'74 T140v chop project! - Triumph Forum: Triumph Rat Motorcycle Forums
Member's Restoration & Rebuild Projects Details of member's own projects.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 42 (permalink) Old 07-16-2012, 08:20 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
Powerbike
Main Motorcycle: '74 T140V Chop
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Woodbridge, UK
Posts: 388
'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!

'74 T140v chop project!-563869_10151278350539778_531589607_n.jpg
'74 T140v chop project!-417754_10151278349394778_1812518039_n.jpg
'74 T140v chop project!-548123_10151278347834778_155894695_n.jpg
loxx101 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 42 (permalink) Old 07-16-2012, 09:54 AM
Super Moderator
Site Supporter
Commentator
Main Motorcycle: '67 Triumph Bonneville
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Laredo, Texas
Posts: 9,948
Other Motorcycle: British Iron
Extra Motorcycle: Dreer Norton Prototype
Garage
That's pretty wild. It needs a ton of TLC, but I can see a decent custom hiding in there.

Welcome.

GrandPaulZ
Author of "Old Bikes"
Born Again Bikes
My Photo album
GrandPaulZ is online now  
post #3 of 42 (permalink) Old 07-16-2012, 10:51 AM
Banned
Formula Extreme
Main Motorcycle: custom harley
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Shingletown CA
Posts: 947
Other Motorcycle: 71 TR6
Extra Motorcycle: varies
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
Lee H is offline  
post #4 of 42 (permalink) Old 07-16-2012, 01:01 PM
Senior Member
SOTP Vintage Series
Main Motorcycle: T140 E
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Reading Berks UK
Posts: 6,986
Other Motorcycle: 56 Plunger Tatty Cub
Extra Motorcycle: CZ winter bike
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?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0997.jpg
Views:	172
Size:	104.4 KB
ID:	52171  
DAVE M is online now  
post #5 of 42 (permalink) Old 07-16-2012, 01:47 PM
Senior Member
Formula Extreme
Main Motorcycle: '68 TR6R
 
68TR6R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Iowa
Posts: 802
Other Motorcycle: 1978 suzuki 125
Looks like the engine breathes through the timing cover. Interesting.

Life's tough.......Get a helmet
68TR6R is offline  
post #6 of 42 (permalink) Old 07-16-2012, 03:36 PM
Super Moderator
Site Supporter
Commentator
Main Motorcycle: '67 Triumph Bonneville
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Laredo, Texas
Posts: 9,948
Other Motorcycle: British Iron
Extra Motorcycle: Dreer Norton Prototype
Garage
That timing cover breather is a long-time Triumph racing mod started way back when.

GrandPaulZ
Author of "Old Bikes"
Born Again Bikes
My Photo album
GrandPaulZ is online now  
post #7 of 42 (permalink) Old 07-16-2012, 04:03 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
Powerbike
Main Motorcycle: '74 T140V Chop
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Woodbridge, UK
Posts: 388
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?
loxx101 is offline  
post #8 of 42 (permalink) Old 07-16-2012, 04:37 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
Powerbike
Main Motorcycle: '74 T140V Chop
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Woodbridge, UK
Posts: 388
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.
loxx101 is offline  
post #9 of 42 (permalink) Old 07-16-2012, 04:51 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
Powerbike
Main Motorcycle: '74 T140V Chop
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Woodbridge, UK
Posts: 388
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!
loxx101 is offline  
post #10 of 42 (permalink) Old 07-16-2012, 06:50 PM
Senior Member
Formula Extreme
Main Motorcycle: '59 thunderbird
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Caboolture QLD AU
Posts: 847
Other Motorcycle: '95 Thunderbird
Quote:
Originally Posted by loxx101 View Post
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.

[...]
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,
Neil.
loctitekid is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Triumph Forum: Triumph Rat Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter your valid email address, that can receive an automated confirmation message. Otherwise, you won't be able to gain full access.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Some recent pics from T140v cafe project malbolge Member's Restoration & Rebuild Projects 1 11-27-2011 08:59 PM
To Chop or not to chop Flatrabbit Classic, Vintage & Veteran 16 06-04-2010 09:56 AM
1977 T140V Project Ohio-Rider Member's Restoration & Rebuild Projects 14 06-24-2009 10:40 AM
Air box chop scooterhooligan Club Cafe' 5 04-05-2008 01:58 PM
chop chop mrcheese Maintenance & Workshop Talk 1 02-07-2006 06:54 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome