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Roddy
12-09-2010, 8:02 PM
Mine's about 55 or 56"

I'm only 5' 10" but I feel like a monkey fuckin a football when I'm on this thing, there's no way I could ride with mids and still feel my legs!

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t135/PouceCoupe/th_Charlton2010012.jpg (http://s159.photobucket.com/albums/t135/PouceCoupe/?action=view&current=Charlton2010012.jpg)

LinkBelt
12-09-2010, 8:33 PM
I've got no idea what my wheel base is I'll have to measure it this weekend. I am 6ft. 2in. and am going to run forwards my Triumph has a good rake to it so I'm sure the wheel base is longer then yours. Shoveled has a bitchen Triumph with a huge rake as well as image1. I don't know if there running forwards or not though. Anyway good luck with it Bro.

Roddy
12-09-2010, 9:09 PM
Thanks, yeah I think the guy made his own hardtail to stock lenth. So a 4" stretch should make for a 60" wheelbase with a stock rake, that would make a lot of difference!

LinkBelt
12-09-2010, 9:39 PM
check out my build thread titled first build or check in the tech forum where I posted how I stretched my hard tail in. with no frame jig and it's straight as an arrow. If you got any questions during your project feel free to shoot me a PM or ask me in my thread I'll be glad to help you all I can.

cooter
12-09-2010, 11:49 PM
I think the hardtail on my 64 t120 is 2 in over but i aint gonna be able to tell till i assemble it ,

ive got a 3ta im coverting to a 500 , just madea H frame to lock the swing arm luck its just gonna be fa short hops :cheersmate:

Roddy
12-10-2010, 7:11 AM
Thanks Linkbelt, I'll check your build out and I may pm you if I attempt it. I checked out your profile pic, that's my style too. A true triumph chopper, must be an over 30 thing! :rolleyes:

rusjack
12-10-2010, 9:46 AM
aw man, dont stretch that bike! just bring it up north to me and i'll cram myself on it for you.

Roddy
12-10-2010, 10:00 AM
Says your in North Bay, I'm 2 hours up the highway! But I think I'll keep it anyways, I wanna give the bagger nation at the New Liskeard run something to scoff at.:D

rusjack
12-10-2010, 11:55 AM
Says your in North Bay, I'm 2 hours up the highway! But I think I'll keep it anyways, I wanna give the bagger nation at the New Liskeard run something to scoff at.:D
Holy shit, I'm used to being north of everything! My folks have a cottage on the quebec side of lac temiscaming south of ville marie, Not too far from you.

image1
12-10-2010, 11:57 AM
mine is +3.5 on the rear, 2 up 2 out, and 34 deg. rake, my mids are also forward 1.5 and up 1.5 of stock, i'm 6'1 and its super comfy (to me)

this is an old pic, but its basically the same setup...

http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc41/image1art/0804092303a.jpg

Roddy
12-10-2010, 12:30 PM
Thanks, this one is definetly not stretched. I could live with a 3.5 or 4" longer hardtail. I want the feeling of control mids give you and the cleaner look, but I've got the knees of an old tradesman.

This is some beautiful country Rusjack, I can't wait to ride next summer. We bought an old house on a lake too, gotta take up fishin now.

LinkBelt
12-10-2010, 6:35 PM
mine is +3.5 on the rear, 2 up 2 out, and 34 deg. rake, my mids are also forward 1.5 and up 1.5 of stock, i'm 6'1 and its super comfy (to me)

this is an old pic, but its basically the same setup...

http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc41/image1art/0804092303a.jpg

HA HA image1 thats not the tramp I was talking about I was talking about chicken killer I think is what you call it.

ShovelEd
12-12-2010, 10:24 AM
My trump is just about 9 feet long. I never measured the rake but its got alot of angle.

Iamtheonlyreal1
12-12-2010, 10:27 AM
This one is 66 inches from Axle to Axle, and is using a 6" stretch 4.5" drop and just a bit of front end rake.

http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll255/Iamtheonlyreal1/Triumph%20Motorcycle/005-11.jpg



This one is 62 inches, and is a 5" stretch and 4.5" drop, No Rake and the front end is about a 2 inch drop (Factory 1930's BSA Girder)

http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll255/Iamtheonlyreal1/Triumph%20Motorcycle/002-11.jpg

http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll255/Iamtheonlyreal1/Triumph%20Motorcycle/008-8.jpg


This one is a 5" stretch and a 4.5" drop with about a 4" drop in the front, with factory rake.. I am not sure how this one is going to work, we may raise the front about a half inch overall when done. We will be using higher exhaust pipes of course, and rear mount pegs, shifter, and brake...ha ha

http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll255/Iamtheonlyreal1/Triumph%20Motorcycle/009-6.jpg

Roddy
12-12-2010, 11:24 AM
Those are incredible real1, I'm definetly going to go with a stretched hartail now. I think the 5 & 6" look good if you fill the space like you did.

I only have 4" of ground clearance now with a stock front end and rake so it must have a drop already.

image1
12-13-2010, 9:28 AM
I was talking about chicken killer I think is what you call it.

yeah, but its an Ironhead and has no relevance to anything posted in this thread. He was looking for pics/measurements of TRIUMPH wheelbase.

LinkBelt
12-13-2010, 8:11 PM
yeah, but its an Ironhead and has no relevance to anything posted in this thread. He was looking for pics/measurements of TRIUMPH wheelbase.

Why in the world was I thinking it was a Triumph. I guess I was so in aww over the design of it I didn't even look at the motor. :D