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

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Old 12-09-2012, 02:08 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Yeah it's from the earlier Daytona 900 triple. I picked it up on ebay for $20, there should be a few more. I forget what year it was from, but if you get it, make sure its the style that has the chain guard. It bolts right up to our swing arms. I had to shave a little bit off of the side that bolts down on the brake side, where the bracket support bolts to the swing arm (you have to drill and tap a hole for that side), but other than that, everything else lines up perfectly.

Here's a better pic of it all together. I also have a Thruxton seat and cowl on as well.


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Old 12-09-2012, 04:33 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Here's a better pic of it all together. I also have a Thruxton seat and cowl on as well.

How did you mount the cowl onto the bike? Did it go on pretty easy?

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Old 12-09-2012, 05:12 PM   #13 (permalink)
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looks great 303 frost i like the style of your bike and the hugger goes well would you not be better putting bungs in the ends of the frame or maybe you have and you just dont notice it but good job .
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Old 12-09-2012, 05:17 PM   #14 (permalink)
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How did you mount the cowl onto the bike? Did it go on pretty easy?

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That cowl and seat is from a Thruxton. I just went to a triumph dealer and bought one. You can get any of the newer Bonneville seats to fit our bikes, and as you can see, it follows the lines of the frame quite nicely. All I had to do to mount the seat was buy a seat latch from any of the triples that have that system, and bolt that onto the seat, and make a little bracket for the seat tongue by the tank. I also had to bend in the seat hooks towards each other a little bit because they have a wider stance than our seats do. I think that seat is much more comfortable than the tbird/legend seats, and It's nice having a brand new out of the box seat.
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That cowl and seat is from a Thruxton. I just went to a triumph dealer and bought one. You can get any of the newer Bonneville seats to fit our bikes, and as you can see, it follows the lines of the frame quite nicely. All I had to do to mount the seat was buy a seat latch from any of the triples that have that system, and bolt that onto the seat, and make a little bracket for the seat tongue by the tank. I also had to bend in the seat hooks towards each other a little bit because they have a wider stance than our seats do. I think that seat is much more comfortable than the tbird/legend seats, and It's nice having a brand new out of the box seat.
Do you have any pics? I'm not sure what you meant by "little bracket'.

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Old 12-10-2012, 04:18 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Thumbs up My Winter Project

Over the fall I ripped apart My Legend TT. Took off the motor because the transmission sounded like a box of rocks. The third gear was toast. So after finding a used transmission I have started the arduous task of putting it all back together. My hope is to have the engine together by Christmas and then start putting it back into the frame. The engine I will keep stock it is a fine engine as is!!
Ultimately The bike will be a cruiser. It sort of already is a cruiser from the factory and the previous owner actually did a really good job of fabricating bars you can attach highway pegs to. I thought about puting forward controls on the bke and still may but the stock controls for the rear brake and shift seem to be fine. I can use the bike like my Sprint ST that I fabricated highway pegs for, shift gears with my foot back and cruise with it up. I will post pictures as the project develops.
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:03 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:23 PM   #18 (permalink)
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..winter projects..?

Thruxton fork seals, maybe fender eliminator and LED directionals..tires..... the usual, oh and '84 Whaler Outrage hull repair!!!!!!
Also hoping to secure and instill some life into a Ducati GTV 500...
Need a lond cold winter I think?
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Day dreaming of potential mods and how to pay for it. I will wait for the motorcycle show so I can get a better idea of how to proceed and maybe find some deals.
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:20 PM   #20 (permalink)
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My winter project is to get her running and everything working.
Just bought it and she is ROUGH!Who's doing some winter projects?-imageuploadedbymo-free1355246452.737297.jpg


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