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Old 12-19-2012, 06:51 PM   #271
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The stock suspension is actually surprisingly good. The forks are not adjustable, but Triumph nailed the settings; I wouldn't bother to adjust them even if I could. As for the rear, I found that slightly increasing preload and decreasing damping works very well for me.

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Where is the best place to find instructions for doing that? Did my first 2up ride tonight and need to stiffen up the rear a bit...
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:07 PM   #272
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Where is the best place to find instructions for doing that? Did my first 2up ride tonight and need to stiffen up the rear a bit...

Owners manual should tell you how.
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Old 12-20-2012, 05:01 AM   #273
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Here is a good farkle, for any dual sport bike especially the XC..about $20.00






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Old 12-20-2012, 05:08 AM   #274
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Here is what i carry under the seat........still adding when i see a good idea. so what am i missing?

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Old 12-20-2012, 06:36 AM   #275
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Why do you carry a spare sprocket?
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Old 12-20-2012, 06:45 AM   #276
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Here is what i carry under the seat........still adding when i see a good idea. so what am i missing?
Umm... the kitchen sink?

How the hell do you fit all that under your seat?

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Old 12-20-2012, 06:51 AM   #277
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Why do you carry a spare sprocket?
I only add the extra sprocket on long hwy. trips. When I get to my destination I change to the 15 tooth for off roading.
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Old 12-20-2012, 06:58 AM   #278
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Umm... the kitchen sink?

How the hell do you fit all that under your seat?

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Well, I cut out the plactic pieces in the center and I relocated the wiring plug thingy that the dealer uses to connect their computer. I wraped the wiring plug with a plastic bag.

The 21"tube is under the rear deck behind the tow strap.

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Old 12-20-2012, 07:39 AM   #279
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That's impressive, advtenn!!! I got one of those cruise throttle thingies but tried it without installing the rubber sleeve on the grip. It helped but lost a MPH every so often. Still thinking about getting a kaoko so I don't have to remove and install the clip on one.

Also, I mentioned wanting the OEM front mud guard but several said the front and rear mud guards were discontinued, including my local dealer. So I see them listed on BB and think, "What the heck. I'll give it a try."

For a few days it said order status was "IN PROGRESS"... So I emailed support and asked if they had any hopes of getting it. They said yes, it was still working. Got an email yesterday that it is on it's way and BB upgraded my shipping for free since it had taken so long to come from England... May try the rear mudguard next and some other things my local dealer said he couldn't get!
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:56 AM   #280
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That's impressive, advtenn!!! I got one of those cruise throttle thingies but tried it without installing the rubber sleeve on the grip. It helped but lost a MPH every so often. Still thinking about getting a kaoko so I don't have to remove and install the clip on one.

Also, I mentioned wanting the OEM front mud guard but several said the front and rear mud guards were discontinued, including my local dealer. So I see them listed on BB and think, "What the heck. I'll give it a try."

For a few days it said order status was "IN PROGRESS"... So I emailed support and asked if they had any hopes of getting it. They said yes, it was still working. Got an email yesterday that it is on it's way and BB upgraded my shipping for free since it had taken so long to come from England... May try the rear mudguard next and some other things my local dealer said he couldn't get!
I too, think the front and rear mud guard is a must. I thought i saw some fronts on ebay.
I made a rear mud guard really cheap..i can post a pic you you are interested. The one i made looks like it has more coverage than the ones that you buy, but still could be larger. I think its good enough though.
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:06 AM   #281
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Please post pic of your rear mudguard. Interested on what you did.
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:21 AM   #282
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Please post pic of your rear mudguard. Interested on what you did.
+1 I've seen the TerrorTech one, but it looks like a big European license plate makes up most of it's size... and it really expensive.

May see if BB will let me order the OEM one and give it a try. Some that tried it said it was not real stout.

I also am planning to cut up an old Heavy Duty Inner Tube and make a flap to protect the shock.
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:23 AM   #283
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Please post pic of your rear mudguard. Interested on what you did.
I used some "KLR" engineering and used a piece of plastic from a 5gal bucket. I cut it 7"x9" and slightly rounded the corners.





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Old 12-20-2012, 08:36 AM   #284
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Here is what i carry under the seat........still adding when i see a good idea. so what am i missing?

Is that multimeter? If not - I carry one, if yes - I take it back...I actually have much smaller multimeter, tiny one but good make, real nice tool. With "electronic" bikes it's useful. As well as spare fuses.
I'd add micro soldering iron gas-powered and few bits of wires and 3m connectors and instead of swiss army I carry multitool there (leatherman like), pliers included and swiss army goes into small tank bag...Also I carry full set of heads for that handle, 8 to 22 mm if I remember right and wrenches 6 to 14 mm
But you do have one wrong piece there what's that Ducati thingy doing there! Get one that says "Triumph"!
And where is duct tape? The most useful motorcycling accessory ever?
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:53 AM   #285
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Is that multimeter? If not - I carry one, if yes - I take it back...I actually have much smaller multimeter, tiny one but good make, real nice tool. With "electronic" bikes it's useful. As well as spare fuses.
I'd add micro soldering iron gas-powered and few bits of wires and 3m connectors and instead of swiss army I carry multitool there (leatherman like), pliers included and swiss army goes into small tank bag...Also I carry full set of heads for that handle, 8 to 22 mm if I remember right and wrenches 6 to 14 mm
But you do have one wrong piece there what's that Ducati thingy doing there! Get one that says "Triumph"!
And where is duct tape? The most useful motorcycling accessory ever?

Ahh..Nice tips!
thanks blues
I will add
- multimeter, I have excess wiring on my compressor if needed.
- wiring connectors.
-Leatherman from Santa, it was to be added.
-not sure why i dont already have duct tape in there

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