Featured Resurrecting 1966 Tiger T100ss

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  1. DaveQ

    DaveQ Well-Known Member

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    Well, that’s blown the budget for this month.

    I’ve just collected the refurbished Speedo and Rev Counter which have been away to a specialist for the last couple of months. And what a good job he’s made of them. Both clocks stripped, cleaned, cases painted and reassembled as they should be with the mileage on the Speedo as was. Tested and apparently working.

    Even the original bezels have cleaned up well. On those, the Rev Counter is slightly different to the Speedo, a difference I wanted to retain as it reflects that it was fitted as an accessory just before delivery to the original owner.

    Pleased with the job and well worth the money and even the wait.

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  2. darkman

    darkman Crème de la Crème

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    Very nice :)
     
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  3. SuperDave156

    SuperDave156 Senior Member
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    Yes. Nice clocks. I sent mine off yesterday for refurb. For only 16565 miles your bike has had a hard life. That's half the miles mine has. What a saga your forks have been. Mine are not as bad but I'm thinking they are not standard. They have internal springs and chrome legs. Many years ago someone (in Roebucks Motorcycles, Rayner's Lane, North London actually) suggested they were BSA forks. They are too soft and the front mudguard has a dent where it hit the frame. Keep up the good work on the steep learning curve Dave!
     
  4. DaveQ

    DaveQ Well-Known Member

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    I’m afraid the mileage probably isn’t genuine, at least for my bike although its “possible” it could be, so I had it left on as I think it looks a bit better than just a blank page. I’ve long since come to the conclusion that most of the bits I’ve got are traders left over jumble that were probably bought in to do a make over. I had two sets of forks, neither of which were from the original bike. The Triumph fork parts were from a bike at least two years later and the only useable parts were the top shrouds and the yoke. The other set were Norton Roadholders. I guess I’m just lucky that I’ve got a matching set of numbers.
     
  5. SuperDave156

    SuperDave156 Senior Member
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    I don't have matching numbers.
    Frame is H8297 (1959)
    Engine is H35612 (1964)
    The V5 says it's a 1964
    It was bought as a box of bits and I have no knowledge of it's history before 1981.
     
  6. DaveQ

    DaveQ Well-Known Member

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  7. SuperDave156

    SuperDave156 Senior Member
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    Very useful. Thanks Dave.
     
  8. DaveQ

    DaveQ Well-Known Member

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    Just sticking this picture of someone else’s ‘66 T100ss to remind myself what it’s supposed to look like if it ever gets finished.

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