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Hinckley Classic Triples 885cc Classic Styled T3's: Legend, Thunderbird, Thunderbird Sport & Adventurer.

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Old 05-02-2011, 11:26 AM   #31 (permalink)
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I can't believe you would want to do this to a Legend.
Certainly not without uprating suspension and brakes, anyway.

Save yourself a cartload of money & grief & buy a sportbike.

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Old 05-10-2011, 10:42 PM   #32 (permalink)
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of course the suspension will be upgraded! the forks are away too soft. I have no complaints about the brakes. They whoa the bike down quite nicely. The bike is actually a bit scary at times on bumpy turns do to the forks. One of the forum members has Kawi inverted forks that look pretty good. I might consider that route.
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Old 05-12-2011, 10:26 PM   #33 (permalink)
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I doubt you can fit a 955 engine but 955 pistons and liners have been done.. the guy that did it had a webpage years ago,I believe he also did his cams but its been years since I saw the page I remember he claimed 98 RWHP and about 30mpg!

hers a link:http://www.triumphrat.net/hinckley-c...5-triples.html
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Old 06-10-2011, 12:52 AM   #34 (permalink)
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actually i have found that at higher speeds in my upper gears my rev limiter dont do squat.. i was just talkin about that with my girlfriend the other day.. i said that it was peculiar that it kicks in in like first and and second.. but i know it doesnt do jack in fifth.. i havent really paid attention in third or fourth i suppose......
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Old 06-13-2011, 10:08 PM   #35 (permalink)
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actually i have found that at higher speeds in my upper gears my rev limiter dont do squat.. i was just talkin about that with my girlfriend the other day.. i said that it was peculiar that it kicks in in like first and and second.. but i know it doesnt do jack in fifth.. i havent really paid attention in third or fourth i suppose......
I don't know about the setup on the triumphs but other companies do have specific tunes for each gear (hayabusa for example).
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Old 06-14-2011, 05:51 AM   #36 (permalink)
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Nothing like that on ours. There is no gear position sensor fitted so the Igniter does not know which gear is selected. The rev limit on our bikes is 8,750.
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Old 11-30-2012, 03:49 AM   #37 (permalink)
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since this post i have installed an ignitech tcip4.. and uhhh yeah.. no rev limiter.. at all.. also i think ive changed the sprockets... ive now had her up to 138 .. buuuut i was pushin almost 10k on the tacho... so ummm dont do that lol...
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Old 11-30-2012, 06:05 PM   #38 (permalink)
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hmm some strange claims being made on this old post 130mph for a legend wonder wat cliff it fell of now 10k rpm and 138mph and the engine is still working wth no bad damage just proves the engines are bullit proof
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:06 PM   #39 (permalink)
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Don't know why you couldn't make 130mph (at least indicated) on a Legend. My Tbird Sport has a higher top speed in 5th than in 6th, and the Legend has the same ratios.
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:15 PM   #40 (permalink)
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I have often considered doing this myself. Now it occurs to me how much easier an 18 tooth sprocket would be in comparison. Not sure why I had tunnel visioned so hard on obtaining the 6th gear.
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