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great looking bike Nick it has a lovely stance and the Siamese exhaust looks like the old isdt bikes I used to drool over in books and magazines :cool: I think it was the pipes that had me confused with it being a Daytona . I knew it a bit different to the usual bikes .
 

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and from the other side to keep scouse happy :)

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Come on Nick ,its not not like I asked you to photograph anything weird.:toothy10::toothy10::toothy10:
Your photos of your bike are floating my boat as much as my TR6 is.
The last time I saw those photos mate, I was telling you I knew of a Trumpet up for grabs in Germany a few years back and you was working on your gearbox or cylinder head or summit.
I am just so glad you got your mojo back and want to get it sorted..
Jnr just asked me if I would swap my scrambler for your trumpet and I told him to ***k off and find his own project.:cool::cool::cool:
PS, Is that engine steady from the frame to the rockers legit or a home made bodge?
I am loving the engine breather btw , I will probably have that on mine and do away with the long breather tube that goes down the side of the mud guard.
 

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Yesterday while having a little tinker with my TR6R, my teenage son dropped by on his DT125 which he has to run in. He saw me re-fitting my rear brake pedal mounting plate and he asked me if I would let him to take it into college so he could ask permission to have a go with the schools sand blaster so I said yes.
I think he has done a cracking job.
It makes me so proud of him seeing what he can do without my interfering.

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great looking bike Nick it has a lovely stance and the Siamese exhaust looks like the old isdt bikes I used to drool over in books and magazines :cool: .
Thank you, I'd have to agree with you it does have lovely lines to it, the look of those old isdt bikes very much the style i'm going for
 

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PS, Is that engine steady from the frame to the rockers legit or a home made bodge?
I am loving the engine breather btw , I will probably have that on mine and do away with the long breather tube that goes down the side of the mud guard.
They're original but they do have a sort of homemade look about them,
I fitted that primary case breather, i'd seen other old triumphs using them in place of the long tube and like yourself thought it looked much neater
 

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They're original but they do have a sort of homemade look about them,
I fitted that primary case breather, i'd seen other old triumphs using them in place of the long tube and like yourself thought it looked much neater
I cant do the engine breather mod like yours as the flange is a bit different so I will just put a filter on it.:rolleyes:
Jnr took my coil mounting brackets to college to clean them up and did another cracking job on them.

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I think I might have forgot to tell him that we are binning the coils and using new 6v ones and I dont want to rain on his parade after him doing such a good job...
I think I will bake him his favourite lasagne this weekend with my top secret recipe for being such a good lad helping me out,cheaper than buying a rattle can tin of paint...:cool::cool::cool:
You can see on the left bracket where the corner snapped off and he re welded it right on the bolt hole, bloody ha fisted American bodgers at it again...:thumbup:
 

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I got my bits n bobs back from jnr and he has made an excellent job of them and i am chuffed to bits...:D:D:D
I just ordered a new wiring loom and and a new stator and my rev counter is finished and getting posted back on monday.:thumbup:
Now I have everything I need to get this build finished and ready to spark, all I got to do is get stuck in but as there is still a few months left of winter there is no hurry.....:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
I just counted all my receipts and I have spent a little over £2200 but looking at these bikes prices on line they range from £2500 for and old dog like mine was up to around £10000 for a pristine one.
Deffo going to be up and running before easter as long as no other problems show themselves.:cool::cool::cool:
Time to start thinking about what lubricants I will use...:blob:
 

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I got my bits n bobs back from jnr and he has made an excellent job of them and i am chuffed to bits...:D:D:D
I just ordered a new wiring loom and and a new stator and my rev counter is finished and getting posted back on monday.:thumbup:
Now I have everything I need to get this build finished and ready to spark, all I got to do is get stuck in but as there is still a few months left of winter there is no hurry.....:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
I just counted all my receipts and I have spent a little over £2200 but looking at these bikes prices on line they range from £2500 for and old dog like mine was up to around £10000 for a pristine one.
Deffo going to be up and running before easter as long as no other problems show themselves.:cool::cool::cool:
Time to start thinking about what lubricants I will use...:blob:
The little fella on the bike took the photos today on his smart phone and helped me out today with some other stuff.
The following photos show why I gave up on the soldering of the loom...:thumbup:

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Would be a good idea to replace the old rectifier and zener diode with a new reg/rec unit whilst your tidying up the wiring
I was thinking about that mate but thats me tapped out until the end of the month unless I can sell some internal organs on ebay...:D:D:D
I had quite a busy day fitting the coils, the engine steadys and plumbed in the remote filter..I am waiting on a couple of straps and mounting rubbers for the battery box so that can go on and then I will probably strip the wiring loom out ready for when the new one comes some time later in the week...
My rev counter should be back next week so all that can get hooked up and I can take a look at doing the Pazon...
My to do list is getting shorter by the day...
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My new 16 amp stator is fitted so now its time to have a go at the electrics as my new wiring loom arrived.My rev counter is back on and looks awesome...I could have just replaced them with aftermarket ones but as I want to do this bike justice I thought the expense was worth it.
All thats left to do is wire it up and fit the electronic ignition.
I need to buy new clutch and brake levers, headlight and horn switch, choke cable ,voltage regulator/rectifier and it should be good to go once I have put oil in the tank and get some fresh petrol.:thumbup:
 

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Just when I thought I was getting ready to finish off this bike build and start looking for another project ,someone has to go and rain on my parade...:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
I started to fit the wiring loom but checking my wiring diagrams was frying my head trying to figure out what goes here so I decided to have a day off and see if I could spruce up my tank...
One tin of rattle can Viking war paint and a roll of masking tape later.....(sorry about the pic but jnr aint here):(

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I just ordered new levers ,cables ignition switch and other bits n bobs to bring this bike to the finishing line...:cheers:
I got called into the job centre and they have found me a job in a bike shop prepping bikes for the start of the season.
I start on monday...
Its 20 miles away so I have to commute 20 miles by train until March when I get my bike back on the road.
I wont be getting paid but there might be a job for me after 3 months which I doubt, if i can prove myself.

Funny old life innit?....:D:D:D
 

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Did you hear the one about a scouser who got a part time job in a motorbike workshop?:cool::cool::cool:
Started work on monday in a bike shop that stores bikes for the winter and he wants me to prep about 30 bikes for when spring comes next month or whenever.
I managed to get some work done on my bike build and all I need to do is wire it up, fill it with oil and spot the oil leaks...:grin::grin::grin:
The bike shop where I started has a mechanic that is s hit hot with electrics so i could possibly get it done for free.
While waiting for my latest batch of parts I thought I would try and smarten up the paint with a rattle can and masking tape...
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I reckon it will soon be time for a video.:thumbup:
 

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As its been wicked quiet on here I thought I would give a little update on my project.
Someone has been using a bit too much lump hammer therapy on my projects wheel spindle and it wasnt me or jnr.
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A bit of heavy handed spanner work, must have used a 3ft piece of scaffolding pole just to make sure its tight enough.
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Jnr took the wheel spindle around to a mate who owed him a favour.
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Looks like jnr is sussing this project out.
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Almost as good as new and his mate wouldnt accept the case of beer I sent as payment so it looks like I will have to drink it....:grin::grin::grin:

I have an electrically inclined mate coming around after we put the front wheel back on and he has offered to take a look at my wiring loom as long as I provide coffee and cake.....:thumbup:
He has a bit of a sweet tooth so this should keep him happy if it dont clog up his arteries and kill him.:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

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after delivering the elder offspring to his place of education and playing bad manners on the stereo and he liking it as he inquired the name of the band and then tittles of the songs I was making my way home when I spotted an as new 12lbs sledge hammer with a fiberglass handle and rubber hand grip in the road and luckily a nice place to pull in on the side of the rode no more than 20 meters . so quick as a whip I was pulled up and running in the direction of it when a sour faced women pulled up maybe with the intention of putting it in her boot . tough shit baby its mine :D so no I am the proud owner of serious sledge that is the finest I ever seen easy £ 50 worth :thumbright: I suppose its karma as I always pull over and remove stuff that's fallen off trucks and trailers into to the road to save bikers getting taken out or car drivers smashing an alloy wheel or popping a tyre . I score some nice steel stock like that too .
 
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