I've just fitted TBS (rearset) footrests on my Legend. I'm somewhat short-legged but I'm very happy with the results. (Should mention here my seat is a Tbird item.) Legs & knees can now be used for better control on cornering & bumpy roads rather than just being dead weights. (Stock is fine if you like more 'forward'/'cruiser' controls, just not so useful for shifting weight to aid control.)
I was also lucky that after reversing the gear shaft lever 180 degrees to maintain stock up-for-up shift sequence, I still had 4 or 5mm clearance above the sidestand. Wasn't totally sure I'd be able to do this before I bought the rests/levers. For some reason (wear?) my buddy's TBS sidestand seems to fold up 10mm higher/closer than the Legend.
The TBS rear brake lever pivots on the footrest mount & is way shorter than the stock item & hence way less 'mechanical advantage' (leverage).
It's noticeably more work to apply the rear brake when used alone at <10mph but I'm also less likely to lock it up in a more panicky emergency stop situation. Overall I'm happy with that. (BTW, I checked to see if TBS used a different master cylinder - it doesn't, same part#)
I hope I can finish replacing the chain and sprocket this week, what is the best way to determine slack? On side stand? With rider on the bike? I've read it's messured in the middle, between both sprockets, and that it should be 25-30mm, does that mean 12.5-15mm in each direction?
It has been a while but I'm back on a Thunderbird. I purchased this 2003 a few days ago and I'm very impressed with the power and not bad handling of this beautiful bike. 6 speed too! Unbelievable condition for 17 years old and 68,000km. Turning heads everywhere I go, plenty of positive...
hi guys I am from south Africa cape Town I bought this triumph 885i 1999 model looking for the 2 side covers that go just below the seat it looks like a boomerang can't get them here looking for 2nd hand ones can you guys help e mail [email protected] Gmail. com. love your site
Hey there, I have a 2002 Thunderbird that I purchased with an air box deletion kit already installed. Even the local dealer cannot seem to tune this bike to the pods and i'm fed up. I am attempting to re install the air box and cannot get the rubber boots to connect from the carbs to the engine...
My beloved "Black Betty" is being picked up tomorrow by a nice young fellow who is esactic to be the new owner. I am have come to the conclusion "Father Time" has won this round. Both knees are riddled with arthritis and the pain and lack of mobility has reached a point where the riding...
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