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WILTBILT
01-23-2011, 10:21 PM
Been meaning to post some pictures this past year and since bike is almost done I figured I would post a short build thread. Will post more pictures soon.10999

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Pete
01-24-2011, 6:54 AM
Nice, looks real good. Any details of the build?

LinkBelt
01-24-2011, 7:13 AM
Really not trying to be critical or anything but I see you ran a jack shaft in order to have the drive chain on the right side and run your disk brake set up on the left. I wonder what would've happened if you had just flopped the wheel around ran the drive chain on the left side and the disk brake on the right maybe cutting out all the work of a jack shaft? Bike does really look good though.

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01-24-2011, 9:11 AM
I wonder what would've happened if you had just flopped the wheel around

that was the BEFORE pic, and a sportbike wheel that prolly didn't line up correctly....

New version is looking HOT!

WILTBILT
01-24-2011, 11:27 AM
Hey thanks I plan on putting together a better build thread this evening. I am going about it backwards. Just havent had time to put one together. The original bike did have a jackshaft but I got rid of all that crap. Actually there isnt much left of the original bike. To far Fucked up. The bike now has all drum brakes. I will get more pictures up this evening.

WILTBILT
01-24-2011, 11:28 AM
Does anybody know how to update your profile picture as well? Thanks

LinkBelt
01-24-2011, 11:43 AM
that was the BEFORE pic, and a sportbike wheel that prolly didn't line up correctly....

New version is looking HOT!

Ahhh, I see I had it backwards. well the new version looks better, I am digging that oil bag, keep up the good work

WILTBILT
01-24-2011, 7:44 PM
I started the build by tracking down a good rear Triumph hub and 16 inch wheel as well as a dual leading shoe front hub. I then had the Front backing plate lip machined off and drilled holes in the front and rear Backing plates to Cool the Brakes. Except for when it rains then I will use my feet,
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WILTBILT
01-24-2011, 7:54 PM
Had the front laced to a 21 with stainless steel spokes and nipples while having the hubs and rims powder coated sating Black Jack

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fightclub
01-25-2011, 11:28 AM
keeping my eye on this build, i really like the direction you are going,

WILTBILT
01-25-2011, 4:31 PM
I appreciate it I am kinda going about this build thread ass backwards see the bike is almost completed. Just havent had time to post as I went so I am putting one together seeing how this is my first bike project. I need to work on getting my liscense. never owned a bike before.

HtM
01-27-2011, 12:46 PM
Looking really good, especially for a first build!

image1
01-27-2011, 3:15 PM
never owned a bike before.

well you sure have good taste. can't wait to see more.

flatblack34
01-27-2011, 4:52 PM
fuck..i'm jealous..nicest triumph i've seen in a long time..

WILTBILT
01-27-2011, 5:15 PM
The seat mount I wanted to do something a little different. I didnt like the buggy spring approach that some people use. I took one look at the Black Triumph that Falcon motorcycles built and I new the leaf spring was exactly what I wanted. I noticed the lug on the backbone alot of people cut those off but I thougt it would be cool to incorporate that into my seat mount. So I drew up a scaled drawing and contacted Fab Kevin.Note to self when using a torch to bend leaf spring wear safety glasses next time. I didnt see right for a week.

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WILTBILT
01-27-2011, 5:18 PM
Once I got my seat situated I sent the pan to Hard Luck in Ohio. They covered the seat in leather with baseball stitching and came up with the Idea to do the WiltBilt logo in the Peterbilt script.

WILTBILT
01-27-2011, 5:44 PM
Getting the front Triumph hub to work with the sportster front end was a little tricky. I was furtunate to have a brother in law that works for a machine shop. He also machined spacers and a tab to weld onto the fork tube to keep the backing plate from spinning. Cleaner than a bracket. We also had to build the axle up by tig welding it and machining it down to fit the Triumph hub. Since I am running clip ons we went ahead and machined caps for the top of the triple trees where the old handlebars were bolted up.

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deadbird
01-27-2011, 6:22 PM
I appreciate it I am kinda going about this build thread ass backwards see the bike is almost completed. Just havent had time to post as I went so I am putting one together seeing how this is my first bike project. I need to work on getting my liscense. never owned a bike before.

Your first build looks really cool. I'm kinda in the same boat. Never had a bike before. Got my license about a year and a half ago and haven't been on a bike since. Need to finish my bike and ride this summer. Looks like you're almost there. :cheersmate:

WILTBILT
01-27-2011, 8:20 PM
Yeah I got to get my liscense hopefully by the end of Feb. My buddy has a old Yamaha he is going to let me ride to learn on so when I lay it down a half dozen times I will be ready to roll.

WILTBILT
01-29-2011, 6:40 PM
Made the taillight and tag bracket nothing special here did put wing nuts with safety wire. To give it that quick disconnect look like back in the day they would strip that shit off and race flat track then ride them home. Had by brother in town and had him run my copper lines for me. Apparently he must make moonshine steele on the side. But I like it. In the final build I was able to eliminate the brass t and solder a copper T in its place looks alot better.

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HelrichCustomCycles
02-12-2011, 3:35 PM
I would seriously reconsider the feed oil line. Triumphs are gravity fed, and that seems like a lot of up and down distance to feed you motor properly. I would atleast turn it 90 degrees, or just a straight shot to the motor. It would be a shame to blow up your motor for some niffty looking oil lines.

other than that looks good.

WILTBILT
02-13-2011, 4:09 PM
Hey I appreciate the feedback. What do you think about the koops for the feed line? To many loops? I never built a bike before and I am a little nervous about the oil feed.

HelrichCustomCycles
02-14-2011, 3:21 AM
http://i862.photobucket.com/albums/ab187/thingsthatgovroom/DSCF5921.jpg

I would run the feed directly to the oil pump, without any loops. Loops are ok on the return to the oil tank as it is under pressure.
I would also make sure the oil tank is for a Triumph as you need a restrictor in the return line so that oil is feed to the rocker boxes.

WILTBILT
02-14-2011, 9:14 AM
I did restrict the return fitting at the oil tank down to 1/8 by installing a bng in the end of the fitting and drilling
it to 1/8 to create the back pressure needed.

DeKay
02-18-2011, 2:27 AM
man this thread is great! love the way your bike is comin along! i'm preparing to start work on my own project, so i'm trying to get everything sorted out.
awesome, i'll be checking back!

Moparkevin
02-19-2011, 5:18 PM
I agree with the oil line going straight to the feed, but wow are they nice copper lines.
Did you have to run your tank off a bit to clear the chain? I am having some issues right now with a vertical tank so I thought I would ask.

KT
02-19-2011, 7:20 PM
I agree with the oil line going straight to the feed, but wow are they nice copper lines.
Did you have to run your tank off a bit to clear the chain? I am having some issues right now with a vertical tank so I thought I would ask.

yes you have to offset a vertical tank to allow for chain clearance

Moparkevin
02-20-2011, 2:42 PM
yes you have to offset a vertical tank to allow for chain clearance

Thanks, now i have to figure out top mounts..

WILTBILT
02-20-2011, 5:51 PM
Yeah I did offset the oil tank to clear the chain you can barely tell but it does the trick. As far as the oil lines I stuck with my restrictor at the top tank fitting and chose to stick with the setup I have. The guy who did the finish tuning on the bike said it would work. I picked the bike up from him on thursday and rode it in Pa for about 10 miles and it runs strong. If anybody is looking for a good Triumph Shop in New Oxford Pa there is a guy by the name Ron Keslinger and the shop is called Cafe Customs. No website just word of mouth cool ass dude. Holds 3 landspeed records on a Triumph and Harley. Very reasonable and HONEST.

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WILTBILT
02-20-2011, 5:57 PM
1ST Kick never rode before but the weather was on point and I figured if I crashed it I wouldnt have far to take it to. After a quick refresher which I didnt hear a word he was saying I kicked it and I was gone. I dont know why I didnt build one of these sooner. Such a cool feeling.

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WILTBILT
02-20-2011, 6:22 PM
Got a video posted on You Tube of it running

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwjL5rfPTWY

fightclub
02-21-2011, 11:51 AM
came our very nice, clean build for the 1st time around. What type of front end is that sporty ,lowered and shaved ?

image1
02-22-2011, 10:25 AM
sounds good! looks good! well done sir.

WILTBILT
02-22-2011, 4:52 PM
Hey I appreciate it. It is a blast to ride. Cant wait for warm weather to terrorize some back roads.

TroyFab
02-22-2011, 7:59 PM
Hey I appreciate it. It is a blast to ride. Cant wait for warm weather to terrorize some back roads.


That was quite a build, nice work!

MIKE47
02-27-2011, 10:18 AM
Looks great. Sounds fantastic. Overall a real nice bike, but why the crazy side stand and no attached kick stand? If it's just a shower than I get it but if it'll get ridden seems it would be a pain in the ass to get gas or stop anyplace unless you carry that thing.

WILTBILT
02-27-2011, 11:46 AM
Shower? The only two shows I plan on attending are the Smokeout east and the Rumblers show in New York. The side stand is for when I have it parked in the shop. When I am out riding or getting gas I use the Kicker pedal like some of them old schoolers did. Works great.

WILTBILT
04-09-2011, 6:34 PM
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Got some good riding in the other weekend.

sneakykiwi
07-06-2011, 3:39 AM
Fantastic work!
Could you post some close ups of the fuel tank ?

cheers

gerard

Howitzer
07-06-2011, 1:42 PM
Had the front laced to a 21 with stainless steel spokes and nipples while having the hubs and rims powder coated sating Black Jack

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Great build. Where did you find that front hub? What year is it from? And is it a 7" or an 8"? Thanks in advance.

fightclub
07-06-2011, 6:36 PM
He actually has bike for sale on ebay right now with breakdown ofparts and such, bt its a . This is a super clean Trump

Howitzer
07-06-2011, 7:27 PM
He actually has bike for sale on ebay right now with breakdown ofparts and such, bt its a . This is a super clean Trump

Thanks!