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Thruxton Thruxton R - Few Questions

Discussion in 'Thruxton, Scrambler & Trident' started by DangerMouseUK, Jun 3, 2018.

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  1. DangerMouseUK

    DangerMouseUK New Member

    May 28, 2018
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    Hi Guys,

    Had a Thruxton for a few days now enjoying it. Bit slower than what I was expecting it to be, being a 1200cc twin, but still a lot of fun and puts a smile on my face. I've only had the bike in standard mode so far, does sport make it snappier?

    Going to take it for its first service imminently as the service light has just come on.

    It pops a lot on the off throttle (has Vance & Hines EU pipes) - does it need a remap - or is that just how they sound?

    Also the standard seat is really hard - does the comfort (dual) seat improve things significantly or not, also does anyone have any pictures of their bike with the comfort dual seat on at all? And/or the small tinted fly screen to see if it improves the look of the front :)

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. jenkspj

    jenkspj New Member

    Jul 10, 2017
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    I've had mine almost a year and have come to the conclusion that the standard mode is just fine for urban riding and the sports mode should be called "Open Road". the throttle is aa lot more responsive.

    I ride with ear plugs, so that makes the V&H pipes sound great: have to say without them they are very noisy. I think the dealer does a re-map when the pipes are fitted, but I might be wrong.

    I have the small tinted fly screen and think it looks cool, it also makes riding at speed almost effortless. I can't comment on the other seats, the stock single looks so good. Depending on your weight it might be worth altering the rear suspension a bit.

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  3. Engineer

    Engineer New Member

    Jul 11, 2017
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    A quick check of the specification would have shown that it wouldnt be sportsbike fast, 96 bhp compared to a litre sports bikes 180 bhp plus - not rocket science BUT because the torque is high and it has the gear ratios to suit then it has plenty of shove for a road bike up to 90mph.

    It looks lovely, goes lovely and sounds lovely, I use mine at every opportunity, including sunny commutes to work :)
     
  4. DangerMouseUK

    DangerMouseUK New Member

    May 28, 2018
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    London, UK
    Hi Guys, thanks for your comments all taken on board.

    With relation to this, yeah you're quite right, I was just expecting more from the 1200cc in terms of outright power. I've been on 1000cc twins that are much more devastating than the Thruxton is.

    Having said that, its the most fun I've had on a motorbike in a very long time so regardless of the power or lack thereof, its the best thing I've ridden and look forward to riding in years - so I guess that speaks for itself.

    Thanks for the tinted fly screen pictures, I'm going to go ahead and pull the trigger on that one and keep searching for pictures of the dual comfort screen.

    I've already got the tail tidy, V&H EU pipes, LED indicators, metal & leather tank protector & grey handlebar grips (basically track pack minus front fender which I personally don't like the look of).

    Thinking to get the knee rests for the tank, fly screen and mounting kit + double comfort seat + rear pegs.

    Any other suggestions ?

    Thanks in advance !
     
  5. Pottsy

    Pottsy Active Member

    Apr 10, 2016
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    Plymouth, UK
    Hi D M
    Yes I have a dual seat lives on the bike 98% of the time, as her in doors loves being on the back, but always says its not as comfy as k and q on bonnie, Triumph say 'comfort' seat but they need to look that meaning up in dictionary.
    I have remodeled mine 3 times creating an extra 50 mm for her to sit on but does make it tight with grab rail. Size wise she is 5 ft 1 and size 10, if you go over size 12 then, arse is going to be hanging over back of seat, if thats the case knowing some of this lot they will want you putting up your own pics:laughing:
    I will try and get some pics up, as bike is now just need to find them.
     
  6. Cafe Racer

    Cafe Racer Member

    May 30, 2018
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    Having ridden a Thruxton R demo with EU V&H cans and now my own R that for the moment is on standard cans, in my experience, yes, the motor pops and bangs on the overrun far more with the V&H's; sounds lovely! Yes, too, when the V&H's are fitted the motor needs to be remapped; mine will have this done with the V&H's arrive from back order.

    Hope this helps.

    CR
     
  7. DangerMouseUK

    DangerMouseUK New Member

    May 28, 2018
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    London, UK
    Hi Pottsy thanks for this I'm getting some stuff together to put on it as we speak ! :)

    Thanks CR - maybe it was mapped properly then I just thought a lot of popping used to mean it was running too lean but maybe with EFI its different.

    Will get them to check it anyway when it goes in for the bits and its first service !

    Trying to get some feedback on Greater London dealerships, so far the only place that hasn't had any bad reviews is Carl Rosner in Croydon which is a mission for me to get to compared to say Jack Lilley in Ashford or Bulldog Triumph or Hughenden M40 - but they've all got bad reviews knocking about here and there so I might just play it safe and go to Carl Rosner.
     
  8. Pottsy

    Pottsy Active Member

    Apr 10, 2016
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    Plymouth, UK
    Ok so here is some pics of what I have done standard seat re modeled and the slightly taller screen which works well for its size.

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  9. Pottsy

    Pottsy Active Member

    Apr 10, 2016
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    Plymouth, UK
    If you have a look at the Plymouth triumph web site they have a thruxton with standard dual seat, if its not on there give them a calll and Iam sure they will send you a picture, it was there yesterday.
     
  10. DangerMouseUK

    DangerMouseUK New Member

    May 28, 2018
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    London, UK
    Ah cool thanks for idea - Plymouth didnt have any on show but Autotrader did - I'm undecided now as it doesn't look as good as I thought it would :-(

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    Will have to think about that or look at the single comfort seat option.

    Do you know what the smallest & best looking legal plate size you can put on the Thruxton ? Want to take a slightly smaller one than the one currently on there.
     
  11. Flashp

    Flashp Active Member

    Dec 6, 2017
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    On the popping with a closed throttle...I've been given to believe that they don't need mapping once the EU V&H slip-ons have been fitted??

    I'm going to Three Cross Triumph tomorrow, I'll ask them while I'm there I think.

    High on my list of things to do is changing to Remus slip-ons, X pipe and Power Commander with custom map. I think Triumph, like others, have struggled with Euro4 compliance.
     
  12. Flashp

    Flashp Active Member

    Dec 6, 2017
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    Have a look at Fourdot plates. They're not cheap but they have plate designs that have the minimal allowed borders etc. I have one, and while expensive for a plate, they are beautifully finished. The quality is massively better than your typical alternatives. They're prominent so why not have the best appearance and finish you can get.
     
  13. BiKenG

    BiKenG Member

    Sep 23, 2016
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    The specified size of a motorcycle registration number plate is 9" x 7". No ifs or buts. Doesn't matter how few letters and numbers make up the regn. mark, that is THE size of plate you must have. Anything else is I'm afraid, illegal.

    Of course, that's just the overall size. The spacing, borders and even the exact font that must be used are all now specified.

    This is all to make it possible/easier for automatic number plate recognition systems to read them. Whatever the reason though, sadly, that's the law as it stands.

    Of course, you're welcome to ignore it if you so choose. :)
     
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  14. Cafe Racer

    Cafe Racer Member

    May 30, 2018
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    V&Hs and ECU remap now done to my R. Lovely popping and banging on the overrun without being antisocial, just like on the demo bike. Gratuitous piccie below of the bike with cans fitted!
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  15. Glyn Phillips

    Glyn Phillips Member
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    Jun 21, 2018
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    606D96E1-111E-41D7-9326-B6544EDA4053.jpeg I have the single comfort seat. It’s defbetter but still not perfect

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