Early sunday morning shot of JXD on Marius road, just prior to setting off towards Frank's cafe, or similar. note dynamo chaincases with extra drilled dome made from fibreglass-a relic from its racing days no doubt. A bit messsy but worked fine. Also lack of niceties like a side stand meant that it had to be leaned up aginst lamp posts.

Early sunday morning shot of JXD on Marius road, just prior to setting off towards Frank's cafe, or similar. note dynamo chaincases with extra drilled dome made from fibreglass-a relic from its racing days no doubt. A bit messsy but worked fine. Also lack of niceties like a side stand meant that it had to be leaned up aginst lamp posts.

JXD dragged out of the garage circa 1991. Bikes left to right are: 1978 LeMans mk2 (seen earlier here in its original black paint, behind JXD at stage 2) 1954 BSA A10 plunger, a real hack that one. 1948 Norton model 19 and a 1978 Ducati 860 GTS

JXD dragged out of the garage circa Bikes left to right are: 1978 LeMans (seen earlier here in its original black paint, behind JXD at stage 1954 BSA plunger, a real hack that one. 1948 Norton model 19 and a 1978 Ducati 860 GTS

JXD about to be given an injection of V-twin power in the form of a 1200 sportster evolution motor. Sadly this project was abandoned, and the various parts given away for paltry amounts of money. The triumph lump can be seen abandoned in the garage.

JXD about to be given an injection of V-twin power in the form of a 1200 sportster evolution motor. Sadly this project was abandoned, and the various parts given away for paltry amounts of money. The triumph lump can be seen abandoned in the garage.

JXD as found circa 1988. it came from a bike shop in the west country as a semi runner. 900 £ rather a lot back then. But it was a fairly serious original triton, built and registered in 1966, and various clues to a bit of boy racing, Dunlop racing tyres, safety wires on all the bolts, and fitment of home made twin port head and 26 mm carbs from a triple. Note also hand signwritten tank.

JXD as found circa 1988. it came from a bike shop in the west country as a semi runner. 900 £ rather a lot back then. But it was a fairly serious original triton, built and registered in 1966, and various clues to a bit of boy racing, Dunlop racing tyres, safety wires on all the bolts, and fitment of home made twin port head and 26 mm carbs from a triple. Note also hand signwritten tank.

JXD in second stage of build. It looks like there was a complete rebuild already, the frame being now silver.  The motor was rebuilt as I managed to blow it up after setting the ignition timing wrongly. new parts include: 9 stud head, new 30 mm carbs, rear lamp holder, seat hump, fork gaitors, headlamp brackets, alf hagon rear shocks, alloy rear guard, TLS front brake, and breather pipe added at metalwork evening class.

JXD in second stage of build. It looks like there was a complete rebuild already, the frame being now silver. The motor was rebuilt as I managed to blow it up after setting the ignition timing wrongly. new parts include: 9 stud head, new 30 mm carbs, rear lamp holder, seat hump, fork gaitors, headlamp brackets, alf hagon rear shocks, alloy rear guard, TLS front brake, and breather pipe added at metalwork evening class.

JXD in its third stage. the tyres have been replaced with Metzlers. Other additions being the bacon slicers on the front, and a ropey "FiGlas" seat, held on with an innertube. Strangely, the TLS brake has vanished, but luckily a headlamp peak has appeared.

JXD in its third stage. the tyres have been replaced with Metzlers. Other additions being the bacon slicers on the front, and a ropey "FiGlas" seat, held on with an innertube. Strangely, the TLS brake has vanished, but luckily a headlamp peak has appeared.

Third stage again

Third stage again

JXD in its fourth stage. Sitting happily in the balham sunshine, latest new features seem to include Amal MK 2 carbs, tin headlamp brackets and upsidedown ace bars, as opposed to earlier clip ons. There seems to be a regulator of sorts under the seat, which leads me to think there could have been a dynamo overhaul. Also the TLS brake is back on.

JXD in its fourth stage. Sitting happily in the balham sunshine, latest new features seem to include Amal MK 2 carbs, tin headlamp brackets and upsidedown ace bars, as opposed to earlier clip ons. There seems to be a regulator of sorts under the seat, which leads me to think there could have been a dynamo overhaul. Also the TLS brake is back on.

fourth stage again

fourth stage again

Some carburation experiments were par for the course with this bike. Here we see a mark 2 Amal attached to a single carb head, via a piece of old exhaust pipe. After a bit of racing up and down Trinity road, a 300 main jet was fitted. Torque was much better, but the carb did get in the way of the leg a bit. I think this idea fell by the wayside. The dome on the chaincase is well pictured here.

Some carburation experiments were par for the course with this bike. Here we see a mark 2 Amal attached to a single carb head, via a piece of old exhaust pipe. After a bit of racing up and down Trinity road, a 300 main jet was fitted. Torque was much better, but the carb did get in the way of the leg a bit. I think this idea fell by the wayside. The dome on the chaincase is well pictured here.


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