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Hello, My name is Kyle Bradley but you can call me Kehbe. I could not find an introduction thread so I figured this was as good a place as any to make my first post. Thanks for accepting me to the group! I had various 'mini' bikes when I was a kid but I first took an interest in Triumphs in 1979. I built my first Triumph bike from swap meet parts in 1981. It was a pretty rough old bike and I actually never even titled it because it was such a mix and match rat! I got serious in 1981 and put together something legal to ride on the street with a builders title. Frame is a 68' with aftermarket hardtail with a 1972 T120R-V #GE25622 motor. I went through the motor completely in 1983. I have more pictures and it looks nothing like this now! Hope to share more but I wanted to make sure the picture uploads okay! Thanks again for the acceptance and looking forward to being a member of the forum! Here is a picture of it in 1985 or 86 [Linked Image]


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Nice,like the colour what is the name
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Allan Gill for wiring loom

Beezageezeruk for BSA related help and advice

Ignoramus for 1/8" Whitworth Stainless Steel tank badge screws....all the way from New Zealand

And help from many other Britbike forum members for their advice and good hunmour.

2 Years good riding so far and she still runs very sweet

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Welcome Kyle ( Kehbe ) and hope to see and hear more from you. Nice bike and look forward to updated pics too beerchug


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In the first pic, the blue was 1982 Chevy Camaro blue. The frame was black gloss 'Emron' paint. In the 2nd and 3rd pics I painted the tank and fenders a DuPont 'gun metal gray' with just a touch of silver flake and the frame was actually called 'charcoal gray', I can't remember the brand name.


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66 Tr6. Nothing proper or original about it but I do what I can to put the miles on and keep it in good shape.

Back when she was dressed in black at Coney Island.
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In her new Mist Green a couple of years ago
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And one at Seneca Lake. This is the view from Finger Lakes Distilling.
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Thanks Jon,

Will certainly post up some pics as I progress. It's been in storage in pieces for 25 years so it's going to be an adventure but it's coming along! smile


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My latest project (as if I need another) is this 1960 T120. Taken to this stage by Nelsonian (NZ) Murray Hunt. Murray already has a 1960 T120 and is now working on a 1959 Bonnie. All that is left to do is rebuild the engine, paint and assemble! Too easy and to me by far the best part!
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Yep that's the bike you got from Murray in Nelson. Great start to a easy project. Good luck let us know how you get on. Murray has a mountain of knowledge on Triumphs. You can also get a lot of stuff from Joe Hanna in wellington who is a pre unit expert.


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1967 TR6C that I plan to restore:

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Welcome to the board Corvus. That bike looks mostly original, w/ hard to find horn, headlight and seat. Great project bike, there's a project board here on BB and we love plenty of pics and detailed members builds. Knowledgable members here will be of help if needed.

If I may ask, was the bike found in the field? Answer an ad? :bigt dave


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Very nice! That'll be a sweet ride. If we (BMCCNY) can help let me know - advice and parts requests can be emailed to the club email list. Although it doesn't look like you need a lot of parts - she looks very complete.

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Thanks for the welcome.

Dave, it was your Bonneville restoration project that got me cranked-up about getting another Triumph. I answered a for sale ad for a Trophy and learned that the seller also had this for sale.

Al, I'd like to go to the BMCCNY meet today, but I have to work. So far I've got the tail light and primary cover. I'll put a center stand on, too.

I'm still considering how to proced, and I'll post pictures as it progresses.

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Originally Posted by Corvus
Thanks for the welcome.

Dave, it was your Bonneville restoration project that got me cranked-up about getting another Triumph. I answered a for sale ad for a Trophy and learned that the seller also had this for sale.

Al, I'd like to go to the BMCCNY meet today, but I have to work. So far I've got the tail light and primary cover. I'll put a center stand on, too.

I'm still considering how to proced, and I'll post pictures as it progresses.

Sam


The right place at the right time Sam...real glad another Triumph will be saved, my 67 project thread was started with that hope in mind! :bigt dave


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At last the finished article!!! A few people have asked about pic's, so here are a few 'before and afters' of the bike that gave me so much hassle!!!
Hard to believe it is the same bike, but it is. She is back to original, including the 78' paint of her birth, Tawny brown and gold (only did this colour in 78!!)
hope you like, and a big thank you to everyone who helped me get here, bit of fine tuning still, but looking forward to the summer!!!

thanks again... Jel


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Nice job, Jel.
Great feeling of satisfaction having persevered through the difficult bits.
When I am next at my sisters in Rugby I will look you up.
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Fantastic job, Jel - how long did that take you? Also (if you don't mind me asking) what made you decide not to re-use that super "King & Queen seat"? Is it for sale? laughing






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Hi Tidza, I aquired the bike about 5 years ago, took about 2/3 years (ish!) to restore (wasn't in a rush)did about a thousand miles or so but she never ran very well, erratic starting, etc.... (you may have seen my posts) Stripped engine down again (re recent posts!!)Found a few issues which I rectified and which were obviously down to my inexperience!!? Got to say I have learnt a lot, especially from this site...
The King and Queen seat?? Well decided she needed to back to original, and the brown seat goes well with the paint...
I still have that seat in the loft and i guess it is no good to me, pretty cool.. original 70's K & Q seat in excellent condition!!!



Hi Richard, Yeah maybe see you when you're back in Blighty!!

Cheers guys, Jel

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Hi Richard

Seems you did a great job - 2 to 3 years seems quite quick to be, given the amount of work that's obviously gone into it. Did you have the paintwork completed locally? It looks pretty good - I'm looking for someone to do my '77 TR7RV tank, preferably not too far from Derbyshire. Could you advise who did yours and if you're pleased with it (which I assume you are, if it's half as good as the photos suggest).

Only joking about the K&Q seat - nice period piece though! grin

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Jel - not Richard! blush Sorry!




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Hi Charlie,

paint was done by a nice chap called Paul at KAS Racepaint in Kettering, which wouldn't be that far from you?? Yes very pleased with it...top quality... They do have a website with a gallery, have a look...or give him a call, he's very helpful.

Think it was nearer to 3 years, but think I have spent longer trying to get her running right than actually re-building!!! crazy...

Guessed you were joking about the seat... but thought I could
use the opportunity for a plug!!!! wink

cheers Jel...

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Just picked up this '59 TRW. Almost complete and matching #'s, came with the rack but no pillion pad or front plate.

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I love the colour, but I don't think it is the factory correct colour or as it was when it left the factory. I also don't think the year was '59/60.


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Frame & engine #'s are 27496NA, which puts it either 59 or 60 according to the lists I've seen. I've got it torn down to clean and sort out, all indications are the paint is totally original. The blue is Canadian Airforce, or so I've been told. Brian Slark in the Barber video mentions the Blue TRW's at the end of this video.

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