So here's the thing. I have lacked motivation on this thing. If you check my photos, I keep building bikes because I enjoy it, but this thing has been in the corner pissing me off with the amount of work I can see it becoming.
I was originally going to build it back to a stock bike, but I'm just not feeling it. Despite the fact I spent a lot of money on the proper gas tank(at least it's still valuable).
So last night while concurently posting in the Junk Pile from my ipad, and drinking beer, I began the task....
Getting a sick chop ready for Born Free 4. I'm pretty sure I could finish way before that, but adding Born Free to anything is pretty much motorcycle gold.
This thread is more to motivate me, so this first batch of photos isn't going to show any killer work. But at least it's forward progress.
P.S. I originally got this for free from one of my dad's employees, but I felt bad and gave him $300. So still a good price. He thought the generator was an electric start motor, so this project was a bit beyond him.
At Keith's picking up some parts on my way back from getting the bike.
If you don't own a clutch hub puller, you can either buy one, borrow one, or tap the clutch hub with a brass drift and mallet until it comes off the taper. Lightly though. I was going to borrow Tony's(Torch) but I got impatient.
I got the engine and tranny out. And Master Yoda saw that it was good.
That's it for now. But it does a lot for morale. Now I HAVE to update this thing. I have a sick sissy bar in store. One that will take home the 'Best Sissy Bar Ever Created by Man's Hands' award that I'll be giving to myself after I'm done.
Nice ta see ya fixing shit insteda startin it , hope ya gonna use the sprung hub they look hot on a chop an work ok if set up right .
this build is one im gonna follow real close as im just about to start my 63 bonni build
Sprung hub is staying. Although, it's a beast of a fucking wheel.
I'm in the garage now... Cases coming apart...
what size back wheel ya gonna use i had a sprung hub laced to a 16 stainless spokes was a bitch to do ,hub to close had to bend spokes on 1 side to get it
What can you tell me about the white beach cruzer in the background.
Hey Brandon,, are you gonna put that motor back together without cleaning out the crankshaft???
good luck finding replacement cases when it explodes.
Cases apart. FUCKING crank gear, bullshit thing won't come off. And I hit it pretty hard. Now I have to buy Tony lunch to borrow a tool.
Who knew a Triumph had this many parts?! There's at least 20 different parts here!
what's up with the red head? ... are you gay? .....Just be straight with me, cuz I knock off all the gay jokes and stuff, .... Not that there's anything wrong with you people!!!
Jesus seeing the mallet in that picture makes me wince, you're a brave man
I wanna see this bike finished cause I just sold a 62 that was in the same shape and I'm going to kick myself for getting rid of it