My '73 Triumph 750 Tiger

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Re: My '73 Triumph 750 Tiger

Unread post by triumph5ta » Mon Jun 23, 2014 11:57 am

scotduke wrote:
johnr wrote:my bmw r100hybrid had reverse cone meggas on it, the mot man described the sound as 'like a spitfire taking off' fab exhausts, though i think the word 'silencer' is a misleading description!

does it sound as good as it looks then?
Yes, but fresh wadding in the silencers means its acceptable.

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Re: My '73 Triumph 750 Tiger

Unread post by triumph5ta » Mon Jun 23, 2014 12:07 pm

Well I've only gone and bloody well finished it!
Got a reg number and Historic Vehicle status with very little bother from the DVLA.
The digital speedo "Swift" needed calibrating, I guesstimated it at first and ended up riding to the MoT place and back at an indicated 150mph!
Had a good ride around and then went to visit some frinds, all good except I had a major oil leak from the filler cap.
It has wet sumped in the past and I had topped up the oil without knowing this, result, after about 15 minutes is all the excess oil is scavenged from the crankcase and pumped up to the already full oil tank with predictable results!
I have already bought a smaller black and silver aluminium reg plate for it to replace the legal size barn door one that was all Brixton Halfords could do me...
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Tank is still bare metal, I suppose I should get it painted...

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Re: My '73 Triumph 750 Tiger

Unread post by Zunspec » Mon Jun 23, 2014 1:07 pm

Nice one 5ta,

Yesterday I had my first blast on the 76 T140 I have just acquired, goes a good'un. Have a summer of good riding :D :D :D

Cheers Geoff

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Re: My '73 Triumph 750 Tiger

Unread post by Hooli » Mon Jun 23, 2014 2:04 pm

Enjoy 8-)
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Re: My '73 Triumph 750 Tiger

Unread post by DAVE M2 » Tue Jun 24, 2014 2:12 pm

I overfilled my T140 and the extra oil washed loads of rust and crap back from under there tank tube.

If you have a decent filter I'd check it for gunk

I have a CHARLIES

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Re: My '73 Triumph 750 Tiger

Unread post by triumph5ta » Tue Jun 24, 2014 4:46 pm

Good point, I have the Charlies sump filter too...

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Re: My '73 Triumph 750 Tiger

Unread post by DAVE M2 » Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:41 am

I won't bore you with details but in the end (assuming you have some crap) I used a borescope to look up the tube, and a wire flail that I made =from wire rope and a cordless drill to know off any suspect stuff up in the upper tube.
then used a paraffin gun on a compressor to flush the tank.

I found a white plastic washing up bowl useful to se if the crap was all washed out. This collected everything dripping out of the sump

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