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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 11-12-2012, 09:28 AM   #681 (permalink)
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there are commercial available shims.
I bought some great bar end mirrors from Leatherup but the bar size was not listed. When they arrived they were way too small for the 1" sports bars. I cut some 3/4 copper tube with a 1/8th slot to reduce the dia plus a couple of partial cuts. Mirrors fitted cleanly in that and tightened up - so far that has worked fine.
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Old 11-12-2012, 12:36 PM   #682 (permalink)
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It's an 07. I used the protaper universal 1 1/8" risers and clamps, but used the stock bonneville bolts to hold them in place. The bars are 1 1/8" pro taper carmichael bend. Since the controls ends are 7/8 and not 1" you'll need 1" to 7/8" sleeves that the harley guys use to run dirt bars on their bikes. Or you could source 7/8 controls from a scrambler or 09 and up standard bonnie... I absolutely love the look and feel of these bars, and am super happy with the setup.
Hi guys... Brand new here and have a 2012 T100... Just bought the exact same bars and risers as Jpatt's bike. Waiting on my collars from Joker Machine so I can retain the use of my 1" controls.... It just dawned on me... What did you do about your grips? This set up will leave me with a 7/8's left grip and a 1-1/8" throttle grip correct? Any insight would be great.
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Old 11-12-2012, 04:31 PM   #683 (permalink)
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The sleeves will bring the 7/8 protaper ends to 1" both sides
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Old 11-13-2012, 12:56 AM   #684 (permalink)
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Hmmm... The Joker Machine collars are only 1.25"s wide as to accommodate the clamps it seems... Any recommendations on other sleeves that may be the width of the grip?
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:36 PM   #685 (permalink)
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I've always really liked the Thruxton bar, but had some doubts after reading some of the threads of people who have tried it on a Bonnie, but decided to go for it anyway. Just mounted it today, and took a ride, really love it! Just had to slightly re-route the clutch cable to give it an easier bend, but otherwise smooth sailing! Note there are 2 ways this bar can be mounted, to either give a slight rise or a slight drop. I think Triumph meant it to be mounted with a slight drop, because there are 2 really small dimples on the bar which correspond to how far the switchgear housings should be slid onto the bar before being tightened. Going this way I didn't have any of the throttle interference that others have experienced, but I tried it "upside down", and did have some issues. It really gives a great steering feel to the bike. Here are some photos below:
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:50 PM   #686 (permalink)
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69 pages of bars, im stuck.

i have the stock bonneville bars on, i hate them, they make my wrist at a funny angle, and cause a slight pain.

i dont want to shell out the 120 bucks on flanders flat track bars (though they are my favorite) is there a cheaper alternative?

i suppose its something i'll just have to by multiple pairs and try em all out.
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:41 PM   #687 (permalink)
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I switched to a black biltwell tracker and I'm happy, I had the same problem with the stock ones.
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Old 11-16-2012, 09:28 PM   #688 (permalink)
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I switched to a black biltwell tracker and I'm happy, I had the same problem with the stock ones.
i should have noted that i have 7/8 bars. the biltwell bars are perfect, exactly what i want, but theyre 1"
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:11 PM   #689 (permalink)
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69 pages of bars, im stuck.

i have the stock bonneville bars on, i hate them, they make my wrist at a funny angle, and cause a slight pain.

i dont want to shell out the 120 bucks on flanders flat track bars (though they are my favorite) is there a cheaper alternative?

i suppose its something i'll just have to by multiple pairs and try em all out.

For 1" try Harley sportster bars. Probably pick some up second hand I would have thought.
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:45 AM   #690 (permalink)
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i suppose its something i'll just have to by multiple pairs and try em all out.
Here's what you do.
Go to a motorcycle shop which sells Flanders bars or others. Maybe a local Harley independent shop.
Sit on your bike with feet on pegs and, closing your eyes put out your arms just where you want the bars to be.
Don't forget to lean or sit as you would at speed.
The guy from the shop then measures where your hands are relative to the bar clamps.

He gets the width, height, pullback and finds you your perfect bars.
Hope this helps. It worked for me.
Alternately you can try sitting on other Bonnies with different bars at a bike night or whenever you happen upon another Bonnie rider.
And you can always cut an inch or a half inch off each end of a pair of bars with a hacksaw if they feel too wide.
My Flanders Wide Clubmans are perfect (for me) with 1" off each end.
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