If you’re anything like us, you’re pretty much over this whole lockdown thing. Over the last year I’ve read a stack of books, taught myself a couple songs on the guitar, streamed pretty much everything worth watching on Netflix and easily consumed my weight in bourbon.
This is normally the time of year you’d be cursing our names while reading about some new motorcycle we’re riding in a warm, exotic location. Well, evidently there’ll be none of that this year as we’re all stuck at home driving our significant other’s nuts. The weather may be too cold to ride, but that won’t stop us from working away on winter projects. Since there isn’t much else to do, we figured we’d start filming it.
As many parts are available online anyhow and dealerships have worked out the kinks with curbside pick up, a little retail therapy is just what the doctor ordered. Project Thruxton will be getting some aesthetic upgrades that also shed some weight, like the A3T v2 Tail Tidy from Analog Motor Goods. You can watch the unboxing video here.
We’ll also swap the stock pipes for a set of brushed stainless steel slip-ons from Triumph made by Vance & Hines. Before installing the new pipes, we couldn’t help but fire up the Thruxton to hear what it sounded like with straight pipes. We’ll also be adding passenger pegs and a passenger seat in the coming weeks.
As riding season approaches we’ll also be getting my 2001 Yamaha R6 prepped for lapping day duty. As for the 1984 Yamaha Maxin 750 currently collecting dust in the garage, well, we’re just going to try and get it running again after its last owner disassembled it and left it rusting in an old barn.
In case you missed it, we’re also running another Instagram photo contest in partnership with our friends at Back Road Motor Coffee Co. We’d like to see what projects you’re working on this winter to keep yourself occupied. With any luck, the weather will be nice enough to start riding just after our projects are ready for the road.