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post #21 of 133 (permalink) Old 12-12-2012, 11:12 AM Thread Starter
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Powder is a good idea, I think I'll disassemble the forks again and get the lowers coated once I get everything sorted out. The VHT paint just isnt holding up like I thought it would. Plus the thickness of the powder should get me a tight fit.. The new f3 front wheel should be ready to go before this weekend so at least ill finally be able to assemble everything and check out the look. Too much snow on the roads for a test ride.
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post #22 of 133 (permalink) Old 12-16-2012, 02:25 PM
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Sweet! I really wanna do this with my bike if I ever get the money.
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Sweet! I really wanna do this with my bike if I ever get the money.
Here's my bike...still working on the fender mounting and right front brake:



I'm looking forward to my first track day with the new shoes. My guess is that, given the tire profile, I'll still have pretty significant chicken strips on these tires...

As far as budget goes, figure on around $1,000 total cost for forks, wheels, brakes, machine shop services, and rebuild parts/incidentals (brake pads, fork seals, fork oil, wheel bearings, etc.). Bear in mind that you get dual disk brakes and cartridge forks in the process...

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My guess is that, given the tire profile, I'll still have pretty significant chicken strips on these tires...
I wouldn't be too sure about that Rich, the 160 rear and 120 front make so much difference with grip, that the rear more than likely won't have any strips and the front might have a mill or two.

You'll love the improved handling once you get used to it.

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Still waiting on the front rim, if it would be of use to anyone I made an excel spreadsheet when I was bored at work to track all the parts I bought/needed and how much they all cost for this project. I probably went over the top in replacing all wearing components but if I get a few minutes Ill make a list and post it up here. A lot of little stuff you don't think of when starting off.
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A basic list, not any good motorcycle junkyards here so almost everything had to be purchased online. Depending on location the f3 parts may be more or less expensive. Not a complete list...probably something here and there I forgot..

Powder coating plus powder 200
F3 Front rim 100
F3 rear wheel + Cush drive 125
F3 front axle and spacers 30
F3 Front brake rotors 100
F3 front forks 220
F3 Front calipers 50
Speedmaster master cylinder 100
Woodcraft clip ons 160
Bar end mirrors + adapters 160
F3 front bearings thruxton rear 50
Fork seals, Bushings, O rings 30
Tires Approximately 275
SS Brake lines 80
Machining aprox 100
Brake pads 70
Cushdrive rubber 30
Brake caliper rebuild parts 40
All front end bolts 40
Rear sprocket 40
Fork brace 150
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Some progress pictures, got the front rim back finally from powder coating and installed. About 10 degrees out so pretty cold in the garage, will have to fire up the heater tomorrow and work on bleeding the brakes...The super brace seems a little tall to mount a fender to, I talked to a guy who does sheet metal fabrication so I am going to see if he can make me some brackets to mount over the top of the thruxton fender and use the stock bolt holes.
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bled the brakes and torqued everything. The front wheel seems to be centered but the rear is off by a noticeable amount so on to that now. Also need to get the front fender mounted up so it looks finished but I wheeled it out of the garage and took a few pictures. The gold seems to work pretty good with the stock look I was going for, What do you guys think?
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It looks like the hardcore Thruxton RR model that Triumph should be selling at a hefty premium. Bad-ass, and factory clean, in other words. Great job!
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Cool thanks! that is the look I was hoping for.


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