From South Wales With Triumph: Gearing Up With My Thruxton R!

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  1. -Error-

    -Error- New Member

    Oct 25, 2023
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    Hey everyone! Greetings from South Wales.
    Just wanted to introduce myself as I'm about to get my hands on a Thruxton R. Looking forward to sharing adventures and gathering tips. Cheers!
     
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  2. timboo

    timboo Senior Member

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    Hi welcome excellent choice of bike, which colour did u go for?
     
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  3. Boothman

    Boothman Senior Member

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    Hi and welcome to the forum :cool:
     
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  4. -Error-

    -Error- New Member

    Oct 25, 2023
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    Silver, with the Track Racer kit. Although I'm not 100% sold on the fairing yet.
     
  5. andyc1

    andyc1 Lunarville 7, Airlock 3

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    I had that same bike...
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  6. timboo

    timboo Senior Member

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    Nice bike indeed. I nearly went for a faired version until i discovered the clip on height differed between the 2.
     
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  7. Patrick G Whitehead

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    Excellent! Greetings. Let’s see your new ride sometime.
     
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  8. Glenn2926

    Glenn2926 Senior Member
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    Eyup.
     
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  9. andyc1

    andyc1 Lunarville 7, Airlock 3

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    The taller clip ons work with the fairing, I ended up putting the standard ones back on with mine.
     
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  10. learningtofly

    learningtofly He’s not the Messiah, he’s a very naughty boy!
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    I do miss my TTR!!!

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  11. Bikerman

    Bikerman I used to have 5500 posts.

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    Greetings from Lincolnshire.
     
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  12. Helmut Visor

    Helmut Visor Only dead fish go with the flow
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    Hi -Error- :cool:
     
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  13. Wessa

    Wessa Cruising

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    Hi and welcome.
     
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  14. Higerty

    Higerty Member

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    Hi, and welcome. There are a couple of things you might like to look at. When I bought my R the suspension was on standard settings, both the the front and rear were too harsh (to the point of being uncomfortable). I changed the fork oil to a much lighter grade and up'd the preload to set the statc sag right. On the back I up'd the preload to middle setting and turned the damping down. This made the bike much more comfortable on our bumpy UK roads as well as improving the handling. I also de-catted the exhaust, de-snorked the airbox. Makes the smoother as well as sounding nicer! Be aware of the 12 minute Adaption process if you're doing any minor changes to the intake or exhaust.
     
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  15. Royston Jones

    Royston Jones Member
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    Hello and welcome. Great looking bike. Whereabouts in South Wales do you live. Spent quite a lot of time there myself.
     
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  16. Patrick G Whitehead

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    Gorgeous! I would love to have/ride one someday. The style is great.
     
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  17. Markus

    Markus Crème de la Crème
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    Hi there! Welcome to the forum! ;)
     
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  18. learningtofly

    learningtofly He’s not the Messiah, he’s a very naughty boy!
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    Yes, they’re gorgeous bikes for sure.
     
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  19. joe mc donald

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    Error
    Welcome to the family. Do hit the upload a file button and show the inmates your bike.
    Joe
     
  20. -Error-

    -Error- New Member

    Oct 25, 2023
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    Thank you all for your replies!

    Managed to catch a break in the rain last weekend. Still getting over the incredible ride - quite a head turner too!

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