My '73 Triumph 750 Tiger

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scotduke
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Re: My '73 Triumph 750 Tiger

Unread post by scotduke » Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:42 pm

Nice motor rebuild and all that but, errrr, can we have some more shed pics please?

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Re: My '73 Triumph 750 Tiger

Unread post by triumph5ta » Sat Apr 25, 2009 10:17 pm

scotduke wrote:Nice motor rebuild and all that but, errrr, can we have some more shed pics please?

Sigh... ok heres the MAIN shed ;)
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And heres the OTHER shed where bits live:

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happy now??

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Re: My '73 Triumph 750 Tiger

Unread post by The Mighty Gusset » Sat Apr 25, 2009 11:01 pm

Oy !
Two Sheds !
Get your own Arts Programme you Fairy !

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLjS3gzHetA

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Re: My '73 Triumph 750 Tiger

Unread post by triumph5ta » Sat May 09, 2009 10:01 pm

Picked up freshly vapour blasted parts from Tim Walker Restorations this morning:
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links to images of considerable embiggenment:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3299/3516473448_4153a1e23a_b.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3330/3516475556_3616764d9e_b.jpg

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Re: My '73 Triumph 750 Tiger

Unread post by WILT » Fri May 15, 2009 1:18 am

I had a tiger 750 from new ,It was a nice bike apart from the fact that some dork at the factory didnt bother cleaning the swarf out of the cases and whilst running it in on the M53 (I lived in Birkenhead @ the time ) a piece blocked the scavange return and that was the end of the motor! I took the engine back to Meridan on the front seat of my mini and despite the strike pickets on the gate they swapped it for another. I think it was another re-shelled effort though cos it never felt tghe same and dissollusioned I sold it and got a T500 Suzy .which funnily enough was 200 cc smaller but just as quick and more stable @ high speed. But I will say one thing in the T120V's favour it had the best front brake Ive ever had on a bike .You could actually brake slightly cranked over in the wet
because it was that sensitive .I dont think Ive done that with other discs.

Oh and I dont have my own arts program but I do have my own shed and a gallery :-

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Re: My '73 Triumph 750 Tiger

Unread post by johnr » Fri May 15, 2009 9:57 am

only 2 sheds? tsk tsk, ive the big shed, the small shed and the brick shed where we do all the welding and hot works!! :D

WILT
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Re: My '73 Triumph 750 Tiger

Unread post by WILT » Fri May 15, 2009 11:45 am

Well,

I forgot to mention the workshop attached to the house with the Myford etc. (since were in bragging mode)


:lol:

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Re: My '73 Triumph 750 Tiger

Unread post by triumph5ta » Sun May 24, 2009 11:57 pm

Finished cylinder head rebuild today, new valves guides and springs, web site updated, fitted the head temporarily to check, looks ok so far...
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Re: My '73 Triumph 750 Tiger

Unread post by triumph5ta » Mon Oct 12, 2009 11:12 pm

Updated the web site with .... clutch centre rebuild... wow!
http://sites.google.com/site/triumph750project/primary-and-clutch

Next steps:
Get a couple of welded repairs to the frame. A local guy can do this.
Get wheels built up (£300 - £400 quid, ouch) this may have to wait until next year...
Put wheels on frame to make a rolling chassis.
Stick engine in frame
Wire it up
Try and start it?

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Re: My '73 Triumph 750 Tiger

Unread post by Hooli » Tue Oct 13, 2009 1:53 pm

triumph5ta wrote:Try and start it?


isnt that where it all gets depressing again? :lol:
Classics ain't built in Metric

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