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Offline OldEssexMan

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New Triumph Owner
on: January 27, 2021, 05:18:49 PM
I picked up my 2017 1200 XRt on Monday with just under 12k miles on the clock so this is by way of saying "Hi" and looking forward to accessing useful stuff about my bike. I tell a lie, I am not a 'new Triumph owner', I had a Tiger Cub in 1972!
First impressions of the XRt? It's bloody huge! I'm 6ft and, with the Expedition panniers on I have difficulty getting on and off. I had a 1300 Pan European before this and that was tiny in comparison.
I am looking at getting a lowering kit from Lust Racing in London, claims to take 40mm off the height and not affect the TSAS.
Anyway, keep safe and I look forward to many miles on the Trumpet!!

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Re: New Triumph Owner
Reply #1 on: January 27, 2021, 05:54:55 PM
 :401: from the Netherlands

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Re: New Triumph Owner
Reply #2 on: January 27, 2021, 06:30:40 PM
 :400: for Chester   :821:

I'm 6'2" with dodgy hips, and need to use the peg as a leg-up when I climb on/off .   If you do get a lowering kit, be sure to adjust the fork position also (plenty of info on this forum) as if you only do the dog bones, the handling will suffer.

Have fun with the new bike  :467:

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Re: New Triumph Owner
Reply #3 on: January 27, 2021, 06:33:08 PM
 :401: use the search tool for LUST racing or Lowering kits, loads of info on this forum about it. Make sure you get the full kit with the replacement TSAS Swingarm rod.

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Re: New Triumph Owner
Reply #4 on: January 28, 2021, 08:25:52 AM
Would be inclined to use it for a while (when we are allowed) before getting a lowering kit - you'll get used to it pretty quick.  I'm 5  11 and put a lowering kit on my first Tex then put it back to standard after about 3500mls
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Re: New Triumph Owner
Reply #5 on: January 28, 2021, 09:38:13 AM
 :400: from West Sussex,

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Re: New Triumph Owner
Reply #6 on: January 28, 2021, 04:49:49 PM
 :400: from Iowa! :821:
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Re: New Triumph Owner
Reply #7 on: January 29, 2021, 12:39:52 PM
 :400: aboard  :821:

As being 6 ft (180 cm) too myself and owning the same bike, (Gen.2) I can recommend the Lust 40 mm lowering set :028:  :002:
However you need also to get the shorter side stand of the XRx Low, and have the mainstand shortened.
See topic on this by Hawkeye and me.
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Re: New Triumph Owner
Reply #8 on: January 29, 2021, 04:22:37 PM
*Originally Posted by Tiger T.O. [+]
:400: aboard  :821:

As being 6 ft (180 cm) too myself and owning the same bike, (Gen.2) I can recommend the Lust 40 mm lowering set :028:  :002:
However you need also to get the shorter side stand of the XRx Low, and have the mainstand shortened.
See topic on this by Hawkeye and me.

Thanks T.O., very useful to know.

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Re: New Triumph Owner
Reply #9 on: January 29, 2021, 06:03:22 PM
Crikey... 6 footers lowering their bikes. At around 5' 10" on a standard bike how have I managed for the last 6 years.  :008:

I was on tip-toe when it was new but I can pretty much flat foot both sides these days. I put it down to my legs having stretched several inches due to sheer panic when stopping on cambers over the years.  :008: :008: :008:

Welcome OldEssexMan.  :028:
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