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Hello Everyone!

I was recently given an insane deal on a 2015 streetfighter 848 and i couldn't say no.
My buddy had this bike sitting in his garage for years after having hip surgery, a baby, and purchasing a new home he just didn't have the time to ride it anymore. Previously coming from owning Aprilias (still have my SXV550) i was skeptical of jumping into another Italian bike but i know this bike was in really good shape and had low miles so it was a no brainer (3450miles). What made the deal even sweeter? Boxes of goodies :)

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So the bike sat for 3 years more or less so the First order of business was Maintenance. I ordered a timing belt kit, already had everything for the oil change, (new tires will be ordered soon) checking over all the brakes, changing the brake fluid, removing EVAP canister, cleaning up some corrosion etc. The bike also came with new chains and sprockets so thats on the list to get changed as well. Once all the maintenance is all more or less done ill start adding upgrades.

First order of buisness - Timing belts, Emissions canister removal, and Oil change.

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Once i received the new belts it was time to get them installed.

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She was all buttoned up now so i took it down the street for a quick test ride to make sure all was good.

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Once that was done it was time for a good clean, mostly just dust and cobwebs.

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Finally started installing the cool stuff (slip-on, ECU, and Filter)

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Boy did she clean up ok :)

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Nice looking bike! Just got done tearing one of these all the way down to part out. They really are well built!
 

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Cool to see lots of people scoring mint Streetfighters recently! My next major upgrade will be the exhaust as well. I'm leaning towards the Austin Racing GP2 shortie exhaust. It just looks so cool. If it ends up being too loud I'll fall back to the Termi slipons.
 

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Finding my sf848 for $1400 is something I still can’t believe happened.

congrats on the deal! It’s perfect as is, no need to change anything. Once you start modifying, it’s hard to stop.

you should chop your termis like this:

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It’s free if you know what you’re doing 👌🏼
 

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Thank you everyone!

So far the only complaints I have with the bike are the hard seat and all the misshifts from 1st to second.

I have added a few goodies over the past week. Rizoma MA011B handlebars, Progrip 717 Grips.

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Added the rear seat cowl (now just gotta remove the pass pegs)

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If anyone has a ducati comfort seat forsale please let me know.
 

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Or look at Sargent they make solid seats for 848/1098 models.
 

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So far the only complaints I have with the bike are the hard seat and all the misshifts from 1st to second.

I have added a few goodies over the past week. Rizoma MA011B handlebars, Progrip 717 Grips.
Bike is looking great! So does the matte black Triumph as well!

Regarding the shifting, I have same issue with my 848 EVO. I sometimes get the false neutral between 4-5 and 5-6. Changing oil definitely helped but it still happens. On my SFS, the gearbox is totally different! It so buttery smooth that shifting is never a problem. Not sure what the differences are between the two gearboxes.

Question regarding the Rizoma bars...it seems they are flatter and not as swept back towards the rider, correct? Is the version you bought higher than stock as well? Any issues with the handlebars hitting the tank at full lock?
 

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Bike is looking great! So does the matte black Triumph as well!

Regarding the shifting, I have same issue with my 848 EVO. I sometimes get the false neutral between 4-5 and 5-6. Changing oil definitely helped but it still happens. On my SFS, the gearbox is totally different! It so buttery smooth that shifting is never a problem. Not sure what the differences are between the two gearboxes.

Question regarding the Rizoma bars...it seems they are flatter and not as swept back towards the rider, correct? Is the version you bought higher than stock as well? Any issues with the handlebars hitting the tank at full lock?
Thank you Sir!

These Rizoma bars are actually a very similar bend to the stock SF bars, However they are lower (Flatter) and wider.
You can see in the photo below.
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Definitelly Sargent seat soft comfy an wear well best money I spent.Congrats n the SF they are a sweet ride an unique to own .Mines a daily rider.Enjoy!
 

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Hello Everyone!

I was recently given an insane deal on a 2015 streetfighter 848 and i couldn't say no.
My buddy had this bike sitting in his garage for years after having hip surgery, a baby, and purchasing a new home he just didn't have the time to ride it anymore. Previously coming from owning Aprilias (still have my SXV550) i was skeptical of jumping into another Italian bike but i know this bike was in really good shape and had low miles so it was a no brainer (3450miles). What made the deal even sweeter? Boxes of goodies :)

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So the bike sat for 3 years more or less so the First order of business was Maintenance. I ordered a timing belt kit, already had everything for the oil change, (new tires will be ordered soon) checking over all the brakes, changing the brake fluid, removing EVAP canister, cleaning up some corrosion etc. The bike also came with new chains and sprockets so thats on the list to get changed as well. Once all the maintenance is all more or less done ill start adding upgrades.

First order of buisness - Timing belts, Emissions canister removal, and Oil change.

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love this! I had a '12 848 in Yellow. When you removed the canister, what else did you have to do? I assumed doing that would throw off some errors or vacuum leaks, etc. Keep it up!
 

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When you removed the canister, what else did you have to do?
You just have to plug the vacuum ports on the throttle bodies either with some bolts or silicon vacuum caps.
 

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I will have to look into them. I'm just not a fan of the seat cover they use, but I guess that's changeable.
They do have a couple different covering options. Call them up...they are very good folks.
 
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