Terry's Triumph Thruxton


I know its not called Cafe Cult, so save your hate mail. Around here we like lots of bikes, even the occasional canyon carver like this sweet Thrux. Terry Whitehurst, better known on here as Temecula Terry is often chopper-curious, and might build one here or there, but always goes back to his main slice - this sweet modern trumpet. That's probably because Terry is one of those dudes that likes to ride as much as talk and one thing you can count on a modern Triumph to do is deliver miles of smiles. A few performance mods in there to make things interesting, a healthy dose of aesthetic makeover and it's a whole different machine.



Engine, year and make, model: 2006 Triumph Thruxton

Frame: Stock - slimmed and trimmed

Fork: F3

Chassis mods: Shit, Showered n Shaved

Tire/wheel size and style: Stock front, bigger in the back - excel rim upgrades. I run Bridgestone Battleaxe in the back and Avon VP2 in the front - seems like a good marriage...

Favorite thing about this bike: Makes me smile

Next modification will be: Flatslide Carbs.

Other mods, accessories, cool parts, etc: Custom Tank from Richard Phelps at TabII classics, Aftermarket Thruxton Glass bubble seat that was cut, shaved and hacked from Airtech, The upholstery was done by my local secret guy that I brought a picture to of the most ghey looking Italian shoes that I could find and had him copy it; other than that - All kinds of stuff!

Thanks to: My good friend Wompy for his wiring skills and custom foot pegs, Dutch over at Airtech for making me glass and dealing with my rants, Racer Root for the everlasting paint job, and all my good friends for drinking my beer like the lushes they are...

I enjoy this bike for its simplicity because thats what it is...its meant to be ridden!

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Commented on 11-28-2011 At 11:18 am

looks good!

came out really clean since stock new triumphs have a lot of bullcrap you have to hide or get rid of.

and no one should hate on a cafe bike. because if they do, they're wrong.

Commented on 11-28-2011 At 11:24 am

Thumbs up, Terry! I need a StripleR!

Commented on 11-28-2011 At 12:22 pm

WOW! It makes me smile too!

Commented on 11-28-2011 At 01:03 pm

Love that fairing!

Commented on 11-28-2011 At 02:11 pm

Sweet Jesus thats beautiful bike. Is there a build thread anywhere?

Commented on 11-28-2011 At 02:55 pm

Nailed it...

Commented on 11-28-2011 At 04:44 pm

It's sleek and elegant yet raw and racey at the same time. Best Thrux out there and after we get that ohlins damper and brembo front caliper, this bad boy will be hard to beat. Cafe's are purpose-built, light-weight, and fun as hell. This is an example of what a moto with SOUL looks like. Take note m'fers..........

Commented on 11-28-2011 At 05:54 pm

love this moto. modern trumps unite!

Commented on 11-28-2011 At 06:58 pm


Commented on 11-28-2011 At 07:53 pm

This Trumpet kicks should be sorry for pieces of shit like Deraked Pan and Cyclod and 90% of the bikes that you do feature which are true turds.....some of the best bikes were in your "bottom of the barrel" feature which tells me that the majority of the Culters are turd polishing dumbasses. Loooooong bikes with 6' apes, 36" over springers, 8' bitchbars and 10' stacks are dumbassickles........if the shoe fits.......

Commented on 11-28-2011 At 08:21 pm

Ha, ha, I'm not sorry about shit. Don't like it, go somewhere else, it's a big 'ol internet.

Commented on 11-28-2011 At 08:42 pm

lota good shit posted here by a few dudes that like to carve corners like myself........

Commented on 11-28-2011 At 08:42 pm

Perfectly Refreshing

Commented on 11-28-2011 At 09:37 pm

neat bike........

Commented on 11-28-2011 At 11:24 pm


Commented on 11-29-2011 At 01:38 pm

I can only add that I've seen it in person, and the pix do it no justice.

Commented on 11-29-2011 At 07:59 pm

First off, Terry seems like a real cool guy, and his taste in bikes reflects that.

Secondly, to call the Deraked pan, and the Cyclops "pieces of shit", especially on a forum named *chop* cult seems a little silly. Someone put a lot of blood sweat and tears into those builds, and for you to openly slap your own label on them (turd polishers?) is somewhat sad. This forum encourages 'constructive' criticism, but to call someone elses creation a piece of shit is insulting. Like he said, its a big ol internet out there.

By the way, i think the deraked pan is the most heinous looking thing ive ever seen, but thats what makes it so loveable.

Terry- sorry for invading your feature man!

Commented on 11-29-2011 At 09:15 pm

Looks Killer and fun to ride! Clean, Sanitary...

Oh shooty469 I looked on your profile hoping to see some pic's or info on anything you may have built or created or hell maybe something that you bought but all it sez is "ask yoshi" is yoshi the one that polishes your turds? or just packs them?

sorry Terry, now back to your regular program...........

Commented on 11-29-2011 At 09:31 pm

This bike just keeps getting better and better, I know Terry put that headlight in crooked just to bother some of us.

Commented on 11-29-2011 At 10:46 pm

To each his own guys. A bike is a bike if you like it or not it doesnt change the fact its still a bike - the only turds are the ones that dont get ridden in my opinion.

Thank you for the compliments, its appreciated more than you can imagine!

Be Cool - Cheers

PS - thats off centered to you Kit, much like my personality...

Commented on 11-30-2011 At 12:44 am

Terry's bike kicks ass!! If you are pissed that it's not a chopper or bobber, then you just don't get it. There is soooo much on this bike that I could gaze at it for hours, as long as the beer kept flowing. This thing is exactly what a modern Triumph should be, clean and simple.

Commented on 11-30-2011 At 04:25 pm

Anything creative is cool, cool+functional is even better.

An exception to the above is when a rare survivor bike has to die to make
something ill-conceived... and probably not too functional.

Commented on 12-1-2011 At 10:22 am

God that thing is pretty.

Commented on 12-1-2011 At 10:40 am

Nice one Terry. What I like most about your Thruxton is that it captures the essence of a racer; eliminate anything that is not necessary to go faster while keeping the aesthetic balance and shape in mind. Once again, thanks for letting me take her for a spin.
I’m with you Terry, I don’t care if it’s a Honda RC166 GP Racer or a PUCH moped. If its got two wheels I’ll ask if I can ride it.

Commented on 12-2-2011 At 02:58 am

Saw this bike at the Street Chopper issue release at Spitfire in Rancho and couldn't keep my eyes off it. Every time I walked by it I found something rad I hadn't seen the first time. Love it.

Commented on 11-8-2012 At 12:40 pm

Why run a front fairing?

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