Welcome to The Triumph Forum

The World's busiest Triumph Forum. Join this amazing group of people and start discussing the thing that we all love, Triumph Motorcycles.

Featured Daytona 900 Cafe racer project (CRK kit)

Discussion in 'Builds & Projects' started by Cafe Hinckley, Nov 14, 2016.

  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  1. cavsp3

    cavsp3 Member

    Dec 29, 2017
    45
    18
    Highlands
    That's great thanks. I have followed (stalked) this thread with interest. As you say, great way to learn and get ideas from. Great to talk to others who have gone down the similar route.
    I thought long and hard about chopping the Trident as it was really nice but argued that at least I would have a very good starting point for my CRK project and so it has proved.
     
  2. Boothy

    Boothy Active Member

    Sep 9, 2016
    113
    43
    Lancashire

    I Fitted some adjustable clip ons i purchased off ebay, give more upright riding position and look good to all machined billet items 20180506_093747.jpg
     
    • Like Like x 9
  3. Boothy

    Boothy Active Member

    Sep 9, 2016
    113
    43
    Lancashire

    Apologies wrong pic ! 20180516_163558(0).jpg ng Pic !!
     
    • Like Like x 3
  4. cavsp3

    cavsp3 Member

    Dec 29, 2017
    45
    18
    Highlands
    Oh yes....very tasty bit of kit. The 'wrong' pic looks bloody gorgeous Paul.
    I lived in Lancs (Southport) before I moved up here in 2017. Shame we didn't meet up at Rivi or suchlike. A blast to Hawes would have been just that....a blast :imp:
     
  5. Boothy

    Boothy Active Member

    Sep 9, 2016
    113
    43
    Lancashire

    Thanks very much, pic was taken on Trough of Bowland
     
  6. Pete Farrell

    Pete Farrell Active Member
    Subscriber

    Oct 4, 2017
    92
    28
    Lancashire
    Yo Boothy,
    That's one nice bit of kit!
     
  7. Boothy

    Boothy Active Member

    Sep 9, 2016
    113
    43
    Lancashire
    Cheers, yes had it on road for about 12 months now, might be selling it for new project !
     
  8. t552

    t552 Well-Known Member

    Nov 17, 2014
    244
    93
    Bristol UK
    Anyone wanting a set of pencil coils can contact me on pm. As Jon said they are plug and play. I did a lot of research to find the best coils (the wrong ones can destroy the igniter)and the best fit and seals.
    And all retro fit if you buy another t3. You can see in the pics how well they fit.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  9. Dave C

    Dave C Well-Known Member

    Dec 22, 2017
    322
    63
    North Dorset
    I've seen the CRK bikes at the NEC and read the article in MCN and really like the look of them, but have to say you've done yourself proud as it's the nicest I've seen, you'll have to give forum members first dibs if you decide to sell.
     
  10. bogg

    bogg Senior Member

    Feb 21, 2016
    283
    113
    west sussex
    Might well be interested in these for this winter's upgrade
     
    • Like Like x 1
  11. Cafe Hinckley

    Cafe Hinckley Well-Known Member

    Nov 2, 2016
    168
    93
    Reading
  12. Cafe Hinckley

    Cafe Hinckley Well-Known Member

    Nov 2, 2016
    168
    93
    Reading
    OK so started the front end conversion this weekend with the arrival of the new headlight shell, digital gauge and brackets ..

    IMG_7608.jpg

    For me i wanted to neaten this up ...
    IMG_7609.jpg

    And particularly sort out the really high front line of the bike...

    IMG_7610.jpg

    This meant stripping it all out (including all the wiring that took me ages to do )

    IMG_7617.jpg

    Just playing around with the positioning but think its going to look good ...

    IMG_7620.jpg IMG_7638.jpg

    I was playing around with the warning light in the pic above but ultimately i think i will be mounting them into the headlight shell.

    Hopefully get some completed pic up soon and then its on to the suspension.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  13. Cafe Hinckley

    Cafe Hinckley Well-Known Member

    Nov 2, 2016
    168
    93
    Reading
    So managed to get it all fitted and wired in and am pretty happy with the results! I still need to play with the position a bit and will probably drop it about an inch when i change out the font forks but here is what she looks like now ....

    IMG_7678.jpg IMG_7679.jpg IMG_7680.jpg IMG_7681.jpg IMG_7683.jpg
     
    • Like Like x 3
  14. dilligaf

    dilligaf GRRRRRR
    Subscriber

    Mar 30, 2017
    3,322
    1,000
    Washington Tyne & Wear
  15. Cafe Hinckley

    Cafe Hinckley Well-Known Member

    Nov 2, 2016
    168
    93
    Reading
    Finally - they are here and I almost have all the bits to start the suspension upgrade ...


    IMG_8530.jpg
    IMG_8531.jpg

    Will still need to figure out the front axle and find a way to secure the speedo drive and mount the front fender

    This will also allow me to refine the position of the headlight and get the front profile just right.

    Biggest problem is the lovely weather - dont want to take it apart at the minute as I am enjoying riding her too much - way have to wait for a rain day :) !!
     
    • Like Like x 2
  16. cavsp3

    cavsp3 Member

    Dec 29, 2017
    45
    18
    Highlands
    That's bike porn is that....disgusting
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  17. Cafe Hinckley

    Cafe Hinckley Well-Known Member

    Nov 2, 2016
    168
    93
    Reading
    Made a bit of headway and have been mocking up the front using my old front wheel and calipers:

    First we had to make some shims to reduce the axle holes from 32 to 25mm

    195adb38-6e04-47c1-9a4b-21eac9c25095.JPG
    Axel now fits perfectly and we have a bit extra to help with the spacing
    ef29cebe-afc7-4cb4-bfa0-062a522c0a12.JPG

    Caliper mounts are now machined to fit line up perfectly with disk
    3939259f-6f88-472f-9c97-92e8648e6e32.JPG

    Close up - these are temporary bolts (have stainless on the way from Pro Bolt)

    9e7dfc93-ecaa-4875-a58e-2f37ad335cf5.JPG

    Next step will be to test with the spoked wheel and see how that fits. Going to use this opportunity to space the disks out and gain a bit more clearance between the spokes and the calipers.

    Once that is sorted i can swap the forks out.
     
    • Like Like x 3
  18. Cafe Hinckley

    Cafe Hinckley Well-Known Member

    Nov 2, 2016
    168
    93
    Reading
    OK so made a little progress over the weened and the new forks are now in. I am still tweaking a few things to get the caliper spacing just right and also working on new fender mount brackets so that I can get the front fender on.

    Its getting there though...

    IMG_8900.jpg IMG_8901.jpg IMG_8902.jpg
     
    • Like Like x 6
  19. Cafe Hinckley

    Cafe Hinckley Well-Known Member

    Nov 2, 2016
    168
    93
    Reading
    And so to the rear ....

    A real thing of beauty - just a shame its going to get hammered by road muck

    WhatsApp Image 2018-09-04 at 12.22.53(2).jpeg
    Bike benched and ready for rear end removal ...
    WhatsApp Image 2018-09-04 at 12.22.53(3).jpeg

    Shock, swingarm and pivots all removed and ready to be replaced:
    WhatsApp Image 2018-09-04 at 12.22.54(1).jpeg
    Old swingarm out:
    WhatsApp Image 2018-09-04 at 12.22.54(2).jpeg

    Brand new swingarm and all new bearings installed with new shock:
    WhatsApp Image 2018-09-04 at 12.22.53(1).jpeg

    Remote adjuster finds a perfect home (i have the carbon hanger for this now too)
    WhatsApp Image 2018-09-04 at 12.22.16.jpeg

    Pilgrimage up to Mark Hammond for front and back setup !
    WhatsApp Image 2018-09-04 at 12.22.14.jpeg
    Happy to report she is now running like a dream!!
     
    • Like Like x 8
Loading...

Share This Page