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Old 01-06-2011, 09:52 PM   #1
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Default Triumph 650 and the New Guy

Well, I ended up with a 68 Bonneville and a pile of parts that was my brothers. R.I.P brother. I always remember him and his Triumphs and BSAs when I was a kid back in the early 70's. In fact, when I was 16 I took my road test on his 500 BSA with extended forks. I think the examiner thought I was nuts since I was this skinny kid who came riding in on a BSA. I laid it down on some gravel once and it took everything I had to pick it up.

Anyway, fast forward, I want to revive as much of his old stuff that I can. Kinda my way of remembering him. I haven't build a bike since the late seventies but I've done plenty of wrecked cars in my life so I have quite a few tools.

So last summer I pulled the most complete bike out of the shed...rebuilt the carbs...cleaned and lined the tank...new tires, and rode it around for a while.



since this bike is a mixture of many, I'm gonna custom build it. Its a 68 Bonnie frame, early 70's 750 engine and front end.
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Old 01-06-2011, 09:59 PM   #2
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Engine first. Here is the pile of parts that's gonna go in it. I wanted to do an engine build so this pile of parts is it. Been scrounging around for parts and got some from a couple of JJ members
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Old 01-06-2011, 10:07 PM   #3
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its nice to have a bike that remembers you of your brother
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Old 01-06-2011, 10:19 PM   #4
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Completely tore down the engine carcass. Cleaned sludge tube, new big end bearings, seals, right side main bearing, bored 20 over, new valves..guides...springs, and pistons.
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Old 01-06-2011, 10:21 PM   #5
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Glad to see you honoring your brother's memory. I wish I could have gotten my uncle's bikes to have kept alive for his memory though unfortunately he was in a bad place and gave nothing to the family when he passed on of his own accord. There were 4 bikes...a Vincent, Ariel, Norton and a Triumph. Sigh.

I'll be watching to vicariously honor a lost loved one through your caring build.
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Old 01-07-2011, 12:30 AM   #6
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Good fucking for you man. I see your doing it right! I am psyched.
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Old 01-07-2011, 01:15 AM   #7
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Looks like you are doing a great job! Keep up the great work and pictures coming. Congrats on honoring your Bro!
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Old 01-07-2011, 10:56 PM   #8
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I have two stators to choose from to put in this engine. I have no idea if they are good or not. Neither one has been in a running engine for years. I have one that is enclosed in plastic and has two wires coming out of it. The other is an open design that has three wires coming out of it, but had two of the wires wired together so that two wires came out the case...(both wires coming out of the case were red). does it make any difference which one I throw in there?
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Old 01-08-2011, 02:10 AM   #9
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Use the encapsulated one on the left. Throw the exposed winding one in the trash.
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If you use the encapsulated one, make double, triple sure of your rotor clearance.
When I picked up my great running T140ES, the first long trip (over 20 miles) into the city, resulted in a locked up engine after I stopped for lunch. The heat melted the insulation, and when it cooled, welded the rotor to the stator!

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looks like your going to do your brother right. Can't wait to watch it come together.
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Old 03-11-2011, 11:52 PM   #12
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Well, it's been a while since I posted any progress on the bike. Mostly because there is not much to show. To much work and not enough play time. Got into the front forks a few days ago and found a mess.
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Old 03-12-2011, 12:00 AM   #13
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So, I took a drive to Klempf's British Parts in Dodge Center, Mn for some parts. I came home with new seals, standard length fork tubes, drag bars, and various other parts.

Bright and shiny!
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Old 03-12-2011, 12:05 AM   #14
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And, The beginning of the "mock-up" I kinda like the drag bars with the risers. I think I will keep them. This engine is coming out after I mock it up and I will be putting the one that I am building that is pictured earlier in the thread. Oh, and ya, I know my shop is a flippin mess.
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Lookin good so far. Sorry about your brother. He will probably be riding with you.
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I like where it's headin'
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Old 03-16-2011, 08:18 PM   #17
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Got the front wheel on and rolled it out to see how it sits. Pretty much what I was hoping for, I like the stance. My new seat arrived today, I'm not too sure about it. But, since they custom made it, I will use it. Looking at it now....I should have just ordered a plain leather seat. It does have two of my favorite things in life besides bikes though.....airplanes and pinups I wasn't sure if I could show the seat as is so I blacked out the nekked boobs for this site.
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I like the stance.
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Looks like you are doing a great job! Keep up the great work and pictures coming. Congrats on honoring your Bro!
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It's nice to see someone protecting the connecting rods.
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