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post #6016 of 6912

@Cool The Kid et al., what do you think looks better on streetfighters: bars or clip ons?

 

Currently running the SM2 bars, but debating whether to sell them for TL clip one once I do the fork swap. The TL drop is pretty reasonable from what I've seen.

post #6017 of 6912
Those new Triumph twins look pretty cool. I wonder if they shrunk them down though. Current ones look big.
post #6018 of 6912
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

Yeah, it broke off when the bike fell over. I ordered a replacement part on ebay with a folding tip. Hoping the rubber bit fits, or I'll just buy a pencil grip and shove/glue it on. I need to get a the clip pliers or whatever they're called to take the broken part off.

I didn't replace the rubber grip. You need a set of snap ring pliers anyway. In a pinch, use some strong needle nose pliers.
post #6019 of 6912
That 1200 Thruxton is sweet as fuck..
post #6020 of 6912
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Originally Posted by gnatty8 View Post

That 1200 Thruxton is sweet as fuck..

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post #6021 of 6912

Holy shit, they make that bike downright mean!

post #6022 of 6912
Specs-wise, more power, better braking, etc are all great.

But I feel they've compromised the look a bit. They look a touch more modern than I'd like.

Or this could just be sour grapes.
post #6023 of 6912
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Originally Posted by TRINI View Post

Specs-wise, more power, better braking, etc are all great.

But I feel they've compromised the look a bit. They look a touch more modern than I'd like.

Or this could just be sour grapes.


 Just paint the forks​

post #6024 of 6912
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post


 Just paint the forks​

Pretty sure that's not a good idea.
post #6025 of 6912
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Pretty sure that's not a good idea.

I was mostly joking, but i think it's the gold that's throwing things off.
post #6026 of 6912
The half fairing also makes me think of old Japanese bikes not English bikes.
post #6027 of 6912
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

The half fairing also makes me think of old Japanese bikes not English bikes.

 

Nah that 1/2 fairing screams 70s European bikes

 

Ducati 750SS

 

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MV Agusta Magni R3

 

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Norton Commando 750

 

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Tonkin Tempest

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post #6028 of 6912

Oh cool!!!

I was only familiar with the later models of japanese sportbikes that had those. No idea the english did it first. Really rad throwback in that case. I really wish the forks weren't gold though. That's the only thing that I think takes away from them.

post #6029 of 6912
Well...I've had a crash (but I'm ok).

In stop and go traffic. Car behind and to the left is honking at me (I think she was trying to tell me that she was going to let me in because I had been looking back a few times to see if there was a clear spot). I look behind me to see wtf the car keeps honking about just as the car in front of me stops. I was more to the left of the car, so I took the left side of their bumper with the right side of my fork at relatively low speed.

Fork tore off a big chunk of bumper and then the bars slammed into the taillights. Dude wasn't mad...I could be wrong but I am pretty sure there was already a dent on that side of his bumper that I saw while following...so he probably gets free bumper replacment for a previous accident here (and I would 100% be replacing both it and the taillight regardless of previous damage).

I broke the control housing where the throttle cables come in, as well as the throttle cables themselves. Some scratching on the fork where it took out the bumper. Lost a turn signal and damaged a mirror, but I was about the replace both of them anyways Then when the bike fell over on its left side, it bent the shift lever, scraped the peg, and broke the tip of the clutch lever off. Don't think there is anything else major on that side (front signal and mirror were already on the replacement list)...pretty sure the small dent on the tank is the one that has been there since before I bought it.

Bike was ridable, but obviously a ton of resistance on the throttle cables from the kinked housing. Shifter was awkward but still operable with my foot. Rode it back home on side roads and took the train to work.

Bruised my thumb, but otherwise I think I am 100% ok. Will have to look at my gear when I get home...not sure if my helmet made contact with the ground...will look to see if there is any scuffing on the other gear.

Most of the repairs should be ok. Will see if I can bend back the shift lever, Clutch lever should be easy to find, and it works fine as-is. Only thing that might be a PITA is the right control unit...I'd like to stick with an OEM one...I see a few on ebay but they aren't in great shape and I think I have a limited span of model years that are compatible.
post #6030 of 6912
OOOF.

Glad to hear you're ok.
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