Featured First Bike, First Love - The Triumph Thruxton 900 Efi Journey

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  1. Mototherapy

    Mototherapy Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2020
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    Good evening everyone,

    i am the proud owner of a Triumph Thruxton 900 for some years now, which also happens to be my very first bike. It was love on the first sight and i still enjoy this bike to the fullest.
    With absolutely no experience in working on motorcycles and no idea about all the different tools i thought about changing some parts myself and so the journey began.
    With the help of the internet and lot different people a hobby became a passion for life and fell in love again, but this time in working on my bike. :)

    During the last years, i tried out many things and made a ton of pictures (especially at the beginning, because i was so proud about every single change i made myself). Don't worry, i won't post them all (would take way too much time ;) )

    So here is a picture of when i bought her:
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    And some pictures of a recent ride
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    Although i really like the current look, i am still not satisfied and therefore decided to try out something completly new. Today i ordered this aluminium fairing from "Omegaracer"https://www.omegaracer.com/parts_store/prod_6318409-Triumph-Aluminium-Fairing-Thruxton.html and adjustable clip ons from abm. (good bye my saved money) I want to create a more classic racer looking bike, with the original phantom black paint and polished aluminium fairing. Pretty sure this will look quite nice :)

    So, yeah. Now all i can do is wait for the parts, which is without a doubt god damn hard. Well, i will let you know when everything is installed and i am looking forward to your opinion

    Cheers and have a nice sunday evening

    PS: Please excuse my english. I from Austria and although i understand everything, writing in english is not one my strenghts ;)
     
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  2. joe mc donald

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    Welcome to the family. Great intro and smart looking steed there. You just keep on with the picture and stories. We are going no where so are all ears. The steed will go down well here in the asylum as black is one of the favourite colours.
    Joe
     
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  3. Dawsy

    Dawsy Cumbrian half-wit
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    Welcome Mototherapy. Lovely bike and don't worry about your English writing, it is far better than most people on here:grinning:
     
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  4. steve lovatt

    steve lovatt Something else
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    Welcome to the forum :cool:
    Great looking bike.
    Looking forward to seeing your improvements in the near future!
     
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  5. Sandi T

    Sandi T It's ride o'clock somewhere!
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    Greetings, Mototherapy, and welcome to the forum! Thanks for sharing your story about not only loving to ride but now also loving to work on your bike. Perhaps you'll be a good influence on me for the latter activity. ;):joy: Love the photos! Please continue to share with us about your work on your beautiful bike. What year is it, by the way? My first Triumph was a black Thruxton 900 and, although I no longer that bike, I still love them! :)
     
  6. OsteKuste

    OsteKuste Intergalactic Warlord
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    Welcome, and great looking bike! As we all can attest, they are never really finished. That is part of the joy most of us here get from our bikes, making them our own. Thank you for sharing your journey.
     
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  7. Golgotha

    Golgotha That Guy
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    Sweet ride, cous'. Good on ya!
     
  8. Mototherapy

    Mototherapy Well-Known Member

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    #8 Mototherapy, Mar 16, 2021
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2021
    Thank you so much for your kind replies. Very much appreciated!
    The Thruxton is from 2013 and therefore a fuel injected version. :) Over the years i tried out many different styles until i finally made the decision to go for a real classic looking bike.
    Here a version with clip ons. Best looking, but also a huge burden on my back...
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    And here a version with a high handlebar...more comfortable, but it just did not suit the character of the Thruxton
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    Then i went for a clubman handlebar upside down. Wider than original and way better for the back. At this time, i also had led turn signals. Looking good, really bright...But they also had to go :)
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    Too be honest, i thought about selling the Thrux a lot of times for several reasons over the years. One is because I got really interested in the new Bonnis (or the old ones from 1968), the other because of my back.
    But in the end, i just could not do it. It's my first bike, got me through tough times and has its own history by now :) So one thing is for sure. This black beauty stays with me until the bitter end
     
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  9. Mototherapy

    Mototherapy Well-Known Member

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    First step on my way to achieve the much longed for classic racer biker look.
    The handlebar (Clip ons from ABM) had arrived this week and i managed to mount them yesterday. Still waiting for the triple tree from the carb. Thruxton and the fairing of course. The fender is also under construction cause of a broken plate holder.
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    Unfortunately the inner diameter of the clip ons is way smaller than usuall and now, my bar end mirror won't fit of course. That is a little bit annoying too be honest.

    Cheers from Austria
     
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  10. Russell Stroup

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  11. johne

    johne Senior Member

    Welcome mate. I am looking to sell my 900 Thruxty, as it doesn't get used as much as my other bikes and I fancy getting a 1200, but then I ride it again and I wonder why the hell do I want to sell it.
     
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