Well, it's finally started so I thought I would put up a thread as I'm sure I'm going to need lots of help
thanks in advance.
I bought the bike a couple of months ago from a dealer. It is a machine which was exported to the US and has now found it's way back to the UK and will need re-registering once the restoration is complete. I have no experience with Triumphs - I haven't even ridden it - but I have heard it running and seen it being ridden. Notwithstanding this I am going to have the engine inspected / rebuilt. More on this anon..
As you can see it has had low pipes fitted and I want it back to factory so I have the correct high pipes ready to go on. Aside from that, some unusual switchgear and some headlight quirks it is pretty much all there.
Here it is, after a quick pressure wash just before it went on the ramp for what I think will be a long dissection:
Old pipes off:
Front mudguard off:
Had a look at the fork springs. Hmm.
Drained the oil: Right hand tub is from the gearbox and very milky. What does that indicate?
Seat and tank off, and that was about it for today:
And thinking about touching in the ivory colour on my tank badges: any ideas on how to match the colour?
I'm thinking that I will whip the cables out next and then the headlight and bars. I'm not sure if there is a tried and tested strip down method but I want to keep it as a rolling chassis as long as I can