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    RIP to a true cult hero.....and what he had or...

    RIP to a true cult hero.....and what he had or hadn't become has fuck all to do with it! and some of the comments are whats wrong with the world today.:rolleyes:
  2. Thread: pcv valves

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    These are often used in the car tuning world. ...

    These are often used in the car tuning world.

    http://www.jegs.com/images/photos/7206002.jpg
  3. Always amazes me just how talented people can...

    Always amazes me just how talented people can be....yet you would never know it on meting them, some great stuff in this thread,
    here are a couple of my past and present hobbies.

    Used to build...
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    Thanks! although two years on the gold i used...

    Thanks! although two years on the gold i used being acrylic like the other colours has decided it doesn't like the summer heat and has caused cracking of the lacquer form underneath....but in some...
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    Did mine with rattle cans...could have been a...

    Did mine with rattle cans...could have been a lot better with a gun and air brush but i couldn't get the colours i wanted easily.

    https://i.imgur.com/m016ILA.jpg
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    Never quite seen the point, seems like adding yet...

    Never quite seen the point, seems like adding yet more complication and things to go wrong...along with extra parts to try and hide...or not,
    you still have a line to go to the brake caliper yet you...
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    Well i have known people have trouble with oil...

    Well i have known people have trouble with oil scavenging due to the angle, and if it too acute then the crank is liable to sit in the resulting oil bath and cause drag and maybe make it smoke, but...
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    A very true statement, i had thought about...

    A very true statement, i had thought about adapting the frame to a softale but then would i still regret going for something more suable to being used as a regular hack, difficult decision....but...
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    Interesting about the "cant overcool British...

    Interesting about the "cant overcool British bikes" comment and in practice for me in the UK that doesn't ring true i cant remember the last time i had actual overheat problems with a British...
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    Probably a bit of a myth, all multi cylinder...

    Probably a bit of a myth, all multi cylinder engine generate more heat at the inner cylinders, but its rarely by much unless the mixture is incorrect to start, the Trident is often jetted a bit...
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    Been a long time since i added to this, recently...

    Been a long time since i added to this, recently uprated the rear brakes due to using a Harley master cylinder so the ratio was wrong so had a rather wooden feeling rear brake which quite frankly...
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    Glad to hear it finally start...first time and...

    Glad to hear it finally start...first time and run OK, took a while but you got there in the end, just shows that electronic ignition can be just as much of a pain as points...now just go out and...
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    Pic of my British iron.....1975 Triumph Trident...

    Pic of my British iron.....1975 Triumph Trident T160 chop.

    https://i.imgur.com/iqRSlG1.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/9WTb1k7.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/86sFADw.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/f7EzhtM.jpg
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    Everyone makes mistakes fella, its just that some...

    Everyone makes mistakes fella, its just that some think they are perfect and therefore think others should be too:rolleyes:
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    I am not familiar with the Boyer setup, but the...

    I am not familiar with the Boyer setup, but the Lucas Rita which i believe the Boyer to be based on is a wasted spark system, so both coils fire together, so swapping the wires shouldn't make any...
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    Bad Valve timing can lead to slightly lower...

    Bad Valve timing can lead to slightly lower compression due to more valve overlap, however if timed to the std timing marks this will be good enough for general road use, otherwise your spending...
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    For cam setup especially if they are unknown or...

    For cam setup especially if they are unknown or just so i know how much advance and retard i can give the valve timing i always put a blob of plasticine/modeling clay, but nothing too elastic, on the...
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    Definitely burning oil, could be a bad guide or...

    Definitely burning oil, could be a bad guide or oil control ring, how many miles has it done since it was upgraded to 750? could simply be that the rings haven't bedded in yet.
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    !0mm between carb and battery box! not surprised...

    !0mm between carb and battery box! not surprised your having problems, that and the extra long pipes are going to stifle top end power and cause rich running, trouble is one you overcome these...
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    Cleaned a few sludge traps in my time and believe...

    Cleaned a few sludge traps in my time and believe me you would get a shock what comes our especially with using old mineral oils with old detergent qualities.
  21. I have recently been through the whole brake...

    I have recently been through the whole brake balancing scenario with trying to mix AP Lockheed calipers with modern Japanese and American master cylinders...took me a while to arrive at a usable...
  22. Yeah forgot where i downloaded that chart from so...

    Yeah forgot where i downloaded that chart from so thanks for that, so forgot the further info on sweet spot, but as mentioned in that write up the disc size will also be a factor in getting the feel...
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    As suggested,possible pre-unit Triumph:...

    As suggested,possible pre-unit Triumph:
    85794[/QUOTE]

    Thats a unit frame, pre unit has the down tube between the motor and ger box.
    ...
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    Yeah downloaded the pic and zoomed in and it...

    Yeah downloaded the pic and zoomed in and it could well be the std headstock, in which case just ditch the long forks and it would be a better look, a quick rebuild with sensible positioning and a...
  25. With a single Lockheed caliper you need to be...

    With a single Lockheed caliper you need to be careful you get the ratio correct as too large and you will have a wooden feeling leaver and a brake that is liable lock up, too small and you will have...
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