Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Too Much Time To Think

Everything is packed. We are living like hoarders, boxes of stuff everywhere, pathways through the house. I feel tense as there is no room, the walls are closing in on me. I can't work on any hobbies as everything is packed away. And I do a lot of thinking. Which can be dangerous.

Looks correct from this angle

When I first got my Triumph there was something about it that just didn't sit right. I think it was two things: 1. The drag exhaust just didn't match the style of bike I wanted and 2. The 4" stretch hardtail was just too long. I was going to change these things but I was trying to save money and just "run what ya brung." After thinking on it for years I don't think I can do that, I just won't be happy. So I'm going to replace my hardtail with a 2" stretch. That will suck the back end in. I'll have to remount my fender and seat, but it shouldn't affect too much, including the oil tank. I'm also going to replace the 16" wheel with either an 18" or 19" and put the 16" MKII tire on my CB750 project. This should bring all the proportions of the bike to where they should be.

Exhaust? I'm not sure yet. Something a little more timeless and classic. This is one of those hard decisions you have to make in life, especially after you put in hours of work on something, only to change it.

As for cool Triumphs, check out this rigid hardtail pre-unit Born Loser is building...


Fatt Daddy said...

Sweet,sweet bike!

BitMonkey said...

I literally obsessed & agonized over what stretch and drop hardtail to run. I can sympathize. It's about the only thing I still second guess in terms of my finished bike.

You're bike sits great as is but I can see why you are considering a +2". I'm pretty anxious to see how it all plays out.