1962 TRILESS / MATCHUMPH 650 CAFE RACER PROJECT Rolling project Triumph TR6SS engine, Matchless G15 frame NO RESERVE – YOU BID, YOU WIN! The following description is EXACTLY what the successful bidder will receive, and can be clearly seen on the photographs accompanying the listing. BACKGROUND – I have phased out of doing client work and I’m selling off my collection of motorcycles and parts. This was the last engine, frame and wheels I had on the shelves, and I scrounged up a bunch of decent parts to make it into a reasonable starting point for a custom cafe racer scratch build. CHASSIS & RUNNING GEAR – Starting with a formerly chopped 1966 Matchless G15CS frame & swingarm, I carefully grafted a 1962 Triumph 650 steering neck to it, using a very reputable MIG welder and heavy steel plate sections. His welds are easily twice as strong as the former chop job which survived over 20 years without failure, so I trust this frame to be totally reliable. We used basic equipment to set the rake angle and alignment, and verified as it was tacked, then welded. The steering neck needs to have the proper tapered bearing seats installed. Entire chassis assembly is dusty, surface rust in places, scratched, and scuffed. Swingarm spindle needs lubrication. Rear shocks are used and scruffy, may or may not have sufficient damping. Forks are from a Suzuki GS750, and require full inspection, servicing, and re-filling. Surface rust on the stanchion tubes is evident near the headlight mounts. Tapered steering bearings included on the yoke stem MUST have matching races installed in the steering neck (I do not have any races, sorry). A modified sidestand is included (scruffy, no spring), as is the chopped original centerstand with spring. Footpegs are mismatched, but usable. Some missing and mismatched hardware. WHEELS, BRAKES & TIRES – Front wheel assemblies are: 1966 Triumph with SLS drum brake, AND 70s Honda CB750 with brake disc; both have old tires, dusty and dull, but totally sound. Wheels bearings will need washing and re-packing with fresh grease. No front caliper or master cylinder for Honda disc front brake. Triumph axle does not fit correctly in Suzuki forks, and requires adaptation with spacers. Rear wheel assembly is a rusty, dull, scruffy Triumph 250 unit that is probably inadequate for the power of the engine. Rear wheel is held in place with a length of all-thread rod and two nuts. I do not have a better rear wheel, or I would certainly have included it. Buyer can trade leftover wheels for a better rear wheel. Some other missing and mismatched hardware. ENGINE & TRANSMISSION – 1962 Triumph TR6SS crankcases, crankshaft, rods, cylinders (broken fin), pistons, T-Bird iron head (broken fins), rockerboxes, camshafts, intake manifold, 4-speed transmission . The transmission can be adapted to the “Slick Shift” which is operated without a clutch lever (needs Slick Shift actuator parts internally). Engine is missing the intermediate timing gear, oil pump plungers, missing intake pushrod tube, pushrods, valve keepers, missing timing cover, clutch adjuster screws, clutch hub roller bearings, clutch & engine sprocket woodruff keys, and has the wrong primary chaincases. Includes a pair of decent intake valves and a new pair of stainless exhaust valves, and a full set of valve springs with base cups. Includes an Amal monobloc carb (no air filter). Includes scruffy kickstart lever and shifter. Missing the magneto ignition. Clutch parts are mostly newer style “duplex”, but are totally compatible. EVERYTHING in the engine and transmission needs thorough cleaning and surface rust removal. Will need all new gaskets and seals, probably bearings and bushings, etc, as common in any overhaul. Engine will need custom-built front engine mounts and spacers, and some additional work with the existing engine/transmission mount plates for a proper finished fit. Also includes a new alloy magneto drive gear. S ome missing and mis-matched hardware in engine & transmission. ELECTRICAL – No electrical wiring harness and/or switches. No magneto ignition system. Early 70s Triumph “pancake” style headlight shell with some rust, rusty trim ring, burned out headlight bulb. Headlight does include rotary type switch and 2 idiot light bezel/lenses. Mounting holes are disfigured, mismatched mounts with mismatched hardware. Genuine Triumph/Lucas 66/67 alloy tail light with genuine but damaged Lucas “beehive” lens and good light socket. Mounting point at tip of alloy body needs a helicoil / thread insert installed. Original finned alloy Matchless regulator heat sink is in place. No other electrical. Some missing and mismatched hardware in electrical. BODYWORK & TRIM – Custom cafe racer seat with brown upholstery is almost new, but has a small nick at the rear. Original seat base had a different shape, and has been cut to clear the rear fender; excess leather must be trimmed and re-secured. Triumph Trident gas tank is in fair shape with a few dents, scratches and scuffs; it must also be cleaned and tested for leaks BEFORE PAINTING OR USE. No fuel taps, no tank emblems. Left side tool kit is a new, unfinished aftermarket piece with hinged lid; it is wired in place and requires proper mounting. Rear fender is a hand-fit piece with unknown origin, and requires proper mounting with spacers. Front fender is an unknown Japanese part, but fits the forks correctly. Original Matchless oil tank must be thoroughly cleaned before use. Both fenders are scratched, dinged and scruffy. A nice chrome Clubman style handlebar is included with alloy levers and a dual style throttle. A very nice pair of Smiths meters is included with an original Triumph mount, adapted to the Suzuki steering yoke; meters are in unknown condition. Some missing and mismatched hardware in bodywork & trim. EXHAUST – Choice of chrome headers with finned clamps and Sportster style mufflers, or larger bore black headers and chrome turn-out mufflers (no header clamps). Photos show both. Some missing and mismatched hardware in exhaust. DOCUMENTATION – Bill of Sale ONLY. Registration and license plate available from Vermont DMV online (guaranteed, I’ve done it more than a dozen times) POTENTIAL – With a bit of patience and a small stack of “play money” this hybrid beast can be brought up to respectable performance as a classic daily rider or a vintage café racer. PAYMENT TERMS – All of the usual payment methods are accepted, per e-bay terms. Deposit as stated, full payment due before bike ships. Bidders must have e-bay score above 10, and zero negative feedback, or unqualified bids will be removed. SHIPPING AND HANDLING – Shipping NOT INCLUDED. BOTTOM LINE As with every bike (56), project (22) and part (hundreds) I’ve sold online in over 15 years (with 100% satisfaction), the above listing contains no hype, no fluff and NO BULL. I have ZERO negative feedback or shipping issues on my part. Check out my e-bay store and credentials, this sale is no exception from anything I’ve done before; solid. SOLD AS-IS. ALL SALES FINAL, NO RETURNS, NO REFUNDS. Thanx for looking and bidding.