Picked this up after 30 full years sitting in a closet of the auto shop at my son's high school. Aside from some cosmetic damage (missing mirrors, turn signals, etc) it appears complete. Looks like it fell over on the right side once, but not while moving. Gas tank is clean though both petcocks are missing. Carbs will be removed and cleaned this weekend. Not much oil in it when I drained it. Maybe a quart.
Front brake works, rear has no fluid so nothing now. All in all the electrical and fuel/oil delivery systes looks intact.
My primary issue right now is that the kick starter won't turn the engine. I've removed the right transmission cover and the kicker appears fine and moves freely, so it's locked up somewhere inside the engine. Spark plugs are out and PB Blaster is soaking in the cylinders, in case they're frozen. I also removed the valve adjustment covers and got some Blaster down the valve stems, in case they're stuck.
The clutch lever works fine, and when I pull on it, the kicker moves freely. Although the gear shift lever is missing, using a wrench I can move through the gears with the bike on the center stand and rotating the rear wheel. When going from second to third, it misses, like there's another neutral in there, then it catches and advances to third. Fourth and fifth are fine. I'm wondering if my gap between second and third may also be why it won't budge? A gear not moving back in place?
I've rebuilt a few bikes, but this is my first Triumph. Thanks in advance for ideas, tips, and inspiration.