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Old 11-17-2012, 06:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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TORSand Update

Well the bike has been nothing but brilliant, we are heading into winter and the weather has been quite poor. Thats the bike booked in for Thursday for its first service, TORS and I have opted to fit a Fender extender to keep the muck of it.

I am going to ride around some great Scottish roads and get the last run in miles done.

The gearchange was a bit stiff going into 1st and 3rd downwards but the miles have made a big improvement on this.

Do the TORS make enough difference, I am not looking for really loud but would like to hear the bike

The video's I have seen have sounded good but its more the sound when you are on the bike I am interested in. Anybody who has onboard footage let me know.



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Old 11-17-2012, 08:07 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi Paul, TORS are ideal for your needs, they are a bit louder than standard and produce a little more power. You will need to downloaded the TORS tune to your ECM from Triumph, to sort the fuelling.
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Old 11-17-2012, 08:11 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for that, Dealer is supplying and fitting them and doing the re-map, looking forward to the change.
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Old 11-17-2012, 08:42 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I have TORS on my Bonnie and you'll notice an immediate difference when you first start it up. The sewing machine sound has been replaced by a respectable rumble reminiscent of the bikes we knew as kids. During steady state cruising they're not too loud and hardly noticeable until you open up the throttle and are rewarded with the unique sound of a twin "doing its thing".
I have had no complaints or dirty looks from neighbors, police or pedestrians while maintaining conservative throttle control in traffic and only "thumbs up" from those I have passed on the freeway.
For my use and riding they fit the bill perfectly.
Be sure to let us know your impressions of the TORS and your new tune.
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Be sure to let us know your impressions of the TORS and your new tune.
Thanks for that, sounds like they are going to be just right, I reckon it will bring the bike to life. i have really enjoyed the ride and the lovely creamy smooth power. Its a beautiful bike, it just needs be a bit more vocal.


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Old 11-17-2012, 12:02 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I have the TORS on my 2012 T100. Exactly what I was looking for. It did feel a little quicker after the TORS install, but it could be just the extra sound making it feel quicker.

Almost all of my riding on local backroads. I never ride two-up or on the freeways. So, I intalled a 17th front sprocket. This mod, along with the TORS, definitely made a difference in the acceleration from o to 60. Plus, the T100 pulls harder when coming out of the few actual curves we have here in Northwest Indiana.

Keep us posted on the TORS.
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If I did my research correctly, you have a Thruxton and, if so, the TORS are even more dramatic than those for the Bonneville. From what I've read, the Bonneville TORS are baffled whereas the Thruxton versions are straight though. Mine, along w/ the factory TORS map, really woke up the engine, sound wonderful - but aren't loud. I've received compliments on how mine sound from several friends who were quick to point out another friend's aftermarket mufflers on his T100, though a wonderful tone, are too loud.

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I just installed TOR's this summer. Funny, at first I thought they were way too loud because a) I started it in the confines of the garage and b). I've been listening to a near silent bike for the last four years.

They've been perfect...still civil, but more vocal. Love throttling them up. Enjoy.
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So, I intalled a 17th front sprocket. This mod, along with the TORS, definitely made a difference in the acceleration from o to 60. Plus, the T100 pulls harder when coming out of the few actual curves we have here in Northwest Indiana.
I've been fooling around with countershaft sprockets and I'm guessing that the acceleration gains you are feeling are due to the sprocket. When I tried the 17 tooth, I noted a big acceleration boost. I also noted that the GPS showed the speedometer to be way too enthusiastic.

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