Thruxton 1200r

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  1. R_1000

    R_1000 Elite Member
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    Welcome buddy :)
     
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  2. joe mc donald

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    SpaceFrog.
    Please don't insult Northern Ireland.
    Ride Safe
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  3. joe mc donald

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    Its not what we like. Its you and your choice. We will back you all the way and we will love it with you. But Black will go down a storm on here.
    Enjoy the Bike
    Joe.
     
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  4. Spacefrog

    Spacefrog Active Member

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    Thank you Joe and R_1000, yes its black and in my big shed now, Got stuck on the M4 and was parked for two hours, and i actually helped some nice lady walk her three dogs down the hard shoulder, anyway, its been along day, 300 miles in the hire van, couldnt resist a quick ride when i got back just before it got dark, and yes you are all right, lovely to ride, and my wife loves it too…. happy days.
    Shame its going to rain tomorrow….
     
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  5. joe mc donald

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    You've cracked it with the better half on side. And your good deed today will go down in your favour 10 times over. Just bear in mind new bike new tyres and new brakes and colder roads. But I should not be telling you about old rope. Enjoy your new steed. You earned it.
    Ride Safe
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  6. Uncle Olaf

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    Hi and welcome. Fantastic bike, the Thruxton. I've been smiling ever since I bought one. Bought it second hand so not much colour to choose.
    Anyway, I would consider all colours exept red, but that is -of course- personal.
    Good luck!
     
  7. Spacefrog

    Spacefrog Active Member

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    I have ridden a Yamahas for the last 30 years but this bike really is something else, i know its always nicer to ride a new bike but i think its going to be triumph from this day onwards, i've now managed to sneak in 100 miles between the rain, getting fed up of standing by the window waiting for it to stop,
    does anyone know…. is the usual 500miles service free on a new triumph?
    Also i would like to ask if anyone has any advice, when i am riding the bike, the gears seem to clunk but then sometimes they are silky smooth, do you reckon its something i need to get used to, or maybe because the engine isnt revving high enough…..changing too quickly,? too forcefully…? im not thinking i have a gearbox problem but im guessing i have to learn a new way of riding this bike……any tips would be greatfully received.
     
  8. Yorkshireman

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    Service will be free labour, just parts need to be paid for (oil, filter, “workshop consumables”). Re the gears, depends how you are riding it, best way is to balance the revs to the road speed both up and down the gears, that way everything should be smooth, no clunking.
     
  9. Rich Bryce

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    #27 Rich Bryce, Oct 15, 2018
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    Green is still only available on the base Thruxton. Thruxton Rs in green are due in the UK mid November, so earliest in showrooms early December.

    However, if anyone else would like a green one now we can take the green parts off a standard Thruxton we have in the showroom here in Woburn and put them on a Thruxton R for you.
     
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  10. Glyn Phillips

    Glyn Phillips Old’N’Slow

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    My gearbox was clunky up until about 300 miles. it’s either normal or I started to ride differently as this is my first twin
     
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  11. David Cooper

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    Hello and welcome to the forum

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  12. Spacefrog

    Spacefrog Active Member

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    Hello David……i am new to this forum , everybody is so friendly and helpful . so thank you everybody, sorry is i missed anyone out….

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  13. Ken walburn

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  14. Spacefrog

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    its one of those faster silver fast ones….. just been on a 50 miles round trip this morning, had a haircut while i was there, this bike never ceases to amaze….getting a bit more used to it now.
     
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  15. Rich Bryce

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    Yeah, really slippy paint job those silver ones.
     
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  16. Glyn Phillips

    Glyn Phillips Old’N’Slow

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    03B4CF36-3B2A-4709-A4BD-BF906DED1636.jpeg Mines only an S but still looks miles faster in black
     
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  17. Glyn Phillips

    Glyn Phillips Old’N’Slow

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    Even as I look at that picture it’s killing the ton, that looks like Matt black has gone soooo fast it polished it
     

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