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Old 07-28-2014, 04:31 PM   #16
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Tr6's are beautiful machines VW. It will be a swell ride, get going..! I used tapered bearings on my build.

Before and after...












It's a great bike VW..! dave
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Old 07-28-2014, 05:02 PM   #17
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you ruined the patina, David

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Old 07-28-2014, 06:08 PM   #18
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you ruined the patina, david

lol!
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Old 07-29-2014, 06:24 PM   #19
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This place never ceases to amaze me. What a great community where people I don't know are offering parts to help this project. I greatly appreciate it. I am pretty sure the bike is complete as I have a few boxes of parts that go with it.

Also thanks for all the inspiration. Those are all some beautiful bikes!!

Doug that bag looks pretty awesome. Their show bike on the website reminds me of my Bonnie


This weekend I was working on getting the front wheel ready for when the neck bearings get here so I can actually assemble everything. Mainly I wanted to repack the wheel bearings. This is not a restoration. Just a clean up and get reliable so some times I have to stop myself from pulling off brackets and powder coating them. Speaking of patina, I actually want to keep the patina on this bike so I am a little disappointed that all those years ago I pulled apart the front end and primed everything. I kind of have to follow through with that now.

The bearing and grease actually looked fine but new grease wont hurt and at least I know.






While working on the wheel I was trying to figure out how to clean up the hub. The riveted plate was painted silver and I'm not sure if that was original or not. Again, I have to stop myself from ordering stainless spokes and taking the wheel apart. I realized I had a soda blaster that I bought years ago and never really used so I got that out. Man is that the perfect thing to clean up aluminum and chrome wheels. It left the perfect brushed aluminum finish on those parts and it would just wipe away rust on the rim. I had started polishing the rim by hand but this thing would just blow the rust off the spoke nipples way better than I was going to get by hand.







I was going to put the tire on at work but the rim is so rusty under the tire I will have to blast it first.

Well this makes things easier to clean



nice and clean after maybe two minutes in the hot tank

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Old 08-02-2014, 06:03 PM   #20
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Got a little more work done but not much. I have my daughter this week so I don't have much garage time. She is 2 so I have to keep a close eye on her and she cant exactly help.

Installing the roller bearing kit was super easy. Used a long brass punch and a random disc from my bearing press kit.




When I tried to do a dry fit I couldn't get the shaft through the bearing. It was obvious the dust shield was just interfering by a few thousandths but it was tight enough I was worried about the threads. I started with 220 grit sand paper and was getting close but I didn't feel like I was making progress fast enough. Decided to step up to a larger and faster tool



Skimmed a few thousandths and it was good to go.

Moved on to the fender with original paint. The bike came with a plastic black fender and this one was in the box. I want to strip the brown paint off and just run the original paint on the bike the best I can, flaws and all.

Before I started messing around with a little rubbing compound.



Hopefully my tape line shows up well in the pics







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Old 08-07-2014, 09:04 AM   #21
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Just posting some motivation for myself since it's a little quiet in here. Hopefully I will get some work don't this weekend. I had my daughter last week so I don't have much time to wrench.

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Old 08-07-2014, 09:15 AM   #22
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Just posting some motivation for myself since it's a little quiet in here. Hopefully I will get some work don't this weekend. I had my daughter last week so I don't have much time to wrench.
Ted Simon would be proud of you.

You've got the right idea, polishing up that old paint. It looks great.

Kevin

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Old 08-13-2014, 08:51 AM   #23
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Well I got a little side tracked. With a solo seat on my Bonnie I can't take anyone for rides. As a newly single man this is unacceptable. My old seat cover was in bad shape which is part of the reason for the new solo seat. I pulled out my old stock seat and looked around the garage to see what I could do. I looked in my trailer waiting to go to the dump and found the rear seat leathers I had ordered for the Supra but that mice ate in my garage before I could install them. Had I not waited so long they would have been fine but I was going to have to throw them away. A few sheet metal screws later and vola!!









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Old 08-14-2014, 01:39 PM   #24
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And back to the Trophy

Front wheel together. It took every fiber in my being not to pull all the brake levers off and powder coat them because that's not what this build is about.



Looks better than before

Shiny.



Now this is Eastwoods Ceramic Chassis black 2K in satin. I had a hard time shooting it the first time but I have shot paint in years. It says use a 1.3 - 1.7 tip and my gun had a 1.4 in it so maybe that was part of the issue. I didn't like the finish so I sanded and shot another coat thinned a bit. Now I wanted satin so I'm not sure why it turned out so glossy.



Stainless steel upgrades



Almost a roller but I needed to get some sleep.


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Old 08-15-2014, 09:12 AM   #25
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So I found this in the box of parts. I would guess the bike got a little freshening up with rings and classic 70's gold/copper paint around the same time

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Old 08-17-2014, 12:05 PM   #26
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Well now I am stuck. Apparently the bolts stripped a bit coming out of the forks so I am waiting now on tools. Stupid British thread.

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Old 12-28-2014, 04:19 PM   #27
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So I haven't been working on the Trophy much lately. One reason was me beginning to rebuild my life and the other reason would be this:



I found this not running on craigslist. Apparently he is an inmate but doesn't frequent the forum much. It didn't run and I towed it out for $1600. A few hours of work to do a fuel filter bypass and clean the filler drain to stop the water getting into the tank and I have a pretty decent running bike for cheap.


Tonight I finally did a little more work on the bike. I was having a problem getting the front fender bracket to fit. I don't know if they bent it installing the plastic fender that was on the bike or what because it wouldn't fit correctly on the stock one. I spent a lot of time trying to get it to fit and ended up giving up for now and pushed on without it.



I also threw the carb on and kicked for a while. If my phone wasn't out of memory I would have taken a better video. Im pretty happy for a start. It hasn't rolled on two wheels or been fired up in 6 years.

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Old 12-28-2014, 05:20 PM   #28
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Nice! Keep it going!
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Old 12-30-2014, 06:44 AM   #29
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Nice build up.. Errr... or whatever ya wanna call it.
Seriously, tho- sweet bike!
Sounds like you already have it going on, and of course there's plenty of knowledge here if you get stuck along the way.
Maybe you already know this, BUT since nobody's mentioned it yet, I'm gonna plug my friend's website...

www.britbike.com

At bb.com you'll find great people (some of whom have already posted here), pretty much everybody who's anybody by way of Brit parts suppliers, and unlimited Brit-and-Triumph specific know how.
Hang in there and don't let your "new" modern appliance sidetrack you from the Tiger. Get that effer runnin!
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Old 01-02-2015, 07:22 AM   #30
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Nice work! I have a '72/'76 Bonny that I resurrected. Are you going to clean the sludge trap? I wavered on mine when rebuilding- mechanic said it looked like it had been apart and don't worry-Did it anyways and it was full. Would have been a grenade.
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