another perfectly good motorcycle ruined.......

Friday, 23 May 2014

where is the what if the what is why?










ey up, got the triumph back from nige. here's some blurry pictures of the exhaust that he's made up for us. full stainless/inox, we talked through what i wanted for the bike, he wanted to run the header pipes at the same angle as the frame rails, i didn't, [the reason being i want to change the stock f'ugly oil cooler for a more period 'mocal' type seven-row item, if i hadn't changed the angle i wouldn't have had the room to fit it, [it will all make sense when it's fitted i promise....] anyhoo, take in the faultless workmanship, race style spring fasteners and the 'lobsterback' moto gp type can, totally at odd's with the rest of the bike but just oh so cheeky. i wanted the left-hand pipe sneaking through the gap between the engine and cradle frame, didn't think it was possible in reality but i reckon nige has nailed it, got my abbreviated front mudguard back off the painter too, new shocks mounted and base settings sorted, 13 pre-load settings and multi-adjustable damping to sort, that just leaves the keihin carbs to nail on, set up, re-jet and oh yeah, the simple job of mounting and splicing the new speedo into the wiring loom and i reckon i should be riding by august........