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Kuryakyn used to make adapters that fit Triumph brackets that allow the use of their pegs.
Some of those have adjustments.

Are those still available for the T300 series??? I dunno

If you find out please let us know, that question asked a while ago and I didn't see an answer.

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cannucktbs - My 1999 1/2 (yes that is the year as listed on the title) Thunderbird has a 6-speed. From what I can gather, at that point in time, Thunderbirds (not sure on TBS's ) were being built from whatever parts were on hand. That's not confirmed but having a 6-speed tranny is.

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You blokes are making me want a TBS, when I know my knees won't like the steeper bend angle!! That's the only reason I'm leaning toward adding a TB to the stable. I have a Tiger800XRx for more 'spirited' riding. I'm just afraid the TB's throttle response will be disappointing in comparison.
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Does anyone make an adjustable peg kit for the TBS to reduce the rearward position and knee bend? I know they're available for a lot of newer sport/touring bikes, especially for longer legged's. That would seal the deal for me as the TBS seems like a better bike in every other way.
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When I was looking into these bikes I wouldnt consider the standard TB, Legend, Adventurer as the more centered pegs cramped me up. The TBS pegs are rear set, which I feel opens up the triangle. I also put lowering attachments I got here:

http://www.whaccessories.com/images/...Extensions.jpg

I had to create a spacer to set the pegs correctly using the stock connection. I also got some triumph style rubber covers. And drilled em out to fit over the metal lowered pegs. The extra 50mm really opens up the legroom ALOT.
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cannucktbs - My 1999 1/2 (yes that is the year as listed on the title) Thunderbird has a 6-speed. From what I can gather, at that point in time, Thunderbirds (not sure on TBS's ) were being built from whatever parts were on hand. That's not confirmed but having a 6-speed tranny is.

1999 1/2.....

Well Triumphs USA brochure for 1999 did not have a Thunderbird listed.

Later in the year some Thunderbirds were imported to the US.
Those have the same specs (including colors) as the 2000 Thunderbirds.

The 2000 and later Thunderbirds have 6 speed transmission and Keihin carburetors.

Being titled as a 1999 1/2 is probably something to do with State laws where it was originally sold??

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When I was looking into these bikes I wouldnt consider the standard TB, Legend, Adventurer as the more centered pegs cramped me up. The TBS pegs are rear set, which I feel opens up the triangle. I also put lowering attachments I got here:

http://www.whaccessories.com/images/...Extensions.jpg

I had to create a spacer to set the pegs correctly using the stock connection. I also got some triumph style rubber covers. And drilled em out to fit over the metal lowered pegs. The extra 50mm really opens up the legroom ALOT.
That link is to an image only, no information about the vendor - or are they a custom fab?
Its good news! I have an eye on a couple TBS's but need to wait until after the Holidays....
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http://www.whaccessories.com/Foot-Pe...it-Triumph.htm

Here’s the page with part numbers

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&#x1f606; TB with front forks, front wheel, exhaust and seat from TBS, nice try &#x1f609;and nice conversion, congratulations
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Thanks for the peg lowering link, pb. Bookmarked.
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