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Forum: The Board 11-10-2015, 10:29 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,893
Posted By Glider
Re: opinion on crank rebuild

Those building their own engines should get a copy of Phil Irving's 'Tuning for Speed.' He's the guy who designed the Vincent.

According to him, the way to test for friction and rod...
Forum: The Board 11-09-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 836
Posted By Glider
Re: Scenes From Behind The Bamboo Screen, the book

Konichiwa Pete-san Ogenki desuka?

When I was about 14 and my infatuation with motorcycles was in its infancy, I read a road test in Cycle World written by, I think, Byron Black. He was in Japan...
Forum: The Board 11-09-2015, 12:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 836
Posted By Glider
Scenes From Behind The Bamboo Screen, the book

It's about living in Japan and working for the bike manufacturers as a writer, riding model, interpreter and translator; it's about Japanese women, and men; it's about Japanese culture, history,...
Forum: The Board 12-14-2013, 01:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,602
Posted By Glider
Re: 1956 triumph tr6 has almost no oil in it

In the case or in the oil tank?

And which case, primary, transmission or engine?
Forum: The Board 12-10-2013, 10:59 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,501
Posted By Glider
Re: T120 Jetting woes

The definitive carb settings are in the manual for your bike. If the carbs are set up as per the manual it's going to run pretty good. You may have to tweak it a bit, but those settings should be...
Forum: The Board 12-10-2013, 01:04 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,501
Posted By Glider
Re: T120 Jetting woes

It'll never run right with baffles stuffed up the pipes, you have to use some sort of muffler/glass pack or something that lets the engine breathe. If baffles worked, the manufacturers would have...
Forum: The Board 12-08-2013, 10:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,367
Posted By Glider
Re: Triumph Volt/Charging Issues

Are you holding the multimeter in your hand or is it resting on the bike somewhere. If it's resting on the bike the vibes will make the needle jump all over.

If it's bouncing around even when you...
Forum: The Board 12-02-2013, 10:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,035
Posted By Glider
Re: Magnito question on new bike.... AJS

If you plan on riding the bike my advice would be to remove the mag and send it to SRM in Wales (UK). They have a machine which can test the mag and they can do a proper rebuild / upgrade.

Think...
Forum: The Board 11-30-2013, 10:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,732
Posted By Glider
Re: Amal / Mikuni carb...with an accelerator pump

Great catch! Never noticed that.
Forum: The Board 11-30-2013, 06:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,732
Posted By Glider
Re: Amal / Mikuni carb...with an accelerator pump

As you know, back in the day the Japanese 'borrowed' a lot of ideas from others before finally setting off on their own. They copied all sorts of British, German and U.S. bikes, engines, etc.

That...
Forum: The Board 11-27-2013, 08:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,531
Posted By Glider
Re: gas lines and carbs

We never ran crossovers on our race bikes and it worked fine. The benefit of the crossover (as on the stock Triumph) is that if one side of the tank runs out of fuel, or if for some reason (blockage,...
Forum: The Board 11-27-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 11,698
Posted By Glider
Re: Metal warpage form welding: how do you prevent it?

Bit of a drift, but a few years ago I toured the frame shop at the Kawasaki factory (sorry) in Japan. No fancy robots, just a lot of young guys zapping frames together. We get to the end of the room...
Forum: The Board 11-26-2013, 10:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,015
Posted By Glider
Re: Need help!! Engine angle question late in a build 68 bsa *pics*

My bad--didn't look at all the pics.

Bike looks great. Always good to have another Beezer on the road.
Forum: The Board 11-26-2013, 02:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,015
Posted By Glider
Re: Need help!! Engine angle question late in a build 68 bsa *pics*

Engine should run fine, but the bike won't look right with the engine tilted back. Common problem with BSA builds. I know it's a PITA, but if you take the trouble to make the engine sit level you'll...
Forum: The Board 11-25-2013, 10:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,665
Posted By Glider
Re: Magneto on unit Triumph questions

+1 on above. Don't use it if you can't retard the timing for starting or you'll end up having one of those very cool-looking bikes that seldom gets ridden because it's such a pain to start. Good for...
Forum: The Board 11-18-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 1,271
Views: 483,031
Posted By Glider
Re: Triumph Picture Thread

Cool can get you killed.
Forum: The Board 11-12-2013, 07:35 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,337
Posted By Glider
Re: Sealing Gas Tank.

Kreem has always worked for me, no problems.
Forum: The Board 11-10-2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,042
Posted By Glider
Re: 750 triple in a T120?

Have quite a few miles on both engines. Compared to the twin the three is a big, wide, heavy lump. Threes run hotter and have very different power characteristics than the twins (they need and like...
Forum: The Board 10-30-2013, 02:33 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,294
Posted By Glider
Re: Spark plugs with a mind of their own

You can also stop screwing around with all that antiquated technology and run modern chrome rings and 3-piece oil rings. Get Venolia or someone to make you some modern pistons, get the cylinder...
Forum: The Board 10-30-2013, 02:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,575
Posted By Glider
Re: Japanese-Inspired American attempt at Ameriican-Inspired Japanes bike build

言うはやすし、行うはごとし。 (iu wa yasushi, okonau wa gotoshi)

Talk is cheap.
Forum: The Board 10-28-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,575
Posted By Glider
Re: Japanese-Inspired American attempt at Ameriican-Inspired Japanes bike build

Good job, it looks very Japanese. (Seriously, I like it.)
Forum: The Board 10-25-2013, 10:14 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,294
Posted By Glider
Re: Spark plugs with a mind of their own

In the world of aviation, this is how it's done. Airplane engine plugs are too expensive to replace every time they get dirty, so they are blasted clean, tested and re-installed. The solid copper...
Forum: The Board 10-25-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,294
Posted By Glider
Re: Spark plugs with a mind of their own

Fouled plugs will often test well in the open air but break down under compression.
A spark plug tester is a good investment, or find a shop that has one. Basically, they allow you to put the plug...
Forum: The Board 10-25-2013, 01:34 AM
Replies: 485
Views: 479,481
Posted By Glider
Forum: The Board 10-24-2013, 09:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,145
Posted By Glider
Re: brazing steel exhaust spigot to aluminum head 72 triumph

If function is more important to you than form, examine the header pipe mounts for the Sixties-era Hondas (305, etc.). Two studs and a collar which presses two inserts onto a lip at the end of the...
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