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Post Sat Nov 24, 2012 7:39 am

Posts: 20
Location: East Central Illinois
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This picture was taken 5 years ago during the middle of one of it's transformations. Titled as a '81 reconstructed vehicle, it was built from swap meet parts. It is presently going through another transformation, as well as a tranny rebuild. ..........ARC
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Post Wed Jan 16, 2013 3:04 am

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I didn't have a budget for this, or time to do it but the price

engine seems good, needs some reassembly but the parts are there including a Milkuni carb and 12v Sportster dynamo. Frame is uncut although with a few lugs missing, nothing that cant be fixed. Tanks are stock. Footboard hardware seems complete although mosty repro. New exhaust among various spares and parts.

Original front end was long gone, and the Jap front end last used on it has been sold by the seller... some rummaging around and horse trading has produced a 1970s Jammer set of wide glides in panhead yokes, so that will fit the 1" neck conversion already in place, plus a 16" front wheel to suit. 1970s calipers, £36 from ebay; 1970s Honda front brake lever and cylinder, £15.

Best of all it has a UK registration ( age related number ), having been on the road here in the past... it seems to have been brought over in the 80s.
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Shoot, a man could have a good weekend in Dallas with all that stuff...

Post Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:54 pm

Posts: 783
Location: Victoria, Australia
This is my 45. Its been heavily modified and is still the subject of minor mods. It's very usable and the brakes are fantastic. When I first bought my scoot 14 years ago and rode it around locally I nearly ended up being a boot ornament for a car that braked suddenly...hence the brakes. ~ Vince

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Post Sat Mar 02, 2013 2:55 pm

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Modified Triumph frame, Harley 45 engine and Triumph pre-unit gearbox.
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Post Thu Mar 07, 2013 4:10 am

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latest on this accidental project! 70s Jammer forks and period dual-disc Shovelhead wheel and rotors.

http://i1023.photobucket.com/albums/af3 ... e2cf3f.jpg

http://i1023.photobucket.com/albums/af3 ... e48d-1.jpg
Shoot, a man could have a good weekend in Dallas with all that stuff...

Post Thu Mar 07, 2013 4:15 am

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http://i1023.photobucket.com/albums/af3 ... 9de819.jpg

looking through my files, ex-Fred Warr 45 originally rebuilt by Fred in the 1960s and owned by me around 1979
Shoot, a man could have a good weekend in Dallas with all that stuff...

Post Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:00 am
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Location: Ohio USA

Nice bike ! Fred Warr is one cool fellow.

Post Fri Mar 08, 2013 1:49 am

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That's a very typical Fred Warr rebuild, actually - the rear seat rail, right-side brake and straight-bar luggage rack were typical "Fred" details. Note also the Lucas ignition coil hanging off the battery box, the Harley-style twin-spark coil was very expensive in UK at the time, so quite a few 45s either had two single-spark coils. Of course, neither fitted the stock bracket and would be hung off the bike in any convenient spot.

The picture was obviously taken in the later 1970s because it appears to have lost its front number plate. These were often stuck on the windshield, or transversely above the headlight if a low-type light was fitted, the Harley front mudguard isn't really suited to the British-style "bacon-slicer" number-plate
Shoot, a man could have a good weekend in Dallas with all that stuff...

Post Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:28 pm

Posts: 249
Location: Orlando
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Rebuilt engine and transmision with the help of PA and others on this site.
Time to put all the parts together for real now.
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Post Fri Apr 05, 2013 5:49 am

Posts: 640
Location: Wisconsin, USA
That is a great picture Danny.

Post Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:23 am

Posts: 307
Location: Ohio
Thought you guys might enjoy seeing the end of this project, since quite a few of you helped along the way.

Here’s the fire in the hole moment. Skip the first two minutes unless you enjoy watching a fool, I kicked my brains out before it dawned on me to try advancing the timing.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eq1s0MQt ... r_embedded

Post Wed Jun 05, 2013 9:14 pm

Posts: 54
Location: Dallas, Texas USA
Here's one taken of my 45 before I rode it in our neighborhood 4th of July parade back in 2006.

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Post Fri Jun 28, 2013 4:25 pm

Posts: 16
WLA 64218
Imported from Estonia in the early 90:tiesto sweden and put in a garage.
I dont Think that was realy trough, but al military parts where there exept amo-box and tommy-stand.
the best was the mint condition spedo.

now it is a.
4 7/16 stroker, mikuni 34

Her in sweden, 10 miles from where i live, there is a old guy that have i un-toutch/battle scared WLA (east-front) thats is running condition.
Waiting for him to die :wink: i will buy it then....

pict of mine.... didnt work to big pict again.. try tomorow again..

ROB
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Post Fri Jun 28, 2013 5:14 pm
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Location: Ohio USA

ama121 wrote:
WLA 64218
Imported from Estonia in the early 90:tiesto sweden and put in a garage.
I dont Think that was realy trough, but al military parts where there exept amo-box and tommy-stand.
the best was the mint condition spedo.

now it is a.
4 7/16 stroker, mikuni 34

Her in sweden, 10 miles from where i live, there is a old guy that have i un-toutch/battle scared WLA (east-front) thats is running condition.
Waiting for him to die :wink: i will buy it then....

pict of mine.... didnt work to big pict again.. try tomorow again..

ROB


Email me the pic Bro. I will put it up for you. Pa

Post Fri Jun 28, 2013 5:16 pm
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Location: Ohio USA

ohio-rider wrote:
Thought you guys might enjoy seeing the end of this project, since quite a few of you helped along the way.

Here’s the fire in the hole moment. Skip the first two minutes unless you enjoy watching a fool, I kicked my brains out before it dawned on me to try advancing the timing.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eq1s0MQt ... r_embedded


You handled the kicking just fine Steve. The bike is awesome and I can't wait to hear it in person.

Post Sat Jun 29, 2013 9:14 am

Posts: 307
Location: Ohio
Pa, In a couple weeks I’ll be bringing it to Wauseon and your more than welcome to take it for a spin. It’s running great now that the timing has been corrected. You already saw this one but since this place is slow lately maybe someone else might enjoy a ride around the block. See ya in a couple weeks buddy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fia1QK2-BEw

Post Sat Jun 29, 2013 9:52 am

Posts: 54
Location: Ontario, Canada
Hey Ohio rider
I enjoyed your build post over yonder.
Are you vending at Wauseon or just shopping like myself.
I always come down from the great white north to visit that swap.
If you have a vending site # I would like to drop by and say hello and see your machine.
I wont ask to ride it.

Todd

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Post Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:37 am

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Location: Ohio
I got no problem with you taking it for spin Todd, but you’ll have to wait for Pa to get back with it first. :)

No vending for me, I’m there for the party. For the first time in quite a while I’ll be going without a shopping list in mind, unless I find a battery box or air cleaner cover for this thing. For me Wauseon is all about the races on Friday night. I feel like a kid again watching those guys and some of them are as old as me. Walk around the camp grounds and stop and say hi.

Post Sat Jun 29, 2013 12:12 pm

Posts: 54
Location: Ontario, Canada
I'll keep an eye open, your 45 will be easy to spot.
Funny how our machines are so easy to tell apart, but all us bikers look the same.
Oh I'll be the big guy with the beard in a black T-shirt.

Todd

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