Well, the key word here is "I've" meaning you. I HAVE had flats and was abkle to fix them on the spot thanks to cast wheels. Ther potential to have this happen in the middle of nowhere is a reality and major fear for me. Key word there being "me". And no, i don't want to try the spoked tubless mod, i just want cast wheels. It shouldn't be necassary to even go there, as i know what i want and need just as you do. I just want opinions on the ST vs T120 ride. But at this point i guess thats not going to happen."....less desirable spoked wheels..."
Why less desirable? Every bike I ever had had them. I've never had a flat.
We buy bikes based on their looks, hoping everything else works out. That's why Triumph makes so many models of their basic 1200cc platform.
I did the same thing. The more aggressive seating position of the ST is a bit too painful for my aching body.My first intention was to consider the Speed Twin. But then I sat on one at the dealer and knew that I could not be comfortable with the rear set pegs. I sat on a T120 and felt instantly comfortable. Whether or not I will still be comfortable after a few hours riding remainsed to be seen, but I am anxiously looking forward to getting my T120.
It helps in a lot of situations like working on the bike and filling the tires. It’s worth whatever it costs. Before you spend money on a grab rail, think about whether a passenger needs it and what you may do about luggage and luggage racks. I took the Triumph rails off and replaced with Givi to accommodate the luggage I wanted.Why are so many saying a center stand is essential? On most bikes I primarily use just the side stand.
It’s not the ideal bike for the larger rider. I was getting my bike serviced when the Speed Twin first came out. The dealer had a few of them parked in the service area next to a couple of Scrambler 1200’s. I threw a leg over one of the Scramblers but I didn’t bother sitting on a Speedy. I could see how folded up I would be on one. Sharp bike though.I rode both and bought a T120 (my second)... I found the riders box more relaxed and most important, I have a size 13.5 foot, I couldnt comfortable shift the Speed Twin and the dealer had no solution..
"$implest $olution": Bonneville T120 Billet Sulby Star 6 Wheel Kit Stage 1Now THATS the kind of responses i was looking for ! Thanks. Seems like i thought the T120 is more what i need. But the flat tire issue still looms large. Anyone know of simple solutions like that "ride on" stuff (tho heard some bad things on that) or other side of the road fixes?