Custom Scramblers

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by mikem9, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. plugeye

    plugeye mc caregiver

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    yep, the back is a 705
  2. johnny moped

    johnny moped learner

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    what is the year and model of this Triumph also is that a Webco air cleaner can i get some stats thanks
  3. gravityisnotmyfriend

    gravityisnotmyfriend Long timer

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    Thanks!

    If I cut 6" off the back of the fender, the'll fit just fine. I just don't know if I want to do that or keep the full length fender and low pipes.

    Until I get mufflers or fab some baffles for high pipes, it'll likely stay how it is.
  4. gravityisnotmyfriend

    gravityisnotmyfriend Long timer

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    I'm not sure where I got the lights. I know that they are 55W halogens that have been sitting in my attic for years. I wanted a sort of Dakar look so that's why I went with the dual lights. The right light is pointed a little lower than the left - so lo beams is just the right and high beams is both.

    A far as mounting? I picked up the two bolts that hold the lower cross member on and bolted a piece of angle aluminum to that. Then, just bolted the lights to that angle with their existing brackets.
  5. earwig

    earwig Crowbar of Embrayage

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    '66 Bonneville frame, '72 TR6R motor, '69 forks and front brake, very faded '70 TR6 tank, replica Webco "crossbow" bars, Webco spare plug holder, Webco points cover, MCM pipes, rebuilt base and foam with original Bates seat cover, Period K&N alloy filter, alloy mudguards, Continental TKC 80 tires, Hagon shocks, currently running batteryless with a capacitor, and the ugly chrome chainguard has been replaced by a stock one.

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  6. johnny moped

    johnny moped learner

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    Thanks for the info, im looking to build some thing very similar for the LA Barstow Vegas run later this year, need to find some sort of core, Yours looks excellent and seems practical also.


  7. Thunderchild

    Thunderchild Rumble, rumble

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    Not very custom, but not stock either. 1968 CL450. The only mods are different handlebars, bobbed rear fender, different tail light, and custom pipes.

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  8. Cat Daddy

    Cat Daddy Cob Artist

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    Very well played sir. Outstanding.
  9. Thunderchild

    Thunderchild Rumble, rumble

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    Thank you! I guess I should add the side badges are off a '74 (?). The 68 had stickers. I wouldn't want anyone to call me out on that! :evil
  10. eldomike

    eldomike Who Cares

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    Nice job on the 450...
  11. ivantheterrible

    ivantheterrible Been here awhile

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    what mufflers are on that cl450? thanks
  12. anonny

    anonny What could go wrong?

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    Love them pipes! Where did you get the materials to build them and do you have a sound clip?

    I"m looking for ideas for mine and it would be way easier to steal your rather than having to think up my own :evil
  13. Thunderchild

    Thunderchild Rumble, rumble

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    The pipes are custom, one off pipes that the PO made, Sparkplug. He's a member here. Maybe he can hop in with some more details.

    They do look great don't they. Great bends, great welds. He did a great job.

    No sound clip, but I can tell you they're not exactly quite!
  14. TomServo

    TomServo Been here awhile

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    Here's my Scrambler project bike when I first got her a few months ago:

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    Not in too bad shape but the tank was beat up and had not clear coat left on it. Plus the PO had sealed the tank and let the stuff run over the outside so the tank needed to be stripped and re-painted.

    Also she was missing side covers, air filters, and a petcock. The laundry list of things I've done are as follows (If I remember everything I'll be surprised)

    Stripped and repainted tank and newly acquired side covers.
    stripped and painted tach and speedo housings
    replaced stock handlebars for new MSR dirt bike bars
    replaced switch gear with modern bits
    replaced throttle and brake cables
    new brake shoes front and rear
    new battery
    new headlight bucket and 35watt H4 bulb (that's about all she can handle electric-wise)
    painted wheels using rustoleum appliance paint (epoxy)
    painted turn signal stalks black
    chopped and painted front fender
    new shinko 241 tires
    rebuilt forks and cleaned up rear shocks
    installed uni filters
    new motion-pro brake and clutch perches and levers
    Install new electronic flasher relay (old one was dead)
    new points installed (tried electronic ignition but destroyed the rotor)
    bar-end mirrors off Amazon.com

    Here's what she looks like right now:

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    A few things are left to button her up. I need to replace the oil seal for the tach cable and also the countershaft seal. also need to clean up the carbs as the slides seem a little sticky at times.
  15. b0mb3r

    b0mb3r Old Git

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    any more pics and info on yours SK ?
  16. JeffS77

    JeffS77 cheap bastard

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    Thanks for the link... I think I am in love :eek1

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  17. McJamie

    McJamie STROMINATOR

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    Looks brilliant. Love the wheels. How are those tires on pavement?
    Not many CL360's around. Lots of CB360's, and a few CL350's. It's a keeper.To be honest though, I thought the CL360 had a disc on the front. I know the CJ360 was a drum, and the CB360 was a disc( had one ). It looks just fine on it.
  18. JeffS77

    JeffS77 cheap bastard

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    only if I had the $$$ . I have also priced building one with the enfield kit...hmm
  19. Cat Daddy

    Cat Daddy Cob Artist

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    You used the word "quality" when referring to a Royal Enfield. That gave me a bit of a chuckle.
  20. JeffS77

    JeffS77 cheap bastard

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    He said they used quality componets.meaning the kit they put on it, not that they used a quality bike :lol3


    I still like enfields...but have never owned one