I have been making a little headway with the Tribsa, after attaching a battery, I was pleased to find all the lights, switches, and horn working. One of the carbs is damaged beyond repair, so I have ordered a new pair.  I have also fitted the new Goldstar silencers…

New Exhausts.

New Exhausts.

70's Cool.

70’s Cool.

Split’n Lanes, Number 2…

Posted: April 8, 2015 in Just Me
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Split'n Lanes.

Split’n Lanes.

Local MAG Show…

Posted: April 6, 2015 in Just Me
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It was our local MAG show today (motorcycle action group) so as the sun was making a rare appearance, I opened the lockup, and pulled out the 75 Harley FLH for a run through the back roads of town and then out into the local countryside, heading for the rugby club where the show was to be held, the old 1200 V-twin thumping away.

This was to be my first trip out on the shovel, and what a strange fun bike it is, loads of torque but not the quickest bike on the road, which is a relief, as the brakes weren’t built for speed, but then I guess neither was I.

My Harley FLH

My Harley FLH

Laverda American Easgle

Laverda American Easgle

Laverda

Laverda

Russian Jupiter 3

Russian Jupiter 3

BSA 250 Single

BSA 250 Single

You never know what you might find when walking around Kempton bike Jumble, and that was the case yesterday, when shortly before going to the pub for lunch, I came across this old long forgotten Tribsa special.

Kempton Project Tribsa

Kempton Project Tribsa

98% complete, and looking like it just needs a good service, it had a lot of interest from the passing hoards, but after nearly five hours, no one had bought it. Well that is until I showed up.

Consisting of an BSA “A” series frame, with a pre unit Triumph T110 650 bottom end, and a T120 alloy head and twin AMAL carbs. It also has a BMW TLS front hub/brake assembly. I thought the price was very good, and a lot cheaper than most of the other projects that were at Kempton that day, so I agreed to buy, and it was delivered last Sunday.

Another Project

Another Project

The bike had one owner, who built it himself as you see it, last ridden to the IoM TT, in 1976, the guy then got married, and the bike was put at the back of the garage with another bike, and that is where it spent the next thirty nine years.

I know the frame came new, unstamped from Nourish for I think it was £18.00, I have the paperwork to confirm this from the time of purchase. it has other parts bought from Alf Hagon’s, The frame was given a frame number, and reg number from Essex County Council so has a unique number. I have the original receipt for this, and letter from the council to confirm.
Short Norton Road-holder forks, and the BMW Earles fork,TLS front hub/brake assembly, and Girling shocks.

ROO 47K

ROO 47K

Not too bad for 39 years

Not too bad for 39 years

BMW Brake

BMW Brake

Triumph T110

Triumph T110

Barn find, 39 years in the back of a shed….

650 TriBsa

650 TriBsa

My Norton 750 Roadster…

Posted: March 15, 2015 in Just Me
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It is nearly time for the MoT test to make my Norton road legal. but nearly all the important stuff is now done, leaving just the odd item to check and finish.

1972 Norton Commando

1972 Norton Commando

Orange Flake

Orange Flake

Norton &50

Norton 750

Back in August…

Posted: March 8, 2015 in Just Me
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Dragged this home this week…

Commando

1972 Norton Commando

1972 750 Commando, all original (apart from Dunstalls) just 23k on the clock.

That was August, this is today….

Not looking too shabby now, not restored, just tidied up a little

72 Norton Commando

72 Norton Commando

I still have a couple of small things to finish off, then it should be ready for the road….

Oh and the paint was done by Graham, at Revolution custom Paint…

http://www.revolutioncustompaint.co.uk/about.php