Ordered some new parts to move things along on the Triumph last week. They include; new cam bushings so I can get the engine put back together, 14", yes, 14" ape hanger handlebars and some head stays so the engine doesn't shake loose from the frame. This bike is going to be small with a looong reach. with the 4" risers that will give 18" of rise. See what I did there with math? That coupled with the super low seat hight, 24" give or take, and the forward controls will give a nice stretched out ride to a freakishly tall friend. I may not be able to test ride it, I'm just a little fella.
Found a great vintage Triumph shop up here that can help if I get stuck with anything. If things go well I should be able to bring the frame to the welder towards the end of February and have it rolling with engine in by March. I think I need the world's coolest sissy bar before that though. Hint to someone who may be reading this blog... We could also drink some beers and sit in the garage and stare at it for a while. That's always fun.
Other things that have popped up -
Need new front brake shoes for the mini spool hub.
Need to build new long cables for the brake, clutch, and throttle.
New tires are a must. Old ones are hard as a rock.
Need custom spacers for the triple tree.
Need to build new brake and shifter hardware for the forward controls.
Lots of work to be done but should go a little faster after I get over the hump (engine).
No pics this time, not much new to see. Still a pile of parts that need assembly.