Making the 650 HunterBird

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Re: Making the 650 HunterBird

Postby adrian.hannam » Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:01 pm

You make it look so easy. I'm inspired.
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Re: Making the 650 HunterBird

Postby Eero.Korhonen » Mon Apr 13, 2020 2:25 pm

Me too!
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Re: Making the 650 HunterBird

Postby Leejm » Mon Apr 13, 2020 4:27 pm

Well done Tony, that didn't take long did it.
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Re: Making the 650 HunterBird

Postby tonyh » Mon Apr 13, 2020 9:56 pm

Thanks all for your kind words.

BSA number plate then, well spotted. I had no idea.

Having done many thousands of miles on s/arm Ariels it will be interesting see how it goes. It must handle better than a late 50's Triumph swing arm frame. The motor is set up with a E3134 inlet and E3325 ex cams. I think the T110 and early Bonnies had these. The overall gearing is a little higher than std with 24 engine spkt 44 clutch 19 g/box but 44 rear wheel. Standard rear is 47T. However the back wheel is only 18" so it's a bit suck it and see.

The Triumph 5 speed T140 gears are nicely spaced, but times will tell. I can pop a 23 on the engine if it is a bit overgeared.

I have just ordered a DVR2 rec/reg. I have one of these on my dynamo equipped VH and it runs 12v very well. I also have LED bulbs in it the same as the VH. I have also just ordered a Kawasaki prop stand, Second hand, with spring etc for £15 off a well know auction site, so I now need to make a bracket up when it comes to mount is. I will post a picture when I've done this.

Because the fuel tank should be the later larger one held on with a single bolt, I find I have to mount the tank a little higher on the rubbers to miss the single bolt mounting welded to the frame. Has anybody else come across this. I may sadly have to cut the bracket off, because the handle bar clamp nuts are very close to the tank on full lock.
Theres always another job.

Cheers Tony

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Re: Making the 650 HunterBird

Postby Vincent.vanGinneke » Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:55 pm

I took a good look at your workshop pictures and noted the 'material stock' made out of that meccano stuff.
Good idea, a transformable stock.
I am now making a lookalike as my 'stock' of material is all over the place and it takes me ages to find that particular bit that I know I have somewhere….
Thanks for the inspiration !

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Re: Making the 650 HunterBird

Postby tonyh » Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:50 am

Thats just part of it Vincent. It' called Dexian racking. It just bolts together and is very strong

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Re: Making the 650 HunterBird

Postby paul.jameson » Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:04 pm

I am surprised at the problem with the petrol tank mounting. Son Rob has changed from a centre bolt tank to a fluted type without problems on his VH. Using the fluted tank, there is always the issue of tank rubber thicknesses to deal with and this can be far from straightforward.
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Re: Making the 650 HunterBird

Postby tonyh » Tue Apr 14, 2020 9:32 pm

Hi Paul
I had another fiddle today and I think I've cracked it. Everything is close but with carefully altering the rubbers I have managed to fit it on. One of the problems also is the top frame tube is only a little wider than the tank tunnel.


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