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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 08-15-2019, 02:38 AM Thread Starter
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06 T-100 Tangerine Non-Op Project

New member here (hello!) and in the beginnings of a resto on a 06 T-100. Mainly a dirt guy now but had a ’77 tiger and when I saw this one just had to have it. Non-op for a number of years and it shows but think it can come back to life in good order.
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First off tank got severely dinged from Napa earthquake in 14. Location seems good for a rub-out but the rust seems daunting. On the other hand, carb tanks with this paint seem pretty rare and I’m guessing new ones not cheap either. If the rust can be addressed then maybe pop dent and touch-up paint.
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Hate to fill and paint it, well, because Neil.
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Lots of naughty rusty bits and rubbers pretty dead on tubes etc. Peg mounts has some swell, ahem, patina.
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Tires are a shame. Front still has sprues, but rot is evident. Rear is new, too, and might not be as bad but not the place to save a buck for sure.
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Valve cover has some crazing – I'll have to see if there's any remedy for that.
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Interesting silencer. Not sure I’ve ever seen one of these. Stern warning reminds me of those old mattress tag labels. Anyhow don’t know why they’re on the bike.
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Really appreciate any insights and I’ll post more as I go. Next step is that tank tho, and see what can be done. Cheers!
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I bought same 06 T100 that had been sitting for 3 years in pieces, not running, Filthy un-loved or maintained bike. I started by spraying whole bike with de-greaser and power washed it, Sorted out electrical issues (thats why it wasnt running) New tires,battery, rotors,pads,computer, led's, changed oil and brake fluid. My tank had a dent too bought not as big on the top, I used a glue gun dent puller and got it about 90% out, It's barely noticeable now. Inside of my tank and carbs were clean and I ended up running techron with gas through it and it runs good now. Your is a little rougher but I think you still can get it up to speed
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Those pipes have that message on them,because they are off-road pipes. Known as TORS. (Triumph Off Road ) In this country they are good to go on the road with. They are also the quietest after market pipes you can buy for our Triumph's.

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Good luck on the build. Looks like a long “fun” project.
Will be worth it to get it all sorted, by you, peace of mind knowing it’s done right.

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Thanks for the great insights! Beautiful bike restoration. (Grips look sharp - what kind did you use?) Hopefully I can get close to yours though the tank might not make it back. Having the rust extent checked out currently. Hopefully the worst of it is just on the ridge. Peering inside after removing the fuel tap assembly I saw good metal so maybe salvageable. Bike only has 8400 miles so its a shame given condition. I can see I'll need to replace most of the external gaskets, hoses and such - is it better to go through a dealer (not that there's one near Napa) or is on-line a good place to source? Thanks again!
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Those pipes have that message on them,because they are off-road pipes. Known as TORS. (Triumph Off Road ) In this country they are good to go on the road with. They are also the quietest after market pipes you can buy for our Triumph's.
Thank you for the info! Never would have known. Ironic they are OK for USA (especially CA) with that stamped on 'em. Being a big two-stroker maybe there's a few baffles I can modify! Nonetheless, interesting someone would spend cash on quieter silencers for street - I wonder how common they are?
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Thank you for the info! Never would have known. Ironic they are OK for USA (especially CA) with that stamped on 'em. Being a big two-stroker maybe there's a few baffles I can modify! Nonetheless, interesting someone would spend cash on quieter silencers for street - I wonder how common they are?
They are fairly common. I spent money on Dominator Touring pipes, for 2 different bikes. I don't want my bike(s) to sound like a Harley. Besides loud pipes would hurt what little hearing I have left.

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Good luck on the build. Looks like a long “fun” project.
Will be worth it to get it all sorted, by you, peace of mind knowing it’s done right.

Ray
Thanks Ray! I've always loved British for some reason. Also had a Norton 850 commando back in the day as well. Brother had a AH 3000 MkII - I remember when he hit a deep puddle once water shot up out of the shift boot! Also trying to keep those three carbs tuned! My TR-7 I don't recall much but probably a good thing! (shoulda got the TR-6, but noooo had to have the wedge design!) Still something about all of them. I keep my eye out for a BSA thumper but don't see too many of them nowadays. Love to show up at a vet hill-climb in one of those!

This'll be a great project for me and my boy's, though, (they're 13) and they loved the neat stuff like the signed tank with hand painted striping. Great education that craftsmanship still matters!

Next up, off come the carbs. Can only imagine the horror that awaits!
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They are fairly common. I spent money on Dominator Touring pipes, for 2 different bikes. I don't want my bike(s) to sound like a Harley. Besides loud pipes would hurt what little hearing I have left.
Good points! I play in a working band so my hearing ain't so hot to begin with! Braaping on my two-strokes don't help either! (wife says its selective, but meh!) Some say loud pipes help to be heard if not seen, but I dunno - wonder if there's ever been any research on that. Perhaps its a bit of an argument of convenience.

In any event those silencers are like new and love their shape - they look like a chromed version of those old cherry bombs or thrush. Can't wait to hear that bike purr.
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Tangerine Non-Op Update

Update on getting the bike operating. While tank is out for rust evaluation starting on other items and have just a few questions. Sorry to be such a noob, but if anyone can shed some insight, I’d really appreciate it!

So bike cleaned up fairly well. Rust and rot the main issues it seems. On the harness there’s two open plugs. Guessing they are for models with tank information panels - not T-100’s?
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Removing side covers was a bit of a surprise. Expected standard airbox, etc. but appears a little modding has been done? Hopefully it won’t interfere with carb rebuilds. I gather the stock airboxes are less than popular so maybe a good thing. I haven’t ridden street in CA so I’ll have to check to see if bike will have problems getting smogged – if they even require it in CA but as this state regulates cow farts I’m guessing yes.

I saw there’s “lock-outs” for pilots in US and CA models requiring special tool to remove? Not a lot of vids out there on carbs so will have to see how it goes.
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Noticed this carb attachment was disconnected. Not sure what it was for or if important, but shop manual should tell me more. Also throttle is stuck so will have to see if problem is on bars or if actuators on carbs are frozen…
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Header bolts really bad. Hopefully I can get nuts off without damaging studs. On the header pipe there’s some rust – no pitting, though. Perhaps super fine steel wool the right approach or do you think they are toast?
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Noticed these holes in speedo cable. Thought at first they were from wear, but looking at them closer seems like they are intentional? If so, not sure what that’s for – maybe just crimps?
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Thanks again!
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