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Offline kzz1king

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Thinking of buying a 2001 triumph sprint st
« on: July 21, 2015, 02:02:44 pm »
There is one locally with 8,000 miles on it (how is that possible?).  I have been hoping to replace my C1o with a used 14 but have not yet got the funding. Guy is asking $3,000 for the ST. Any thing I should be aware of with this model of bike? Hoping to go lookand ride it on Thursday.
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Re: Thinking of buying a 2001 triumph sprint st
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2015, 02:19:13 pm »
A friend of mine had one for 88,000 trouble free miles. He sold it for $3300.  If it is in good shape and not suffering from sitting for 10 years, I would jump on it.  Keep in mind that it leans more on the sport side of sport touring and has a chain drive.
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Re: Thinking of buying a 2001 triumph sprint st
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2015, 04:32:48 pm »
As far as the sport goes I guess I need to ride it a little to decide. The chain is going to be a bit of a hassle. I have a Z1 with a chain but it doesnt get ridden a lot. Thanks for your input.
Wayne
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Re: Thinking of buying a 2001 triumph sprint st
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2015, 09:18:17 pm »
Chain doesn't rob horse power and add weight like the drive shafts. Bikes on the sport side of the fence will give up some convenience for performance.
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