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« on: August 12, 2018, 12:57:42 AM »

New Thruxton here...


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« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2018, 01:45:34 AM »

Love those bikes!!  So you chose this over the Beemer or did you guys get rid of 1200R?
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« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2018, 06:14:59 PM »

Love those bikes!!  So you chose this over the Beemer or did you guys get rid of 1200R?

We had two BMW's, my wife's R1200R, and my S1000R. I traded-in my S1000R on the Triumph.

With 60 miles on the Thruxton, it's leaking engine oil. I'm trailering it in to the dealership tomorrow morning, hopefully it's a simple warranty fix and the bike won't be unrideable for weeks.





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« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2018, 06:49:24 PM »

Love those bikes!!  So you chose this over the Beemer or did you guys get rid of 1200R?

We had two BMW's, my wife's R1200R, and my S1000R. I traded-in my S1000R on the Triumph.

With 60 miles on the Thruxton, it's leaking engine oil.


Oh no!  I guess it really is a retro bike.  Wish you luck that it's a quick and simple fix.

I didn't even realize you had an S1000R... hard to keep up with you!  :D
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« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2018, 04:30:23 PM »

That oil leak is normal, It's marking it's territory.
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« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2018, 12:44:48 AM »

That oil leak is normal, It's marking it's territory.

I learned (from a Triumph forum) that the leak was not uncommon on new T120 Triumph Bonneville engines, but all it is was a poorly thread-sealed, hex-head oil plug on the lower part of the engine case, both sides. The no-cost remedy was for the mechanic to pull the two oil plugs and do a better job of thread-sealing them than the factory did, then screw them back in, probably took them all of thirty minutes.

So, it's back on the road again, baby-ing in those all-important early break-in miles.


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« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2018, 06:01:00 AM »

Well, that's a relief.
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« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2018, 02:24:39 PM »

Glad to read the issue was quickly corrected. Another new motorcycle adventure begins.
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« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2018, 06:56:28 PM »

Our area was made for Triumph Thruxtons...








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« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2018, 09:53:48 PM »

I've owned three triumph's in my life.  Old and new.  Never had to change the oil only add oil regularly.  Must be a British metric thing.
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« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2018, 10:06:33 PM »

congrats ! that bike is awesome
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« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2018, 03:51:43 AM »

I've owned three triumph's in my life.  Old and new.  Never had to change the oil only add oil regularly.  Must be a British metric thing.

This is my third Triumph. The first was a clapped-out '71 650 Bonneville. It ran, made a LOT of noise, and probably leaked oil, but I don't remember for certain.

The second was a 2002 T100 Bonneville purchased used around 2012 or so with 15,000 miles on it, rode it to 23,000 during the several season's I owned it. It managed to break several spokes in the rear wheel, but that's all that ever went wrong with it, no oil leaks ever.

My current Triumph does not leak oil. It did, but it was easily, and permanently dealt with by the dealership for zero cost to me.
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« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2018, 11:21:41 PM »

Had same issue on my Tiger and fixed it myself hasn't leaked a drop since. JB i've got a set of after market crash bars that will fit an 014 Thurxton. brand new If the mounting locations are the same for the newer models your welcome to them. Got shipped to me by mistake. I'm in Hawaii now but will be back in Alaska next month.
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« Reply #13 on: October 16, 2018, 01:25:13 AM »

Different engine in a different frame, entirely different motorcycle, almost certainly won't fit a 1200 Thruxton, but thanks anyway.
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