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DAVE M2
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Re: Triumph 500

Unread post by DAVE M2 » Thu Jul 11, 2013 12:16 pm

It took me ages to index my T140 box, I just didn't "get it" and then it worked.

Take loads of digital photos as you take the inner cover off to help with alignment

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jimmy
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Re: Triumph 500

Unread post by jimmy » Thu Jul 11, 2013 6:18 pm

Well the problem with the shorting was the dumbass at the other end of the multimeter, but its sorted now and heres a wee video of the bike running.

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Tickover quite high and when I try to rev it the bike just cuts out, so a strip down of the carb may be in order. I have ultrasonically cleaned it but just threw it back together so will look at that tomorrow, anyway it runs .....Yipee

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Re: Triumph 500

Unread post by jimmy » Sun Jul 14, 2013 7:29 pm

Went out today and had a look at the carb. Adjusted all settings back to standard, put it back on the bike and away she went. Next up the clutch. Tis a B40 clutch so I need to find out how many plates should be in there. I think I may have an extra plate in as it is very heavy to use

edit/ 5 plain and 4 friction. Think I may have an extra plate in there.
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Re: Triumph 500

Unread post by johnr » Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:14 pm

looking fab mate, i need to getin the shed and finish mine, but my knackered knee is keeping me off the floor!!

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Re: Triumph 500

Unread post by Zunspec » Mon Jul 15, 2013 11:36 pm

Hi jimmy,

I had a bit of a time getting my clutch to stop slipping. It is of the earlier 1960 4 spring type and initially I was using 5 friction + 5 plain plates on advice of an "Expert". I went back to what was shown in the parts manual which specified 6 Plain plates and problem was solved. If it works as is, I would go with that.

Cheers Geoff

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Re: Triumph 500

Unread post by jimmy » Wed Apr 09, 2014 9:07 pm

To save zunspecs' thread getting spoiled by my shit

Unfortunately with my bike being a 59 model there is no place to fit a tacho, I have however seen an electronic tacho on fleabay so I may go down that route.
I'm hoping to run around on it this year and then have a go at cafe'ing it next year (I know it's old hat, but it's a style I like and my bike is not original anyway). All I need is an ally tank, single seat, clip ons and rear sets and away I go.............. :roll: :roll:

edit// Oh and a set of swept back pipes
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Re: Triumph 500

Unread post by speedtwin » Wed Apr 09, 2014 9:46 pm

I saw your thread on the TOMCC forum, I'll be interested in seeing how you get on with the tacho. For a cafe style a large tach and small speedo would look good!

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Re: Triumph 500

Unread post by jimmy » Mon Apr 21, 2014 11:09 am

Well as today is a milestone birthday, this lot appeared wrapped up for me

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so maybe a wee hour or two in the shed for me
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Re: Triumph 500

Unread post by Hooli » Tue Apr 22, 2014 1:45 pm

Oh shiney 8-)
Classics ain't built in Metric

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