Grand Prix 250
Main Motorcycle: 1973 Triumph TR7RV
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Bethany, Connecticut United States
Other Motorcycle: 1969 TR6R; 1967 TR6C
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Got it together yesterday with the standard ball bearing. My method: I polished the crank shaft journal more thoroughly, knocking down a little booger (almost undetectable to the eye and finger) with some fine emery. I staged all my hardware. I lightly heated the timing side case and bearing until the bearing had obviously expanded. I spread the Three Bond as neatly and expeditiously as possible, moved quickly, and voila. Everything is together and turning exactly as it should.
Yes, that thread is very interesting.
I am lucky because this low-mileage motor had never been apart before I dug into it, so I got to see exactly what it looked like from the factory. I have been taking my time, taking copious pictures and notes, and sparing no expense on parts. Here and there I have found deviations from the parts book and workshop manual, but I trust the way it was together before I trust the diagram.
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