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Old 02-06-2012, 09:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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RESTORATION: '95 Speed Triple

Some updates as to my attempt at breathing new life into my first bike. I've had this triple since I where a lad, picked it up circa 2001 for 3000 and I've been and done everything on it. From mad Sunday at the TT to picking up a frozen chicken for my ma's Sunday roast.

This Speedy isn't going anywhere as I've more or less grown up as a biker with it. The restoration is to forefill an ambition, my Dad's mate (Coming up to his 70's when I met him) had an original Bonni that was mint and used to come out for special occasions. I'm planning on being a similar daft old git with something special tucked in the back of the garage!

Thought I split the thread out from my shameless begging for parts and move into a dairy of restoration type thing.

So here we are: -
Mot offered to come over and help me get the wheels out for powder coat. Just to warn you guys this is how he leaves your bike after eating all your bacon and drinking all your coffee!! Mind you we did get those rather sexy aclons in place and you can see a rather spiffing bar end mirror!

The other shot demonstrates a little more work that's needed before the Ohlin can get installed.

Finding and powdercoater and rim polisher is proving tricky, been let down by about 3 places so far but I'm hoping to get the wheels over to this chap this week.

Also pro-bolt have been charged with sending me some rather sexy titanium rota bolts for the galfers, cailper mounts and other odds and sods.

Hopefully next time there will be some some pics of the wheels back from finishing and I'll start considering that Ohlin depending on dates for the Trumpet run.

Till next time.......
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Old 02-06-2012, 04:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 02-06-2012, 05:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Bacon sandwich in one hand and a big hammer in the other T3 mechanics know no other way !!!!
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Old 02-23-2012, 03:34 PM   #4 (permalink)
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ooooooo - replacement bearings arrived this morning.

The bodywork is at the shop.

The wheel man phoned yesterday and I can pick the newly powder coated rims up in the morning.

Everything is ready to dress the wheels so I'll be busy this weekend mounting discs, tyres, bearings etc. Glad I've got a four dayer booked! Yes I am that retarded with a spanner and will need all four days.

Also, Mot and I had the rear shock out last sunday, along with the alternator.

The alternator was long time fubar'd and it seems has left the clutch side alternator drive loose. Once I get the wheels on the bike it will be shop bound for that to be checked over. Hairy stuff!!!!

Photographic update soon.
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Silkie...happy to pop over and get the bearings back in if you want ? plus get those dog legs off the swinger and also might as well have the lower suspension arm off as well for a proper clean up ;-)

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Old 02-23-2012, 06:08 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Hmmmmmm just opened my order from http://www.worldoftriumph.co.uk/. Not impressed so far.

Not only does the fuel tap supplied look wrong they sent me black eccentric adjusters when I know I ordered silver! grrrr a phone call would have been nice if there's no silver left.

Not happy, and right before bed time.

Mind you Mot, if your happy to get stuck in again this weekend that helps change the mood! I'll txt ya mate.
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I bought the same bar end mirrors for mine and got a spare set of bar end weights (trying to save/keep hold of all the original parts) to have them machined so the mirrors fit. Out of interest how did you fit yours?
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Smart or what!!!!!

Thanks to Mot for popping over and helping with the bearings and dog leg removal.

Now for tyres...... Dunlop road smarts I think but shop closed early today so tyres Monday.

For now I best get my marigolds on, I have some mucky work ahead for this evening.

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I bought the same bar end mirrors for mine and got a spare set of bar end weights (trying to save/keep hold of all the original parts) to have them machined so the mirrors fit. Out of interest how did you fit yours?
The shop fitted mine as it was being serviced. Long and short of it for my bike, m6 bolt and drilling out required for the mounting bracket and the part on the new mirror that was meant to insert into the handle was "removed". I'll take it off and get you a shot of how the mount looks now.
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And I can vouch the pics don't do them justice they are Mr & Mrs Swanky !

"For now I best get my marigolds on, I have some mucky work ahead for this evening."

What you and your Mrs get up to is none of our business !!!!

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