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May I please hear a little info re: touring on the Thruxton? Some buddies are heading to Key West in March. I'm wondering if a local Thruxton would be a nice little ride for the trip. Anyone with experience with two-up touring on their Thruxton. This is a great site with tons of info. Thanks.
 

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two up... yikes.

I've done 450 miles in one day on my thrux no problem, but that was with only me on the bike.

Honestly it's not the best bike for touring. The triumph sprint st would be my pick if you want a sport tourer.
 

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Yea... I haven't done many long rides but the ones I've been on are great... with only me, myself and I. I think touring two up would suck. On the highway it would probably be OK but I find that I get a lot of pressure on my wrist when riding two up in traffic/lights (from the passengers weight). Plus.. the way the foot pegs are set up and the small back seat... the chick would probably hate it as well. A bonnie might be fun...?

my two cents.
 

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if you want to tour 2up I'd recommend getting a different seat, probably a bonnie seat (cheap) or a Triumph KQ seat (ugly and more $$$), and also this:



from Newbonneville.com <CLICK> .

I have the backrest, and the actual back pad section is really far back on the seat allowing the passenger to sit further back and still feel secure. It really makes the bike 100% better for 2 up and is cheaper than other options, especially the Triumph sissy bars which are $300 +.
 

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Presuming you will want to add saddlebags, most bikes require moving the turn signals. You might luck out and be able to replace them with tiny ones and leave them alone.

Can't speak for the Thrux, but TBS seat sucks, anything is an improvement.
 

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I've ridden from North Carolina to California on my Thruxton. My suggestion would be to do it on a different bike. I was in pain for 7 1/2 of the 8 days.

If you decide to go for it, just get a set of Cortech Sport saddlebags and the tailbag. Along with a tankbag, that will be enough room for everything you need.
 

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On 2007-01-03 11:32, Fast_Fashion wrote:
two up... yikes.

I've done 450 miles in one day on my thrux no problem, but that was with only me on the bike.

Honestly it's not the best bike for touring. The triumph sprint st would be my pick if you want a sport tourer.
Buy a Sprint ST or a Moto Guzzi or a BMW. I would not ride my Norton or my old Bonni that far. I would ride my Guzzi's or my BMW and have no issues. If you are into IRON BUTT marathons solo, ride what you want. In October 2006 did a 1500 mile weekend on the 750 Commando and loved every minute of it (solo). The Norton is a solo use only vehicle. Jackhammer ride beside, I loved every minute of the weekend putt. :-D (Best Western is my camp site .45 Colt at my side). My wife of 30 years will only ride if the Guzzi's or the BMW are involved (long weekend putts). But she will do a 150 miler on the Old Brit Iron :cool: . She first rode with me in 1972 on the yellow Norton that I still own. What a GAL. By the way she rides a BMW R90 S :-D :cool: .

Steve, Gears and all things mechanical.



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