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    Triumph have nailed it with this Thruxton R contraption, tis an utterly brilliant bike, looks cool, sounds cool, handles brilliantly, best bakes ever - it never fails to raise ones mood - it's a genius bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by Engineer View Post
    Triumph have nailed it with this Thruxton R contraption, tis an utterly brilliant bike, looks cool, sounds cool, handles brilliantly, best bakes ever - it never fails to raise ones mood - it's a genius bike
    Its a cool look if your 16 and on a fs1e


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    Quote Originally Posted by steve_k View Post
    Its a cool look if your 16 and on a fs1e

    That's my first impression of the bike. It's tiny!

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    How is the suspension, just read in Ride that most find the suspension setup not great and change to aftermarket stuff?

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    Quote Originally Posted by casbar View Post
    How is the suspension, just read in Ride that most find the suspension setup not great and change to aftermarket stuff?
    Not sure why anyone would swap out full Ohlins for inferior aftermarket ?

    probably just needs setting up properly. My Hypermotard came set straight to go on track so was not very good on road but once set properly it is lush
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cooperman View Post
    That's my first impression of the bike. It's tiny!
    It's certainly not fat Tosser sized at 5'10" it is spot on for me - looking at that pic and where his knees are that rider is much taller than me. It looks tiny parked next the GS.

    Suspension at standard settings is race track firm but it is fully adjustable I have taken the compression damping almost all the way to minimum front and back but left the rebound at about 25% above min and it works brilliantly - however it will never float over a really rough road like the GS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Engineer View Post
    It's certainly not fat Tosser sized at 5'10" it is spot on for me - looking at that pic and where his knees are that rider is much taller than me. It looks tiny parked next the GS.

    Suspension at standard settings is race track firm but it is fully adjustable I have taken the compression damping almost all the way to minimum front and back but left the rebound at about 25% above min and it works brilliantly - however it will never float over a really rough road like the GS.
    If like my Ohlins it is all fully adjustable I would seriously recommend taking it to someone who knows what they are doing and have it set up properly ( you may think you know what you are doing but ...) All the sag, both static and rider, measurements etc is not a one man job for a start and that is where you need to start before buggering about with damping and compression

    I took mine to an Ohlins specialist and for 30 quid it achieved what i couldn't or wouldn't have without a great deal of time and effort it is now sublime
    Just a Prospect at the moment

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    Quote Originally Posted by redrick View Post
    If like my Ohlins it is all fully adjustable I would seriously recommend taking it to someone who knows what they are doing and have it set up properly ( you may think you know what you are doing but ...) All the sag, both static and rider, measurements etc is not a one man job for a start and that is where you need to start before buggering about with damping and compression

    I took mine to an Ohlins specialist and for 30 quid it achieved what i couldn't or wouldn't have without a great deal of time and effort it is now sublime
    Might give it a try - where did you go?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Engineer View Post
    Might give it a try - where did you go?
    A place in Barnsley ( of all places ) Mick Gardener racing but i believe that MCT are in suffolk and well recommended are nearer to you http://www.mctsuspension.co.uk/Home.html but more expensive
    Just a Prospect at the moment

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    Size comparison with R9T
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    Quote Originally Posted by redrick View Post
    A place in Barnsley ( of all places ) Mick Gardener racing but i believe that MCT are in suffolk and well recommended are nearer to you http://www.mctsuspension.co.uk/Home.html but more expensive
    Not too far from me, once it's run in, I'll give them a call.

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    Took the Thruxton R out for a post running in service blast - love this bike, fantastic torquey engine with serious shove up to 100mph and great handling - perfect modern take on a cafe racer - Triumph have excelled with this machine

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    Quote Originally Posted by Engineer View Post
    Size comparison with R9T
    Size might be comparable but in every other the respect the Trumpet is the better bike, IMHO.

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    Done about 1800 miles on the R so far - my considered opinion is that this bike is effing lush .

    It’s looks the dogs, handles beautifully, the engine fab, the suspension great, the brakes just about the best ever, the shove from the torque is addictive, this has to be one of the most fun bikes ever, oh and it’s cooler than a penguins pecker - the only downside is all that polished metal is incompatible with the approaching winter

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    And Triumph will just tell you to "fuck off" if you try to attempt a warranty claim on anything involving the word 'corrosion'
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