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I can confirm that the Triumph "Summer" screen with the Thruxton brackets works on the Speed Twin, and very well. (Part number A9708131 for the set of two brackets and A9708381 for the screen.) Super easy to install. I got the matte black version. (Note that the screws that attach the screen to the brackets are stainless steel, so they clashed a little, IMHO. I painted the heads matte black to match the screen. They blend in nicely now.)

Also on my Speed Twin in this photo are the graphite dresser/crash bars. The "black" ones have a slight satin finish, and I preferred a complete matte look. Also on the bike are the V&H pipes (de-catted too), and the black ACG and clutch badges. I returned the machined front brake reservoir because of the ugly and BIG etched warning on top of the cap that annoyingly is not shown in the photos for U.S. customers. I might try to get a Euro version that doesn't have the warning and is cleaner looking.
 

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I installed my today! So here’s the red for comparison. I also added a bit of wheel tape.


And here’s the basic and super easy install process.



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Just an FYI, the Ohlins FKS218 cartridge kit for the Thruxton 1200 installs just fine and greatly improves the front end on the speed Twin. We installed this weekend.
 

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Just an FYI, the Ohlins FKS218 cartridge kit for the Thruxton 1200 installs just fine and greatly improves the front end on the speed Twin. We installed this weekend.
Improves the front end in what way?
Replaces the the single cartridge non adjustable internals will dual cartridges that have fully adjustable preload, rebound and dampening that can be dialed in for your weight and riding style. The biggest improvements would be less dive under braking and just overall better handling.
 

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Anyone think of a solution to the side stand ........... Depending on which footwear I have it can be very annoying getting the heel on the ball to get it down. My pair of Sidi boots have an angled heel and if it’s wet I just end up reaching down with my hand.
Solutions please on the back of a postcard to Ireland.
 

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Anyone think of a solution to the side stand ........... Depending on which footwear I have it can be very annoying getting the heel on the ball to get it down. My pair of Sidi boots have an angled heel and if it’s wet I just end up reaching down with my hand.
Solutions please on the back of a postcard to Ireland.
I reach down, fed up of trying to use my heel.
 

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Anyone think of a solution to the side stand ........... Depending on which footwear I have it can be very annoying getting the heel on the ball to get it down. My pair of Sidi boots have an angled heel and if it’s wet I just end up reaching down with my hand.
Solutions please on the back of a postcard to Ireland.
I reach down, fed up of trying to use my heel.
Yeah depends on the boots/shoes but I’m seriously thinking of grinding a flat on the ball
Aside from when I first picked the bike up, I haven't had any issues. I've gotten comfortable with where the ball falls, between the foot peg and shift lever and directly below the linkage for the shift lever, I just put my foot between the two and have had no issues finding it and engaging the side stand. I can do it easily in slippers (testing), sneakers and boots without issue.
 

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The price for better lean angle, I’ve got about 3 different boots I use. It can be done but you might just maybe want to practice with the ones giving you the biggest issue? And then use that technique on all the boots.
 

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Anyone think of a solution to the side stand ........... Depending on which footwear I have it can be very annoying getting the heel on the ball to get it down. My pair of Sidi boots have an angled heel and if it’s wet I just end up reaching down with my hand.
Solutions please on the back of a postcard to Ireland.
Here's my lash-up solution, it's intended to be temporary until I think up a more elegant solution...

My Alpine Stars boots have tapered heels, almost impossible to find the stand without this mod.
 

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