Right. So I like to keep all my ash and trash in one place because I tend to work on things quite a bit. Better than spreading it all over the forum. This is the Ted Thread and it is dedicated to my new (to me) 2004 Triumph Thruxton, aka Teddy Thruxton. That sounds a bit.....childish...the name that is, but it makes me laugh and that is what is important. Especially since he is a gnarly little machine.
So who is Teddy and where did he come from?
All good questions. I purchased Teddy on a complete whim during the tail end of my divorce (finalized on 23 January, woohoo!) after a 20+ year marriage and while in the midst of my military retirement. I like to do multiple broad, sweeping changes at the same time to keep things interesting. Anywho, I was just browsing Craigslist because that's what I do and I came across Ted. I had a brief lust for a blue 2004 Thruxton about six years ago, but was not allowed to get it because, well, those are some of the reasons I'm divorced now.
Anyway, dude who owned Ted put the Canyon Racing wheels, a 180 wide tire rear kit, the headlight, Bassani slips, and powdercoated the cases, gauge plate, buckets, etc... As far as I know, there have been no other performance mods done but I did notice what looks like a half-arsed Air Injection delete on him. We'll see as I tear into him.
Bike experience. Yeah owned a couple, built a couple, lots of wrench time on cars so this is fun to me.
Here is Ted as he sits now. This is a repost from my intro thread.
Fresh on the truck
Fresh off the truck
At home with his mates, my '76 Ironhead sporty project/opus/boat anchor and my girlfriend's '06 Sport Classic. His other mate, girlfriend's Ducati Scrambler isn't allowed in the house. When you're newly divorced, motorcycles are more fun than furniture.