Originally Posted by Thunder Rat
Finally got some pics of my bike.It has custom paint, shorty pipes, BB kit, twin t-bars, all chrome bar fittings,chrome speedo visor, chrome radiator cover, chrome swingarm, chrome rack, K&N air cleaner, white wall tyres. easy brackets. Can't think of what else, oh yeah, Airhawk seat for comfort.as you can see, I like bling...
I'm not sure if you'll even see this reply or not, but OMG I LOVE what you did to the paint on your Bird.
I just picked up a blue 2012 bird and want to get her painted. I also have (but have to sell) a 2010 black and white scalloped painted bonny. I LOVE that paint scheme with the gold pin stripe. I wanted to do something reminiscent of the old school Triumph, but not take away from the "newness" and massive size and sporyness of the Bird.
Ironically I lost a side panel on the ride home and Triumph is telling me to pound sand, even though their grommet failed. I didn't want to spend the money on their $250USD side panel, so was going to go on the cheap and buy the chrome pair of them from British Customs and have them painted.......but maybe not now.
That paint scheme is exquisite!!!!! It's the best of both worlds combining the classic Triumph look, while maintaining it's monsterousness!!!!!
I wasn't thrilled with the Triumph logo on the tank, so bought a Bonneville "eyebrow" Triumph badge for both sides. I'm also (if I decide to put the "Thunderbird logo) on the panels, going to subtly change the word from Thunderbird to Thudderbird.
Thank God you're in Aus, because I may have to use your paint scheme as inspiration. I'm also having someone rebuild my (crap) stock seat, so it's a little more comfy. I had an Airhawk for a week, and it was pretty comfy, but DAMN, it's ugly.
Anyway, thanks for the photos, it's amazing.