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Bought it new a few weeks ago and it is the best looking bike I have ever owned. Love to ride it also, but it is too uncomfortable for my tall body type and aging back. Figured now is as good of a time as ever to sell it since they are not super easy to find in the middle United States. A T120 is in my future.

It is on eBay for anyone who may be looking. I can save you some money over what a dealer will charge with all their fees and such.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/142002762580?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649
 

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Why not just raise the bars, I'm in the process of working that out right now for exactly the same reasons, 6'3" and find it partially uncomfortable? Then you get the best of both worlds, the power that handling and you make the bike fit you...
I have worked out a way of getting another 2-3 inches on the bars with pullback included for around £200 ($250)
The dual Thruxton seat will take care of the other end...I have a picture here of the bike with the dual seat
 

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Why not just raise the bars, I'm in the process of working that out right now for exactly the same reasons, 6'3" and find it partially uncomfortable? Then you get the best of both worlds, the power that handling and you make the bike fit you...
I have worked out a way of getting another 2-3 inches on the bars with pullback included for around £200 ($250)
The dual Thruxton seat will take care of the other end...I have a picture here of the bike with the dual seat
Not a bad idea. Thanks for the info. If I can't sell it fairly easily, I have thought I would look into fooling around with bars and seats. I'd prefer to sell it to someone who will find it more comfortable overall and replace it with something more upright if I can though.
 

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Have you tried a T120?

I'm tall (6ft 1in) and found the riding position of the T120 made me into a human wind sock when I opened the throttle.

I'm convinced a slight lean forward is better for my posture than bolt upright.
 

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..on the plus side, you probably have the honour of being the first person in the world to be selling a second hand Thruxton R :wink2:
I should try the T120 based on what your saying. I would have thought it would be more comfortable, but sometimes assumptions get you in trouble. :| You are right, sadly, it may be the first used one out there. The other vehicles in the garage will be happy to see it go, as it's definitely the best looking by far. :wink2:
 

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These things happen. Have you checked with the dealer that sold you the Thrux? This is the kind of situation that a good dealer can help with.
 

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Any bike can be made to fit. Look at Woodcraft riser clipons and peg lowering kits. Selling a new bike and buying another is thousands lost.
Back issues >50 come from a weak core, and not using your legs to brace on braking. I'm 6'3" and ride a much more extreme Daytona 600. Tank grips are all I needed to allow my lower body to take the load.
 

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Bought it new a few weeks ago and it is the best looking bike I have ever owned. Love to ride it also, but it is too uncomfortable for my tall body type and aging back. Figured now is as good of a time as ever to sell it since they are not super easy to find in the middle United States. A T120 is in my future.
Before I even put my deposit down I knew I would have to ~
Decat,change seat/tank, repaint & most importantly fit new top yoke with western style bars like I have on my Bonnie.
Do not care what anyone else thinks, I mod my bikes to suit me.
 

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You're not the first. I recently changed from Thruxton R to the T120 Black. Dealer called me the other day to pick up my R on order. I showed up excited and then took her out for a nice long test ride. came back feeling it wasn't for me.. I just turned 50 and am in the process of selling all of my sport bikes but I am keeping two of my cruisers. (T-bird and Harley) I decided to swap to the T120 Black as soon as I saw it in person. The bike also has plenty of power for my needs and looks awesome blacked out. Wife also like the T120 Black better. I love the ergos. still a nice vintage look but with some decent power to back it up. very comfortable bike. glad I made the switch.
 

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I'm 6'3" and ride a much more extreme Daytona 600. Tank grips are all I needed to allow my lower body to take the load.
Lucky you. I'm 5'8" and my knees land between the cylinder head and tank on my thruxton...no need of knee pads because they are worthless in my situation.

YMMV,

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Any bike can be made to fit. Look at Woodcraft riser clipons and peg lowering kits. Selling a new bike and buying another is thousands lost.
Back issues >

Be warned that the Woodcrafts put the bars in front of the top clamp rather than on side which is where the Thruxton ones are. This will give you more reach for the same rise but may give you real estate issues with the clocks and cable routing. Also possibly need a longer brake hose.
The Wood crafts are a good product, I have them on my Norton, but they are differently orientated.

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I noticed that issue as well when I was considering Woodcrafts as I put them on all my Triumphs. What was our fork diameter on these bikes, 50mm? You pretty much have to put the clamps in the same spot as stock as you cannot move them afterwords because the diameter changes, so get your height right the first time and save money on buying different rise.
 

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Different top triple clamp option

I picked up my Competition Green Thruxton a few weeks ago and also have a bit of discomfort at the bar risers. I am 6'4" with a tall torso. I had a 2004 Thruxton which I sold two years ago after having a knee replacement and not being able to get my foot on the foot peg. Took a chance on the new Thruxton and the foot position is OK. As the Thruxton and T120 have similar looking front ends, I wonder if the top triple clamp from the T120 will fit in the Thruxton? If so, it has the mounts for regular handle bars cast into it.

On my '04 Thruxton I had the top triple tree conversion made by Triumph Performance USA which worked very well with a set of dirt track bars. Perhaps they will offer a kit tor the new Thruxton.
 

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I figured the old model Thruxton would suit. Plus it was cheaper than the Bonnie here in Brazil. I love the looks so i pulled the trigger. Really I struggle with it. A small change such as rotating the handlebars up made a big difference.

Later I fitted a superbar but ... the brake and throttle cables were too short :( ... back to standard for now. Was thinking about the LSL non-rearsets ... but they look too new.
 

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Guess I'm lucky, just did two 350 mile days back to back on the R as it came from the factory. I felt great, could have done another couple of hundred each day.
I have back issues, herniated a disc in my back at age 29 ( construction work) and spent six months laying on the floor in agony.
I'm now 61.
The R is comfy for me as is the 05 Triumph Daytona and my Vincent Special which has the same ergos as the Daytona.
I can do 600 mile days on those bikes, 350 Max on the sit up bikes.
The R puts one into a sort of upright partial fetal position which is quite good for my bad back. Some weight from the upper torso goes onto the wrists and comes off the spine. When at speed, wind lift occurs and this wind lift is enough at 70 MPH to remove all of the weight from the wrists. So the wind is helping to unload the back and tailbone. I'm guessing it's 30 pounds or so of lift, which really helps on a long day.
City traffic is not so good, but then it's time to use core strength to hold the weight off the wrists. An hour or so of this is tolerable, much more than that and I would rather be on the sit up bike.

Glen
 

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Bought it new a few weeks ago and it is the best looking bike I have ever owned. Love to ride it also, but it is too uncomfortable for my tall body type and aging back. Figured now is as good of a time as ever to sell it since they are not super easy to find in the middle United States. A T120 is in my future.

It is on eBay for anyone who may be looking. I can save you some money over what a dealer will charge with all their fees and such.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/142002762580?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

Reposted in an auction style format with no reserve and added a walk around video for those who may be interested.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Triumph-Other-/142009646713?forcerrptr=true&hash=item21106f3e79:g:58sAAOSw7ehXQ5HX&item=142009646713
 
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