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Talking A summary of the bits I have done so far...

OK so whilst I have posted the odd picture and got involved in a few threads I have not really documented my build / modifications at all. Without this forum and all of the help people have offered each other I would probably not have done everything I have to my Bobber so far.

So to share it all in one whilst out on a ride today I took a few pics and will summarise all of the changes below
  • Triumph Short Front Fender
  • Triumph Throttle Body Cover - Black
  • Motone Gear Shifter Lever End Peg - Ribbed - Brass
  • Motone Billet Disc Brake Oil Reservoir Master Cylinder Cap - Black
  • Motone Points ACG Cover - Ribbed - Brass Finish
  • Motone Carb/Throttle Body Cover - Ribbed - Brass Coat
  • Motone Clutch Badge - Ribbed - Brass Finish
  • Motone Vintage Hot Forged Brass Chain Adjuster Kit
  • Motone Brass Bobbins - Paddock Stand Fixing Kit
  • Motone Custom Billet Indicator Turn Signals - Black
  • Motone Indicator/Turn Signal Brackets
  • Motone Monza Cap Kit for Triumph and HD - Brass Plate
  • Motone Wrap-Around Fork Indicator Turn Signal Bracket Clamps
  • Motone Triumph Turn Signal Wiring Adapter x 2 sets
  • Motone X-Pipe Cat-Delete Exhaust System
  • Trident Exhaust
  • Wunderkind Horn Relocation Kit
  • Carbon Vinyl Wrap to black out white backside of UK Street Legal Plate
  • Some Brass Mesh to replace the Triumph Silver (eBay)
  • CTEK Charger Lead (for the winter)
  • Mr Luckys Brass Bolt Collection (Various)
  • Alex Customs Bobber Saddle
  • Wilbers 640 Nightline Black

I am not going to kid myself and say I am all done, no doubt there are many more tweaks to come but for now a thanks to everyone who has shared ideas on this forum !
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Final few pics...
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Hey Unkle Chopz,

I must say it looks bad ass, how are you finding the Alex Leather Craft seat, hopefully not too bad ass in the comfort stakes?
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Hey Unkle Chopz,

I must say it looks bad ass, how are you finding the Alex Leather Craft seat, hopefully not too bad ass in the comfort stakes?
The saddle is good it helps by giving you a bit more room to move about. The other huge factor is the Wilbers it has totally transformed the ride so the combo works a treat !

I would recommend this path for sure

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That seat looks good. Tried to find his website, but it is currently down... Did you order via email from him? And can I ask the dimensions of it? Thanks.
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That seat looks good. Tried to find his website, but it is currently down... Did you order via email from him? And can I ask the dimensions of it? Thanks.
You are at the right site I just checked https://leathercraft24.com/ and see there is some maintenance going on. They are a great bunch I have two saddles from them and always direct from the site so would expect them to be back online soon.

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I just ordered a custom pattern seat from Him, and had to do it via Facebook.

Apparently the had some sort of cyber attack, and it killed their server. He said they are working on a fix, and a new server.

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I just ordered a custom pattern seat from Him, and had to do it via Facebook.

Apparently the had some sort of cyber attack, and it killed their server. He said they are working on a fix, and a new server.
Oh wow that sucks but they are cool and deliver quality product so hopefully you enjoy your saddle when it arrives

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I just ordered a custom pattern seat from Him, and had to do it via Facebook.

Apparently the had some sort of cyber attack, and it killed their server. He said they are working on a fix, and a new server.

Happy with my Alex LeatherCraft job. Seat was just a bit to light in colour shade for my liking, especially the stitching so I massaged it with a few coats of dark (furniture restorers) Canuba dressing wax with oils . And yes the arse comfort factor is possibly not as good as a Mother Road Customs seat, but by adding the spring seat mod sorted most of those issues. Even so, over Easter did a 4 hour each way ride camping and survived the journey without too much P-I-T-A discomfort or numbing. For me it was more about the looks.


Crikey, when one reflects on the suspension (nil) and seat options veteran riders had to put up travelling across state and coast to coast on unsealed roads, we spoil ourselves these days.


IMPORTANT: If anyone else is considering ordering from Alex, make mention of the need to have longer front bolts. Standard they are just too short to secure a reasonable nut purchase on the thread,. Another 1/2"would be more than suffice. You might like to quote the distance spacing between bolts too, as otherwise as you'll need to machine the Bobber post to accommodate. I did 'heads-up' Alex with the measurements, don't know if he's added them to file for future orders specific to our model.


My recommendations as per below.
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