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newby Bill

Hi everyone
I'm Bill and new to this site.
I picked up this bike from a gentleman who lives near Boston, I live at the other end of the state near the N.Y. state line, Well after more then twenty years of not having a Triumph I placed an add on Craigs list looking for a Triumph - all apart - in boxes and crates, something to rebuild as this is what I've always done (don't trust anybody else work), well I got an email one day from John (Original owner) who tells me he has a bike he's looking to get a grand for, to me this sounded well worth it, told me it was a 1973 750 TR7RV that's been in his shed for 17 years - for the most part STILL ALL TOGETHER, cleaned the fuel system out, rebuilt the carb - 1/4 can of starting fluid and three hours of kicking and I had a bike that not only fired up but ran fairly well.
Here's the REAL love of my life - yes I'm a sad case.

Bill
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Bonneville head? Does it have a Rita EI?
Oh yeah, welcome to britbike


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Hi
Yes the heads are Bonniville and the engine a Tiger ( I call it my Tigerville ) The heads came from a T140V, fits perfectly, I wanted to put a pair of 32mm Mikuni's on it so it can take deep breaths of air, a lot of M.A.P. parts in the engine, the E.I. is a Pazon.

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The ignition cover looks similar to the one I got with a Rita ignition I bought years ago. I have Mikunis on my 76 Bonneville. My only complaint is that the left carb is impossible to adjust with the stock air box installed. A guy on another forum told me how to make some out of fiber glass that work well and look good.
Any way, nice bike. enjoy!


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Thank you much, it did turn out to be a nice bike - and very fast, I put a ton of money into the motor beefing it for the drag strip ( havent raced it yet ), +40 10 to 1 pistons, belt drive primary and dry clutch, the heads - carbs - E.I. - all H.P. valve train, sent the heads to M.A.P. for a complete working over, bead blasted and then built, with the Pazon it runs so smooth - not so much as a skip running at 50 70 mphs, at the drag strip I'm hoping to get at least 110 to 120 mphs in the quarter, we will see this spring.

EDIT - I almost forgot - and Megacycle cams.

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I look at the pics of a bike like your Bill and I think "man, I love this bike"

Good job !!


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yeah sweet ride Bill! :bigt
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