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Old 09-29-2012, 02:30 PM   #21 (permalink)
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ACF 50 indeed get it into the spoke joints but avoid the discs.
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Old 09-29-2012, 03:01 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I took all my electrical joints and switches apart and filled with ACF50 lovely stuff!

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Old 10-07-2012, 05:33 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Bike in the garage

Bike in the garage, old blokes pointing, policemen smiling, roads consumed in a creamy fat torque, is it a time machine.

Simply Brilliant.

Ordered my TORS for the first service, going up North on my running in route. I will post an update.


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Old 10-16-2012, 03:16 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Crikey Rocket. Just read through your posts and I have a similar story to tell. I bought a T100 last year but was never truly happy. Lovely looking bike but just a bit too pretty - it was the cream and brown version. I've spent a month in and out of my local dealer looking at the green Thrux. Yep, you've guessed. Took the hit (not as bad as I feared, thanks Bill Smiths in Chester) and swapped. Love it. 500 miles done over the last two weekends so first service now due. TORS fitted from new, Maxton rear shocks already on and they called today to tell me the cartridge forks conversion is ready to fit. TTP mods next I think. Love it...
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Old 10-17-2012, 06:46 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Crikey Rocket. Just read through your posts and I have a similar story to tell. I bought a T100 last year but was never truly happy. Lovely looking bike but just a bit too pretty - it was the cream and brown version. I've spent a month in and out of my local dealer looking at the green Thrux. Yep, you've guessed. Took the hit (not as bad as I feared, thanks Bill Smiths in Chester) and swapped. Love it. 500 miles done over the last two weekends so first service now due. TORS fitted from new, Maxton rear shocks already on and they called today to tell me the cartridge forks conversion is ready to fit. TTP mods next I think. Love it...
Thats interesting, how do you fiind the TORS,can you hear them on the road, did you order it with the maxton shocks and i am interested in the catridge forks can you tell me more.

Yes I love the Thruxton, it is a very special bike that has taken me back to what motorbikes really mean. Superb bike, just needs a little bit more noise.
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Old 10-21-2012, 11:01 AM   #26 (permalink)
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The TORs sound about right for the road. You can definitely hear them out on the road but fine for keeping it stealthy early morning at low revs.
I had the maxton shocks built for my Bonnie but in Thruxton length (that should have given me a hint of what was to come) and they work really well. I'll be picking my forks up on Tuesday so be able to tell you a bit more after that.
My other bike's a R1200gs that Maxton built front and rear shocks for a couple of years ago. Massive difference. They build especially for you, to match your weight, riding style, if you carry a passenger, luggage etc. If your that age that you remember the Maxton Yamahas of the 1970's you'll know just how much experience the company has.
Echo your thoughts on the Thrux. Smile's not left my face yet!
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Old 10-21-2012, 11:43 AM   #27 (permalink)
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Thanks for the update. Looking forward to the TORS, the sound is my only gripe on a bike that has been nothing but a pleasure to ride. The bike is just so useable for both Torque and chalking the corners of in such a smooth effortless way.

300 miles so far and the service in a few weeks, i also ride a VFR1200 and a ST1300, i enjoy them all for different reasons but the Thruxton is truley for pleasure and it is a visual masterpeice. I hope to keep this blog on the go.

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Old 10-24-2012, 02:14 PM   #28 (permalink)
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bloody hell,just looked at your pics,you sure love her dont you???? lol


yes I have to say she is gorgeous and I dont even like the colour green or cafe racer style bikes
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:58 AM   #29 (permalink)
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Triumph Twins are like old motorcycles that have been lovingly upgraded and restored. I've had mine for four years, bolted all sorts of tat on it, to make it mine, ridden on forest trails, tours accross Europe, sprinted it for fun at Ramsey on the IOM. Its taken me back to the days when you had one bike that wasn't sublimely perfect in one small niche like modern bikes are but does a bit of everything in a package that you can fix modify maintain on a realistic budget. Its a great bike and will stay with me till I wear it out. Its showing marks and signs of use but somehow tthat just makes it better. I love it. And I'm not some one who remembers the old Meriden stuff when it was new. I grew up on old Japanese 250s and UJM fours with twin shocks and air cooled engines.
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