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Re: '73 TR6RV bobber project

Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 12:32 pm
by tigerbob
Slow progress on this one due to my shoulder but I did just purchase a Model A tail light for it so there's one less decision to make. I also just re-registered it so now there's less money available to spend on it... :cry:

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At least there's minor progress.

I've also got 1 brass kicker pedal & 1 chrome pedal. I'll see which I prefer when I'm able to use the shoulder again.
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Am also considering either coctail shaker mufflers or fishtails and "M" bars (M bars were always on the agenda, even before hardtailing but will be necessary to clear the raised tank).

I'll have to photoshop the muffler choices to see how they look.

Hey presto, a little time spent on photoshop and here are the options...

Fishtails:
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Cocktails (although the photoshopping doesn't look too good):
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Re: '73 TR6RV bobber project

Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 9:32 pm
by Prof
You could run the bottom pipe shorter which I think would look better and would also even up pipe lengths for mixture. Fishies are my choice.

Re: '73 TR6RV bobber project

Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 11:03 pm
by Youngblood
Fishtails 8)

Re: '73 TR6RV bobber project

Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 11:20 am
by tigerbob
Still going virtually nowhere on this project. I have picked up a beer keg oil tank for it though as I want to increase the oil capacity of the bike as well as add some type of cooler. I decided on the alloy keg that I intend to mount at the bottom of the front downtubes. I've taken a couple of pics with the tank duct taped roughly in position.

I have a cheap claxton horn that I will mount to the back of the oil/down tube (below the seat) and will also have the battery & some sort of electrical box there as well. The horn is just plastic but I will keep an eye out for a reasonably priced vintage one in future. In the mean time I will paint or try to rusticate the cheap one.

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Re: '73 TR6RV bobber project

Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 1:00 pm
by Flarris
Why not put it behind the motor and fill in the gap , and do you really need an oil cooler, just a thought, cheers.

Re: '73 TR6RV bobber project

Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 6:12 pm
by Cromag
Bike looks great, me, id vertically mount that tank (for chain clearance) behind engine, with such a long stretch it'll make it look in proportion, put a stiff dicky oil filter out front if ya want something there, and i like the trumpet style mufflers......because its a trumpet, not a harley ferguson. but sorry i thing down either side would look the buissness too.

just thoughts....its lookin BA.

Re: '73 TR6RV bobber project

Posted: Fri Oct 21, 2011 5:20 pm
by tigerbob
Thanks for the comments guys!

I suppose I don't necessarily need an oil cooler, it would be nice to have though as these things have a smaller oil capacity than originally intended. The idea of a cooler running engine is appealing in Sydney where you can spend a lot of time sitting still.

I thought of mounting it under the seat but will have the claxton horn & battery box there eventually. Will have to see what space is availble when I get around to mounting things properly. I had originally intended to run a beehive filter below the seat but then I noticed quite a few people already doing that (and they cost too much). Thought I would try something a little different- give it a bit of an early 70's look

Re: '73 TR6RV bobber project

Posted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 10:50 am
by xsive
i like the keg idea and would use the shakers each side .oil cooler in sydney would only work if you were moving my 2 cents waste of time. bike coming along great . when we gunna meet you in the hunter valley only 90 mins quite a few of us get together up here . nigel (78 gold ) comes from sth syd to my place almost every other weekend to work on his rigid trumpy .

Re: '73 TR6RV bobber project

Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 7:46 pm
by tigerbob
Hey xsive, just noticed your post.

I won't be too mobile until after Christmas when I'll have had the next operation on my shoulder and hopefully have the Harley back from the repairers.

I'll be able to fix the F100 when I get a working shoulder again so I'll be able to transport the Trumpy as well.

Stay tuned (but don't hold your breath- it's been a loooong 5 months since my accident)!

Cheers,

PS: Maybe I could use the keg for bourbon??!

Re: '73 TR6RV bobber project

Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 9:06 pm
by Neo Dutch
Definately put the oil tank under the seat. Way too much space under there and forward of the downtubes make it too heavy looking at the front. Also places your oil tank in the way of flying road junk.

Re: '73 TR6RV bobber project

Posted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 7:03 am
by chopaweeza
Those CDC oil tanks are good and solid . The increased capacity will help with keeping the oil temps down . Looking good and keep it going

Re: '73 TR6RV bobber project

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 3:14 pm
by tigerbob
Picked up a seat (home built in the early 80s) from an old mate while down in Adelaide. Would like to use it but the old "sprung seat on a hardtail" rule could upset things. Then again...

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Re: '73 TR6RV bobber project

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 7:11 pm
by Aussiehard
Nice seat, but IMO I don't think it suits you build as there is too much space in front.

Also I think you want some springs.. Still is a nice seat.

Re: '73 TR6RV bobber project

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:54 pm
by tigerbob
Yeah, was wondering about that. Installing a rear guard would bring it forward some but probably not enough...

I think the rear of the seat goes back a little too far as well meaning the sissy bar will be at too great an angle.

I think this seat was originally used on his WLA. It's home made but professionally upholstered I think- too good to throw out which is what it was destined for.

Re: '73 TR6RV bobber project

Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:39 am
by Aussiehard
Chuck it in the pile for the next build ;-)

Did you decide on the chrome or brass kicker?