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    New to me ST3S

    Well,

    I started out to buy a lighter-weight version of the GSA, preferably 21" front wheel - say a 650Dakar or a Transalp...

    Somehow ended up with a ST3S (17" front wheeel...) !!

    Very nice ride, a lot of power, stable and turns well...

    A bit more weight on the wrists than I am used to but manageable.

    It has a Performance Airbox and Pipes, the sound of the thing is wicked.

    So, a good start!

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    That's looks lovely, they are fantastic touring bikes

    I am jealous, I sold mine 5 years ago to buy my first GS, I've regretted it ever since, should have found space & money for both of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by N111BJG View Post
    That's looks lovely, they are fantastic touring bikes

    I am jealous, I sold mine 5 years ago to buy my first GS, I've regretted it ever since, should have found space & money for both of them.
    Agreed ,I sold my st3s 4 years ago , big mistake. Used to open the garage door to just look , never do that with my GS


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bin Ridin View Post
    Well,

    I started out to buy a lighter-weight version of the GSA, preferably 21" front wheel - say a 650Dakar or a Transalp...

    Somehow ended up with a ST3S (17" front wheeel...) !!

    Very nice ride, a lot of power, stable and turns well...

    A bit more weight on the wrists than I am used to but manageable.

    It has a Performance Airbox and Pipes, the sound of the thing is wicked.

    So, a good start!

    Bin
    I had the bar risers at 6' it made a big difference esp in town.


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    Lovely Duke













    (but take the Ohlins sticker of the Showa forks)

    Fairly sure I've come across that bike over the last week or two.

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    That's lovely, tried an ST3 in 2002 and for a variety of reasons (cheap insurance deal) purchased a Fazer 1000 instead

    Love to hear how you get on with it.

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    Do hope it's getting looked after


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    Quote Originally Posted by younger06 View Post
    (but take the Ohlins sticker of the Showa forks) .
    It is an 'S' though.

    Wouldn't they have come with Ohlins?

    It's usually one of the differentiators.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeM View Post
    I had the bar risers at 6' it made a big difference esp in town.
    Six foot bar risers! Do you have to stand on the seat to reach them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigtwin View Post
    It is an 'S' though.

    Wouldn't they have come with Ohlins?

    It's usually one of the differentiators.
    Nope.
    On that model, being the "S" would probably have gotten you an Ohlins rear shock.

    It's a Showa fork (or maybe a Sachs)

    Now, on the plus side....... I had a 996 with Showa front end and in 12 years, I never had to do the fork seals........ whereas my mates with there fancy 999s and 1098s with fancy Ohlins front ends had to do seals every year (after the winter lay up)

    The Showa forks are brilliant.

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    My 748 biposto and sp had showa front forks, and when I got them serviced the suspension boy told me that the ohlins jobs regularly popped their seals, he had never changed the seals on the showa, good bit of kit, always fancied a ST,

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    Showa front...... Ohlins rear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by younger06 View Post
    Showa front...... Ohlins rear.

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    Having owned one I can confirm as correct


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    Quote Originally Posted by bigtwin View Post
    Six foot bar risers! Do you have to stand on the seat to reach them?
    https://www.helibars.com/products/HeliBars-handlebar-risers-for-Ducati-ST3-%7B47%7D-ST4/187.html




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    I had an ST4, which I uprated with the Ohlins rear suspension with remote adjuster. Great bike, very reliable until the cooling fan stopped cutting in. Ended up p/x for my a BMW K1300S

    I'm sure you will love it.
    Edited because I cannot type

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    Doesn't take long to get back to Calais from here on an ST3
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