As this bike has come together in pieces, naturally not everything fits together, aesthetically speaking. The bike itself is having a bit of an identity crisis. “Am I a Bonneville, am I a Thruxton”…the bike might reflect. The answer is, no one really knows anymore.
The previous owner added that chrome strip down the tank which is reminiscent of the classic Triumphs with a tank seam. I kind of like it, and kind of want it gone at the same time. My fear there is that it will pull off the clear coat as it has been on there for a few years I imagine. I originally hated the checked stripes that came on the seat cowl I purchased off someone…and now it’s starting to grow on me. I’d like to swap out the exhaust for something a little more “racer”…but for now, I’m good. I’m trying to learn to just be satisfied with what I’ve got….but that might be a moot point. Once the “project” is over, I’m sure I’ll be off to my next bike.
Here is the FEK installed: