Just me rambling on.
Wales made it to the world cup, the first time since 1958 (the year I was born) with a 1 nil win over the Ukraine who actually played better than us for a lot of the game but hey ho someone had to win, I’m just glad it was WALES!!!
Decided to sell the matching numbers Tiger or Daytona or whatever the hell you want to call it, I call it the T100SR. The bike is as rare as rockin’ horse shit, feel free to Google search 1966 Triumph T100SR and see for yourself, there’s a few around but are mostly in bits and missing a lot and or not matching mumbers or need a lot of money spent on them to bring them up to the same specs as this one.
This one has had a rebuilt motor (sludge trap done) with new clutch hub (easier than trying to dismantle the hub to get the cush rubbers out), new wiring harness, 6V coils, Wassell electronic ignition, repainted with eye matched paint from the rear guard under the seat which is hidden from the weather, head pipes replaced, new rear shocks and front gaiters, replaced seat cover, white grips – the only year to come out with them, yada yada.
When it was done Dunlop K70’s weren’t available so I went with Metzeler Klassik’s but I’ve ordered a set of K70’s now so they should be fitted soon so if any one wants a pair of Metzeler’s with 4 miles on ’em lemme know. The clocks are Emgo’s because when I got the bike the speedo glass was cracked and the tacho didn’t work, which turned out to be the thimble hence the engine rebuild – I still have the original’s. Essentially it has been sympathetically restored, not a nut and bolt jobby, I wanted it to retain some patina to give it the appearance of a well maintained garage find.
Right click on the image to see a larger version, for some dumb arse reason I can’t get the gallery to work right
Just tidying the site up, not been done for a long time. Fixing the gallery and other odds n sods
Decided to get stuck in to the Interceptor, the seat is away at the upholsterers being re-shaped and covered in black with a grey top, while I’m waiting for that I thought I might as well hack in to the exhaust so I bought some Hinkley Triumph T100 mufflers for 200 bux – grab the angle grinder and rock n roll!!
This is Gwladys the 1966 Triumph T100SR.
Why call it Gwladys? When I first got it it needed a little work and I was talking to my Mam and asked her if she’d ever been for a ride on a bike as there are numerous pictures of her sitting on various bikes my brother or myself owned, her response was ‘no not unless they’ve got training wheels you won’t get me on one’. After a brief discussion she agreed to let me take her for a ride around the front and back garden when the trumpy was finished.
Mam passed away before I got it finished so in honour of her I called the bike “Gwladys.”
New paint, new bars, modded rear guard – I like it 🙂 SOLD
Sold the Korg and bought a Kurzweil PC3x – that damn Korg was just too big for in here.
Yes, I bit the bullet and bought one. I’m as tight as a ducks arse (water tight) when it comes to money so it’s taken me an age to fall over one that was priced right, at $500 for an Oasys 88 that needs $12.00 worth of HDD is a bargain 🙂 hell it goes beyond bargain LOL
Picked up this 1995 VN800A for the princely sum of $1600 – it doesn’t look like this anymore, repainted it black then covered it in coarse metal-flake followed by 6 coats of Candy Apple Blue, 12″ up apes on 2.5″ risers and a braided brake line.
Not too sure if I’m going to airbrush it yet, only time and boredom will tell.
Oh the joys of playing silly buggers 😛