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Old 06-02-2012, 07:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Chuck's '65 650 basket case/build

This project bike I am working towards building now is my first Triumph but not the first Triumph I have been around. It all started back in the Mid 80's when my GF's dad sold a old 1965 650 TT Special Bonneville to one of my best friends as a basket case and I was there watching him build it up from the ground up and it became a beautiful hard tail street bobber. Wow what a sweet machine it was but he eventually lost it through his youth and his partying days.

That brings us up to today and me and my new love affair. I found via the internet another old 1965 650 TT Special Bonneville basket case and decided to see if I too could have myself a sweet lil street bobber of my own. I have had a 77 xlch Harley and an old 78 cb650 Honda but this new love affair is something new and different.

The guy I bought it from loves and works on old Indians, BSA's and Triumph's so I managed to purchase from him the 1965 650 TT Special Bonneville engine w/ Dual Mikuni Carbs, a set of original although beat up a bit dual exhaust pipes and a 1968 Triumph Bonneville swing arm frame with the bolt on hard tail conversion rear end. Needless to say I am in heaven already.

I found a early 70's Harley Sporty front end for it already set up for dual front disc's which I think will look cool and a set of small fat bob's. I like my bikes just like I love my women IE: short, sweet and petite with a sweet set of hooters.

This will be a single seater ride with front and rear fenders and just the basics in accessories. Nothing fancy, nothing really standing out as far as the Bling but a head turner all the same. No it will not be a ratty looking thing. My GF would kill me.

The builder/fabricator I am using is really cool and has been building bikes for almost 30 years and as we talked the other day he asked me "how much are you dedicated to this project?" to which I answered "as dedicated as I am to my GF whom is my life mate and my best friend". Yes it is going to take money I told him I fully understood but hell you buy one part here and there and you save for others and before you know it you are up and riding on something you put together for yourself and you are not buying somebody else's headaches.

He mentioned nightmares and I laughed.

Peace.
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Old 06-02-2012, 07:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Good luck Chuck. May your nightmares be few.
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Old 06-02-2012, 07:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks. Should not be any nightmares at all taking this project bike one step, one part and one day at a time.

I love this entire forum what a great place of knowledge. Thank you to everybody.
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Old 06-03-2012, 11:12 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 06-03-2012, 11:23 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Here are a few to get the party rolling. So far I only have $1,750.00 USD into this project and yes I am always shopping around for the best deals I can find.
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Old 06-03-2012, 03:02 PM   #6 (permalink)
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And found a Gasket Kit online today that one of my Brothers picked up for me and I can snail mail him the money to repay him for. PayPal and my Credit Union are not communicating correctly or I would not have had to ask my brother to help me out.

One part and one piece at a time.
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Hey Chuck,

You'll use up all the site's e-ink if you keep posting in bold.
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Old 06-03-2012, 09:19 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Well if my eye sight was not so bad.
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Old 06-03-2012, 09:25 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Assuming you are on a PC try hitting "Ctrl" and "+", that should make things easier. Control minus reverses the effect.

An alternative way is Ctrl and scroll your mouse wheel forwards.

If you are on a Mac use option instead of control.
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Old 06-03-2012, 09:31 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Oh I know I can do all of that it is just I run dual monitors and my secondary monitor(15 inch flat panel) holds my email account which sits a bit away from my Lap Top(17 inch screen) that sits in front of me. So the Boldness is easier to read at a distance.

I been a computer tech as well since 2000 so I know my way around these things Thank you for the tips anyway.
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