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Old June 2nd, 2009, 03:20 PM   #1051
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hasenpfeffer, here is a little BMW inspiration in case ya missed it a few pages back!


excello...scoots lookin' good!!
I actually did miss it back there... I'm not gonna mess around with mine though other than taking off the fairing... the 181 I have begged to be cut up, I've liked old BMWs for what they were (yeah I guess I'm a purist)
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Old June 2nd, 2009, 03:49 PM   #1052
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I'm pretty fucking stoked after rummaging through my package of parts for my Royal Enfield that came in the mail today. New +.040 pistons/rings, engine gaskets, bunch of original Lucas parts for my magneto, Amal rebuild kit, cables, new fork internals... so much cool shit.

Only took a little over a week to get from the UK to my doorstep in California.


This place is the shit.
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Old June 2nd, 2009, 05:20 PM   #1053
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That looks like an older Pichler (maybe spelled wrong) fairing. You should be able to get a few bucks for it to cover the cost of your Cafe goodies.
My buddy Russ has a R100s and rides the hell out of it, great bike!
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Old June 2nd, 2009, 05:51 PM   #1054
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I'm pretty fucking stoked after rummaging through my package of parts for my Royal Enfield that came in the mail today. New +.040 pistons/rings, engine gaskets, bunch of original Lucas parts for my magneto, Amal rebuild kit, cables, new fork internals... so much cool shit.

Only took a little over a week to get from the UK to my doorstep in California.


This place is the shit.
a guy a street over from me has one of those bikes. looks like it is in really nice shape... odd that i just saw it today
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Old June 4th, 2009, 01:09 PM   #1055
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Here's all the pics of my new parts for the Enfield.

Depending on what time I get off work today, I want to start dismantling the engine. Having only std and metric tools is disappointing when they're being used on British parts.

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+.040 Pistons. New pins were included too.


Gasket set. Looks like I forgot to order seals...


Genuine Lucas magneto cover


Lucas cover gasket and rotor


Oil Filter and spark plug caps


Fork leg caps


More mag parts - points and brush/spring


More mag and fork parts. Connecting rod bushings as well.


Fresh timing chain


Now I just have to order forks/springs and get them assembled, and get the motor torn down, cleaned, machined, and rebuilt. Hopefully I will get Mitch to run down to Calimesa sometime soon to pick up Chromoly for the frame and swing arm.

Still need some rims and a 2LS front hub (4LS if my budget was unlimited...)
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Old June 8th, 2009, 04:35 AM   #1056
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What can someone tell me about the Honda 65. Thats all I know what it is. I don't know what year or anything. I do have a B&W pic. Its coming up in an auction and was wondering if its would my time and fight with the wife for me to have a bike. Yea its old but I like old stuff. Let me know what you think and know about it. I'm looking around too. Thanks.
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Old June 9th, 2009, 12:37 PM   #1057
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Well... I really need to finish up the bike I've been working on, because the tank and tail for my next project showed up yesterday. Wheels will change, shocks will change, numerous other details will change, but the basic idea will be something like this:





One last shot of the tank, mounted on the bike I've shown here earlier just to see what the color scheme would look like. (I don't like it...)



BTW - My Ghia isn't going to get worked on until both of these are done...
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Old June 9th, 2009, 07:30 PM   #1058
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man, i am very jealous now!

i need a new 1 up seat badly! i just put on a new chain today and my bike is smooth, smooth, smooth! now i just need the seat and i think i can be content for now!
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Old June 10th, 2009, 06:54 AM   #1059
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Well... I really need to finish up the bike I've been working on, because the tank and tail for my next project showed up yesterday. Wheels will change, shocks will change, numerous other details will change, but the basic idea will be something like this:





One last shot of the tank, mounted on the bike I've shown here earlier just to see what the color scheme would look like. (I don't like it...)



BTW - My Ghia isn't going to get worked on until both of these are done...
Where did you find the alloy tanks? Guaranteed those were not cheap!
I'm building a cafe bike out of my Royal Enfield and will be making my own aluminum tank because buying one sure isn't in my budget.
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Old June 10th, 2009, 05:14 PM   #1060
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Where did you find the alloy tanks? Guaranteed those were not cheap!
I'm building a cafe bike out of my Royal Enfield and will be making my own aluminum tank because buying one sure isn't in my budget.
Evan Wilcox made the tank and tail. I met him years ago and always knew someday I'd have him build some bodywork for me. (BTW those are all shots of the same tank, just on two different bikes)

More power to you building your own tank. I'd like to do that someday too, but this time I just wrote the check.
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Old June 13th, 2009, 08:59 AM   #1061
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My latest XS build. Started out as a CL find. Stock and sorta ugly, but complete and runs great. Took me about 6 months, but a lot of that was waiting on the tank and stuff to get out of "paint jail".
I lowered it, built the seat pan, added a moped headlight, relocated the turn signals, bobbed the fenders, etc.
A before and a few afters.







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Old June 13th, 2009, 09:18 AM   #1062
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Hey cool bike! The little headlight is killer and the paint looks great. Makes the new Triumphs look plain and dreary.
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Old June 13th, 2009, 03:04 PM   #1063
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My latest XS build. Started out as a CL find. Stock and sorta ugly, but complete and runs great. Took me about 6 months, but a lot of that was waiting on the tank and stuff to get out of "paint jail".
I lowered it, built the seat pan, added a moped headlight, relocated the turn signals, bobbed the fenders, etc.
A before and a few afters.
Good lookin' scoot. I wasn't sure what to expect before scrolling down to the 'after' pictures, but I'm damn impressed.
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I'll be posting updates on my Royal Enfield build here since it's motorcycle related.

Started disassembling the engine this week and finished tearing it all down, including the heads. Got the engine cases split and cleaned (for the most part) before leaving work today. I've been working extra hard at Mitch's shop, who has been kind enough to let me get some serious work done on my bike this week.

Pictures from start to finish. LOTS of pictures.

Pulled the primary cover off to find sludge and a shitload of water.


Removed the transmission. Tore the heads off to find very clean pistons, with nearly new rings. This motor has been rebuilt (sitting for years) and probably ran for a short time.


Fabricated an engine stand for the disassembly and reassembly.




Tore down the heads. Found lots of crap inside the breather ports next to the rocker shafts. Several chipped valve keepers and very spongy springs. Will be buying Hi-po springs and new keepers.





Checked the lift on the cam yesterday to find very low performing cams. Trying to find a company that sells hi-performance cams. Stock lift: .2650 (wtf?)
Wants something more: .3550 (race cams)



Split the cases today. Found that the motor ate a rod or something with all the gouges inside the case





Someone also polished the connecting rods. One more thing to scratch off my list.



Pressed the crank out - will be keeping as is. Tolerances are great and everything turns smooooth.



Cleaned up the case halfs, and will finish them up next week:



In contrast to the heads:



All with the help of Jack and Coke. yeah, drinking on the job. No complaints, Mitch poured one for me and him.



I will be sending off the parts to get hot tanked and the will be sending off the cleaned heads to get polished and milled (bumping up the compression from a measly 7.25:1 to around 8:5-9:1), then will be doing the port (slightly ported already) work myself. When the motor starts coming together, then we'll be fabricating the featherbed replica frame... out of chromoly!
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Nice build! Those old twins were really a great looking engine. I foget, but are you going with the Cafe or the Bobber look? Either way, that engine will really fill the bill.
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man those old Ducatis make my pants fit funny
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Old June 14th, 2009, 09:36 AM   #1067
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Nice build! Those old twins were really a great looking engine. I foget, but are you going with the Cafe or the Bobber look? Either way, that engine will really fill the bill.
This is my goal: a Triton, only with an Enfield engine instead of a Triumph, sitting in a Norton Featherbed frame.

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there is no better looking frame than a norton atlas
( aka featherbed). how much for moly repro frames? i've got an extra t120 triumph unit motor sitting on my workbench.







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( aka featherbed). how much for moly repro frames? i've got an extra t120 triumph unit motor sitting on my workbench.
You still have the black Triumph?

I've never seen a Chromoly featherbed frame... that's why I'm making it myself... perks working with Mitch Bergeron. He used to build custom frames, and still has all the jigs. I showed him pictures of a stripped down featherbed. I asked how difficult it would be to replicate it; he just scoffed. Supposedly extremely simple to fabricate, in comparison to the frames he has made in the past.

Cost: approx. $200 in material
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Replica mild steel frames have a price tag of $1500+. Original Atlas frames can cost around the same. I said screw it, I'll do it myself. I'm aiming for a budget around $4-5k for a complete bike. Still need the tank, seat, rims, front hub, fork tubes, and triple trees.
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yeah, i still have it. between starting my business, working on the house and all the other crap, i haven't done anything to it though. what i NEED to do is stop scratching my ass and just pull the motor and rebuild it. i keep thinking about it and not doing it but that's what has to happen if i want to ride it for any length of time.






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yeah, i still have it. between starting my business, working on the house and all the other crap, i haven't done anything to it though. what i NEED to do is stop scratching my ass and just pull the motor and rebuild it. i keep thinking about it and not doing it but that's what has to happen if i want to ride it for any length of time.






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Shit, pull that motor right now! Rebuild the motor? Doesn't run?
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Old June 14th, 2009, 12:07 PM   #1072
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Cost: approx. $200 in material
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Now THAT'S a score!!!

Makes me wish I had your connections.



And a wife who wouldn't mind me having a bike.
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Shit, pull that motor right now! Rebuild the motor? Doesn't run?
yeah, it runs but the thing i've heard more than anything from the triumph guys is, clean the sludge trap on a used bike (before you ride it much) unless you want to burn rod bearings. if the case #'s didn't match the frame, maybe i'd chance it but i don't want a window in the matching cases. the sludge trap is in the crank so you have to tear the whole thing down to get to it. might as well refresh the motor while you're in there. it's a snowball type thing but in the end you get a rebuilt motor that you can count on for 15k - 20k miles. i said it last summer but maybe over the winter.






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This isn't old and it sure isn't something I built myself but I thought you all may like seeing my new toy. I picked up my 2010 Triumph Thunderbird last night. Must say it is one of the most incredible bikes I have ridden. Here are a few pics.
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Nice bike! Now just keep this one upright. You going to fly John out for a night to lay some line? You know its just missing that!
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