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post #3011 of 3112 (permalink) Old 10-14-2019, 12:31 PM
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Replaced the stock rotors with Galfer rotors and pads. Not cheap but the noise is gone. Not sure how bad yours is but mine was pretty bad.
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They're a lot lighter than the stock discs - a nice little handling upgrade thrown in alongside the accompanying silence


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Whenever I see a bike advertised with 'a shed load of extras' I often wonder how well it handled with a deckchair, lawnmower, some hose and a rake strapped to it.
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My stock Nissin brakes on my 2 Thruxtons have never made any noise and the brakes perform great without any problems at all, my 13 Thruxton has 50k on it and still orginal pads in the front, but then I ride hard but not a heavy user of my brakes, my 16 1200S only has 15k on it so far and still quite brakes.

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Oil and filter change on the Thruxton R, wasn't due but just a precaution before it goes on the dyno later this week.
I thought I'd try this shell oil instead of the usual Castrol, 10 cheaper and exceeds all the standards, in fact I think it's higher than the Castrol in one of the specs.
Homemade strap wrench worked fine as I wasn't room for my usual side on wrench, I know you can just buy the cup type but where's the fun in that
Surprised it took nearly all of the 4 litres as the manual says 3.4 l for an oil and filter change and 3.8 l for a dry fill, although I did warm it up and leave it draining for a good while.
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post #3015 of 3112 (permalink) Old 10-15-2019, 01:38 PM
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My stock Nissin brakes on my 2 Thruxtons have never made any noise and the brakes perform great without any problems at all, my 13 Thruxton has 50k on it and still orginal pads in the front, but then I ride hard but not a heavy user of my brakes, my 16 1200S only has 15k on it so far and still quite brakes.

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The brakes on my 16 standard are also quiet.

On a different note, I've always thought the bottom tank seam was a little unfinished. Found some rubber door edge trim that fits very well. https://ebay.to/2OP05Yo

I think it really adds to the look with minimal cost and effort. One piece goes around the entire tank from seat to seat. It took about 2 minutes to install.
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The brakes on my 16 standard are also quiet.

On a different note, I've always thought the bottom tank seam was a little unfinished. Found some rubber door edge trim that fits very well. https://ebay.to/2OP05Yo

I think it really adds to the look with minimal cost and effort. One piece goes around the entire tank from seat to seat. It took about 2 minutes to install.
I've done similar with a strip of black insulation tape along the exposed seam, I think I seen it originally on one of the TEC YouTube videos were they painted the seam matt black to give the appearance of a seamless tank, if you stand back a few feet the seam virtually disappears into the black above the engine, surprising how big a difference it makes especially on a white or silver bike, I know on my silver tank the weld pattern is really obvious under the paint so that annoyed me as well.
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post #3017 of 3112 (permalink) Old 10-15-2019, 11:21 PM
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Rode the 2018 Street Scrambler to work again today..34*F (1*C) when I left.

I'm at 532 miles and need to do the first service..won't have time to bring it to the dealer. Oil and filter arrived today.

Really enjoying the bike and have no real plans to change anything. I did put a Dart Marlin screen and a TEC luggage rack on it. Luggage rack was well worth it, still not sure of the screen...but I like the look.
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Took my Thruxton R mufflers to Meerkat Mufflers, and had them re-baffled. Went for a test ride after fitting, and couldn't be happier with the improvement in sound. Deeper, but not at all obnoxious, even without ear plugs.
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The brakes on my 16 standard are also quiet.

On a different note, I've always thought the bottom tank seam was a little unfinished. Found some rubber door edge trim that fits very well. https://ebay.to/2OP05Yo

I think it really adds to the look with minimal cost and effort. One piece goes around the entire tank from seat to seat. It took about 2 minutes to install.
I like that but I'd worry about it holding water rather than letting it drain away
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post #3020 of 3112 (permalink) Old 10-16-2019, 07:48 AM
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Homemade Grab Rail

In my opinion the stock grab rail on my T120 was just a bit too big and unattractive,
so with a piece of stainless tube and flat bar made myself something a bit smaller and I think better looking ,
A few pics of how my new grabrail compares with the original,
I'm quite pleased with how it turned out

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