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by gjr
Mon May 31, 2010 4:59 am
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: '74 Daytona front brake switch
Replies: 1
Views: 122

'74 Daytona front brake switch

Did the Daytona with the TLS front brake ever come with a front brake light switch ? In response to a carb question someone posted a link to a Daytona serice manual. It referenced a front brake light switch. There is no switch in the cable (ala Commando) and no place for a micro switch on the lever....
by gjr
Fri May 28, 2010 3:46 pm
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: 5 speed in a Triumph 500 ?
Replies: 7
Views: 256

5 speed in a Triumph 500 ?

Will gearbox internals from a 5 speed (T140V?) fit in the shell of a '74 Daytona ?

I'm always looking for 5th and would like to get a better spread in the ratios with fewer revs at 60 mph.

Greg
by gjr
Mon May 17, 2010 1:06 pm
Forum: Directory
Topic: triumph parts sources
Replies: 26
Views: 6903

Re: triumph parts sources

Well, now that you mention it, I see that there is. Not that there's much on Triumph parts sources. Maybe this post will make it's way over there to help fill in the gap.

Greg
by gjr
Sun May 16, 2010 10:41 pm
Forum: Directory
Topic: triumph parts sources
Replies: 26
Views: 6903

triumph parts sources

Who is your favorite source for Triumph spares. I have 74 T100R and some of the Triumph parts places don't seem to have much compared to the amount of Norton spares available. And why is that ? I didn't think that Norton was more popular than Triumph and BSA.

Greg
by gjr
Thu May 06, 2010 1:22 pm
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: issues with new Amal carbs ?
Replies: 3
Views: 205

Re: issues with new Amal carbs ?

It looks like the on line manual is a slightly updated version of the paper manual that I have. Page GD10 in both copies list the "carburetters" as Amal type.......376/324 and 325. The updated online version has a three pages of ads for the Daytona and mentions Concentric carbs, but that mention is ...
by gjr
Thu May 06, 2010 4:59 am
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: issues with new Amal carbs ?
Replies: 3
Views: 205

issues with new Amal carbs ?

I seem to recall that there were issues with the new Amal Concentric carbs, but can't recall what they are. Am I imagining this or was there something that needs sorting ? My new '74 Triumph Daytona has a set of new Amals on it and is very cold blooded (it needs to be tickled after stopping for gas)...
by gjr
Tue May 04, 2010 3:13 am
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: 750 Commando carb choice..
Replies: 17
Views: 519

Re: 750 Commando carb choice..

I think you will like them.

Greg
by gjr
Mon May 03, 2010 3:52 am
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: 750 Commando carb choice..
Replies: 17
Views: 519

Re: 750 Commando carb choice..

I had my really worn 930s bored and resleeved, and have had years (~30,000 miles worth) of trouble free service, except some self inflicted problems (note to self: do not use RTV to seal leaky gaiters). To do it over again, I would have the bodies sleeved rather than the slides, but they have been f...
by gjr
Sun May 02, 2010 5:01 am
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: Triumph layshaft bearing ?
Replies: 3
Views: 188

Triumph layshaft bearing ?

I have a '74 Triumph Daytona. The kickstart lever drops down when I'm accelerating. If it was a Norton, the layshaft bearing would be shot. Is the Truimph the same ? If that is likely to be the problem, how hard is it to get the guts out of the gearbox ?

Thanks

Greg
by gjr
Fri Mar 05, 2010 4:14 am
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: commando clutch wear
Replies: 0
Views: 159

commando clutch wear

My '70 Commando wears the teeth off the Surflex plates in about 5000 miles. The inner teeth are worn down to nubs long before any wear shows on the plates' friction surfaces themselves. The belt drive primary and cush drive rear wheel helped even out the wear (the inner plates used to let go first) ...