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    Default Triples on New Sleds???

    Why aren't tripples being tuned on the new sleds? I hear good things about the old Triples all around? Now I don't want to start a "Triples versus Twins," debate here, just curious in the tuning world?

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    Default Triples on New Sleds???

    My experience was the Triples always had something you had to mess with, extra cylinder=extra problem! Also the twins seem to rev a lot faster which comes in handy in the tree's where you need to get back into it FAST! Also the weight of the triples is a disadvantage
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    your right on cj, heavy, more problems, people like to remember the "good old days" a lot better than they were!

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    EPA killed the 2-stroke triple. They can get better exhaust numbers cheaper running a twin. About the only triple is in a 4-stroke in a Yamaha. Not the same animal at all.

    Traditionally, in triples and twins of the same approximate cc, the triple has more HP and better top end, the twin has more torque and more grunt down low. The mountain riders love the big twins, the lake racers love being able to wind out to 10,000 rpm and skate across the lake at 130 mph. Different strokes, so to speak

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    Default Triples on New Sleds???

    My triple was always turn the key and hang on. Courtesy of MCExpress!
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    Quote Originally Posted by zookiracer View Post
    My experience was the Triples always had something you had to mess with, extra cylinder=extra problem! Also the twins seem to rev a lot faster which comes in handy in the tree's where you need to get back into it FAST! Also the weight of the triples is a disadvantage
    My understanding is the triples have a shorter stroke, so the smaller cylinders (x3) can rev higher rpms with better efficiency, which in-turn can cause it to outperform let's say the twins in the long run?

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