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I got my full licence lunchtime Jan 30th 2020. That same evening I came home to find a delivery van waiting for me with Penny.
Absolute bargain as she only had 1397 miles on her. I've got a long list of modifications planned; some performance, some practical, some cosmetic.
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I recently ordered a number of shiny new things for Penny. Some of the arrived recently and have already been put on:

Mirrors from a Triumph Tiger 800 (not shown in current picture)
Brass side panels screw bolts
Knurled quick release seat bolts
Ignition relocation bracket

Most recently I ordered a gear and rear brake lever set from Tec Bike Parts. Beautifully made and very light. However, I also fell in love with the new brass footpegs that Motone have for sale. So much so that I bought a pair of them. But, when they arrived, I discovered the M6 allen bolt in the lever set is smaller than the ones that come with the footpegs. Fortunately, I'm a resourceful chap, and after some searching around in my bolt box, I was able to find some replacements that would work along with a couple of nuts.

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I think the brass contrast against the black looks really good. Still waiting on new Renthal ultra low bars and Scottoiler V-system to arrive. I've also order a really nice tool roll bag, and then I can try and decide exactly which tools to actually put in it. Also, got a really nice fuzzy feeling watching a recent episode of Delboy's Garage to discover the new chain guard he's fitting to the Triumph Scrambler is the exact one I've just ordered for Penny! :D


Got an appointment tomorrow with a seat upholsterer to get some covering samples and quotes.
 

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So, here is the new gear lever with the brass footpegs fitted. It looks awesome and has actually made changing gear better, lighter and smoother.



Today, the new sump guard/radiator protector arrived from Evotech. A simple job to fix it to Penny.


 

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Ordered some new front footpegs from Free Spirits. As they're an Italian company, it took the UK dealer a couple of weeks to fulfil the order. But they were worth the wait. They look so much better than the original big rubber brick ones. No more catching on my jeans or trousers when I'm pulling away from traffic lights. And they make my feet more stable and planted when activating the gear and rear brake levers.



 
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