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Author Topic: 1966 Triumph Bonneville restoration  (Read 20006 times)

Offline swan

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Re: 1966 Triumph Bonneville restoration
« Reply #40 on: Jun 26, 2016, 12:05:40 »
 
Thanks guys, she is looking good. So close... I spent a quiet day in the shop last week and most of yesterday working on my Bonnie. Cleaned and installed the oil tank, polished and install the gearbox cover, cables, chain, chain guard (what a PITA), battery, exhaust system, foot pegs, inspected and synchronized the carbs, and started on the electrical. There was a massive annual car show yesterday in downtown Winona and I entered my Gold Star just so I could park it in front of the shop while I worked. Dozens of people stopped in Skipís shop while I tried to work, so I lost a lot of time chatting, but had a great time. Iíve got a busy week but will try to finish as soon as possible so I can start her up.

Hereís whatís left to do: finish wiring, install Boyer ignition, set timing, install air cleaners, swap the temporary carb cables for correct ones, polish and install primary cover, add fluids, clean the tank one last time, add gas, and then fire her up. I cannot wait to ride this bike.
1966 Triton cafe, 1962 BSA Gold Star DBD34, and 1966 T120 Triumph Bonneville.
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Re: 1966 Triumph Bonneville restoration
« Reply #41 on: Jun 26, 2016, 16:46:16 »
Beautiful! Love that paint scheme.
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Re: 1966 Triumph Bonneville restoration
« Reply #42 on: Jun 27, 2016, 08:42:11 »
Beautiful as always sir!
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Re: 1966 Triumph Bonneville restoration
« Reply #43 on: Jun 27, 2016, 17:22:34 »
Looking great Jon!  I stopped by Skips yesterday and had a look.

Ed

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Re: 1966 Triumph Bonneville restoration
« Reply #44 on: Jun 27, 2016, 21:56:41 »
Stunning work as always.

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Re: 1966 Triumph Bonneville restoration
« Reply #45 on: Jun 30, 2016, 10:53:47 »
Thanks Bootsey.
I am getting closer! I set the tappets, installed and timed the Boyer ignition and installed new bulbs for the idiot lights. She has spark.  Tomorrow I should be able to finish wiring, clean the tank, add fluids and fire her up.

1966 Triton cafe, 1962 BSA Gold Star DBD34, and 1966 T120 Triumph Bonneville.
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1975 CB400F Cafe Racer build
1966 Triumph Bonnevile restoration

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Re: 1966 Triumph Bonneville restoration
« Reply #46 on: Jun 30, 2016, 13:02:43 »
Tomorrow I should be able to finish wiring, clean the tank, add fluids and fire her up.


My self-esteem just got a HUGE boost.

I've been criticized no end for using automotive type crimp-connectors on some of my builds; I was U.S.Navy trained on PROPER crimping techniques, so I KNOW they are secure.

Now that I see some in one of YOUR builds, I feel much better.
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Re: 1966 Triumph Bonneville restoration
« Reply #47 on: Jun 30, 2016, 13:42:28 »
GP, these are the connectors which came with my Boyer ignition. The rest of my wiring harness I soldered Lucas bullet connectors.
1966 Triton cafe, 1962 BSA Gold Star DBD34, and 1966 T120 Triumph Bonneville.
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Re: 1966 Triumph Bonneville restoration
« Reply #48 on: Jun 30, 2016, 14:01:48 »
S'okay, I recognized them immediately.
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Offline Rider52

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Re: 1966 Triumph Bonneville restoration
« Reply #49 on: Jul 04, 2016, 14:08:26 »
Beautiful job!
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