Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Had some more parts arrive. Firstly being the new rear shocks, they are Girling replicas (as original) ordered from Paul at norbsa02 in the UK. They look fantastic – all shiny and new.
Next to arrive were the replacement fork wipers from Oliver at Trisupply – they are a “modern” replacement for the front forks, machined from Stainless Steel and use a neoprene seal instead of the old felt washers. Should be a good improvement.
And last but not least, a bunch of “stuff” from Ace Classics (pre-unit Triumph specialists), the parts included the missing air box, gearbox bracket, rear footrests, and some other bits.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
The front forks were taken apart from the steering yoke and then stripped, there has been quite alot of wear and tear over the years. Alot of "gunk" build up too. The shocks should also not be chromed - will need to get them de-chromed.
Engine type: pre-unit
Gearbox: 4 speed / chain driven
Essentially the Tiger T100 & T110 are a 'sports' makeover of the 649cc Thunderbird twin. They were Triumph's fastest motorcycles to date, nicknamed the "Tiger".
Tiger 110 (T110) - very high performance (8.5:1 pistons), sporty version of the Thunderbird (42bhp compared to the Tbird's 34).
This is a nacelle version Triumph, produced in a shell blue colour. The Tiger is the first motorcycle to use a swingarm rear suspension as apposed to the sprung rear hub.
Pre-unit construction is an engine architecture where the engine and gearbox are separate casings, with their own oil reservoirs, and usually attached to parallel plates that also attachs to the frame.
The T110 was recently seen in the movie "The curious case of Benjamin Button" starring Brad Pitt as seen above.