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battleborn
01-25-2011, 11:34 PM
I bought a Triumph TR6 pre-unit roller with buckets of parts last year. Finally actually getting started on the build - have been gathering parts and getting the paperwork in order for months. Nick at Trumpnut is the brains behind this build...probably would never have taken it on if he hadn't been there to get me all fired up about it. Here's pictures of the bike when I brought it home:

http://www.ruckusarts.com/triumph/triump_1_001.jpg
http://www.ruckusarts.com/triumph/triump_1_002.jpg
http://www.ruckusarts.com/triumph/triump_1_003.jpg

The head is toast...replacing it with a later model:

http://www.ruckusarts.com/triumph/triump_1_004.jpg

battleborn
01-25-2011, 11:42 PM
Trumpnut and I tore down the engine and transmission tonight.

http://www.ruckusarts.com/triumph/triumph_2_teardown_001.jpg

It's obviously been apart a few times before.

http://www.ruckusarts.com/triumph/triumph_2_teardown_004.jpg

Rods are OK, but as you can tell...

http://www.ruckusarts.com/triumph/triumph_2_teardown_002.jpg

the crank is...well, the crank is pretty much fucked.

http://www.ruckusarts.com/triumph/triumph_2_teardown_003.jpg

http://www.ruckusarts.com/triumph/triumph_2_teardown_005.jpg
http://www.ruckusarts.com/triumph/triumph_2_teardown_006.jpg
http://www.ruckusarts.com/triumph/triumph_2_teardown_007.jpg

Cases too. Looks like something blew up in there:

http://www.ruckusarts.com/triumph/triumph_2_teardown_009.jpg

Transmission is in good shape overall, in spite of the shitty silicone sealant. Needs a couple of new bearings and some cleanup:

http://www.ruckusarts.com/triumph/triumph_2_teardown_010.jpg

battleborn
01-25-2011, 11:49 PM
Got a sweet girder and a Harley wheel kinda bolted up to see how it looks. This is a crappy pic...will post better soon. But it sends chills down my spine just lookin' at it!

http://www.ruckusarts.com/triumph/triumph_3_girder.jpg

brethren22
01-26-2011, 8:00 PM
looks like a cool build battle. diggin the girder front end. where's it headed?

TRUMPNUT
01-26-2011, 10:01 PM
Glad the wheel fit . Found that floating rotor for you .

Blacktopbandit
01-27-2011, 9:54 AM
Cant wait to see what you guys do with this. Love the girder.

jstein
01-28-2011, 3:56 PM
You gotta lot of work ahead of you. Cant wait to see it progress.

rusjack
01-29-2011, 4:00 PM
Ive never been into a triumph engine, but are all those holes in the crank from someone trying to balance it or something? Chips on the edges and holes?
Or are some of those just standard?

TRUMPNUT
01-29-2011, 7:53 PM
Ive never been into a triumph engine, but are all those holes in the crank from someone trying to balance it or something? Chips on the edges and holes?
Or are some of those just standard?It looks like they took a late model ( 80% balance factor ) and tried to make it a preunit 50% balance factor . As soon as I saw it i told him the crank is junk or at least the flywheel .

Those are grind marks not chips and the thing has holes drilled in it all the way around .

rusjack
01-29-2011, 8:56 PM
It looks like they took a late model ( 80% balance factor ) and tried to make it a preunit 50% balance factor . As soon as I saw it i told him the crank is junk or at least the flywheel .

Those are grind marks not chips and the thing has holes drilled in it all the way around .
Ah, that makes sense. Thanks!

rustrocket84
01-30-2011, 12:47 AM
Nice start on the Trump. You couldn't ask for a better guide into the world of English bikes. Shitty that you had to open the motor up to find that somebody did some shady work on her, but I am sure the at Nick will set you straight.

I hope to see you both on the EDR and the Alien run shortly thereafter. If either of you need a place to crash for a couple days hit me up. I'm 15 north of Temecula and Biltwell HQ.

battleborn
01-31-2011, 8:20 PM
Thanks dude...sure appreciate the offer. Nick and I are still working out the details for EDR. Will let you know for sure. Glad you're coming to Alien Abduction. That is going to be epic fun.

I've got a new crankshaft and rods coming from eBay. Will post pics when I get them.

CMA406
01-31-2011, 8:21 PM
stoked to watch this build!

battleborn
03-05-2011, 2:01 AM
So long with no update, but things have been truckin' along.

First off, got some super sweet engine mounts from Choppedtriumphs. Thanks dude, you rule!
http://www.ruckusarts.com/triumph/triumph_4_001.jpg
Second, got a bitchin' Lucas headlight:
http://www.ruckusarts.com/triumph/triumph_4_002.jpg
Third, got some engine cases from Trumpnut...they need some work (in the shop for welding right now) but they will work well.
http://www.ruckusarts.com/triumph/triumph_4_003.jpg
Fourth, got an exhaust kit, bearing races for the girder, and assorted other goodies from Trumpnut.
http://www.ruckusarts.com/triumph/triumph_4_004.jpg
Fifth, and not pictured (although I'll post pics soon), I got a rebuilt crankshaft off eBay and a bad to the bone 1960's coffin tank.

mrjames06
03-05-2011, 8:48 PM
Lookin' good brother.....loving the girder....looks like what I have on my BSA....check out my pics....
Keep it up....can't wait to see it done....

Cheers

alexzen
03-05-2011, 10:26 PM
exhaust kit looks like fun

Choppedtriumphs
03-06-2011, 3:44 AM
Thanks,..and you're welcome,..:cheersmate:

fouraceswes
03-06-2011, 9:30 PM
what is up with the old cases, I might be interested in them

battleborn
03-07-2011, 11:56 AM
what is up with the old cases, I might be interested in them

They're destined for the twin-engine drag bike that Trumpnut is building.

battleborn
03-26-2011, 1:02 AM
Progress! Between getting parts cleaned, ordering parts, etc. it's been a while since there was anything worthy of a post. But as of tonight, my crankshaft is done and my transmission is almost complete.

Yes, I did order a rebuilt crank off eBay. But it's a damn good thing we tore it apart as it's fairly likely it would have done the job itself in short order. Here's a snapshot of the rebuild kit from Trumpnut:

http://www.ruckusarts.com/triumph/triumph-5-crankbuild.jpg

Cleaned the sludge trap and passage ways:

http://www.ruckusarts.com/triumph/triumph-5-crankclean.jpg

Don't have any pics of the finished product or the transmission yet, but I'll close out with this shot of the infamous Trumpnut. I've learned a lot just being around the shop with this guy. Nick is a goddamn gold mine of two-wheeled knowledge. More to come - engine rebuild is next after we put the finishing touches on the transmission.

http://www.ruckusarts.com/triumph/triumph-5-nut.jpg

ChopperTy
04-06-2011, 5:05 AM
My brother is just getting into his 650 tbird for re build,we will start a thread for it soon,hope to be following up with you guys and maybe get some tips from yall in this build as well!!!cant wait to see the updated pics!
Lookin good, keep em coming!

ChopperTy
04-06-2011, 5:06 AM
My brother is just getting into his 650 tbird for re build,we will start a thread for it soon,hope to be following up with you guys and maybe get some tips from yall in this build as well!!!cant wait to see the updated pics!
Lookin good, keep em coming!

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battleborn
11-19-2011, 11:26 AM
Damn, it's been a long time since I updated this thread! But the good news is there has been progress.

Different frame (the other one was a bit warped and looked funny with the long girder), Trumpnut made the tank mounts, and we've got a roller:

http://www.ruckusarts.com/triumph/triumph6-trumproller.jpg

Also got the head assembled and putting the finishing touches on the transmission. Will remember to take pics next time I'm at Trumpnut's shop.

ZodiacMatt
11-20-2011, 12:19 PM
that tank looks good on there!

battleborn
07-10-2013, 11:02 AM
OK, another intermittent progress report.

The bike's been with the Busch Brothers (http://buschandbusch.com/) getting worked over good. We chopped the frame down to the motor mounts and they built a new one from there. Slightly less rake with a higher neck - should handle better, but keeps a similar stance. The frame in the previous pic had some issues with the hardtail portion and the neck needed to be de-raked. Better to start from scratch sometimes. And I think it looks damn good!

https://lh3.ggpht.com/-GVqAxXWQ-Zo/UM-M-Y-1M_I/AAAAAAAAAx4/z-MX9ne8H9k/s1600/IMGP2848.jpg

https://lh3.ggpht.com/-TFMY56PJB0k/UM-ND-GUxeI/AAAAAAAAAyE/xXlmS0QAaLU/s1600/IMGP2858.jpg

We've made plans for an entirely different tank and oil bag - these look good, but nothing compared to what's in store. Stay tuned...

SEAxBIKES
07-10-2013, 11:34 AM
Looking good bro

EVOEATR
07-16-2013, 6:24 PM
I LOVE the old Trumpets! It's a glamorous lifestyle...

spoolie
07-16-2013, 8:28 PM
That girder looks really good on there! Great progress!

Timcarroll
04-02-2018, 4:17 AM
But it's a damn good thing we tore it apart.