2024 Speed Twin

Discussion in 'Technical Help' started by TonyG, Mar 31, 2024.

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  1. TonyG

    TonyG Noble Member

    Dec 1, 2016

    Looks like there are no Triumph or Haynes service manuals for the 2024 Speed Twin. I'm probably going to swap out the rear suspension and silencers at some point. I think the rear suspension is just the same as the 1st generation Speed Twins, so hopefully I can support the bike at the rear, remove shocks from the top mounting to allow the swing arm to drop and then get at the lower mountings without removing the silencers. Anyone done this, will that work? Manual states to use new bolts, is that necessary.
    For the silencer replacement I presume I'll just need the silencer gaskets and it's just a straight swap. Manual also says to use new nuts on the mounting bolts, not heard of that before?

    Presume torque settings for suspension will be the same on a 2024 as a 1st generation model?

    Thanks for any help.
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  2. MightyBoosh

    MightyBoosh Member

    Mar 29, 2023
    I can't help you with the specifics of that bike (a model l continue to hang my nose over) but l've reused countless bolts and nuts such as hub bolts, ball joints etc in contravention of the received wisdom and have never had one fail or come undone on me. A smudge of Loctite 248 is handy if you feel so inclined. I would be tempted to whip off the silencers anyway to do the rear dampers, then you can do them one at a time which is much easier as the other side pretty much holds everything in place. That's how l did the Hagons on my Bonneville anyway :)
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  3. TonyG

    TonyG Noble Member

    Dec 1, 2016
    Cheers, I might wait and swap out the silencers at the same time anyway.
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  4. Eldon

    Eldon Elite Member

    Nov 14, 2018
    North Yorkshire
    On a StreetTwin I just dropped the silencers off and did one side at a time on the sidestand.
    There's no need for paddock stands etc and one side will easily support the weight if you are replacing with similar length units.

    Same bolts reused, after cleaning, with a small smear of loctite.
    Exhaust gaskets reused, no issue, copperslip added to pipe clamp threads.
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  5. Kinjane

    Kinjane Active Member

    Oct 15, 2017
    Bristol, Land of Enger
    I’ve been advertising a set of NTR3 stealth edition
    shocks for sale in the classifieds for less than the price of a set of the ‘basic’ NTR1 shocks for some time now.
    These are a superb upgrade over the standard shocks and IMHO far superior to the Ohlins equivalent as these have both hi and lo speed damping adjustment which the Ohlins don’t. .
    I still can’t understand why they haven't been snapped up yet Are they too cheap? Should I increase the price?
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  6. Pegscraper

    Pegscraper Elite Member

    Jun 12, 2020
    The only bolts I've ever renewed, other than damaged, are stretch bolts such as cylinder head and big end bolts etc which are designed as single use. I've replaced quite a few bolts on my ZZR with stainless as the plating on the standard bolts is shite, as with just about every bike I've ever owned.
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