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post #1981 of 1992 (permalink) Old 06-23-2019, 08:27 PM
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I have done a lot to this bike. Some of the things may only look superficial but man this has been a project. I did the rear shock rebuild. I installed new used exhaust, new Triumph handlebar, MotoGadget grips, Triumph lower risers rebuilt forks. I had the bike painted from yellow to factory toranodo red with gold pin-striping (which I installed today), I bobbed the rear fender, I have MotoGadget Disc turn signals still yet to install and a rear LED Stop/Brake/Turn signal to install. I also installed an Adaptive JW Speaker Headlight and OMG is it cool!! I still need to to tune the carbs and check the valves. New tires and brakes pads, along with a brake bleed is still needed. New spark plugs and oil all around have been done. I need to figure out some mirrors for the bike. I can't decide if I want to stick with the OEM or do something off the ends of the bar. Any thoughts on that are welcome. Thanks for looking and I can't wait to get out on it soon!


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I rolled mine out of the garage and thought about putting a for sale sign on it. I barely ride it any more.


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I rolled mine out of the garage and thought about putting a for sale sign on it. I barely ride it any more.
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The install required grinding off 3 spacers on the rim of the unit so that the inner ring would clamp down properly. Otherwise it was straight forward. There were 2 other wires going to the original unit that had me nervous until I tried the new unit and it worked fine without them.

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bought a new fan switch ,seat cowl, service kit ,standard clip ons ,ordered new tyres oh and bought the bike, its a bit of a barn find and the bodywork is rough as hell ,,,

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bought a new fan switch ,seat cowl, service kit ,standard clip ons ,ordered new tyres oh and bought the bike, its a bit of a barn find and the bodywork is rough as hell ,,,

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Hey there are two UK based FB groups which are very helpful. T300 and Modified T300. Guys on there often have spares.

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Installed a 1993 Kawasaki ZX6 rear monoshock as recommended by gregp on the forum, what a difference over the Hagon I had on there. I only weigh 160lbs and I dont think that Hagon was meant for a little geezer like myself, Harsh was a massive understatement and it only took about 1/2 hour to put it in. Only bad thing is the Hagon cost me $400 whereas the Kawasaki shock was $20, sure wish I,d seen that post earlier

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Installed a 1993 Kawasaki ZX6 rear monoshock as recommended by gregp on the forum, what a difference over the Hagon I had on there. I only weigh 160lbs and I dont think that Hagon was meant for a little geezer like myself, Harsh was a massive understatement and it only took about 1/2 hour to put it in. Only bad thing is the Hagon cost me $400 whereas the Kawasaki shock was $20, sure wish I,d seen that post earlier


What are you using for front fork springs? Did you do this on Triumph Thunderbird Sport?


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