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    My Motone rails turned up today so straight to it...
    You can see how close they are to the Thruxton rails..


    I fitted the RH one to the bike


    As Iím still waiting for my Stainless Steel to turn up, I then set about making aluminium templates





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    Quote Originally Posted by pugster View Post
    triumph owners looking for kit need to keep an eye on the triumph outlet - some cracking bargains come upon there >
    https://www.triumphfactoryoutlet.com/
    Curse you. More money spent.

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    All my Stainless steel parts arrived, so I spent this evening setting up the brackets ready for welding

    I could MIG them myself, but I think TIG does a better job and I havenít got a TIG welder, so Iíll drop em off tomorrow with a local Fabricator chap and he can get the welding done for me.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Enoch View Post
    All my Stainless steel parts arrived, so I spent this evening setting up the brackets ready for welding
    Great work. There is something far more satisfying about making and adapting things rather than have them simply fit (unless of course they are meant to simply fit...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MB2 View Post
    Great work. There is something far more satisfying about making and adapting things rather than have them simply fit (unless of course they are meant to simply fit...)
    I must admit, my main motivation was the saving of over £220 quid🤪...

    In saying that, I do believe this will be a significant improvement in the way the panniers fit, as it will avoid them flopping around when empty (a bit of an issue on the Bobber panniers due to the way they fit the rails)

    And the other issue of them being easy to nick, by just undoing the strap and walking off, is also eliminated, as these will be bolted to the rails..🏍🏍🏍

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    Itís looking good Enoch.

    Are you going to remove the paintwork before welding then powder coat or paint it all the one colour?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave+63 View Post
    Itís looking good Enoch.

    Are you going to remove the paintwork before welding then powder coat or paint it all the one colour?
    Iíve actually removed the paint where the welds are needed.... I tried to remove just enough to get the job done...

    Then Iím going to use a brush to etch prime, and paint satin black just where needed...

    This will have to do for now, and then come winter Iíll get them, and a few other bits powder coated.👍👍

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    Ok... Iím calling this job done..

    Modified frames fitted


    Panniers fitted and bolted through to the frames





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    Quote Originally Posted by Enoch View Post
    Ok... Iím calling this job done..

    Modified frames fitted


    Panniers fitted and bolted through to the frames




    Very smart and really secure compared to the original, nice one

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enoch View Post
    Cheers





    Not my cup of tea bike choice wise, but gotta admit that does look nice. Good work there Enoch, it must be soo sooo satisfying having the vision, ability and wherewithal to carry out these mods. Well Done !!

    Stuart

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    Nice job Enoch, it looks like a factory fit.

    Given that itís actually better than the factory option, perhaps theyíd be interested in using your design!

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    What are you going to put in your panniers?

    In mine i usually have;

    a few tools
    a puncture repair kit
    some string
    a ferry ticket from 11 years ago
    cable ties
    a falafel
    spare Rizlas (silver, all stuck together)
    a road map of Croydon
    a mucky DVD found at the roadside in Holland
    an `Acme thunderer` whistle
    one spare glove
    ....and a heavy stone i found in a field which i thought was a meteorite but turned out to be a lump of slag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enoch View Post
    Cheers



    Not a fan of the modern Triumphs up to now, but that looks the business I have to admit especially with the 'Amal monobloc' look as well from standard.
    Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enoch View Post
    Ok... Iím calling this job done..

    Modified frames fitted


    Panniers fitted and bolted through to the frames




    That's an awesome job.

    The Street Scrambler is going in for Givi brackets at my local fabricators, but that's more function than form (and I already have the Givi boxes).

    I'll only put them on for touring and stick to the Triumph rugged pannier for day to day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by E_2_Right-Force View Post
    What are you going to put in your panniers?
    Sammiches for the win!


    Seriously good job on those sidebag brackets.
    Someone needs to patent that!

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    The Motorcycle Modifications Thread

    Finished playing with this last night..have had fresh paint,renthal handle bars,Accosatto remote master cylinder with gold spot 4 pot callipers and goodridge lines,powder coated and painted lots,rebuilt the forks,sunk in the rear light and tucked in the rear indicators,fitted taper roller headrace bearings...spose I should ride it now


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    Oh that's lovely

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gyp View Post
    Oh that's lovely

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    No. It is exquisite. Great trip in memory lane, too.
    Don't take my silence for agreement. I've just realised you're too stupid to argue with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by E_2_Right-Force View Post
    What are you going to put in your panniers?
    Well today I took a load of full sharps boxes back to the hospital for disposal, and picked up fresh medical supplies in them....

    It was great not having to try and find somewhere to park the car👍

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint-Just View Post
    No. It is exquisite. Great trip in memory lane, too.
    I'm going to stick with lovely, but only because whilst it's wonderfully done, and the brakes and Allspeeds are perfect, there are a couple of bits that don't work for me.

    But they don't have to work for me so it doesn't matter :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by thorpey69 View Post
    Finished playing with this last night..have had fresh paint,renthal handle bars,Accosatto remote master cylinder with gold spot 4 pot callipers and goodridge lines,powder coated and painted lots,rebuilt the forks,sunk in the rear light and tucked in the rear indicators,fitted taper roller headrace bearings...spose I should ride it now


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    Thatís a beauty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gyp View Post
    I'm going to stick with lovely, but only because whilst it's wonderfully done, and the brakes and Allspeeds are perfect, there are a couple of bits that don't work for me.

    But they don't have to work for me so it doesn't matter :-)
    To be fair I have one bit that doesnít work for me, too.


    Itís not mine!
    Don't take my silence for agreement. I've just realised you're too stupid to argue with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint-Just View Post
    To be fair I have one bit that doesnít work for me, too.


    Itís not mine!
    Well a pro-am nose fairing and belly pan wouldnít go amiss!

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    I think this one has some potential
    Goats new ride....IMG_3327.JPG


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    I donít like indicators, especially the giant chrome plated plastic eyesores that were originally on the bike so replaced with these nearly invisible ( when off ) LED motogadget items.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GOAT View Post
    I think this one has some potential
    Goats new ride....IMG_3327.JPG


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    Nice one goat, the looks of the original R80Gs with all the modern day bells whistles AND performance. They are a bit tall for me , thats why I stick with a low chassis F700gs. Enjoy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lammylee View Post




    I donít like indicators, especially the giant chrome plated plastic eyesores that were originally on the bike so replaced with these nearly invisible ( when off ) LED motogadget items.
    Lee, Is the yellow coating on the headlamp lens a yellow film or painted? How does it effect the light output. Im thinking of modifying my yellow monkey bike like that as it looks really smart and I rarely ride at night.

    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by higham5 View Post
    Lee, Is the yellow coating on the headlamp lens a yellow film or painted? How does it effect the light output. Im thinking of modifying my yellow monkey bike like that as it looks really smart and I rarely ride at night.

    Steve
    Hello Steve

    Itís a film I put on, doesnít seem to lessen the brightness and during the day it seems to catch the attention of motorists a lot more

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    My custom is coming along, today we had a big day and tacked both exhausts end to end. Tomorrow they get welded properly

    Left



    And right



    These are gonna sound goooooooood.

    Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweets View Post
    My custom is coming along, today we had a big day and tacked both exhausts end to end. Tomorrow they get welded properly

    Left



    And right



    These are gonna sound goooooooood.

    Dave
    Thats a really neat job, are there any baffles in them?
    Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldoakknives View Post
    Thats a really neat job, are there any baffles in them?
    Thanks
    Not yet, but the rear section is 49mm ID so they will fit standard baffles. I bought a "stainless" pair off Ebay, they were rubbish and not worthy of residing in Roy's work. I guess they would only stay there for 10 miunutes anyhow, before getting fired out.
    So I think I will get a pair from TEC bike parts, and may even weld those in, rather than attempting to locate them with a bolt that will just drop out for fun.
    The whole exhaust will eventually be blasted, so any weld bluing will be taken off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by higham5 View Post
    Nice one goat, the looks of the original R80Gs with all the modern day bells whistles AND performance. They are a bit tall for me , thats why I stick with a low chassis F700gs. Enjoy
    Cheers,been mulling it over for a while and it only took a test ride to convince....may change handlebars and fiddle with some suspension tuning but pretty spot on as is!
    Wunderlich will be seeing some business Iím sure...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweets View Post




    Nicely done!
    Really, really neat.
    Do you have plans for the heat shields yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GOAT View Post
    I think this one has some potential
    Goats new ride....IMG_3327.JPG


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    Lovely bike. I've seen one with a metal top box and some other subtle, tasteful mods and it looked the business. Enjoy it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tifa View Post
    Nicely done!
    Really, really neat.
    Do you have plans for the heat shields yet?
    Thank you.
    Not really, I am undecided whether to wrap the mid section to avoid leg burn (on pegs and floor), or whether to use a shield. There is plenty of both tube sizes to make a shield up from, and I am sure I can find some sheet somewhere to make a foot for a shield.

    The lines are more clearly seen here



    So you can see the pipe is fully inside the line of the pegs

    Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweets View Post
    Thank you.
    Not really, I am undecided whether to wrap the mid section to avoid leg burn (on pegs and floor), or whether to use a shield. There is plenty of both tube sizes to make a shield up from, and I am sure I can find some sheet somewhere to make a foot for a shield.

    The lines are more clearly seen here



    So you can see the pipe is fully inside the line of the pegs

    Dave
    Sweets I would initially use a guard and work out where the heat is highest. Wrapping loses the purity of the line , think Rickman Metisse. You dont need too much of an air gap between a zorst at full heat and a warm leg. Airflow whilst riding is your friend

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweets View Post
    Thank you.
    Not really, I am undecided whether to wrap the mid section to avoid leg burn (on pegs and floor), or whether to use a shield.
    Please, please, please use heat shields.
    The quality of your build deserves them.
    Exhaust wrap nearly always hides crap workmanship.
    Wrap on new bikes.....reminds me much of the same.
    Wrap can be useful for insulation or accelerating gas flow, but other than that, its nearly always a bodge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
    Lovely bike. I've seen one with a metal top box and some other subtle, tasteful mods and it looked the business. Enjoy it.
    Cheers Wiley...should look exactly like this in a week or so...just a canvas side bag to add later

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    Quote Originally Posted by GOAT View Post
    Cheers Wiley...should look exactly like this in a week or so...just a canvas side bag to add later
    That's nice, really like it. Fun summer toy. Enjoy the new 3 year warranty too, we'll both be needing it.

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    More mods

    Been spending money this week.

    Iíve ordered triumph scrambler multi function lights, British legends tail tidy (which will be modified) a small tail light/numberplate light..

    My plan is to fit the multi function lights to the tail tidy, and mount the rear light above, then Iím gonna wire them so that the multifunctions provide stop lamps and indicators, and the small tail lamp is just a tail lamp and number plate illumination, although there is the option to make this a brake light as well, Iíll see if it detracts from the other brake lights before I do this...

    Then best of all, Iíve just got off the phone with Adrian from Canyon motorcycles, and have ordered a set of lightweight 40 spoke alloy wheels in denim black with bronze spokes.... 3.5Ēx16 front, and 4.25x16 rear, complete with new Avon Cobra tyres

    Iím gonna be busy


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    Quote Originally Posted by Enoch View Post
    Been spending money this week.

    Iíve ordered triumph scrambler multi function lights, British legends tail tidy (which will be modified) a small tail light/numberplate light..

    My plan is to fit the multi function lights to the tail tidy, and mount the rear light above, then Iím gonna wire them so that the multifunctions provide stop lamps and indicators, and the small tail lamp is just a tail lamp and number plate illumination, although there is the option to make this a brake light as well, Iíll see if it detracts from the other brake lights before I do this...

    Then best of all, Iíve just got off the phone with Adrian from Canyon motorcycles, and have ordered a set of lightweight 40 spoke alloy wheels in denim black with bronze spokes.... 3.5Ēx16 front, and 4.25x16 rear, complete with new Avon Cobra tyres

    Iím gonna be busy
    Looking forward to seeing how that pans out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gyp View Post
    Looking forward to seeing how that pans out.
    Me too...... wheels are on a 4 week lead time, and then I still have to get them shipped, but the other stuff should be here next week, so all being well, I can figur3 out the wiring an crack on..👍

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enoch View Post
    Me too...... wheels are on a 4 week lead time, and then I still have to get them shipped, but the other stuff should be here next week, so all being well, I can figur3 out the wiring an crack on..
    I've just been sorting luggage for mine so I'm not restricted when I go on trips.





    Though I'm starting to sort out the exhaust system too...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gyp View Post
    I've just been sorting luggage for mine so I'm not restricted when I go on trips.





    Though I'm starting to sort out the exhaust system too...

    Looking good...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gyp View Post
    You`ve modded a set of luggage by bolting a motorcycle to it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by E_2_Right-Force View Post
    You`ve modded a set of luggage by bolting a motorcycle to it?
    In simple terms yes.

    However no-one makes the requisite bits to attach a set of Givi monokey luggage for the bike, so I commissioned a bespoke set of brackets from a local specialist fabrication firm. All at a price that made my Grand Seiko deployant seem like a compete bargain.





    The exhaust parts came from Lithuania, then were shipped to access exhaust specialist in Australia for modification. That wasn't quite so spendy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gyp View Post
    I've just been sorting luggage for mine so I'm not restricted when I go on trips.


    Blimey, haven't seen white letter tyres since I had BF Goodrich Radial T/A's on my Trans AM.

    Nice looking bike though.
    Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldoakknives View Post
    Blimey, haven't seen white letter tyres since I had BF Goodrich Radial T/A's on my Trans AM.

    Nice looking bike though.
    I think my previous was a Yamaha XS400SE US Custom back in the mid-80's.

    Hot motorcycle modding tip: if you're going to white letter your tyres, take the wheels from the bike, position them on a flat surface at a convenient height and work with good light.

    Don't do them late at night, lying on the floor of a poorly lit garage with the bike on it's side stand, after several beers, without your glasses.

    Whatever, I'm sure my Metzleer Tournonces look fine. From a distance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gyp View Post
    I think my previous was a Yamaha XS400SE US Custom back in the mid-80's.

    Hot motorcycle modding tip: if you're going to white letter your tyres, take the wheels from the bike, position them on a flat surface at a convenient height and work with good light.

    Don't do them late at night, lying on the floor of a poorly lit garage with the bike on it's side stand, after several beers, without your glasses.

    Whatever, I'm sure my Metzleer Tournonces look fine. From a distance.
    I remember white lettering my tyres back in the day, and searching for the best stuff to do it with, which invariably came from the USA, via John Woolfe Racing or similar for an extortionate price. It was only when I had American cars I started to have the tyres that had the white letters from new. Still secretly quite like them although they probably wouldn't suit my current cars!
    Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything.

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