbon Fibre rear and front guards. I'll be buying from MotoComposites, in Mat, then painting in a semi-gloss clear (it's ok I'm a qualified SprayPainter by trade :) )
Then the front fairings, thinking I'll paint it the same grey as the tank, if I'm not happy with the looks after that, then I'll pain the tank and fairings black (maybe with some pearl (orange) over the top.

Other things I have on order, or will have.

Yoshi Tail Tidy
Ergo seat (front and Pillion)
Comp Werkes Exhuast
Rottweiler SAS and Canister removal kit
Bar end mirrors
Carbon Fibre Tank guard (as well as the front and rear guards)


I think that covers it all

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Re: Hi From Brisbane, Australia

Postby Aphex » Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:31 pm

Sounds like a good trade, hopefully the twin doesn't disappoint!
08 SD, Mivv Suono, Rottweiler airbox. Current map: One some guy sent me from the internet.

Me so Hoony.

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Re: Hi From Brisbane, Australia

Postby Sarasota_Steve » Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:22 pm

Welcome in!

Do I detect a pattern with the wheel color on your bikes? I guess you could never own a Kawasaki huh?

Thank you kindly for your post for the Firefox and Chrome Ad-ons to repair Photobucket!

Enjoy that beast!
Ride Hard,
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Re: Hi From Brisbane, Australia

Postby Motogoon » Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:59 pm

Look at those orange wheels on the Triumph, kind of seems like you secretly wanted a KTM all along!

Be interested to hear your thoughts on a comparison of the 2 bikes.

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Re: Hi From Brisbane, Australia

Postby DukeNukem999 » Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:22 pm

Welcome and nice buy :)
Your old bike looks nice too.
2010 SD, Rottweiler intake / SAS removal, Akrapovic slipons, ergo seat, Scott's oil filter, factory alarm, SDR levers, Shorai (LiFePO4) battery, oem 16T / KTM Supersprox 40T, RK GB525GXW chain, Michelin Pilot Road 4 rear / Pilot Power 3 front.

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Re: Hi From Brisbane, Australia

Postby Savage » Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:36 am

Thanks guys, I test rode the 2016 model.
Intial thoughts was there was a lot more vibration, where the speedy seemed very smooth.

I was very surprised how easy the SD is to ride, position wise very similar to the Speedy.

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Re: Hi From Brisbane, Australia

Postby Duncs » Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:32 pm

I went from a 2009 Speed Triple to a 2017 SD-R too and I'd agree on the vibes vs smooth. But you expect that from a twin. Very happy so far! Hope you find the same.

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Re: Hi From Brisbane, Australia

Postby Savage » Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:56 pm

Duncs wrote:I went from a 2009 Speed Triple to a 2017 SD-R too and I'd agree on the vibes vs smooth. But you expect that from a twin. Very happy so far! Hope you find the same.
G'day
Happy to hear, any regrets in doing so?
What have you done to your SD?

I live near Samford / Mt Nebow / My Glorious. Should catch up for a ride



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Re: Hi From Brisbane, Australia

Postby Savage » Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:36 pm

Savage wrote:
Duncs wrote:I went from a 2009 Speed Triple to a 2017 SD-R too and I'd agree on the vibes vs smooth. But you expect that from a twin. Very happy so far! Hope you find the same.
G'day
Happy to hear, any regrets in doing so?
What have you done to your SD?

I live near Samford / Mt Nebow / My Glorious. Should catch up for a ride



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I live near Samford too, Upper Kedron.

So far I've done a Stage 3 SAS/Canister Removal from Rottweiler Performance, also with a servo stopper
Carbon fibre bits, painting the white fairing, and going to paint the tank a draker shade.
ASV shorty levers
and also have the Comp Werkes exhaust and decat.

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Re: Hi From Brisbane, Australia

Postby AGRO! » Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:51 am

You talking to yourself again Savage?

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Re: Hi From Brisbane, Australia

Postby scamb66 » Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:37 pm

AGRO! wrote:You talking to yourself again Savage?

Yep confused me.

Anyways welcome mate, a few Brisbanites around on here so possibly not that hard to get a ride sorted.
The best things in life are free........
The second best things are really expensive.

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Re: Hi From Brisbane, Australia

Postby WHO? » Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:30 am

scamb66 wrote:a few Brisbanites around on here so possibly not that hard to get a ride sorted.


add me to the mass, sunshine coast hinterland, plenty of time on my hands, always willing to try & keep up
any day above ground's a good day so keep smiling!!

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Re: Hi From Brisbane, Australia

Postby Savage » Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:54 pm

AGRO! wrote:You talking to yourself again Savage?
That will teach me to post while drinking, lol

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