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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Unread 09-01-2019, 06:18 PM Thread Starter
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My Thruxton Conversion

Inspired by the many custom bikes that I have seen mostly in this forum, and what started out as a simple google search for “how to make my thruxton a little louder” has resulted in many days, weeks and now moving into months of tinkering, designing, fabricating and fitting countless custom parts to my bike.

I originally purchased this 2015 Thruxton 900 bike in 2016, it had never been ridden and I got it for what was then an absolute steel.

I managed to rack up a total of 700 klms on it before getting drunk with some friends one day and deciding it was a good idea to carry the bike up three large flights of stairs into my living room… where it still resides. Earlier this year I decided it was time to get it back on the road but before doing so fit a slip on exhaust, change the oil and spark plugs…

Things I have Done So Far:
- Removed the front, rear fender and cafe style windshield
- Fitted Cone Engineering Shorty Performers (looking to put some additional baffles to reduce the sound as I find it too loud now)
- Removed the air baffle, and snorkel, fitted K & N Air Filter
- Removed the Air Injection and O2 Sensors
- Tuned with TTP Tune Level 4
- Wrapped the pipes in Accel Tan High Temp Wrap (50ft x 1” for each side)
- Relocated horn under tank (it just looked dumb up front)
- Installed British customs matt black sprocket cover
- Spray painted the front headlight bucket black and brush finished the outer rim.
- Fitted matt black stone guard
- Fitted BAAK No 1 brushed handle bars
- Fitted BAAK brushed side covers
- Fitted BAAK brused front fender
- BAAK Brushed Finish Skid Plate
- Fitted matt black mini retro mirrors (into existing mirror mounts)

Waiting on parts:
- Motogadget M-Blaze Pin Bolt-On Turn Signal*font and rear (have British custom indicator brackets for both front and back)
- Brushed finish bar ends
- Fork gaiters: So I can make a leather fork gaiter mold and hand make them.
- Biltwell Kung Fu TPV Grips
- BC ignition relocated
- BC rectifier relocation bracket
- Cable extenstion kit
- BAAK brushed finish mini rear fender kit
- Heidenau K60 Scout Dual Sport Tyres


Leather Work:
- Almost done making side bags
- Will wrap the new hand grips in leather
- Making a custom slightly thinner seat from a motion base
- Leather fork gaiters

Will update soon with progress pics.
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Looking great!

“Carried the bike up 3 flights of stairs” ?

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Please document your grip making project. I want to do this and would appreciate seeing it done. Thanks!

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Yeah, whats more annoying is they wont come back for free pizza to help me tack it back down.


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Please document your grip making project. I want to do this and would appreciate seeing it done. Thanks!
Absolutely will do. Grips are in the mail, should get them later this week.

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Got some more work done on the bike today, biggest job, removing the throttle and clutch cable also the front brake line.
Got my levers back on and installed the retro mini mirrors. Look really nice IMO.

Also attaching a photo of where i put the horn under the seat. So nice to have it out of the way and not making the front of the bike look stupid.
And a photo of all the parts that will never go back on the bike. Still tyres and airbox to come off yet.
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Got some good progress on my side saddle bags, not happy with the chrome buckle, so going to switch that out for something darker.
Mounted the right hand side and now working on the left.
Will be receiving a few part later (rear fender, cable extension kit, indicators) today which will keep me busy.
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Some great work so far, much more comfortable and warm to work inside the house if you can get away with it.
Is leather work a hobby or profession or are the saddle bags a first attempt, Look good if they are.
do you think you will be able to ride it down the stairs maybe with some narrower bars 😁
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Some great work so far, much more comfortable and warm to work inside the house if you can get away with it.
Is leather work a hobby or profession or are the saddle bags a first attempt, Look good if they are.
do you think you will be able to ride it down the stairs maybe with some narrower bars 😁
Haha negative on the ride down the stairs, I would def kill at least three people.

Thanks man, appreciate that. It is my first attempt. Took a lot of you tube watching and learning from the guys in the motorbike section of the leather workers forum.

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Got some good work done today and last night.

The M-Blaze indicators went in, love these lights, you can barley spot them at all, the're super bright, even in the day and installation is very neat. I did have that higher speed flashing problem but a quick amazon prime delivery got me a "LF1-S-PIN" flasher relay that plugged strait in and fixed it.

The long cable kit went on, the throttle cables were a little tedious. But it was fun to learn how to adjust them along with the clutch friction point. Just need to add dot 4 break fluid and bleed the front break. Also put some leather cable ties on the handle bar cables, which tie in the front and the side of the bike nicely.

Front headlight also very happy with, the 100 grit sanding on the rim did a great job and matching the rest of the brushed finishes and the satin black rustoium rattle can with a couple under coats of rustoium self etching primer came up great. The satin black grill is also adds a super aggresive look to the front.

The rear fender from BAAK was a sinch to install as they provided me with a harness.

And lastly... i think, the new brass finish buckle and rivets on the side bag looks WAY better.

Cant wait to get this thing outside to both ride and so I can take some better photos. Should be able to get the grips (which have been delayed till monday) and the other remaining necessary parts done mid next week.
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Really like what you've done so far, everything ties together nicely. Great to see somebody who appreciates the small things that can make or break a modified bike, you were right about the buckles and leather cable ties, that's attention to detail 😀
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