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Scouser
08-26-2010, 7:13 AM
Been into bikes for years, all Jap or Italian, and the last production bike was a Triumph Speedmaster.
Been into building VW buses for the last 10 years, now bought a T140 thats been sat outside unused for the last 6 years.
Intend to fit a sportster front and shorten the frame in the back a few inches

This is how it was found, I have started the engine and now stripped it down

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a283/Mrnovan/007-5.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a283/Mrnovan/003-1.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a283/Mrnovan/006-7.jpg

Dave

NHMike
08-26-2010, 8:28 AM
Nice, I would-a ripped that as-is. I dig the pipes.

Scouser
08-27-2010, 6:49 AM
Cut down the frame a bit , well I took 5.5 inches from the hardtail today, I thought it looked too long
This is how I picked it up

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a283/Mrnovan/DirkTrumpyFrame-2.jpg

This is how it is now

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a283/Mrnovan/DirkTrumpyFrame-1.jpg

Dave

Scouser
08-27-2010, 6:53 AM
Originally it had a single disc Triumph front end with wide triple trees, now the rake is 36.5 degrees, steering head/axle is 460mm, we are only allowed a 550mm steering head to axle in Australia.
Forks are standard 82 sportster 35mm narrow glides and will have stock twin 10" discs. Ground clearance is 4". Rake has not been changed, but forks are 2" longer than the originals...

Dave

Torch
08-27-2010, 9:26 AM
Originally it had a single disc Triumph front end with wide triple trees, now the rake is 36.5 degrees, steering head/axle is 460mm, we are only allowed a 550mm steering head to axle in Australia.
Forks are standard 82 sportster 35mm narrow glides and will have stock twin 10" discs. Ground clearance is 4". Rake has not been changed, but forks are 2" longer than the originals...

Dave

It looks a lot better with the shorter frame. so there is a restriction on how long the forks can be? that sucks. no Denver's bikes down there.

Thespis
08-28-2010, 6:14 AM
Yeh, I would have taken a few inches out of the length too....looks better shorter imho.
Lookin' good.

Thespis
08-28-2010, 6:36 AM
The restriction of 550mm (21.65") is tied up to rake, steering head height and fork length. They take a point half way down the steering neck of the frame and drop a line perpendicular to the ground. They then take a perpendicular line to the ground through the front axle. Measure the horizontal distance between these two points and we have the '550' rule.

or, to quote from our 'National Code of Practice for Light Vehicle Modifications':

"The horizontal distance between the mid-point of the steering yoke bearing and a point vertically above the centre of the front wheel must not exceed 550mm"

interesting reading here .... :
http://www.infrastructure.gov.au/roads/vehicle_regulation/bulletin/vsb_ncop.aspx

The restrictions are quite severe on what we can do with a custom build. Makes life interesting ....

Jackster
08-28-2010, 8:31 AM
Great find and nice work with the frame.

Scouser
04-05-2011, 8:46 AM
Hi
Its been a while, been playing with a new HD 48.
But now back to the T140
Here it is in mock up stage, but still not sure about the seat and tank??
Thinking of fitting a Hunt Magneto and also mid controls


http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a283/Mrnovan/CAFDirko01.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a283/Mrnovan/CAFDirko02.jpg

Scouser
04-22-2011, 3:05 AM
I have decided to change it, now I am going full 70's chopper look, sissy bar, king and queen seat ect
Have my mate rebuilding the engine, one pot was siezed, belt drive damaged, bearing shot
Here it is stripped and ready for the new parts

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a283/Mrnovan/DSCF0400.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a283/Mrnovan/DSCF0402.jpg

And heres one of my mates toys.
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a283/Mrnovan/DSCF0403.jpg

starwolf
04-22-2011, 6:30 AM
nice werk on tha frame, looks a lot nicer. & I love the X75 (Triples Rule !)

Starwolf

Scouser
07-22-2011, 3:51 AM
After a bit of work, the engine is now fully rebuilt, nearly new everything.
Have started on the frame, its going down the 70's chopper route.
A fair bit of work to do but thought I would post some progress pics

The seat is the old one, just put on there for the angle, I am going to do a new one so it fits the shorter frame

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a283/Mrnovan/018-2.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a283/Mrnovan/017-1.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a283/Mrnovan/020-1.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a283/Mrnovan/019-2.jpg

Scouser
07-29-2011, 9:49 PM
A couple more pics
I will be fitting taller bars , say 12inch ones

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a283/Mrnovan/011-7.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a283/Mrnovan/010-4.jpg

Scouser
12-25-2011, 7:03 AM
An update
I have the exhausts finished now, got some cocktail shakers, look not too bad
Also gone with a single seat, everything is done just need to sort out an oil tank (need to find a reputable company this time)
I should have been riding it now as its our summer!
I will try and take some pics this weekend
Scouser

dazegoneby
01-08-2012, 6:50 PM
yo scouser waiting to see where this is at now,,,beside s you guys lucky haveing summer in dec ,,,,i can dig it,,,last pics of the chop are good,,,,, my t140v is still a stocker ,but some day,will chop her,,,,,,,,,as always,,, brits are the shit!

Scouser
04-06-2012, 6:24 AM
After waiting and not hearing from the thief at elswick cycles I managed to get a great tank built by Curt Owen, I am back on the build, my mate Barry whos doing all the work now has got it this far, when hes finished I have to strip it down and paint it.
Anyway here it is as of today

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a283/Mrnovan/DSCF0445.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a283/Mrnovan/DSCF0446.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a283/Mrnovan/DSCF0448.jpg

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a283/Mrnovan/DSCF0447.jpg

Scouser
07-14-2012, 5:45 AM
Last weekend I managed to get into the paint booth and sprayed the highbuild and primer.

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a283/Mrnovan/bike.jpg

Scouser
07-14-2012, 6:03 AM
Sorry about the pics, taken with the phone

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a283/Mrnovan/photo.jpg

Scouser
12-09-2012, 4:25 AM
At last its nearly ready to hit the road

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a283/Mrnovan/039.jpg

Dave

Scouser
12-09-2012, 4:28 AM
should be riding in a couple of weeks

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a283/Mrnovan/038.jpg

Knuckleduster
12-09-2012, 6:00 AM
Damn Scouser, that thing turned out REALLY nice, love the flake paint !

Scouser
01-31-2013, 5:38 AM
I took the bike for the local inspection and it passed so I am now on the road, sort of, the clutch is slipping so that will be fixed this weekend then i will just ride this thing as much as I can.
Here in Australia the laws regarding modifying bikes are ridiculous , the rear guard has to cover the rear wheel to a 45 degree angle? Handle bars have to be a certain maximum height? Have to have a certain amount of gap between lowest point and road?
This is why we don't have as many chops as the USA,
Thats enough of my rant, I'm riding again and that's all that counts.
Scouser

Jackster
01-31-2013, 8:35 AM
You're the man dude- that thing looks amazing!

outlawpete650
02-05-2013, 12:37 PM
Nice trumpy , an nice EJ EH is it a ute cant see enough of it to tell ,

used to be a holden man till the phas 3 camr out then ford all the way

:killerjob:

Scouser
12-29-2013, 6:47 AM
Been riding this for nearly 12 months now and still loving every minute of it.
Scouser

LoudPipesSaveLives
01-09-2014, 1:00 PM
great job! looks way better the way you rebuilt it. sweet

selfmadetrev
01-23-2014, 12:01 AM
Awesome! Great to see Aussies building bikes, especially rigids.