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by Triton Thrasher
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: Honda rs 250
Replies: 2
Views: 954

Re: Honda rs 250

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by Triton Thrasher
Wed Aug 10, 2016 1:34 pm
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: Can't set the idle mix
Replies: 4
Views: 1299

Re: Can't set the idle mix

Is the idle jet blocked?
by Triton Thrasher
Mon May 02, 2016 1:36 pm
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: 7 1/2 inch rear brake drum.
Replies: 2
Views: 741

Re: 7 1/2 inch rear brake drum.

I think some Velocettes had a 7.5" front.
by Triton Thrasher
Mon Nov 30, 2015 3:00 pm
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: New Crank Bearings Can I tell If they Are C3.
Replies: 3
Views: 780

Re: New Crank Bearings Can I tell If they Are C3.

You can feel it, but you need a known new bearing to compare it with.
by Triton Thrasher
Mon Nov 30, 2015 2:59 pm
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: Warming engine case to fit new bearings.
Replies: 10
Views: 2253

Re: Warming engine case to fit new bearings.

No point in Loctiting.
by Triton Thrasher
Sat Jul 04, 2015 6:37 pm
Forum: Biking Chat
Topic: BSA Bantam
Replies: 7
Views: 1084

Re: BSA Bantam

Practically none of these bikes now have their original handlebars.
by Triton Thrasher
Wed Jun 03, 2015 1:19 pm
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: Ignition Timing using a light bulb
Replies: 6
Views: 1329

Re: Ignition Timing using a light bulb

To make it work on a magneto, you have to loosen the centre screw in the points plate. Use a small bulb like an oil warning lamp. Circuit goes: Battery live-bulb-point. Then magneto casing to other battery terminal, if it's an off-bike battery. May be the moving point or the other one, depending wha...
by Triton Thrasher
Thu May 28, 2015 6:45 pm
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: Oil For Norton ES2 500
Replies: 11
Views: 1270

Re: Oil For Norton ES2 500

20W/50 will do.

50 monograde is probably too thick for use in the UK.

30 or 40 monograde might do.

You'll never know which brand of oil is best, because practically any 20W/50 will not cause you any problems.
by Triton Thrasher
Thu May 28, 2015 1:40 pm
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: Starting Problems .... Still
Replies: 1
Views: 520

Re: Starting Problems .... Still

If it kicks back, retard it with the lever until it doesn't kick back. That's what the manual control is for. Put it to full advance for normal running, once it starts. Makes no difference which cylinder you look at when timing it, so long as they both get their spark BTDC on the compression stroke....
by Triton Thrasher
Fri May 15, 2015 9:24 pm
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: 73 TR6R hot exhaust
Replies: 9
Views: 1353

Re: 73 TR6R hot exhaust

If you have points ignition, make sure the points gaps and ignition timing are correct and the same on both cylinders.