Featured My First Triumph (st 1050 Salvage)

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  1. Mrgamer

    Mrgamer Well-Known Member

    Nov 12, 2018
    #1 Mrgamer, Nov 14, 2018
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2019
    Post Updated 11/03/2019

    Hi all I've recently bought a salvage ST 1050(08) and plan to fix her up and put her back in the road, it has extensive damage to the forks and fairings.The damage is mostly on the r/h side but I'm sure I'll find more as I go.I'm not a mechanic but have good imagination and done similar projects in the past this will be my new work horse.
    I'll keep updating the cost of the project

    Projected budget is £1400.

    Spent so far:
    Bike £1100 (delivered)
    Forks pair £100 (from a 2010 model)
    Front break lever £10
    Foot rest £14
    Plastic filler epoxy and mesh £14
    Small pot of paint £5.50

    First stage will be removing the fairings and replacing the forks hopefully this weekend.Might get rid of the panniers as they are no use to me(central London riding :/).
    Please any advice will be appreciated :).





    ********************* Update 1 *********************
    Old forks out,new forks from a 2010 model in,the front axle is bent :( new one on the way.
    Changed the rider side foot peg(generic Honda) and front break lever.Unbent the rear break pedal so all good.
    Next need to investigate the rear axle as the wheel looks out of alignment xD.
    The weather was awful and had no jack so tied the bike to a tree ;), worked like a treat and plenty of space to remove the forks. going well ish so far.
    More updates next week.



    *********************** Update 2 ************************

    After some work on the rear and front indicators and a patchy paintwork repair bike is now full road legal :).No problems on MOT and sorted the engine management light.
    Now what is left is to do a proper repair on the right hand side fairing but the temporary fix ain't bad.
    I can now save money and commute.

    Total cost so far including MOT and V62 fee £1305 still under budget :)
    Need to get a chrome trim bit and in the future a new windscreen.



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  2. Bad Billy

    Bad Billy Baddest Member

    Jun 1, 2017
    Southern Softyville
    Good luck with the project, hopefully no unwanted surprises when you start to take it apart.
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  3. Yorkshireman

    Yorkshireman Crème de la Crème

    Dec 12, 2015
    Hi and welcome to the forum. From those pics the bike doesn’t look too bad and hopefully it’ll be an easy fix. Personally I’d try to locate a right side pannier cos even tho you may not use them in London the resale on the bike will be better(one day) with them on. I’d also have a very close look at the front wheel, if the bike has had enough of a hit to bend the forks there could well be some damage to the wheel. Good luck getting it done in the projected budget.
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  4. thebiglad

    thebiglad Old fart, still riding !

    Sep 25, 2013
    Central France
    Hi there Mrgamer and welcome in to the Triumph Asylum - Nursie will be round soon with your 'meds' !!!!
    Any advice appreciated? Well, if you have any need to remove the fuel tank, may I suggest you change the plugs, the fuel and air filters plus check the vacuum pipes on the IACV at the same time.

    The tank is a bit of a bugger to get off, so I usually do everything that might be needed in the foreseeable future at the same time.
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  5. Mrgamer

    Mrgamer Well-Known Member

    Nov 12, 2018
    Thanks everyone :), looking forward to doing this.
    In terms of interchangeably of parts witch age and models can I use?
  6. Sprinter

    Sprinter Kinigit

    Aug 17, 2014
  7. Wessa

    Wessa Cruising

    Apr 27, 2016
    North West England
    Hi and welcome, good luck....
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  8. David Cooper

    David Cooper Triumph Rocketeer.

    Hello and welcome to the forum Mrgamer

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  9. Blacktruck

    Blacktruck Member

    Aug 19, 2018
    Texarkana, TX
    Welcome sir and good luck with your project. It will be a good looking bike when you are done.
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  10. Mrgamer

    Mrgamer Well-Known Member

    Nov 12, 2018
    See original post :)
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