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Old 2nd December 2010, 19:35   #121
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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 had my current spokes carefully overhauled and rechromed as I am using new Bullet rims (as were the old ones). The result has fortunately come out well, nothing out of place. I had earlier tried getting new ones locally fabricated but unsuccessfully.

Updates on my bike - most body parts are on, awaiting silencer chrome so they can be fitted and bike can finally be fired!

Restoring a Triumph 5T Speed Twin-01.jpg

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Trying out the gas shocks as I intend to do a fair amount of riding, and the originals are shot. They do look like much of an eyesore, I later will probably fit new originals.
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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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I ordered SS spokes and nipples.

I ordered it from Burton Bike Bits

Regarding Indian manufacturers. You could try Wheels India

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Hey san9jay I've been following this thread for quite awhile and then quit, thinking that it had ended without any conclusion-guess I was too presumptuous-until I came back on here and found the present updates. Anyhow it's great to see all the work that's been put into the bike and I'm looking forward to seeing the efforts of all that hard work when it gets some rubber on the road!
I have a 1952 sprung hub Speed Twin and it's pretty original except for the Mikuni carby that I run it on- the Amal is stashed away, the paint job-which is silver and the silencers-which are later Triumph! Cheers.

I have an original dual seat which was optional incidentally when the bike sold new. I'm Chennai based so do get in touch with me if you want to get a look at my bike or if you just need to use my bike as a reference.

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Hello Ole Thumper,

I am just amazed to see the Triumph and I guess there is a Golden Flash behind it.
I have a similar model (Triumph 3T) and have a lot of queries regarding restoration.
I am based in Coimbatore and my brother at Chennai. Please do let me know if you can assist me in this regard.

Thanks so much
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Hey san9jay I've been following this thread for quite awhile and then quit, thinking that it had ended without any conclusion-guess I was too presumptuous-until I came back on here and found the present updates. Anyhow it's great to see all the work that's been put into the bike and I'm looking forward to seeing the efforts of all that hard work when it gets some rubber on the road!
I have a 1952 sprung hub Speed Twin and it's pretty original except for the Mikuni carby that I run it on- the Amal is stashed away, the paint job-which is silver and the silencers-which are later Triumph! Cheers.

I have an original dual seat which was optional incidentally when the bike sold new. I'm Chennai based so do get in touch with me if you want to get a look at my bike or if you just need to use my bike as a reference.
Your bike looks immaculate. Great job.

I will send you a PM with my contact details. I would love to see your bike and take some notes. My bike is pending the exhausts and a few odd bits. I still hope to start it up before the end of the year.

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Old 20th December 2010, 19:45   #126
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Looking forward to hearing from you. Here's wishing you all the best with your project!

It will be a pleasure to help out in any way I could.Cheers.

@ Ole Thumper....very nice bike you have......what is the bike behind that ? is it a Norton ?[/quote]

The bike behind that is a '52 BSA,Golden Flash plunger.

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@ Sanjay, The bike looks fabulous, I like the color.....

@ Karl, Nice to see your bike turning well

@ Ole Thumper....very nice bike you have......what is the bike behind that ? is it a Norton ?
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For spokes, there is a guy in Vile Parle who makes SS butthead spokes. Comes up to about 40/- per spoke.
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I ordered SS spokes and nipples.

I ordered it from Burton Bike Bits

Regarding Indian manufacturers. You could try Wheels India
Sanjay thanks for the reply and the links

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For spokes, there is a guy in Vile Parle who makes SS butthead spokes. Comes up to about 40/- per spoke.
ald do you know if it's double butted at both ends or single butt only at the head & Bend that he makes? Are the Brass nipples included in this price? How do I contact this person. There used to be a guy at Chakala but he passed away a few years ago.
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The Tiger finally fired up for the first time since the resto began. Sounds good, though timing wheels are too loud, need new ones (can anyone help?)

Looking forward to critical comments at this juncture when I can still repair damage at this stage. To begin with the seat will be redone, I'm not happy. New plates will follow. Someday the taillight will be fitted too.

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Congrats Karl, glad to see your bike reach this stage. Must be sounding great.
Happy riding.

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The Tiger finally fired up for the first time since the resto began. Sounds good, though timing wheels are too loud, need new ones (can anyone help?)

Looking forward to critical comments at this juncture when I can still repair damage at this stage. To begin with the seat will be redone, I'm not happy. New plates will follow. Someday the taillight will be fitted too.

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Bike is looking nice! and hope its sounding the same way too. Where are you getting the restoration done? In pune or mumbai? I have a Norton 16H waiting to get restored, stuck due to some complexities of the bureaucratic kind!
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Looks great Karl....not much to critique apart from what you mentioned.

Best bet on timing gears is the UK.
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Congratulations Karl...Any more updates ?

sa9jay..What is your bike's update ?
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Girish,

My bike has been two weeks away from being on the road for the last 2 months!

Something or the other has been causing delays with my mechanic and he has not been able to complete it.

At present the list of items to be done are:-

1) mufflers need to be installed, (Exhaust bend pipes are done).
2) Engine Oil tubes need to be made and installed
3) connect up the cables and start the bike!
4) Chrome the exhausts and oil tubes and do final build activities like installing rubber parts, gauges, decals, number plates etc.


If my mechanic could dedicate 3 days to the task I am sure it will get done.

I haven't been putting too much pressure on him since this is a hobby bike for me and he tends to get a lot of day to day commuter bikes from his customers for repair which is always urgent.

Lets hope by the end of this month I will see the bike on the road.

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