Main Motorcycle: 1959 Triumph Trophy 650
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Dayton Ohio
Other Motorcycle: yamaha silverado 1100
I was actually looking for a HD Sprint or something to tinker with. I asked some riders at work if they knew anyone with an old Sprint or an old bike in general. To my surprise, one of them said his friend had an old 69 or so Triumph chopper that hasn't run in years. I wasn't into choppers . When I went to see it, I was pleasantly surprised it was a pre-unit. The only thing stock on the front end was the wheel and trees and lower legs! The tank was stock,but all the trim & emblems were gone. STRUTS!No plate mount, side chopper plate mount,Sportster rotten seat. Rust everywhere.No spark etc. A real mess.The Mag was sent to Hunt Magnetos for a rebuild. I'd post a picture of it before & after if I had a way to do it. Maybe I can asked someone at work if they can send it! I rebuilt just about everything,swing arm bushes,about every bearing and bush except the top end. I wanted to see how it handled etc befor putting more bread into it. It runs & handles fine & the top end even sounds well.It does have the typical crack in the head between the bolt hole and valve seat, so I may put a latter top end on it.Are you looking for a stocker,bobber or chopper? I'll keep an eye out.
[ This message was edited by: red59 on 2005-11-19 23:08 ]