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Club Cafe' Cafe Racers; the Thruxton and other custom cafe styled bikes.

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Old 07-08-2011, 07:24 PM   #81 (permalink)
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I think drop-bars; customising and cafe-racers make for the epitome of aesthetics, sound and form in biking! Thankfully Triumph have made that a universal possibility due to the Bonnie and the Thruxton!
The issue of bars and wrist ache I think is very subjective and relative - relative to the individual's lean; height; build and style of riding.
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Old 07-09-2011, 09:39 PM   #82 (permalink)
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I've got an 09 model with the EFI one with the 'ace' bars. best ergonomics of any bike I've ever had as far as bar position and general posture goes. Guess it's all down to individual preferences. :-)
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Old 07-15-2011, 11:51 AM   #83 (permalink)
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I'd say that's pretty high -see the attached "used bike pricing guide", on page 4 it says that for an 04 you should be paying closer to $3000. Granted the pricing guide is from last year, so maybe even a bit less now. It does have really low miles, though, and a lot of extras.

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Hey everyone, Im new to the forum and new to triumphs. Currently my ride is a 73 honda cb350 twin (mostly stock) it was my fathers bike when he was younger and I pulled it out of the shed and brought it back to life. Its also my first bike and I think its been a great starter bike. Recently I've been getting the itch to do longer roadtrips and the power of the 350 has me questioning riding on the highway etc.. I think the thruxton has the look and style im after. I found a 04 with around 3100 miles on it. the bike is in excellent condition and has some extras.

Performance mufflers
Fly Screen
Steering Dampner
Center Stand (I'll probably remove this)
Lucas Altette Horn
Retro Tank Badges and Knee Pads
Lucas style tail light and self cancelling turn signals
chrome chain guard
Bar end Mirror
Also added Isle of man badges & emblems
trickle charge connection

From what I've read on the forum people have said not to factor in the additional upgrades to much in the overall price of the bike. so when it comes down to it the bike is in excellent shape but its still 7yrs old. The guy had it listed at 5,600 and He told me his bottom line is 5,400 he's also throwing in the original parts (not sure if this matters or not) is this a good deal? Sorry if I'm duplicating a post from elsewhere. I'm sure I'll love the bike even If I end up paying a bit more then I should, but I'm not in any rush to get one. Any advice or guidance here is greatly appreciated.
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Old 08-05-2012, 03:54 PM   #84 (permalink)
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Here is my 1979 Bonneville 750 cafe in progress. I wanted to go old school and run antique tags. Im hoping to have it completed before the new year. (attemting photobucket posting)
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Old 08-05-2012, 04:47 PM   #85 (permalink)
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Here is my 1979 Bonneville 750 cafe in progress. I wanted to go old school and run antique tags. Im hoping to have it completed before the new year. (attemting photobucket posting)
Very good job. It's looking good. Can't wait to see the final results.
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Old 11-08-2012, 05:26 PM   #86 (permalink)
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Did you make the home made seat ,dude? looks the part already. are you changing the tank or sticking with the origional ?
keep posting updates, its great to watch a project develop...
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Old 11-09-2012, 01:50 AM   #87 (permalink)
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Had an '09 Thruxton for a year or so, but sold it and my Monster 1100 because I'm trying to slow down a bit. Enjoying my first HD '93 FXLR. That being said, in my youth I had a '63 Triumph 500 and '71 Norton Comando, then a '72 yamaha R5-350 and SR 500 most of my bikes had drag bars, so leaning forward was the ticket. Now that I'm older I find that too much weight on the wrists is a bad thing for me. At speeds over 80mph it's all good, but around town and the canyons it gets uncomfortable fast. Of course at 62, and 30lbs heavier than my prime does make a big difference. I am looking to get back to a stock Bonny with centerstand. All you Boy Racers enjoy it while you can!
For the $2k range find a SR or RD400 and have at it.

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Old 11-14-2012, 07:10 AM   #88 (permalink)
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Did you make the home made seat ,dude? looks the part already. are you changing the tank or sticking with the origional ?
keep posting updates, its great to watch a project develop...
Yes I did make the seat and I do plan to use the original tank. The bike is at the engine builder and powder coater as we speak so I have been waiting idle and buying parts. Here is the seat...
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:33 AM   #89 (permalink)
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Very nice.
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Old 11-15-2012, 07:31 AM   #90 (permalink)
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It's time for me to get one of these. Back when I had my nightster, I found myself taking parts off, lowering, shortening the fenders, etc to give it a caffeinated look. It got smashed by a truck and I've gone without a bike for a couple of years, but this time I'm going to do it right. Start with a Thruxton.

Now, back to craigslist until I find one...
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