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Hey guys,
After owning my bike for nearly 3 years (bought late 2017) I've come across several issues I'd like to fix and can't really decide on specific parts.
I should also mention that my bike is currently completely stock.

- rear brake disk
Recently I've been noticing that during low speed rear breaking the breaking pattern is not smooth.
Reason? My rear brake disk is deformed.
I've searched the forum, as well as looking around several sites and there are plenty of options for a replacement.
What would you suggest me do - stick to the original or go aftermarket?

- shock absorbers
I know most of you have already changed those, as the T120 is infamous for its rough ride when the pavement is not perfectly smooth.
When I was about to get my bike I researched the issue and the agreement was that the triumph-offered replacement Fox Adjustable RSU (FOX Adjustable RSU | Triumph Motorcycles) is the way to go.
Is this still the case? What about the front ones?

- muffler tips
Main reason for wanting to change the original ones is the inability to easily access the chain. Second reason would be their size - I've had several occasions during which they would get scratched for whatever reason.
I wanted to go for the British Customs exhaust tips (they seem to be now removed from their site)

, however they don't fit my VIN.
Do you have any suggestions to go for, that are about the same size?

Thank you for any input!
 

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Shock select is a personal choice, depends on how the bike is ridden, what your expectations are, and how deep you want to dig into your wallet. For the average street rider with moderate expectation the FOX Shocks may be a good choice.

Many years ago I learned that replacing OEM shocks on moderately priced bikes is the beat performance improvement I could make. it's the 1st thing I do. My go to suspension shop is the Beemershop here: Motorcycle Suspension Specialists | BMW Airhead Experts | Replacement & Replica Parts | GS-911 Diagnostic Tool | HEXezCAN Accessory Manager | Motohansa Tools. Ted and his team are great peeps, always willing to help the customer decide which shock is right for their riding needs regardless of the bike you ride. They are experts and won't steer you wrong or oversell you a more expensive product then you need. He sell several brands high quality shocks custom built for the custom needs. I suggest you give the shop a call and see what they recommends for you. Within the last few years I've purchased YSS, Yacugar, and most recently Wilbers for my Moto Guzzi.

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To be honest our roads here contain a lot of pavement (setts?) and riding on that is a nightmare.

I was originally thinking about the TEC shocks and RSUs.
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What is your opinion about those?
 

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Not sure why but i have the same bike ands don't have any complaints about suspension🤷‍♂️. I just changed my exhaust for the tec 2-1 rebel. Cheaper than slip ons and fairly easy install once you get the old system off. I also wanted those billet tips originally lol.
 

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Not sure why but i have the same bike ands don't have any complaints about suspension🤷‍♂️. I just changed my exhaust for the tec 2-1 rebel. Cheaper than slip ons and fairly easy install once you get the old system off. I also wanted those billet tips originally lol.
Hey guys,
After owning my bike for nearly 3 years (bought late 2017) I've come across several issues I'd like to fix and can't really decide on specific parts.
I should also mention that my bike is currently completely stock.

- rear brake disk
Recently I've been noticing that during low speed rear breaking the breaking pattern is not smooth.
Reason? My rear brake disk is deformed.
I've searched the forum, as well as looking around several sites and there are plenty of options for a replacement.
What would you suggest me do - stick to the original or go aftermarket?

- shock absorbers
I know most of you have already changed those, as the T120 is infamous for its rough ride when the pavement is not perfectly smooth.
When I was about to get my bike I researched the issue and the agreement was that the triumph-offered replacement Fox Adjustable RSU (FOX Adjustable RSU | Triumph Motorcycles) is the way to go.
Is this still the case? What about the front ones?

- muffler tips
Main reason for wanting to change the original ones is the inability to easily access the chain. Second reason would be their size - I've had several occasions during which they would get scratched for whatever reason.
I wanted to go for the British Customs exhaust tips (they seem to be now removed from their site)

, however they don't fit my VIN.
Do you have any suggestions to go for, that are about the same size?

Thank you for any input!
I have a 2017 T120 like yourself. Over the last three years I've added TEC front fork progressive springs as shown in the Stuart Fillingham Youtube video, the change was notable straight away. I have added handlebar risers and triumph bar end mirrors, also Hepco and Becker C-Bow panniers
I then replaced the OE silencers with a REMUS pair, they sound better than original and don't cause me any running issues. I did run them originally without the baffles, but it got tiresome on long runs, access to rear drive chain is much improved. I replaced the OE chrome spoke wheels with a pair of black Alpina spoked that can run tubeless tyres. I had the same wheels on my two Moto Guzzi Stelvios as standard and had now issues with them during years of ownership.
I changed the OE Pirelli tyres at 5000 miles to Avon Storm SD, they improved the turn in, grip well in all conditions and have made a big improvement to the feel of the bike. I replaced the standard rear shocks for a pair of IKON/koni, they have made things even better. I now think the bike is excellent in all respects, the handling has been transformed. I have also removed the airbox snorkel having read an article about it somewhere on this forum, no noticeable increase in power but a nice sound quality has appeared.
Most recently, two weeks ago I replaced the front disc brakes with a set of EBC floaters, unfortunately due to lock down I haven't been able to try them out properly, just ridden around the block a few times to check them out.
 

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Brakes - I'd replace the OEM with EBC disks
Suspension - really depends how spendy you want to get. Hagons, YSS or Wilbers have all been good.
Exhaust - Zard do 2-2 or 2-1 low slung exhausts, but they're spendy
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Brakes - I'd replace the OEM with EBC disks
Suspension - really depends how spendy you want to get. Hagons, YSS or Wilbers have all been good.
Exhaust - Zard do 2-2 or 2-1 low slung exhausts, but they're spendy
2-2
2-1
Hey guys,
After owning my bike for nearly 3 years (bought late 2017) I've come across several issues I'd like to fix and can't really decide on specific parts.
I should also mention that my bike is currently completely stock.

- rear brake disk
Recently I've been noticing that during low speed rear breaking the breaking pattern is not smooth.
Reason? My rear brake disk is deformed.
I've searched the forum, as well as looking around several sites and there are plenty of options for a replacement.
What would you suggest me do - stick to the original or go aftermarket?

- shock absorbers
I know most of you have already changed those, as the T120 is infamous for its rough ride when the pavement is not perfectly smooth.
When I was about to get my bike I researched the issue and the agreement was that the triumph-offered replacement Fox Adjustable RSU (FOX Adjustable RSU | Triumph Motorcycles) is the way to go.
Is this still the case? What about the front ones?

- muffler tips
Main reason for wanting to change the original ones is the inability to easily access the chain. Second reason would be their size - I've had several occasions during which they would get scratched for whatever reason.
I wanted to go for the British Customs exhaust tips (they seem to be now removed from their site)

, however they don't fit my VIN.
Do you have any suggestions to go for, that are about the same size?

Thank you for any in
 

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Hey guys,
After owning my bike for nearly 3 years (bought late 2017) I've come across several issues I'd like to fix and can't really decide on specific parts.
I should also mention that my bike is currently completely stock.

- rear brake disk
Recently I've been noticing that during low speed rear breaking the breaking pattern is not smooth.
Reason? My rear brake disk is deformed.
I've searched the forum, as well as looking around several sites and there are plenty of options for a replacement.
What would you suggest me do - stick to the original or go aftermarket?

- shock absorbers
I know most of you have already changed those, as the T120 is infamous for its rough ride when the pavement is not perfectly smooth.
When I was about to get my bike I researched the issue and the agreement was that the triumph-offered replacement Fox Adjustable RSU (FOX Adjustable RSU | Triumph Motorcycles) is the way to go.
Is this still the case? What about the front ones?

- muffler tips
Main reason for wanting to change the original ones is the inability to easily access the chain. Second reason would be their size - I've had several occasions during which they would get scratched for whatever reason.
I wanted to go for the British Customs exhaust tips (they seem to be now removed from their site)

, however they don't fit my VIN.
Do you have any suggestions to go for, that are about the same size?

Thank you for any input!
I fitted ...
TEC fork springs and pre load adjusters
Bitubo rear shocks ( a friend has Fox on his bike which we swapped onto mine for comparison but the Bitubo's give a better ride and feel more controlled)
Avon Storm tyres, the standard Pirellis were awful.
I set the front ride height at 40 mm rider seated and the rear at 35 mm rider seated.
The ride is much smoother, turn in is faster and easier, white lining has gone and stability on long sweepers is now perfect.
I also fitted a 39 tooth rear sprocket which improves the gearing and moves the wheel forward 16mm which quickens the handling.
For just over £550 the bike is transformed.
 

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I'd spend the $$ and seek advise froma shop that specializes in quality suspensions. They'll provide good advise and help you select the components best suited for you and your riding style. Hight quality shocks can be built to the specification of each rider, spring, weight, compression/rebound valving, and they'll be rebuildable.

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I have a T120 with mods to the suspension. I agree with the last post as that is what I did. Its the same advice I'd give too. I figured I was no pro, and I'd be guessing in a big way. I did not want to make a mistake with this being one of the bigger mods one does..
 

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like my bitubo shocks, WME's as on my traded air cooled. front stock for now. got EBC front discs from UK $$$ many use T-100 floating discs among others + theres a long discussion on that. rear discs are rarely replaced, but better EBC pads help unless rotors are warped.
 

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I fitted ...
TEC fork springs and pre load adjusters
Bitubo rear shocks ( a friend has Fox on his bike which we swapped onto mine for comparison but the Bitubo's give a better ride and feel more controlled)
Avon Storm tyres, the standard Pirellis were awful.
I set the front ride height at 40 mm rider seated and the rear at 35 mm rider seated.
The ride is much smoother, turn in is faster and easier, white lining has gone and stability on long sweepers is now perfect.
I also fitted a 39 tooth rear sprocket which improves the gearing and moves the wheel forward 16mm which quickens the handling.
For just over £550 the bike is transformed.
I should have added that I think the problem with the Fox shocks is that the spring is a "one size fits all" so it is a compromise and for light to normal weight riders is too strong, Bitubo custom build their units for the riders weight using the correct spring and damping. At @ £300 they are good value and are very nicely made with a high quality finish.
 

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bitubo shocks as well as fork kits come in 3 different weight options, not quite custom calibrated but good enough unless your in competition. got my shocks from british racer.
 

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bitubo shocks as well as fork kits come in 3 different weight options, not quite custom calibrated but good enough unless your in competition. got my shocks from british racer.
Hi, The WM rear shocks have 4 options 1.7, 1.95, 2.4 and 2.8. 1.95 is standard which is for a 70-80 kg rider. As you say not quite custom calibrated but with four choices it's much better than a standard spring that's fitted in case two 90 kg people ride the bike and is then way to hard for a regular size solo rider.
I'm surprised that at @ £700 the Fox shocks don't offer a spring option.
 

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always pleased with Bitubo products a good bang for the buck IMO. shop for the best prices, searching several times finally showed british racer at a better delivered cost.
 

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I have a T120 with mods to the suspension. I agree with the last post as that is what I did. Its the same advice I'd give too. I figured I was no pro, and I'd be guessing in a big way. I did not want to make a mistake with this being one of the bigger mods one does..
I suspect I'll be doing the same soon on my T120.
Which shocks did you get?

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My rear rotor is not bad, I did replace the front rotors with the Brembo same as the Thruxton R, they are half the weight of the stock Sunstars.
Rear shocks - Ikon from Australia - excellent quality and adjustable.
 
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