'73 TR6RV bobber project

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'73 TR6RV bobber project

Post by tigerbob » Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:33 pm

Pics of my Tiger bobber project at the beginning stages- since that's where I'm at...

As it started- photo from about 6 months ago.
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Start stripping (with the '71 bonny in the background)
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Transporting in the back of my F100 ex-ambulance
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Nearly there...
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The frame, almost completely stripped...
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The parts stored in the shed...
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An engine dolly I built to accommodate the motor during the build. I would have liked the dolly a bit longer but only had a couple of short pieces of tubing and a bit of angle.
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I've bought a weld-on rear frame with a 6" stretch & 2" drop, from Trojan Classics at Belfield, Sydney.

That's the easy part done, now to wait for it to come back from being welded and begin the real work.

I dropped into Trojan's yesterday (just to grab some goggles as it's still dark when I leave for work & a little hard to see with sunnies) and as it turned out they were starting on my frame. We had a bit of a chat (OK- a long chat) about what I wanted as well as all things bikes, checked out a few parts for the 'wish list' and left with my new goggles and the first 2 issues of the new "Junk" magazine. Check it out (if you haven't already)- lots of cool bikes, a 'matter-of-fact' writing style & no adds! Anyway, I should have my frame back in about a week or two- then I can start mocking up bits & pieces & take a couple more pics.
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Post by Prof » Sat Mar 12, 2011 9:23 am

They are very handy. A good way to shift them around the work shop when you have a few.
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Post by gsand » Sat Mar 12, 2011 11:24 am

Cool project mate

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Post by latelifecrisis » Sat Mar 12, 2011 1:47 pm

I like that motor stand, will bug DaO to build me one of those for my B-day
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Post by Bearcx » Sat Mar 12, 2011 5:02 pm

I use old lawn mower frame, remove engine and blades, got a little truck with a long handles.
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Post by Brassy » Sat Mar 12, 2011 6:43 pm

From the size of that yard you look like you need a mower with a motor that big, is a seat an optional extra with that beastie :D

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Post by DOA » Sat Mar 12, 2011 8:20 pm

now i know you watch toolman tim. thats a mean mower but well suited to those weeds. cheech and chong would harvest em.

thats a prety cool yard lots of room for a pit bike on lazy sundays.

ok so im jealous.
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Post by tigerbob » Sun Mar 13, 2011 8:35 am

That mower's a good idea- a lot easier to push around than my little dolly. And without a functioning mower I wouldn't have to mow the lawn! Not that I have a lawn anymore- not even a balcony.

As for the rake, Gsand, it was already done when I got it. It looks like the factory gussets were removed, the stem then recessed into the top tube and new gussets added. A new tank mounting tab was added further back on the top tube, which can be seen in the second photo. The tank sits back just covering the oil filler plug. As a consequence, the original frame # was also removed and it has been stamped with a new # that does not correspond to Triumph numbering. It is registered as a '74 but everything about it is '73 so I assume it's actually a '73.
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Post by wolfsbane » Sun Mar 13, 2011 8:51 am

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this one will do me LOL
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Post by tigerbob » Sun Mar 13, 2011 9:07 am

Lovin' the optimism of the king/queen seat. It's bad enough being told how & where to drive but could you imagine getting mowing instructions as well?
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Post by tigerbob » Sun Mar 13, 2011 9:25 am

Andrew CA Admin wrote:They are very handy. A good way to shift them around the work shop when you have a few.
Did you mean a few motors, beers or both?
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Post by tigerbob » Tue Aug 09, 2011 10:12 am

I forgot I already started this thread but will continue it from here:

Below is a pic of my proposed rear guard & sissybar. I will probably use a Miller style or BSA MT110 tail light in the sissy bar above the number plate.

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MT110 Tail light on the left & Miller Type on the right:
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So, after a bit more time in the shed we have these pics. The first pic has had a little photoshop on the exhaust just for a cleaner, more complete look. I couldn't put on the LHS header pipe as I put in 'bash-in-stubs' when I put on a stock exhaust for a rego inspection and couldn't get it out this morning.

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This one also shows the tank in a raised position.

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Similar perspective with the tank in the normal position.

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Apart from the fresh paint on the rear loop, it looks a little more 'used' in real life. I think it actually looks much more period authentic in the flesh and am real happy with it. The photos seem to make it look 'glossier' than it is. The blue shopping bag is holding the wiring loom components that used to sit under the seat.

It's all just held together with finger tight bolts & tape so I can get an idea of what else I will need. I have used a RHS T150 foot peg and a LHS Triumph foot peg that I took off my '71 Bonny although it looks a little different to others. I think it was actually twisted a little to be used on the RHS as both foot rests were of equal length (the right one is normally longer).
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Post by El Skitzo » Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:00 am

Looks great so far. Long and low 8)
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Post by Bacca » Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:05 am

That is gunna be one nice looking chop

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Post by Cromag » Wed Aug 10, 2011 5:18 pm

Very cool. definately looks better with tank raised doesnt it?
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