1965 T120R Project Build

Like many of the Coventry makes, Triumph had their roots in the bicycle industry, beginning motorcycle production in 1902.

Re: 1965 T120R Project Build

Postby 1965T120R » Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:25 am

It is not what you ride but that you ride that counts and no matter what you ride or even if you cannot ride we are all brothers and sisters in the wind and in spirit. http://1965t120r650.blogspot.com/
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Re: 1965 T120R Project Build

Postby 1965T120R » Sat Feb 09, 2013 7:59 pm

It is not what you ride but that you ride that counts and no matter what you ride or even if you cannot ride we are all brothers and sisters in the wind and in spirit. http://1965t120r650.blogspot.com/
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Re: 1965 T120R Project Build

Postby 1965T120R » Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:19 pm

It is not what you ride but that you ride that counts and no matter what you ride or even if you cannot ride we are all brothers and sisters in the wind and in spirit. http://1965t120r650.blogspot.com/
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Re: 1965 T120R Project Build

Postby 1965T120R » Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:23 pm

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Re: 1965 T120R Project Build

Postby 1965T120R » Tue Apr 23, 2013 12:15 am

Great Update 4 22 2013
Build is going great.

1: Getting ready to tie in ALL of the wiring to the main Electronics Box.

2: Getting ready to install and properly time the Boyer Ignition(builder told me he has to talk to a couple people to be sure he got it right or have an old Triumph Head come in and pay him to time it properly), he worked on it initially but he was HONEST and told me he had not worked with one before. I can RESPECT a mechanic who can confess his short comings if any.

3: Ordering up the Speedometer and setting up Mechanical Gear Drive for the Speedometer on the Front Axle.

4: Gas tank has been mounted and secured.

5: Need to mount front Fender, Mirrors, Front Turn Signals.

6: Getting her started and idling to check the Top End Gaskets for ANY leakage.

7: Install Clutch Cable and check Clutch Pack fir stickiness and check the Primary Chain.

7: Mount the new Exhaust System.

8: Mounting my Saddle Bags.

9: Just a bunch of Misc little things but no big major issues.

Major focus is to get this bike up and idling. We must see what this engine which has sat for 4 years will do and wont do.

Paint, bling, glitter, fluff and the cutsie junk can come later.

Builder guesstimates 2-3 weeks more and she should if all goes correctly be able to come home and for me to take her out for her road trials. :208
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Re: 1965 T120R Project Build

Postby 1965T120R » Mon Jul 08, 2013 2:34 am

Finally she came home from the build shop today.
http://1965t120r650.blogspot.com/2013/0 ... art-1.html

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Re: 1965 T120R Project Build

Postby Welsh Wizard » Mon Jul 08, 2013 11:43 am

Looks like your going to have some great fun on her, nice to see and old lady coming back to life.
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Re: 1965 T120R Project Build

Postby 1965T120R » Thu Sep 05, 2013 12:20 am

Sorry I have not posted in forever.

The Engine Shop
Well the news is we are in the Engine Shop for a complete rebuild. That is the best way to make sure this T120R Unit is going to be as solid as it can be.
Engine Top End has been tore down and there are some issues with the Head and the Jugs but the Mechanic assured me that they can all potentially be fixed and made right.
The other issue was the Bottom End is one of the Connecting Rods was to tight onto the Crank Journal so we decided we are into it this far we might as well just go all the way into it and pull the Crank, check EVERYTHING inside and do the job correctly.
This includes a brand new set of AMAL Concentrics as well.
So what I will have when all is said and done is a brand new and fresh professionally built T120R Unit I know I can rely on.
Oh I forgot to mention it has been bored out .80 over. The Engine Builder said we might have to take the Cylinders out just a tiny bit more but he assured me there is plenty to work with.
I think he is like a kid in a candy store getting to work on my bike. The man is very cool and very straight forward.
Until the next update. Keep the rubber to the road, please respect all who ride and MLH&R.

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