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Old 01-25-2012, 11:43 AM   #81
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Hey Reverb, you shouldn't be discouraged just because people don't post on your thread. That happens a lot on my build thread and I find that a lot of people just look but don't post. You can be sure that when you get further on with this build people will post when you have some design decisions to make.

You have nearly 8000 views already!

Anyway, I'm looking and posting, does a guy need any more?

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Old 01-25-2012, 12:50 PM   #82
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Like Dan Boy said. I log in a few days or so and troll around but only post up if I feel it may be helpful. I think your doing a great job and I will reference some of your solutions in the future I'm sure.

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Old 01-25-2012, 12:55 PM   #83
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Pure Triumph porn! Great!
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Old 01-25-2012, 07:33 PM   #84
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Pure Triumph porn! Great!
Completely agree

I wish I had been as thorough with my "build" thread.
I enjoy yours, please keep going
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Old 01-25-2012, 08:30 PM   #85
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fun stuff!
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Old 01-25-2012, 09:57 PM   #86
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Nice tutorial and reference , id keep it up if i were you it will help others down the road.
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Old 01-26-2012, 02:44 PM   #87
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...thanks for the encouragement; in this virtual world sometimes, you do not know exactly what s going on...

-the head was done by Wes W. about 2 years ago or so
I decided to pull out the valves and clean everything again.
I noticed these washers, but not the same washers in the 4 guides; 3 have the normal washers for these applications the other have a thin plain (smooth) washer so I started to measure the length of the springs to check everything is right
I do not remember but I guess these springs are new, at least have the color dots in Green and Red, so I do not understand why not all have the same length...
I suppose that Wes did the correct thing.

So I used this homemade tool to put the valves; I used 2 sockets and a wooden block under; very easy in this way, lot easier than with the C clamp
Valves and guides are Rowe




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Old 01-26-2012, 04:47 PM   #88
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neat idea...keep up the good work...
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Old 01-28-2012, 03:34 AM   #89
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That is a great tool you made up there. You should post that in the homemade workshop tools thread.

Keep the pics coming.

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Old 01-28-2012, 08:27 PM   #90
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...thanks Dudley and Dan
simple yet efficient tool in a cheapo way.

-I put the clutch and alternator
I see that there s an error in the design, due to the stator and rotor were previously designed for the double chain but no for the triple chain and there s a gap so the stator fit not really well under the rotor in the 750s at least in the T140E shaft

-I studied all the possibilities with the pushrod tubes and their O rings included the thicker square one (clear White)
The best combo I found, due to the head clearance regarding the gasket (in a dry fit)
was the Black on top the Orange inside and another Black with silicone in the place of the clear white
I used vaseline instead of grease with the O rings
-I had to file the cyl barrels to proper fit the pushrods




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Old 01-29-2012, 02:33 PM   #91
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Keep posting man, I enjoy the shit out of this kind of stuff. Some of us are two finger typers without much to say except thanks for going to the trouble to take the time share with us.
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Old 02-03-2012, 12:11 AM   #92
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i'll be one more person to say it.....this is good sh*t.
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Old 02-03-2012, 12:41 AM   #93
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Very nice the way you document the build, your images are quite explanatory.
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Old 02-03-2012, 09:23 AM   #94
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I just saw this thread and i'm impressed with the work your putting into this bike I cant wait to your finished bike.
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Old 02-03-2012, 09:33 AM   #95
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looks like a great project man. post pictures when its done so we can see it
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Old 02-03-2012, 12:27 PM   #96
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Looking great Reverb, the engine is the tits all polished up, and its a left hand shift...nice
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Great thread. Thanks for sharing it.
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Old 02-08-2012, 08:39 PM   #98
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...hello and thanks to everyone:
-Killswitch,Dvrogers, Astek, Meathead, Indiana kid, Dan, Bobash.

Ok, finished the motor the other day; took me around 12 days (but not in a row). These thing is not so fast due to I have it in another town at around 25kms from here and of course, my daily work, but I drive happy these kms on my pre unit to rebuild this other motorcycle.


-I cut an Allen key to torque the two 5/16 nuts in the middle of the head. I noticed that, at least with these earlier rocker boxes, you cannot put those nuts before to torque em down; or you can file a bit the boxes to do that. If not, you should put one first then the box, then the other.
Possibly this do not happen with the later type of boxes (the ones with the 6 screws on the little covers)
-Couple of years ago, after asking here, I ordered from Canada and UK, one of each studs, to have a sample to made the others in a lathe.
This way, cause all the studs+shipping+customs taxes, is too expensive for these stuff.
Those middle socket nuts are not possible to do with a lathe so I bought them.
I do not have pictures of the head in place, but as mentioned in the other comment, I checked all the possibilities with the O rings, prods tubes, gasket and head so I tried to obtain less than .0030 of light between the head and the gasket until apply torque.



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Old 02-26-2012, 11:35 AM   #99
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...I did not time this month to work on the motorcycle but now I finished with the front end (wheels, forks, etc)
Here some photos of the wheel:
-rim and tyre from England, spokes, nipples from USA, homemade hub.
-I tried my best polishing the wheel because came unpolished.
-I laced more than one time but Angel from Buchanan helped me a lot.





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Old 02-29-2012, 06:55 PM   #100
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...I have time to post the other photos of the front end.

-the fork spacers were done hollowing a bar. I use the 2" and cut the springs 1/2 less, as per Scraper thread, but I found that the forks still is too much tall..
May be I put the spacers on the wrong side? I put them between the small spring and the bottom of the fork. Please check the picture.

The frame still is around 5 3/4" from ground. My pre unit is at 4", but I do not remember the way I took that time...long ago, I only remember that I cut the frame tubes, but now I do not want to cut...

How do you guys do to low these frame loops? (67 T120 front loop)

I put the rear frame in the limit of the distance from ground (not showed in that photo)
I want the frame parallel to the ground
If I do 3" spacers and cut again the springs, still Im very far from 4" clearance...
and may be too preloaded those springs, so too tight¿? and might be bottomed up¿?

-I put around 62Kg of weight to emulate the engine and only down 1/4" !! even with me sitting on the frame..

--I had the fork tubes warped (bend) so I used the lathe to perceive the errors then used the magical tool to straight them.

---the frame is older than the forks so the key lock do not fit properly, so I cut the tab and relocated properly. Before that I went to a locksmith to make a key for the drum.
--I cut the fairing tabs too.











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