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Author Topic: 1970 Triumph Tiger 650  (Read 28819 times)

Offline o1marc

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Re: 1970 Triumph Tiger 650
« Reply #10 on: Jan 13, 2016, 22:14:46 »
Have you weighed that front end all put together?  Looks cool, but heavy as hell.
What do you see that makes it look heavy? Heavy compared to what?  Considering the stock wheel and drum weigh over 25lbs and the 8lb Kimtab assembled is less than half that I would say I'm going to end up with a much lighter package than stock.

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Re: 1970 Triumph Tiger 650
« Reply #11 on: Jan 13, 2016, 23:07:04 »
Lighter than lead isn't light.  The discs look heavy as hell with no alloy center.  Maybe I'm not seeing that clearly in the pics.  They look like they'll get hot as hell too. And 8lb alloy mags are not necessarily light.  It doesn't look like you shaved and ounce with that setup.  No criticism- I was just observing and asking a question. 

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Re: 1970 Triumph Tiger 650
« Reply #12 on: Jan 14, 2016, 12:22:11 »
Lighter than lead isn't light.  The discs look heavy as hell with no alloy center.  Maybe I'm not seeing that clearly in the pics.  They look like they'll get hot as hell too. And 8lb alloy mags are not necessarily light.  It doesn't look like you shaved and ounce with that setup.  No criticism- I was just observing and asking a question.
A stock CB750 rotor is approx. 274mm x 6.5mm and weighs 6.5lbs. My rotors are 305mm x only 3mm thick and weigh 3.4lbs each. They do have alloy center carriers. rest assured all parts will be weighed before and after. I guarantee the wheel package will be lighter with dual discs than with the stock drum set up. My rotors on my XR are the same rotors only they have been drilled. I ran them for 2 years and never had any over heating issues with them.


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Re: 1970 Triumph Tiger 650
« Reply #14 on: Jan 14, 2016, 18:43:01 »
Thought you had an offer on the KawaTon already?
I still love that bike!

I had someone offer $4-$5K for it as is. He wants to pull the motor and put an 850 motor in it. I just don't get this at all. You can surely find another featherbed frame to work with for less than what he wants to give to destroy this bike. I am really hesitant to sell it before I attempt to get it running. I think the increase in value as a runner will be far greater than what it costs to get it there.

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Re: 1970 Triumph Tiger 650
« Reply #15 on: Jan 21, 2016, 12:54:03 »
Finished the clear coat on the wheels to complete them.

Went to mock up the M/C only to find the 23" drag bars are way too narrow and the hose connection hits the gauges about 1" early. I'll replace them with Superbike bars.


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Re: 1970 Triumph Tiger 650
« Reply #17 on: Jan 23, 2016, 20:08:11 »
This swap is coming along nicely, it's everything I pictured in my mind. Better looks, less weight, less unsprung weight, better braking. Fresh paint on the fenders and this thing will look sweet.




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Re: 1970 Triumph Tiger 650
« Reply #18 on: Jan 26, 2016, 22:11:16 »
Changed from 2 single tab mounts to a thicker single piece to bolt the caliper to.

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Re: 1970 Triumph Tiger 650
« Reply #19 on: Jan 26, 2016, 23:14:29 »
looks great mark ;)
 welding on a slider can be perilous ,i have had to go inside and grind away where the weld got enough penetration to cause high spots the stanchion tube would not go past
you also may end up with a bent slider if large  welds are done full length each side,its enough material once cooled and shrunk back it'll bow the slider,
 it would be wise to skip weld it
the good news is that is low enough to not be a problem if it has to be ground out it can be a little over the stanchion has plenty of bearing overlap