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Old 3rd March 2011, 19:25   #136
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The sprung hub, and the bike ready to start.

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Old 4th March 2011, 01:55   #137
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Sanjay congratulations! your bike looks amazing, this reminds me of my mechanic having the same bike in silver colour and when I requested him to ride it with full throttle he drove it Ahhh! lovely firing, I still remember such a lovely tune which no musican to my ears can bring.

Excellent colour, simply superb, impatient to see the final pictures.
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She's finally home, looking pretty good, though not running as well as I'd like. Still leaks profusely, which is driving me nuts.

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Great look Karl.......
Why those leaks ? not enough packing ? looks gorgeous..Congrats
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Vow! Congrats!

Museum material

.......minus the leaks of course.
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Great look Karl.......
Why those leaks ? not enough packing ? looks gorgeous..Congrats
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Museum material
.......minus the leaks of course.
Thanks. The block and head are the end of their lives, having been faced umpteen number of times (badly) in the past. Need to source new ones, any help will be appreceated.
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Finally some progress.

The exhausts being put on for a trial fit.

Needs some work on the brackets to get right and the kick starter is fouling the exhaust so will need to be bent a bit to clear it.

Next step finish the electrics and mount the decals etc.

Need to sort the engine leaks as well

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Old 28th June 2011, 04:04   #143
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Finally some progress.

The exhausts being put on for a trial fit.

Needs some work on the brackets to get right and the kick starter is fouling the exhaust so will need to be bent a bit to clear it.

Next step finish the electrics and mount the decals etc.

Need to sort the engine leaks as well

/sanjay
Is this the same " BMC 935"?

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She's finally home, looking pretty good, though not running as well as I'd like. Still leaks profusely, which is driving me nuts.

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It's Beautiful. Could have been perfect with the original Carb.(Amal?)

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Old 28th June 2011, 18:11   #144
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Finally some progress.

The exhausts being put on for a trial fit.

Needs some work on the brackets to get right and the kick starter is fouling the exhaust so will need to be bent a bit to clear it.

Next step finish the electrics and mount the decals etc.

Need to sort the engine leaks as well

/sanjay
Wow! bike has come up really well and congratulations! I have been following this thread since it begun as Triumph speed twins have a special place in my heart, I still remember there was one for sale similar model with hub shock absorbing system and my mechanic was just flying on it on a test drive, though I couldn't buy that but the memories are still fresh.

Sanjay please try to change the seat to the original ones, this bike deserves original ones. Excellent colour choice and hats off to your perseverance in getting the bike to this state. Holding on to this thread till I see the final outcome one day. All the best.
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Old 29th June 2011, 12:23   #145
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Is this the same " BMC 935"?
No. BMC 935 is Karlos's bike. as shown in the earlier post.

This bike is the one I have been restoring and whose pictures I have been posting from the start of this thread.


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Wow! bike has come up really well and congratulations! I have been following this thread since it begun as Triumph speed twins have a special place in my heart, I still remember there was one for sale similar model with hub shock absorbing system and my mechanic was just flying on it on a test drive, though I couldn't buy that but the memories are still fresh.

Sanjay please try to change the seat to the original ones, this bike deserves original ones. Excellent colour choice and hats off to your perseverance in getting the bike to this state. Holding on to this thread till I see the final outcome one day. All the best.
I have two seats that I am trying. The dual seat which was on the bike when I got it and this single seat. I plan to have both usable.
Will try to get an original seat. I am also looking for an original Lucas horn as well.

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Nearly two years of restoration and my baby is home at last.

She gave me a little grief on the way home on my first ride by stalling but started again after a few minutes.


Still a few loose ends to be tied up before the bike is really done but at least now I can ride her around.

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Amazing color, I've been loving this color since painted and now I am even more deep in love with the color, Triumph Speed Twin were always my favorites especially the Hub shock absorber ones. Though I couldn't buy one but dedicated my Jawa as a tribute to this magnificent machine which I couldn't have. Tough inappropriate thread but felt to sport my Jawa.
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Old 18th August 2011, 12:07   #149
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Have the bike for two weeks now. Took the bike back to the garage to get the front brake shoes replaced since they were not working well and replaced the main rear wheel bearings since they were making too much noise.

Still having stalling issues after running about 5-6 km which needs to be diagnosed. Bike stalls and starts again after a few minutes of cooling.

Bike starts usually on the first kick which is nice and all the initial oil leaks have been resolved so the wife is happy that the garage remains oil free.

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Still having stalling issues after running about 5-6 km which needs to be diagnosed. Bike stalls and starts again after a few minutes of cooling.

Seems ignition coil is the culprit. Was it replaced or using the old one? If not you can check for the engine oil type too.
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