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post #91 of 102 (permalink) Old 12-21-2012, 10:21 PM
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You guys are killing me with this thread! I just bought abrand new Scrambler this fall because it is a better fit for my needs. And while I love it and have no regrets at all, I do still lust after a Thuxton everytime I see or read about one.

Just an FYI, I paid a little over $10,000 OTD for my Scrammy and I'm very happy with my purchase, but I had a few nice extras thrown in.

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That green looks great.
To see the Brooklands Green bike in person, and especially out in diffused sunlight, shows how well the green body work, brushed aluminum and chrome parts, and black tires, etc. all work together for a stunning overall look. I find the green, silver and black colors compliment each other.

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Great pictures! That color is perfect for a Thruxton! Merry Christmas!
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Hey guys, couple of quick questions, and I'm "new" to bikes, not having had one for many years before I picked up my Thruxton.
Why is the rear tire/wheel set up usually an inch smaller than the front? What are the dynamics for the bike for this to be the norm?
Also, some of my friends, who all love the Thruxton, do complain about only one disc up front for stopping power. Anyone added another? I do feel, when riding, that I would like a bit more grip to bring me to a quicker stop. This easily done?
Thanks guys, and as much as everyone seems to like the new Brooklands Green, I'm thinking of painting mine some sort of White with some red accents. Just to make it different and "mine". Maybe a brown seat cover; just pondering ideas.
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I can't answer your wheel size question, but I can say I find the single floating front brake rotor and caliper to give very good stopping power. As for repainting a new bike, don't start with a Brooklands Green one and ruin it.

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I can't answer your wheel size question, but I can say I find the single floating front brake rotor and caliper to give very good stopping power. As for repainting a new bike, don't start with a Brooklands Green one and ruin it.
Just thinking of options; it's only paint, don't get too attached. Millions of ways to paint a bike, no need for them all to be the same.

No funds just now anyway, so I won't be "ruining" it anytime soon.

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Hey guys, couple of quick questions, and I'm "new" to bikes, not having had one for many years before I picked up my Thruxton.
Why is the rear tire/wheel set up usually an inch smaller than the front? What are the dynamics for the bike for this to be the norm?
Also, some of my friends, who all love the Thruxton, do complain about only one disc up front for stopping power. Anyone added another? I do feel, when riding, that I would like a bit more grip to bring me to a quicker stop. This easily done?
Thanks guys, and as much as everyone seems to like the new Brooklands Green, I'm thinking of painting mine some sort of White with some red accents. Just to make it different and "mine". Maybe a brown seat cover; just pondering ideas.
Happy New Year!
I would suggest that you drop Ricor's intiminators into the front forks. It certainly beefs up the feel of the front brake and in my opinion makes the bike feel like a second disc has been added.

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I would suggest that you drop Ricor's intiminators into the front forks. It certainly beefs up the feel of the front brake and in my opinion makes the bike feel like a second disc has been added.
Thanks, I'll look into that.

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