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#701887 - 07/16/17 1:21 am 1968 Triumph T100R Daytona 500 - Super Project  
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Just picked up this gem yesterday, July 14, 2017, from a fellow BritBike member. Thanks Red !! Anyway, it is a 1968 Daytona and looks like it may have been sitting since the '70's and definitely the '80's in some kind of leaky shed or "barn" ...cough, cough. However, the engine turns over, so that is a good thing ! I unloaded it from the truck before heading to work and then attacked it after I got home today. First thing I did was rummage through my kickstand (side stand) collection and get one attached to the bike. The next thing I will do is remove the extended Triumph disc brake front end and fit a proper, stock length front end to this bike...hopefully tomorrow.

The whole goal for this machine is to be able to get it running and back on the road with what parts I already have on hand and spend as little as possible buying new parts....not counting a possible engine rebuild. So, we'll see !!

I will post pics shortly


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1957 6T Thunderbird 650
1971 TR6R Tiger 650
1955 Tiger 100 - Project
1970 BSA A65F 650 - Project

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#701889 - 07/16/17 1:42 am Re: 1968 Triumph T100R Daytona 500 - Super Project [Re: Jon W. Whitley]  
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Sounds good, looking forward to the photos!

#701912 - 07/16/17 9:47 am Re: 1968 Triumph T100R Daytona 500 - Super Project [Re: Jon W. Whitley]  
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And here we go. It is rough !


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Side stand added.....it sits pretty high !

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#701915 - 07/16/17 10:41 am Re: 1968 Triumph T100R Daytona 500 - Super Project [Re: Jon W. Whitley]  
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Looks fun, Jon. bigt

We sold a lot of tweak bars, back in the day ... .


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#701927 - 07/16/17 1:15 pm Re: 1968 Triumph T100R Daytona 500 - Super Project [Re: Jon W. Whitley]  
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Good luck with Jon. Keep posting pics.
Thanks Red


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#701930 - 07/16/17 1:57 pm Re: 1968 Triumph T100R Daytona 500 - Super Project [Re: Jon W. Whitley]  
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I've seen a lot of bikes with "filler" on the top frame tubes lately.
Guess those high mount peanut tanks looked a little better with a clean pedestal.

New front end will help.

Nice save Jon.

Don in Nipomo

#701996 - 07/17/17 10:26 am Re: 1968 Triumph T100R Daytona 500 - Super Project [Re: D.Bachtel]  
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Originally Posted by Red Lapierre
Good luck with Jon. Keep posting pics.
Thanks Red


Originally Posted by D.Bachtel
I've seen a lot of bikes with "filler" on the top frame tubes lately.
Guess those high mount peanut tanks looked a little better with a clean pedestal.

New front end will help.

Nice save Jon.

Don in Nipomo



Red, thanks and will do.

Thanks Don.


I came home from work yesterday and attacked it immediately. It took me about 4 hours from start to finish and into night, but I got it done. I will say, that if I didn't have a fork tube puller,it wouldn't have been done last night.I do have the expensive puller but used my older and cruder puller which is only for non oil in frame Triumphs. It still works a treat though. I have to tighten it all up but it now rolls with stock, correct length forks !!

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1955 Tiger 100 - Project
1970 BSA A65F 650 - Project

#702036 - 07/17/17 6:51 pm Re: 1968 Triumph T100R Daytona 500 - Super Project [Re: Jon W. Whitley]  
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What an improvement. Looking forward to following.

Rod



#702117 - 07/18/17 3:31 pm Re: 1968 Triumph T100R Daytona 500 - Super Project [Re: Jon W. Whitley]  
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Great improvement Jon, and a TLS front stopper! bigt

Whats next?

Keep up the swift work!

Steve


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#702165 - 07/19/17 1:44 am Re: 1968 Triumph T100R Daytona 500 - Super Project [Re: Jon W. Whitley]  
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What an improvement. Looking forward to following.


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#702358 - 07/21/17 2:42 pm Re: 1968 Triumph T100R Daytona 500 - Super Project [Re: StevieP]  
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Originally Posted by StevieP
Great improvement Jon, and a TLS front stopper! bigt

Whats next?

Keep up the swift work!

Steve



Steve, I will be fitting the proper 1968 H2100 "P" Clamp Triple Trees and 8" SLS front wheel. The later and wider triple trees were fitted to accommodate that DLS because it had a tire on it and the SLS didn't.

Here's a clearer pic of the bike with proper type forks fitted and after I degreased and washed it yesterday.


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#702360 - 07/21/17 2:59 pm Re: 1968 Triumph T100R Daytona 500 - Super Project [Re: Jon W. Whitley]  
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I wonder why the frame was "mudded-in", as it doesn't appear to have been raked?


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#702364 - 07/21/17 3:26 pm Re: 1968 Triumph T100R Daytona 500 - Super Project [Re: Jon W. Whitley]  
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Nice!! bigt

Looking good Jon.

Can I ask how the inside of the oil tank looks? Any clue as to whats lurking in the way of oil in the engine??

Always liked the Daytonas!!

Steve

PS How does your Cafe Racer seat look on the bike??? Am picturing Don Burnett's 1962 Daytone winner!!!!! bigt

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Very cool, and fun.

Let us know what you might need, who knows what's hiding at the back of the shelves.


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#702391 - 07/21/17 10:02 pm Re: 1968 Triumph T100R Daytona 500 - Super Project [Re: kurt fischer]  
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Originally Posted by GrandPaul
I wonder why the frame was "mudded-in", as it doesn't appear to have been raked?


Good question. Maybe they planned to run a low tunnel peanut tank riding the top of the backbone. I will torch/burn it off soon.


Originally Posted by StevieP
Nice!! bigt

Looking good Jon.

Can I ask how the inside of the oil tank looks? Any clue as to whats lurking in the way of oil in the engine??

Always liked the Daytonas!!

Steve

PS How does your Cafe Racer seat look on the bike??? Am picturing Don Burnett's 1962 Daytone winner!!!!! bigt



Thanks Steve ! I haven't looked into the oil tank yet but have been meaning to. I did take the primary cover off and it is nicely oiled and looks good.


Originally Posted by kurt fischer
Very cool, and fun.

Let us know what you might need, who knows what's hiding at the back of the shelves.



Thanks Kurt, will do and thank you !!


Jon W.


1957 6T Thunderbird 650
1971 TR6R Tiger 650
1955 Tiger 100 - Project
1970 BSA A65F 650 - Project

#702595 - 07/24/17 12:45 am Re: 1968 Triumph T100R Daytona 500 - Super Project [Re: StevieP]  
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Originally Posted by StevieP


Can I ask how the inside of the oil tank looks? Any clue as to whats lurking in the way of oil in the engine??




Steve, I took a look inside the oil tank today and it is pretty clean....no rust or condensation buildup. The oil doesn't look bad either.


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1971 TR6R Tiger 650
1955 Tiger 100 - Project
1970 BSA A65F 650 - Project

#703206 - 07/29/17 12:58 am Re: 1968 Triumph T100R Daytona 500 - Super Project [Re: Jon W. Whitley]  
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I'll post a picture or two but the rear sub-frame is greatly tweaked to the right side of the bike, not to mention also terribly welded on in a few places. I happened to spot an NOS rear frame section on eBay and it will be on the way shortly. I also have some NOS shocks I've been saving and will use them on this bike.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NOS-Subframe-Rear-Frame-Section-Triumph-500-T100R-T100C-Daytona-Trophy-690r/132260896641?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649


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#703746 - 08/03/17 12:21 am Re: 1968 Triumph T100R Daytona 500 - Super Project [Re: Jon W. Whitley]  
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It's Here !!


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Unwrapped and will be bolted on in the next day or two. I'm pretty excited !!


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#703916 - 08/04/17 1:06 pm Re: 1968 Triumph T100R Daytona 500 - Super Project [Re: Jon W. Whitley]  
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Originally Posted by Jon W. Whitley
It's Here !!
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Jon, you should flip that rear wheel (the one in the background) over so the brake hub doesn't catch rain water!

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#703924 - 08/04/17 3:11 pm Re: 1968 Triumph T100R Daytona 500 - Super Project [Re: GrandPaul]  
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Originally Posted by GrandPaul

Jon, you should flip that rear wheel (the one in the background) over so the brake hub doesn't catch rain water!



Paul,

They don't live outside....just reorganizing the garage.


Jon W.


1957 6T Thunderbird 650
1971 TR6R Tiger 650
1955 Tiger 100 - Project
1970 BSA A65F 650 - Project

#703999 - 08/05/17 12:14 am Re: 1968 Triumph T100R Daytona 500 - Super Project [Re: Jon W. Whitley]  
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No pics for now but started disassembly of the rear frame section today. Pretty rusty and grimy but coming apart rather easily so far whistle


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1957 6T Thunderbird 650
1971 TR6R Tiger 650
1955 Tiger 100 - Project
1970 BSA A65F 650 - Project

#704176 - 08/07/17 12:38 am Re: 1968 Triumph T100R Daytona 500 - Super Project [Re: Jon W. Whitley]  
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Today I was going to swap out the rear frame section but the filled in part of the front frame section and numbers area was really bothering me, so after extensively degreasing the rear frame mounting area and center stand, I attacked the filler instead. I used a propane torch to burn the plastic filler off and a few scrapers. I have had to do this to a few frames in the past and they were all filled in over cardboard. However, these jokers decided to use thin walled steel and brazing along with the filler to do the job mad Now, I wonder what the best way will be to get that braze-brass off of there...all ideas welcome ? And, hopefully the coil mounting bracket is still there.

Fortunately, they didn't totally destroy the numbers on the frame. You can't see the first two numbers after the H in the pictures but I can just make them out. However, as it stands right now, they wouldn't be visible once paint is applied. Looks like I'll have to register it before painting !

Also, strange arrangement on the ignition switch/wiring setup. Maybe the owner at the time was running a solo seat in order to get to the switches crazy



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Cleaned up !

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Ignition wiring gone wild !!

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1971 TR6R Tiger 650
1955 Tiger 100 - Project
1970 BSA A65F 650 - Project

#704202 - 08/07/17 7:22 am Re: 1968 Triumph T100R Daytona 500 - Super Project [Re: Jon W. Whitley]  
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I use a low flame on an oxy torch to chase away the brazed repairs on petrol tanks. Once it's liquid you can scrub it away with a wire brush.

Rod



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Thanks Rod. Unfortunately, I don't have an oxy torch though.


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1970 BSA A65F 650 - Project

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Heat would be ideal but if you're talented you could possibly remove the braze with a small grinder .
I'd cut the sheet metal out close as I could to the tubes first and then attack welds. Don't grind any metal from the frame!
Cutting wheel, abrasive flap wheels and a steady hand might do it. Finish with a hand file.

Don in Nipomo

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