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Long story short, somehow i ended up with this thing, this is 95´Thunderbird from USA







Pretty rough state, guy who bought it from auction, did not pay enough attention.
So eventually he bought crashed bike with thrown rod - not the best deal :grin2:





 

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Time for rear wheel upgrade 18x5,5 rim







200/50 R18






CNC cut mount for T&T speedo



Custom made stainless headlight brackets and shortened clubman handlebar



Lowered front also and added fork gaitors

 

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Nice project, plenty work. But your handy enough. Doing the painting yourself as well

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Nice work so far! The engine looks pretty rough on the inside. I guess the previous owner did not treat her very well. :(. Do you think you can rebuild the engine or is it beyond repair?

Either way, it is a good project!

Noel
 

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Engine can't be salvaged, both cases, cylinders, piston, crank, head/valves are all broken.
Only parts i have to use from broken engine is alternator, starter and carbs.
My other tbird got chrome covers from this bike which is nice. Clutch and gearbox should be fine also, so i keep those.

Time to disassemble, clean and prep for paint.











Fresh zinked parts

 

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It's interesting that in the original picture, this '95 T-Bird is wearing a
'96 swingarm as the '95 has the box section aluminum (but painted black)
swingarm with eccentric adjusters. But, the engine has "Triumph" engraved
in the clutch cover which came on the '95s only (but was available from Triumph
for the later models). The '95s had polished aluminum engine covers which I
prefer, but chrome ones could be purchased as an accessory. The early '95s,
like mine, also have sand cast engine cases which look unique but are hard
to keep clean ! This info is about U.S. bikes and I'm not sure what was done
with those produced for the Brit market.
 

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This bike is US spec, as seen by the sticker label and on label it claims 08/95
Compared with my EU spec 02/95 TB this one had indeed new type swingarm, chrome covers and no light switch, also different style gas cap.










And this is the new engine, from trophy 900, gotta love the extra 30HP



 

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The black parts are painted or powdercoating. Looks really good. I don't have the patients to paint.

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It looks like you have some great ideas and the skill and patience to finish it. Well done, some excellent photos explaining as well:smile2::smile2:
 

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Wow... bike looking great; can't believe you replaced the wiring harness - very meticulous build. Love that shiny paint too (thought it was the primer at first, though:smile2:).
 

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Started working on carbs, they are worst ones i have seen in a while. Not only they had fuel oxide everywhere, but all the rubber parts are destroyed, by heat and time.



This was result after mechanical cleaning



As it was impossible to remove bad fuel from channels, i fired up ultrasonic cleaner


After ultrasonic bath


Now carbs need some paint and repair kit.

Seat got done also.
 

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Thanks for posting this. I'm about ready to remove and rebuild the carbs on my '00 Tbird. I'm afraid they look like yours after the mechanical cleaning. I'm going to have re-jet them as I will also be opening up the airbox for better intake. Maybe I'll get get an Ultrasonic cleaner as well. It really made your cabs shine.
 
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