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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-24-2008, 10:11 PM Thread Starter
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Wanted: useful reference material

I'd like to try to make this forum even more useful to all TriumphRAT members. So, if you have useful motorcycle reference material or web sites that you have referred to while wrenching, let me know. I'll compile a sticky (possibly out of this thread itself) out of it.

Remember, it can't be anything that violates copyright or any other aspect of the AUP, and the more general the better. Here are some examples:

General unit conversion software: Need to convert foot-pounds to Newton-meters? This freeware will do it for you, as well as HP to kW and inches of Mercury to atmospheres.

You can find an excellent discussion of static sag (and more) at this site.

This is a good discussion (with color pictures) of reading spark plugs. Got a better on? Let me know!

Can't find the manufacturer's torque spec for a particular bolt? This table will help figure out a good starting point. For example, a bolt with a 12mm head can generally be tightened to 15Nm (11 ft-lbs)

This web page (free, with the option to donate and get a downloaded version) will calculate the effect of changing various parts of a motorcycle's drive train.

So, what else out there has been useful for you? Share it here!

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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-10-2008, 11:25 PM
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Shim over bucket valve check and adjustment

The following link contains a great set of instructions for the valve clearance check and adjustment on the shim over bucket configuration. The subject motorcycle is a Thunderbird but it uses the same configuration as the Sprint ST, Speed Triple and the Tiger through the 2001 model year.


http://www.webbikeworld.com/t2/valves/
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Changing your own tyres

Here's a good link with step by step and pics on motorcycle tyre changing:


http://www.clarity.net/~adam/tire-changing-doc.html
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not sure how to say it in a politically correct fashion but if i can be of any help for torque specs and what have you just send me an email and ill get back with you asap
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Here's a good site for checking recall status, courtesy of hun_3:
http://www.triumph.co.uk/usa/Recall_...N_Enquiry.aspx

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Mott in the T3 forums has an excellent web site, here.

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Online MC Repair Course

More for older bikes but some good info

http://www.dansmc.com/MC_repaircourse.htm

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And if Gearing Commander seems as ridiculously over-complicated to you as it does to me, there's a nice, easy gearing table about halfway down this page:

http://www.webbikeworld.com/t2/motor...hain-sprocket/

(No offense intended to CoolHandLuke, or anyone associated with Gearing Commander. It's just extreme overkill for anything I've ever done.)

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Spark Plugs

Spark plugs applications with part nos for most bikes in a search by make model format, and downloads
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Plus lots of general info regarding plug

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