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Old 10-31-2005, 02:59 PM   #16
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Next!

Back to a vinnie...




Never use a Bud can for a catch tank on a brit bike, Guiness or Boddingtons is a better choice, Fosters will do in a pinch


Oh, and that alternator on the front


Also, no one fully I.D.ed the Triumph, Trophy Trail in the US, Adventurer in the UK.
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Old 10-31-2005, 03:05 PM   #17
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Never use a Bud can for a catch tank on a brit bike, Guiness or Boddingtons is a better choice, Fosters will do in a pinch


Oh, and that alternator on the front


Also, no one fully I.D.ed the Triumph, Trophy Trail in the US, Adventurer in the UK.
You got the triumph!

On the vinnie - the can is the biggie - Fer shure Boddingtoms. But the owner wants to put in a "High Octane" can...

And one carb is backwards, but that is because it has two front heads. Care to guess why? Then I'll tell you about the "alternator".
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Old 10-31-2005, 03:09 PM   #18
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You got the triumph!

On the vinnie - the can is the biggie - Fer shure Boddingtoms. But the owner wants to put in a "High Octane" can...

And one carb is backwards, but that is because it has two front heads. Care to guess why? Then I'll tell you about the "alternator".
"cause rear heads are no longer available.
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Old 10-31-2005, 03:20 PM   #19
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a "correct" Trophy Trail;



Seat is a little thicker than the original, but it has the correct muffler, fender, and brake.
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Old 10-31-2005, 09:42 PM   #20
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Actually, Rockt, you are right (hehe, I can see deleted posts... )
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Old 10-31-2005, 10:11 PM   #21
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"cause rear heads are no longer available.

You can actually build an entire engine for a Vincent with parts from the Spares Co. now - they just completed the project last year. So rear heads are avaliable. Nope, that there is a "Lightningized" Black Shadow - remachined to Lightning specs to make a racer out of it. That means high dome pistons, new cams, and two front heads to put both carbs on the same side (I have no idea why). Fast fellers for their time. 130MPH was no problem.

The magneto on the front is actually correct for a factory special (as this is). Very few had a breather tube on the points. Rare as hen's teeth, and more valuable. This particular bike did a few laps at Daytona this spring...
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Old 10-31-2005, 10:27 PM   #22
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You can actually build an entire engine for a Vincent with parts from the Spares Co. now - they just completed the project last year. So rear heads are avaliable. Nope, that there is a "Lightningized" Black Shadow - remachined to Lightning specs to make a racer out of it. That means high dome pistons, new cams, and two front heads to put both carbs on the same side (I have no idea why). Fast fellers for their time. 130MPH was no problem.

The magneto on the front is actually correct for a factory special (as this is). Very few had a breather tube on the points. Rare as hen's teeth, and more valuable. This particular bike did a few laps at Daytona this spring...

Hmm, last I checked rear heads weren't available, but I'm not keeping up. I've thought about building up a Egli from parts. with all the engine parts avaliable and replica frames out there, I thought if I set aside a few bucks a month and ordered parts, after a few years I'd have a bike.
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Old 11-01-2005, 05:10 AM   #23
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The egli is actually being built again by Patric Godet in France. Don't buy one though, it will be confiscated at customs. He made a few errors in dealing with bringing them in, and they will come to you as a compressed cube. But your way will work fine. Then you know how to do the rest...
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Old 11-01-2005, 05:12 AM   #24
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Here's an easy one.

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Old 11-01-2005, 05:52 AM   #25
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Here's an easy one.

I will take a shot at this one even though when it comes to old Beemers, I am totally ignorant.

Cheapo, stick-on side reflector. Non-OEM front signals, mirrors, grips, and luggage.
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Old 11-01-2005, 05:58 AM   #26
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I will take a shot at this one even though when it comes to old Beemers, I am totally ignorant.

Cheapo, stick-on side reflector. Non-OEM front signals, mirrors, grips, and luggage.
You hit all the biggies. But the reflector is stock. DOT mandated for '69 and later. That's how you can tell a 1969 beemer. Other than that, they are identical (mostly) from 1956 to 1969. The grips are original. The bags are period, but not BMW. That other stuff is now in a box on the shelf...

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Old 11-01-2005, 05:59 AM   #27
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What's RIGHT with this one?

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Old 11-01-2005, 06:07 AM   #28
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What's RIGHT with this one?

Can't be those hideous bars and, what looks like Triumph grips.

That rear luggage rack blends well enough with the frame to be OEM?
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Old 11-01-2005, 06:17 AM   #29
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Can't be those hideous bars and, what looks like Triumph grips.

That rear luggage rack blends well enough with the frame to be OEM?
Suprisingly enough, the bike isn't too far from period correct, except it looks like shit. Runs good though. The bars are hideous, the grips strange, and the rust just adds a nice rattish patina. The rack is a common addition for the period, and the fairing is actually a Vetter made specifically for the /2. This bike is going to get bobbed fenders, a cafe seat and maybe some other changes...
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Old 11-01-2005, 06:20 AM   #30
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One more for now, then you guys post a few, please.

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