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Forum: The Board 04-26-2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 644
Posted By vorhese
Re: 1957 Thunderbird project, first post! (after intro)

Neat gonna be a fun one. I have a frame like that. A rigid rear section will bolt right to a 54-59 swingarm front loop if you chop the front legs of the rear section off and graft it to the...
Forum: The Board 07-27-2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 849
Views: 529,885
Posted By vorhese
Re: show me your flat trackers and desert racers

Here's my 55 Trophybird, I haven't posted it in a while

https://i.imgur.com/7OnSs1X.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/QdnDTXJ.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/hDdNINf.jpg

<iframe width="560" height="315"...
Forum: The Board 05-13-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,586
Posted By vorhese
Re: Best clutch upgrade for preunit Triumph?

$800... tough nail to bite.... but probably worth it. I've heard nothing but good things for years.
Forum: The Board 05-11-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,586
Posted By vorhese
Re: Best clutch upgrade for preunit Triumph?

Unf Mr Pete is no longer with us, and I'm not sure which experts post here anymore. I've read a few past threads and some various advice. One was taking 1/16" cork and attaching it to the inside of...
Forum: The Board 05-10-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,586
Posted By vorhese
Best clutch upgrade for preunit Triumph?

I'm fiddling with my clutch right now. I'm currently running a preunit clutch basket with 3-spring unit hub and plate. I'm running 6 steel and 5 friction plates.

I would have thought 6...
Forum: The Board 05-09-2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 849
Views: 529,885
Posted By vorhese
Re: show me your flat trackers and desert racers

too late, already there! Phoenix area.
https://scontent-sjc3-1.cdninstagram.com/vp/142dd79bb390c8596f932195dc179e6e/5B9AC565/t51.2885-15/e35/30592473_172017180170406_3671948359473561600_n.jpg
Forum: The Board 05-08-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 849
Views: 529,885
Posted By vorhese
Re: show me your flat trackers and desert racers

Haven't posted much recently. I'm getting the hell out of California and moving to Arizona. I met Harvey Abel a few months ago. Harvey was a heavy hitter enduro rider in the late 60's through the...
Forum: The Board 12-29-2017, 02:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,475
Posted By vorhese
Re: Triumph pre unit copper rocker box gaskets

Franz and Grubb just developed some HQ rocker box gaskets
https://www.instagram.com/p/BdCoNP8HH-Z/?taken-by=fagengine
Forum: The Board 12-11-2017, 08:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,831
Posted By vorhese
Re: Frozen Pre-unit sliders

Perserverence. I think it took me an hour of redneck slide-hammering mixed with heat. I would heat up, spray penetrating fluid, slide hammer, pass out, repeat.
Forum: The Board 12-10-2017, 01:52 AM
Replies: 966
Views: 279,668
Posted By vorhese
Re: Videos ?

$200 could get me a VERY small handfull of things chromed. I'm going to look into this...

https://alsacorp.com/shop/chrome-products/264-brush-on-chrome.html
Forum: The Board 11-27-2017, 11:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,791
Posted By vorhese
Re: 2 into 1 triumph exhaust

Thinking about running a set of 50's TR6 simaese pipes... can anyone share if there is a performance difference between 2-to-1 and 2-to-2. Also the pipes are 1-3/8".... that seems restricting? I...
Forum: The Board 11-27-2017, 11:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,178
Posted By vorhese
Re: 1966 T100SR Stored since 1972

excellent! cant wait to see more!
Forum: The Board 11-27-2017, 10:19 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 23,303
Posted By vorhese
Re: show & go factory PU drag build

http://i0.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/original/000/012/982/post-19715-Brent-Rambo-gif-thumbs-up-imgu-L3yP.gif
Forum: The Board 11-27-2017, 09:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,158
Posted By vorhese
Re: Exhaust clamps

https://www.reddit.com/r/Triumph/comments/7fq6so/the_121_bobber/
https://i.redd.it/oy59h8eb7e001.jpg
Forum: The Board 11-23-2017, 05:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,158
Posted By vorhese
Re: Exhaust clamps

There's these but I can't find any for sale. They are called Rosetts.
https://i.imgur.com/TmuuDic.jpg

This guy makes these...
Forum: The Board 11-20-2017, 12:46 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 13,669
Posted By vorhese
Re: The Bitsa Thunderbird Build - Swingarm Pre-unit Ripper

Thanks Wes!
https://instagram.fsnc1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/t51.2885-15/e35/23596016_870096036492901_4486458090769612800_n.jpg
Forum: The Board 11-17-2017, 06:10 PM
Replies: 1,731
Views: 297,604
Posted By vorhese
Re: This is the designated "how much is it worth" thread.....

I got laughed at for offering under $500... :O
Forum: The Board 11-17-2017, 12:05 PM
Replies: 1,731
Views: 297,604
Posted By vorhese
Re: This is the designated "how much is it worth" thread.....

I think this is a Bates seat for 55-59 preunit triumph. Has it been recovered? The pattern is unfamiliar... value?

https://i.imgur.com/A8OG47i.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/675drjj.jpg
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Forum: The Board 11-16-2017, 04:57 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 24,431
Posted By vorhese
Forum: The Board 11-16-2017, 04:36 PM
Replies: 1,260
Views: 467,631
Posted By vorhese
Re: Triumph Picture Thread

I put some Throttle Addiction Hellings-Stellings bars on my 62, and like the feel much more than the lower ones.

https://i.imgur.com/UAn0ajb.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/bPtrJW2.jpg



Hah,...
Forum: The Board 11-16-2017, 04:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,325
Posted By vorhese
Re: To Rake or not to rake, that be the question

preunit raked trees and no more than 2" stretch, those are my rules, and I personally think 2" looks too long. I probably wont be doing an aftermarket hardtail again. Only factory rigids, swingarms,...
Forum: The Board 11-07-2017, 08:37 AM
Replies: 966
Views: 279,668
Posted By vorhese
Re: Videos ?

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/_WheeaLM5Zs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Forum: The Board 10-24-2017, 08:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,835
Posted By vorhese
Forum: The Board 09-12-2017, 04:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,645
Posted By vorhese
Re: Any Oif swing arm custom/chops?

well here you go, def more commitment than a 63-70 bolt on
https://www.lowbrowcustoms.com/triumph-slimline-weld-on-hardtail-for-oil-in-frame-oif-triumphs-by-david-bird.html
Forum: The Board 09-12-2017, 01:32 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 18,761
Posted By vorhese
Re: 1955 AJS project

I love seeing the insides of engines I don't know much about. Very cool.
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