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Today with the arrival of my new Ballistic battery, my bike has lost another 11lbs, compared to the equivalent Yuasa YTX20BS (13.9lbs Vs 2.7lbs)
or 1.2kg.I'm edging closer to the target of losing 100lbs compared to a standard XL1000. The new battery fits easily in the recess made for it, with spare room enough for some foam to cushion the vibes..



As for a name.. Harton, Norley? Sportston?? I guess Harton is closest to 'Triton' Tri-umph plus Nor-ton... But I don't like any of these made up names.. you could have fun with mixing up Norton, Harley, Davidson, Ironhead, Featherbed.... Featherhead, Ironbed But no. I have a name for the bike already, and its none of those.
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Today with the arrival of my new Ballistic battery, my bike has lost another 11lbs, compared to the equivalent Yuasa YTX20BS (13.9lbs Vs 2.7lbs)
or 1.2kg.I'm edging closer to the target of losing 100lbs compared to a standard XL1000. The new battery fits easily in the recess made for it, with spare room enough for some foam to cushion the vibes..



As for a name.. Harton, Norley? Sportston?? I guess Harton is closest to 'Triton' Tri-umph plus Nor-ton... But I don't like any of these made up names.. you could have fun with mixing up Norton, Harley, Davidson, Ironhead, Featherbed.... Featherhead, Ironbed But no. I have a name for the bike already, and its none of those.
If it has a bad ass motor in it I've always been partial to the name "Narley"
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Finally got around to taking off the heads, as I wanted to replace the pushrod covers and maybe paint the heads silver/grey. I hate opening up an engine that runs ok, turns out for good reason. It was all going to plan, when I hit a problem. The new lower push rod covers wouldn't fit over the old (none standard) inner cover. This was a surprise, as I'd assumed even aftermarket inners would be the same, since they cant be seen. But no. This stopped the work dead in its tracks. I've ordered new inner pushrod tubes, which have to come from Holland, no idea how long that will take.

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My parts order didn't take long to arrive, so got busy cleaned and painted the heads, new pushrod covers, head bolts and rocker dome head nuts..



The paint was taking its time to cure, so helped it along with 30 mins at 80c..



Got this stainless starter button, think I'll fit it here, on the top motor mount, I may be able to fit the horn button there too, which will keep the wiring out of sight..



Also been thinking about drilling/machining the sprocket cover.. hence the marker pen dots in the photo. Not sure yet, I don't want to go too far, as I want to keep the top half to stop chain oil being flung all over the place..

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A few more jobs done...

The new rear set brackets are done (still need to make the brackets for the silencers), and polish them later..





Machined a hex on the clutch slave cylinder, to fit a 30mm socket, as otherwise it needed a strap wrench to tighten it.. looks more interesting too



Starter button is fitted in the top motor mount..


I've had this old oil filter mount for ages, it came off my old 1970 Ironhead, I wasn't going to use it, as I thought getting a suitable oil filter would be difficult and expensive, as its different from modern Harleys. But it turns out its the same filter as used on many modern Ducatis, my local bike shop had them in stock. I just need to find out the centre to centre distance between the lower bolts rear engine bolts, I cant measure it with a vern without taking the bike to bits. The bracket is so thick so I can use countersunk bolts to fasten the filter to the bracket..

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