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    Triumph speed four

    Just bought the wife a speed four. Great bike....very tempting
    Does anybody else have one or know somebody that has.
    I need to lower it for her.
    I understand it can be lowered via the triangular brackets beneath the shock
    Anybody know how it works. I also know I have to lower the front as well
    Cheers
    ARCIE31
    If your not livin' on the edge your taking up too much room

    #2
    I'm sure they are called "Lowering links" and they are sometimes called
    "Dog bones" as that is what they look like. However not sure if this will fit on the Triumph Speed four. Best bet is to contact your local dealer.
    You could always shave the seat.
    "Life may begin at 40, but it doesn't get real interesting until about 150."

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      #3
      Yeah Cheers JR
      I bought a lowering kit form the internet 85 drops it by an inch and 3/8ths. God its a lovely ride. But I must stay true what do you guys think of this then.


      ARCIE31
      If your not livin' on the edge your taking up too much room

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        #4
        I had the TT600, fantastic handling and brakes that were probably the best ive ever experianced on a bike! shame the fueling was absoloutly crap! triumph couldnt stop mine from stalling and then i blew the crankshaft at 150mph, so i decided enough was enough and chopped it in for my old cbr 600 F sport. now they have sorted the FI out i bet there a real hoot on the wobbly bits? yellow is the fastest colour i believe!

        cheers
        Robs

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          #5
          Robs,
          got an interesting story about the TT600.
          I also subscribe to 2 other motorcycle lists, one about engines the other about chassis, and the people on them are absolute genius's.
          One of the blokes worked for Mr Bloor at the time they were developing the TT.
          As the press and yourself noted the handling was spot on and the brakes outstanding but the engine was just way down on power compared to the Jap 600's.
          Turns out that the development team made an engine that was brilliant and way outperforming of the then current other 600's, sounds like it was nearer to todays bikes.
          Problem was that at peak revs the cam was causing valve float and to fix it needed either stronger valve springs or preferably dual springs.
          Everything on the motor had already been designed for this cam and power o/p i.e airbox, resonances exhaust length etc but management didn't want to spend the extra money on the valve springs instead opting to soften the cam profile so that it didnt bounce.
          That instantly fucked up pretty much everything including the fuel curves and is probably what made the TT such a shame...

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            #6
            maybe try finding a taller wife??
            "It's only getting worse."


            MY rides: '97 VFR750, '90 Red Hawk, '88 Blue/Black Hawk, '86 RWB VFR700 (3), '86 Yamaha Radian, '90 VTR250, '89 VTR250 (2), '73 CB125, '66 Yamaha YL-1

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