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Discussion in 'Thruxton, Scrambler & Trident' started by Rob, Apr 30, 2012.

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  1. Glyn Phillips

    Glyn Phillips Old’N’Slow

    Jun 21, 2018
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    You’re more than welcome mate, they look lovely
     
  2. Spacefrog

    Spacefrog Active Member

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    Without starting a new thread i wanted to talk about oil and filter change, i use Motul 5000 10W-40 4T Motorcycle Engine Oil in my Yamaha FZ6 so it would be more conveniant to use the same in my thruxton R but looking at the triumph website , triumph only recommend castrol, has anyone else done an oil and filter change on their thruxton recently, i really do hope so, as its all part of the fun of owning a motorcycle doing the maintenance yourself aint it.

    If you have what oil did You use ?
    and filter brand? Genuine triumph? K&N?
     
  3. Ken walburn

    Ken walburn Noble Member

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    All the same stuff matey, as long as you pour in the correct grade.Either fully or part synthetic, must meet API SH or higher, you can also use JASO MA fully synthetic.
    Motul, Castrol, Shell, Putoline
     
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  4. thebigbail

    thebigbail Member

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    I always use the manufacturer’s branded filter, but have picked an oil that satisfies all my bikes requirements.
    I’m now using Motul 7100 10-50 in the ThruxtonR and the other brands taking up space in my garage. Simplifies life!
     
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  5. Glyn Phillips

    Glyn Phillips Old’N’Slow

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    #865 Glyn Phillips, Jul 13, 2019
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    I use Castrol semi synthetic 10w40 not because it’s better than anything else it was on special for 25 litres as long as it’s got the correct ratings and specs they all seem to do pretty much the same job.

    I do replace oil and filters more regularly than the service intervals I change both every 1000 but you don’t have too

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  6. freck

    freck Elite Member

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    Every 1000 miles?!? :eek: I’d be changing it every few weeks; that’d get a bit expensive on 3 bikes :worried:
     
  7. Spacefrog

    Spacefrog Active Member

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    Hey Glyn, how many miles you got on your bike, ive got nearly 4k miles on mine already.
     
  8. Glyn Phillips

    Glyn Phillips Old’N’Slow

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    Just under 2k, I really should have more but never seem to get the chance. So I get in the garage and do a bit n the bike.

    But I tell you what you buy a second hand bike off me it’s always like new, just a toy for when I get a minute not an everyday runner
     
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  9. Spacefrog

    Spacefrog Active Member

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    Each to their own i suppose, my parents live 25 miles away so every time i go to see them its atleast 50 miles,
     
  10. Glyn Phillips

    Glyn Phillips Old’N’Slow

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    Yeah I’d love to ride more, sounds stupid but I have to move two cars out of the way. Not mine, just to get the bike out and I always end up doing something else
     
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  11. 2Fast

    2Fast Thrux ton-up

    Feb 25, 2019
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    Similar here... after moving cars I can get the bike out and do a 20 mile commute on great roads - when the weather is good and I have no external meetings. Rarely have the chance at the weekends as the wife likes to ‘do things together’ (which don’t include bikes) :confused:
     
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  12. Glyn Phillips

    Glyn Phillips Old’N’Slow

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    Yep last weekend I was at a Shire horse show, I thoroughly enjoyed myself but would’ve preferred a ride out:p
     
  13. Spacefrog

    Spacefrog Active Member

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    Thats where i am lucky i suppose, my wife likes going out on the bike, we do that quite often, but she dont dont the cold, we go off to the pub for lunch or sometimes a picnic somewhere .

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  14. Glyn Phillips

    Glyn Phillips Old’N’Slow

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    I daren’t go to a pub on the bike I’d never get home:p:p
     
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  15. ThruxM

    ThruxM Member

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    I bought a Rentec rack to put the tent and roll bag on for lightweight camping in the UK and abroad. Cost about £100 and it has been well worth it compared with other luggage options. Looks ugly and I take it off when not touring - takes about an hour to fit or remove. I don't mind that because I spend a lot more time than that cleaning the bike. Tried various panniers including Triumph's but they cannot hold enough for my needs but they may be fine if you are travelling pretty light.
     
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  16. Spacefrog

    Spacefrog Active Member

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    Hello Thruxm,
    i was thinking a matt black rack i would just fit and leave it fitted, always nice to be able to carry things even if its a bit of shopping.
    Perhaps when you get time we could see it.
     
  17. Rudeboy

    Rudeboy Senior Member

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    Hi All,
    after owning a Bonny for a few years and liking it I decided to upgrade it to a Thruxton so far im quite impressed with it heres a few pics,

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  18. ThruxM

    ThruxM Member

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    Hi Spacefrog,

    Apologies for taking a while in getting back - I've been away. Here's a few pics including one where I really loaded up for camping in France. Rack bed is about 12" x 10" at its widest points and I believe you can even get adaptors to put a topbox on should you really want to do so. It was available in chrome or the black which just about matches the colour of the frame. You'd have to spray it if you need it matt black. You have to drop the rear mudguard to fit or remove it - bolts go from the inside into the same thread in the frame used by the top shock bolts. I have been thinking of a slot arrangement in the rack to avoid dropping the mudguard but I don't think it will be as strong so haven't pursued that further.

    Cheers,
    Mark

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  19. Dan Burrhus

    Dan Burrhus New Member

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  20. TonyG

    TonyG Noble Member

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    He he, the dreaded wife likes to do things together. I know that well...
     
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