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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 10-31-2012, 02:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question '09 base bonnie wheels on '06 t100?

Out of curiosity, I'm just wondering if the '09 mag wheels would be a direct swap onto an '06 t100. Just happen to see a wheel in my area available and am wondering if it's possible or if it'll take some work to get it on. Any response is appreciated!
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The '09 front wheel will work well, as it has a speedo drive (although it'll be on the other side of the wheel). The only issue I'm aware of is that the mag wheel bikes have a slightly larger space between the fork tubes, so you'll need to have a spacer made up to make it fit.

There is no issue I know of with swapping on a mag rear wheel.

Mags are significantly lighter than your '06 spokers, so there will be a performance improvement to go with the better handling characteristics of a 17" front wheel. The only other issue is your '06 front fender will be a good bit removed from the front tire, but doing away with the fender stays and perhaps mounting the fender below the fender brace (instead of above it) will help mitigate the effect. Obviously, getting some mag wheel fork lowers would be the preferred solution.

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Old 10-31-2012, 02:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Eric is spot on...the rear wheel goes straight on, but the front requires some work to get it to go. If you want to retain the mechanical speedo, you'll need to obtain the following:

- wheel
- speedo drive (it fits on the right side of the wheel)
- a mag wheel brake rotor
- mag wheel lower fork legs

Since the spoked wheel bikes have triple trees that are about 1/8" narrower than the mag wheel bikes, the overall width of the wheel & speedo drive needs to be narrowed up by the same. The inner bushing of the speedo drive gets pressed out and about 0.15 inches is removed...the bushing then presses back in and everything is good to go. My outcome of this exercise is attached.

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Old 10-31-2012, 08:02 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks for all that. Well I see the guy has the wheels available, nothing on the forks though. So I will need a new speedo drive and a new rotor? The rotor then on the 06 wont work? Antoher question, who wheels from a 2010 Bonneville America go on the 06 t100?

Already saw the whole CBR600 and gotten some helpful tips, just looking at options and the like.
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There are plus and minus issues on both the mag wheel and CBR conversions. The Bonneville mag conversion is a bit less involved and the parts are becoming more and more prevalent. You could even put an ad in the classifieds or somesuch looking for someone with mags that may want to go spokes. At that point, the swap becomes very simple, particularly if the mag guy's local. Just swap the entire front end and the rear wheel. Both bikes side by side, it could be done easily in a couple hours and everyone goes home happy.
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Thanks for all that. Well I see the guy has the wheels available, nothing on the forks though.
Depending on your timing and my fickle nature, I might have an entire 'bolt on & go' setup coming available in a month down the road. Once I get parts back from the powdercoater (about a week from now), I'll be fitting F3 forks & wheels on my thruxton.

Provided I like them, then I'll be selling off my complete "triumph mag wheels for carbed bikes" setup...including mag wheel fork lowers mounted up to F3 tubes (fresh fork seals & 10 weight oil), wheel set w/ serviceable rubber (metzlers), floating front rotor, and modified speedo drive. There's about a 1/2 a season left on the tires - though these are metzlers and I'm used to sport demons, so they'll probably go another 5,000 miles!

Anyway, food for thought.

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Huh, that sounds like something I'd be interested in! Keep me posted and very appreciated!

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What's the max width of the rear wheel? Would a set of wheels designed for the Thruxton be a direct bolt on to the T100?

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What's the max width of the rear wheel? Would a set of wheels designed for the Thruxton be a direct bolt on to the T100?

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Which rear wheel? Stock triumph wheels (wire & mag) are all 3.5" x 17". F2 rears are 4.5" wide. F3 rears are 5" wide. Not sure what the carrozerria rears are...probably about 5 or maybe even 5.5".

Rear wheels are all interchangeable between bonneville variants...sans the america/speedmaster machines.

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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?


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