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T3 Sport / Touring Forum For the discerning Hinckley Sporting Enthusiasts. Open to all lovers of the original T3 Sport Models including the Trident, Sprint, Sprint Exec, Daytona, Trophy, and Speed Triple.

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Old 11-14-2012, 02:05 AM   #1171 (permalink)
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Didn't want a Motobatt on my Speed Triple as they are yellow!!
My trident is yellow, so no problem there. You can always paint it black if you really want to! Lol.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:36 AM   #1172 (permalink)
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I had my Speed T out for a short ride as she's sat most of the season and wanted to get her properly warmed up and fuel/oil moving through her veins as winter is approaching.A big job for the Guzzi which took all of the riding season (March-Oct) and a Ducati ST purchase in July distracted me from her.
Even though I still have to install the Penske shock,replace or lube the rear wheel bearings,have the forks re-worked by somebody,boy she's fun to ride.Cranked up the revs and a handful of nice turns and forgot how fun she is.The suspension and geometry cant hold a candle to the Guzzi or Duc(it'll be much better soon,hopefully by spring) but still a blast and always a positive comment when you pull over,ie;"Nice bike,is that new?",Ah no 1995,"Really?"
Ride em,enjoy them!
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Old 12-12-2012, 02:42 PM   #1173 (permalink)
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Today I removed the rear wheel and discovered that the hugger has probably not been removed/cleaned ever
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:59 PM   #1174 (permalink)
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Today I removed the rear wheel and discovered that the hugger has probably not been removed/cleaned ever
Small tip, pop the plastic rivets out that hold the chain guard onto the hugger and replace with some stainless socket heads and nylocs..it looks better and holds a better shape ;-)

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Old 12-18-2012, 03:59 PM   #1175 (permalink)
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MOT - TBH the hugger is in good shape and not out of shape at all.

Did have to buy a grease gun as I discovered, happily, that a Mk1 S3 has grease nipples for the suspension bearings
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Old 01-02-2013, 10:40 AM   #1176 (permalink)
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Cured the sticking choke problem on the Speedy and put it back together. Sitting there on the paddock stand lookin good. I wanted to get out for a run on her but it seems to have rained here since September. Roll on the spring....
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Old 01-04-2013, 11:45 AM   #1177 (permalink)
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I finally fixed some nagging cooling issues today. The worst was a tiny little crack on the radiator where the hose to the expansion tank connects; I had a steady seep of coolant once the bike warmed up. The job turned out to be way, way harder than I thought it would be as I kept running into little snags and cases of having to take something off just to get something else back on. It was a nightmare and all for a little 3mm crack.

I also replaced the faulty fan switch with a Volvo unit as suggested by N5XL. The fan is working perfectly and the bike is running nice and cool with no leaks anymore! Right now I'm in the process of flushing the coolant since I already had the system drained. After that she'll be ready to ride again.
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Old 01-10-2013, 05:50 AM   #1178 (permalink)
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It has been a long and tedious job...
Wait for parts which are NOT kept in Australia has me fuming.
However there is some light at the end of the tunnel, but I need some help...
I have put Nology coils and hot wires on but cant remember if I have the right wires going to the coils can somebody post correct installation please...[IMG]URL=http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/839/dsc01055pi.jpg/][/URL][/IMG][IMG]
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Old 01-11-2013, 01:49 PM   #1179 (permalink)
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Coil connection is cyl 1 mounted on frame LH side, green to outer connection, red to inner .
Cyl 2 is mounted RH on frame at front , red outer and yellow/blue to inner.
Cyl 3 is mounted RH on frame at rear, red outer and brown/yellow inner.

Hope this helps [ and also that Ive got this right !].
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Old 01-11-2013, 05:35 PM   #1180 (permalink)
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Coil connection is cyl 1 mounted on frame LH side, green to outer connection, red to inner .
Cyl 2 is mounted RH on frame at front , red outer and yellow/blue to inner.
Cyl 3 is mounted RH on frame at rear, red outer and brown/yellow inner.

Hope this helps [ and also that Ive got this right !].
Yes you have, I had three and two wrong, found this out last night surfing the net. After I took the tappet cover off to check timing marks....

Once again The Mottley biker helped without knowing it..
Quote: Eeeek the inside of my engine ! Next remove the crankshaft cover, Haynes says be ready for some oil loss at this point but don't worry it's only a dribble.

http://www.mottleybiker.com/page15.htm.

Changed it around and did I get a woody....Music to me ears it was!
Just finished putting it all back together again . 8:30 AM south aus time and told the wife IT"S ALIVE.... Thanks for the relpy.
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