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My Triumph Speed Triple.
« on: August 12, 2008, 04:47:28 PM »
Picked up the frame and misc parts from the powder coater Sunday.

Body work is at the paint shop still.

Time to start putting it back together.

Pictures were taken at 10:00PM in my garage so not the best lighting. (and my stained orange floor does not help the colors)




Frame/subframe and wheels are a champaign gold. Everything else is a textured black.










Motor all freshly painted and ready to go back together. (not the best picture)








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Re: My Triumph Speed Triple.
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2008, 05:01:51 PM »
cole, thats gonna look great. 

once its back together and you have spent some time with it I want your riding impressions.  I keep thinking of trading the R11S for one.

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Re: My Triumph Speed Triple.
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2008, 05:01:51 PM »

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Re: My Triumph Speed Triple.
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2008, 05:11:16 PM »
Nice... what year is your speed triple?
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Re: My Triumph Speed Triple.
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2008, 05:15:22 PM »
that is looking really nice, can't wait to see it in person.

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Re: My Triumph Speed Triple.
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2008, 08:21:26 PM »
cole, thats gonna look great. 

once its back together and you have spent some time with it I want your riding impressions.  I keep thinking of trading the R11S for one.



I'd be willing to let you ride it for a couple of days if you really want. It is a 1998 T509 885cc Speed Triple. So a bit less power than the new 1050cc Speedy.


It is getting painted Malachite Green Metallic (2008 Porsche color).

Here it is on a Cobra.


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Re: My Triumph Speed Triple.
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2008, 09:17:53 PM »
I'd be willing to let you ride it for a couple of days if you really want. It is a 1998 T509 885cc Speed Triple. So a bit less power than the new 1050cc Speedy.


I may have to take you up on that.

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Re: My Triumph Speed Triple.
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2008, 09:32:50 PM »
that is gonna look sweet. nice job cole.

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« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2008, 07:58:26 PM »
Picked up the body work from paint today. Matt's guysat M&M in Aurora, CO did a awesome job.  Paint is actually a 2008 Porsche Color.



There is no way my camera is going to do this paint any justice. But here it is anyway.


(Still waiting on a bearing to be able to assemble the swingarm and the rest of the bike).












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Re: My Triumph Speed Triple.
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2008, 07:59:25 PM »
Wow, if it looks that good on the camera phone...

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« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2008, 08:55:02 PM »
Wow, if it looks that good on the camera phone...

Yah, no kidding...that's going to be gorgeous!
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« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2008, 12:40:24 PM »
can't wait to see it in person, that color scheme turned out better than I thought it would.

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Re: My Triumph Speed Triple.
« Reply #11 on: September 01, 2008, 01:27:44 PM »
Thanks guys. Just waiting on a few parts.

This thing is more difficult to get parts for than the Audi.  ???

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Re: My Triumph Speed Triple.
« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2008, 02:43:16 PM »
With a little help from Scott at Rockstomper I cured my swingarm bearing issue and finally got the speed triple off of the engine hoist tonight.

Still need to do a lot to it, but it was nice to see it on the wheels.

Forgive the mess, there has been an engine hoist in the way for months. It is cleaner now.









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« Reply #13 on: November 26, 2008, 04:18:07 PM »
Nice COle... so when do we get to see this bad boy in person?
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Re: My Triumph Speed Triple.
« Reply #14 on: November 26, 2008, 05:56:38 PM »
Hopefully soon.   Need to put the wiring harness back in the bike and track down some misc parts.

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« Reply #15 on: November 26, 2008, 08:14:28 PM »
outstanding Cole!!!

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Re: My Triumph Speed Triple.
« Reply #16 on: November 27, 2008, 03:22:28 AM »
Waiting on a bunch of misc parts to arrive to put the rest toghther.

Need to find a coil plug but am having zero luck.

Had time to work on it today.........but it was 66 degrees and sunny here in Colorado so I decided to put off working on the Speedy until another day and took the R1 for a very nice long ride. ;)

I did at least roll it outside and take a camera phone pic. Wish I could have got the sun on the paint, it is sooooo sexy in the sun.



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« Reply #17 on: November 27, 2008, 02:35:09 PM »
man that bike is super clean!

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Re: My Triumph Speed Triple.
« Reply #18 on: December 15, 2008, 11:35:47 PM »
Would like some feedback, suggestions, etc from you guys.

Luimoto (luimoto.com) is working on some custom seats for the Speedy project. They currently do not offer Triumph Speed Triple seats (but probably will after doing mine since they have mine to modle off of)


Here are a couple of renderings. Which option do you like best? (I think the gold color is actually tan, just looks gold in the renderings, you can go to Luimotos site and see some of their other work to get an idea. I have one of their seats on my R1 and love it)


Option 1




Option 2

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« Reply #19 on: December 16, 2008, 12:23:22 AM »
I like the stripe (option 1) more.  Would have to see what you are planning on doing from a top or higher view to say for sure.

Have you thought of just recovering the seat in the gold?  might looks good to have a matching seat with a green tail.
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Re: My Triumph Speed Triple.
« Reply #20 on: December 16, 2008, 12:51:51 AM »
option 1 looks better to me.
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« Reply #21 on: December 16, 2008, 01:12:29 AM »
There is a lot of gold on that bike... the more I think about it, I like the way it is now... gold frame, BRG body, black seat.
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Re: My Triumph Speed Triple.
« Reply #22 on: December 16, 2008, 01:35:59 PM »
I think I will go toward option one. I am waiting on a swatch of the green material to decide what to do with the rear seat.

The intent of the rear seat being green is to make it blend and look like a solo seat. If the green material does not match REALLY well then I wll probably go with the Carbon fiber material on both seats with the green/gold stripe. (not sure if you can see it on your monitor but the gold center stripe is surrounded by thin green stripes)

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Re: My Triumph Speed Triple.
« Reply #23 on: December 17, 2008, 04:40:46 AM »
Option 3  :D

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Re: My Triumph Speed Triple.
« Reply #25 on: December 17, 2008, 01:19:48 PM »
I know nothing about motorcycles, but I think option 1 looks a lot better than option 2.  Option 2 puts a little too much gold into the mix.

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« Reply #27 on: December 17, 2008, 05:46:42 PM »
I know nothing about motorcycles, but I think option 1 looks a lot better than option 2.  Option 2 puts a little too much gold into the mix.

How many wheels do motorcycles have?  See you know something.  ;D
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« Reply #28 on: December 17, 2008, 06:56:42 PM »
How many wheels do motorcycles have?  See you know something.  ;D


But it's not as easy as that.  A few months ago, I saw a three-wheeled scooter thing with two wheels in the front (I know, technically not a motorcycle).  Then, there's side cars, and those three-wheeled things with the VW engines...

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Re: My Triumph Speed Triple.
« Reply #29 on: December 17, 2008, 06:59:55 PM »
touche 
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