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Re: LSR Triumph build begins
Mike Baker #489555 05/09/13 11:19 pm
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Yesterday was the day.........Started the bike for the first time. Started quickly,a few taps on the right hand carb to get the float working and all was wonderful.Held the engine at 2 grand or so for a few minutes. Then shut down to check for stuff falling off and oil leaks.No problems so my rider jumped with no helmet as you see the bike in the photo to make a few passes up and down the road ...
Back in the shop I adjust the carbs,check timing...The engine idles at 1200 rpm with a bit more lope then a open pipe stock Bonneville,and a lot more snarly loud when reved.It runs smoothly,starts on one very firm kick....
I could hear the engine was lean at part throttle. I expected that with hotter cams and bigger carbs.I'll replace the Norton type needles or re profile them ...

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79 T140D, 96 900M Ducati ....On a bike you can out run the demons..
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Re: LSR Triumph build begins
Hillbilly bike #489557 05/09/13 11:28 pm
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Looking good, wish you a lot of success


1968 BSA Firebird
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1972 Rickman 125
Re: LSR Triumph build begins
Hillbilly bike #489601 05/10/13 11:12 am
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Bike looks great.


1955 BSA Bantam D1 Plunger
1956 BSA A10RR Street and LSR Bike
1961 BSA C15S
1966 BSA spitfire
1969 Triumph T100C
1970 Triumph TR6R
1970 Triumph TR6C
1972 BSA Lightning LSR Bike
1974 Triumph T150V
Re: LSR Triumph build begins
Blown Income #489760 05/11/13 2:16 pm
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Thanks.....and for the second time on this build the OIF has a leak....I gave up on the 71 frame shown earlier do to stress cracks.This frame,T140,looked very good. After a bit a slight oil seep appeared on the down tube where the swing arm pivot is welded.Appears to be an early T140 frame.....
I thought a OIF would free me from broken oil tank mounts and have less junk hanging on the frame......NOT!
Lesson learned,a nice appearing bare oil in frame is probably a leaker and it beats around the swap meets until a sucker like me buys it. grin
Removed the shock bolts,so the swing arm dropped down ....The leak is coming from an overlap on original factory welds.Neatly laid a weld bead over it. Checks out no leak,we shall see.....


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Re: LSR Triumph build begins
Hillbilly bike #490598 05/18/13 8:28 pm
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The LSR machine is more or less ready for combat.The less part is the clutch is not up for the abuse.New parts are on the way.The more is the general build and engine.It all works properly ...The engine is slightly soft on low end as expected but get on the cam around 4000 RPM and then it's light speed.
Here's a short video in my driveway with my 66 year old mind trying to figure where to put my feet.Taking it easy on the loose surface.

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Re: LSR Triumph build begins
Hillbilly bike #652852 05/15/16 2:51 pm
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Originally Posted by Hillbilly bike
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your old posts are full of ^^^these mysterious non-images.

don't you realize the internet is a repository for the ages? future millenia?

in a thousand years, people will be saying, i want to rebuild my thunderbird. why didn't hillbilly bike keep his image links current?


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