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PostSubject: 1978 Triumph Tiger 750 Build   Sat Jan 22, 2011 9:18 am

I got this bike from my dad as a high school graduation present back in 1990. My dad tore it apart to paint the frame and different things and it never was put back together. Over the years parts were robbed from it to repair other triumphs we had, so I decided to get this out of the barn and start building it. As it is missing parts I am going to build it like I want it. It is a matching #'s bike, so all of the mods done to this bike are going to be bolt on only, so if I want to sell it later, it can be fully restored no problem.

This is the original Photoshop concept I came up with




Here is the rear rim I bought. The guy I bought this from paid like $1900 for the front rim and the rear rim with a custom made hub. I got it for $325 and it came with a brand new tire on it!!! It is the same tire in the pic, this guy just rolled the bike out, took pics of it and rolled it back in and parted it out!! It still has the rubber nipples all over it.





Well, I scored these for $104.00, Helluva deal!!! Ducati Sport Classic forks.



This is a new mock up of the bike with the Hawk GT (Bros) swinger and the spoked wheel.



Started doing some mock ups. will start doing some chopping soon!!

Here are some pics of the duc sport classic front end with the motor and fuel tank on.







Would you guys look at these concepts and tell me which one you guys like? Keep in mind the sport classic seat is wider than my tank and I think it will look funny.

This one is the sport classic tail:



This one is with a monster tail:



Or maybe this one with a Corbin Cafe Seat:



Here is a updated Tally of the build so far:

Frame and Motor $0
Forks $104
Upper & Lower Triples $56
Front Axle $20
Fender Bracket $20
Complete Swingarm, incl Shock $199
Billet Mods and Fitment of Swinger $1200
Rear Wheel and Tire $325
Tail Light $35
Fuel Tank $100
Paint $56
RFID Ignition System $35
Sport Classic Calipers $75
Rotors $80
Front wheel $230
Sport Classic Monoposto Seat and Cowl $215


Total so far $2745.00


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PostSubject: Re: 1978 Triumph Tiger 750 Build   Sat Feb 26, 2011 12:27 pm

Wow!!!!

yes please

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PostSubject: Re: 1978 Triumph Tiger 750 Build   Sat Feb 26, 2011 3:26 pm


Ok, so I got the seat today and lined it up with the tank. I thought there was more area for me to trim from the sides of the seat, but there is not. I have thought about cutting it down the center and removing 3 to 4 inches from the center or I can have the tank modified widening the bump outs and adding 2" to each side of the tank and that would make it even width. Plus if I do widen the tank, it would exaggerate the knee cut outs on each side of the tank. What do you guys think? Pics are below.








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PostSubject: Re: 1978 Triumph Tiger 750 Build   Sat Feb 26, 2011 3:31 pm

Ok, so I went by the shop where the fabrication is being done. The stem should be done for the front end sometime this week. The fabrication is underway on the swing arm. Here is the pic of the new swingarm attachment that will be welded to the swinger after it is cut.




Then I put the seat and tank on the bike to see how they fit in relation to each other and the last one is the size of the rear tire that is going on the bike:












I may not have to trim the seat at all seeing that I could not account for how wide the tank was at the bottom end of the tank.

Whudda ya think? Good, bad, let me have it!!
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PostSubject: Re: 1978 Triumph Tiger 750 Build   Sat Feb 26, 2011 3:32 pm

Ok guys and gals, I need your opinion. Does the rear wheel look to far back or is it just right?


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PostSubject: Re: 1978 Triumph Tiger 750 Build   Sat Feb 26, 2011 3:34 pm

manx8valvetriton wrote:
Wow!!!!

yes please

Jon


I posted up some updates for you, seems like you are the only one interested!! LOL


And, BTW I would love to have that head and jug set up you have on your bike!!! WOW!!!
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PostSubject: Re: 1978 Triumph Tiger 750 Build   Sun Feb 27, 2011 12:28 am

Hybrid750 wrote:
Ok guys and gals, I need your opinion. Does the rear wheel look to far back or is it just right?



OK, both barrels? The rear wheel looks fine, but that seat (to me) looks humungus from behind! It's like the bubble-a*se you get on a Hiyabusa and it (again, personal opinion) looks wrong. Sorry if that sounds rude, but you did ask.
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PostSubject: Re: 1978 Triumph Tiger 750 Build   Sun Feb 27, 2011 2:29 am

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The rear wheel looks fine, but that seat (to me) looks humungus from behind! It's like the bubble-a*se you get on a Hiyabusa and it (again, personal opinion) looks wrong. Sorry if that sounds rude, but you did ask.

Just the same as I thougt. I do not like this seat on the Ducs an it doesn't fit to a classic bike. Its my opinion, must not be yours.
Did you think about building the complete seat by yourself? I built mine with a base of 1.5 mm stainless steel and a removable cover for the rear seat made of 1 mm aluminium.
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PostSubject: Re: 1978 Triumph Tiger 750 Build   Sun Feb 27, 2011 3:00 am

Got to agree about the seat.

Tank would look great narrowed to look like knee cut outs and corbin seat all the way

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PostSubject: Re: 1978 Triumph Tiger 750 Build   Mon Feb 28, 2011 3:39 pm

Ok guys n gals, a little update on the triples. Had to have a new stem machined. the fit came out real nice.







And I am sure there are a few of you who are familiar with how a duc top nut is configured to sink into the top clamp and then be locked down by a pinch bolt. Well, I went another way. I had the steering stem machined so the top clamp pinches the steering stem directly and machined a cover to lock it down from the top.





Then someone asked for a right side pic, so here it is.



it looks better in person than in the pics I can assure you!!!
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PostSubject: Re: 1978 Triumph Tiger 750 Build   Fri Mar 04, 2011 1:59 am

Like the triples! That is a very neat job, congrats.

I was looking at custom yokes for a while, but now I'm using my old CB750 headstock, I didn't realise it was actually aluminium until I saw one the other day that had been stripped and polished and looks the dogs danglies Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: 1978 Triumph Tiger 750 Build   Fri Mar 04, 2011 11:50 am

The forks look great!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: 1978 Triumph Tiger 750 Build   Fri Mar 04, 2011 2:08 pm

Forgot to mention re your quote would love to have head and jugs

Flea-bay every now and then throws up a bargain!

Got the complete kit with standard bore and pistons mk2 amals and spares for a buy it now price of £650 seen the kits go for $2000

would have sold my grandmother lol!

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PostSubject: Re: 1978 Triumph Tiger 750 Build   Sat Apr 09, 2011 1:40 pm

Hybrid750,

How's the build coming on?


We need more pics

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PostSubject: Re: 1978 Triumph Tiger 750 Build   Thu Apr 28, 2011 9:32 am

agree with manx =)

-> more!

Greets Tobi

EDIT: I like your photoshop work really, I never managed to get into such a programme to be able to do such things =(
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