T140d At Gran Canaria Spain

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  1. Helmut Visor

    Helmut Visor Only dead fish go with the flow
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    Hola El Vikingo Tropical :cool:
     
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  2. El Vikingo Tropical

    El Vikingo Tropical Noble Member

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    Buenas noches
     
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  3. El Vikingo Tropical

    El Vikingo Tropical Noble Member

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    D4590F99-BDC0-479B-9C1B-D9CE4EDEC358.jpeg 55A83AD1-1433-4074-8738-CF5550911BC3.jpeg D5C5CB28-8AFE-4597-8FFD-9596D9DD92C4.jpeg 9BC88E21-7F39-4EC4-A618-B309ADCE7E54.jpeg I have two options in my head for this bike:
    1. Restore it as OEM condition
    2. Purchase aluminium tank and seat cowl making a classic café racer.

    The oem is cheaper to build and I can bring my wife with me on a ride.

    The cafe racer is stunning beautiful, more expensive to build, just for one person...
     
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  4. Sandi T

    Sandi T It's ride o'clock somewhere!
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    Hi, Jan. I've been following your build threads but just this evening ran across your intro thread and am glad I did. What great photos! I love that green gem. I'm thoroughly enjoying your threads. :)

    BTW, that Viking logo is from my (American) football team, the Minnesota Vikings. ;) Or they may have gotten it from someone or somewhere else.

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  5. El Vikingo Tropical

    El Vikingo Tropical Noble Member

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    Good morning Sandi (maby not where you lives..)
    You’re right about the logo, I’m no fan about American (or European) football at all, I just borrowed the logo as I believe it’s looking great, one other hand I’m totally useless drawing..
    People over here have been calling me Vikingo loco since young (I suppose I was been a bit crazy), I live in a warm place with a very nice local beer called “Tropical”.
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  6. El Vikingo Tropical

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    I’m building a bike as gift for my sister, At this bike I paint the chassis green metallic, I think it’s look lovely so I believe this old t140 will share same colour with her bike!
    The pics is from my sisters bike! CCE4A1A4-A2D8-4BED-B17E-9D67A6426DBD.jpeg ECFDAAA4-17B0-4FB5-B8F0-23880B6C0CAE.jpeg 9A8D2487-9D1E-408F-BCEF-9AC826C76188.jpeg F25C09CC-FEDE-44AD-ACD4-5018F8630846.jpeg
     
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  7. El Vikingo Tropical

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    If the Distinguished Gentleman Ride is celebrated the 23 of May I want to have this bike drivable for that event!

    Therefor I begun unassembled it to day!
    As I never worked at any similar bike everything is new and a bit “strange” to me.
    The cable is a mess and some amateur electrician have been messing around a lot....

    To pull out the engine do you lay down the bike or do you lift it out keeping the bike at the stand?

    What’s the best way?? 620DD095-FE2F-4D50-8283-C2B5F6528A35.jpeg
     
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  8. darkman

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    If a total strip i usually lay the bike on its side with the motor on blocks and lift the frame off, primary side down.
     
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  9. El Vikingo Tropical

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    Ok that’s what I thought but I wasn’t sure...
    Thanks :)
     
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  10. El Vikingo Tropical

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    #30 El Vikingo Tropical, Mar 17, 2021
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    Sandi I just read what I answered and I just want to clarify that what I wrote as I don’t want nobody to miss understand what I meant.

    I begun saying “Good morning” after that I wrote “maybe not over there”
    What I want to say maybe it’s not during the morning for you due to time zones...

    Regards
    Jan
     
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  11. El Vikingo Tropical

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    D2F5D45D-836B-4C26-AC5C-91CC1FBFCBCA.jpeg I didn't have to much time to dedicate to my Bonni this afternoon, But I cleaned and degreased the chassis.
    After that after closer inspection I tuck the decision not sand blast the chassis as it isn’t to bad and this way I have less problem with dirt going in the oil tank (chassis).
     
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  12. Sandi T

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    Thanks for that clarification, Jan. :joy::joy::joy: Just so you know, I did interpret it the way you intended it. :)
     
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  13. foxy52

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    A bit late but welcome amigo. I'm following your progress with interest. What a beautiful island you live on.
     
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  14. El Vikingo Tropical

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    Thank you
    I believe it’s a nice place to, A photo from this morning driving to my office 6E9D0226-94D0-41BA-9402-136600B05F6D.jpeg
     
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  15. El Vikingo Tropical

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    I dident have much time today as I have been changing the diff at my old Austin A40 Countryman but at least i had time to spray some basecoat at the T140 chassis

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  16. El Vikingo Tropical

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    I'm considering make a new triple clamp for this bike as I just dosent like of the original unit, One local shop that I use to contract have al needed CNC machinery to make it so we are just making some CAD at this moment.
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  17. El Vikingo Tropical

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    As I had some time before the family woke up yesterday, I polished the engine a little, It's always satisfying to see how the appearance change! IMG_7964.jpg IMG_7960.jpg
     
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  18. El Vikingo Tropical

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    I love this green colour so this is what I opted for

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  19. El Vikingo Tropical

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    As I don't have a clue about old British bikes, What exhaust pipes is good for a nice cafe racer
    1, Balanced
    2, NON-balanced
    3, I have seen big bore units....

    ??????????????????;)
     
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  20. darkman

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    Swept backs with reverse cone megaphones are the all time classic.

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