View Full Version : spare bedroom basket build

03-15-2012, 3:57 PM
I picked up some parts on the cheap this morning. $250 bought me the titled frame, tank, rear wheel, an 18 spool wheel, and a bent 12 over springer. Since I don't have a garage at my house, its in my mothers spare bedroom. I am realizing that buying a handful of parts is kind of dumb, now I have to search out a million little bits and pieces, but shoot. Might as well just go for it. I apologise in advance for all the stupid questions that are sure to follow. I'm off to print manuals an hit the junk yard in search of a front end.

03-15-2012, 4:12 PM
I can't seem to figure out how th paste html codes with my phone, anybody know how on an android phone? If not ill upload pics when I get home.

03-15-2012, 5:12 PM
Buying a bunch of parts isn't always the best but you gotta get it how you can get it. Still, $250 for a titled frame is a smoking deal by itself. I've seen idiots sell them for a grand and I've seen other idiots buy them just to get around the dmv spcn. So I'd say you made out good. Get a complete motor and you can find the other little bits easily through your local triumph guru. Luckily, there's not much to these bikes. What year frame is it?

03-15-2012, 6:10 PM
The frame is a 1970. Picked up a front end off an old suzuki and bought some 35mm narrowglide trees from a buddy . Ill post up some pictures when I get to a computer. So far I'm stoked. My goal is to get it a roller by the weekend. I have about a dozen hours of bondo to chip off the frame, so I'm off to work.

03-15-2012, 6:15 PM
Good luck and hope to see some pics soon!
I know how you feel about building in a spare room. I'm in the same boat I guess. No garage, but we gotta do what we can with what we got..

03-15-2012, 6:34 PM
So you have the title of the frame? I've seen people pumped about the build they just finished and when they go to register it, its already been registered with someone else (motor). also hopefully there isn't any back fees on it and it's on non op. I forget the situation if it's been out of the system for a long time..
anyways good luck on your build I'll be watching!

03-15-2012, 6:35 PM
The spare room isn't ideal, but it works. Hopefully the weather gets nice soon so I can screw with it outside. I ordered a bunch of parts today so hopefully I can make some progress. I think my biggest problem is going to be finding a good builder motor. Does andbody have one?

03-22-2012, 8:11 PM
I've been trying to track down an axle, and found one from a 71 oif. Is there any difference between the two? Thanks.

03-23-2012, 12:51 PM
If your rear wheel is a pre-71 cotton spool, not a conical, then yeah, that ain't gonna work, homes. OIFs had smaller rear axles, 5/8" I believe. Check fleabay, lowbrow or factory metal works. They should have the axle you need.

03-23-2012, 6:49 PM
Thanks. Yea I've been checking the auction site and 55 bucks shipped seems like a rip off, ill do some more lookin around.

03-23-2012, 6:59 PM
How long is this tease of a thread going to go on before we get some pics to drool over?

03-25-2012, 2:20 PM
Ha I only have my phone for internet right now and I can't figure out how to post html links from the photo hosting site. Anyway right now its just a frame and wheels and everybody knows what that looks like. Ill hit the library and upload some pics later this evening.

03-25-2012, 6:48 PM
Building in the bedroom is no big deal. A spare bedroom is as good as a garage. I shared my bedroom with my Norton for years. Good luck with the build and photos please.

By weslake (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/weslake) at 2011-01-06

03-25-2012, 11:07 PM
Awsome picture and an even awsomer bike!

03-26-2012, 10:47 AM
Thanks. It was taken about taken around '72 or so. A change of tank and it turned out good.

By weslake (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/weslake) at 2009-01-10

03-26-2012, 11:59 AM
Such a rad picture

04-04-2012, 1:31 PM
Couple of shots with all the bondo chipped off and back inside.
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Nothin much to look at.

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04-04-2012, 1:45 PM
are both those wheels spools and whats size?

04-04-2012, 1:51 PM
Ones a 21 and the others an 18. The 18 came with the pile of parts with a pretty decent old 2.75 speedmaster. I got some decent junk for 200 bucks.