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    Default Try not to be too harsh it was free.

    So back in march my dad gave me a 1973 Triumph bonnie t140. It was my grandfathers bike that he bought new. My grandpa actully gave my dad two bikes. The 73' and a 53' Triumph thunderbird. Of course my dad gave my the 73' instead of the 53' but i guess beggers cant be choosers. This is my first build. I have been on bikes since my 2nd birthday. All of my roadbikes have been of the rice version. As I have gotten older. Gonna be 30 this year my idea of cool has changed from going over 100 mph everywhere to cruizing around on something ugly I built. Try not to be too harsh I am building this in my 10x10 shed.

    The details and plans. I hated the banna seat so I cut the back half of the frame off. I built a mount for a trailer leaf spring to act as somewhat of a suspension. Took the front fender off and cut it up to be a back fender. Made a bracket to mount it to the swing arm. Bought a seat pan made the mount. Burnt two holes in the frame trying to get it attached. Apparently when they bent the back bone it gets real thin. Made a taillight and license plate mount gonna run a model a taillight. Paint is all flat black but gonna run flat white wings on the tank I have to keep the triumph look. Gold leaf will edge the two. I plan on brass plating a few things spokes controls and cover bolts. Gonna sand anything shiny. No battery. No seat pad. No Tach. No speedo. No wires. I want it to look like there is not enough shit there to run. Here are some pics of what I have so far.












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    Damn it worng section

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    How the hell do I move that to the british bike section

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    Default Not bad!

    Although, I wouldn't trust MY rear section with that rear section. Looks pretty sketchy.

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    you might want some kind of bumpstop as a fail safe if you plan on running that rear section.. if that spring work hardend and broke you might sorta be fucked a little bit.

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    Yeah, I was thinking that too. Let us know how it works!

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    dude, I love unconventional builds like this.

    Mad Max!

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    Mad max death trap! no offense brother but you may want to re-think this, beef it up a bit, I like the look though but there is a good reason you probably never have seen it before!

    Also put into consideration tire expansion!

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    I'm with Terry, unique idea but has ass-bust written all over it, your ride so do what you want but....

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    I'd rescue the engine and buy a new frame

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    Quote Originally Posted by RetroRob View Post
    I'd rescue the engine and buy a new frame
    Or just scrap it and buy a new stocker....to quote the great yellowman,"nobody move nobody get hurt"..

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    I vote to keep that rear section, just make sure your using cut down leaf springs, not just strip of bar stock. Real leaf spring shouldn't work harden, bar stock will. Ive seen a few bikes that had leaf spring suspension like that before, looks good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 73Iron View Post
    I vote to keep that rear section, just make sure your using cut down leaf springs, not just strip of bar stock. Real leaf spring shouldn't work harden, bar stock will. Ive seen a few bikes that had leaf spring suspension like that before, looks good.
    Do you know if there were ever any production motorcycles that did it that way ?

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