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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-20-2017, 06:32 PM Thread Starter
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Hi all - new '14 SpeedTriple S owner.

Was looking into basic upgrades (per the title), haven't found much on options. I did searches on here and other than older model upgrades, I only found one post on Ohlins internals.

I am likely going to upgrade to 30mm cartridges - unless someone knows which, if any, Ohlins R&T model forks work with our bike (without changing triple clamps, etc)?

Has anyone found aftermarket wheels available? Marchesini, Marvic, and PVM seem like dead ends, unless their vendors don't know what they are talking about. Are the OEM 'R' spec wheels available from dealers?

Lastly - brake calipers. I landed a pair of 'R' spec Brembo calipers. Has anyone tried to merely bolt them on or do you have to add shims or offset the rotors?

I haven't yet picked up the bike (still snow on the ground here) but I'm trying to get everything lined up to start shopping.

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You want PVM rims, brembos and ohlins would be cheaper to buy an R model don't you think. Then you get a ttx shock and some carbon bits if you buy the 2013 model like I did.

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You have no idea what I paid for a S model. The R shock is crap anyway. The PVMs are an extra add-on for the R.

But I'm glad you're cutting to my question of what is available.

Jeeez, now I remember why I let these boards 10 years ago.
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Well if it's that cheap just go buy PVM wheels and some fgr front forks. Then you radials will fit straight on . So you kinda answered your own question

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Any way all the info you require is available on numerous previously covered posts here and readily available online with a Google search

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FYI - you don't have an "S" model, you just have a plain jane Speed Triple. The "S" model designation was introduced with the 2016 model.

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The PVM wheels were still factory for the 2013s (not an option), the 2014 models I believe they dropped them to save cost. Wheels for these bikes are scarce, but I vaguely remember some options being available. Search the forums here for a while as I think a couple people may have done it (could be carbon fiber BST at 3k-ish a set though).

I do not know what universal options there might be for Ohlins, your best bet is to contact them, or a local dealer. I went with Traxxion and really couldn't be happier, them or racetech and Ohlins (I think) all have options for the later models.

I'm not sure the R model calipers even bolt directly to the standard forks. I thought that the mountings themselves were different.

I get what Fenech is saying, to be fair, you are saying you want Ohlins front forks, better wheels, and the R model brakes. It does seem to make sense to just get the R model with that stuff since it's already there. That being said, maybe there wasn't one available, or maybe you got a great deal and it makes more sense to upgrade. The other benefit could be you get springs and valving set up for you vs. the generic setup of the R model.

FWIW, I have a TTX-36 with the right spring and it's a great shock. Not sure if the same specs as what is stock on the R, but I really like it.
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Sell your non-R and buy an R, pocket the difference between that and what you'd spend trying to build the R.
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