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Adrian Packett's Ultimate 'SUPER SCRUXTON'
Bike n build details!
Bike, 07 Triumph Thruxton 900 black with white racing stripe, 1200 miles.





Motor : Factory Black Cases, polished and lacquered valve ,clutch, and alternator cover, mini lightened sprocket cover, British Customs Scrambler Airbox Removal kit and AI removal kit, stock 865cc with Keihin 39mm racing flatslides,40mm CNC billet Manifolds, Anodized black Billet manifolds matched to home ported cylinder head. Full Thunderbike exhaust system with graphite wrapped headers and stainless heat shields. Heavy duty clutch springs, Lightened 19 tooth front sprocket,nology profire coil,nology hotwire ignition leads and iridium plugs.oil pressure gauge, running Mobil 1 4t racing oil 15/50,and trick racing 100 octane gas, professionally set up on dyno with 72 rear wheel horsepower and runs and sounds real crispy!!!

Oh and not forgetting the Kestrel Super Strength engine breather catch can conversion!! Only the English lads can drink that !!
Wheels : Cazzorria v star sport forged and anodized black, front [3.50 x 18]and rear 5.0x 17 wheel s [40% lighter than stock!]With Anodized black billet 43 tooth sprocket, [yes you can tell the difference as soon as you bolt them on, the bike is so much more responsive and transforms the looks of the bike immediately!!] Tyres: Avon Distanzia 120/80-18 supermoto compound front, 160/60 -17 supermoto compound rear running 32 psi front, 34 psi rear. Brakes: Braking 320mm stainless steel front wave rotor, billet anodized black pazzo ‘shorty’racing lever, anodized black billet resoivoir,Earls performance ‘5 inch over’ black stainless line, motul rbf 600 racing brake fluid, stock caliper[to be replaced ASAP!!]]

Stock rear with Motul RBF 600 Racing brake fluid and anodized black billet reservoir
Suspension: Works performance Pro Racer anodized black billet rear shocks, fully Adjustable for ride height, compression and rebound, built to my specs by Pierre at Works, stock forks with very trick modified internals by Pierre again, black 60’s style gators, Anodized black billet top triple tree With 1 inch billet risers and renthal fatbars. Bodywork: Stock triumph tank with tankpads removed, Modifed Fuel tap, powdercoated 20% black classic badges and Monza gas cap, stock modified front fender, stock LH side panel and scrambler, [I used the decals from the Red Thruxton as they have subtle grey in them and set it off real nice] all repainted by Jims Cycle Painting in Gardena with triple Diamond black and its wicked, It looks like a proper MEAN 60”S triumph now! British customs reworked rear fender eliminator kit with cateye light.powdercoated headlight with my own Steve McQueen headlight conversion and Piaa headlight bulb, Seat recovered In Porsche Carrera vinyl with silver pinstripe and fixed with British customs billet seat bolts.

And of course my spiked license plate kit what I love [and yes I did get the SCRUXTON private license plate from the dmv but they are closed for remodeling so I can’t get it!!]
Electrical: Anodized black billet turn signals with amber LED’S front and rear with LED flasher unit conversion and yes they are very bright!!Red Led Clock conversion sets it off at night down those dark canyons, PIAA 115 db sports horn for that classic loud honk!! Powder coating: All done professionally in 60% satin finish, footrest assemblys, headlight and brackets, clock surround, side stand, Hardware, As much Stainless as I could find right now but I will be machining titanium axels, spacers and fittings over the coming months.

Accessories: anodized black skid pan, black engine bars, British customs anodized black billet key relocation bracket, rear passenger footrest removal kit, sidepanel screw kit, crg mirror adapters and lane splitters[to be replace by rizoma class mirrors next week] All of these parts I would highly recommend for there quality, reliability, fit and finish!!







thanks a lot

adrian
 

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Friends!! Romans!! Countrymen!! Wow …….I feel like I just won an Oscar!!.....thanks for all the votes!!

Allow me introduce myself, my name is Adrian packett. I am from Biddulph, Stoke on Trent, England and live here in Venice beach, California, I am a motorcycle maniac and I started working on Triumphs professionally back in 1995 at the largest dealer in los Angeles as the head triumph technician. I did so for 12 years until working for myself as a independent triumph specialist for the last 3 years.

I always wanted to build myself the worlds ultimate ‘Scruxton’, it was to be mix of the ‘Thruxton’ which came with all the higher end components inc black motor with polished cases which was my favorite finish, and the ‘scrambler’ which triumph did such a poor middle of the road job, It was a girls bike that was crying out for some serious meat and veg!!

It was going to be a light, fast, mean, custom dirt tracker, all black and silver just like in the 60’s!!! Oh yeah baby….. Then we are talkin McQueen, the fence jump 2009, the great escape for the future with parts that improved every aspect of the bike .
It had to be practical and require as little maintenance as possible in the way of cleaning, and servicing as I do that all day on customers bikes!!

I bought a mint 07 with 900 miles on it and stripped it down within hours of getting it. I knew exactly the parts I wanted and set about tracking them down, man that’s a slow process when you want stuff to happen fast.

Thanks to some great company’s and people, Alex at British customs, Larry. Raul, Matt and Dom at OTD, Carlos and Matt at Southbay, Pierre at Works Performance, Jims cycle painting in Gardena ,the whole thing has come together in 3 months which aint bad in the bike building world let me tell you!!

I have well over 100 hours labor in it I reckon not including emails, driving and pondering and just looking at it with a big grin!

The wheels were the first thing to arrive and straight away transformed the bike with those fat donut supermoto tires, it sits just as I wanted after I got Pierre at works performance to build me a custom suspension set up with the ‘pro racer shocks’ and nitrogen forks, it made a stunning difference with an aggressive stance !!

Next I got my Thunderbike full system and 39mm flat slides the same day and that was a busy 24hrs getting everything dialed in right first time for the first test ride .

wow it’s really livened it up …..big time……… major chip shop points when it’s on the pipe, just missing pedestrians left and right, blue disco lights chashin ya down the high street Friday night….oh yes officer …come and have a go if you think your fast enough!

After that it was the Ups truck everyday and more improvements than I can type here as you can see in the pics, it was happy days at the shop!

So what’s it ride like? It’s a cross between a café racer an a dirt bike and it’s something else, its light enough to spin that back tire out o corners and I haven’t enjoyed a bike as much as this for years,
I’m used to 140bhp nitrous superbikes, but I have had more fun blippin the throttle, listening to those FCR”S whistling and the pipes barking at the lights,
Its great sitting next to some tosser in a fancy Sports car , givin him the V’s, a mean look through me black goggles ,and then blastin off leaving them all for dead everywhere I go!!

So wadda ya think? Do ya think Mr. Queen would approve? ………oh no it’s zee Germans………achtung and vot is your name schwienhunt!!…..time to go!! …….where’s that fence and the great escape!!!

Adrian Packett

www.adepackett.com

P.S Hey up Mr. Bloor do you have any interesting jobs for me somewhere sir?, I think you might need my services at some point soon as this is the bike everybody wants!!






Motor : Factory Black Cases, polished and lacquered valve ,clutch, and alternator cover, mini lightened sprocket cover, British Customs Scrambler Airbox Removal kit and AI removal kit, stock 865cc with Keihin 39mm racing flatslides,40mm CNC billet Bellmouths, Anodized black Billet manifolds matched to home ported cylinder head. Full Thunderbike exhaust system with graphite wrapped headers and stainless heat shields. Heavy duty clutch springs, Lightened 19 tooth front sprocket,nology profire coil,nology hotwire ignition leads and iridium plugs.oil pressure gauge, running Mobil 1 4t racing oil 15/50,and trick racing 100 octane gas, professionally set up on dyno with 72 rear wheel horsepower and runs and sounds real crispy!!!
Oh and not forgetting the Kestrel Super Strength engine breather catch can conversion!! Only for the English lads who used to drink that mixed with scrumpie cider.....buurp

Wheels : Cazzorria v star sport forged and anodized black, front [3.50 x 18]and rear 5.0x 17 wheel s [40% lighter than stock!]With Anodized black billet 43 tooth sprocket, [yes you can tell the difference as soon as you bolt them on, the bike is so much more responsive and transforms the looks of the bike immediately!!] Tyres: Avon Distanzia 120/80-18 supermoto compound front, 160/60 -17 supermoto compound rear running 32 psi front, 34 psi rear.



Brakes: Braking 320mm stainless steel front wave rotor, billet anodized black pazzo ‘shorty’racing lever, anodized black billet resoivoir,Earls performance ‘5 inch over’ black stainless line, motul rbf 600 racing brake fluid, stock caliper (to be replaced ASAP!!)
Stock rear with Motul RBF 600 Racing brake fluid and anodized black billet reservoir

Suspension: Works performance Pro Racer anodized black billet rear shocks, fully Adjustable for ride height, compression and rebound, built to my specs by Pierre at Works, stock forks with very trick modified internals by Pierre again, black 60’s style gators, Anodized black billet top triple tree With 1 inch billet risers and renthal fatbars.



Bodywork: Stock triumph tank with tankpads removed, Modifed Fuel tap, powdercoated 20% black classic badges and Monza gas cap, stock modified front fender, stock LH side panel and scrambler, [I used the decals from the Red Thruxton as they have subtle grey in them and set it off real nice] all repainted by Jims Cycle Painting in Gardena with triple Diamond black and its wicked, It looks like a proper MEAN 60”S triumph now! British customs reworked rear fender eliminator kit with cateye light.powdercoated headlight with my own Steve McQueen headlight conversion and Piaa headlight bulb, Seat recovered InPorche Carrera vinyl with silver pinstripe and fixed with British customs billet seat bolts. And of course my spiked license plate kit what I love [and yes I did get the SCRUXTON private license plate from the dmv but they are closed for remodeling so I can’t get it!!]

Electrical: Anodized black billet turn signals with amber LED’S front and rear with LED flasher unit conversion and yes they are very bright!!Red Led Clock conversion sets it off at night down those dark canyons, PIAA 115 db sports horn for that classic loud honk!

Powder coating: All done professionally in 60% satin finish, footrest assemblys, headlight and brackets, clock surround, side stand,

Hardware, As much Stainless as I could find right now but I will be machining titanium axels, spacers and fittings over the coming months.

Accessories: anodized black skid pan, black engine bars, British customs anodized black billet key relocation bracket, rear passenger footrest removal kit, sidepanel screw kit, crg mirror adapters and lane splitters[to be replace by rizoma class mirrors next week]

All of these parts I would highly recommend for there quality, reliability, fit and finish!!

IS IT FOR SALE? MAYBE? IS IT FOR RENT? YES IF YOU HAVE THE MOVIE, I HAVE THE BIKE. CAN YOU BUILD ME ONE? SURE .................HOW FAST DO YA WANNA GO?

 

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Tank badges

Adrian,

Great looking bike...I absolutely love it! I was curious about your tank badges, as I am going for the same look. I have never removed mine before and just assumed they were plastic (but I'm guessing they are metal?). What does 20% powdercoated mean? After they were powdercoated, did you then have to paint the "Triumph" lettering back in white? Did you use modeling paint or something different? They look perfect.

Thanks in advance...
 

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they just unscrew from the tank and you can pop the little triumph badge off and leave it alone and then get the chrome badge coated what ever colour you want,All the powdercoaters have many options of black to choose from,easy!


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Nice custom - very distinctive - how do those tyres handle?
 

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alright matt
The wheels and tyres handle brilliantly i must say,far better than with the stock spokes and the meztlers, I wasnt quite sure how it was going to be until i rode it and even with that big front tyre it steers pretty quick and nimble around the canyons,the back is isn't going to last very long though at this rate !!
its not a 18Omph sportbike by any means but its right up there arse
's on a sunday afternoon ......i just wish it rained more here in S california then it would be fun showing a few people how its done!!
 

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Adrian,

Sincere congratulations, and extremely well done.

It is refreshing to see exciting new ideas and concepts rolling in (pun intended!). Good, 'out-of-the-box' thinking and execution.

Just a thought... it doesn't "look" British", it doesn't "look" Japanese, it doesn't "look" American. Sort of a "Matrix", or otherwordly feel to it? Tough, Spartan, Utilitarian...

At any rate, nice to see something unique and well thought out.

Great work, keep on keepin' on, and hope you get ton's of enjoyment out of it.

Bob
 

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Awesome bike! Those tires really make the wheels look killer, especially the front. I noticed you have a 5 in. wide rear wheel with a 5-Y pattern. I guess they changed their specs for the rear vs. the 5.5 in. wheel they were selling 2 years ago. Or did you adapt one of their supermoto wheels to fit the bike? I wish I'd had the 5 in. wide rear wheel option when I got mine!
 
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