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Author Topic: 1970 Triumph Tiger 650  (Read 29524 times)

Offline o1marc

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Re: 1970 Triumph Tiger 650
« Reply #30 on: Feb 16, 2016, 12:37:52 »
Mail arrived today with my fork seals, cylinder base nuts, and an assortment of washers/o-rings for the forks. I have another package on the way that I had a good deal with the seller. He had things like the rocker box spring clip "washer" for $1 with $5.32 shipping. I asked him if he would tape the washer to a piece of paper and stick it in an envelope with a $.50 stamp I would buy it. He messaged back and said he would.  I then found 3 other washers I needed from him, each with a $5,.32 shipping charge. I asked if he would put those on the same piece of paper and he agreed. So I went ahead and ordered all 3 items and paid for them. Today I get a message saying the parts are shipped and 3 refunds for shipping as promised. He ended up refunding all of the shipping saving me almost $16 for 4 tiny washers, didn't even deduct for the stamp or envelope, there are still decent sellers on EBay. I would not have made the purchase with those shipping fees, won't deal with sellers who hide profit in the shipping charges.

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Re: 1970 Triumph Tiger 650
« Reply #31 on: Feb 21, 2016, 17:48:56 »
More pics of the front swap outside:



















Offline o1marc

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Re: 1970 Triumph Tiger 650
« Reply #32 on: Feb 26, 2016, 23:46:03 »
Wanted to post some before pics to memorialize the build from start to finish.










Strip and blasted some parts to coat. Seems the vibration got to the oil tank early in it's life.







One frame down to virgin metal ready for coating tomorrow.




The small parts in various gloss levels of Black, even coated the replacement pop rivets.



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Re: 1970 Triumph Tiger 650
« Reply #33 on: Feb 27, 2016, 21:33:45 »
Mail lady left me 4 small packages today. Steering stop. bushings, petcocks, master cylinder, tapered bearing kit.



Found a gnarly dent in the front lower frame tube, filling it with JB Weld.


Offline o1marc

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Re: 1970 Triumph Tiger 650
« Reply #34 on: Mar 01, 2016, 01:43:32 »
Calipers and frame coated and ready for reassembly






Installed the new races for the tapered neck bearings also.

Offline goldy

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Re: 1970 Triumph Tiger 650
« Reply #35 on: Mar 02, 2016, 19:34:23 »
Looking good...especially the calipers!
1948 Norton ES2
1955 AJS 20B
1956 Triumph TRW
1968 Triumph T100 special
1969 Norton Commando
1975 XS650 Yamaha

Offline o1marc

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Re: 1970 Triumph Tiger 650
« Reply #36 on: Mar 04, 2016, 12:27:42 »
Had no keys and didn't want to spend the money for a new ignition switch or have the old one rekeyed, so I mounted the Guzzi switch in it's place with the folding key.






Offline o1marc

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Re: 1970 Triumph Tiger 650
« Reply #37 on: Mar 04, 2016, 19:40:29 »
Looks like a new tank is in order on the list now. Started blasting holes through the old one today and gave up shortly after starting:



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Re: 1970 Triumph Tiger 650
« Reply #38 on: Mar 04, 2016, 20:14:22 »
Those callipers look pretty awesome - is the writing & pitting look just powder/paint, or engraved & then painted?

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Re: 1970 Triumph Tiger 650
« Reply #39 on: Mar 04, 2016, 20:32:01 »
Those callipers look pretty awesome - is the writing & pitting look just powder/paint, or engraved & then painted?

The calipers are powder coated in a Gold Vein. Veins are powders that cure with a black base and a colored top, in either Gold, Silver, Copper or Penny. The same texture type powder that has the same color but different shades in the base and top patterns is called a Hammertone, where the low sections are darker than the higher pattern. So mine are coated in Gold Vein, the name Triumph is a vinyl decal, and then the caliper is clear coated in powder to seal the lettering in and bring out the texture of the powder.