So it begins: TR6

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Re: So it begins: TR6

Unread post by paulcali3 » Thu Dec 12, 2013 1:03 pm

Image Experimenting with sidepanel bracket arrangement. If the bracket's too high up it'll get in the way of the (single) carb, always a tight squeeze with these frames (if you want an air filter). Too low & it won't support the sidepanel.Image ImageImage Some optimistic welding here (not by me). A bit of grinding needed, stand now works like new. Eventually found my new clutch cable & fitted it. Revelation! Smooth & light clutch action...all that paying out is paying off. Still needs fine tuning.

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Re: So it begins: TR6

Unread post by gautrek » Fri Dec 13, 2013 10:38 pm

Surely those side panel brackets are too flimsy to withstand the Triumph vibrations?
1937 350cc Red Panther trial bike
1975 650cc Ural outfit(http://www.russianbike.co.uk/)
1983 R80 BMW.

coming soon a 1938 model 85 350 cc Redwing Panther(when I get it rebuilt)

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Re: So it begins: TR6

Unread post by paulcali3 » Sat Dec 14, 2013 5:18 pm

We shall see! I have an expensively balanced crank....

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Unread post by Pete R » Sat Dec 21, 2013 8:11 pm

paulcali3 wrote:We shall see! I have an expensively balanced crank....
Did you use the dry frame balance factor (85%),or the oily frame factor (74%) like the T140 from '73 onward?

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Unread post by paulcali3 » Sat Dec 21, 2013 8:50 pm

SRM took care of it, they did want to know what type of frame I was using.It's (mostly) a '69 engine. Balanced for 750 pistons in OIF.

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Unread post by paulcali3 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:12 pm

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New fork seals won't seal on this leg. Chrome is worn away down to the copper plating. Still, not bad for forty years old. Better than an Italian manufacturer I won't name here...new stanchions on the way...costs spiralling ever higher. I've now gone into "negative equity" with this bike. And some way to go yet...

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Unread post by Zunspec » Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:00 pm

Spiralling cost is a fact of life in the bike resto. game, Paul :D Just keep in mind what the finished machine will mean to you (hopefully not a nervous breakdown or a visit from the bailiffs). Keep on trucking.

Cheers Geoff

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Unread post by paulcali3 » Wed Jan 29, 2014 5:34 pm

Thanks Geoff. All encouragement is welcome. Just stripped the head...on removing exhaust valve springs... one side had no spacer under springs and the other had two! Been running like this for years. Valve seats poor. Head now in the hands of experts for refurb. Had I saved all the money I spent on this bike over the years I could probably buy a Vincent Twin....but who wants one of those....? Fork damper assembly is banjaxed of course, add to shopping list. Bristol Show approaches,

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Unread post by Zunspec » Thu Jan 30, 2014 1:37 am

Hi Paul.

I am planning to be at the Bristol show with the Seeley on the Empire Cycle (Reality Motorcycles) stand. Picking up the re-built engine on Friday so should have it all back together in time.

As I am imminently about to retire I am contemplating the purchase of a T150/T160 ( or a P&M frame special project) with my payoff. Might as well spend it while I can still enjoy it lol,

Cheers Geoff

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Re: So it begins: TR6

Unread post by paulcali3 » Fri Jan 31, 2014 3:33 pm

I'll see you at Shepton Geoff. Hope you find a bargain triple...they can be more of a money pit than most.

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