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  1. JULIAN WW

    JULIAN WW Well-Known Member

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    Hi All. Owned my 2017 Thruxton R for a year. Love the bike but suspension improvement is my major work in progress. Yes I know it's got sexy USD forks and rear Ohlins and the road testers raved about the set up but it's a hard ride on rough roads . I am a lightweight but also 50+ years of motorcycling so I know when something can be improved. I will keep you posted.
     
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  2. dilligaf

    dilligaf Guest

    Hi mate and welcome
     
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  3. JULIAN WW

    JULIAN WW Well-Known Member

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    Cheers. Used to live in Lambton Village 30 years ago.
     
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  4. stevethegoolie

    stevethegoolie Elite Member

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    Welcome, Julian.
    Suspension on the various Bonneville variations seems to be a bit 'Marmite', you either love it or hate it - or so it would appear. Let us know how you get on. We is nosey buggers, we is!:D
     
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  5. dilligaf

    dilligaf Guest

    It’s not changed much mate :confused:
     
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  6. JULIAN WW

    JULIAN WW Well-Known Member

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    Washington Birtley services on a Friday night. The sweet sound of a hoard of expansion chambers.
     
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  7. dilligaf

    dilligaf Guest

    :grinning: Hee hee I used to go on a RD200 fitted with spannies :cool:
     
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  8. Vulpes

    Vulpes Confused Member
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    Hi and welcome.
     
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  9. Bad Billy

    Bad Billy Baddest Member

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    Hi Julian and Welcome to the Forum :cool:
     
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  10. David Cooper

    David Cooper Triumph Rocketeer.
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    Hello and welcome to the forum Julian.

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  11. mpllineman

    mpllineman First Class Member

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    Good morning Julian and welcome aboard. Keep at it and you will get your suspension sorted!
     
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  12. Wessa

    Wessa Cruising

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    Hi and welcome....
     
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  13. MadMrB

    MadMrB Elite Member

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    Hi Julian and welcome in :)
     
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  14. Don the Don

    Don the Don Bigger Than The Average Bear

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    Hi and welcome
     
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  15. Dave C

    Dave C Elite Member

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    Welcome aboard Julian, hope you enjoy the forum and get your suspension sorted soon :p
     
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  16. JULIAN WW

    JULIAN WW Well-Known Member

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    There is no way I'm going to use my angle grinder - too much noise. I'll stick to the hammer & chisel thanks.
     
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  17. JULIAN WW

    JULIAN WW Well-Known Member

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    I'm hoping that I have arrived at the ideal set-up but don't want to go test riding on wet, muddy and salty roads. As I weigh around 65kg in my riding gear I had to go softer or eat more pies (pies would have been cheaper but bad for the environment ). The rear Ohlins are now wearing custom made reduced rate springs and with expert help to set the damping adjustment are proving perfect over a few hundred miles of country roads. The forks have just been rebuilt by Maxton Engineering also with reduced rate Springs, adjusted damper internals and lower viscosity oil. Bike is reassembled and waiting for a riiiiiiiiiiiide!
     
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  18. Tiglet

    Tiglet Vintage Member

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    Hello Julian and welcome to the forum :)
     
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  19. joe mc donald

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    JULIAN WW.
    Welcome to the family. Do hit the upload a file button bottom right corner and let the inmates see the steed. Here in the asylum we like pictures.
    Regards & Ride Safe.
    Joe.
     
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  20. JULIAN WW

    JULIAN WW Well-Known Member

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    With my 21st Century suspension I will be able to corner just like Jimmy & his Norton. (I wish!)

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