06-30-2004, 08:15 PM #1
anyone ever restored an old motorcycle?
im in the middle of restoring a 1970 triumph bonne. so far its pretty straightforward, even though i dont have much of a mechanical background. tomorrow the pieces go out to be powder coated.
06-30-2004, 08:22 PM #2
gonna be weird......shifting on the right
06-30-2004, 08:34 PM #3
ive already gotten used to it. i rode it for about a month before the motor seized. its gonna be weird getting re-adjusted to left shift now.
06-30-2004, 08:46 PM #4
you could always make it a jokey shift......those are pretty cool
what kind of triumph is it??
06-30-2004, 08:54 PM #5
cant jokey a right hand shift, or i would. 1970 bonneville t120r. they just did a four part series on discovery health and leisure where they restored my exact bike. its the classic brittish racing bike.
07-01-2004, 04:47 AM #6
Restoring a 1971 Harley Davidson dirt bike...quite a bitch buying replacement parks for an extinct bike...when I live in Italy!
07-01-2004, 05:20 AM #7Originally Posted by BamaSlamma
07-01-2004, 07:28 AM #8Originally Posted by BamaSlamma
07-01-2004, 10:01 AM #9
Yea. 1979 Triumph Bonneville Special. We did everything but a new electrical harness, frame, and engine. All new brakes, front forks/shocks, seat, carbs, fuel lines, brake lines. etc.
really nice bike. just put in a rebuilt tranny and new exhaust system. the shifting in triumphs is the smoothest ive ever felt in a motorcyle, and ive been on a lot.
07-01-2004, 01:34 PM #10Originally Posted by Psychotron
nice. i must say i havent yet noticed the smoothness of the shifting. hopefully once its rebuilt it will be better.
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