Triumph S6 Updated
By Warwick - 19 Nov 11
The Co-Built exhaust system is beautiful..
Martin cracks another ‘hilarious’ joke about Triumph electrical connectors.
I watched a documentary recently that told the story of the record breaking build of a Wellington bomber. During WWII the Americans laid down the gauntlet and built a bomber in under 48 hours. The plucky Brits had a go and not only built a Wellington, but had it in the air in 20 hours. I don’t know what they put in their tea but we could do with some!K&N’s are on..
Back wheel in..
LSL sprocket cover on..
Forks in, black covers on..
LSL headlamp brackets going on..Beer, wine, curry followed by ‘Champion Sheene’ and ‘The Doctor, the Tornado and the Kentucky Kid’ on DVD. Not much sleep. You wouldn’t believe how much time and effort has gone into this front end. Looks sweet though.
Time for the tank..
We got the frame back today, it’s looks great with a lovely satin black finish.
We’ve spent the day doing lots of prep work.. more tomorrow.Previously... The Triumph is back and is undergoing final dry-build surgery before being stripped down, blasted, painted and reassembled. We’ve sorted a lot of the details today which is brilliant. And the Co-Built exhausts look bloody fantastic! We’re getting there…
Kev picked up the battery box from Revolution this morning and it looks pretty special.
We spent a fair bit of time today rubbing down the frame ready for it to go to powder coat, we’re just waiting for a couple of bits and it will be off.
I’m falling in love with S6…
Here are some of the goodies we’ve been putting together for Spirit 6 and Spirit 7 (XS750 Ecosse). Spacers Mannnnn…
Check out the lovely work of our mate Lee Peck. S6 (Scrambler) gave us a problem in that the front R1/6 caliper was going to foul the spokes, so we asked Lee to knock us up a spacer to move the disc carrier out. It’s a work of art.
Lee at King Carbon has done the biz for us again and produced a gorgeous seat unit for S7, the XS750 Ecosse.
It’s almost a shame that it’s going to be covered in paint!
It’s been a long wait but finally we picked up the Scrambler engine. Bob has worked his magic and given our stock motor some engineering botox, we’ll go into more detail when the bike is finished.
We got it back to HQ in Kev’s trustie Land Rover and set to it, we’ve had the parts lying around for ages and we couldn’t wait to piece it together.
Old tyres are perfect for protecting and holding the engine, allowing us to marry it up to the frame.
Check out the gorgeous LSL sprocket courtesy of MotoEvolution.
Rearsets going on.
We love our SF bike lift, it’s a beautiful bit of kit. It wasn’t cheap but we wouldn’t trust anything else and it gives us loads of options like in the next couple of shots.
Front wheel in, then we were able to raise the lift and turn the bike 90 degrees to get the back wheel in.
Best use yet of an iPad?
We love our lithium Racing Batteries, it’s amazing how much the technology has advanced in just over a year. The first types we used were literally home made out of De Walt power packs.
Martin's Bonnie - Spirit 6 - arrives