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  1. johnu

    Triumph tr5mx Build

    Well the seat is coming along (seperate thread for that in the tank and seat section), can't finish it until I get everything positioned bars, footrests and seat. Right now I think I will have to trim some of the foam out as it seems a little tall but need to wait until final set up to know for...
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    1st time making a seat on my 1st build

    Nice one, came out great!
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    Making Seat For The First Time Triumph TR5mx

    Good call!
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    Making Seat For The First Time Triumph TR5mx

    I really like that Morbern Shock Sport but will probably go with the 4 way stretch Allsport just because I think it will be more forgiving on some of the curves and corners. Thanks.
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    Making Seat For The First Time Triumph TR5mx

    I am making my first ever covered motorcycle seat, it will be for my 1974 Triumph tr5mx vintage mxer. I have looked at threads on this forum and video's on youtube, now I'm combining those and my own ideas to come up with something I hope will be good looking and above all functional. First...
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    1978 Suzuki DR370 Hot Damn! Rust Hellride

    Looks like a lot of fun. I like your solution for the front axle too:)
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    Triumph tr5mx Build

    The seat pattern is done, now I have no idea how to build the actual seat:rolleyes: Never made a seat like this before so it should be interesting.
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    Triumph tr5mx Build

    Starting on the seat pattern.
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    Building An Allloy Tank For My TR5mx

    Tank is more or less done as far as the fab work goes. It's not perfect but most of it will be painted anyway aside from a polished panel on each side. Some of the welding went very well and some not so good. I actually impressed myself with the welding around the tunnel/oil filler cutaway...
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    Triumph tr5mx Build

    Another tr5 project thats great:) Go to www.b50.org forum for all your bsa unit singles info!
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    Building An Allloy Tank For My TR5mx

    Good call on the foam!:)
  12. johnu

    Building An Allloy Tank For My TR5mx

    I cut out the bottom of the tank for the tunnel today so now I can actually get a better idea of how the tank will look on the bike. If I was doing it again I would of made it two inches shorter as it interferes with the oil tank return line, can modify it to accomodate this though.
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    Building An Allloy Tank For My TR5mx

    Thanks Tim! good call on the baffles, I still have a chance to install baffles when I cut out the bottom for the tunnel:)
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    Building An Allloy Tank For My TR5mx

    Well I am figuring out that you have to have a perfect joint for tig on thin alloy. I decided to tig the tank bottom in and most of it went well but there were areas were I could not get a good flow. I probably should be practicing more before I weld on the tank but I'm impatient:D This tank...
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    ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread

    My 74ish t500 with a bit of custom work:)
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    Building An Allloy Tank For My TR5mx

    Well I welded in the bung for the gas cap. I have virtually zero experience with tig and was very nervous about welding the thick bung to the thin tank but it turned out ok considering my newbie status. It definetly is no pro level but I'm happy. I think my experience with oxy/acetylene...
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    ** PICS OF MEMBERS RIDES ** - Official Before & After Thread

    Very nice build!
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    Building An Allloy Tank For My TR5mx

    Thanks. As I said you have to modify the HD English wheel before you actually use it to getting running true but it is worth the $125 for the dies alone. I have done a lot of fab work (never used the English wheel though) so it didn't take me too long to get use to it. It is amazing how quick...
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    Guernz's on/off road

    I'm very interested but a little more info would be nice!
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