Main Motorcycle: Legend TT Cafe
Join Date: Apr 2011
Other Motorcycle: Buell XB12Ss Lightning
|Hinckley Classic Triples 885cc Classic Styled T3's: Legend, Thunderbird, Thunderbird Sport & Adventurer.|
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Great looking bike
I like the lines at the back with the upswept pipes & seat/mudguard. And the pods look great with this style too.
Personal taste (& I'm probably no arbiter otherwise, lol), but I'm not sure the front matches the rest so well? No mudguard looks good on no end of period style customs, but I'm not so sure on this. A shorty mudguard maybe? I think I'd like a more slammed front. I see you've already pulled the forks up thru' the yokes, but I reckon you could do more - the front can be dropped a lot ime before getting close to any skittishness in handling (you could fit smaller offset yokes from the T3 sport/touring range to get some trail back too). Maybe then mount the clip ons on top? Even better fit some Daytona 45mm fully adjustable forks (see ussh's TBS Project)? They use a 320mm disc, so with a bit of fiddling, it should be possible to retain the Legend wheel?
I like it, too.
I also think it needs some front fender on it. A shorty, maybe polished aluminum would look trick.
I'm not sure about the headlamp. I like it, but it is a bit small. It does make the front end look lower.
I was thinking about a different headlamp. How is the lighting with that at night? I really, really like the light output of my stock TBS headlamp. And I'm a bit apprehensive to change it.
I also like that you kept the spoked wheels on it. Don't get me wrong, I do like the three spoke cast wheels triumph used on the daytonas, sprints, speed triples and tridents. I think they look cool on the Tbirds, and I appreciate the work involved to get them to work. But I think the cast wheels make the bike look more like a street fighter than a modern cafe bike.
I understand the benefits of the cast wheels, and the daytona front end: lighter cast wheel, lower front end, dual front disks, 4 pot fornt calipers.
One thing I'm curious about... can the TBS forks be shortened? I haven't had them apart yet. So I don't know if they could have some taken off the bottom, and the bottom details welded back in.
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