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Old 03-13-2007, 11:31 AM   #1
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Default 68 Triumph 500 Sludge Trap

I'm getting ready to toss the motor into my 68 triumph rigid that I just bought back (my very first bike!) I've had other bikes since then but they've all been Harley's and I'm a little rusty on the british rides. I remember before I sold this way back when I was 18 that is puked oil like a siv out of a rubber hose that was on the primary side of the engine. Someone suggested once that it might be a dirty sludge trap but I'm not sure if that's the case.

How do you go about cleaning those on the old Trumps or could it be something else? Any help is always HUGELY appreciated.

I'm new to jockejournal and this is my first post, but I've been cruisin the HAMB for a while. I'm mainly a car guy but have had a few bobbers over the years and with this Triumph look to get my first bike back on the road. Soon as I get a little more established here I have plenty of old motorcycle crap to sell so I can avoid the eGay as much as possible.
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Old 03-13-2007, 11:53 AM   #2
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Old 03-13-2007, 02:11 PM   #3
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Right on, thanks bro
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Old 03-13-2007, 03:49 PM   #4
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Ok I've figured now that this is a dvd, but where do I find it? I haven't been able to find it through the journal yet. Granted I'm only looking on the computer about 5 minutes at a time before going back to work but does anybody know off hand where I can buy this?
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Old 03-13-2007, 06:30 PM   #5
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Old 03-13-2007, 07:11 PM   #6
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Thanks man, just found the post on it. I'll try picking up one of these and just goin to town on the engine in my living room. Between carpet cleaner and all the damn specialty tools I'll need it'll probably still be cheaper than having someone else do it. What the hell
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Old 03-19-2007, 08:08 AM   #7
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Uh, isn't that dvd for 650's? He has a 500.
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Yep........But if your not familiar with Trumps get some help.you have to split the cases to get to the trap......It's a little tube.....
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Old 06-28-2007, 10:06 AM   #9
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That DVD will help you get the job done, The 500 is the same as the 650 as far as tearing down the motor and putting it together. The transmissions are tottally different, and the sizes of components.

I would definatly clean that trap though. The 500cc slugetraps are very small compared to the 650s so they are more prone to clogging up. mine was plugged solid when I removed it.
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