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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 11-06-2012, 12:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Kineo wheels

Hello all
I am new here, I own a 2012 thruxton and have
just put some kineo wheels on it.
The ride has just been transformed,change of
direction through the twisties is awesome.
Feels like a MTB straight line speed hasn't
been affected or cornering.
I have gone for the 17X3.5 for the front and
17X4.25 for the rear.
Tyres am running are power pure,front is a
120/70/17 and the rear is a 160/60/17.
Weight difference between new wheels and oem
Is with wheels ready to fit up on bike,
Front comes in at 1.85kgs lighter and the rear
Whopping 6.85 kgs lighter

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Old 11-06-2012, 01:14 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Here are some pics

A couple more new at this sorry

One of the front wheel, will need to source some SE bonnie fork legs
for the lower mounting point of front fender
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Old 11-06-2012, 01:58 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Good to see that you have been giving them a hammering. There is still a bit of chicken strip left on the rear though. What is the set up that you are running. Have you changed much in the suspension or just the wheels. Also where did you get them and roughly what cost.

I am looking at going the same size wheels. Been considering Carrozerria. A bit expensive at around 2k AUD and they are getting away from the classic look. Relacing with Excell rims and stainless spokes is about 1600 AUD. But still have to run tubes and they will still be heavy. The Kineo approach and tubeless too??

Also I am keen to hear your feedback on the change in handling and steering by going the smaller dia. front. I raised the rear ride height on mine by 10mm and it became a bit scary over 160km/hr with the beginnings of what I think was going to develop to a speed wobble / tank slapper. It did it on both good roads and bad and was not game to try faster speeds. How has yours performed?

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Hi simmo
Have only done 50-60 kms on them so far,have ridden on a couple of my favourite sections of roads and corner speed has been increase by 10 kms
While still feeling my way, on corners where I was taking at 110 kms now doing 120 and faster yet to come.
Steering response is left to right has quicken
Very noticeably :-) have ridden at up to 150 and feels stable.
Cost to the door is a bit pricey $2600 but I do still have a complete set of wheels spare.
The wheels were purchased from British racer.

Regards to chicken strip it does depend a lot on your riding position on the bike to how far you need to lean it to get around a corner at speed.

To the Front suspension I have some andrenni fork cartridges.
On the rear I have fully adjustable YSS rear shocks.
Acceleration has been improved as well overall very happy with the upgrade
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Old 11-06-2012, 08:38 AM   #6 (permalink)
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HI, you say you are going to use SE fork lowers to sort out the mudguard clearance, isn't there a problem with the speedo drive being on the opposite side or is this not an issue with the later, LCD speedo, models?
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One of the front wheel, will need to source some SE bonnie fork legs
for the lower mounting point of front fender
You may want to double check this before buying new lower legs but I'm pretty sure the caliper mounting holes are in a different location on the SE lower legs since it uses the 310mm rotor vs. the 320 floating rotor of the Thruxton. Most guys who have gone to a 17" front wheel have modified the fender brackets to lower their fender.

Best of luck.
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Thanks for the heads up guys
Regards to speedo mine doesn't run a speedo
drive off the front wheel.
Caliper mounting might be an issue would need
to check that out.Have priced lower legs abit pricey
Just to lower front fender.
Any one making modified fender brackets?
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Man I want a new set of wheels for my Bonnie. In my experience with bicycles, wheels and tires make the biggest difference when it comes to performance and comfort.
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