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New bike time - Thruxton 1200R

Discussion in 'Other Bikes' started by wobblybiker99, Sep 11, 2019.

  1. wobblybiker99

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    IMGP1001.JPG IMGP0995.JPG IMGP0924.JPG IMGP0920.JPG IMGP0925.JPG IMGP0926.JPG Purchased this 2016 Thruxton R a few weeks ago as a second bike to the Daytona R.
    I've done a lot of cleaning and polishing, some cosmetic mods but also riden1000 miles, I like it a lot so far and it's definitely really popular when you're parked up.
    2016 plate with the optional track racer kit which adds the fairing, Vance and Hines slip ons and LED indicators, mine also has heated grips, comfort seat and an x-pipe cat delete. Didn't know about the cat delete until I got it home it's so well hidden underneath the engine and also discovered the Vance and Hines are the US versions with removable baffles unlike the UK ones, mine didn't come with any baffles and it's pretty loud
    Although sporty for a retro bike it feels quite a bit heavier than the datona and with a 7500 RPM redline it's very different to ride, I think I was trying to ride it as if I was on the Daytona at first but now now I've adapted my riding to the bike and it's much more enjoyable.
     
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  2. Rossgo

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    Looks great. Enjoy the bike
     
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  3. Very nice and always fancied one of these, enjoy it as I'm sure you will :)
     
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  4. StMarks

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    Very cool bike, & some classy details too.

    Are you also growing your facial hair, to complete the image mate.? ;))
     
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  5. Captain Steffydog

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    What a cracking looking bike, enjoy
     
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    I took one out for a few hours, and the first hour or so, i really didnt like it or get on with it, particularly to do with the 7k redline.
    I just felt like i was bouncing off the limiter the whole time and wanted to go back and change it.

    But after that, when i settled into it and stayed higher up the gears, found some nice roads, i really enjoyed the second half of the ride, relaxing a bit using the torque not the gears.
    I like the retro fairing on it too, as it finishes it off nicely.
     
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  7. GazP

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    I love these and would love one as my Daytona + 1.

    Hope you enjoy it!
     
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  8. wobblybiker99

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    Thanks for all the positive comments so far, and no I don't have any tattoos facial hair or plaid shirts, although I didn't feel quite right with my full leathers on so I bought a more casual jacket but don't fully trust Kevlar jeans especially after my accident so I've been wearing my leather trousers with some cheap jeans over the top, looks casual but with the same protection. Also my Sidi boots were badly scratching the side panels so wearing jeans over the top fixes that as well.
    There are some nice touches on the bike, especially the view as you're riding of the the top yoke, clocks and curve of the screen, the way they've hidden the cat, or now cat delete, totally out of view, exhaust looks like it's sweeps straight down into the silencer. There's also hardly any visible evidence of the water cooling, obviously the radiator but from the side it looks very neat no hoses and pipes everywhere.

    Thanks, totally agree with you there, I hit the rev limiter a few times early on and then instinctively try to jab the lever up forgetting that I didn't have a quick shifter:confused:
    I've changed the front 16 tooth sprocket for a 17 tooth as the R model is a lot lower geared than the standard Thruxton, something like 5 teeth more on the back as well. It's made the lower gears a bit more usable but I don't think I'll go the whole way and change the rear as well as I don't want to slow it down too much.
    Also got plans to fit a quickshifter in the winter as it comes pre-wired with the connector and it's in the ECU as standard, I've got a second-hand sensor of eBay but it's a little bit chunky and there's not much room in the linkage.
     
  9. I love the thruxton, test road it a few years back and as many will know I’ve done loads of miles on a thruxton 900. The 1200 is lovely, the engine didn’t feel like it wanted to rev to me, until I did and it’s got some shove, just different to what we are used to.
     
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  10. wobblybiker99

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    Fitted a quick shifter to the Thruxton, there's no triumph factory option even though it's already programmed in the ECU and there is an open connector behind the side panel.
    Purchased this second-hand sensor from eBay for £50, was a bit tricky to squeeze it in as the linkage is a lot shorter than the Daytona but just about managed it with some changes to the ball joints.
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    Unfortunately only had one day to try the quickshifter and then I got a rear puncture, brand new tyre as well:mad:
    Because of the spoke wheels and inner tube it dropped like a Stone even though it was only caused by a small nail in the tyre, in a normal tubeless tyre it probably wouldn't have even gone down.
    I think the wheel must have just slipped around the rim before I came to a stop because it bent the valve stem as well, luckily I was stopped at a bit of a bike meeting point and a guy I haven't met before offered to ride home and come back with his trailer and take me and the bike home, how great are bikers:smileup:
    Decided I'm going to do a DIY tubeless conversion and seal the rim, wish I'd have done it a few days ago when I got the tyre fitted.
    After advice I'm using 3M extreme sealing tape 4412n with some low modulus silicone to seal the nipples to stop water getting in under the tape and then probably some gorilla tape over the top to protect the 3M tape during tyre changes. Also a good opportunity to go for right angled valves as it's a pain in the ass on the front wheel with straight valves.
    Used the spindle to mount the wheel and make applying the tape easier, I hope:confused:
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  12. StMarks

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    Ouch, that's not nice.
    Good luck with your conversion project, sounds,,,,, "adventurous" mate.
     
  13. GazP

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    Lovely bike mate. I’ve always fancied a thuxton.

    Nice quick shift mod too.
     
  14. wobblybiker99

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    Just finished the tubeless conversion and fingers crossed they're both staying up for now anyway:D
    Sealed the spokes from the inside with some loctite thread sealant to prevent water ingress and then used 3M 4411N high performance sealing tape with gorilla tape over the top to protect it. Fitted new 90 degree valves after filing a flat surface on the wheel rims.
    Hopefully no more rapid deflation punctures for me, might even look for one of those roadside repair kits with the CO2 canisters to fit under the seat.
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