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Forum: The Board 11-23-2011, 01:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,913
Posted By big_b
Re: Best Sources for Vintage Triumph Parts???

British Isles Motorcycles.
Forum: The Board 11-20-2011, 09:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,313
Posted By big_b
Re: Steib Sidecar Repair: Lots-O-Pics

Right on, nice work! i love those old steibs. i started a restoration on a '52 LS200,, i should probly finish it one of these days.
Forum: The Board 07-06-2011, 06:57 PM
Replies: 1,260
Views: 468,733
Posted By big_b
Re: Triumph Picture Thread
Forum: The Board 05-10-2011, 10:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,571
Posted By big_b
Re: help me with fork tubes - (triumph)- pics

unless you are a machinist or talented with a lathe it'll be easier to buy stock tubes and lower them if you want a lower than stock stance. 650 triumphs ran those forks from the mid 60's to 1970....
Forum: The Board 04-24-2011, 03:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,552
Posted By big_b
Re: Triumph 1956 Thunderbird Rigid Survivor

that bike is beautiful!! i love everything about it!
Forum: The Board 04-15-2011, 02:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,693
Posted By big_b
Re: New Amal 930 vs. Old Amal 930

i guess ill be the nay sayer of new amals.
my one and only experiance with a brand new one.
i took it out of the box, installed it, dialed it in great, took it for a few rides on a hot day with a...
Forum: The Board 04-13-2011, 01:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,978
Posted By big_b
Re: Triumph 650 oil change TR6R

there will only be a small amount come out of the engine it self. you have to drain the oil tank seperatly to get the rest out.
Forum: The Board 04-01-2011, 11:49 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,534
Posted By big_b
Re: New project, barnfind(kinda) Rex.. More 2-stroke strangeness

love those GT snow racers!! we only had a day of snow here this year, barely got to use mine. diggin the bikes alot!!
Forum: The Board 03-14-2011, 10:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 16,582
Posted By big_b
Re: Tricks to starting a 1971 BSA B50SS (500cc single)?

with my experiance on big british singles, i agree and recommend using the decompression for starting in the method descrbed above, the decompression (jake brake) is your friend for starting. kick...
Forum: The Board 02-27-2011, 06:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,150
Posted By big_b
Re: anyone here who works with a Beugler stripper

i like the buegler for doing straight consistant lines and especially for striping a border on motorcycle/car rims, just set the gaurd and spin the wheel.
Forum: The Board 02-17-2011, 09:24 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,528
Posted By big_b
Re: My first bike. Triumph 650

nice vid! it looks killer in action and sounds so good, except for the terrible music!!!
Forum: The Board 02-03-2011, 01:59 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,766
Posted By big_b
Re: Wet sumping issue, return weak

I agree! i have never owned an old triumph that didnt leak like a siv after it started up for the first time after sitting. sitting at idle revving it once in a while is not enough for the pump to...
Forum: The Board 01-08-2011, 01:42 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 16,160
Posted By big_b
Re: mondo chopper /janis joplin

that bike is wall art. to strip and repaint is a tremendous waiste of original artwork. i agree with the above posts. if the owner wants a bike that looks like that it should be replicated. or at...
Forum: The Board 12-23-2010, 11:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,259
Posted By big_b
Re: De-powder coating a frame

i worked at a p/c shop we stripped everything with a propane torch or propane tiger torch then sand blast or glass beaded. way faster and easier than any chemical and with less mess.
Forum: The Board 11-11-2010, 11:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,280
Posted By big_b
Re: My HomWreka

got plans for a rear fender?
Forum: The Board 10-28-2010, 08:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,699
Posted By big_b
Re: How stupid am I???

love the front fender set up!
Forum: The Board 10-22-2010, 09:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,845
Posted By big_b
Re: triumph rocker boxes?

so true! after years of use those springs (thackeray washers) end up plugging the oiling relief in the rocker arm, therefore blocking oil flow to the shaft, rocker tips, etc. i put a washer on each...
Forum: The Board 10-20-2010, 01:57 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 12,063
Posted By big_b
Re: Left lower leg amputation disabled riders....?

i agree, Raz's bikes are amazing!! One hell of a cool guy too!
Forum: The Board 10-09-2010, 11:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,001
Posted By big_b
Re: Who's kids help out in the garage?

yeah!! my lttle guy, just turned 3, loves On Any Sunday, "dirdbike stuck in mud". he has is own real tool box with his own real tools. we tried the toy tools and there was no foolin him, he wanted...
Forum: The Board 10-05-2010, 07:03 PM
Replies: 850
Views: 531,536
Posted By big_b
Forum: The Board 10-05-2010, 04:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,230
Posted By big_b
Re: Shipping Bike To Canada?

seawings ships from blaine washington to victoria b.c airport.
Forum: The Board 09-27-2010, 09:58 PM
Replies: 1,731
Views: 298,290
Posted By big_b
Re: This is the designated "how much is it worth" thread.....

any featherbed norton guys here?

whats a norton atlas front fender worth? mines in decent shape somebody painted over the original chrome. it has the fender braces as well.

Forum: The Board 09-24-2010, 01:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,097
Posted By big_b
Re: Couple of Triumph build questions...

for future reference when it comes to thread sizes, most tap and die sets come with a thread gauge to acurately measure the amount of TPI.

its hard to tell what make that gas tank is. it looks...
Forum: The Board 09-22-2010, 02:01 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,160
Posted By big_b
Re: Scottto93's 1968 Big Bore Bonneville

bikes lookin great! what make and model tires are those? they 19" front & 18" rear?
Forum: The Board 09-09-2010, 07:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,022
Posted By big_b
Re: Raking a Triumph front loop. Questions need answering please.

my experiance with raking triumph frames is its hard to not wreck the numbers when you cut aft of the steering tube. others will cut the down tube and the back bone and that looks kind of terrible...
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