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Old 03-18-2009, 04:37 PM   #1
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I think I know what my next bike is going to be ...

Triumph Thruxton ... don't know ... just like the whole naked cafe racer look
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I have been looking for Thruxtons in ebay today. I am considering making it my next bike as well, the red one looks sweet.
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Old 03-18-2009, 04:51 PM   #3
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The new VFR next year. possible v5 motor with 160 to 200bhp
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Old 03-19-2009, 08:39 AM   #7
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triumph thruxton

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Old 03-19-2009, 09:50 AM   #8
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wonder how well a thruxton would do in the twisties.

pics of member Texas94fs' yellow thruxton

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Thrux is fun, ain't a modern sportbike but with a bit of work you would be amazed. The stock suspension is okay unless you are on seriously bumpy corners. I'd say if you track it definately get new suspension. They are easy to work on and there is nothing, nothing that sounds like a well sorted parallel twin.
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If any of y'all want to see one do it's thing I'm going for a ride Friday, it's posted in the events section.
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can you get cafe racer type quarter fairings for it?
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No fairings that I have found. You can get upper fairings. But not through triumph. If you like the fairings check out the ducati gt1000s they have quarter fairings available for that machine. Of course that would kinds detract from the naked cafe racer aspect and make it more an old race bike or IOM TT bike.
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So its basically a Bonneville with clip ons and a solo seat? I guess you could slap a big bore in it, port the head, pipe it and jet it and get her up to about 75hp or so.....that would be"exciting"...... OR put a turbo on it...I have seen it done on a bonne.... I think it made 120rwhp....that with some suspension work would make for a neat street bike...
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So its basically a Bonneville with clip ons and a solo seat? I guess you could slap a big bore in it, port the head, pipe it and jet it and get her up to about 75hp or so.....that would be"exciting"...... OR put a turbo on it...I have seen it done on a bonne.... I think it made 120rwhp....that with some suspension work would make for a neat street bike...
all this talk of turbos, I'm surprised your fiddy doesn't have one! and your lawnmower and weedeater and washing machine!
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the wheels are different sizes for better turn in, the cams are a different profile also the suspension is adjustable. Not a solo seat, the cowl is removable. Just airbox and exhaust mode get the bike up to roughly 65-70 horses. High compression pistons alone add another 6-10 you can also just upgrade to a 904 kit from the 865 and you will be at 80 horsepower that's just on stock carbs and head with upgraded springs. Add bigger carbs and headwork you can hit 90-100 rwhp if tuned right. There are also 11 and 1200 kits available. Then there's nos and there is a turbo thruxton that south bay triumph did.
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The 09 and after US models are fuel injected. Pre that they are carbed
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The vintage look interests me.
It ends there though. I don't do form over function.
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