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just thought I'd share...

started by wrapping the headers in exhaust wrap:

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then picked up a pair of open pipes off a wrecked bike:

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just finished painting the pipes:

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next up - cafe bars

wish list: cafe seat, upgrade suspension and brakes, possibly rearsets...

damn, this is getting as expensive as snowboarding!

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No oil under it ANYMORE...

had a few major oil leaks - but fixed under warranty (knock on wood)

The triples are very nice bikes. I bought this one because of the retro looks...going to look a lot more like it's '60s cousins by the time I'm done.

(plus I have to make it presentable for track days next year)

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Matt you changing the rims? Keep posting pics as you make updates, I'll be curious to see how Bonnie looks when she's done :p

Rim change looks like a difficult project. I have seen a couple of people who have used SV650 rims and suspension, and others who have used F3, but I am not a talented mechanic and that is beyond my capapbilities, so I'll have to think about it and probably end up paying someone to do it.

and Neil, I heart that bike :1luvu::1luvu:

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A MODERN English bike! No oil underneath it. The last Triumph I rode had the shifter on the left side, looks like they've made some real progress. the new triple is supposed to be very nice too.

Chris and Tex1230 -- reminds me why I believe the English do not build or design Computers.--- They can not figure out how to make them leak oil!

:lol: :lol:

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I strongly dislike header wrap on any bike. blecch. And those SV wheels just don't jive. Need spokers. Track duty does not preclude classic looks:

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I'd say all you need is some stiffer springs, good rubber, and clipons. And lose the saddlebags of course. Oh and a K&N and jet kit to go with the new silencers.

I'm assuming you're going for the CR look.

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I strongly dislike header wrap on any bike. blecch. And those SV wheels just don't jive. Need spokers. Track duty does not preclude classic looks:

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I'd say all you need is some stiffer springs, good rubber, and clipons. And lose the saddlebags of course. Oh and a K&N and jet kit to go with the new silencers.

I'm assuming you're going for the CR look.

Header wrap is a love it or hate it kind of thing...I love it...

The reason for the SV wheels or other non-spoked wheels is to give more freedom in the choice of tires. pretty limited with the tubes. I need to do more research on that though.

Clipons - Ace bars close enough - on the way next month.

Saddlebags - I need them for my commute. takes all of 5 minutes to pull them off. hate the look of the brackets while they're off but I don't want to pull the rear shocks every time I feel like taking off the bags.

Stiffer springs on the list...good excuse to add fork gaiters when I do them too.

K&N and rejet done when I changed the pipes.

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