Jim's Speed Twin Build

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The SG build is winding down. The only major item left is making the the forward pegs and controls... and I'm still ponderin' on how to do that. I'll get it legal this coming week and put some miles on it while ponderin'. So.... time to start the next one. Here's what I'm starting with....

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It's an eighty something special frame with a seventy something engine. The engine even has compression on both cylinders. I've got 2 more engines so, this may not be the one I go with. Still working out the details.
I've had these down in the shed for the past 6-8yrs....

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XS1 wheels and brakes that are in pretty good shape... very little rust on the chrome.

During the SG build I made a rotisserie frame jig. It made painting the frame a lot easier.... but I was always building the jig for this project... and the next...:rolleyes:

So.... drum roll please.... here's what I'm going for... a late 40's early 50' Triumph Speed Twin look.

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Or maybe even this.....

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After a year and a half of a restoration and all the detail work that goes with it, I'm ready for a build project that allows me a little more latitude on where to go. Should be an interesting journey.
 
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Slight change of plan... going to use this frame....

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82 Special. Reason I'm gonna use this one is that I have a title for it. It'll make life a little easier.
Gazillion spoke wheels are for sale..... Anyone?
 
The SG build is winding down. The only major item left is making the the forward pegs and controls... and I'm still ponderin' on how to do that. I'll get it legal this coming week and put some miles on it while ponderin'. So.... time to start the next one. Here's what I'm starting with....

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It's an eighty something special frame with a seventy something engine. The engine even has compression on both cylinders. I've got 2 more engines so, this may not be the one I go with. Still working out the details.
I've had these down in the shed for the past 6-8yrs....

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XS1 wheels and brakes that are in pretty good shape... very little rust on the chrome.

During the SG build I made a rotisserie frame jig. It made painting the frame a lot easier.... but I was always building the jig for this project... and the next...:rolleyes:

So.... drum roll please.... here's what I'm going for... a late 40's early 50' Triumph Speed Twin.

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Or maybe even this.....

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After a year and a half of a restoration and all the detail work that goes with it, I'm ready for a build project that allows me a little more latitude on where to go. Should be an interesting journey.


G'day Jim,

Ditch the tiller bars and definitely fit the chair.

GW
 
Teardown.
Unbolted everything from the frame today. Took it outside and soaked it with oven cleaner. That actually worked much better than I expected. A few spots to scrub... but cleaned it up damn good. Mounted it in the frame jig and we're ready to start slicin' n dicin'... :rolleyes:

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This is the basement workshop. Jig, TIG, plasma torch and all that good stuff is down there, so all the frame mods will happen down there. I'll bring it up to the garage for assembly.
 
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I've always liked the early Triumphs. Looking forward to your build thread Jim...and I know it's going to be a good'n with your talent and innovations.
Got to have plenty of cut-off discs.....and a grinder.
 
The SG build is winding down. The only major item left is making the the forward pegs and controls... and I'm still ponderin' on how to do that. I'll get it legal this coming week and put some miles on it while ponderin'. So.... time to start the next one.
Or maybe even this.....
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After a year and a half of a restoration and all the detail work that goes with it, I'm ready for a build project that allows me a little more latitude on where to go. Should be an interesting journey.

Hi Jim,
yeah! An Amaranth Red Speed Twin-Steib lookalike rig. I presume the monoshock is for the sidecar suspension.
I got photos of an XS650 sidecar subframe if you need them.
 
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