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My 71 Lightning #226924
12/06/08 7:39 pm
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DavidP Offline OP

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My 71 Lightning

She's still a project, but I got the carbs sorted out and she runs good.

Last edited by DavidP; 12/13/08 8:19 am. Reason: add images
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Re: My 71 Lightning [Re: DavidP] #227566
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Very nice bike DavidP !!

Can you post a few more pics...maybe from the other side, etc.?!!

beerchug


Jon W.


1957 6T Thunderbird 650
1968 T100R Daytona 500
1971 TR6R Tiger 650
1970 BSA A65F 650
1955 Tiger 100 - Project

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Re: My 71 Lightning [Re: Jon W. Whitley] #227567
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I also like the use of the disc brake on this bike, any details on that ?!!

beerchug


Jon W.


1957 6T Thunderbird 650
1968 T100R Daytona 500
1971 TR6R Tiger 650
1970 BSA A65F 650
1955 Tiger 100 - Project

Re: My 71 Lightning [Re: Jon W. Whitley] #227621
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Jon:
Far as I know it's a 73 Triumph front end, Lockheed disc, with a 70? Honda master cylinder. Works well, but I need a shorter top line to make it pretty with the low bars.
That's the way I got it, and one of the main selling points for me when I first saw the ad. I had that front end/brake on my 74 Trident, and I love it.

I have pictures from the other side, but the light is better from this side.


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71 A65L "Zelda"
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Re: My 71 Lightning [Re: DavidP] #227894
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OK, now you have three images.
The third one is the way the bike looked when I bought it. The exhaust ports have adapters to use Triumph pipes, so I got a set of straight 1.75" pipes off fleaBay and some cheap silencers. This Winter those adapters will get properly welded in place.


Stepping on others doesn't make you stand tall.

71 A65L "Zelda"
92 BMW K100rs "Gustav"
72 T120V cafe project "Mr. Jim"
Re: My 71 Lightning [Re: DavidP] #227905
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Looks good David,disc brake is a neat addition. I did that on a '66 Triumph once. Worked really well. Dick

Re: My 71 Lightning [Re: DavidP] #228024
12/14/08 5:31 am
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Thanks for the info and the extra pics. It looks really nice !!

I have a set of disc front end triple trees I may use on my 1971 BSA. I'll just need to collect the rest of the parts when the time comes.

beerchug



Originally Posted By: DavidP
Jon:
Far as I know it's a 73 Triumph front end, Lockheed disc, with a 70? Honda master cylinder. Works well, but I need a shorter top line to make it pretty with the low bars.
That's the way I got it, and one of the main selling points for me when I first saw the ad. I had that front end/brake on my 74 Trident, and I love it.

I have pictures from the other side, but the light is better from this side.


Jon W.


1957 6T Thunderbird 650
1968 T100R Daytona 500
1971 TR6R Tiger 650
1970 BSA A65F 650
1955 Tiger 100 - Project


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