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street triple 675 standard vs R
« on: August 13, 2018, 06:25:11 PM »
im finding the rear suspension a bit harsh on my standard 675, find it much more compliant when i have a pillion funnily enough, i suspect this because i weigh just over 60kg's and maybe its suited for someone a bit heavier, also maybe im slower with someone on the back- anyway..

my question is if i were to fit the 675r rear suspension, would i have a bit more control over its compliance over bumps?
i think the 675 standard has preload control which ive never touched, setting that up differently soften the ride a bit?

if else fails i may look into a nitron custom shock, but i dont want to throw money at something if there is a more cost effective solution....
thanks for any thoughts
 
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Re: street triple 675 standard vs R
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2018, 06:52:32 PM »
*Originally Posted by greyhound81 [+]
im finding the rear suspension a bit harsh on my standard 675, find it much more compliant when i have a pillion funnily enough, i suspect this because i weigh just over 60kg's and maybe its suited for someone a bit heavier, also maybe im slower with someone on the back- anyway..

my question is if i were to fit the 675r rear suspension, would i have a bit more control over its compliance over bumps?
i think the 675 standard has preload control which ive never touched, setting that up differently soften the ride a bit?

if else fails i may look into a nitron custom shock, but i dont want to throw money at something if there is a more cost effective solution....
thanks for any thoughts

It's unlikely the R suspension will 'soften' up your ride as although it is more adjustable it's has a heavier spring then the standard. The fact it rides better 2 up shows the spring is too hard for you, you are lighter than the average rider by a fair amount.

You probably need to either find a local suspension specialist to advise you or get something like a Nitron, or Hagon shock that they will build for your weight.

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Re: street triple 675 standard vs R
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2018, 07:14:03 PM »
Preload makes no difference to how hard the suspension is, it just changes ride height for a given load. You could get a different rear shock with softer spring which would suit your weight. If you regularly carry a pillion then get one with remote preload adjuster so you can easily jack it up to compensate, although adding a pillion when you have a softer rear spring may make the ride "interestimg"! The rear suspension link is very progressive to compensate for extra load tbf.

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Re: street triple 675 standard vs R
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2018, 07:46:07 PM »
A few have fitted the Daytona shock, but and R will work. Its better, so it depends on availability and cost

Second hand is good, otherwise if new, go for non Triumph as you suggest.

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Re: street triple 675 standard vs R
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2018, 07:52:12 PM »
60kg - greyhound indeed! I definitely think the standard spring is too hard and that is the cause of the hardness. I find the R spring hard and I'm 85kg before i even put my bike gear on. Definitely worth getting a shock sprung to your weight. It doesn't have to be an aftermarket shock, you could probably get Maxton or K-Tech or some other suspension experts to supply you with a more suitable spring. Even if you get a used R shock, get it serviced and resprung to suit.

You can also get progressive springs for front and back (eg Hyperpro) where the spring rate starts off light but firms up the further it's compressed. Not 100% ideal for the ultimate setup, but it's a good trade off if you sometimes take a pillion. Preload can only do so much...
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Re: street triple 675 standard vs R
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2018, 08:07:56 PM »
Thanks for all your input guys, useful suggestions,

I dont take pillion that often, and usually short journey into town, so thats not going to be major deciding factor,

Hey RED, remember I was asking you about your ohlins shock, did you say that was pretty hard as well?






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Re: street triple 675 standard vs R
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2018, 08:17:21 PM »
Hi G

Yeah its shall we say "firm" Never had a plush setting on the Street, but thats part of the fun of the Street plus a sign of our crap roads. Weight on the pegs and let the kness act as some suspension for a bit before you tire on a mad blitz......ie Kent Marshes  :018:

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Re: street triple 675 standard vs R
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2018, 08:24:38 PM »
*Originally Posted by Red [+]
Hi G

Yeah its shall we say "firm" Never had a plush setting on the Street, but thats part of the fun of the Street plus a sign of our crap roads. Weight on the pegs and let the kness act as some suspension for a bit before you tire on a mad blitz......ie Kent Marshes  :018:

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Ahh yes, its not just the harshness, Ive been over some small bumps at speed, and if I wasnt holding on tight felt like I could almost fly over the top of the bike, hehe,

Yeah youre obviously more experienced on those Kent roads than I am, left us in your dust - haha
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Re: street triple 675 standard vs R
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2018, 11:08:51 PM »
I've got an Ohlins TR805 rear shock on my 2011 ST. It came fitted with a 120nm spring and was still a bit harsh over big bumps. I bought a 115nm spring for 60 from my local Ohlins stockist and the rear end is plush, just right for my weight of 76kg. Running approx 40 mm of Rider sag. IMO best money you can spend on your Bike getting suspension sorted.


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Re: street triple 675 standard vs R
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2018, 07:52:26 AM »
I ride a 2016 R and weigh about 80kg.
On standard settings  the suspension was brutal on the roads down here in Kent, so after owning the bike for nearly 2 years I finally got around to changing it to the comfort settings. It was really easy to do and has made a big difference. I wouldn't describe it as plush but its certainly stopped my feet from bouncing of the pegs and feeling like my spines coming through the top of my head every time I go over a bump  :001:
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