Speed Twin Touring Options

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  1. unspecifiedldn

    unspecifiedldn New Member

    Apr 15, 2019
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    Hey all,

    just bought a Speed Twin and I have a 1800 mile trip ahead of me in June.

    Wondered if the OEM Triumph T120 Comfort Seat fits it at all?
    http://cdn.boatsandcycles.com/45b6f3f2f46611e5bcac22000ae41c10.jpg

    Also, if any of you know of a good side luggage set?
    https://chainspeed.co.uk/luggage/sw-motech-legend-gear/pannier-sets/sw-motech-legend-gear-side-bag-set-for-triumph-t120-16/

    I know the bike is fairly new and there isnt yet much out there but the season is upon us!

    Many thanks in advance!

    Cs
     
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  2. BigCLM

    BigCLM Well-Known Member

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    I would also highly recommend a large size wind screen. 1800 miles without one will be tough. And a fly screen does not do much.

    See mine on my Street Twin. Works well. I can ride all day at any speed without getting tired. Triumph probably makes one similar for the Speed Twin.

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  3. Tallpaul

    Tallpaul Member

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    After my test ride, I asked my dealer to try a T120 seat on the Speed Twin, it doesn't fit. I believe you can cobble Thruxton luggage onto the Speed \Twin.
     
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  4. Tallpaul

    Tallpaul Member

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    Take a look at Hepco and Becker, panniers and frames now available.
     
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  5. Kinjane

    Kinjane Active Member

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    Not too shaby either ...

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  6. Tallpaul

    Tallpaul Member

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    I've just ordered a C Bow pannier frame and a pair of 22L cases for our trip to Holland in 3 weeks. All I need now, is my bike...................
     
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  7. Tallpaul

    Tallpaul Member

    Apr 7, 2019
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    Thanks mate, I really don't want to take the Tiger Sport which will clock over 20,000 miles in 2 years.
     
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  8. Kinjane

    Kinjane Active Member

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    From H&B direct or somewhere local?
    I don't have a Speed twin yet either, but I've a pretty good idea when I will :)
     
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  9. Tallpaul

    Tallpaul Member

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    From a dealer in the UK. Frames are 7-10 days delivery, cases in stock. I will post pics when they arrive and if I ever get my bike.....
     
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  10. Tallpaul

    Tallpaul Member

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    Supplier is Motobins, Spalding, Lincs.
     
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  11. Tallpaul

    Tallpaul Member

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    Supplier is Motobins, Spalding, Lincs.
     
  12. 45Brit2017

    45Brit2017 Well-Known Member

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    #12 45Brit2017, May 1, 2019
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    I never used leather panniers, let alone waxed cotton ones on any of my Meriden twins and don’t feel the urge to do so now. Canvas bags belong on sidevalve Beesas in my book, or decrepit Royal Oilfields.... I’ve never liked arriving with damp, musty luggage!

    I’ve got some generic modern, nylon throw overs but I don’t find I make much use of them.

    H&B look good and have a good reputation. I don’t know whether Cravens would clear the upswept silencers?

    For looks alone I think I’d go for the Cravens on a T100 or T120... probsbly H&B on a Street, to suit the more modern lines.
     
  13. Wessa

    Wessa Cruising
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    Cracking bike mate. Must admit I had not considered luggage for my bike. I will be interest in your final solution....
    Wessa
     
  14. Tallpaul

    Tallpaul Member

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    Update on luggage, Hepco and Becker C Bow frames for Speed Twin are on 3 weeks back order. So, not soon enough for my Netherlands trip, but the order stands for them. I will be using my Oxford throwovers short term.
     
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  15. meepmeep

    meepmeep Well-Known Member

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    Did you have any luck with this? I'm about to start my purchase of a Speed Twin, and would like to be able to fit a screen and perhaps hand-guards for touring France. They'd be removed for local use. Also aiming for the dealer to throw in some heated grips...
     
  16. Bonnie lad

    Bonnie lad New Member

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    Have just fitted these Hepco & Becker rails and 30 Lts panniers. Great quality, good fit and feel tough, though not cheep as chips. They are easily removable. Should now have plenty of room for a weeks trip with the wife to Fance next year ( pending Brexit......)

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  17. Tallpaul

    Tallpaul Member

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    Yes! I got the panniers and I'm so pleased with them, I bought the top box and rear rack to go with them. All good quality stuff.
     
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  18. 45Brit2017

    45Brit2017 Well-Known Member

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    Oh! Now I know what I need for MY bike...

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  19. capt

    capt Noble Member

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    You need one of these ....:) IMG_20180216_210005_032.JPG
    It doesn't affect your handling and tyre wear increases minimally. You can carry much more and fuel economy is still good. My America gets 20-21 klms litre solo and better than 17•5 klms litre two up and 100 plus kgs in the trailer. I've towed trailers since new on my 09 America , done 127,000 klms on her and she still running sweet .

    Cheers capt
     
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