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Old 10-14-2012, 08:26 PM   #171 (permalink)
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When you get done with this Neil, you'll be able to write a history of early T120 fork legs.

Hope this one works out.

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Old 10-22-2012, 02:23 AM   #172 (permalink)
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Ordered a second hand RH fork slider the right length from ClassicAllParts in Sydney.
Talked to the owner on the phone while he had the part in his hand.
Hopes are up again.
This time for sure.
Another shorter slider to add to my collection.
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Old 10-22-2012, 04:45 PM   #173 (permalink)
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Just put in a bid on three more RH sliders in the UK.
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Old 10-24-2012, 04:51 PM   #174 (permalink)
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I suspect that you are going to be the only person out there that has their retirement fund in the form of RH early Triumph fork sliders.

I'm still rootin' for you, Neil. You've gotta hit paydirt pretty soon.

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Old 10-24-2012, 05:17 PM   #175 (permalink)
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Won the auction, at a reasonable price. Hopes up again.
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Old 11-07-2012, 06:22 AM   #176 (permalink)
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At Last

Thanks to eBay seller maat123maat, two of the correct fork leg arrived today.

The long ones are the right ones.


They will fit the bike:


Now clean up, select the best one, powder coat, assemble, we're away laughing.

Such a relief.
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:26 AM   #177 (permalink)
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Congrats Neil. Patience and persistance tend to work out in the long run.

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Old 11-17-2012, 02:43 AM   #178 (permalink)
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Beside the fork leg, I needed a new brake backing plate. The current one is from a BSA. So I picked this one up on eBay:

Cleaned it up a bit:

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Old 11-17-2012, 03:34 PM   #179 (permalink)
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Right Leg

Selecting the best leg was not hard. The thread for the sleeve nut did not look good on one, even though a spare sleeve nut screws on to both legs without jamming:
Sorry about the quality, but this one had some scars from a hammer or pry bar:

This one had only one scar:

The one with good thread had this bolt in it where the lower mudguard stay bolts on, but it cleaned up OK with a 5/16 CEI tap:

I helicoiled the threads that take the lower cap retaining bolts, even though they didn't look bad; the other fork leg on the bike has had this treatment, and I want them to look the same. So both sides have UNF bolts where originally they were CEI.
Got the leg back from the powder coater:

The dull finish is from oily hands; I had to clean the inside of the leg very thoroughly to get rid of rust, blasting media and overspray.
Now I just need the time to put it all together.
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:36 AM   #180 (permalink)
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So the extra brake torque lug doesn't interfere with the knave plate of the left side?
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