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Twins Technical Talk Technical Talk for Hinckley Triumph Twins: Bonneville, T100, Speedmaster, America, Thruxton, and Scrambler.

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Old 11-23-2012, 11:57 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I'm a bit curious... I have a big crush on my '06 T100, and the spocked rims are really nice. I know there were problems with the spocked rims for years prior, but by '06, the rims were pretty good, apparently.

What made you want to go with the mags?

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Old 11-24-2012, 12:58 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I'm a bit curious... I have a big crush on my '06 T100, and the spocked rims are really nice. I know there were problems with the spocked rims for years prior, but by '06, the rims were pretty good, apparently.

What made you want to go with the mags?

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Actually it was due to an issue that happened to my front rim, so I was looking at options and was interested in mag wheels, however today that issue has been solved and I'll be sticking with the spokes for now, but will keep an ear out for mag options since I like the look of them as well.

No hate on the spokes, hell I'd keep both.
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:35 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I figured that would be pretty standard. The front though, sounds like to go to a different size requires a different fork lower and different triples?

-Are there wider triple trees off a different bike that would work?
-would that change what fenders would work?
The mag wheel bonnies indeed have slightly wider triple trees...so if you want a totally bolt on solution, you need the complete front end w/ triple clamps. The other way is to take about 1/8 inch off the mag wheel speedo drive & use your existing triple clamps.

Either way, you need the lower legs to get the fender mounted at a proper height above the tire. I suppose you could fabricate a custom fender mount and keep your spoked wheel lowers/existing speedo drive, but I didn't go that route & can't comment on any difficulties you'd encounter.

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Old 11-24-2012, 08:39 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I'm a bit curious... What made you want to go with the mags?
For me it was going tubeless. Tire choices aren't all that much better and sport demons give all the grip anyone needs for a street tire on either of these rims. Now the F3 conversion is a whole different story & give you vastly wider tire selection, including real sport bike tire options.

I still have my spoked rims & stock front forks since I'm a fickle sob who likes to play around with my bike. It's hardly 2 hours in the garage to swap forks & wheels...

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Old 11-24-2012, 03:56 PM   #15 (permalink)
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And, the only snag is the T100 has a 1" bar, so going clip ons or custom would probably be the right route. Anyone have experience here? BC doesn't seem to offer them anymore.
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If the T100 dogbone spread isn't right for the mag wheel top tree, just use any old 1" handlebar riser...harleys traditionally used 1" bars (and 1.25" now), so there are catalogs full of options.
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