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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-10-2019, 08:49 PM Thread Starter
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Best Thruxton 900 (2015 model) Upgrades On A Budget

Hey All,

I have been floating around here for a few days now, seen some pretty slick thruxtons, bonnies amoung others. But am a little overwhelmed with all the different aftermarket parts, suppliers, and mods I can do. (I am in Montreal Canada also).

Would be forever grateful for any assistance you guys could give, from those who have already gone through already.


Things I Would Really Love To Do (in oder of importance):

1. Slip Ons. I'm really not that impressed with the stock sound. Love the Cone Dominator Touring Pipes (seen a few video):
https://bellacorse.com/shop/cone-dom...flers-triumph/

But also spotted these:
https://bellacorse.com/shop/chrome-1...p-on-mufflers/
and wonder if its worth the extra money for the Cone Engineering...

2. Fender eliminator:
There are just SOOO many of these. No idea what is good and what is not. Analog T3, Motobox, New Rage... and so on.
(Update: Just ordered the new rage eliminator. The cheapest I could find in Canada and looks Ok.)

3. Airbox: Is there a budget way to go about making minor improvements to air flow without completely removing the current airbox?
Also anyone know what the difference between these are?
https://bellacorse.com/shop/bce010/
https://bellacorse.com/shop/triumph-...imination-kit/
(Update: Removed the airbox baffle and replaces the filter with K&N TB-9004)

4. Front indicators. Not found any, or any adapters, that just sort of match the existing one, but are a bit smaller and maybe positioned a bit closer.


Thanks in advance for any help.
I really appreciate your time.

Cheers,
Simon

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The very first thing to do is to open the intake and exhaust for better performance and sound. check this out. https://www.triumphtwinpower.com/tri...-efi-tunes.php Tune 3

Then the rear shocks need an upgrade. Do your homework and buy good ones.

The front suspension needs help. check this out.
http://store.ricorshocks.com/triumph_s/44.htm
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TTP Tune#3, NH Toga's.

I'm no Gynecologist but hey I'll take a look.
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+1 on Triumph Twin Power visit their web site read all the information . Airbox , I removed the restrictive inlet rubber and found information about opening up the other end of the air filter and airbox . By cutting out the closed end of the filter and opposite side of the airbox , also removed the airbox baffle . Zero cost just careful cutting and filing .
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Thank guys, wasn't aware that people were unhappy with the shocks. I think the roads I ride must make this less of an issue as its a smaller town with longer smoother roads.

Will check out twin power now. Definitely down to do some custom airbox work.
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Be aware that if you open the intake and or install free flow exhaust you will need to remap. TTP is the way to go.
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TTP remap is worth it, remove snorkel & baffle in airbox, run a high flow air filter, remove air injection, run quality tires, replace fork springs with straight rate ones from race tech or someone like that, replace shocks with good ones, stay away from cheapies, they are a waste of money. Exhaust choices are plentiful, some sort of slip ons are recommended
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TTP remap is worth it, remove snorkel & baffle in airbox, run a high flow air filter, remove air injection, run quality tires, replace fork springs with straight rate ones from race tech or someone like that, replace shocks with good ones, stay away from cheapies, they are a waste of money. Exhaust choices are plentiful, some sort of slip ons are recommended
What parts do you need to take out the snokel?
I just got the airbox open and am removing the baffle.

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+1 on Triumph Twin Power visit their web site read all the information . Airbox , I removed the restrictive inlet rubber and found information about opening up the other end of the air filter and airbox . By cutting out the closed end of the filter and opposite side of the airbox , also removed the airbox baffle . Zero cost just careful cutting and filing .
Hey hedgepig. I was unable to find any info on the twin power site about removing the inlet rubber and modifying the OEM filter? Any chance you could point me in their direction?
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There is a soft rubber snorkel on the inlet to the airbox behind the left side panel . Unless it has already been removed . while you have the filter removed look through the airbox on the opposite side you will see a shape that corresponds to the shape of the closed end of the air filter . I carefully removed the middle of the closed end of the air filter and the part of the airbox such that the filter would still be held in place . Not sure if this is an improvement over that which TTP achieve with their " Breathe " attachment but it does double the area available for the air to get in .
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There is a soft rubber snorkel on the inlet to the airbox behind the left side panel . Unless it has already been removed . while you have the filter removed look through the airbox on the opposite side you will see a shape that corresponds to the shape of the closed end of the air filter . I carefully removed the middle of the closed end of the air filter and the part of the airbox such that the filter would still be held in place . Not sure if this is an improvement over that which TTP achieve with their " Breathe " attachment but it does double the area available for the air to get in .

Ahhh so the air comes in from both sides. Thats smart.

Thanks Hedge.
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