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starwolf
05-14-2012, 1:52 PM
So after refitting the swingarm, much cussing, finagling, many a busted knuckle,and a bit of head scratching over wiring, here's what the T150T looks like now. I still need to get some fresh rubber under her, and find a stock steering dampener. I know ya'll love pix so here's some of this scrappy beast, I know its ratty and nasty, it will be alot nicer when i can afford a hardtail that will fit it proper

http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/179732_379655782080024_100001068176160_1031333_106 2798426_n.jpg

cHiCoD
05-14-2012, 1:59 PM
looks mean!
thats gonna be a screamer.

...oh...and you might want to get a metal milk crate for it..:D:D
j/k

ricki
05-14-2012, 2:08 PM
Nice! Got a side view? want to check out that kick pedal.

starwolf
05-14-2012, 5:01 PM
http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/s320x320/574962_379773198734949_100001068176160_1031510_244 849122_n.jpg
http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/s320x320/389767_379773425401593_100001068176160_1031511_148 1560098_n.jpg
http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/s320x320/559557_379773808734888_100001068176160_1031513_205 4742264_n.jpg
*I will note that the solo bag is more paralell to the shock than in this pic. 16" handlebars makes it quiet the beast to turn without the steering dampener in. A handicap parking sign can be used for a seat pan. And its hard to wipe the grin from my chin !
**Oh .. and I have a 6x6 center stand,....... the milk crate is to sit on, so you don't have to sit on the ground while wrenching :D

ricki
05-14-2012, 5:37 PM
Bad ass ! Dig the look of that style front brake..(scoop).
You must have the patience of a saint to take on a Trident !! :cheersmate:

starwolf
05-15-2012, 12:21 AM
Bad ass ! Dig the look of that style front brake..(scoop).
You must have the patience of a saint to take on a Trident !! :cheersmate:
Over 2 damned years in the works, had a hardtail on it when I got it, which I loved the way it looked, but it threw the back tire out by nearly 2". I decided that was just unacceptable and put the swingarm back on, oddly its perfectly centered now. Ordering parts is a pain in the ass too, not many suppliers here in the US for Triple parts, nearly nothing interchanges, The clutch set up used(from the factory) is like from a mini cooper, not like other triumph clutches. This clutch is about like trying to balance the entire bike on a razor blades edge. I haven't done anything extravagant like an engine rebuild as that will likely be in the 4-5k range. To be honest, I had no idea in hell what I was getting myself into, but no regrets. The wail of that triple is a sound like no other bike in OKC. I'll get some closer up shots of my shitty Sharpie tank work in a day er two.