Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Fresh built Bonneville TT  bobber.  Two years in the works by David Knox.  67 engine # T120TT DU65218 and 67 frame # 53152.  Frame up paint on all parts.  Front wheel is 69 dual leading shoe model with the chrome grill on the front of the brake, the Dunlop rim is straight and true with good chrome and fitted to a WEBCO styled front end with rubber gaitors with a custom central mounted tach with welded chain trim and cable running through headlight housing.  16" Harley style rim with vintage Arco 500-16 tire with cone hub on rear. Rim is true, but has some slight chrome issues.  Custom made adjustable heavy duty brake and clutch cables for easy pull.  BOYER ELECTRONIC IGNITION  and SPARKS BATTERY ELIMINATOR with a new 200 WATT WASSELL STATOR.   AMAL RACING LEVERS.   All top engine mounts are correct.  Original 1 3/4 inside diameter flat tracker TT pipes.  Motor ran good before teardown, so i just refitted new top end and oil pump assembly.  Front mounted top end oil feed.  New 40 over pistons and rings with 9-1 compression ratio.  Motor has a 64 dual carb head with new valve guides and grind, and has 1 1/8 intake tubes attatched to WEBCO intake spacers, and a set of low mile 930 Amal Concentric carbs connected to a pair of new, long, screened, velocity stacks.  Motor runs well and will start on the first kick, and idles nicely "SEE VIDEO"  Head was retorqued along with the rocker boxes after inital fire up. Transmission shifts nicely through all gears. Custom oil system with a rubber mounted fire extinquisher tank. Very clean 2 1/2  gallon slimline fuel tank with  TT Special decal. The decals did not come out till after TT models were discontinued.  Vintage type brass petcocks straight to each carb with no reserve on either side.  Two tone vintage styled paint scheme in vivid black and artic white. Paint is pretty nice, but not perfect.   This motorcycle was mocked up before paint so i knew everything fit together well. THIS BIKE IS NOT A CORRECT TT SPECIAL.  This bike is sold as is with no warranty.  I put all my best parts and effort in this bike and was going to ride it this spring but it is time to move, so it has to go! Thanks to Jerry at CJ's Triumph shop in Fort Wayne, and Dave Kitson of D+A Classic Bikes in Decatur In. and all my favorite ebay sellers for many of the missing links and new parts you see in the photo's