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Old 06-06-2012, 04:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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New member looking for opinions on Thruxton Fender Elimination.

Greetings to all the members. I am new to the Thruxton, but not new to cafe racers. I have restored two 70's era CB550's and turned them into cafe's. I have pictures on my profile but have no clue how to post them to a thread. I realized one day that instead of making my bike look like a Thruxton, I would just buy one.

I bought the bike two weeks ago and had Dominator Tourings installed by the dealer, at the same time they re-mapped and installed the British Customs Air Injection removal. ( i wonder if these parts will argue about who is better BC or TPUSA, I have done alot of reading here.)

Here is my delima. I have no doubt the Thruxton looks better without a rear fender, However does anyone regret removing it. I removed the rear fender on my Hondas, but always wished I had a bobbed fender back there. I ride my Bikes to work as much as possible. Without a rear fender when I rode in wet weather I was killing the back of my jackets.
I also had issues with turnsignals, most of the fender elimination kits are sold with cheap EMGO plastic turn signals. In my expereience its only a matter of time before before they stop working.

So Is it worth it?, or if you have done it would you do it again.
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Old 06-06-2012, 05:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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hi,

you'll have to create an account on a photo sharing site like Photobucket and post the img link. i think you can also ask a moderator to create an album for you. have a look around in the forum info section (not bike section)

I ride year round in vancouver and my back doesn't get any more soaked than the rest of my body. if you buy one of the FEK kits the new battery box and underseat plate serves as a fender, should keep most of the water/dirt away from engine, etc...

as for signals/brake lights they're so cheap to replace, that shouldn't persuade you from getting the look you want. the plastic chrome plating on my signals corroded and my BC Lucas tail light died after a year but i replaced everything for about $40.

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Old 06-06-2012, 05:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I removed the fender on mine right after I got it, and have never regretted it. I say do it! It's been fun customizing and figuring out new options for blinker locations, etc.
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Old 06-06-2012, 05:58 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I bought Rizoma signal lights. Pay good money up front and then stuff doesn't wear out.
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Old 06-06-2012, 06:06 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks, BTW my name is also Andrew.

I know I will remove the fender.....then the rear shocks etc etc, but I need to wait, my wife let me get a "new cafe racer" so I would not spend some much time wrenching on a bike.....don't women understand it's in our nature to mess around with a bike!

I did post pics of the old bike on my profile here. That bike had a nice set of led turnsignals from dimecitycycles.com, granted I bought two sets at 19.95 before I realized you need to spend fifty or more to get quality.
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Old 06-06-2012, 06:38 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Rizoma products are pretty good and will last the life of your bike. I've also had Oberon signals on my Honda that were awesome. Don't forget you also need resistors if you use LED signals.
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I bought a new flasher relay instead. Didn't have to mess with resistors.


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Old 06-07-2012, 12:38 AM   #8 (permalink)
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In my opinion the Thruxton simply doesn't look right to me with the full fender and and the seat cowl (no offence to anyone who likes the combo). I did a lot of research and ended up with the Maund unit and I'm very happy.

Pics here:http://www.triumphrat.net/members/al...nals-1843.html
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But...if you're going to ride in the rain you may have to sacrifice looks if you want to avoid the mud-stripe.
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Old 06-07-2012, 12:09 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I like the maund FEK...nice look, but your in Rhode Island, Im in CT with the same color bike, I would have to do something slightly different, in case we ever crossed paths...lol
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Old 06-07-2012, 12:32 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Ha! Well more Black Thruxtons can't really be such a bad thing, eh? And if you get up to Providence let me know!
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