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La Dolce 06-21-2013 12:19 AM

Triumph gone bad.

Here is the break down.

1964 frame, 1982 750cc left side 5spd motor.

5 wires total with a Joe Hunt magneto. Topped off with a Morris Mag adjustable timing mag cover.

Twin Mikuni VM round slide carbs.

My fearless chopper has been running flawless for 3 years.
Today, rode 10 miles and stopped for a drink. Started up the bike again and it was limpy, lumpy bad. I played with the plug wires and still nothing? Rode the bike home and it is aweful. At lower rpm's the bike jumps and lunges wildly. As if it goes from 1 cyl to 2 cyl and back to 1 and so on and so on.
NO back fire but it pops and farts from the left side of the bike as i lunge down the road????????????

Glider 06-21-2013 12:23 AM

Re: Triumph gone bad.

Timing - check that nothing's loose in there, such as the points cam!

La Dolce 06-21-2013 07:32 AM

Re: Triumph gone bad.

A better description for my issue is. When i ride slow the rpms are jerking in and out just like a screwed up lawnmower. Hp is going up down up down up down.

Destralo Roach 06-21-2013 08:04 AM

Re: Triumph gone bad.

the belt drive for the mag dosnt last forever!!!

La Dolce 06-21-2013 11:39 AM

Re: Triumph gone bad.


Originally Posted by Destralo Roach (Post 967690)
the belt drive for the mag dosnt last forever!!!

Lucky i got a spare belt - somewhere.

PROBLEM SOLVED. Some jackass thought he could ride home at night with the left side choke, choked. Don't motor about with your choke engaged.

o4petesake 06-21-2013 09:26 PM

Re: Triumph gone bad.,easy fix. :)

Boyd Who 06-22-2013 11:35 AM

Re: Triumph gone bad.

D'oh!! Sounds like something I would do. :p
Gorgeous bike!

drainsurgeon 06-22-2013 08:41 PM

Re: Triumph gone bad.

Nice bike. How did you get that front end on that frame??? Isn't that an OIF front end? Am I wrong or isn't there a difference with pre oif and oif front ends. Sorry if I missed something.

chopperkid13 06-22-2013 08:43 PM

Re: Triumph gone bad.

Bike is looking great man! How long have you had it painted like this? I ran into someone a little over a year ago in Howell on a copper/orangeish Triumph chop.

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