Featured Speed Triple 94´s Resurrection

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  1. Kraken

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    #1 Kraken, Mar 16, 2021
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    Hello

    Some time ago I was looking at ad pages and I saw one where they sold parts from a Triumph 900,
    they did not specify the model it was, In the ad photo there were no parts of the body, only the tank, the seat and little else, but a trained eye, could see that the seat had the bolts for the seat cover and the fork had adjustments on the top.
    I called the seller and he told me that the bike was whole but the engine was broken and he had already disassembled most of the bike.
    I went to see it and I found was a Speed Triple black devil who had been treated very very badly for a long time.
    Love at first sight was instantaneous and I can hardly hide my joy even though she was not at her best.
    Here she is...

    Speed sin motor.jpg

    I tried to start it, but it does not start, it must be the battery... :joy::joy::joy:

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    I know the work will be hard and long, but I'm not in a hurry and the result will be worth it.
    I will need all the help you can give me and a little more.

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    I have these books but if anyone has more information somewhere I am happy to look for it
     
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  2. sprintdave

    sprintdave Nurse,he's out of bed again

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    Looks like a great project you have there, I'm sure you will get help when needed. Go for it.
     
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  3. Adie P

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    So .... we get to see the Speed for the first time! You have certainly taken on a BIG project, Joaquin - I have to admire you and hope you have the stamina for the long haul that this is likely to be! No doubt you're already searching motorcycle "breakers" locally and nationally to you but there are one or two over here that seem to specialise in early Hinckley bikes :-

    http://www.triumphhinckleyparts.co.uk/

    http://www.triumph-ant.co.uk/

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/str/nationaltriumph/Motorcycle-Accessories/_i.html?_sacat=25622

    Sprint Mfg. occasionally have used parts and they're also specialists in some reproduction parts. https://www.triumphparts.co.uk/

    Is what we see in your picture all that you have or do you have things like the air box chambers; the side and rear panels, the tachometer, etc.?

    The 900 engine is the same across the range of Trident, Daytona, Trophy and Sprint, from '92 - '97.
     
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  4. Kraken

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    #4 Kraken, Mar 17, 2021
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    Adie thanks for the links, I'll look at them slowly later.
    Yesterday afternoon I took a little time to see the things I had from the Speed, I can surely say that it was not a good day, as you say the project is very big, and I was a bit disappointed.
    This morning, after consulting it with the pillow, I woke up more optimistic and at the same time more realistic (In my mind the Speed was much better).
    I am clear that I am going to return it to the road, I have to study all the options well and I´ll take a way and I take it to the end.
    So I would appreciate any idea even if it is very crazy.

    These are the other things I have from the Speed, this and a couple of small boxes with screws and small parts.

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  5. Hubaxe

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    Do you plan to fix the engine or just drop in another working engine?

    Nice project indeed!
     
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  6. Kraken

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    #6 Kraken, Mar 17, 2021
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    This morning, a good friend wrote to me to encourage me and he told me...

    "I found one thing, it will help you feel the air on your face over your Speed quickly"

    And he sent me this...

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    :joy::joy::joy::joy:
     
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  7. Kraken

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    I was planning to repair it but now I don't know, I have to think about it

    I will repair it anyway some day, but I don't know if now
     
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  8. Adie P

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    Some friends can be too funny for their own good!:rolleyes:

    Actually, engine aside, you appear to have most of the important bits except for the coils and leads (unless they're still on the frame?); one (?) carburettor and the brake pedal/mounting.

    When you take the tank off to refinish it, try to get the tank protector pad off in one piece - it looks like a genuine Triumph one from the period and looks like it's worth saving!

    Keep the black exhaust/silencer set up - that's the original - and sell the other one!

    You have the Mark 1 Speed Triple bug, now, Joaquin -- keep going. ;)
     
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  9. Slytri

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    Yes, quite a project. Lovely bike though. I have a 1994 model myself which is in a similar state! I'm refurbishing it after 75,000+ miles of daily, year round use since 2003. So a lot of expensive restoration has gone into it. Paint work, powder coatings, nickel plating and shiny stainless steel parts. I've got a rolling chassis and electrics all restored and rebuilt. I'm working on the engine just now. A six speed gearbox from ebay ready to drop in, to convert from the old 5-speed. Scary stuff!
    Be warned Triumph have stopped making a lot of the parts for these beasties but as another member has said there's a few good online places to get either OE or after market replacements. Sprint Manufacturing and Square Deals being two that i go to for parts. Good idea to try and get a hold of a Triumph Parts Catalogue so you know exactly what you're looking for. You might get one on disc or download. VERY handy for checking parts. www.worldoftriumph.com also have this available to view online, so you get prices and an idea of what's still available from Triumph.
    Some Before & After pics!
    453.JPG 1735.jpg DSCN1708.JPG 1766.jpg 1765.jpg

    Best of luck and happy spannering! Let's see who gets back on the road first, eh?
     
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  10. Kraken

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    I think I have practically everything, the brake support is on the bike, I have two coils and cables, the other may be in the frame, I have not looked at it. Carburettors are all three, it does not look good in the photo.

    The bike came with stainless exhausts, but a few days after I bought the bike I saw an ad where they sold the original exhausts of a Daytona, which had been removed from the bike with 10,000 km and they had stored in the garage more than 10 years and I bought them. They are like new and they only cost me 100 euros.
     
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    I see a lot of work ahead in those photos, it's not a fair race.
    I hope to have mine on the way soon.
    Good job
     
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  12. Adie P

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    I think it will, ultimately, be quicker and cheaper to buy a complete reasonably decent Trident, Trophy or Sprint 900, take the engine out and, perhaps, give it a refresh and sell off the parts you don't need - frame, wheels; bodywork, etc.
    Lucky man! Great find, and even better at that price. It does sound like you have the whole bike - just need to get a motor that will work!
     
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    @Slytri ... that is going to look absolutely fantastic when it's done! Nice work. You will come back with some photos for us all to enjoy, won't you?
     
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  14. Kraken

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    I think so.
    The transplant option I think is the most logical.
    I'll see what the market offers me.
     
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    Agree...it's expensive and time consuming to overhaul the original motor, particularly if someone else has been messing with it.
    I have had the same issue, its a leape of faith when buying a used motor "it was running perfectly before I took it out mate"
     
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    #16 Adie P, Mar 22, 2021
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    Yes, indeed.

    I think it's better, if possible, to buy a complete bike and "part it out" - as our colonial cousins would have it. Something like this

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Triumph-trident-900/264759752224

    with the motor taken out, the cycle parts .... ermmmmm ...... "re-cycled", and the engine given a top end refresh and, maybe, rebore and pistons.

    The bigger problem with that approach would be the need to have the wherewithal to collect and then store whilst dismantling the machine and working on the motor.

    Edit :- maybe one to watch with interest? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Triumph-Daytona-900/203311392379?hash=item2f564da67b:g:JIMAAOSwAL9gVlRl
     
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  17. Kraken

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    Something like that would be perfect for me.
    It's a shame that it's so far away.
    As Adie says, I prefer to buy a complete bike that is currently in operation and I can test how it works.
    The Daytona is really cheap. I would buy it without thinking, we will see the final price.
     
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    #18 Kraken, Mar 22, 2021
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    The Spanish market does not currently offer interesting bikes at a good price, I will have to be patient.

    I have been looking at the fuel tank and it is absolutely rusty inside and the bubbles in the exterior paint also have rust under it.I don't know if there is any healthy metal between the rust inside and the outside
    I think it is another good reason to buy another bike. I think there will be more pieces that I will need
     
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  19. Adie P

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    Ola Joaquin.

    National Triumph has a number of used tanks in stock

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/str/national...sories/_i.html?_sacat=25622&_bkw=petroll+tank

    and I think he mentions somewhere that they will ship worldwide. Won't be cheap (our postal charges seem to have gone through the roof lately!) but it might be worth it to make some progress.
     
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    #20 Kraken, Mar 23, 2021
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    Hola Adie,

    Yes, I've been looking at them, and some are for sale here, but now, I'm going to wait, because I'm not in a hurry and if at the end I bought a motorcycle, the tank should be fine.
    I'm going to start with things that I have to fix for sure.

    -Front fork
    -Brakes
    -Rear suspension
    -Wheels
    -Swingarm

    And then, little by little, I will see what I need.
    While I am doing things, I have time to think about what the next step will be.
     
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