2014 Triumph Thruxton

2014 Triumph Thruxton

A little bit of retro mixed with a lot of new technology and you have one sexy British piece of iron. Ordered brand new in February 2014.

 

Cosmetic Modifications:

  • BC Analog Motorcycles Fleda style tail light
  • BC Under tail pan
  • BC flat gauge panel w/key relocation
  • BC Rectifier relocation
  • BC Fork gators
  • Woodcraft 1.5″ raised Clip on bars
  • LED front turn signals
  • NewBonnie Air injection delete
  • Powder coated covers

Performance Modifications:

  • Tec 2 into 1 Tracker Exhaust
  • Re-Tuned ECU with Arrow Tune

BUILD LOG:

  • February 2014 – Ordered and received my 2014 Thruxton in black with gold stripes.  Delivered on Feb21. While I was waiting for the bike, I also ordered a TRON style tail  light and installed it. Looks amazing. Huge improvement over the stock rear fender. First of many mods,.
  • March 29, 2014 – Maiden voyage complete. Bike driven all the way to my house from my parent 😉 Sure its less then 1km, but it’s something
  • May 29, 2014 – Hit the magical 1000km mark and can now drive normally. Break-in procedure sucks.
  • June 3, 2014 – First service complete. Time to really go for a ride now 😉
  • July 9, 2015 – Got a quote to do the engine covers. Money allowing, they should be getting done this winter
  • August 19, 2015 – Had my 10K service completed at Sturges. Odo 9870km
  • September 29, 2015 – Took the Triumph for my M2 exit test, and passed!
  • November 28, 2015 – Dropped the bike off at the shop. In the coming weeks I will be going back and yanking off the silver engine covers etc so they can be powder coated this winter.
  • December 12, 2015 – With the help from Jeff, I have removed the covers from bike and got all the parts ready for the powder coating shop to do it’s thing. Plan is to drop the parts off early January and reinstall someone early spring in time for the riding season.
  • December 25, 2015 – Shannon bought me some Woodcraft clipons for Christmas. Looks like front end / controls are gonna be rebuilt this winter too!
  • December 27, 2015  – Ordered more front end parts (gauge panel, rectifier relocation, under seat pan, fork gators)
  • December 30, 2015 – Ordered a used pair of headlight brackets on the cheap. Figure I’d cut them to size and have them powder coated in January with the rest of my bits.
  • January 5, 2016 – Picked up my parts today. All look great other then the used parts. They are being shipped back as they are more damaged then the ad showed. Thankfully full refund.
  • January 6, 2016 – Ordered final part I need for my rebuild. LED Turn signals with smoked tubes should be here within the week.
  • January 11, 2016 – Dropped my parts off with Metal Works in Caledonia for powder coating. One step closer to putting it all back together.
  • January 20, 2016 – Apparently the bearings have to be removed for powder coating. So I picked up the cover for the clutch, heated it up and whacked on them till they popped out. Also, my turn signals came in!  Dropping the cover back off tomorrow so they can finish the coating.
  • January 25, 2016 – Covers are powder coated. Ordering replacement gaskets and bearings today
  • February 5, 2016 – Picked up the gaskets and bearings needed for the job. Spent some time and re-assembled the clutch cover. New bearings pressed in and greased ready to go. Just need a day to go to shop and get it all put back together.
  • February 19, 2016 – Couple hours at the shop and the bike is back together and looking awesome. Hopefully it still runs as it should after the disassembly/reassembly. Will know tomorrow
  • February 20, 2016 – Picked up the bike today and had a glorious ride home. 10+ degrees in February is the best! Once home, my helper Joe and I got the rear under-seat area cleaned up, new under-tail pan installed and my Analog 3T tail light re-installed.  Officially starting to go through the pile of collected parts to get them all installed! Hopefully be done and ready by time nice weather appear for good.
  • February 23,  2016 – Removed the top clamp from triple tree so that headlight tubes could be removed. Next, I took to Paul’s place and had 1.5″ chopped off. Finally they were dropped off at Metal Works for some more powder coating.
  • February 28, 2016 – Stripped the headlight bucket down a bit. Removed the stock front turn signals, removed the gauges/bezel and ignition. Then installed my new D9 flat gauge bracket with freshly relocated ignition switch.. Followed up by relocation of my rectifier using a British Customs bracket. Now I wait for the powder coater.
  • March 3, 2016 – Borrowed a bike jack from a friend, and installed my fork gators.
  • March 5, 2016 – Picked up a bar-end mirror to rip apart and use the guys to mount my OEM mirrors. After some tweaking and fabrication the mirror mounts perfect. Hope it stays solid once actually ridden. Time will tell.  Also painted the hose clamps for the gators and reinstalled them. Looks much better with them painted black
  • March 7, 2016 – Soldered up the new turn signals to the plugs needed to plug them into the factory harness. Should help make a super clean install.
  • March 8-20, 2016 – Spent some time tinkering each day getting the clipons on and front end all buttoned up. Bit of a pain in the ass, but finally got it nearly there. I need to repack the headlight bucket so it seals up better, and need to re-attach my mirrors. After that she’s finally ready to ride and I’m out of parts to install! After todays ride around the block I feel the progress finally being made.
  • March 21, 2016 – Both mirrors fully mounted and holding strong. Wont know for sure till its been on the road more then 10 minutes, but feel solid so far. Ready for spring ! (and an exhaust!)
  • April 15, 2016 – Weather final turned into spring, stickers bought and bike is on the road! 160km on day one.. Starting the season with 13,500km
  • July 6, 2016 – Small quirk with the bike as of late. Some sort of backfire/popping that isn’t normal happening during cold starts. Topped up the oil, adjusted the idle and throwing in a new pair of plugs tonight. Hoping it’s nothing serious or related to the AI injection removal. More work to undo it then I want to do. (new plugs installed @15,500)
  • July 7, 2016 – adjusted chain.
  • July 8, 2016 – ordered Tec tracker 2>1 exhaust system. Can’t wait!
  • July 17, 2016 – installed my Tec Tracker exhaust. Took a couple tries to route everything properly but I got it all together and it sounds pretty good. Remove the baffle – and it sounds pretty amazing! Hoping to get the tuning done on Saturday so can leave the baffle out and go full noise all the time.
  • July 23, 2016 – Took the bike into the dealer. Had the Arrow 2>1 tune flashed to my ECU. While I was there, they also noticed my throttle bodies were slightly out of alignment. Retune, and re-align and the old girl is good a new. Very happy. Sounds awesome! Odo @15,570km
  • July 28, 2016 – Quick update : tune seems to have fixed it! Bike has run amazing all week.
  • August 10, 2016 – Been 1000kms and still running awesome. Looks like throttle body alignment was the issue.
  • September 10, 2016 – Muffler ‘breaking in’. Starting to mellow out and have a nice deep sound to it. Such a beautiful bark when you crack the throttle.
  • November 25, 2016 – Gave up, put in the fuel stabilizer and put the bike to bed. Hoping for a warm day over the winter to properly detail the bike. Hate puting it away less then sparkling. Will hand detail on the next warmish day in the garage.
  • December 28, 2016 – ordered a pair or screws for my rear cowl to replace the one that is MIA and got prices on rear tires.
  • January 2, 2017 – Installed the new cowl screws and detailed the bike.
  • January 28, 2017 – Showed the bike to potential buyer
  • February 2, 2017 – Took deposit on the Thruxton and ordered new tires
  • February 4, 2017 – Bike paid for in full – Officially sold! Not being picked up till spring. New tires to be installed before he picks it up.
  • February 15, 2017 – New tires mounted/balanced and reinstalled onto the bike
  • April 2, 2017 – Bike has been picked up by the new owner and is officially gone. Gonna miss it!

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