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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-17-2019, 12:48 PM Thread Starter
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Doesnt look that much lower than my stock thruxton with stock length hagon shocks, probably spongy as hell though!
You got that right! It's ridiculously spongy. Just the weight of the bike is making it sag like crazy. When I get on it, it's silly. I think the length of these shocks (13") is perfect, but the sponginess is too much.

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I too have a T100 and a Thruxton. The Thruxton forks are about one half inch longer and the shocks are about one inch longer than the T100. Approximately 13.25 verses 14.25 inch. So you could raise the Thrux fork tubes one quarter to three quarter inch in the tree to lower the front and install the T100 shocks to lower the rear and take a test ride. Also both bikes came with 130/80-17 rear tires. If you went up to a 130/90-17 tire that would raise the back about 1/2''.
That sounds like a perfect setup to me. I think this is what I'm going to end up doing.
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Leonie's (my wife) Thruxton is lowered with Bonnie suspenders at the rear and the forks raised 25mm through the triple tree. I have a MAS race seat on it as well which takes another 30-40mm off the seat height.

She is 5'1 and 3/4" and can easily flat foot it
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Leonie's (my wife) Thruxton is lowered with Bonnie suspenders at the rear and the forks raised 25mm through the triple tree. I have a MAS race seat on it as well which takes another 30-40mm off the seat height.

She is 5'1 and 3/4" and can easily flat foot it
Wow, that's lowered! I believe you may be the person I was thinking of when I referred to someone lowering their Thruxton quite a bit.

Can I ask the shock size in the rear?
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Steven,

Just curious. Did you have to shorten the side stand when you lowered the Thruxton? That looks to be a BIG drop!

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Can I ask the shock size in the rear?
Standard Bonnie Shocks YSS piggyback. Way too soft for me. Good for Leonie at 50kg fully dressed

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Just curious. Did you have to shorten the side stand when you lowered the Thruxton? That looks to be a BIG drop!
Yes, by about 10mm Click on the link

https://www.triumphrat.net/air-coole...-and-shut.html

You could use a Bonnie side stand but i extended the knob as well.

Be aware though the bike is uncomfortable for me at 6'1" to ride. I feel that my legs are really scrunched up and the suspension bottoms out on big bumps. I am 96kg though

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Thanks for the info! Food for thought...

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It is all such an individual thing. Do what you feel comfortable with in the end. Leonie still corners pretty fast but with the suspension changes combined with her weight she doesn't scrape the pegs or bottom out on big bumps.

On the other hand I hate riding her bike. Whilst it is the same Bike as mine they are totally different in attitude and altitude. Leonie's is very uncomfortable for me to ride even short distances on.

It bottoms out easily and wobbles all over the place in fast corners. It feels like a completely different bike. If i hadn't have ridden Leonie's when it was standard there is no way I would have purchased one myself.

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