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Based on a Street Triple. I ordered this in August of 2009, after falling in love with them following a painful getoff chasing my dad on the shop demo. I knew it had to be one colour, roulette green, after seeing the concept art for them. Originally the idea was to get the Arrow 3-1 titanium exhaust, the seat cowl, flyscreen, bellypan and bar end mirrors and call it a day. Ha! Ha! For laughing.

Next thing I know I'm riding away on it, nervous as a choirboy in a brothel. My first ever mod was a bicycle bell (that now doubles as my hotgrip controller mount). Then at a track day I put tape over both headlights, and they cracked when they cooled down. Bugger! sez I, and I promptly whacked them off and fit some projector spots originally intended for a car. They were fine for a fortnight, then they cracked. I liked wheelies, they didn't, something had to go. And so I slapped on a wave headlight, which looked great from the cockpit (I love looking down and only seeing gauges) but didn't get too many favourable impressions from the plebs.

Then the opportunity came to gut a pair of American headlights, swap the glass over and go back to using the stock headlights. Desperately wanting a decent light output I went for it, and after a marathon weekend of cutting, filing and heating up/prying, I managed the swap. Hurrah!

But the arse end wasn't left alone, oh no. I had gotten to know a custom exhaust manufacturer quite well, and put it to him to do me a Daytona 675 replica subframe with a custom 1-3 endcan. After being promised two weeks, I waited a week, had the bike picked up, and one month to the day after waving goodbye I got her back, just needing a battery box and a coolant reservoir to get 'er rideable. One week before a big bike show.

Being the fool I am, I tackled the problem head-on. A fibreglass panel was made up, then cut into the correct shape and fibreglassed together. That took four days of hacking, and then Thursday night was the big one. I had to find a way of making the coolant reservoir fit, not look like arse, and work. I retired at 1:30am, told someone on the pleb chat that I loved modifying motorcycles, and hit the hay.

Waking at 6am for some final tweaks, I rode to work on Friday morning, brimming with joy and trepidation at my ziptied battery box. Things were looking swell, so I went to the hardware store and bought some satin black paint for the subframe and the boy racer shop for some heatproofing materiel. So excited was I that I took a small detour around my neighbourhood, at least until a stray wire from the alarm plug got caught on the new exhaust header and melted, blowing my ignition fuse.

So there I am, 6:30 with light fading, on the wrong side of a river and about half an hour's walk from home. Using the trusty 5mm allen key ("the only tool you'll ever need for your Triumph!" according to my boss) I tried to take off the tank to get to the fuses. Except that the exhaust guys had taken off my tank for some reason, and the bolts that hold it on at the front were replaced with 10mm hex heads. Okay, time to go home. Half an hour later, I pick up an extension, a ratchet and a 10mm socket and wander back.

By this time it's dark, about 8:30pm, and I realise my mistake. In order to get the fuses out of your Street Triple, you require either pliers, inhumanly thin and inhumanly strong fingers, or dark magic. Or half an hour of swearing and trying to use your keys to lever the offending fuse out, then another twenty minutes getting the spare out. Bike fires up, I'm happy, home I go. 9:45 I'm fed and with a beer by my side, and I'm taking my bike to pieces. The deadline for getting my bike in the show has been and gone but damnit, I'll squeeze in!

By 11:30pm the subby has been taken to pieces and sandpapered, degreased and primered. For the next two hours I'll dash out to the garage and lay down three coats of satin paint, leaving the subby hanging from the roof, enclosed in a large cardboard box, with my sister's oil heater turning it into a truly ghetto fabulous painting booth. At 1:30 I drop dead, truly shagged by two stupidly long days.

And again up at 6am! Clean the bike, refit the subframe, refit the exhaust, reziptie the batterybox, polish the bike, light up the rear wheel as I'm leaving the driveway and make my way to the show. At 12:30pm I'm convincing the organiser to let me slide my bike onto the shop's stand. Home by 3pm, and fall asleep because tomorrow I'm working the stand.

Since then bugger all has happened to the bike. New tyres, front pads and fluid and that's about it. Now some vids/pics to keep you all happy.




All taken today.



With the projectors on it.











With the wave lamp and custom pipes.

Progress will be slow, I'm saving up for a trip away on the bike this summer. If and when stuff happens I'll post it up.
 

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The idea for the wave was to raise it up by about two inches and bring it back by an inch, make up a new bracket to hold the gauges and light, then make a mask with a mouth hole for the ram air intake. Ah well, next year.
 

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I fucking love the pipes. I have a soft spot for muffler per cylinder real bad.

And thanks for the shout out man. I really appreciate that. It makes it worth it for me, it really does. Thanks again.
You DW, you D good W, and you D good W regularly, and I gotta respect that.
 

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Thanks Jay I completely forgot about you and your build when I printed out that sheet of inspirations, your bike has most definitely inspired me!
 

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So I'm pretty limited in terms of space at camp, but I did get a chance to have a play with some tools last week (cos I'd finished all my shit at polytec) and so I decided to bust out some heel guards. Pretty proud of them, cost me $30NZ in paint and prep materials and all done by hand.






Don't have final paint and fitted pictures cos it's pissing down outside, but I'll put 'em up when I do.

PS: a pic of my mate fast asleep at 3:30am on a thursday... Four hours later we handed him a rifle. He was still pissed, natch.

 

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The Importance Of Stainless Fasteners, A Trivial Matter For Serious People.



Zinc plated v stainless? No competition. In other news, gonna get it powdercoated when I get around to it. BTW full tail swap (again) in about a week. Wheeeee!
 

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Alright! Lots of work done last week but no time to write it up til now. So here we go.

Started out 1/10/10 looking like this

Then I packed her up for the 400km ride down

Next day dawned... After I'd been on the road for an hour. Waiting at the ferry terminal...

The couple on the Sprint ahead of me made me laugh, proved to me that you don't need a tourer to go touring, a streetfighter (albeit stock) will do! :shocker:

Saw this and thought of Phoebe

As we neared the South Island I started to get a gauge on the weather... Lookin' good!

Funny little island in the middle of this bay

Halfway home I met up with my dad and a few riding buddies from when I lived down here, was good to see the new bikes and catch up on the bullshit

Check out the dualsport rear tyre... Yeah Rick takes his Bonnie offroad.

The group who met up with me, plus one guy I knew who we happened to come across. That's my dad, hard right, pretending like he's hard with a fully blacked out helmet.

Chilling at a gas stop just before we got into town, the silver SV1000 and Guzzi belong to Seona. The Guzzi is the one that messed up my numberplate (and my head) halfway through December last year, she rebuilt it after the accident and is now selling the SV to keep the Guzzi.

Finally home, set up in the garage, time to DW!

A few parts need to go on...

So a few parts needed to fall off.

Tail looks almost like Steve Morton's MT01 when it's stripped back. Maybe a nice naked subby for the next incarnation?

My jukebox and the reason I postwhored the fuck out of the forum last week!

Stripped all the way down... Again

Mocked up a bobber for shits and gigs, might look better with clipons

And with the tank off so I can rewire the indicators

Polished up a few bolts, just cos I could and it looks sexier


G-H-E-T-T-O-F-A-B

But, result!
 

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One of my jobs was to fit up some new indicators, so I mocked up a few options



No prizes for what one I went for. And now my favourite job in any build, fucking painting. Last paintjob (you may remember) was done after and before work over 2 days, I pulled a couple of 1-2am finishes with 5-6am starts to get it sorted for a bike show. Gotta fix those mistakes...

Once that bastard was sanded I needed to make up some brackets for my indicators.

Drilled out to suit

Test fitting

Fitted the lower support, notching the bracket to get around a bend in the OTHER bracket.

Then my brain went fizz! and I realised I could put my indicator bracket BEHIND my other bracket.

Angled properly

And more ghettofab bending


Testfitting

And once they were trimmed to fit, paint time!

Lookin' sexy

Now my last battery box was an ugly horrible fibreglass thing, so I decided to have a proper one made up out of 1mm stainless. Enter mockup CF.com batree.

This'll do!

Pretty tight but barely visible, that's what we're after.

Time to get the numberplate mounted. On hinges because I don't know what angle it'll need to be at. Ahem.

That, plus this

Equals this

Of course not everything goes smoothly. Like the fact that the metalworkers couldn't do my battery box til I was out of town. Fuck. Oh well, more ghettofab shit. Pop rivet gun and a few bits of cheap galv to the rescue!

BTW, cutting in a straight line with a cheap hacksaw is a PITA.

That's the base plate cut and bent to shape, now for the supports

Fits alright!
 

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Few rivets and we'll be in business.

Fucking sorted.

By now my brackets were painted so I fitted them up and wired the indicators together

While I was fucking around I noticed this. Mounting tab for this sensor had been broken off at the last service, superglued back together and the sensor left loose. Not fucking happy. Emailed the guys and they offered to plasticweld the airbox back together and gave me $200 store credit as an apology. Who knew good guys were still in business?

Anyway, more bracket business. On the left, my original shitty fibreglass indicator brackets. On the right, the start of my new one.

Much nicer

Unfortunately my temporary battery box let the electrics touch the exhaust link. Not so good. So I figured this was skully's way of telling me to wrap my pipes. Just did the link for now, more to follow when I get a full system :D

Starting to come together! Fucking well took me long enough.

Wanted to do something sexier but wound up using my old reservoir from the last time I used this tail.

Almost there...

FUCKING FINISHED!

And now the photo shoot.



Road closed due to earthquake repairs.

Sign reads: IF YOU DON'T LIVE HERE KEEP OUT

More earthquake damage



So that was my week. What'd you guys do?
 

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Yup, props to flint. He took some pretty vague parameters and some pretty crappy drawings and made something incredibly sexy for an incredibly good price. Less than a set of fatbars from Triumph wtf?
 

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This is why I'm glad Flint's doing my bars for me, and why I'll be sending him any more machining work in the future.

Flint said:
Good news is I made some risers today. The bad news is I didn't like how they looked so I pitched them. Attempt number two will commence next week
 

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Nice Work!!!!!

Looks Great.

You know if you dont like that big battery and box i recommend looking into a MOTYbattery.
They are awesome and super small.
Thanks for the tip, if I hadn't just paid $130NZ for a stainless battery box made to spec I'd go for one. 3 weeks til the next update, and til I get my bike back!
 

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headed to the post office now. we still gotta figure out a good mount for your gauges, but I figured I would send the bars now
Yeah the gauges I think I have on lock, I nicked some scrap from work to fuck about with.
 

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NO DICE... I have a little tent by the mailbox and the mailman says next time I ask him if they're here yet he'll call the cops... Who knew mailmen got so antsy if you bring them breakfast in bed?
 
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