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Hinckley Classic Triples 885cc Classic Styled T3's: Legend, Thunderbird, Thunderbird Sport & Adventurer.

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Old 04-29-2009, 01:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What I did to my T3 classic today

Here's a potential new a sticky thread. A similar thread worked well on a Jeep site I used to frequent. The idea is that you simply add to the thread when you do something of note to or with your bike and we just let it build for interest and inspiration for the whole group.

So I'll start, here's what I did to my TBird today (well this week anyway):

I de-winterized, cleaned, serviced and otherwise got her ready for the road on Saturday. Sunday, I fitted LED instrument lights and today rode to work for the first time this season (yay!)
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but the woodruff sprocket wobble connector with optional vernier adjustment went out of skew on the counter shaft whilst travelling at 160 Llamas per centimetre fortnight and I was.............
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I've been thinking about what I can do to brighten up my instrument lights. I can't see them at all on a sunny day... which of course is the best time to ride. Did your LEDs brighten things up much? Where did you get them etc...?

This may end up being my "What I did to my T3 classic" for this weekend!!
take a look here: http://www.triumphrat.net/hinckley-c...nt-lights.html

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here:
http://www.triumphrat.net/hinckley-classic-triples/50203-instrument-lights.html

I got mine from superbrightleds.com - there are various options in the various sizes. For best brightness get bulbs which match the color of the lens rather than simple white LEDs
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Bought a Triumph grabhandle for my TBS from a former TBS owner who shall remain nameless, but you all know whom l am talking about. We did the deal and now l own a near new shiny alloy handle. l am just looking at it gleaming on the table in front of me. Its too good to waste on the bike, l may just hang it on the garage wall. ... l think l should get out more!!.
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This all took place last Saturday afternoon and evening:

Installed new (aftermarket) ZRX1200 black clutch and brake levers then took the Bird out for a 2 hour ride and was able to put on 90 miles in relatively cool conditions. Got home decided that after 1 1/2 years of owning a summer screen it should be given a proper (and first) test drive. Installed it, rode a few miles, liked it, promptly removed it, and installed the fly screen. All followed by a couple of beers and some bike gazing....
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