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Herm's Personal Ride

1950 Triumph Thruxton Carb

"Thruxton" Herm's Personal Ride

When it comes to building a reliable modern classic there really are only a few options available in the US market. That is, if you're aiming to stick to the guidelines of it being an air-cooled twin with, well how should we say, "deep" roots. For DCC, the only choice is the modern Triumph platform of either a Thruxton or Bonneville.And for those of you who've often wondered - "What does Herm from Dime City Cycles ride on a daily basis" Here's your answer... The Dime City "Thruxton.

"When Herm sat down at the drawing board to build his daily rider the first and foremost feature he required was ease of use and reliability. Given the amount of miles he clocks in a week heading from Dime City HQ to home, the coffee shop and the kids soccer games he wanted something that was at the same time comfortable and would start at the push of the button with that classic look Dime City is known for.

Taking a 2004 Triumph Thruxton and making some modest modifications not only fit the bill, but Herms personality and the result is what you see here. A blend of factory, top shelf aftermarket and a few DCC Original components. If you ask us, it's just about perfect!The majority of the components were removed and powder-coated gloss and satin black and re-installed. An Acewell gauge unit with a custom DCC bracket was employed to keep Herm informed of vitals while on the road a set of LSL clip-on's were fitted with DCC billet grips and a bar-end mirror for a modern yet classic blend of aesthetics.

In an effort to keep the bike able to support two (Yes, Mrs. Dime City rides on the back) the factory Thruxton cowl was retained. A custom Dime City Monza cap was fitted and most notably, the gas charged rear Progressive shock absorbers which Dime City piloted for Progressive Suspension. Hidden from view, the front forks also received a custom treatment from Progressive along with a set of pre-loaders. Combine all that with the custom DCC steering damper kit Herm fitted and this Thruxton is a force to reckon with on the road!

And thanks to the British Customs Predator exhaust system, it sounds the part too!All-in-all the result is what we'd like to think is an aesthetically pleasing reliable machine that pays homage to the British bikes that paved the way and made the Cafe Racer the most revered motorcycle of all.

A huge thanks to Triumph Motorcycles for staying true to their roots and keeping these machines available! Without them, this bike simply wouldn't exist.

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When Herm sat down at the drawing board to build his daily rider the first and foremost feature he required was ease of use and reliability

Related Parts List

Part Number Part Name Price
66-65068-GBPC 7" Gloss Black Classic British Style Headlight Bucket
DCC-BEMIRROR-2 Black DCC Originals Aluminum CNC Bar End Mirror for 7/8" Handlebars
19-2853-BK Black Acewell 2853 Digital Speedometer & Tachometer
MONZA-1 Monza Style Flip Up Gas Cap - Chrome
10-1861 Black "Shorty" Billet Aluminum Grips with Bar Ends for 7/8" Handlebars
60-1900S Mini LED "Torpedo" Turn Signals - (Black & Smoke)
716-1009 Vintage Style Modern Triumph Twin Fork Boots/Covers aka: Gaiters
410-008S British Customs Smoked "Cat Eye" Fender Removal Kit - (Fits: Modern Triumph Twins)
RC-2580 51mm K&N Air Filter Pod
803-001 British Customs Airbox Removal Kit - (Fits: Modern Carbureted Triumph Twins)
SP1415ABS DCC Originals "Factory-fit" Cafe Racer Seat for Modern Triumph Twins - (Fits: Bonneville/SE/T100 & Thruxton 2004-2015)

Regular Price: $499.95

Special Price $399.95

10-1550 Progressive Suspension Front Fork Spring Lowering Kit - (Fits: Triumph Bonneville & T100)
AG-1601 15 AMP Hour 480 CCA Antigravity 16-Cell Battery
20-9000T DCC Originals "Factory-fit" Hinckley Rearset Foot Controls Kit - (Fits: Triumph Thruxton 900)
CustomSpokes1 Custom Made Stainless Steel 40 Spoke Set For Any Rim and Hub
29-0090 Continental Classic Attack 19" Front Tire - (100/90VR19)
29-0096 Continental Classic Attack 18" Rear Tire - (120/90VR18)

Regular Price: $198.17

Special Price $154.95

52-032115 The DCC Originals Steering Damper Mount Kit - (Fits: Modern Triumph)
26-WTR-1208 Silver "Shorty" GP Click-N-Roll Lever Set - (Fits: Most Modern Triumph Twins)
970-1009 13.50" (343mm) Progressive Suspension 970 Series Eye to Eye Gas Charged Shock Absorbers for Triumph Bonneville/SE & T100
20-7000 DCC Original "Low-pro" Headlight Mounting Brackets - (Fits: Modern Triumph Twins)