Street Cup Handlebar Change

Discussion in 'Triumph Twin Power' started by Celticages, Oct 20, 2017.

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  1. beerkat

    beerkat Senior Member

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    There seem to be quite a few Street Cup owners changing bits’n’bobs on their bike, often with parts from the Street Twin. Which is fine of course. However they more often than not end up looking very similar to a Street Twin.
    I’ve never understood why they didn’t just buy a Street Twin in the first place.
     
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  2. OsteKuste

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    Don’t think this looks anything like a street twin
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  3. dilligaf

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    Nice Street Twin :p
     
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  4. beerkat

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    I see your point but if you removed the little headlight fairing, and from that angle, l reckon there’s a distinct similarity. Switch seats and you’re almost there
     
  5. OsteKuste

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    Suspension angles are different (longer rear shocks to help a little with handling), shorty exhaust, clubman handlebar, Thruxton style mirrors, Thruxton style clocks (can’t even get these on a Twin), Thruxton pegs, headlight fairing, solo seat. If you bought a Twin and added all these you would have spent a load more money than just buying a Street Cup. So in reverse, if at some time I have to put a higher rise bar on to keep riding, I still think I made the better choice for me. This bike was a lot closer to what I wanted as it stood.
     
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  6. beerkat

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    Ok ok you win . They are soooo different, l don’t what came over me. What a silly b l am.
     
  7. OsteKuste

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    Just pointing out what the differences were. I looked at purchasing a street twin originally. I wanted to immediately get rid of the mirrors for bar end types, I also wanted the clubman bars and fairing. These mods alone put me at the price of a Cup, so it was an easy choice.
    Edit: I also hate the clocks in the street twin
     
  8. beerkat

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    I wasn’t sure about the ST clock(s) but l’m used to it now. But after 3 yrs of ownership l keep changing my mind about the zig-zag brackets that hold the headlight & clock. They, together with other parts, help make the ST look less of a classic Bonneville, like the T100 & T120, and a little more contemporary. I can understand why someone would choose the T100 over the ST if they wanted the traditional Triumph Bonneville shape but l liked the slightly more modern twist and the fact it’s easier to customise than the others, including the S.Cup. It doesn’t take much to personalise the ST to the point where people aren’t sure which model it is (which l like), whereas the others require many more changes to make them significantly different. Btw l also hated the Mickey Mouse ears mirrors and they were the first thing to go, along with the nasty stick on reflectors on the fork legs.
     
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  9. Don the Don

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    Whatever you want to call it I think it looks great.
     
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  10. Neil Lambton

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    Had i have kept my Cup, i would have done quite a few custom bits to it, but nothing to take away from its general look. The only major thing to make it look a bit different was to fit the 2-1 high level V+H Scrambler pipe to make it into a "Street Tracker", a unique idea i thought, but 3 months later, "Jack Lilley`s" did it, though they also fitted spoked wheels and custom painted it. The general look of the bike was amazing, but Triumph never made it.

    I was also looking at the T100, but hated those ugly peashooter pipes, so would need some after market upswept conical silencers, but did`nt know who made them.

    If my garage and wallet were large enough, i would have several bikes based on the Street Twin platform, a Street Tracker, would be favourite, but whatever they are, they would all need a twin disc conversion up front, that`s a lot of cash to do, and not sure whether you could do it with all standard Triumph over the counter parts, or have to have some things specially made.
     
  11. OsteKuste

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    Never felt the need for more brakes on mine, it’ll stand me on my nose. Of course, I’m not eating a full English every day either :D
     
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  12. atrampabroad

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    you might like to consider having your dealer fit them though it would be costlier. asked my dealer and he was prepared to do it but only with pre-approved parts. I haven’t chosen that option however.
     
  13. atrampabroad

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    Raisch over here in Germany offer a street twin tracker type fat bar which is 28,6mm diameter tapering to 22mm for the grips. You will need a 40mm brake line extension which they also supply. if u like i could post a link for you to take a look but be aware (german language website)
     
  14. atrampabroad

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    also, they say all other cables are long enough.
     
  15. atrampabroad

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    You can perhaps better inform yourself about the differences by searching the web eg. www.triumphmotorcycles.com youtube has a wide variety of info. too. I would try these first. I have owned a 2019 Street Twin since March‘19. it’s the perfect bike for me - i‘m 5ft7“ & 154 lbs. i ride 3 - 5 days/week, its my commute and leisure creature. i’ve done nearly 6200 mi. At first my butt hurt after 30 min. of riding but as I increased my ride time i became more comfortable with the seat. Yesterday i was in the saddle on and off for 4 hours approx. (115 mi.) without a problem until the last 20 min. or so when I needed a rest.
     
  16. atrampabroad

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    But it’s quite close though :joy:
     
  17. OsteKuste

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    Yep. Very similar. Has two wheels, a motor, gas tank. Hmm, must be a Harley too. Or a Yamaha, Honda, BMW. Oh, and it’s fun to ride, so it must be your mum.




    Sorry, just kidding.
     
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  18. atrampabroad

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    Have a great day.
     
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  19. Celticages

    Celticages Well-Known Member

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    Yes. You have to buy the Street Twin clutch cable. The Street Cup clutch cable is too short. The stock brake cable is fine.
     
  20. Celticages

    Celticages Well-Known Member

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    It was a bit of a decision for me but the Street Cup was taller, had dual clocks, had the rear seat cowl and had a stock fly screen plus it was a rarer bike which held a small bit of appeal.
     
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