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Shortly to be the proud owner of a red 1994 half-faired 900ss owned for the last 13 years by a good friend of mine.

It will be sharing the garage with a Triumph, BMW and Honda.



 

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Nice collection you have there!

Welcome to the forum.
 

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Shortly to be the proud owner of a red 1994 half-faired 900ss owned for the last 13 years by a good friend of mine.

It will be sharing the garage with a Triumph, BMW and Honda.
Welcome to the club. Another rider that realizes a proper bike has two cylinders, preferably air cooled. After you ride your SS for a bit you'll realize your life wasn't complete before. I bought my 1992 SS new and never once wanted to replace. Supplement yes, replace, no way.
 

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Here she is...





 

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BMW out, NX650 in




A few mods on the 900SS


 

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nice 900ss, now tell me how you manged to coax 88.4hp out of a thruxton, my made 59......:mad:
Easy really :eek:

Mechanical Specification:

1. Wiseco forged aluminium high compression pistons and cast iron liners. Bore 92mm +6mm oversize, Stroke 68mm. Displacement: 904cc
2. Oversize inlet valves (+2mm) and exhaust valves (plus 1.5mm).
3. Camshafts re-profiled for higher lift and longer duration.
4. Crankcase breather size increased from 6mm to 13mm diameter.
5. Keihin FCR 39mm flat-slide race carburettors with open velocity stacks, controlled by ¼ turn quick action throttle. (Carburettors supplied by BR Special Tuning, Wales)
6. Billet alloy intake manifolds (supplied by British Customs, USA)
7. Cylinder head gas flowed, ported and skimmed (10.8 to 1)
8. Fly wheel balanced and lightened 440g.
9. Procom CDI (Increases rev limit and advances ignition timing).
10. Heavy duty (+10%) clutch springs.
11. Predator stainless steel race exhausts. (supplied by British Customs, USA.)
12. Pretech 6-pot billet alloy race spec caliper (supplied by Pretech Precision Engineering, Reading.)
13. Brembo radial master cylinder.
14. EBC Prolite fully floating front disc (Road Spec).
15. EBC HH Sintered Pads (Road Spec).
16. Norman Hyde fork brace.
17. Norman Hyde steering damper.
18. Ikon adjustable rear suspension.
19. Drive sprockets changed from 18/43 to 19/41.
20. Titanium nuts and bolts for engine casings, discs, sprocket, caliper’s etc. (Supplied by Pro Bolt)
21. Avon Azaro tyres (Road): 110x80x18 front, 140x80x17.
22. Second set of Thruxton rims fitted with Avon 110x80x18 AM22 &140x80x17 AM 23 race tyres for track day use.
23. EBC Prolite fully floating race spec front disc for track day use.
24. Bendix MRR race pads for track day use.
25. Scottoiler automatic chain lubrication.

Cosmetic Specification:

26. Handmade ‘Slippery Sam’ polished aluminium fuel tank. (Supplied by T A Baker Tanks, Wales.)
27. Alloy Monza fuel cap.
28. CNC billet alloy ‘race’ footpegs. (Supplied by Oberon Performance)
29. Handmade aluminium number plates. (Supplied by CW Classic)
30. Homemade hand-cut ‘race’ numbers.
31. Homemade aluminium fly screen.
32. Rear mudguard shortened,reshaped and resprayed.
33. Homemade aluminium rear light and number plate mounting.
34. Rizoma billet alloy front brake master cylinder.
35. Bonneville T100 black & grey speedometer and tachometer.
36. Drilled and polished gear lever and rear brake lever.
37. Homemade aluminium chain guard at front sprocket.
38. Stock seat unit modified to fit with the fuel tank.
39. Polished alloy seat cowl. (Supplied by The Tank Shop, Scotland.)
40. Polished alloy front mudguard. (Supplied by The Tank Shop, Scotland.)
41. Billet aluminium indicator lights. (Supplied by Motrax)
42. Billet aluminium LED rear light. (Supplied by Motrax)
43. Billet aluminium bar end mirror. (Supplied by Oberon Performance)
44. Stainless steel headlamp guard.
45. Circa 1959 cherished number plate.

Performance Data (rolling road tested @ rear wheel):
Stock motor: 52.0bhp, 41 ft/lbs torque.
Tuned motor: 88.4bhp, 65.5 ft/lbs (open velocity stacks and 150 main jets)
Kerb Weight: 211 kg wet (with 4 gallons of fuel & 4 litre oil).
Dry weight approximately 193kg. Triumph claim 205kg dry with stock Thruxton.
Standing Quarter Mile (At North Weald RWYB 10 May 2009) 12.69 seconds: 111mph.

Graph shows improvement when the Procom CDI was fitted. Sorted.....
 

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Wow, I love your Thruxton. Very pretty and very well put together, judging from your spec sheets. Any plans for similar treatment of the 900 SS? There is a great deal of potential there as well.

So, I just have to ask - is that a piece of green garden hose on the breather?:)
 

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Wow, I love your Thruxton. Very pretty and very well put together, judging from your spec sheets. Any plans for similar treatment of the 900 SS? There is a great deal of potential there as well.

So, I just have to ask - is that a piece of green garden hose on the breather?:)
You may be right :D It has been on the bike for at least 13 years!!! I rather like the colour. It's very similar to the green on the Italian flag ;)

I won't be going mad on modifying the Ducati. It is quick enough for the awfully maintained and overcrowded British roads.
 

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I'm as big a Ducati fan as the next guy around here and all I can tell you is... that Triumph rocks, big time... Me likey!
 

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Thanks for the kind words on the Thruxton. A few more photos for you to look at.




Professional shots below taken by Motorcycle News photographer before the alloy front mudguard and seat cowl were fitted.



 
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