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Old 07-16-2012, 08:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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'74 T140v chop project!

Right, here it is! I bought this a couple of weeks ago off a mate of mine. It was chopped and mixed with a GPz in the late 80s but the main bike is based on a T140v. It has a Tr7 head with single amal mk1 carb.

Due to having GPz suspension it has disc brakes and monoshock suspension on the rear.

It's had a fair bit of work done on it and has been done well (just a long time ago!). It has various bits like hydraulic clutch, belt drive, boyer ignition and loads of custom parts.

I love it. I have already got the top end of the engine stripped ready for overhaul and the bike is about half stripped down. I am thinking for now it's going to get some paint and a spruce up all over. I am planning a major overhaul later in the year (or early next year) where I can add plenty of my own modifications.

Note: If you don't like bikes that aren't pure British or pure T140v, I'm not interested. We all have to do what we love, this just happens to be one of my pleasures in life!

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Old 07-16-2012, 09:54 AM   #2 (permalink)
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That's pretty wild. It needs a ton of TLC, but I can see a decent custom hiding in there.

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Old 07-16-2012, 10:51 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I think I would use a rear fender with a little more side skirt (that one looks like an old harley fender that has had the sides cut off)
Too much air between the tire and the rear fender makes a cruiser look like a dirt bike
other then that, I see some potential there
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Old 07-16-2012, 01:01 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Interesting bit of plumbing on the TS, I'd investigate a smaller oil tank so I could add some hurrricane style side panels to blend in the seat /tank and emphasize the waist of the bike

this was me fiddling.

or maybe some flat track type plates?
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Old 07-16-2012, 01:47 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Looks like the engine breathes through the timing cover. Interesting.
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That timing cover breather is a long-time Triumph racing mod started way back when.
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Old 07-16-2012, 04:03 PM   #7 (permalink)
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What do you mean by ts?

Yeah, I am planning to make the top tube into an oil tank then hide all electrics under there where the tank is now.

What breather do you mean?
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Also, I know what you mean about the rear mudguard. Not sure what to do about it though as I think it has to be like that because of suspension travel. I reckon if it had standard shocks it would look less open on the rear.
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Might have removed the engine today... Didn't even mean to but now decided it'll get some paint before it hits the road!

Cylinders off:


Rusty cylinders:


Pistons cleaned up nicely! Rings were really brittle...


Engine out!
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Right, here it is! I bought this a couple of weeks ago off a mate of mine. It was chopped and mixed with a GPz in the late 80s but the main bike is based on a T140v. It has a Tr7 head with single amal mk1 carb.

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Note: If you don't like bikes that aren't pure British or pure T140v, I'm not interested. We all have to do what we love, this just happens to be one of my pleasures in life!
Unlike a lot of chops and bobbers, yours looks like it will be comfortable and safe. It has the potential to go, stop and handle better than the original. And it has nice lines as well.

I love it.

A word to the wise (bitter experience): If it were my bike, I would restrain myself from getting too ambitious at first. Get it running first, ride it a while, then modify the design once you get to know the original design a bit better.

Enjoy!

Cheers,
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