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by Notsospeedy
Mon Sep 12, 2016 8:10 pm
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: Lifting handle
Replies: 0
Views: 1009

Lifting handle

I have a 1953 5T Speed twin fitted with the single saddle. It is a bit of a struggle to get it onto the rear stand. Early models had lifting handles either side bolted to the mudguard stays, the stays on the 53 are different. The later swinging arm frames (54 on) have handles that bolt to the top of...
by Notsospeedy
Wed Aug 10, 2016 11:47 pm
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: Can't set the idle mix
Replies: 4
Views: 1130

Re: Can't set the idle mix

No, not only did I clean the body in an ultrasonic bath but I also (carefully) poked through all the small drillings. The idle adjuster itself is new from AMAL. Consensus is that it's leaking air round the slide - plug chop doesn't help, it is virtually clean, or is that very weak? Sent off for a bi...
by Notsospeedy
Sun Aug 07, 2016 2:44 pm
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: Can't set the idle mix
Replies: 4
Views: 1130

Re: Can't set the idle mix

Suspected there was an air leak somewhere but couldn't fathom out where! The carb to manifold is nicely flat as is the manifold to head. Hadn't thought of it coming past the slide. I have a feeling I could be throwing good money after bad by having it sleeved (who does that?) as the jet block looks ...
by Notsospeedy
Sat Aug 06, 2016 9:33 pm
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: Can't set the idle mix
Replies: 4
Views: 1130

Can't set the idle mix

My Triumph 5T with an Amal 276 is up and running but I cannot get the idle mix right. Theory says start off with the pilot jet about 1to 2 turns from fully in, start the (warm) bike, screw the pilot jet in until it starts to falter then turn it out until it starts to falter. The mid point is then ni...
by Notsospeedy
Wed May 11, 2016 8:36 pm
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: Triumph T90 Amal Carb query
Replies: 6
Views: 1426

Re: Triumph T90 Amal Carb query

There's a very handy AMAL reference catalogue giving all the types, settings and parts for bikes from 1940 on. They had a huge pile at Stafford being given away free and I'm sure will send you out one. You could then compare the spec of what you have with what it originally had. If they're similar a...
by Notsospeedy
Mon Sep 28, 2015 9:57 pm
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: Honda query
Replies: 6
Views: 1023

Re: Honda query

Ahh thanks for setting me on the right track. I've trawled through some pictures and found one of a short grab rail that bolts to the top of the shock and then onto that bracket. Others seem to use a longer rail cum rack that bolts onto it but then mounts the indicators onto the rack. That would exp...
by Notsospeedy
Sun Sep 27, 2015 11:28 pm
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: Honda query
Replies: 6
Views: 1023

Re: Honda query

That's initially what we thought, but the indicators are right in the way.
It must be for something with quite a thickness as the thread is only at the end.


Malcolm
by Notsospeedy
Sun Sep 27, 2015 8:10 pm
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: Honda query
Replies: 6
Views: 1023

Honda query

Hi all, I've recently been helping my chum re-wire his Honda 400/4 and took this picture http://i611.photobucket.com/albums/tt197/Dadstoy/DSCF2002.jpg What are the 2 threaded studs (one each side) for? They seem to be original but we can't find them on a parts diagram, they just show the frame with ...
by Notsospeedy
Tue Jul 21, 2015 11:58 pm
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: Side stand
Replies: 6
Views: 652

Re: Side stand

A bit more scraping and it looks like what I thought was a threaded hole in the mounting lug isn't! It looks more like a small circular post with a small hole that goes right across it. First thought is that the spring eye goes over the post with the end going through the hole - except the spring ey...
by Notsospeedy
Tue Jul 21, 2015 5:02 pm
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: Side stand
Replies: 6
Views: 652

Re: Side stand

It's a '53 Triumph 5T Speed Twin.