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Old 11-28-2008, 03:59 PM   #1
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If you got an old Triumph OIF bike, here is one way to make yourself some rear sets if you are going to make it a cafe racer:

1) Remove the stock foot pegs.

2) move the passenger pegs up to the most rear bolt hole on the bracket that attaches your swing arm to the frame. You will need to drill the hole out a bit to accommodate the fatter passenger peg bolt.

This is the bolt hole to which you will relocate your passenger pegs. You are using the passenger pegs because they need to fold to accommodate kicking the bike. Plus, they are free.

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3) Get the shifter from a T150 and put it on your bike in place of the stock shifter, but flip it back wards.

Here you can see the difference between stock and T-150 shifters:

fabricating rearsets for vintage triumph

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4) Cut up your brake pedal and re-wield as shown. (I actually bought a second brake pedal to do this, in case I want to go back to stock) Also, I had a friend do the welding. A friend who knows what he is doing and has a TIG

fabricating rearsets for vintage triumph

fabricating rearsets for vintage triumph

fabricating rearsets for vintage triumph

fabricating rearsets for vintage triumph

fabricating rearsets for vintage triumph

fabricating rearsets for vintage triumph

fabricating rearsets for vintage triumph


5) paint new brake pedal and bolt it all up.

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Important don't copy this design exactly: As show my brake pedal does not provide enough leverage, so I will be moving the contact point, where my break rod goes through the brake pedal, down to increase the ration between my pedal length and the upright portion. This will give me greater leverage. I believe I may even be able to run the rod under my peg, rather than over it. I may also fabricate a longer break arm at the rear hub.

Also, note that flipping the shifter backward will give you a GP shift pattern, which takes some getting used to.
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Old 11-28-2008, 04:17 PM   #2
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Good stuff!

The longer the lever is that attaches the rod, the more throw(travel) you will get when pushing the pedal down. The more verticle the throw in mid power/pressure the more efficient the braking will be by maximizing axis pull.
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Can we get some full pics of the T140?
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Can we get some full pics of the T140?
Oh, why not...

This is how she looks right now.

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These photos were taken before I took off the Dunstall repop mufflers. They were just too long for me.

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that is awesome!
Get yerself one. We (Ton Up Houston) will help you get it running and caff it.

This one looks to be a good deal:
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