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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 10-02-2012, 02:29 PM   #11 (permalink)
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what was the height difference between the stock shocks and the kyb shocks on your thruxton? Wanting to raise the rear end up by 10-20mm and wanting to know if the kyb shocks will do that? For what I gathered is that kyb are just a hair longer but I have yet to find a definitive answer.
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Old 10-02-2012, 03:36 PM   #12 (permalink)
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My bike is a thousand miles away from me at the moment, so forgive me, I cannot measure the KYB shocks. BUT, I am reasonably sure they are near-as-damn-it the same length as Thruxton and Scrambler shocks (these two share the same length shocks).
I don't think you will get the height rise you are looking for with the KYBs.
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Old 10-02-2012, 04:10 PM   #13 (permalink)
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+1. If there is any difference in length between the KYBs and OEM Thruxton shocks, it's of no consequence.
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Old 11-29-2012, 03:50 PM   #14 (permalink)
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i just got a pair of these from anothe forum member. how do i know what number setting to set them at?
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Old 11-29-2012, 04:03 PM   #15 (permalink)
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do a google search for motorcycle shock adjustment. you'll find what you need.

the rule of thumb for the preload is about a one-inch sag when you sit on the bike. the other two (compression and rebound damping) really depend on how you want to ride and whether you have a passenger.
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Old 11-29-2012, 04:49 PM   #16 (permalink)
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People want/need to replace OEM suspension and exhausts (when was the last time you saw OEM exhausts on a HD?). No matter what triumph supplied many would replace the suspension anyway to make it 'theirs'. Therefore I am in favour of cheap OEM placeholders for suspension to allow the owner to install what they want.
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:52 PM   #17 (permalink)
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thx Neuro. As for height, the KYB's are exact same height as stock on my 2007 Thrux.
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Old 12-01-2012, 11:42 PM   #18 (permalink)
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riders weights vary hence different shock setups, unless a custom setup its a crap shoot, you want bad suspension ride a harley sportster, the bonnie is way better stock, i went with the bitubo WME shocks on my 2012 bonneville for $450 USA EXCELLENT!! these are a decarbon shock with 5 rebound settings and infinite preload absolutely beautiful, much nicer and better ride than the $700 YSS fully adj reservoir shocks on my harley porkster that were built for me!!
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Looks great! But I'm told they are the same length as the stock Thruxton shocks, which is too high for me. Are there any reservoir-style shocks that will fit but are lower? Short legs over here.
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Old 03-06-2014, 03:40 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Don't know what happened with the pics from my previous post but here we go again...





Hey what's that bag on your sidecover? That's a great idea. I have low exhaust on my Scram also. Does the bag get in the way?
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