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a bit closer to finish

Post  mooner on Fri 17 Sep - 20:59

Hello,

Last week I had a chance to work on the machine again. The result speak for (the pic's are shitty...)







Hopefully It's finished in the wintertime

Mad

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Re: Triton '51

Post  650zed on Mon 20 Sep - 11:21

She's absolutely beautifull...!

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Re: Triton '51

Post  BTNXSBOY on Tue 5 Oct - 1:24

Simon

Was gezellig en motor wordt mooi
Volgende gelegenheid bij mij

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Re: Triton '51

Post  mooner on Tue 5 Oct - 10:06

Wast zeker ja. Hopen dat ge wat aan oe spullekes hebt.

grtn Simon
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Re: Triton '51

Post  Gss on Tue 5 Oct - 23:48

Very nice !
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Re: Triton '51

Post  WideLine pre-unit on Fri 15 Oct - 0:10

Hello dear Simon,

That's definitely NOT a project abandoned! Seems you're getting along quite nicely...

Seems like it's raining Tritons at the moment; Marktplaats showed three different ones for sale last month. And there's about 4 Featherbed WideLines for sale on it as we speak. Two with registration, for those without the papers to their bike... I see Peer's bought himself a nice project as well.

I'm about finished with my own Triton for now. Some small items remain, but I guess one's always tinkering with such bikes. If only I knew how to post pics on this site... When will pics be embeddable on this Forum!?

Keep up the good work; there's people out there following progress. Post any questions for those hard-to-find pieces; I've done some homework these last couple of years.

Best regards, Jilles.

PS. Didn't make it to the CafeRacerdag in Achterveld. Gearbox was seeping oil and the front fork had to be rebuilt. Next year I'll leave the MV and take the Triton!

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Re: Triton '51

Post  mooner on Fri 15 Oct - 8:08

Yes, Slowy but steady were getting there. The only thing i'm not satisfyed with are the lampears and the clipons. There is a bit of rust on the welds. I'm not in a hurry so I search for them.There are some issues with the line-up (motor-gearbox-rearwheel) aswell.
I was thinking when this bike is finished to sell it and make a Harton but with all the effort in it,I think i'll keep it. It's my first bike aswell,so that's a bit speacial to me.
I'lll keep you informed about the progress....

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Re: Triton '51

Post  WideLine pre-unit on Fri 15 Oct - 14:02

Hello again dear Simon,

DON'T SELL THE BIKE. I speak from experience when I tell you the money probably won't weigh up to the loss... I'm not going to comment on the Harton issue, as I'm bit single-minded where British bikes are concerned.

Regarding those items you mentioned;

There are some pretty good addresses for chroming parts, but it'll cost you an-arm-and-a-leg. Finding period items NOS (new old stock) will probably take some time, but will cost you less - or the same amount.
I'd advise you just to polish them with a stationary polishing machine, but I see you probably have different standards than me. (I just want the bike to be period looking, wth a bit of patina. Same reason I wouldn't want this bike to be restored.)

Peter's Classic Bike Parts in Berkel-Rodenrijs should be able to help you out; he mostly has some NOS parts lying around somewhere...
If it's original John Tickle items you're searching for; forget it! Polish the ones you have. (Or you'd have to be a REAL lucky bum.)

Keep up the good work, Jilles.

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Re: Triton '51

Post  Tobias on Sat 27 Nov - 2:29

any progress? nice hashpuchies on the background, keertje rijden? woon vlakbij je

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triton 51

Post  mooner on Mon 17 Jan - 18:37

Let the motor run today! Runs nicely. Bit tweaking here and there and then it should be ok. Need to check the electric if the dynamo is charging.
I had the stickers from ebay and put them on the tank. Seems to be quite nice.
Here some pic.
If someone knows where to buy the numberplates (oval) for classicracers,let me know please.






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Re: Triton '51

Post  Tobias on Mon 24 Jan - 20:59

astonishing, no speedo? rocket caferacer parts had the oval numberplates i think..

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Re: Triton '51

Post  mooner on Mon 24 Jan - 21:47

Hi,

I would like to install a rev meter instead of a speedo. The only disadvantge is that I have no connection for a rev gauge. I did some research and they have to be connected at the exhaust camshaft.
The plates I found here http://www.eddy-twinshock.eu/. Better and cheaper than rocketsparts I think.
If anybody have some tips for rev meter let me know.
Thanx for the time and tips.

grtz

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Re: Triton '51

Post  Tobias on Tue 25 Jan - 22:42

have you already tought of the license plate? how are you going to make that look cool?

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Re: Triton '51

Post  mooner on Tue 25 Jan - 23:01

I am thinking about that one. If I place it on the bottom side it's more chopper like. Not really a nice spot a would say. There are not so much options so i guess it's gonna be the right bottom side (near the shock absorber)
I have to make a light there aswell....
Going to be a hard one.

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Race number plate

Post  mooner on Sun 6 Feb - 14:17

Hi,

I finally made the racin plates myself. They ask very much money for it (in my eyes). So I toke the grinder and grind them out. Bit with the file en and some spraypaint and of you go. Cost me 10eur for the stickers and I made my one design (the original plates are to big aswell)
Here some pic of the result.





Now I have to make a decent licenceplate holder. Crying or Very sad

grtz

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Re: Triton '51

Post  Tobias on Sun 6 Feb - 19:28

er is gewoon echt geen fatsoenlijke manier om een nummerplaat fatsoenlijk te monteren
I love what you did with the speedo down there! geniaal

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Air intake

Post  mooner on Wed 9 Feb - 14:20

After half a day welding and grinding I have my air intake at the 4 LS drumbrake. I couldn't buy them so start doing it myself. Toke a while but we are there....
Maybe a bit overdone and defenitly not functionly but it looks nice (in my opinion at least)
Here some pics.




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Re: Triton '51

Post  andreas on Wed 9 Feb - 21:43

Hi Mooner,
you get all my respect for your project - perfect !! I hope this year i will see your bike life - maybe on the meeting in Holland. If you can, make a short video and let us hear the sound. But now you must screw on a licence plate - shit - but anyway a superbike !!!!

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Re: Triton '51

Post  mooner on Thu 10 Feb - 2:19

Yes, I have to face it now to make some decent licenceplate holder. Enough with the fun things and get over with it. I thought about stitching it on the seat but thats not allowed I guess...
It's going to be a side one chopper style. Not much choice if I want to keep de rearside clean Mad
Ill post some pics when it's ready.
Other suggestions would be nice....
Cheers for the positive reactions.

grtz

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Re: Triton '51

Post  speedfreak on Wed 16 Feb - 0:00

mooner wrote:After half a day welding and grinding I have my air intake at the 4 LS drumbrake. I couldn't buy them so start doing it myself. Toke a while but we are there....
Maybe a bit overdone and defenitly not functionly but it looks nice (in my opinion at least)
Here some pics.





I'm sorry but i think it looks sh*ty to far out in the front of the drumbrake, but thats only my opinion Wink
Rest of the bike is first class art,

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Re: Triton '51

Post  mooner on Sat 26 Feb - 3:09

Hi all,

After a lot of placing the plate here and there I decide to mount it chopperstyle
Not a lot of options if I want keep the tyre and rearend clear of all the plates and lights.
Beacause I have to ride the bike trough a small corridor I made the lincenseplateholder in collapsible.
The light in it I made from a massive piece of alloy and with some help with the lathe and turner it became acceptable.
Here some pics





It's made with pricipe of a spring and ballbearing (and small holes of course)so it stays in de 90 degree angle or the folded angle.
It works nice against trafficcamera's aswell (just a tick with the shoe and it folds in.

grtn

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Re: Triton '51

Post  WideLine pre-unit on Thu 10 Mar - 11:56

Hallo Simon,

I see you've been busy these last couple of months! Looks like this has turned into a complete restoration for the bike. Not too sure on the license plate solution, though...

You won't be running fenders on this bike?

I've been busy myself, as well. I'll see if I can finally get to grips with the photo hosting and posting them on this site.
There's this UK guy working on an eight valve Manx-framed Triton on here, as well.

Keep us posted, Jilles.

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Re: Triton '51

Post  mooner on Wed 6 Apr - 22:25

It's a bit quiet on the front here. have some work on the house and so but start work on the bike again. The weather is starting to get a lot better here.....

Simon
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Re: Triton '51

Post  manx8valvetriton on Wed 6 Apr - 23:40



Thats what it's all about

Great ride

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