Featured Tt600 Back On The Road.

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  1. English Bowman

    English Bowman Well-Known Member

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    I know it's not a Daytona, but it's an ancestor of the D600/650. I've owned my TT since 2001, and for the first 10 years of it's life I used it as all year round everyday transport, and then only rode it occasionally after getting a Sprint 1050 ST. 3 years ago I laid it up completely but this year I've decided to put it back on the road. So having replaced the rubbers on the IAC valve pipes, and a deep clean and polish including polishing the swinging arm to a mirror finish. (Thanks to a mate of mine.) It's ready, MOTed and running well, just in time to lay it up for the winter! It's going to be a sunny day only bike from now on. It might not be a future classic like the Daytona 900 / 1200 the 955s or the 675 but it's the only bike I've owned from new and in my opinion is a part of Triumph's history.

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  2. Ducatitotriumph

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    A credit to you sir! Enjoy (when it’s sunny!)!!
     
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  3. beerkat

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    I think you've got a rather fabulous looking bike there.
     
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  4. English Bowman

    English Bowman Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, next I've got to do the wheels, I'll get them shot blasted and recoated, then I'm thinking about having the rims polished to match the swinging arm. That and replacing the brake cables, and refurbishing the callipers, I'll repaint the black and polish the Triumph logo. Finally I'll paint and polish the heel plates, and maybe replace the footpegs with Oberon pegs. But that'll be to come, I'm happy with her as she is for the moment.
     
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  6. Mark9

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    Always liked the TT, yours looks great, nice one.
     
  7. learningtofly

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    What a beautiful bike - deserves to be pampered! :heart_eyes:
     
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    She looks stunning mate..Fair play to you:)
     
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  10. beerkat

    beerkat Senior Member

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    Your bike of course, so you do what you want, but l think that generally older bikes like this (she’s nearly 20) should be left as close to original as possible. Fitting braided lines is a good move and l guess foot pegs and rear sets can always be switched back (don’t lose the originals...it happens). But otherwise tidy it up but keep it original. Having bought and sold several 25+ yr old bikes, that’s what people want, including me. Just my opinion.
     
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  11. Ducatitotriumph

    Ducatitotriumph Senior Member
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    I polished the frame and swingarm on my zzr1100 and regretted it a month later.
    Constant autosol afterwards and looked ratty really quickly .
    I should have got it "sealed" somehow but I never did (it got written off by a car. Maybe the driver didn’t like it either?)
    Its hard work to keep looking good
     
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  12. English Bowman

    English Bowman Well-Known Member

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    I agree with you, and I've kept the removed pillion pegs, the seat hump is a Triumph original as is the tank pad. As for braided lines, the TT came with them as standard.
    So the only parts of it so far that are not either standard or Triumph aftermarket are the screen and the hugger. I fitted both of them when the bike was new. I still have the original screen and chain guard.
    Plus it has a set of CCM indicators which I fitted when I snapped one of the rears, and found that not only were the CCM ones better looking, but they had rubber stalks and I could buy a set of 4 for the price of one Triumph one.
    I do have a spare swinging arm which I'll get powder coated in the original colour.
    The guy that did the swinging arm wanted to cut down the rear mudguard and fit a tail tidy. I disagreed. I might try it if I pick up a cheap undertray, but I do want to keep the bike so that I can put it 100% back to standard should I choose. (The only bit that I can't change back is the indicators)
     
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  13. English Bowman

    English Bowman Well-Known Member

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    I was worried about this, but the guy that did it also has his bike polished. he puts hair lacquer onto the polished parts after cleaning them. He claims that it seals it, but cleans off when it goes yellow, so you clean it off and replace it every time you wash the bike. I only intend to take the TT out in the sun anyway, I've got the Sprint for the rest of the time.
     
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