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Right now she is actualy 90% percent done I have posted a few photos of it around but didn't do a build thread I understand it might be a little lame for some peoples taste. Hopefully it still belongs here.

70 T120 picked up in 07

The top end had adaptors to run Mikunis along with some stripped heads
and a nice weld in the primary cover.

Detabbed and stipped with aerosol paint stripper from lowes, wire wheel jumpsuit and face sheild. repop tank from brit bike I think. biltwell solo seat and bungs.
 

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I took the motor to D&D triumph in pensacola for a rebuilt and a belt drive,and a tiger head instead of the bonnie, (still running a mikuni carb). It's nice to have a motor that initialy works when you have never worked on one of these types before.

Stoked when I brough it home
 

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2006 ninja front end I really wanted to use the XLCR front wheel only because I didn't even know this bike existed before I started reading stuff here.

The neck had to be opened up .060 to run roller bearing for the triple trees I kinda feel bad about that but other than that the hoop and is unmolested.
The front axle is 25mm and up until 2000 I believe all Harleys ran 3/4 axles, this is a lesson I learned the hard way. My however happened to own a 2010 XL1200N

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So after giving my wife her front wheel back, I ordered a 21 with black hub from DNA this is my first build ever in hindsight I should have taught my self how to lace one up on my own. The rotors are nissan and the calipers are the stock tokicos and the fit is just dumb fucking luck.
 

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I flipped the shift lever around used a piece of 1" round stock and shortened big block pushrod for my linkage.

I knixed the aluminum oil tank and got the this wing looking one (don't worry it's set up for rocker feed). The shift arm is a SBC alternator bracket, the roofing hammer is off a raid on an Iraqi IED cell.
 

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Honda Ruckus headlights and upsidedown bracket with battery eliminator mounted up front. I cut out the ignition key hole and polished the shit out ot it. KIA bracelet for a buddy who kind of was the spark that started the whole thing.
 

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Everything I have learned about painting I learned on this board.


Dupli-color and 2000 grit sandpaper.


When it comes to wet sanding I have learned you need to know when to put down the crayons
 

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Shitty valve and veneer caliper chain tensioner, wifes rollerderby wheel.

Army issue duffle bag seat cover tried to make the fender struts crescent shapes like a mosque minaret. I had them powdered coated gun metal gray.
 

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The paint is all rattle can duplicolor, I have no artistic talent just some patience.

Backstory on the paint job if it helps, my old man did two tours in Vietnam and for his troubles he won part of his buddies canteen that was on his hip stuck in head for the rest of his life until he died of brain cancer. This isn't a nod to the movie or the characters it's a "fuck you" to it. I have a few tours racked up overseas disarming IEDs I think I can rock the CPT America without feeling like a cheese dick. I am not trying to argue everyones tast is diffrent, but it's not a monster truck T-shirt or a tapout sticker on the back of my truck.
 

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Ok...more deets on the front end. I'm doing a modern sport bike front end on one of my bikes too, but I was planning on going with an XS650 wheel and making things work.

Are you saying that a stock Sportster wheel, with a 3/4" axle fits in a ZX-6R fork?? You said they're Tokico rotors...from the Ninja, I assume? If so, they had the same bolt pattern as the Sportster wheel?
No,..... someone on here probably knows the exact year but but the 2009 and newer sportsters use a 25mm or 1 inch bearing (if it's a 1 inch you can track down 25mm bearing and swap them easily) the axle on the ZX-6R is 25mm.

If you have an XS650 frame you might have better luck on getting the neck to fit I had to open mine up .060 to fit ZX-6R taper roller bearings. This was after a few weeks picking peoples brains and pouring through Mcmaster car and timken catalogs.

I believe the rotors the rotors are ZX-6R also they are 300mm with the 5 hole pattern and 12mm offset.The holes are a little larger in diameter like 11mm but the bolt pattern matches up I just used brass spacers to cover the distance. The calipers are tokico the rotors run perfect with the offset in them. The wheel is actualy a DNA because they were the only ones that I could find that had the rotor bolt holes on both sides.

I would recomend using a large wheel atleast a 19 because the rotors are so big they begin to make the wheel look crowded.

I hope that helps.
 

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Nice!

Not to hijack, but You could also press the stem out of the forks and machine it down to the proper size for your neck bearings. I had spacers made for the bultaco axle that fit into the lower legs and the axle slides through those spacers. Many ways to skin a cat.

Oh, and I love it when people tell me I should put an old front end or springer on my bike... WTF? It's not like putting an inverted front end on a triumph was an after thought or spur of the moment thing. It takes planning, work, and money to do it.
I am glad you showed up your bike was the first time that I realized it could be done. So I apologize for stealing the shit out of it.:D

Although I appreciate the simplicity of a clean front spool on a springer front end, I am a big chicken and I don't think I have the skill to survive on a rear mechanical hub. So I opted to over brake the hell out of it.
 

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I looked forever for a tail light that would work without being over the top. I bought a 51 chevy pickup about a month a go and the tail light seemed cool but understated and they came with a license plate light underneath so I got a repro LED unit from summit.



Lithium Ion battery from ballistic batteries it's says it will run a 12v kick only sportser or a small elecctric start scooter.
 

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brake light and license plate mount

Don't worry I know I suck at welding




Loose not crooked.
Old battery box hold down used Chevy ladder bar washer piece of bench stock from locally owned hardware store 51 Chevy taillight from summit 30 dollars for a custom tail light and plate bracket
 
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