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post #641 of 704 (permalink) Old 06-05-2019, 11:31 AM
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As has been said, and as I comment when I first fitted the cam, the 900 with a cam is great but not in the same league as the HP1200. When I snap the throttle on the Thruxton the front wheel wants to pop up and if it wasnít for the seat and riding position Iíd feel like I was going to slide off backwards. Thatís actually one of the things I didnít like about the Speed Twin. I felt too jammed up at the front to start with, and tipped forward with the flat seat and generally not planted under braking or acceleration. I was ďonĒ it whereas with the Thruxton Iím part of it.
Agree that it does feel more like your ďonĒ the Speed Twin at times.

Iíve been mulling over putting clip-ons on the bike or maybe triumphs Ace bar, which I had on my Street Twin. It definitely changed the feel and seating position of the bike. Think Iím going to wait it out a little longer though to see if I adjust to it.
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Agree that it does feel more like your ďonĒ the Speed Twin at times.

Iíve been mulling over putting clip-ons on the bike or maybe triumphs Ace bar, which I had on my Street Twin. It definitely changed the feel and seating position of the bike. Think Iím going to wait it out a little longer though to see if I adjust to it.
Of course I was only speaking comparatively; not really a criticism.

My wife also put Ace bars on her Street Twin and like you we found they absolutely made a huge difference to the feel of the bike. On the Speed Twin, while they might add to the tipped forward feel, youíd certainly feel more engaged with the bike and I think theyíd match the foot peg position better. Same with Thruxton clip-ons, and you have 2 height options.
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Has anyone seen any after market seats yet besides Corbin? They’re too expensive in my opinion..
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It is expensive, but on the other hand itís only $97 more than the Triumph bench seat.

Havenít seen any others.
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Anyone else notice that when you get up around 100mph things start to get a bit shakey? I can’t see anything in my rear views do to the vibrations. Wind is pretty brutal at those speeds as well. Just added a dart fly screen which will hopefully help out a bit, but it seems to me that everything is less composed at 100+ then my Street Twin was.

Maybe I’m just losing it.

Another question, maybe A&J can chime in: do most Thruxton slip-ons fit the Speed Twin?

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@Hybrid81 . Pretty sure itís been discussed before. All Thruxton slip ons will fit the Speed Twin.
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Yeah anywhere around 100 mph feels a bit flighty. Sitting on any naked bike at a ton is never going to be pleasant but my Thunderbird Sport feels more planted at that speed. This would be down to the extra weight,longer wheel base, and softer suspension than the Speed Twin. I have the dart screen and it only helps a wee bit you’ll still get wind up around your head probably. I get the same on the TBS with small screen.
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@Hybrid81 . Pretty sure it’s been discussed before. All Thruxton slip ons will fit the Speed Twin.
Correct, full systems too.
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Anyone else notice that when you get up around 100mph things start to get a bit shakey? I can’t see anything in my rear views do to the vibrations. Wind is pretty brutal at those speeds as well. Just added a dart fly screen which will hopefully help out a bit, but it seems to me that everything is less composed at 100+ then my Street Twin was.

Maybe I’m just losing it.
Had street twin and now Speed Twin and you're right

My idea bike would be a t120 with 50 lbs weight savings and this Speed Twin engine. Btw, this speed twin isn't a bad motorcycle there is character here
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Had street twin and now Speed Twin and you're right

My idea bike would be a t120 with 50 lbs weight savings and this Speed Twin engine. Btw, this speed twin isn't a bad motorcycle there is character here
Crazy right? The wind I get seems way worse although I had the clubman bars on my Street which helped significantly in that area. Thinking I might put a clubman on the Speed. Seems like it might resolve a few issues.
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