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    Job done...

    Havenít had a chance to ride it yet, but weight saving is 3.1kgs at the front, and 0.4kg at the rear












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    You should certainly notice the difference on the front although probably not on the rear!

    Itís looking good!

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    Are they tubeless?
    Did you consider Kineo by any chance?
    Last edited by Tifa; 24th September 2019 at 16:27.

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    The Motorcycle Modifications Thread

    Thatís a big weight saving at the front , they also look cool as f**k

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    Looking at the Canyon motorcycles website I don't think they can be tubeless Enoch? All the pictures I can see of their 40 spoke wheels show centrally mounted spoke nipples that protrude into the tyre cavity, I think the tubeless logo on their website must refer to their alloy wheels?

    Of course I could be completely wrong which wouldn't be a surprise, but the only tubeless spoked wheels I've seen have rim mounted nipples.

    Regardless, they're a very cool set of wheels whether they're tubeless or not and they really suit your bobber!

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    Thatís a massive unsprung weight reduction, should feel very different (better) on the road.

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    By Ďeck Enoch! Your Bobber, with your modifications is for me, a peach of a bike. Horses for courses I know and I do appreciate every style of bike, of which there are some real doozies on here for sure... but this makes me stop, stare and come back for more. Love what youíve done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thewatchbloke View Post
    Looking at the Canyon motorcycles website I don't think they can be tubeless Enoch? All the pictures I can see of their 40 spoke wheels show centrally mounted spoke nipples that protrude into the tyre cavity, I think the tubeless logo on their website must refer to their alloy wheels?

    Of course I could be completely wrong which wouldn't be a surprise, but the only tubeless spoked wheels I've seen have rim mounted nipples.

    Regardless, they're a very cool set of wheels whether they're tubeless or not and they really suit your bobber!
    Each wheel set has a tubeless option, so I suspect they seal the inside of the rim in some way

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tifa View Post
    Are they tubeless?
    Did you consider Kineo by any chance?
    Yes, theyíre tubeless..

    I did look at the Kineo rims, but wasnít keen on the way the spoke joins the rim... cost wise there was nothing in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gyp View Post
    Each wheel set has a tubeless option, so I suspect they seal the inside of the rim in some way
    Ah I see, I wonder how they do that? Iím intrigued!

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    I love the way your Bobber looks now Enoch, but you must have bolted on as much cost as my entire bike is worth in lovely extras.

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    Opps I could not resist last year

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wookie_66 View Post



    Opps I could not resist last year
    Lovely! I had a ZX9R C1 when they first came out (1998); itís probably the best bike Iíve ever owned.

    The 600s were (are) great bikes too and yours looks way better than average!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave+63 View Post
    Lovely! I had a ZX9R C1 when they first came out (1998); itís probably the best bike Iíve ever owned.

    The 600s were (are) great bikes too and yours looks way better than average!
    Thanks, starting to age now but only just had its major service this year. I want to swap for a more upright bike but it's worth outways it's value.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweets View Post
    I love the way your Bobber looks now Enoch, but you must have bolted on as much cost as my entire bike is worth in lovely extras.
    Yeah Iíve put a few quid into it, but Iíve got all the standard parts, so the way I see it, is if I decide to move it on, Iíll refit, the stock parts, and sell on the aftermarket parts, and at least get some of my outlay back..👍👍

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    Cool Video


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    Last Photo before Roy and I quieten her down with a home-built silencer, made from Ebay-sourced perforated Stainless pipe and Stainless wire wool, which will fill the larger exhaust sections at the rear. I have experimented with some cheapo baffles, and it will do the job admirably.



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    Replaced the standard steel engine bolts with an aluminium probolt kit...

    Also fitted some new engine case and carb cover logos..








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    Kawasaki Zephyer 750 with a few changes.

    pic upload

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enoch View Post
    Replaced the standard steel engine bolts with an aluminium probolt kit...

    Also fitted some new engine case and carb cover logos..





    Liking the look of those bolts!
    Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geran View Post
    Kawasaki Zephyer 750 with a few changes.

    pic upload
    Nice, had a 650 B1 back in the day. Red with a Laser 4-1, lovely little bike!
    Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thewatchbloke View Post
    Ah I see, I wonder how they do that? I’m intrigued!
    This seems to be the popular solution, Duncan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldoakknives View Post
    Liking the look of those bolts!
    I weighed the bolts before and after just for fun......total saving 218g. Should make a massive difference to performance🤡🤡

    Titanium for stressed components next🤪🤪

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    This seems to be the popular solution, Duncan.
    Live and learn Rodders, live and learn

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    This seems to be the popular solution, Duncan.
    Saw a video on You Tube of some guys in India using that stuff to make the rims capable of going tubeless on an Enfield. Looked quite plausible.
    Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweets View Post
    Last Photo before Roy and I quieten her down with a home-built silencer, made from Ebay-sourced perforated Stainless pipe and Stainless wire wool, which will fill the larger exhaust sections at the rear. I have experimented with some cheapo baffles, and it will do the job admirably.



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    Love this.
    If I were being really, really, really picky, (just me soz!) I'd like to see a wee bit more patina....a few blemishes, and battlscars. Otherwise, it's a thing of loveliness. I'd be stoked to own something like that. Beautiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tifa View Post
    Love this.
    If I were being really, really, really picky, (just me soz!) I'd like to see a wee bit more patina....a few blemishes, and battlscars. Otherwise, it's a thing of loveliness. I'd be stoked to own something like that. Beautiful.
    Thanks, I am glad you like it. I took this photo when it was just finished, so no patina at that stage, but it is developing......
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    Sure looks nice^^
    It was at the classic motor hub in Bibury the other day before going on to the NEC.
    They had an original Rickman Metisse there, not the cleanest or nicest. But looked a good basis and they seemed keen to sell.
    Got me thinking!
    Then again, so did the row of 916ís at the show...

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    Quote Originally Posted by GOAT View Post
    Sure looks nice^^
    It was at the classic motor hub in Bibury the other day before going on to the NEC.
    They had an original Rickman Metisse there, not the cleanest or nicest. But looked a good basis and they seemed keen to sell.
    Got me thinking!
    Then again, so did the row of 916ís at the show...
    It was nice...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gyp View Post
    It was nice...
    I worked in a Ducati main dealer when these were current, they're a total joy to work on which is just as well cos they're high maintenance but also a load of fun to ride. A test ride in summer often lasted for longer than usual!

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    To spanner on bikes is such a joy, prefer this much more than working on cars, due to accessibility and more options and possibilities to be creative.
    Took a R80ST and transformed it "a bit":





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    Quote Originally Posted by bmwrover View Post
    To spanner on bikes is such a joy, prefer this much more than working on cars, due to accessibility and more options and possibilities to be creative.
    Took a R80ST and transformed it "a bit":
    That is a fantastic mod, very nicely understated - love it

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    Sorry, all about off road for me.

    First ride after a decat, replacement tail pipe, ecu flash and proper knobbly tyres.

    Rides smoother, grips in the mud, looks nice and sounds flipping awesome!

    Heated grips ordered after freezing my *** off today and a new wind shield on the way to. Mud care of Salisbury Plain.


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    Quote Originally Posted by electorn View Post
    Mud care of Salisbury Plain.
    I`ve always assumed Salisbury Plain was completely out of bounds due to all the military action (i have been to Imber when it was open, though) but after having a chat to another biker who goes there often on his trial bike it seems there`s plenty of trails you are allowed to ride on.
    Got any tips for riding routes?
    Is it just as simple as looking for the BOATS on a map and going for it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by electorn View Post
    Sorry, all about off road for me.

    First ride after a decat, replacement tail pipe, ecu flash and proper knobbly tyres.

    Rides smoother, grips in the mud, looks nice and sounds flipping awesome!

    Heated grips ordered after freezing my *** off today and a new wind shield on the way to. Mud care of Salisbury Plain.

    sounds like you had great fun

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    A few changes since I last posted including aluminium flyscreen and lower, darker seat.

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    I do love this thread, that triumph is looking great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt8500 View Post
    I do love this thread, that triumph is looking great!
    Thank you very much

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    Quote Originally Posted by E_2_Right-Force View Post
    I`ve always assumed Salisbury Plain was completely out of bounds due to all the military action (i have been to Imber when it was open, though) but after having a chat to another biker who goes there often on his trial bike it seems there`s plenty of trails you are allowed to ride on.
    Got any tips for riding routes?
    Is it just as simple as looking for the BOATS on a map and going for it?
    Its good to go with someone who knows the area really, but there are loads of byways. Just be careful, wardens are monitoring the place and there is a blanket 30mph speed limit on the main tracks.

    This is a useful link to find all the legal routes in Wiltshire, shame more councils aren't are like this:

    http://wiltscouncil.maps.arcgis.com/...9fd7dd49d89d22

    There were loads of 4x4's there this time as well.

    For a UK wide network check out the Trans Euro Trail website (seems to be down at the moment though).


    Quote Originally Posted by LRB255 View Post
    sounds like you had great fun
    It was worth the trip!

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    ^^Cheers, there`s this info,too;


    https://www.bywaymap.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lammylee View Post


    A few changes since I last posted including aluminium flyscreen and lower, darker seat.
    Beautiful work!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    Beautiful work!!!
    Thank you very much

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