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Old 3rd July 2007, 01:50 AM
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calm down Triumph....only joking! anyway i know your gf is a hottie, just bet you just wished she loved bikes as much as you....hows daisy? sorry mate :P
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Old 3rd July 2007, 01:59 AM
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Originally Posted by bikesaresocool
calm down Triumph....only joking! anyway i know your gf is a hottie, just bet you just wished she loved bikes as much as you....hows daisy? sorry mate :P
this is my girlfriend folks! she thought she'd wind me up, devil woman so she is
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Old 3rd July 2007, 02:18 AM
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just to clear up any confussion th bike in this thread isnt being restored, i just put it back together so bits dont go missing
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Old 3rd July 2007, 10:59 AM
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Originally Posted by bikesaresocool
calm down Triumph....only joking! anyway i know your gf is a hottie, just bet you just wished she loved bikes as much as you....hows daisy? sorry mate :P
cool, sense of humour. .

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this is my girlfriend folks! she thought she'd wind me up, devil woman so she is
lots of other halfs joining this weather.
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Old 3rd July 2007, 10:45 PM
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Love it...glad you said she was hot triump
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Old 3rd July 2007, 11:15 PM
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Originally Posted by legless
Nice Bike Getting There, I Take My Hat Off To You Well Done
had a few hours messing with the 650 today meself. .i love the sound of them triumphs!
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Old 4th July 2007, 12:57 AM
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Originally Posted by chopper
had a few hours messing with the 650 today meself. .i love the sound of them triumphs!
nice cant wait till im in a position to buy all the bikes i want, think a triumph would be up near the top of my list. Have one of the non two wheeled variety(sorry chopper) dont ban me
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Old 4th July 2007, 01:08 AM
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Originally Posted by triumph
nice cant wait till im in a position to buy all the bikes i want, think a triumph would be up near the top of my list. Have one of the non two wheeled variety(sorry chopper) dont ban me
sure chopper is fond of the ould cages this weather.mentions them every second post.i think that fall on his head has something to do with it. .
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Old 4th July 2007, 02:14 PM
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FAirplay too yea man , when i opened this & saw the pics i knew Chopper would be all over it like a rash
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Old 14th July 2015, 04:07 PM
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Great. I bought a Cruiser 80 a few years ago off Ebay. Took me a year to locate a new piston, rings and gudgeon pin. from three different suppliers.Bought a partial spare engine which had a good crank. Got new main bearings and seals from E. Fox Engineers near Baldonnell. Had a week off last month, got the engine assembled & running. Saving up for rear sprocket & chain etc.Missing the toolbox structure behind the engine. Would love to see this unit so that I could copy it.....
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Old 14th July 2015, 04:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Sorcererflyer
Great. I bought a Cruiser 80 a few years ago off Ebay. Took me a year to locate a new piston, rings and gudgeon pin. from three different suppliers.Bought a partial spare engine which had a good crank. Got new main bearings and seals from E. Fox Engineers near Baldonnell. Had a week off last month, got the engine assembled & running. Saving up for rear sprocket & chain etc.Missing the toolbox structure behind the engine. Would love to see this unit so that I could copy it.....
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Old 14th July 2015, 07:03 PM
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I have a 62 Falcon, its a 197cc AMC.
I is a runner and the engines are robust.
I will give it a minor refurb sometime.
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Old 15th July 2015, 12:27 AM
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Originally Posted by chopper
dont spose ya have a half decent seat or seat base for sale .
Ah Anto Stop! You will never build that Jubilee!!
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Old 16th July 2015, 10:28 PM
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Fascinating. I bought a 1960 Francis Barnett Cruiser two years ago. It cost 350 Euros and came in 5 plastic crates.Got the engine rebuilt and running a fortnight ago.Missing sundry spacers, the chrome ring that covers the upper steering-head bearing, and the sheet-metal thingy that fills the gap behind the engine. Got the bearings from Fox Engineers near Baldonnell, very handy as I live near Rathcoole......
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Old 17th July 2015, 12:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Sykes
Ah Anto Stop! You will never build that Jubilee!!
you could be right lol. its a retirement project
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Old 31st July 2015, 01:06 AM
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Nice reading about your projects guys, I was up about 10 miles north of Letterkenny a few years ago with a friend collecting an auld vintage cage that this guy brought over from the UK for him, he had two complete Fanny Bs lying against an outside wall of the garage , maybe they are still there as he didn't seem to have any interest in them, somebody from up that side may know the spot as I am sure they would provide a lot of spare parts
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Old 3rd December 2017, 12:38 AM
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It is NOT necessary to remove the fork bushes to replace the seals, as the new seals can be stretched to fit over them. Use some thin shim-steel to guide them over, and maybe soak them in warm water first. I have rebuilt a Falcon and my current mount, a Cruiser 80. Martin Wade.
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Old 5th December 2017, 07:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Sorcererflyer
It is NOT necessary to remove the fork bushes to replace the seals, as the new seals can be stretched to fit over them. Use some thin shim-steel to guide them over, and maybe soak them in warm water first. I have rebuilt a Falcon and my current mount, a Cruiser 80. Martin Wade.
just gave a falcon project away to a member on here.
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Old 7th December 2017, 11:28 PM
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Here's a nice FB, original Dublin bike, with the AMC engine. Steve Wilson's book on British two strokes is well worth reading.
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Old 7th December 2017, 11:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Cylinderhead View Post
Here's a nice FB, original Dublin bike, with the AMC engine. Steve Wilson's book on British two strokes is well worth reading.
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