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Old 01-10-2012, 09:56 PM   #1
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So I am considering modifying my '12 Street triple R.

First round modifications would include a full exhaust, simple intake filter, and a tune.

After that I have been looking into installing the daytona cams.

I don't mind doing the exhaust and intake myself, but would prefer to have a shop do the cams and dyno tune.
Any shops around Houston that anyone can recommend?

Motorcycles Unlimited declined to help me, but P-1 Racing is at least looking into it for me.

I really like to shop around a bit though, so if there are any other shops someone could recommend please let me know.
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Old 01-10-2012, 10:41 PM   #3
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P-1 will take care of you; good guys.

Andy at Metric will as well.

You have two good options and I would strongly recommend either to anyone.

I have used both and have no complaints about either.

You have to decide based on your interactions with them and what fits your personality.

All that said. Why the need to modify the motor? I rode a first year Street Triple R through some kick road around Monterey, California last year; I can only imagine what the newest one is like. I understand the idea to modify the exhaust, as the sound is intoxicating. BUT...

I'd suggest if anything, sort the suspension to your weight and style of riding. That motor is the sh^t as it is. Leave it alone, or go get the big brother triple.

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P-1 will take care of you; good guys.

Andy at Metric will as well.

You have two good options and I would strongly recommend either to anyone.

I have used both and have no complaints about either.

You have to decide based on your interactions with them and what fits your personality.

All that said. Why the need to modify the motor? I rode a first year Street Triple R through some kick road around Monterey, California last year; I can only imagine what the newest one is like. I understand the idea to modify the exhaust, as the sound is intoxicating. BUT...

I'd suggest if anything, sort the suspension to your weight and style of riding. That motor is the sh^t as it is. Leave it alone, or go get the big brother triple.

Just sayin...

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I definitely see where you're coming from, but I do not want the additional weight of the speed.

The exhaust is a must for sure.

I just feel that the bike could use bit more power in the upper rpms.

Even with the extra power I don't feel it will be any faster than a Japanese 600.

I'll have the stock suspension adjusted to fit me, but I don't believe I'm going to need aftermarket suspension anytime soon.
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Exhaust and intake are all simple things to do your self. The dealer will load any tune you want for $85, at least that's what they told me about a year ago.

Sounds like right now you need to be a more skilled rider though. I've been down yer road with a 2009 Street Triple and the I-4 600 will still always kill you at anything above 60MPH.
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I completely understand the need to be a more skilled rider when we are talking about a twisty road or on the track. However, for straight-line speed when all you do is full throttle and preloaded your shifts I would have to say that only more power, less weight, or better aerodynamics will improve the bikes performance.
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It's your bike. Do what you like.

Andy at Metric or Brandon at P1 will sort you out.

Like the others, a bit bemused why you may want to do motor work on that bike. Maybe you bought the wrong one?

Again, if you want to put a blower on it.........knock yourself out.
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Maybe u should of bought the SPEED TRIPLE instead of the street triple.....
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I completely understand the need to be a more skilled rider when we are talking about a twisty road or on the track. However, for straight-line speed when all you do is full throttle and preloaded your shifts I would have to say that only more power, less weight, or better aerodynamics will improve the bikes performance.
After reading the above posts I think you bought the wrong tool for the job based on this post. But do as you wish its your bike. As far as skill going in a straight line well hmmmmmm......
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Not sure why anyone wouldn't understand doing a few tweaks to their bike. The speed triple is an all around bigger and heavier bike than the street triple r. They also do not offer a speed triple R.
The speed is a few thousand dollars more as well.

I bought the bike because of it's more upright seating position, it's agility, and I really enjoy the engine.

That doesn't mean I bought the wrong bike when I choose to make a good thing better

If I do as planned it will be the same thing as a daytona 675 without the fairings and full sport bike seating position.

If someone buys a daytona 675 are they buying too much bike? It's not as if I'm installing nitrous or a turbo here.

I do appreciate the answers though and I'm talking with P-1 about the upgrades.

So far they seem very detail oriented and willing to do research on the matter to come up with a myriad of options which I really am impressed with.

I'll keep all you haters updated kidding...
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Nice first thread .

For real though, I already tried telling him everything mentioned in this thread. Why you so stubborn bro? a cam
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They also do not offer a speed triple R.
The speed is a few thousand dollars more as well.

I bought the bike because of it's more upright seating position, it's agility, and I really enjoy the engine.

That doesn't mean I bought the wrong bike when I choose to make a good thing better

If I do as planned it will be the same thing as a daytona 675 without the fairings and full sport bike seating position.

If someone buys a daytona 675 are they buying too much bike? It's not as if I'm installing nitrous or a turbo here.

I do appreciate the answers though and I'm talking with P-1 about the upgrades.

So far they seem very detail oriented and willing to do research on the matter to come up with a myriad of options which I really am impressed with.

I'll keep all you haters updated kidding...
Maybe you should have waited......
http://www.triumphmotorcycles.com/mo...iple/2012/7978
BTW if you go into the performance parts section of the triumph parts catalog you can get engine upgrade parts and have them installed at your dealer. Just sayin', do a little more research. Don't thank me....you're welcome!
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