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i spent a few hours out on my rigid 650 triumpy yesterday after it was off the road for a few weeks for some tweaking. everytime i stopped somewhere, people would come over & check out the bike & compliment it. a crazy greybeard dude on a ratty late 70s HD custom hardtail was really stoked on it. "yeah dude, that things coooool! mines a rigid toooo! mine leaks & vibrates like that too, its great!!!" haha. that guy was hilarious. a couple older guys walked by & i heard him say quietly to his buddy "wow man, check out that old triumph" right then i kicked her over & she fired up on the 1st kick & i gave the open pipes a quick shot for him. they both stopped & turned around to take it in for a sec & gave me a friendly nod. seemed like anytime i made eye contact with someone, they smiled & gave me a thumbs up or a nod. after a couple hours i stopped over a friends house... (he & his girl stopped over my place pretty frequently as i was building the bike over the winter so they saw the progress from frame to complete bike)... we were talking & i was on my way out, bike was sitting & idling for minute. he says "man, that thing vibrates so much, it looks like its nervous or something!" haha, i laughed... 'yeah it does.' i said. then his girl says "no way man, that thing is shaking like that because its itching to GO!!! it doesnt want to sit still, it wants to take off!" i was stoked. i liked her interpretation a little better, although i know its actually a combonation of the two - my bike is a little nervous as we're still working out the bugs, but most importantly, she digs goin fast!

anyhow, i thought id share my day out on the bike yesterday with yall because i know you can relate. be it good vibes from cool people or the vibrations from a hopped up 650 twin, they all make for a good fucking day.:D
 

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MIKE47 said:
cool man, will it be coming to the jalopy jump and jive? I've kinda been following your build but haven't seen it yet.
yeah man, i do plan on riding up to the JJ & J. im still working out a few small bugs but i should have everything worked out by then. see ya there!
 

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yeah man, i do plan on riding up to the JJ & J. im still working out a few small bugs but i should have everything worked out by then. see ya there!
Great, guess I finally get to see it. I'll have my Honda chop there, I hope. I will definately be bringing my roadster. I'll be working, but I think Mel the slave-driver will let me walk around for a little bit.
 

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nice, but i have to say that the thing that catches my eye the most on that little Trumpet is the front drum! that thing just looks sweet. does it work worth a damn, or is it like a mini-drum....only good when you are already stopped?
 

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haha - thanks guys. yep, that is a david bird ebay hardtail. 4" stretch & a 2.5" drop. excellent workmanship. straight as an arrow & bolted right up without any problems at all. its the same hartail thats on jeffs silver trump thats in Dice #10. As for the front brake: the front end is off a 71. i modfied the fork's internals so it would drop it 2" to match the rear & keep the bike level. It still has enough travel to handle shitty jersey roads though. the front hub is a conical, some people love them, some hate them. i love it because of the fact that i dig the big nasty air scoop & its a dual leading shoe setup. also its easy as hell to adjust because each shoe has its own adjuster cam. im used to riding an 04 speed triple so i had to build this bike with decent brakes. the stopping power is pretty f'n impressive.

thanks again & ill be stoked to see you guys in asbury on the 19th!
 
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