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    Triumph 900 build

    Hi everyone

    I'm new to this forum and new to cafe racers.....

    I've built a few bikes over the years, having just finished this Panigale special.....

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    Now I'm going to try a cafe racer....so I've bought a 1992 triumph trophy 900....

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    I've chosen the triumph 900 because it's got a bit of go, is modern enough not to be always breaking down and also I like the look of the spine frame...I've been riding it round and it's actually a really fun bike - but the suspension and brakes are woeful...so my main objective is to actually see if we can make it handle and stop and shed some major weight.

    I'm going to keep the build fluid, chunking it up in to discrete phases and not really planning too far ahead......

    Phase 1 of the build; the rolling chassis;

    • 675 Daytona Wheels and discs. Scrubbed track day tyres.
    • 675 Daytona Showa forks, yokes and handlebar
    • Triumph 1050 Rear shock


    Phase 2 will be Brakes and clutch

    Phase 3 will be Subframe, Seat and Tank and front mudguard

    Phase 4 will be Airbox and all the other odd jobs

    Going to keep the swing arm, clocks, headlight, footpegs etc as they look retro cool

    Wish me luck.....
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    First job, let's get it in the workshop......

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    That's a pretty nice Panigale you built there, that's every bit as nice as the one Ducati builds

    Welcome to the site KTMboy with really nice clean organized & heated workshop somewhere in the world that has funny power outlets and really big license plates.

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    Normal sockets and proper plates. Welcome.

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    NICE SHOP!!!
    I'll bring he beer.
    Always make the best of what you have!
    Proud to have Served

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    Quote Originally Posted by LarsBud View Post
    NICE SHOP!!!
    I'll bring he beer.
    Are you kidding? That shop is way to clean and orderly. Sign of a sick mind, I'd be looking for bodies out back.
    bmartin and kerosene like this.
    If you can't pick it back up, don't ride it.

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    Large screen TV in the shop... That's man cave technology..lol
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    First problem: the shop is too clean.

    You have a very good donor bike, and I think you also have a good game plan.

    Let the fun begin...

    Ohlins make a nice swap-out monoshock for the triples.

    You can easily make it a 1200 with off-the-shelf bits (or good salvage bits)

    I forget which model gives you a straight cam swap for more oomph? I think they even span a range of years; easy to research.

    Bodywork options abound.

    Please consider British Racing Green paint (or perhaps retro Manx livery).
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    Cool

    Quote Originally Posted by TrialsRider View Post
    That's a pretty nice Panigale you built there, that's every bit as nice as the one Ducati builds
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    Hey I sense some sarcasm there.......

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    It's started......well the disassembly at least......no going back now.....

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