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Re: Thruxtons

Postby Perkles » 29 May 2020, 19:00

Kwacky wrote:I really liked these at the NEC

https://www.fanticmotoruk.com/new/bike/ ... mbler.aspx

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Re: Thruxtons

Postby StMarks » 29 May 2020, 19:48

duke63 wrote:There is a lot to be said for a bike that you can ride hard on the road without ending up in prison..or in a hedge.

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Totally agree mate. (nod)

:? Also there must be a great many varients.? :^

Imho that's ^ a nice looking spec', with the USD forks & twin Brembos whilst not too "bitty". However I do like the tail on the one you've found in Sydney, but the rest looks somehow lardy, & the spec' doesn't look to compete.?
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Re: Thruxtons

Postby duke63 » 29 May 2020, 20:10

They have been a round for a few years now and have evolved a lot over those years.

2016 was when they became more modern than retro.

https://www.autoevolution.com/moto/triumph/thruxton-1/
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Re: Thruxtons

Postby D6 » 18 Aug 2020, 13:22

I think I prefer the speed twin. But the Thruxton is nice too. I just find all the classics small.
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Re: Thruxtons

Postby kiwikrasher » 19 Nov 2020, 11:57

I keep flip flopping.. I'm back on the 'I might buy one' train again. One in Sydney has come up (2010 900cc, I like the older style) with 1,600 km on it!!!! (shocked) old bloke that takes it out a couple of times a year.

Has an arrow 2 in 1 on it already and he's asking reasonable money. Needs a tail tidy.

I've had a few emails back and forth and he seems a pretty stand up bloke. If it's still there I'm going to at least go look at it with cash in my pocket. If I get it, I'll shift the GB asap. Still have 3 guys pestering me about it, but can't do anything while I'm away.

Might be like the GB and I get sick of it in a few years, but it's an itch I wanna scratch, so feck it.

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Re: Thruxtons

Postby duke63 » 19 Nov 2020, 12:08

Have a look at this site. Its based in the UK but they make some cracking parts for the Triumph parallel twins ( and RE as well).

The owner makes quite a few vidoes of whqt he does and how they work, all on you tube. I love watching his videos as its about messing with bikes and improving them which is becoming ever harder to do with the very latest models.

https://www.tecbikeparts.com/#
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Re: Thruxtons

Postby duke63 » 19 Nov 2020, 12:09

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHQETR ... 1G_beFrkxQ

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Re: Thruxtons

Postby Monty » 19 Nov 2020, 12:49

WIBBLE!!!

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Re: Thruxtons

Postby kiwikrasher » 20 Nov 2020, 11:21

Had a phone chat with the guy, 65 year old that bought it off his 68 year old mate as a favour. His mate bought it as he was getting his licence but scared himself on a smaller bike learning and never rode it as he bailed on getting his full licence.

Johan (current owner) has 5 other bikes and has only ridden this enough to keep the engine seals from drying out :D

He has one guy that got in before me and is looking at it tomorrow. If he doesn't buy it on the spot, we've agreed I can put a deposit down and he'll hold it for me. It's the model/bike I've been after and I'll not find another one in practically brand new condition, so worth the punt I feel.

He said if I miss out on it, he has a Speed triple he's selling too (lol)
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Re: Thruxtons

Postby Kwacky » 20 Nov 2020, 11:22

Get photos of the triple
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Re: Thruxtons

Postby kiwikrasher » 21 Nov 2020, 11:39

Kwacky wrote:Get photos of the triple


I asked, but nothing through yet

The guy that looked at it was keen but tried to haggle far too low. So he told him he had another person keen (me) and the guy thought he was making it up (lol) So I've been told that guy has lost his chance and it's my bite of the cherry now. So just sorting out getting a deposit to him.

Might be new bike day when I get back!

Anyone want a GB400TT?
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Re: Thruxtons

Postby duke63 » 21 Nov 2020, 13:41

No but I will take the Thruxton :D

Hope everything falls into place and the deal happens..
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Re: Thruxtons

Postby kiwikrasher » 22 Nov 2020, 12:12

duke63 wrote:No but I will take the Thruxton :D

Hope everything falls into place and the deal happens..


Not happening, I asked for some close up pics and of any defects and the bike isn't as it first appeared. I'll post them up a bit later. He lives coastal and it's taken its toll. Plus there is heavy grazing to a engine cover and a scratch/dent in the arrow

I'm now thinking maybe I should spend a bit more and go the modern 1200R :?

https://www.bikesales.com.au/bikes/details/triumph-thruxton-1200-r-2017/oag-ad-19162931/
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Re: Thruxtons

Postby kiwikrasher » 22 Nov 2020, 13:42

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And he’s just informed me he’s found a dent in the tank.

Yeah...... nah thanks.
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Re: Thruxtons

Postby duke63 » 22 Nov 2020, 14:15

If you can run to it, go with the newer bike.

That looks anything but immaculate
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Re: Thruxtons

Postby Kwacky » 22 Nov 2020, 14:24

Looks like a D6 minter (lol)
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Re: Thruxtons

Postby kiwikrasher » 22 Nov 2020, 14:36

duke63 wrote:If you can run to it, go with the newer bike.

That looks anything but immaculate


My thoughts exactly.

Financially I could go the 1200R, but whether I should is a moral dilemma. But boy it sure is pretty (h) (nod)
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Re: Thruxtons

Postby Jack » 22 Nov 2020, 14:41

of course you should , you only live once and it's short , don't end up regretting not doing it .
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Re: Thruxtons

Postby Monty » 22 Nov 2020, 15:51

Do it, if you run out of money later just sell a child.
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Re: Thruxtons

Postby kiwikrasher » 22 Nov 2020, 21:22

https://www.bikesales.com.au/bikes/details/triumph-thruxton-1200-r-2017/sse-ad-6787964/

Lower kms and a few grand cheaper as it's a private sale

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Now I've been looking at 1200R's all night the 900's look like a POS (lol) (lol) (lol)
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