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Old 21st August 2010, 22:58   #106
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very slow progress...
a few new pics
That's not as slow as you think - its been two years, and currently my Tiger looks like this!

Restoring a Triumph 5T Speed Twin-01.jpg

Fortunately the engine was boxed up last week, and I hope to have her home in a month.

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Plus here is a Speed Twin brochure scan from 1957 I borrowed from a friend.
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Old 15th September 2010, 13:26   #107
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karlos,

The main bits for your tiger look like they are ready to bolt back on.

Whats your estimate for completion?

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Old 18th September 2010, 18:06   #108
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karlos,

The main bits for your tiger look like they are ready to bolt back on.

Whats your estimate for completion?

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My estimate for completion was last week

Here are latest pics. Let us pray for a diwali roll out.

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Old 19th September 2010, 19:19   #109
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Hi nice restoration!

What is the end purpose of this build? I.e Show winner,weekend bike or a long distance tourer?
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Old 21st September 2010, 13:28   #110
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My estimate for completion was last week

Here are latest pics. Let us pray for a diwali roll out.
Karlos, I see you have lots of patience. the bike seems to be turning out good so guess Sudarshan uncle is doing a good job. Say 'Hi" to him and tell him his Bonneville is now in Goa. Can I send you one of my bikes for restoration after this?
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My estimate for completion was last week

Here are latest pics. Let us pray for a diwali roll out.
Diwali didn't happen, now let us try for Christmas. Or the New Year. Or Makar Sankranti. Or Holi....

Here are latest pics. Silencers are being aligned, clutch is ready, new gaskets cut. Ready to fire shortly.

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Karlos,

Its looking good. Good luck for a pre Christmas launch.

Here is my bike as of a few weeks ago. Nothing has happened over Diwali.

I am looking at a Christmas launch and a nice ride with Santa..


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Here is my bike as of a few weeks ago. Nothing has happened over Diwali.

I am looking at a Christmas launch and a nice ride with Santa./sanjay
I love the cleanliness with which your bike is being worked on. So difficult to achieve with most people working on the bike.

Here are some scans from a terrific book on Speed Twins I was recently given, I'm making you a copy.

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Karl and Sanjay,
Reminds me of the time I had rebuilt my 56 Speed Twin in 1998, carried all the parts in pics. in hand baggage from USA to Hyderabad, as the suitcases were already over weight.
Pic. with my son is taken about 2 months back, the bike after the rebuild has done just about a 1000kms.
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Old 29th November 2010, 15:34   #115
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Nice work on the bike Fazal.
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Just curious what did you guys do for wheel spokes? are the single diameter or Any photos of them?
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Just curious what did you guys do for wheel spokes? are the single diameter or Any photos of them?
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I ordered the spokes from England. I ordered stainless steel spokes and they worked out very well. There were different lengths for front and back wheels.

There are companies in India that can make custom spokes but I couldnt get any response from them for such a small order
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Sanjay thanks for your reply. did you get SS or Brass spoke nipples with your order. Did you get it from a spoke manufacturer in England or was it a parts store. The reasn I ask is I am on the look out for Spokes for a German bike. I wouldn't mind enquiring with the companies who make them in India. Is it possible to get their contact details?
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Gentlemen-

Just came across this thread. very interesting and am impressed with the high quality of work.

I've managed to collect a few bikes and am beginning restoration now.
'38 T5.
'62 T21- 350 twin
'54 BSA 350 single
'37 Norton 500 single (H16- non war dept)

Wondering is there anyone in India that does proper Croming-- i.e Copper plate filling, then proper Nickle plating and then Crome plating (oh and uses distilled water in between- and doesn't get grease from handling stuck under the crome.

I'm in Pondicherry- so anyone near enough! So far in Chennai havn't found any one- plenty of cromers but no one does it properly.

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Gentlemen-

Wondering is there anyone in India that does proper Croming-- i.e Copper plate filling, then proper Nickle plating and then Crome plating (oh and uses distilled water in between- and doesn't get grease from handling stuck under the crome.Rgds
I thought I heard soemone mention that Hyderabad is the place to get good chrome done. But I'm not certain. Ask in this old threadh here
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modifi...-em-shine.html (Chrome Plating - Let 'em shine!)
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