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#982616 - 03/20/17 11:17 PM Re: Triumph T120 Street Twin [Re: Red]  
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I've always liked the Thruxton. Congrats.

#982642 - 03/21/17 01:11 PM Re: Triumph T120 Street Twin [Re: Red]  
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Congrats Bob. That is a beauty!


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#982660 - 03/21/17 03:31 PM Re: Triumph T120 Street Twin [Re: Bob_Sheehan]  
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Congrats Bob, it's a looker! And you got your 2nd front disc brake in the bargain! Have FUN! clap


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#982763 - 03/22/17 07:48 PM Re: Triumph T120 Street Twin [Re: Bob_Sheehan]  
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Nice, Bob! Is it my imagination, or is that temporary plate the size of a car license plate?


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#982782 - 03/22/17 09:58 PM Re: Triumph T120 Street Twin [Re: Bill_Walker]  
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Originally Posted By: Bill_Walker
Nice, Bob! Is it my imagination, or is that temporary plate the size of a car license plate?


I think it might be larger.


1976 GT750, 2016 Thruxton

"With a small enough data sample, you can prove anything."
#983941 - 04/04/17 07:15 AM Re: Triumph T120 Street Twin [Re: Bob_Sheehan]  
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We will need a ride report.


Red,
Give me ambiguity or give me something else.
#984003 - 04/04/17 11:30 PM Re: Triumph T120 Street Twin [Re: Red]  
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I've been riding a 2008 R1200GS for the past six years, and for the most part, it is a terrific bike. Although mine was lowered at the factory, its seat is still higher than I would prefer. And then there is how the GS looks. It's grown on me, but I wanted something with more traditional aesthetics.

So, the Triumph has a lower seat and the bike is, IMO, much more attractive. It is also quicker, and possibly smoother, than my BMW. However, it does not seem to be as well-designed as a BMW. The BMW's brakes are far better (and linked). The suspension is probably comparable, but to minimize front-end dive, the forks are less supple than those on a tele-lever bike.

The Triumph appears to be put together with an attention to detail that previously eluded Triumph. I hope that its finish will hold up as well as that of my GS.

Because the Thruxton uses inner-tubes, I will most likely get the rims sealed so that I can lose the tubes. Today, I removed the rear wheel just to see how much work was involved. Not a good time. A Street Twin uses tubeless tires and can be ordered with a center-stand; things I would want.

In terms of engineering and "feel", I suppose that I would describe my Thruxton as somewhere between a BMW and a Sportster, but more toward the BMW end of the spectrum. It is very much fun to ride.

Ask me again in a year or two.

Bob

Last edited by Bob_Sheehan; 04/05/17 01:00 AM.

1976 GT750, 2016 Thruxton

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