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Old 12-07-2012, 07:47 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Yup, happy that I made the right decision. Now to plan a rejuvenation
I think that it is a reasonable exercise, especially considering the availability of the Triumph parts (and the cost) in the UK. It is much harder to get good bits over here in Oz.

Are you still having issues with the Daytona motor Rexx?
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Old 12-08-2012, 06:48 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Yup, happy that I made the right decision. Now to plan a rejuvenation
Glad you made the right decision, too.
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Old 12-08-2012, 03:43 PM   #13 (permalink)
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No my problems stem from cooling issuse. The daytona motor was from a trackday bike and was run on pure water. I think that this has caused sludging of my radiator, but I need to do a thorough flush through and refil, but I have already tried this once and couldn't get what Triumph say should fit in the cooling system to fit. I was quite a bit short! So there must be more carp running in the system
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Old 12-08-2012, 03:45 PM   #14 (permalink)
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No my problems stem from cooling issuse. The daytona motor was from a trackday bike and was run on pure water. I think that this has caused sludging of my radiator, but I need to do a thorough flush through and refil, but I have already tried this once and couldn't get what Triumph say should fit in the cooling system to fit. I was quite a bit short! So there must be more carp running in the system
Carp??? No wonder! Coarse fish are not compatible with triples...too many burbles..you need trout mate.
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perhaps I ought to add a net filter to the main hose! ;-)
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:27 AM   #16 (permalink)
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perhaps I ought to add a net filter to the main hose! ;-)
Can't do that here. Net fishing is illegal in this part of the world ...
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Rexxy, I can't help but wonder if the Triumph spec is off by a liter. I was also unable to get nearly as much coolant into the system as expected a couple months back, twice.

I was advised by an experienced Triumph mechanic to refill the system in stages, starting with all three bleed screws open and only closing them as coolant began to leak out of them. The three screws are the top one on the water pump, the one on the side of the head, and the one on the top right of the radiator.

After going through lots of filling/draining/bleeding/pulling my hair out, I eventually traced my heat problem to the rubber flap that keeps hot air out of the airbox. the right side of it had come off the clip on the radiator, and it had fallen down and blocked the cooling fan.

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Old 12-09-2012, 08:02 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Beautifully said Chef! If it doesn't sing to you, don't do it. Rexxy, you already have a great bike with an ever greater motor. A motor that REALLY sings! Put some new forged wheels and some sticky tires on it and it will feel like it lost a hundred pounds and look amazing too.
And you still may have a bit more up your sleeve if haven't already attacked the TB's & headers!

You can make that baby as good as new with some elbow grease, new seals/bearings, shock & fork rebuild and a little TLC. I also know you can paint! So stick with that baby and fall in love again, & again......
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thank you susurf. Attacking the TBs and headers? Do you mean flowing and porting?

I happen to have a complete TB assembly spare and I vaguely recall an item on the forum... was that you?
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I happen to have a complete TB assembly spare and I vaguely recall an item on the forum... was that you?
Power-Tripp gave details in this post from a couple of years ago on another site.
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