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by paulcali3
Sun Feb 14, 2010 4:04 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: Speed camera strategy for foreign plates!
Replies: 25
Views: 477

Speed camera strategy for foreign plates!

Can anyone tell me for certain if non- UK registered speeding vehicles caught on camera in the UK can be located and the owners fined? I was "flashed" once on my Irish plated bike in Essex and heard nothing (4 years ago) though read in the paper that this loophole was being closed and all foreign of...
by paulcali3
Fri Feb 05, 2010 3:24 pm
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: Preserving chrome/Triumph wheels
Replies: 3
Views: 168

Preserving chrome/Triumph wheels

I picked up a nice front wheel for my OIF Triumph TR6 recently at a show..stainless spokes and nipples, Radaelli rim with v. good chrome. Any tips on how to keep the chrome good both while the wheel is in storage and when it's fitted? PS also saw a Triumph front wheel for sale on a site here in Irel...
by paulcali3
Fri Feb 05, 2010 3:05 pm
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: Alternator storage
Replies: 15
Views: 361

Re: Alternator storage

As we're on the subject, few restoration articles mention replacing alternators...is it that they last well? (talking 60's/70's bikes here generally) I thought heat destroyed magnetism over time..surely most alternators get pretty hot in use?
by paulcali3
Wed Jan 06, 2010 4:38 pm
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: Triumph clutch improvements
Replies: 30
Views: 727

Re: Triumph clutch improvements

Can't argue with that! :shock:
by paulcali3
Tue Jan 05, 2010 11:51 pm
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: Norton centre stand
Replies: 11
Views: 371

Re: Norton centre stand

Yeah it's a bit better after extending the fork legs...don't have to go "round the back" to get it up any more (oo er..think I'll leave it at that)... :oops:
by paulcali3
Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:25 pm
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: Norton centre stand
Replies: 11
Views: 371

Re: Norton centre stand

No it doesn't Rick, in fact I have no spring at present, I'm using a bungee cord :oops: I've just "extended" the forks by dropping them in the yokes (around 7/8inch..as much as I can), should mean 7/8inch less lifting, haven't tried yet, got sidetracked by frostbite in the shed...
by paulcali3
Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:09 pm
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: Triumph clutch improvements
Replies: 30
Views: 727

Re: Triumph clutch improvements

Fair enough! It's sad but true, I could replace all the Meriden parts with aftermarket stuff and ride around saying Triumphs are brilliant..(which mine is of course, just as soon as I sort that little....) etc etc etc... Afterthought: has anyone put a Brit clutch, carb, etc on a Jap bike? Second aft...
by paulcali3
Tue Jan 05, 2010 1:07 pm
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: Triumph clutch improvements
Replies: 30
Views: 727

Re: Triumph clutch improvements

I wondered when someone would mention the J*p**ese option..not sure if I've actually heard of such a conversion..I have to use the engine oil in the chaincase (see Unit 650 Triumph breathers on this forum)..shan't bother with the 7 plate kit then (this rebuild is getting cheaper by the minute!) I mu...
by paulcali3
Mon Jan 04, 2010 5:56 pm
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: Triumph clutch improvements
Replies: 30
Views: 727

Triumph clutch improvements

I'm looking for any feedback about Triumph clutches specifically unit 650..what's the best thing you've ever done to improve your clutch? Going for a complete overhaul soon and I'm considering LP Williams 7 plate conversion, any opinions? I already have an alloy pressure plate & new springs and cent...
by paulcali3
Thu Dec 31, 2009 3:59 pm
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: Norton centre stand
Replies: 11
Views: 371

Re: Norton centre stand

Ok thanks for your comments.. I had a side stand which clamped to the frame AND bolted to the engine plates. RGM Motors type...this broke, (the leg part is fine, if anyone has the clamp/bolt part going begging let me know) replacements are expensive and welding didn't work...the centre stand turned ...