Triumph street twin crash rebuild

  1. Ruffian Member

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    So not so much a welding job but thought some people would like to see it.

    2016 street twin, 3k miles on the clock.
    Cat n write off but picked it up for about 35% of retail price. I already had a few plans for it as soon as seeing it.

    So repairs to get it back on the road, replace handlebars and peg, and then got carried away with removing stuff. And more stuff. And then thought I think scrambler/flattracker would be a bit better. So got the vance and hines high exhaust and flat seat also, just awaiting the rear light to turn up to finalise the tail tidy and then strip for paint.
     
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  2. Tigman

    Tigman Forum Supporter

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    Nice looking bike !
     
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  3. frank horton

    frank horton V twins are great but 4"s rule.........

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    never liked Triumphs but ur's is comming along nicley.........needs to be bright red or yellow.......!!!!!!!!!

    have asked a friend to build me 1 of these......... Unknown-4.jpeg

    quite fancy that for Crete.......min lights and daytime running MOT....+ t/l shoe front brake....have to be electric start tho.......bad knees.........hahaha....
     
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  4. addjunkie

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    That new exhaust is rather nice. I need to make something like that for one of my triumph projects.....eventually
     
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  5. pedrobedro

    pedrobedro Man at Matalan

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    It looks like a cross between a Thruxton and a Scrambler now. What colour is it going to be ?
     
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  6. Ruffian Member

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    Due to them being discontinued down from £1000 to £400

    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https://www.ebay.co.uk/ulk/itm/192633385263

    They are really nicely made also with the carbon tip and removal baffle.

    At the moment I don't know, there is a few colour options, thinking either

    Vw oak green with silver or cream
    Orange and black or cream
    Black with gold,

    But getting some custom graphics/logos to go on it also so will stand out to every other one I hope. Also still got to make the front number plate/screen. To keep with the racer theme.
     
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  8. zeppelin builder

    zeppelin builder Member

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    Axtel norton very sucessfull
     
  9. pedrobedro

    pedrobedro Man at Matalan

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    We delivered a nice Gulf colours special edition Bonneville last year, they do lend themselves to a variety of colour schemes.
     
  10. Millentubby Member

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    Nice work!

    If you’re looking for things to make/fit then a sump bash guard is something to think about- I grounded my 2017 Bonnie T120 last weekend on a ridge between a sloping driveway and dropped kerb and snapped the side stand spring retainer peg clean off- had to tip the bike on its side to drill/extract the thread!

    If your Street Twin is anything like my T120 then you’re gonna love it!
     
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  11. Migmac

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    Nice project, matt black with orange would look stunning
     
  12. Ruffian Member

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    So a bit more of late,
    Did the rear indicators and ordered rear light.
    Ready to make the tail tidy.

    Also mounted the screen brackets but didn't buy the triumph screen as silly money.

    So cad came out (cardboard aided design) as wan Ted a bit more of a number board style design.

    I think the final colour decision has also been decided with green and silver.
     
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  13. Ruffian Member

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    So haven't updated this for a while.

    Recently recieved the tins back from my painter. So just straightening the fork to go then in for mot.
     
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  14. stuvy

    stuvy Member

    Looking good mate the new trumpets have come along way now I love there new xc800 tiger
     
  15. Greg05 Member

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    was this a copart purchase?
     
  16. Ruffian Member

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    Yes it did come from them.
     
  17. Greg05 Member

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    good to know, all the auctions ive ever watched have ended up costing far too much for the condition they were in... looks like i just need to look harder
     
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  18. Ruffian Member

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    We end up buying 4-5 vehicles a month. Various vag group cars to repair and vans to run on fleet. But it is luck of the draw.

    Go back a couple of years and everything was 25% cheaper at least as not so many people doing it. But now prices have gone up so much sometimes it's not worth it.

    Time of year does play a lot into the prices as does the exchange rate as lots do go to eastern Europe.

    But the one we try to do is buy 3/4 of the same vehicle and use one to repair the others. This way can donor one to make the repair costs cheaper for the others.

    Ie my new car
    2012 ibiza tsi 1.2 turbo (top)

    Repaired with parts from this one 2011 tfsi
    (This is what's left of it, all parts removed for next couple coming in)
     
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  19. Greg05 Member

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    smart way to do it, and thats a plan for future years... when space allows. will have to stick to only rebuilding motorbikes for the time being until a house move... which isnt a bad thing really.
    yeah i looked on there about 5 years ago and everything was soo much cheaper, word of mouth is bad at times.
    do you have another thread on the seat?
     
  20. Ruffian Member

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    Nope nothing on the seat as they are pretty much just bolt on swaps,
    No welding or pulling needed on that one. Was just remove all damaged stuff and bolt on the front end from the other one.

    A straight one is between 3500-4500.
    This one stands me in sub 2k.
    So can drive it for 3 years and not worry at all then was contemplating turning it into a cheap track car.

    1.2 turbo tsi, already tweaked (decat and remap) has taken it from 105bhp to around 130bhp. Is a chuckle through the lanes.
     
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