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Old 01-05-2013, 03:38 PM   #351 (permalink)
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So, I'm thinking of having the bike painted, to make it more "mine". I'm going to show my laziness here, but does anyone know if the "chrome" (plastic) Triumph logos on the tank are glued on or do they have a rivet in the tank?
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I say, go all the way. That's what I did. It's what I wanted and if I couldn't have it I'd burn the bike. At least
sell it. Now I'll own it for life.

New one , 2007, on left, vintage on right. I love the bike, only complaint is heavy and top-heavy and somewhat tall for a short bugger like me.
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Old 01-05-2013, 05:53 PM   #352 (permalink)
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2012 Thruxton
Black w/ Gold stripe
4333 Miles
Purchased August 2011 - Fredericktown Triumph MD
Rider: 40, 5'10" / 200 pounds.

Mods: BC Preds, remap, K&N drop in, LSL Framesliders, Norman Hyde Bellmouth and Steering Damper, Works progressive Front Springs, Hagon rear shocks (lowered 1" around), BC FEK, Joker Bar end mirrors, Progrips, 2008 Bonnie Black headlight ears powdercoated.

Next mods: D9 gauge bracket, Biltwell black clubmans, flyscreen

Pros:
Just wow. Awesome bike! Great low end TQ, the sound of those predators is ear sex, great in the twisties, turns heads and starts conversations everywhere I go.

Cons:
Really could use that 6th gear, twitchy throttle at low speed. Thats about it...power is adequate for a modern retro.


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Old 01-05-2013, 08:59 PM   #353 (permalink)
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...twitchy throttle at low speed...
Easily fixed.

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Old 01-11-2013, 12:27 PM   #354 (permalink)
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Year: 2013
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5' 11"/200lbs with a "firm" riding set-up

Owner Review: I LOVE IT I LOVE IT I LOVE IT I LOVE IT!
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:37 PM   #355 (permalink)
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I say, go all the way. That's what I did. It's what I wanted and if I couldn't have it I'd burn the bike. At least
sell it. Now I'll own it for life.

New one , 2007, on left, vintage on right. I love the bike, only complaint is heavy and top-heavy and somewhat tall for a short bugger like me.
Magnificent, also have the same bikes,2005 T100 Thruxton, 1968 T120 both wearing my 1966 VMT half fairing. Impressive. Thanks.
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:53 PM   #356 (permalink)
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No.

In the day-to-day real world, the power is fine. It makes useable torque down low and is faster than probably 99% of the cars you have to deal with on your commute. It should run mid-13s in a 1/4 mile and, from what I've read (sorry, looking for a source to cite), you can knock a second off with pipes and air box/filter mods.

Think of it this way it's a "classic 60's platform and would have been considered rocketship if it was actually available back then. It would have been about even with the Norton Comando 750 and 850 and would also have compared well to a stock early/mid 70 CB750.
Umm,I was riding in
The 60's, a T120 was as fast as a 750 Norton. Faster than a 750 4, or a 900 Sportie. And I dragged a KZ900 and beat it 4 lights in a row with a friends 69 T150.
One of my younger buddies who got into bikes in the 70's told me the tls front brake on my 68 T120 wasn't worth a s**t compared to his 750 4. We did a run and I stopped 10 ft shorter than him from 60 mph.
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Old 01-15-2013, 07:49 PM   #357 (permalink)
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Old 04-26-2013, 05:20 PM   #358 (permalink)
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1/4 Fairing

I have a 2103 Thruxton and want to cut the wind on highway rides. The stock flyscreen from Triumph does not do it for me. Does anyone know of a good quality 1/4 fairing that fits?
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Old 05-24-2013, 02:26 PM   #360 (permalink)
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Thanks for the link to different fairings. After some thought, I settled in on the Dart Flyscreen. It works well for me, as long as I can stay in a 3/4 tuck.
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