...Helps keep the moist out...
Anyway, as posted before, "Max's Thrux" is ready for the FASE 2 of the project.
That includes a full re-do of the bike's back section: new subframe, new seat and a monoshock conversion; that means a new swingarm and I'll start with that.
It isn't the first monoshock conversion on a Triumph Thruxton or Bonneville, but all the conversions around are using a direct-linked monoshock system or an extended swingarm, and I don't want neither of those.
Also, the Thruxton has the chain on the "wrong" side (right)...so it's basically impossible to find a direct swap swingarm replacement from another bike.
I really like the shape and the way the monoshock operates on the old Ducati 749/999's swingarm, it is also the same length as the Triumph one... So after some math, I decided to ditch the steel and go alluminium!
Nevertheless, it doesn't fit in the frame and the chain problem remains, so I had to cut (a lot) here and there to make it fit
All the right side has to be rebuilt, a lot to weld on the left side too.
Start making patches,
weld them in place
and grind some welds away
It's a long job.
To be continued...
(Using my own Thruxton as template/cavy)