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matix99def
04-19-2012, 5:49 PM
just looking to start orderin parts for my t100. never buil a bike before dont know where to go. looking for fenders oil tank hardtail seats bungs and springs couple motor parts tail light headlights everything basically. i have looked over fmw lowbrow just looking for more options especially for oil tanks. any help is greatly appreciated. thanks

Trinda
04-20-2012, 11:00 AM
http://choppahead.com/store/

burndoubt
04-20-2012, 12:39 PM
www.lowbrowcustoms.com

starwolf
04-22-2012, 5:47 AM
I have ordered items from lowbrow, fast shipping,quality items, here are a few other suppliers, in no particular order;
British Only Austria - www.vintage-motorcycle.com
Burton Bike Bits - www.burtonbikebits.net
Steadfast Cycles - www.steadfastcycles.com
Ace Cycle -http://www.trumpnut.com
LP Williams - www.triumph-spares.co.uk
Triples Rule - http://www.triplesrule.com
Big D Cycle - http://www.bigdcycle.com
VII Sins Choppers - http://www.sevensinschoppers.com/
The Factory Metal Works - http://www.thefactorymetalworks.com/
7 Metal West - http://7metalwest.com/
Biltwell - http://www.biltwellinc.com/
I will say that I've not had good luck with Rask Cycle and therefore I can not recommend them.

*note: some of the suppliers I've listed are not in the U.S. Usually most parts are available here in the U.S., but when they are not, you'll have to look elsewhere. Between these that I've mentioned and the previously mentioned suppliers you should be able to obtain anything you need or require !
** I will also say that before you place that online order, call the supplier (be aware of time zone differences) to ensure the items you require are actually in stock, some of these websites are not very good about updating, or listing how many of a particular item is in stock, or even if its in stock at all.

Tikipunx
04-22-2012, 7:52 AM
When in Boston....

http://triumphman.com/

https://www.facebook.com/hutchinsoncycle

signal9
04-22-2012, 7:54 AM
Lowbrow, Biltwell, yes, but they can't give me everything. I run all British, so...

Steadfast Cycles - good for stock and odd parts; quick delivery; helpful staff
http://www.steadfastcycles.com

British Cycle Supply Company - everything you'd ever need and more, but their catalog is a chore to traverse and you have to order by phone
http://www.britcycle.com/

and I have a good local source for used parts and help at Vintage Twins in Arvada. JC is in the shop every day and is a huge help. He's got loads of knowledge about British bikes and parts and has been willing to help whenever I've asked. :killerjob:
http://vintagetwins.com/

starwolf
04-22-2012, 10:32 AM
....British Cycle Supply Company - everything you'd ever need and more, but their catalog is a chore to traverse and you have to order by phone
http://www.britcycle.com/...........
Though I have ordered from them in the past, since their catalog is such a jumbled clusterfuck, and you have to order by phone, I normally just bypass these guys. I don't mind making a 3-5 minute call to ensure an item is in stock, but a 20-30 min call to place a full order is just not for me. Nor do I like having to not only look up the part in their catalog, but then having to look up the price for said item on their price list. This is the internet updates can be made very quickly, in fact instantly in most cases. Online ordering is very simple to set up now days as well. Why they can't just list the damn price with the item, I'm not sure, perhaps laziness ?

The other thing that sucks is ordering everything you think your going to need for the job, then when you are in the shop doing the job you realize you forgot something you need, and you have to place yet another order. Try to ensure you are ordering everything you'll need (or everything your willing to obtain from that supplier) at the same time, this will curb delays waiting for that one part you forgot to order.

I also failed to mention, I order my cables direct from Venhill - www.venhill.co.uk
Yes its a bit more for shipping, but you do get the nice die cut Venhill (and Featherlight) stickers !

**I will also note that it seems that Twin parts are certainly more readily available here in the US vs. Triple parts, unfortunate for me, parts wise, I have a bastard Triple.

matix99def
04-22-2012, 7:54 PM
alright thanks alot guys ill look into all these and by the way i live in manitoba canada

deafburt
04-22-2012, 9:26 PM
There's a fella in Atlanta who's family once owned the triumph/bsa dealership. shoot me an email and I'll get you his number. He still has a ton of NOS parts..........and he sells them!

starwolf
04-22-2012, 11:26 PM
As much as I hate to admit it Ebay can be a useful resource for extremely hard to find parts, (though used, still usable). For example; left air box cover for a T150 are not produced anymore,(not even aftermarket ones) they are very hard to come by ,and usually not cheap. They tend to break around the mounting screws, and were usually tossed aside. I've seen a couple sell on ebay in the last year or so. You can not order one from any parts supplier. Only see them on ebay on a rare occasion. So if you've got a part that you just aren't having luck finding through a normal supplier, try hitting Ebay. Also some of the sites I listed do offer some "used" items, which can save you a bit of money.

Watasha
04-23-2012, 12:32 AM
http://motopartsinc.com/

These cats are out of Edmonton AB, Ive dealt with them mostly in person, but I have ordered stuff from them, I think the guy Ive dealt with most is named John, he really knows his shit. They also sell whitworth wrenches and sockets, for cheap, that you are gonna need for your Triumph

Joey4420
04-23-2012, 2:11 PM
Oil Tanks... www.anythinggoes74.com

Engine parts... http://www.triumphday.com/britech/ (also one of the Best Engine guys for Triumphs)

Almost every other Triumph or Britpart known to man.... https://www.domiracer.com/homepage.html

matix99def
04-23-2012, 3:52 PM
im looking for a 4 mount oil tank. been told that 2 mounts will break quickly. but all i find is 2 mount except acmes 300 dollar one. is its really that bad to have 2 mounts. i would think there fine if everytone runs and sells them.

Trinda
04-23-2012, 3:55 PM
im looking for a 4 mount oil tank. been told that 2 mounts will break quickly. but all i find is 2 mount except acmes 300 dollar one. is its really that bad to have 2 mounts. i would think there fine if everytone runs and sells them.

our tanks at choppahead are made to order. put in a request and it can be done no problem.

matix99def
04-23-2012, 3:55 PM
also anything goes site doesnt show prices what am i looking to have to pay for one? im just looking for a steel one or a diy kit i saw one somewhere but cant find it anymore

Trevor04
04-23-2012, 4:58 PM
for the cool custom stuff i use lowbrow and factory metal works, for the stock nuts and bolts type stuff www.britishonly.com u can look parts up by part number they have everything and options on made in usa or somewhere else . they are based out of Michigan.

Trinda
04-23-2012, 6:04 PM
options on made in usa or somewhere else .

that rules.
:cheersmate:

matix99def
04-23-2012, 6:23 PM
ya also im trying t find some fenders. looking for ribbed but not sure im thinkin 7 metals just wondering if anyone has experience with those or anywhere else to look. for the hardtail im planning on a 4 2.5 from fmw couple little things from lowbrow but i just need to find a decent oil tank and i think i will have evrything i need for mock up but im not sure this is my first bike

matix99def
04-23-2012, 6:27 PM
might get a tank from choppahead not sure either. also trying to find a sick tailight

Trinda
04-24-2012, 5:41 AM
might get a tank from choppahead not sure either. also trying to find a sick tailight

get a sick tail light from choppahead, too!
http://choppahead.com/static/cache/82/82e7c440a093fe7b35099efe7011fa47.jpg
http://choppahead.com/store/detail/fu-lense-for-model-a-taillight/
(I rule as an apprentice!)

starwolf
04-24-2012, 6:23 AM
"Sick" taillights are not sold in stores. If you truly want a "sick" taillight, you'll need to make it yourself , Don't fret, CC has ya covered, See this thread "How to Wing a Custom Taillight" -http://www.chopcult.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1861

matix99def
04-24-2012, 3:16 PM
sorry might have misused the word sick lol. the ones ive been looking at is the 33 ford from tcbros and the model a tail. something along those lines

matix99def
04-24-2012, 3:28 PM
also i need a 72 500 full gasket kit, going to phone british cycle this week just wondering if there anywhere else

starwolf
04-24-2012, 6:53 PM
Ive got a model A style, the 33 is the one that currently has more lens options.

matix99def
04-26-2012, 11:23 AM
Does fmw have a rep on this forum I can ask about getting a bottom mount on an oil tank from them? Or is it easy enough to just buy a bung nd do it myself

starwolf
04-26-2012, 6:55 PM
FMW should be able to make it with 4 mounts for you, likely for not very much more, I think they do have someone on here, but can't think whom. I'm sure you can get their contact info from the FMW site.

matix99def
04-26-2012, 8:42 PM
is it really that bad to only run 2 mounts on top or even 4? my buddy at work says they break all the time at the bung welds and shit so he boughrt the mooneye one. but everyone semms to run 2 mount any opinions.

starwolf
04-27-2012, 5:34 AM
Ill tell ya this, when i got my bike, the PO had welded the oil tank on solid across the upper rear cross member, I rode the bike 1 time, for a total of less than 1 mile, I got home whacked it twice with a 2lb shop hammer and it popped right off. Triumphs (any bike, especially if its a hardtail) is going to have a lot of vibrations, and can easily wreak havoc on oil tank (and other) mounts. One way to help reduce vibrations is to use rubber, or springs ,or both , in the mountings. I assume your going to just use hard mount bungs, which if you are, 4 would be best. (better safe than sorry) I have heard stories of guys oil tank mounting bungs shearing off (breaking). Now with all that being said, my stock '69 Triumph oil tank has 3 mounting points, 2 (rubber bushing type mounts) at the top, and one at the bottom that locks it in ,and keeps it from swinging into the rear tire. I do see a lot of bikes with only 2 mounting bungs, I've also seen a good few with 4. I think for a vertical application 4 would be rather easy to accomplish, horizontal position may prove a bit more challenging. Though I am strongly considering an extremely custom oil tank, it isn't going to be round, and it will have 4 mounting points.

matix99def
04-27-2012, 6:29 PM
ya see i have never done this so i have no idea. i assumed i was going to put rubbers between the tank and bung, but ive seem 3 mount 2 top 1 bottom but it doesnt look as clean or 4 top

starwolf
04-28-2012, 6:02 AM
The bungs are normally welded to the tank itself, so you may want to find some decent 1/4" thick (or so) rubber washers (or even pieces of thick leather) to put in between the bung and the mounting bracket, and on the other side of the bracket to cushion the bolt head.
Here is an example of a nice 4 mount tank that you can purchase from Acme $280, but you could likely have made whatever you want/need for around the same price.

http://www.motorcyclepowersportsnews.com/Content/Site312/SmartProducts/84071acmechoppe_00000039582.jpg

Here is an Example of an insane 1 off custom spring and rubber grommet mounted oil tank (which also has 4 mounting points)
http://thekneeslider.com/images/2010/01/super-rat-exhaust-2.jpg

matix99def
04-28-2012, 9:44 AM
sorry i meant between the mount tab and bung. i saw that acme one but 280 is kinda high for what i was looking for and ive never painted aluminum either dont know what that entails and also looking for a right fill. this is the only thing holding me up to start mocking the bike up. just thought there would have been more 4 mount options

starwolf
04-28-2012, 10:05 AM
If you can't find what your looking for, make it / have it made, ....
good work isn't cheap, cheap work isn't good !

slick750
04-28-2012, 10:32 AM
Words from grandma: "Buy cheap, buy twice"

matix99def
04-28-2012, 10:57 AM
ya if your going to do it do it right the first time, i hear ya.

matix99def
04-28-2012, 11:33 AM
phoned fmw and said 4 mount is no better than 2 top but suggested putting a bung on the bottom.they said no problem

matix99def
04-29-2012, 6:51 PM
just looking for a quick answer before i order everything. i have a 4.5 in wie rear tire/ do i wanta 4.5 or 5 wide fender from 7 metals. trying to find comparison pics but not working so well. any helps is greatly appreciated.

Speciman
09-22-2013, 3:17 AM
http://www.triumph650.com/

http://www.dimecitycycles.com/

my 2 cents