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    Classic bike oil filter

    Needed an oil filter for my classic Triumph T100SS but the usual conversion is a Norton type which puts the filter cartridge in a vertical position. I felt this to be vulnerable as it drops below the frame rails, I also wanted the oil pipes to enter and exit on the gearbox side and so came up with this billet horizontal version.
    I used the smallest diameter cartridge available at my local motor factors but I believe there are smaller to be had, this dictated the sizes for me.
    It looks a little bulky but is cast alloy so weight is not an issue, the mounting bracket clamps on the down tube behind the gearbox and is not visible when looking at the bike and is now out of harms way.
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    Very sano install and beautiful bike!

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    Thanks olderdan! We've added your Oil Filter Adaptor to our Motorcycle Engine category,
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    Hey olderdan, Great job on the oil filter adapter! I got a 1970 TR6C Triumph Bobber project that I found an aftermarket adapter that will work on my bike, but sure like the one you made. Those old engines will last alot longer if we filter that oil! Thanks for sharing!

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    Oh yeah almost forgot the most important part, LOVE THAT BIKE!! Take care!

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    Really excellent build Olderdan! Simple, clean and well thought out. Beautiful ride too, looks pretty stock except for the mirror and bars. Thanks for sharing this with us.

    My last bike was an 05' Sprint 1050 ST, but built a custom Bonney with a tiger head, years ago now from a mix of racer parts I got from an ex short tracker, basically 67'-69' parts. Koni's, Ceriani forks and pretty much balanced and blueprinted the engine with custom billet cams and Dunstall 10.5:1 pistons and hand worked the rockers then had everything magnefluxed. Fun project back in the day.

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    Thanks PJs
    Got any pics of your old Bonney sounds like an awesome bike.
    Well spotted about the bars, they are stainless as is pretty much everything on the bike, mirror is an essential in the UK these days.
    Usual mods ie rotary oil pump, electronic ignition. unleaded.
    Dont need speed any more at my age just a nice smooth ride.

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    Interesting that they are stainless and not nickle plated. Look like a comfortable set though. Nice mods too!

    Somewhere in the archives I have some pics...that was back in the mid to late 70's...around 76' IIRC. It was pretty cool for the day but found the Dunstall stuff was not worth the duckets...The machinist had to shave off a ton on the inside of the skirts to balance them. If I get some time to rummage through that era pics I'll send you a PM.

    I hear you about a nice put! Rode for ~40 years but quit riding after my accident and sold the Sprint early 07'...mirrors are an imperative here too but 4 wheel driver consciousness is more important, in my book.

    Thanks again! ~PJ


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