vrijdag 15 juni 2018

TRIUMPH T140 V BONNEVILLE

IF YOU'RE LOOKING for an all-weather, all-purpose, everyday classic British bike, you’re probably staring straight at a 750cc T140 Triumph Bonneville.
A lot of negative criticism has been hurled at these machines, notably citing problems with vibration and oil leaks.
But the fact remains that these machines offer excellent handling, good braking, decent enough suspension, an acceptable turn of speed, and have better parts back up than just about any other classic British bike in the market place.




The Triumph Bonneville is a standard motorcycle featuring a parallel-twin four-stroke engine and manufactured in three generations over three separate production runs.

The 650 cc capacity production T120 Bonneville was replaced in the early 1970s by the T140 Bonneville, the same basic machine but with a 750 cc engine. Refined from the later 'oil in frame' version of the T120, the first few T140s, designated T140V, featured a larger-capacity engine of 724 cc, a five-speed gearbox and indicators, but still retaining drum brakes and kick-start.
Shortly after, the engine was further bored out to 744 cc and front disc brakes were fitted (using single discs until 1982). While originally intended for 'export only' the 750 Bonneville twin, caused so much interest among visitors to the 1973 motorcycle shows, that Triumph decided to put the bike on the home market at the price of 679 uk pounds.

In 1975, along with engine modifications, the gearchange lever was moved from right to left to comply with new regulations mandated for the American market and a rear disc brake fitted.

The initial model of the T140 line was the 'V', which stood for five-speed transmission which was a Quaife design.

   Triumph T140V Bonneville
   Years produced: 1973-1980
   Total production: N/A
   Claimed power: 50hp @ 7,000rpm (1976)
   Top speed: 177 km/h
   Engine type: 744cc, air-cooled two valve per cylinder parallel twin
   Transmission: Five-speed
   Weight: 188 kg (w/half-full tank)
   Km/l: 5.2





















      Want to see a 750 Bonnie on the move?
   Click the link below and take a ride.
                           

donderdag 9 november 2017

INDIAN SCOUT FTR 1200 CUSTOM

Too bad this is only a concept

INDIAN SCOUT FTR 1200 CUSTOM

























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vrijdag 21 juli 2017

BUELL S1 WHITE LIGHTNING – 1998 Buell S1W

The White Lightning, also known as the Buell S1W, was the one-year-only, cream of the crop edition of the S1 Lightning. 
Made only in 1998, the White Lightning took Erik Buell’s concept of what you could build around a Harley engine to an extreme. 
It may also end up being one of the most collectible bikes from Buell’s run.


When most riders first encounter the Buell S1 White Lightning, they think it’s something radically new. 
But in reality, it’s only the latest of a long line of Harley-Davidson-powered sport machines that former Harley engineer, Erik Buell, has been building since 1987.

Like its predecessors, and unlike traditional American cruisers, the White Lightning is a pure sport bike, one built following Erik Buell’s own unique rules of motorcycle design.

And unique, it is! With its hyper-aggressive, junkyard dog styling, it doesn’t look like anything else on the road. 
But rather than distract, its unique lines draw your eyes to the Buell’s rather novel components.

The frame is familiar chrome-moly tubing, but follows unconventional lines and uses the engine itself as part of its structure. 
It rides on a set of trick, race-bred inverted forks up front and a fully-adjustable, but horizontally-mounted, rear shock that’s designed to extend over bumps rather than compress.

Primary braking load is carried by a single huge 13.4-inch front disc that’s gripped by a six-piston caliper. 
While the all-American drivetrain delivers power to the fat rear Dunlop, by way of a kevlar-reinforced belt.

The air-cooled 1200cc V-twin engine starts life as the same unit found in Harley’s 1200 Sportster but Mr. Buell then adds free flowing heads, a lightened flywheel, recalibrated ignition, and bigger exhaust headers. It inhales through this ungainly-looking, side-mounted airbox and exhales through a stainless steel exhaust system, notable for the sheer size and efficiency of its muffler, as well as funky details like the inconsistent weld quality and hardware store hose clamps attaching the heat shield.

The end result, measured on the dyno is 100 PK and 120 NM of torque. A huge increase over stock.

This not only means serious, wheely-pulling bottom end, but massive midrange. And the power keeps on coming to a very un-Harley-like 7,000 rpm.

Unfortunately, the 90’s Buells suffer from some pretty poor reliability issues. 
After the Bike came out so did the recall’s.
If you by a Buell make sure are the recalls are performed.

This bike:

RECALLS:

SAFETY RECALL CODE 0807 - 1997/1998 FRONT BRAKE ROTOR DRIVE PINS
SAFETY RECALL CODE 0808 -TURN SIGNAL FLASHER
SAFETY RECALL CODE 0810 - FRONT ISOLATOR MOUNT SYSTEM
SAFETY RECALL CODE 0811 - S1 AND S1W NEGATIVE BATTERY CABLE
SAFETY RECALL CODE 0815 - FUEL TANK VENT VALVE ASSEMBLY
SAFETY RECALL CODE 0813 - SIDESTAND SWITCH
RECALL CAMPAIGN 0821 - RACE MUFFLER RETENTION KIT
SAFETY RECALL CODE 0820 - NEW SHOCK ABSORBER

MODIFICATIONS:

PRO SERIES RACE HEADER 2.5”
PRO SERIES EXHAUST
RACING IGNITION MODULE
MIKUNI HSR42 SMOOTHBORE CARBURETOR
FORCE WINDER AIR INTAKE
FRONT PULLEY 37
REAR PULLEY 61
S-1 BATTERY REPLACEMENT KIT
2001 X1 SHIFT LINKAGE KIT
2001 BRAKE LEVER
2001 FOOT PEG KIT
2001 FRONT FORK AND BRAKE SYSTEM
REVISED PRODUCT PROGRAM BP5 - ISOLATOR KIT
PRODUCT PROGRAM BP7 - EXHAUST HEADER MOUNT RETROFIT KIT
SHOCK ABSORBER AND FRONT SHOCK MOUNT
UPGRADED PRIMARY CHAIN TENSIONER


If you want to see all the modifications I made on this bike follow this link:
MODIFICATION’S BUELL S1W


MODEL YEAR: only 1998
APPROX. NUMBER BUILT: 2,000

The White Lightning Colour name was Ice White Pearl.
Later that model year they make different colours S1W as well.

- 1258 Ice White Pearl
- 378 Carbon Black
- 295 Molton Orange
- 138 Billet Metallic













LinkCOMPLETE PRODUCTION HISTORY OF BUELL MOTORCYCLES MODEL YEARS 1983 to 2010

Link: X1-Files Buell Tube frame modifications

Link: BUELL S1W NUTS AND BOLTS RESTORATION