Thruxton Touring On A Thruxton (r)

Discussion in 'Thruxton, Scrambler & Trident' started by King Norre, Aug 30, 2017.

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  1. King Norre

    King Norre New Member

    Aug 19, 2017
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    Hey guys!

    Has anyone here tried touring on a Thruxton (R)? I'm talking roadtrips of at least 2-3 days. I know it's not the main purpose of the bike but if I'm going to get one I'd like to get away for the weekend occasionally. Just me and my bike. I was wondering if the seating position and the pression on the wrists are ok when riding for a longer time. Is there something else I should know about touring with a Thruxton? All info and stories are much appreciated.
    Thanks!

    KN
     
  2. Ken walburn

    Ken walburn Noble Member

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    Toured on mine in June. France Belgium Germany 1800 miles in 5 days. Was worried about comfort but it was very much ok. Fitted Triumph panniers (would not really recommend) & magnetic oxford expandable tank bag. Kept original seat. Plenty of room for kit. Bought a couple of cramp busters for grips (scotliler) they were brilliant( a must). Tom Tom Sat Nav fitted with Bluetooth headset (Scala). Economy averaged 65 mpg - range approx 150 miles. Absolute top speed on autobahn 130 mph. Arms & neck struggling at that speed! I have to say I was very impressed with the 'R'. Totally exceeded my expectations
     
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  3. its me

    its me Well-Known Member

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    #2 its me, Aug 30, 2017
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    Did the classic TT 4 days so not really much of a tour.Two up comfy and effortlessly.
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  4. Ken walburn

    Ken walburn Noble Member

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    Cramp busters a must if covering long distances. See pics

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  5. King Norre

    King Norre New Member

    Aug 19, 2017
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    Why don't you recommend Triumph Panniers? Bad experiences?
     
  6. Ken walburn

    Ken walburn Noble Member

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    Yes, bought leather/waxed panniers from Triumph. £460. Damaged by rain, left outside house for 2 hours in rain (didn't even ride in the rain) they are not even shower proof. Had them renewed under warranty, now have approved waterproof covers. They do look lovely undressed but in this country & lets face it most of Europe you would end up covering them anyway.

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  7. King Norre

    King Norre New Member

    Aug 19, 2017
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    Ouch! Sorry to hear that man. Good to hear you got new ones :). And thanks for the info.
     
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