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Old 11-26-2012, 08:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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1966 5ta speedtwin custom

hello new to the site just wanted to say thanks for the add ..heres my first bike i built still needs a bit of work and might have a few engine probs due to wrong head on it looks like a 500cc daytona head it dont line up with the proper 5ta manifold due to it was made for a single carb daytone was a dual ,,carb for this year was a amal 375/35 and manifold was a E4014 and cylinder head was E4785 so i was just wondering if there is any other single carb heads or anther top end that i could use to make this work cause its like finding a needle in a hay stack for engine parts for this year and it being a 5ta speedtwin

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after and still needs paint and all that stuff


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Old 11-27-2012, 09:28 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome, Marty. Nice project, sorry about the mismatch issues. I have a spare 500 manifold I can measure, maybe it'll help?
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:45 AM   #3 (permalink)
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bike was running with the daytona head it has a single manifold and a amal 626 carb just like to know if there is any heads that are compatible with this year that are made a single carb set up not a dual ? or was the speed twin cylender head of this year used on other models ,,what i mean can heads just be swaped out lol kinda new to this so sorry if info is a bit off
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Old 11-28-2012, 01:01 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Hi Marty,

Definite improvement over the original pic! I really like what you have done with it!

I am pretty sure (though I may be mistaken) that I saw the bike in its original form when it was for sale...wondering what the owner was thinking. Kudos for turning a hideous chop into very clean, very stylish bobber that retains the Triumph spirit.
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Old 11-28-2012, 03:23 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Hi Marty,

Definite improvement over the original pic! I really like what you have done with it!

I am pretty sure (though I may be mistaken) that I saw the bike in its original form when it was for sale...wondering what the owner was thinking. Kudos for turning a hideous chop into very clean, very stylish bobber that retains the Triumph spirit.
well ty dude heres what it looks like now

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Old 11-28-2012, 10:24 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Foot change is a big improvement. Right hand change with a right hand throttle must have been difficult to ride.
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Old 11-28-2012, 11:19 PM   #7 (permalink)
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ty dude ya foot controls are way better they are made for a yammy xs650 bolt on ,,but i said **** it i can make it work on mine had to cut and paste a bit custom the rest place were they sit chop the stop on the mid section reweld it in the other direction so it would work lol the bike has been a mind bender lol the tank is a 650 tank so i had to chop and remake mounts for that also i like the bigger tank instead of the 500 but if your making your own bike why copy others right ?
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just started to clean up odds and ends before she gos in for paint and engine work
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Not too shabby at all! Keep up the good work.

I'd like to get a hold of one of those siamese pipes...
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Not too shabby at all! Keep up the good work.

I'd like to get a hold of one of those siamese pipes...
LOWBROW CUSTOMS has them but not in stock right now and they have alot of other cool stuff also have a look you never know might be somthing else there you might like cheers
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