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Twins Technical Talk Technical Talk for Hinckley Triumph Twins: Bonneville, T100, Speedmaster, America, Thruxton, and Scrambler.

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Old 11-22-2012, 08:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I started my Christmas want list last night and it included a rectifier relocation bracket. After looking at what they were selling for I decided to try and save a buck or two with some garage fabrication. With a couple of hours to kill before having to spend Thanksgiving with the In-Laws here is what I came up with. (It could have been a little neater in appearance but some alcohol was involved to make time with the In-Laws more tolerable.) I am still thinking about where to mount the horn and leaning toward the right hand side of motor near the tank for a more vintage Triumph look but still on the fence about a final location.



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Old 11-23-2012, 11:15 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Looks good, got a pic with the rectifier installed? Did you use aluminum or is that a piece of sheet steel painted silver?
I've been thinking about doing this myself - especially if I lower the headlight and gauges. Wondering where to relocate the horn too.
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Old 11-23-2012, 06:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Under the tank where the AI valve was, is a good place for the horn.
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Old 11-23-2012, 08:09 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Smooth 1 I used an old piece of aluminum stock and shot it satin black. I have the horn mounted to the side now, but still thinking about a final location. I have also got to decide what bling to attach to the old rectifier bracket. A small double horn set up has been given some consideration. I am going to be swapping out the headlight shortly, so I will cross that bridge then. With just a little time, some scrap metal, a hacksaw and a couple of files I have a little bit more money in the budget for more Santa droppings........

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Old 11-24-2012, 02:54 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I found an old Union Jack decal on an inspection plate I had on an old chopper. I cut it down and drilled it for fill for the time being. My Darling Wife has told me before I have to be carefull not to cross into "tacky world" on some of my projects. Just to test her theory I decided to install my large Triumph Scrambler license plate frame at the same time. I have an extra one in chrome since the company screwed up and sent me two, but yes that is even tacky for me........


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Yeah, that's gotta go. Btw, ever thought about some smaller turn signals mounted directly to the headlamp? Cleans up the front nicely and reduces likelihood of catching a branch if you do head off road.
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