T160 Restoration Tips Sought - Triumph Forum: Triumph Rat Motorcycle Forums
» Main Menu

Discussion Forums
 » Twins
 » Tiger
 » General
 » RAT

Features
 » Blogs

Motorcycle.com Links

Contribute
 » Photo

Motorcycle Forums
» Insurance
» Sponsors
» Our Partners
»ATV Reviews
»Motorcycle Games

Classic, Vintage & Veteran For Coventry and Meriden Models. Anything pre-Hinckley goes.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-09-2012, 01:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
New Member
Newbie
Main Motorcycle: T160
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Panama City, Fl USA
Posts: 4
Other Motorcycle: HD Road King
T160 Restoration Tips Sought

I am restoring a T160 and looks like I need to get inside the engine cases to replace some sprockets and bearings. From reading the shop manual, it appears I will need a clutch hub puller, but I am wondeirng if any other "special tools" might be required. I am a bit leery of getting into something where I might need to mic or measure tolerances, etc. and find I need some tool I do not have. Glenn
gzrglyde is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-09-2012, 02:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
Moto Grand Prix
Main Motorcycle: Triumph TR7
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Norwich, England
Posts: 2,582
Other Motorcycle: T140
Extra Motorcycle: Most of another T140
Best thing you can do is get a genuine workshop manual for your bike. This will tell you all the special tools you'll nedd and what each one is for.

iTS FAR BETTER TO START FROM A POSITION OF KNOWLEDGE AND BEING FULLY EQUIPPED, THAT FROM ONE OF TAKING THINGS TO BITS AND TRYING TO TACKLE PROBLEMS AS THEY ARISE. tHERE AREN'T TOO MANY SPECIAL TOOLS REQUIRED FOR A t160, BUT THOSE THAT ARE REALLY ARE USEFUL. Sorry about the sodding upper case text - I look at the keyboard whn typing, not aT THE SCREEN AND IF THINGS GO WRONG THERE'S NOT MUCH i CAN DO TO PUT THEM TIGHT, EXCEPT TYPING OUT ALL OVER! And sod that!

Cheers, John.
JohnA is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-09-2012, 03:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
New Member
Newbie
Main Motorcycle: T160
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Panama City, Fl USA
Posts: 4
Other Motorcycle: HD Road King
T160 Project

Thanx John!

I have a factory shop manual, but am a bit suspect of the accuracy in parts of it. When I tried to remove the starter a while back, I had no idea there was a spanner nut under the breather cover...as it was not described in the manuals starter removal precedures. I've worked on a few motorcycles over the years, but am loathe to get inside the cases unless I must. Right now I know I have a chipped tooth on the rear (larger) primary chain sprocket, and the rear chain drive sprocket looks like the bike did hill climbs in a gravel pit it is so chewed up.
gzrglyde is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-09-2012, 04:00 PM   #4 (permalink)
Senior Member
Supersport 600
Main Motorcycle: bsa bushman
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: derby england
Posts: 177
Other Motorcycle: t100 790
Extra Motorcycle: 66 tr6
i dont know if things have changed but primary chains were imposible to get.
1963wak is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Triumph Forum: Triumph Rat Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter your valid email address, that can receive an automated confirmation message. Otherwise, you won't be able to gain full access.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hi Everyone, TR7T sought! Kelvin Murray The Welcome Center 1 11-22-2010 12:02 PM
T160 socelt Maintenance & Workshop Talk 4 01-25-2010 11:16 AM
new restoration tips ecose Maintenance & Workshop Talk 0 04-09-2009 08:22 PM
T160 Medic09 Classic, Vintage & Veteran 13 07-17-2008 03:27 PM
t160 to buy squod Classic, Vintage & Veteran 9 03-26-2005 05:14 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:02 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Motorcycle News, Videos and Reviews
Honda Grom Forum Harley Davidson Forum Honda 600RR Kawasaki Forum Yamaha R6 Forum Yamaha FZ-09 Forum
1199 Panigale Forum Roadglide Forum Honda CBR1000 Forum Vulcan Forum Yamaha R1 Forum Yamaha R3 Forum
Ducati Monster Forum Harley Forums Honda CBR250R Forum ZX10R Forum Star Raider Forum Yamaha Viking Forum
Suzuki GSXR Forum V-Rod Forums Honda Shadow Forum Kawasaki Motorcycle Forum Star Warrior Forum KTM Duke 390 Forum
SV650 Forum BMW S1000RR Forum Honda Fury Forum Kawasaki Versys Forum Drag Racing Forum Ducati 899 Panigale Forum
Suzuki V-Strom BMW K1600 Triumph Forum Victory Forums Sportbikes BMW NineT Forum
Volusia Forum BMW F800 Forum Triumph 675 Forum MV Agusta Forum HD Street Forum Suzuki GW250 Forum
Yamaha Motorcycles Victory Gunner Forum Honda Vultus Forum HD LiveWire Forum Ninja H2 Forum

Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.