I’ve never been one to keep anything stock but this bike really does feel to clean to hack up. After taking a harder look at the list of planned mods, I can see this projects getting out of hand.
Similarly to my Triumph, where I wanted a Thruxton but got the Bonnie and turned it into a Thruxton over time…I’m feeling a real sense of déjà vu. First it was Thruxton bars, then a Thruxton seat cowl. Next it was the Thruxton shocks and rear sets… The more I think about it, the more I realize that I want the faired SportClassic like Lando Griffin rode in a recent post of ours. Turning my GT into one is possible, just not sure it makes sense in the end.
I’m thinking I should just sell this in it’s pristine condition and start a build a little closer to what the end result will be. And no, this isn’t a matter of being scared of the task at hand, I’m just being (dare I say) slightly more practical than usual.