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Forum: The Board Today, 01:19 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By [JP]
Re: 68 Generator shovel clutch slipping and tranny noise

I think you need to re-read what I wrote lol



clutch basket grooved, not the fingers, fingers are part of the clutch hub, not the basket.

When I mention put on the lathe is to smooth the...
Forum: The Board Today, 10:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 168
Posted By [JP]
Re: 68 Generator shovel clutch slipping and tranny noise

Hi john, quoted your post but deleted the whole thing so we didn't end up with a repeat of everything but I'll address what you wrote up that for sure helps someone else reading this.

I use the...
Forum: The Board 09-26-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 168
Posted By [JP]
68 Generator shovel clutch slipping and tranny noise

Hi all!

Been using the 68 genny recently for the school runs (something that I've dreamt off since the day my girl was born.. pick her up on a bike), that was the reason why I got the saddlebags...
Forum: The Board 09-16-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 515
Posted By [JP]
Re: Looking for photos/ old chopper mag pics of ‘Yosemite’ Sam Radoff Triumph

why would anyone prime over that paint is crazy....
I reckon your best bet is get it out on instagram pages, the big ones with lots of followers, and get them to share it.... there's probably some...
Forum: The Board 08-20-2020, 05:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 385
Posted By [JP]
Re: Oil lines, rigid to swingarm differences

hi there, here's the photo as promised.

the one on the bike is for a swingarm, as you can see, gets in the way of passenger pegs mounts - if using that one I have there, could have been bent in a...
Forum: The Board 08-19-2020, 07:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 385
Posted By [JP]
Re: Oil lines, rigid to swingarm differences

One of the differences is the oil feed line.

on the swingarm version it has a tight U bend and then goes straight down ' in order to clean the swingarm.
the rigid version, this U bend is not...
Forum: The Board 07-28-2020, 08:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 870
Posted By [JP]
Re: Short Oil filter

part no 580471 in motorcycle storehouse

I usually get them off ebay, most of the times listed for generic use - triumph.
Forum: The Board 07-27-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 5,099
Posted By [JP]
Re: Shovel with EI not running...

I probably won't as it's something that will just take time and I dont really have a need for them. If I did have a need then I wouldn't think twice about shaving it if it suited an application I...
Forum: The Board 07-27-2020, 06:59 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 5,099
Posted By [JP]
Re: Shovel with EI not running...

there is a last photo on my post that shows the top clamp in place.
they had a put a top clamp that matched the derake of the lower clamp.
what a mess.



thanks Joe,
another bit of this bike...
Forum: The Board 07-25-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 5,099
Posted By [JP]
Re: Shovel with EI not running...

He did give his wide glide front as a thank you for doing all this work, when it was on the bike, and after I taken it out, I noticed the fork legs didnt run paralell to the neck, i thought it had...
Forum: The Board 07-25-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 5,099
Posted By [JP]
Re: Shovel with EI not running...

Well... I have only charged for parts.
I said to him to ride around during my holidays and then pay me if he's happy with it.

on the PW side... here she is, she's an 82 or 84, cant' remember now,...
Forum: The Board 07-25-2020, 07:59 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 5,099
Posted By [JP]
Re: Shovel with EI not running...

Well.... my friend came over this lunch time.
I was planing on taking her out for a ride, but typical UK weather....pissing down with rain.

Went through everything I done to the bike, pulled her...
Forum: The Board 07-24-2020, 03:49 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 5,099
Posted By [JP]
Re: Shovel with EI not running...

Yes there was no lugging when I took her out for about 10min, smooth riding, no silly hard accellaration, just smooth.
shifts well on the gearbox, brakes are good and handles quite nicely. Clutch...
Forum: The Board 07-24-2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 5,099
Posted By [JP]
Re: Shovel with EI not running...

Well, after retorquing the heads, check a few things, clean spark plus..
she's good. started 4 times now, easy start... and I been for a ride, just got back.
...
Forum: The Board 07-24-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 5,099
Posted By [JP]
Re: Shovel with EI not running...

right... she started again.
checked everything, timing, pushrods, but didn't adjust anything, all was good.

spark plugs were a bit black, probably from the oil earlier, cleaned them up.
she...
Forum: The Board 07-24-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 5,099
Posted By [JP]
Re: Shovel with EI not running...

I could do with a Sagres.
and to top if off, Portugal, for some weird reason not made the list of safe country to travel from the UK.
what started as a good day has turned to shit.

yes, plugs...
Forum: The Board 07-24-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 5,099
Posted By [JP]
Re: Shovel with EI not running...

well.... not sure what's going on.
tried to start a second time... we are back to the same. wouldn't start.
checked compression.. same thing as before, 75 psi. done holding throttle open.
...
Forum: The Board 07-24-2020, 06:20 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 5,099
Posted By [JP]
Re: Shovel with EI not running...

Well...
got in the garage in the morning, tidied up the tools, got kicking till oil came out the return..and then just went for it.
She didn't start on 1st kick... but did on 2nd! Blast of burnt...
Forum: The Board 07-23-2020, 05:14 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 5,099
Posted By [JP]
Re: Shovel with EI not running...

thanks for the tips!

I have done all like she was when I started, same timing, on the BTDC, hold cam in advance position.

you say 4min on the first start?
and no, I can't go for a ride as...
Forum: The Board 07-23-2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 5,099
Posted By [JP]
Re: Shovel with EI not running...

I'm done. it's 10pm over here and I've just finished.

All done.
Manifold pressure tested, pushrods adjusted and double checked, timing done, exhausts back on.. done the whole lot.
Ready for...
Forum: The Board 07-23-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 5,099
Posted By [JP]
Re: Shovel with EI not running...

8pm here... just had dinner break.
this is where I'm at just before dinner.

heads set with manifold in place, even used my manifold pressure gauge to get it the best I can.
using that little...
Forum: The Board 07-23-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 5,099
Posted By [JP]
Re: Shovel with EI not running...

saw your notification when I was in the garage Joe.
cracked on with adjusting primary belt, line it up, do new clutch and front brake cables etc, till I saw the notification.
just done a break to...
Forum: The Board 07-23-2020, 06:23 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 5,099
Posted By [JP]
Re: Shovel with EI not running...

what should I do now?? got the days booked off work and all... I can cancel tomorrow, but today is a waste.

Install with the 0.020 ring gap? get new rings? even if I get another set, if quality...
Forum: The Board 07-23-2020, 05:05 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 5,099
Posted By [JP]
Re: Shovel with EI not running...

well.. this is utter shit.
Got in the garage this morning, still waiting for gasket to get here, piston rings have a gap way too big.. slid them in, squared them off with an old piston...the gap is...
Forum: The Board 07-22-2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 5,099
Posted By [JP]
Re: Shovel with EI not running...

ah right hahaha, I thought INA meant something like was no good and needs replacement or something along those lines.
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