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  1. Well, I am no expert, But there is a sh*t ton of...

    Well, I am no expert, But there is a sh*t ton of tech and stories about them, From military models to racing. I know some guys into them and some of the really rare racing models.
    Might start here...
  2. Many things come to mind. But first, people get...

    Many things come to mind. But first, people get the years wrong all the time. Some DMVs title and register a bike depending on year sold, not manufacture. In the UK Triumphs and others started the...
  3. I am afraid I wont be too helpful being here in...

    I am afraid I wont be too helpful being here in the Western US,, However last years ONE Moto show in Portland
    had a number of E-Bike manufacturers displays marketing to the bikers, and I admit, some...
  4. I am familiar with the 1/2 way to Berdoo book,...

    I am familiar with the 1/2 way to Berdoo book, its pretty cool but I believe out of print, and some friction on printing more because of the HA.... But you can access a lot of the photos (I would...
  5. Well said, I have some preunit Triumphs myself,...

    Well said, I have some preunit Triumphs myself, oldest is a 48 Speedtwin, but I like the early rigids, but they have pretty crude systems. (Charging, Eng. shock absorber, Clutch, And forks) Many...
  6. Shhhhh...!!! Dont upset the advertisers! Many of...

    Shhhhh...!!! Dont upset the advertisers! Many of them make good money selling to Hipster-Millenial bikers. All that flannel and designer luggage isnt going to fly off the shelves on their own.
    As...
  7. Is there some hipster street cred to having "Preunit forks" for a build?

    Ive been getting requests for "Preunit forks" for custom builds. ONE Guy from on here, was very helpful, knowledgeable and actully knew his shit (Helped me out ID'ing some early HD parts, THANKS!) ...
  8. I like Lowbrow as well, and appreciate they are...

    I like Lowbrow as well, and appreciate they are bike guys first. I was on Smokeys list back in the day when Tyler started out working out of his garage. I still have his first product. (Sticker-NOT...
  9. WOW! Cool update! As they say, 2 sides to every...

    WOW! Cool update! As they say, 2 sides to every story, unless a crime scene and if 10 witnesses over time you will get 30 variations of it, followed by news accounts that dont get anything right.
    ...
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    Anyone with any sense is cooped up and wrenching....

    Anyone with any sense is cooped up and wrenching. Your education path is going to be long on some of these details, And most Ironhead stuff you find, even alleged rebuilt motors its anyones guess...
  11. Pretty certain they are not British.... I agree,...

    Pretty certain they are not British.... I agree, they look a LITTLE bit Asian, but I bet the one on the right is probably CZ or something. The one with the ridiculously large cap? I have one with...
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    Ugggh, the days of just buying another motor,...

    Ugggh, the days of just buying another motor, and Ironhead at that, sticking it in there and riding off into the sunset happily are long gone. There ARE motors out there, but range from junk...
  13. Thanks, I wrote to the Aussie company (Holy cow...

    Thanks, I wrote to the Aussie company (Holy cow they want a LOT for repops! But they make to notch stuff!). Maybe they will respond or might just say "Bugger off Tosser".

    I posted on some forums,...
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    Start with a little lacquer solvent and a dry...

    Start with a little lacquer solvent and a dry towel ready,,, See if its rattle can over a real paint job. If so, might be able to carefully "Wash" it with the lacquer thinner. Go semi-damp paper...
  15. Mystery British Fenders? Made in England.

    Its not really a build so, I am putting this in main forum but it IS British related.

    Trying to ID some fenders recently I came across, First one I assumed at first was a generic alloy fender,...
  16. Ironic that CBS came out today they are doing a...

    Ironic that CBS came out today they are doing a tech tip on 500 Triumph trannies
    " Next Week - New Tech: Triumph T100 Gear Selector Camplates

    This week Kyle & Malcolm have been working on an all...
  17. Betors are Spanish, Cerrani are Italian. Both...

    Betors are Spanish, Cerrani are Italian. Both were pretty good for their day, Both made several variants including race, road, and offroad and several sizes.

    I will look at some of mine as I have...
  18. Possibly, the outer cover uses a unique shifter...

    Possibly, the outer cover uses a unique shifter set up to the cam plate and quadrant. I have found that either shim or replace the springs sure helps positive engagement and shifting. Secondly they...
  19. No problem Jim. I am in kinda the same boat, I...

    No problem Jim. I am in kinda the same boat, I have been impressed about the torque curve on 500s and they can lay a rooster tail like no ones business, but for the most part I dismissed them except...
  20. Thats a seriously fucked up frame. I can snap...

    Thats a seriously fucked up frame. I can snap some pix of some of mine as I am downsizing my 500 stuff and got frames from 58 to 73 and a few hardtail bolt ons.

    But the early frames were a goofy...
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    probably get better response if it was posted in...

    probably get better response if it was posted in the Hardly Dangerous forum instead of here in Limey Land. Its confusing,,, softail? Evo? FXR?? WTF???
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    I did a number of fork swaps years ago, You might...

    I did a number of fork swaps years ago, You might find some descriptions on how I did it as I know I have replied to others before.

    Short recap, Is I used to commonly use KZ 750-900-1000 Kawasakis...
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    ----------------------------------- OD of the...

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    OD of the fork tubes is often a very key clue to ID them and year,, So yes. OD. For example earlier Triumphs are something like 33.5mm and later Triumphs are...
  24. I was joking about the fame and glory, but a very...

    I was joking about the fame and glory, but a very useful tech post WOULD be a very popular asset. Some people do so for the recognition, Some do it to market their other services or products and some...
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    I agree, looks asian to me, although to be fair...

    I agree, looks asian to me, although to be fair most of the forks for HD is made in Japan anyway. The front end looks like it might be a good one, are they 35mm, 39mm or? Looks new enough probably...
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