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Re: 1965 T120R Project Build
« Reply #30 on: January 18, 2013, 08:38:10 PM »
The original Triumph Fuel Tank wont fit with the DNA Springer Front End I am using at this time due to on a normal front end the Triple Tree is more forward in a triangle shape but on a DAN Springer Front End the Triple Tree is straight across like a old vintage girder front end. So for now we will use that small black peanut looking non asymmetrical to the frame and over all bike geometry type tank. Nothing I can do for now until the next Sacto Swap Meet where I will look for a tank that is 2 inches longer than the black tank I will use for now. So for now the Front Fender can be fabricated as needed to fit, The Front Brake Caliper can be installed and then the Battery Box fabricated up and mounted, entire Rear End Section wrapped up and keep moving and working around the bike as my budget affords and the builder has the time.

Until next update. Peace and Much Love, Honor and Respect for all who ride.
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« Reply #31 on: January 18, 2013, 09:50:51 PM »
nice tank , i must say the bike is starting to look like what we used to build in the late 70s early 80s , for me thats not good , is this your intention to look retro ? or is it just personal taste , i think you maybe ruining a nice bike which will be a disapointment to ride .

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« Reply #32 on: January 18, 2013, 11:57:05 PM »
Vintage look of the old original Rigid Bobber style is what I am going after and I think she will be a fun little ride. The bike started out as a complete rigid frame with an engine and some extra parts, then I bought the second basket case and we are slowly moving forward. Yes it is all custom but she is my custom and nothing is final until I proclaim it to be final so it will ALWAYS be a work in progress.

I could use that original Triumph Tank but where the Bungs are at the back end of the original tank and the way it sits not really and I would have to cut the back tab off the tank, weld new mounts under the rear of the tank.................not worth destroying an all original tank over. I have more respect for myself.

My builder understands though what I am talking about completely. The bike is not finalized and being I might need more clearance on the frame we might end up changing front ends again so......................if that is the case who knows which direction we will go but we are always going forward.

Next Sacto Swap Meet I will be looking for another tank like the black one but longer and hopefully more capacity The lil black one is a 3.5gln and I want a 4gln+. I hate having to stop on long journeys before I have to.

Hope that helps answer your questions. Rest assured though we are moving forward.

My builder installed my new front fender and the front brake caliper today but he has to get things completely straight and get the Disc installed plus the Mechanical Speedo Mechanism.

Forward progresss one thing at a time.
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« Reply #33 on: January 20, 2013, 11:19:58 AM »
take a look at this for insperation ............ looks to be the japs leading the way in the custom bike scean
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-pB5gyxXut2M/UMOQ3Ng6aBI/AAAAAAAAEjI/ieXU13vvQH8/s1600/Blue+Rigid+1.JPG

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« Reply #34 on: January 20, 2013, 11:33:35 AM »
Talk about cutting it up. Ya show bike only though not a daily rider. Nice bike though.
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« Reply #35 on: January 20, 2013, 12:05:24 PM »
frame and a lot of other parts on this bike look standard , i would also say a good riding machine , i would not like to keep it clean though , nice touch with the dynamo and a lot of hand crafted parts , all in all moving the bar for others to follow , they do seam to like origional vintage parts . good for them as they are offten far better quality than the custom stuff offerd today like springer front ends (most offten built in china ) i have yet to see a pair with proper rebound dampening , or even a friction disc , how is this done on your forks ?

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« Reply #36 on: January 20, 2013, 12:20:27 PM »
My forks are a DNA Springer type front end.
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« Reply #37 on: January 20, 2013, 12:24:19 PM »
never had any , so how do they control rebound on these forks thanks ?

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« Reply #39 on: January 20, 2013, 02:32:02 PM »
when harley tryed these on there springer soft tail they placed a dampner in between the top tree , as one spring against another is not controled dampnening as on these dna pogo sticks , i hope your roads a better than ours (im sure then are) as i think these may get interesting over the bumps at speed .

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« Reply #40 on: January 20, 2013, 03:32:56 PM »
Our roads are pretty decent over here and as I stated we might end up changing front ends to gain more clearance under the frame so either we go to a different Springer or back to a Harley front end.
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« Reply #42 on: February 04, 2013, 01:50:23 PM »
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