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Old 05-02-2010, 09:04 PM   #1
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Default My (First Bike in 30 years) 1959/1961 Triumph Bonneville build.

Like I said in my intro, I've built many cars but no bikes and always have wanted to. Mainly because I think they're works of art and I happen to be an artist, so who better to attempt one right?...lol

So I purchased a load of parts from a member here, did not find out until after we were talking that he post here, name is Jon and not sure of the screen name here. In the boxes was a pretty damn nice 1961 engine, 1959 frame and pretty damn near everything else needed to put the bike together if you wanted to use all the parts provided. The bike had not been titled since 74 but did come with that title.

To start out with here is the frame after the blasting. Spent a good bit of the day just blasting the frame. Thankfully no hidden issues were found, looks fantastic except for a kickstand base someone gobbed on years ago, I think I'll have to take that off or try to repair what was done.



In the boxes was something pretty cool also, check out this unused K&N from God knows when, I don't even remember the logo ever being like that...lol



The engine appears to have been rebuilt at some point, it's just too nice looking and clean on the inside not to have been. I do have one worry I found though, one of the keyways on the crank is dicked up a bit (or appears to be), what do you guys think? can/should this be repaired or does she need a new crank? The other side looks great.



I'll be updating this thread quite often at first since many of the main pieces are there and just in need of cleaning for the mock up...

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Old 05-03-2010, 12:01 AM   #2
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And one more photo,

So here's what I have to work with, two sets of Triumph forks, a smaller cc triumph oil tank I don't think I'll be using, it's really cool but not what I had in mind.. 2 sets of volocity stacks, very cool and old but only a screen on one set. Really cool K&N filters, original tach, apperas be to a rebuilt 1961 650 dual carb, new Amal Carbs, Whassel Air filters, original wheels to the bike, period correct tank, but not the original to the bike. And bags o bags of stuff all bolts marked and everything, very cool.

For the build I want to do, I couldn't have picked all this crap out better...lol


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Welcome to the Trumps.. I know you got a handle with the tools but
the tip of the day. Nothing fits and don't paint anything before a FULL mock up.
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Roger that, what ya think of that keyway?
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Roger that, what ya think of that keyway?
I have a much newer unit motor. We need a pre unit guy to chime in on that one.
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Old 05-03-2010, 08:45 AM   #6
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Yeah, sorry about the pics. Most sites automatically resize them for you and the photos were insert using the "insert image" icon so I'll pay attention to the size now. Ill make them like 400x600.
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Old 05-03-2010, 09:02 AM   #7
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.... Nothing fits and don't paint anything before a FULL mock up.

Full mock up and shakedown ride.

It looks like you have a ton of work to do, but it also looks like you have a pretty good point to start from.

I wonder how many unmolested Triumph frames of that vintage are left in the world. I know there are none in my garage
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Way cool!
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I know I will not be painting one single thing until everything is ironed out but should I be protecting the bare metal frame with something so stop grease and such from penetrating the metal? Painters tape or something maybe?
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Hey WTF D00D, I'm not sure that keyway is too much of a worry as long as you remove any burr there, I'm sure one of the pre-unit guys will come on and put your mind at rest.

Keep the pics coming on this build, nice start though.

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go run for it

the stuff great but i'll change the crankshaft - there are plenty around for you to mess with it

the keyway is just to old an alternator part in place, but i would change the crank anyway

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Full mock up and shakedown ride.

I wonder how many unmolested Triumph frames of that vintage are left in the world. I know there are none in my garage
I could not agree more. If you want to impress us. Do a swing arm.!
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I'm leaving the frame the way it is, though my initial intentions was to do a hard tail with a solo seat. Now I think I'll just see if I can find some shorter shocks to lower a little and leave the frame as is with a solo seat. I just cant take it apart, it's too freakin pretty the way it is.
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^^ YES, yes, yes! Send a PM to hatch. He can put you in the direction of lower shocks. You can do the fronts yourself.

http://showandgo.blogspot.com/2010_01_01_archive.html

^^ I got some inspiration for you..
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This thing will definitely be cool with a swing arm. Go 4 it.
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+1 it would be good to see a swing-arm frame in a world filled with a endless amount of hardtailed triumphs
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I have to agree, that frame is just wayy too pretty the way it is to change it.
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Yeah, yeah! Another thumbs up for the much maligned swingarm ( wish we could talk to Bud Ekins, Rest His Soul ).

Like the man said, how many hard tail clones we gotta see, not that they ain't real, but, at this point, if it was a hardtail, go for it. You got a swingarm, maybe think outside the box. Just my personal opinion ( but I do have an unmolested swingarm in my shop ).
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can/should this be repaired or does she need a new crank?
I would repair it. If the repair does not work out, just replace it, you will have not lost anything either way since you should NOT run it "as is" anyhow. My two cents.
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Try Dave Quinn for the shocks, he's a good man. Have some neat Hagon's on my '62 that I bought from him.
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