Triumph 500 Speed Twin

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Re: Triumph 500 Speed Twin

Unread post by Zunspec » Wed Apr 14, 2010 9:06 pm

Well I received my set of Whitworth spanners/sockets today. Appear to be of decent quality, but still don't fit some of the nuts/bolts on the bike :?

As regards the US/UK gallons issue - A US pint is 16 fl/ozs and a UK pint is 20 fl/ozs. Thereby proving it takes 20% longer to get pissed in an American bar compared to one in Blighty :lol:

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Re: Triumph 500 Speed Twin

Unread post by supersix » Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:33 pm

Be a miracle if none of the nuts and bolts haven't been swapped in the bikes life, even if the factory didn't mix them! Enjoy! I hope you are more accepting of old Triumphs than me. Sold my T100, much happier on Beezas and Suzi smokers!

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Re: Triumph 500 Speed Twin

Unread post by Zunspec » Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:56 pm

Hi supersix,

I already have fine pair of Suzuki smokers (oo'er missus), wouldn't mind a 650 Lightning Clubmans in the stable but getting very attached to the pile of fun that is the Triumph despite the amalgam of fastener engineering. Having a Stainless Steel Nuts&Bolts specialist just up the road I'll try to be appropriate in my choice of threads but I have a feeling there might be a few metric additions to add to the confusion :D

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Re: Triumph 500 Speed Twin

Unread post by DAVE M2 » Thu Apr 15, 2010 10:42 am

My T140 parts book has a section at the back listing the nut/bolt/thread by part number so you can look up, say a front mudguard bolt and find out what spec it is.

Maybe a parts catalogue for your 500 would do the same?

Somewhere I found an online (american based?) list of BSA and Triumph part numbers that were all bolts and listed the thread specs in most cases. You might eb able to find it.

as well as a decent collection of whitworth, metric and AF spanners, along with a 30 year old socket set that is whit/af/metric, I bought a Halfords socket set like this a few years ago.
Plenty of AF sockets and when it's on sale (every bank holiday it seems) pretty decent value. Most is metric though But the handles are good and in 3 sizes
http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stor ... yId_165572" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I also recently bought some allen drive sockets of ebay. So much better than those bent bits of metal!

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Re: Triumph 500 Speed Twin

Unread post by Zunspec » Thu Apr 15, 2010 6:48 pm

Thanks Dave,

I'll have a search for the Triumph nut&bolt info.

Courtesy of a £50 Xmas prezzie from the my sister and Halfords offering a special Yule deal I bought their 140 piece professional socket set for a Net price off £35 a few years ago which isn't bad. Not Snap-on or Britool but pretty good quality.

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Re: Triumph 500 Speed Twin

Unread post by Hooli » Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:38 pm

Ive got a feeling halfrauds pro is made by snap-off or one of the decent makes anyway & the lifetime replacement is good too. covers everything except rachet mechs.
Classics ain't built in Metric

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Re: Triumph 500 Speed Twin

Unread post by DAVE M2 » Fri Apr 16, 2010 5:21 pm

the rachet on mine went and a bloody good bang on a concrete floor sorted it. I see that they do a repair kit for them though

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Re: Triumph 500 Speed Twin

Unread post by Zunspec » Mon Sep 27, 2010 10:28 pm

Hello all,

I got the first bits & pieces back today, here's the head. Still have to decide on the need for guides/seats etc.

Image
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/10638107@N ... 3004/show/

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Re: Triumph 500 Speed Twin

Unread post by sfb » Tue Sep 28, 2010 9:28 am

Ooh, pretty bits and pieces!

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Re: Triumph 500 Speed Twin

Unread post by The Mighty Gusset » Tue Sep 28, 2010 10:38 am

That's a very clean and shiny head you've got there (it's taken 48 years for mine to get like like that !).
Who did it ?
What was their customer service like ?
How much did it cost ?
Why isn't there a link to them in our Directory ?

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