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Old 12-01-2012, 11:03 AM   #21 (permalink)
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I think it is great that Triumph is doing more with the TB platform. I like the look, would like to see how it handles
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Old 12-01-2012, 11:10 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Looking nice.

I agree it's a great what they are doing to this platform. I don't like the rear, less sporty, more cruizy.

I do dig the pipes. I think I can live with my silver third for a while. Personally am kinda tired of black bikes anyways.
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Old 12-01-2012, 02:08 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Not crazy about that front wheel.
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Old 12-01-2012, 02:12 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Old 12-01-2012, 05:03 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Like the long pipes as well.


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Old 12-01-2012, 06:06 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Just what we need....a wider front rim so our tire costs can go even higher. I know I for one am getting tired of speeding so little money on tires. (oh, and not a fan of those pipes at all....fugly as anything IMO)
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Old 12-02-2012, 01:51 AM   #27 (permalink)
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I want them to start making the 1700 standard and offer a 1800 BB kit
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Old 12-02-2012, 12:48 PM   #28 (permalink)
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I want them to start making the 1700 standard and offer a 1800 BB kit
That may not be realistic. The way they accomplish the bump from 1600 to 1700 is by pulling the cylinder sleeves out, and putting new ones into the bores that are larger. So for the inside diameter of the 1700 sleeve to be larger the sleeve itself would have to thinner than the 1600 sleeve since it is going into the same bore. The block itself is not modified at all. So there must be a limit to how thin a sleeve can get. At some point you'd have to bore the block itself, and that may not be possible depending on how much material is in there between the cylinder walls, and the water jacket. I'd suspect since the engine was designed to use sleeves that it can't be bored. So unless there is still room to play by making the sleeves thinner 1700 might be the max.

Of course you could always use a different crank, and stoke it, but that is a whole other can of worms.
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Old 12-02-2012, 02:56 PM   #29 (permalink)
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This was a big pet peeve for me. Triumph under engineered the 1600 sleeves so the could increase displacement by putting in thinner sleeves. I did the BB anyway, at great cost.


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Old 12-02-2012, 10:58 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Some day down the road I might do the BB, but the bike has plenty of get up and go for me. Love it the way it is. Although I went from a Honda 750 to the Bird! Not quite the Vespa to the Storm though! 😄


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