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Re: Triumph 500

Unread post by Zunspec » Fri Aug 31, 2012 11:51 am

Hi jimmy,

This site has loads of Triumph brochures, parts lists and w/shop manuals. May be of some use to you. Luckily my example still had the original paint so the paint sprayer was able to copy the layout.

http://www.classicbike.biz/Triumph/Triumph.htm

Cheers Geoff

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Re: Triumph 500

Unread post by scotduke » Fri Aug 31, 2012 3:28 pm

Doesn't look like it needs a full nut and bolt resto Jimmy. Oily rag condition's fine if you ask me. Seem to remember the front brake on my 500 was ok, but it was a ventilated drum and the previous owner said it came from a Bonnie.

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Re: Triumph 500

Unread post by DAVE M2 » Sat Sep 01, 2012 12:38 pm

is this any good?

It's for the Bonnie, but might be a start?
http://www.raskcycle.com/techtip/paintmain.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Triumph 500

Unread post by jimmy » Sat Sep 01, 2012 1:52 pm

Cheers Dave
Thats the site I was thinking of.
The fact its a Bonnie layout doesnt matter too much mate as the colour Im after is specific to another model and another year (1958 T110)

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Re: Triumph 500

Unread post by jimmy » Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:25 pm

Received the dating certificate from TOMCC today.
25th August 1959, so should be able to get an age related plate

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Re: Triumph 500

Unread post by DAVE M2 » Sat Sep 08, 2012 7:19 pm

and no tax / MOT

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Re: Triumph 500

Unread post by jimmy » Mon Sep 10, 2012 3:58 pm

Presented myself at Glasgow DVLA today with v5, v890? sorn declaration, dating certificate and some pictures. The guy says it should be straightforward, they just have to look at the original microfiche and if no probs I should get an age related plate in a few weeks.
Meanwhile now the olympics are over, some sense of normality has returned to my workplace so I will start to get days off again and I can now get a start on the bike.

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Re: Triumph 500

Unread post by jimmy » Thu Sep 20, 2012 1:38 pm

After posting the above last week or so, later that day I received a telephone call asking me to bring the bike to the Kilmarnock VOSA site for an inspection. I did just that yesterday morning and today have received a letter confirming my new registration number (with v5 to follow).
A speedy, free and painless service, so well done dvla.

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Re: Triumph 500

Unread post by jimmy » Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:18 pm

Well as I had a free day today and there was a fair weather window, I decanted my bikes outside so I could get some space to work on the 5Ta. My intention was to fit the steering head bearings and forks seals that have been lying around for a while. Bike up on a box, front end off and new cups and cones fitted, easy. Next up the fork seals, so I stripped down the first fork and off with the seal holder, in with the new seal and all together again. Knock off for a cuppa and then start fork number two, only this time its starting to cloud over and a few specks of snow start falling again, so the Cardinal sin is committed and I start to rush, resulting in an oil seal fitted upside down, the removal of which ends up with a misshapen seal.....I really do know bugger all.
So everything tidied up bike back in the garage and await the even newer seals arriving.
I can still hear my auld man saying...more speed less haste......hmmmmm

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Re: Triumph 500

Unread post by Zunspec » Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:46 pm

That brought a smile, jimmy. Mainly because I've also walked that particular road :D

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