Monday, May 13, 2013

Ran When Parked

I found this T100RR tribute through British Ironworks. It's not much of a departure from what I had in mind for my T110. It sure makes me want to get working on that bike again. I'm still juggling moving expenses way too much to even think about it... I welcome the inspiration though.

Triumph T100R Special.

Pre-unit tiger 100 engine fitted into a ex WD 1944 3HW Triumph frame. A good flattrack frame giving good ground clearance and a short wheel base. Also a good steering head angle that makes the steering very sharp.

Also notice I angled the engine forwards slightly in new alloy engine plates.

Complete engine rebuild just completed under 100 miles ago, so still running in. Fitted with new standard size liners and 7.5:1 pistons.

Brand new cams and followers fitted. New shells fitted to a standard large journal crankshaft. New rods were also fitted. New ball main bearings fitted. New Morgo oil pump and a new lip type oil seal timing cover conversion.

Also fitted a reconditioned manual BTH magneto.

Twin carb conversion.

The lights are running total loss as there is no dynamo fitted, just using the brake light the battery will last forever on a charge. If you start using the headlight you will only get about 20 mins before blackout.

19" Dunlop rims fitted and shod with new old stock Dunlop and John Bull tyres. 8" piecrust front hub and scalloped front brake.

I built this bike over 2 years using top quality new old stock and hard to find period parts. No repro bits were used it's all genuine tackle. For example genuine Amal racing levers not those cheap and nasty monkey metal imitations hawked around by every autojumble Johnny. Also the extra long genuine Amal advance retard lever. The more you look the more you will see on this bike.

Also the entire primary drive is new. Including a full alloy competition clutch. Chains are all brand new Renolds.

New sealed front wheel bearings fitted.

Built in homage to the 1954 T100RR.

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