2004 Triumph Thruxton 900 (Project bike hell…)


Sometimes when I’m surfing the web, a bike catches my eye at first glance, and I get really excited. Then I look closer, and that original excitement diminishes as I see the small problems, and then the larger problems, and then wonder why I wasted the time on the bike.

This eBay listing suckered me with the thought of a bike I love at a pretty great price. $2,900 and no bids yet! And I even read the first two lines of the copy:
“Up for sale is a 2004 Triumph Thruxton 900 with only 7593 miles.
Runs, and drives mint! Perfectly straight. One owner bike.”

Then I got to the pictures…

If you decide to buy this bike, please be aware that it has been crashed. Crashed such that it is no easy project to repair. A bent subframe, broken controls, trashed instruments, and broken fenders (plus miscellaneous other problems) are all going to contribute to a migraine the size of the factory in Hinckley while it was on fire.

I’d love to see if someone could make this a nice build for a minimum of dollars, but I suspect there is even more here than meets the eye. If interested, please look at EVERY photo and talk to the seller. And be very afraid…



Except for that rear fender/seat, it almost looks better from this side...

Except for that rear fender/seat, it almost looks better from this side...


Uh oh. Now we see the problem up close...

Uh oh. Now we see the problem up close...


Maybe a torch and some straightening before trying to put a cafe racer seat on here...

Maybe a torch and some straightening before trying to put a cafe racer seat on here...


Only 7,593.5 miles on the clock!!! /:-\

Only 7,593.5 miles on the clock!!! /:-\


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