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

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Old 11-22-2012, 10:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Complete list of Mods and restyling:

Front End:Headlight, Indicators, Front Fender Removal, Speedometer Gauge, Clip ons, Bar End Mirros, Drilled Levers, Rewiring of all the electornics and relocating them under the fuel tank, Relocation of Honk, Fork Protectors.

Rear End:Tail Light, Indicators, Corbin Seat, LSL RearSets, Rear Fender Cut Shorter.
Engine: NKG coils, New wires, New Spark Plugs,: Carburator: Removal of AirFilter and replaced by EMGO Carb Pods,Thruxton Needles, 130 Mains and 40 Pilots, 2.5 turns on Fuel Screws. Stainless Exhaust, upswept adapters, wrapped headers.

Many parts were purchased from Dime City Cycles n California they are a great provider for cafe parts.Overall there s been over 150 hours of work put into this bike.


Here is a link for the video of riding this bike:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mP3SJ...ature=youtu.be
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Old 11-23-2012, 01:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The tail light scares me... that's mighty small for my tastes...

Other than that, Nicely done!!! Looks great!
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Old 11-23-2012, 11:17 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I like what you've done! Just curious, did you weigh the bike before and after? I managed to lose about 40# off of my TBS. tommyturbo2
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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?
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Old 11-24-2012, 09:25 AM   #5 (permalink)
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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.

Stupid question. I did some further checking, and with the internals, well, it's just not doable. Sorry about that.
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:48 AM   #6 (permalink)
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thanks for your observations guys, for some reason i can't quote on each comment...
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I like what you've done! Just curious, did you weigh the bike before and after? I managed to lose about 40# off of my TBS. tommyturbo2
i didn't weight the bike b4/after, but i am sure i lost some weight..the bike definitely goes faster now))
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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 agree with you about the mudguard, i've taken it off, cut it shorter, polished and everything...put it back and it appeared to be too high and looking weird...i still didn't come up with a solution to put it lower and thats why i keep riding without it...maybe some day i ll figure something out..
i ll take your advice on lowering the front more...i like when the bike has that inclined front...more aggressive...
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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.
at first i just really wanted to get rid of the sidemount headlight and install the bottom mount smaller headlight...so thats what i did...
now, i actually want to go back to a bigger one, i am still shopping for an appropriate design...still want to stick to the bottom mount though...
and the output is not strong enough, i always had to keep it on the high beam, and lower the direction not to blind others..

the idea of switching to non spoke wheels is great i think...i'd also love to get a fatter wheel at the back, however it seems like too much hassle to do such a mod..you gotta change everything, forks, calipers, swing arm...
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very nice. congrats.
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