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Saturday, August 15, 2009
'51 Triumph Slowly Coming Back Together
I took a day off work to begin reassembly of the triumph. Its amazing once you get parts back from paint and the platers how they don't want to go back together so easily. I had to monkey around with the slower neck bearing race before it properly seated due to paint build up but the front end went on nicely and its nice and tight. If you remember the the earlier photo the flanders risers were positioned forward, which I preferred, but I didn't want the risers smacking the top springer nuts under load. One option was to cut down the front spring rods for additional clearance but I figured that would make the front sit a tad lower and I wasn't willing to take that chance. Hopefully everything will work out with the altered bar configuration but only time will tell. I plan on putting the motor and trans in tomorrow after the swap meet and then will swing by Brightworks to pick up my brake pivot arm. I can't wait to ride this bike but its now realistically looking like completion will come around the end of this month or maybe earlier September.
Saturday lent to a little more bike progress as Dennis gave me hand putting the motor and trans back in. Unfortunatlely I was short some key hardware for the motor and tranny mounts so it will be off to Moore's Cycle this week or else I'll get the right stuff ordered through Meatball. It still has a ways to go but at least things are progressing.
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