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by paulcali3
Wed Dec 16, 2009 3:16 pm
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: Tuned Commando
Replies: 36
Views: 855

Tuned Commando

I have two 34mm Amal Mk 1 carbs on my tuned 750 Commando engine..bike goes well enough, no flat spots or dodgy tickover but overall performance is a bit disappointing. It has been dyno tested at 48.8 BHP at around 5800rpm which seems about right for a 750 Commando. Don't know what else has been done...
by paulcali3
Tue Dec 15, 2009 1:42 pm
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: Bent alloy levers
Replies: 16
Views: 446

Re: Bent alloy levers

Thank you folks..I'll try the "gentle heat" method..if it was a brake lever I would just bin it...point taken about getting home with no clutch lever..did 70 miles stuck in top gear once on the Triumph..got home though!
by paulcali3
Mon Dec 14, 2009 7:32 pm
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: Running in a rebuilt engine
Replies: 16
Views: 525

Re: Running in a rebuilt engine

Duckhams Q a nice colour? You mean it looks good on the garage floor under the bike? : :lol:
by paulcali3
Mon Dec 14, 2009 7:26 pm
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: Triumph OIF Oil Filter Kit
Replies: 5
Views: 292

Re: Triumph OIF Oil Filter Kit

I found a big round magnet (3 inch) and stuck it to the gauze filter in the frame tube (1972 Triumph TR6)...traps all the tiniest metal bits (as long as they're magnetic of course). has worked for years. Also araldited a small magnet in the sump drain cap on crankcase..it all helps!
by paulcali3
Mon Dec 14, 2009 7:16 pm
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: Bent alloy levers
Replies: 16
Views: 446

Bent alloy levers

Question: what's the best way to straighten a bent alloy lever (clutch in my case?) Some scumbags vandalised my Norton.. should alloy be heated before bending?
by paulcali3
Mon Dec 14, 2009 7:12 pm
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: Unleaded in a T140E anyone?
Replies: 10
Views: 353

Re: Unleaded in a T140E anyone?

No problems using De caff in my (mostly) 1969 TR6 engine..I'd imagine it's engines with a higher state of tune that would be more fussy..