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Old 02-19-2017, 08:53 AM
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Trident Bobber/Lowrider build.

I now have a new project that i really didn't expect, with a heavy heart i have taken on this bike T160 Triumph trident chop, due to recently loosing a very good friend, and his family has asked me to take it on and rebuild it/get it running, as there is nobody else that could, or ride it for that matter.

So its been passed to me with the proviso that i build it and ride it for as long as i am able and then pass it back, however in the future i may well buy it, but just don't have the resources right now.

Long story short he was involved in an accident 25-30 years ago and lost his nerve with bikes, but couldn't get rid of it, and always said he would ride again, but due to suffering servers depression in recent years, he has never got any further with it.

Years ago i re spayed it and despite me trying to persuade him that the colour was just wrong, he went ahead and put it together as you see it here, and then it sat in his flat until this sad time.

So to me it only fitting that i build it again and ride it as he always intended, as a kind of rolling tribute, i will be changing quite a lot of things, as there is now way i would ride that colour, and some of the styling is a little questionable, plus there are some safety aspects that need addressing.

Anyway i,ll keep this updated, but don't know just how long it will take me depending on the amount of new parts needed, but its already in my breakfast room sharing with the cat, as there is no way it will fit in either of my sheds, and still have room to work.

I have already decided that as a light hearted tribute the new tank with have BFG on the sides as to my wife he was always known as The Big Friendly Giant, as he was 6.7 ft and weighed 300lbs, and the wife is 5ft LOL!

Anyway here is a pic before it has a quick wash and came in from the cold.

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Old 02-20-2017, 05:54 AM
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Just a little update, now the bike is indoors and nice and warm, i have started to strip it down, will be changing quite a few things as i go, will keep the pictures coming for those interested.

Have made a heat shield for the high pipes as i am not going to replace them, waiting for some stainless tube to add short turn outs.

Good job i decided to just check the compression and not start it, as the oil feed and return where switched that Harley style master cylinder is going as aside from being mounted on the an extended engine mount, and being right in front of the battery box, so access was very difficult, it also weighed about 8lbs.


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Old 02-20-2017, 05:55 AM
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Engine and frame have now parted company, the engine has had a wash and the frame is now getting some brackets removed and others re positioned ready for paint,




I have been pondering on what to do about the pipes,, i like the three into two high level look but since i will be moving the passenger foot pegs, the design has to be wife friendly, i was going to make them really short, as i am also fitting a hydraulic clutch conversion, which make the slave run right next to the pipes, but i think i will just shield the cylinder instead, and keep my fingers crossed that it doesn't over heat it.
Nifty little thing though, fits just right in place of the cable and retains the original adjustment.



Last pic is me trying out an idea with some old fork stanchions, and i have managed to find some slightly shorter turn out extensions on the net complete with baffles for 50, which should with the heat shield i made work OK for the pillion...i hope!

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Old 02-20-2017, 05:56 AM
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Couldn't resist a little mock up just to see how the the pipes looked, and to check just how close to the wife's leg they will be....cough!

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Old 02-20-2017, 05:56 AM
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Getting a little closer just all the fettling and checking...and the few bits that are proving a PITA!

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Old 02-23-2017, 05:17 AM
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Yeah! did post some progress pics...but the mods/admin here seem pretty slow to get things approved, i mod another site that's a bit slow but this is snail like!
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Old 02-23-2017, 05:19 AM
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I have been pondering on what to do about the pipes,, i like the three into two high level look but since i will be moving the passenger foot pegs, the design has to be wife friendly, i was going to make them really short, as i am also fitting a hydraulic clutch conversion, which make the slave run right next to the pipes, but i think i will just shield the cylinder instead, and keep my fingers crossed that it doesn't over heat it.
Nifty little thing though, fits just right in place of the cable and retains the original adjustment.



Last pic is me trying out an idea with some old fork stanchions, and i have managed to find some slightly shorter turn out extensions on the net complete with baffles for 50, which should with the heat shield i made work OK for the pillion...i hope!

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Old 02-23-2017, 07:07 AM
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A very cool project!
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Yeah! did post some progress pics...but the mods/admin here seem pretty slow to get things approved, i mod another site that's a bit slow but this is snail like!
That's my Fault...My apologies!!!!!!
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Old 02-23-2017, 03:38 PM
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That's my Fault...My apologies!!!!!!
No worries! thanks for sorting that, is it just new guys with low posts, or do all pics need mod/admin approval?
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Old 02-24-2017, 02:57 AM
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New Guys...Once the post count goes up...actually you should be fine now.
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Old 03-26-2017, 10:38 AM
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It lives!!!! was expecting the Amals to leak all over the place, and flood it but no it started almost first kick, and does so pretty much every time, still smokes a bit too much , but i am hoping it will clear itself once it gets a chance thoroughly warm up, was a little worried when the oil pressure took a while to come up, still a little low for my taste but that could be the gauge, so will run it up a few more times and then take it for a quick spin in the next few days.:grinno:


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Old 03-26-2017, 11:09 AM
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Old 08-30-2017, 02:36 AM
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Thanks to Phototerrorists all the pics are now missing, so i thought a little update pic would be in order, will try and repost all the missing stuff at some point.




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