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#341029 - 11/02/10 8:44 am T140V cafe racer  
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Hi Thought i would post my cafe racer on here, she's a 1976 T140V and pretty much how i wanted it to be with loads of home made parts,braced frame etc. I will list all of the mods in a later post.






Cheers VULTURE

#341032 - 11/02/10 9:28 am Re: T140V cafe racer [Re: Vulture]  
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Very cool. That's a pretty nifty rear brake setup, what's the story there?


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#341065 - 11/02/10 2:21 pm Re: T140V cafe racer [Re: Vulture]  
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Glad to see you posted here, Vulture. Commented on your terrific T140 on another forum, but I will say it again; very well done!

#341757 - 11/06/10 10:02 pm Re: T140V cafe racer [Re: J. Charles Smith]  
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I reckon you have done well, go hard special builders. I might pinch the speedo idea can you give us a run down on your mods , specs please thanks brian in oz

#347265 - 12/09/10 2:10 pm Re: T140V cafe racer [Re: Vulture]  
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This Vulture dude needs to get his butt back over here and fuill us ion on the list of mods / details.

Nice stuff, certainly a bit nicer than the aaverage oily frame cafe racer...


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#348727 - 12/18/10 2:59 pm Re: T140V cafe racer [Re: Vulture]  
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you guys will have to go over to the t140.com site for all the details. In order to view the site they'll have you go through some serious security checks to obtain a password (needed just to view the site) including a detailed essay (I shit you not) about your t140 (I don't have a t140 but I wrote down some bs just to get access) so that they can make sure you're not a viagra peddler attempting to infiltrate their online community. Apparently next up for the bike is a deep yellow paint job - not sure I like that idea as the black looks nice.

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#349196 - 12/21/10 7:42 am Re: T140V cafe racer [Re: Matt smith]  
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Hi Chaps Sorry about the wait.
Anyhow here's the list of mods

Standard frame braced and gussetted
Box section swing arm 2" longer than stock
Homemade alloy slab yokes
Homemade front fork preload adjusters
Homemade fork brace
twin disc with grimeca calipers with Suzuki Burgman master cylinder
Homemade clutch slave cylinder with Suzuki Burgman rear brake master cylinder
Quick action throttle with homemade cable splitter.
Homemade clip ons and bar end weights
Steering damper
Homemade header pipes Head converted to push overs
Mikuni VM34 Carbs on homemade manifolds
Standard seat base recovered cafe style
Homemade rearsets
Alloy rims with stainless spokes
Digital speedo running off rear wheel
Rear brake backplate drilled for cooling and bacon slicer
External oil filter
Oil pressure and temperature gauges
Scitsu electronic rev counter
Hagon rear shocks
Homemade side panels
Boyer ignition
Electronic regulator
Modified Yamaha kick start


I thinks thats it, sorry for the repeated use of the word "homemade"

Vulture


Last edited by Vulture; 12/21/10 7:45 am.
#349248 - 12/21/10 3:24 pm Re: T140V cafe racer [Re: Vulture]  
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No apolgies necessaey; that's a very nice bike you've built. how does it ride?


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#415440 - 01/26/12 9:06 am Re: T140V cafe racer [Re: GrandPaul]  
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Hi A quick update,

Repainted silver
complete rewire
New twin lead ignition coil
A few other minor changes
Just needs a clean and polish and she's ready for this years riding.
Will add better pics when weather improves



Last edited by Vulture; 01/26/12 9:07 am.
#415668 - 01/27/12 8:42 pm Re: T140V cafe racer [Re: Vulture]  
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Hard to make an oil in shame look sporting and clean but this is one of the more "together" later Triumphs I have ever seen. You made the side covers even look good! LOL! Grimeca? wow now you need the magnesium upgrade . LOL!
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#545447 - 05/27/14 3:16 am Re: T140V cafe racer [Re: Vulture]  
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Hi just a quick update for this year,a few changes mainly the colour if you haven't noticed,enjoy.





Last edited by Vulture; 05/27/14 3:17 am.
#545468 - 05/27/14 8:15 am Re: T140V cafe racer [Re: Vulture]  
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I think I like the yellow, well built and good looking bike.


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#545582 - 05/27/14 10:27 pm Re: T140V cafe racer [Re: Vulture]  
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nice job on the wheels hows the speedo going? brian



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#545650 - 05/28/14 10:52 am Re: T140V cafe racer [Re: Vulture]  
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Didn't you have a pretty bad accident on the bike, Vulture? I hope you healed up as well as the bike did!

#545720 - 05/28/14 5:45 pm Re: T140V cafe racer [Re: Vulture]  
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Hi. Not on this,I was riding the Z1300 when I had my accident.
Brian the speedo's fine,gets a new battery every spring and has been trouble free.
Vulture.

#545867 - 05/29/14 7:07 pm Re: T140V cafe racer [Re: Vulture]  
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wot no pipe wrap and tractor tires? you must be old.

#548248 - 06/12/14 11:00 pm Re: T140V cafe racer [Re: Vulture]  
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I like the silver iteration best.
Still, that is one sweet ride. bigt


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#551006 - 07/02/14 1:29 pm Re: T140V cafe racer [Re: Vulture]  
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hey

what's the piece of sheet on the right sidecover?

air scoop for the electrics, or what?


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#551039 - 07/02/14 5:47 pm Re: T140V cafe racer [Re: Vulture]  
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Nice work! Clever mod on a standard seat base...

#552304 - 07/11/14 4:27 am Re: T140V cafe racer [Re: Vulture]  
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Hi It's the air scoop for the oil cooler.
Cheers

Last edited by Vulture; 07/11/14 4:28 am.


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