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post #1 of 1515 (permalink) Old 05-19-2009, 03:38 AM Thread Starter
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What I did with my T3 today.

I've stolen this idea from the Hinkley Classic Triples forum where I've enjoyed reading it and picked up a few good tips. It's a place where we can post updates on modifications, rides, servicing, anything we do with our bikes, and if we all get behind it it should stay near the top of the threads and encourage more to get involved.

On that note I should start.

After my recent spark plug unscrewing issues I fitted a new set of plugs. To do the job I bought a new 18mm plug socket from Hazet Tools. This is a real slim socket which fits real neat allowing a positive feel on the plug so I hope they will be ok now.
On firing the bike up, it wouldn't run well and stalled whenever I used the throttle. I thought it was the vacuum line on the back of the fuel tap kinked when I refitted the tank and was right.
With that sorted I took the old girl for a ride up the old highway and all felt good. I'm happy with the feel of the recently fitted Metzler Sportec tyres and loving the sound of the Trident Exhaust mufflers.
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i just took delivery of my new front discs which look uber kool.
pics to follow when i get them fitted.
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Started stripping the bike to install suspension and braking bits.

New 1.0kg springs, Hagon rear shock, and Tokico calipers.

I'll have it done later today...yay
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Finishing up chain/sprocket replacement and just need to reinstall all of those bits that get in the way.

I used an AFRAM front, JT rear and DID chain at about $200. I decided to increase the rear from 43 teeth to a 45, so I also upped the links from 110 to 112, which worked out well.

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Rode my '98 Sprint Sport to the office for the first time this season. Makes going to work tolerable. After the valve adjustment, it starts faster than I can ever remember. Forks rebuilt last year, new tires last year. Was a great ride, can't wait to ride on a longer trip away from the office.
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not done anything today, but yesterday i ordered a full set of seals and pistons to overhaul my nissin 4 pots.they are 18 years old now, and have never been changed, so im expecting a positive experience when i get them kitted out with new pistons and seals, coupled with new disks, pads and brake fluid!

do you think it would be worth doing the master cylinder seals too?

also gonna get my new tyres ordered asap, then i can start the cosmetic overhaul!
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New rear caliper, pads and braided line fitted to the Trident. No more binding rear brake
Also learned to inspect fully before jumping in and ordering parts. When I took the caliper off I could see the pistons were pitted, so ordered new ones. When i went got them out to put the new nes in there was a great big step in one of the bores, so I had to get the whole new caliper!
At least as its a Trident I can use the pistons on the front!
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daytona, I would do the master cyclinders too. After all, you've got it all apart anyway and the new seals at the bottom may give the old seals at the top a rough time. IMHO.

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yeah, i figured that, but was hoping someone would say not to bother with the expense, lol
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Pulling the carbs out again today. Just found out I have one carby with a different size spring : I will change emulsion tubes as well.
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