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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 12-09-2012, 09:05 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Need to do a full service including valve check/adjustment and carb balance, chain and sprockets and new rear shock. And finally fit the Alcon 6 pots I've had sitting (looking lovely) on my office desk for ages
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:42 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Fitted an Auto oiler from Tutoro to the shopping trolley has a bigger reservior and also as you'd expect it automatic...ie works with the movement of the bike.
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Old 12-09-2012, 12:25 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Can't really schedule any winter work. Unless we have some snow or ice hit, ride baby ride.
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:03 PM   #24 (permalink)
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I sold my Honda CR750 Cafe Racer over the weekend, mixed emotions because I owned it for 10 years, 6 of which was spent rebuilding it . I didnt get half of what I put into it but to be honest, I lost interest once I finished the rebuild and it had to go. The up side of course is that I now have some funds to spend on the S3
So this morning with the Honda money burning a hole in my pocket, i rang Maxton and ordered an new shock and my forks to be rebuilt, rechromed and revalved to suit my girth and riding preferences...... Happy Days..............
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Old 12-12-2012, 05:46 PM   #25 (permalink)
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My winter project/maintenace has so far went like this: speed 3

New plugs, air filter, carb balance, centre stand installation, fuel tap rebuild.
Drill out stubborn pilot screw. (done by my local carb magician)
Then strip top end: new rings , and valve stem seals.
Engine head skimmed.
Valve clearences, checked and rechecked.
Hagon shock fitted after fighting with suspension linkages.
Sump removal and clean. and repaint.
Repaint exhaust headers.
Cam cover repainted.

Hopefully the oil will be going back into her in the next week,
Pics to follow.
job done , nearly. at least shes going now
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Old 12-24-2012, 04:02 PM   #26 (permalink)
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I'm planning on a month-long European tour this summer so I'm taking advantage of the lovely English winter to get the bike as ready as possible. Planned work includes:

Flush and refill coolant
New brake rotors and pads all around
New chain and sprockets
New rear tire
Installing a 12v outlet for GPS, phone charging, etc.
Fitting a 'flip-up' windscreen as the standard one directs airflow directly at my face
Installing a cruise control
Figuring out some way of lowering the pegs

The last two are findings from an earlier tour to Scotland (1200 miles in five days) when my right shoulder and both legs were cramping up constantly. I'm sure I'll think of a few other improvements I want to make along the way.
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Old 02-01-2013, 03:28 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Coming back together

Before and after, I have gone from Black to Orange - Its a strange thing, orange ones never look very good in photos but in real life they are stunning, this re-colour is a direct result of seeing them in the flesh at the Hinckley meet but I have gone for white wheels.......Because I can . Still need to refinsh the original exhaus and get teh Yoshis fitted but that may have to wait. What you cant see is the New Maxton rear shock and rechromed/re-valved forks. Should be ready to roll by the end of Feb.
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Old 02-02-2013, 03:32 AM   #28 (permalink)
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Nice one....when you feel it's complete get some pics and words together and we'll feature it on the MK1 owners site ;-)
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Old 02-24-2013, 02:18 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Nearly there......

I had to sell my beloved Honda Cafe Racer to fund this winter's work but as somebody once told me; you can do anything you want, you just cant do everything. So it was with some regret that I sold the CR and reduced the number of bikes in the garage and spent the lot on upgrading the S3. Last year I had the frame and brackets powder coated, polished the fork legs, swing arm and the footrest brackets and fitted Harrison Billet 6 Pots.

With the proceeds of the Honda sale I bought a complete set of new bodywork (although the tank is Cali spec as thats all Triumph had in Fireball) on the grounds it wouldnt be a lot more than a high quality re-spray. Maxton built me a new rear shock and rechromed, revalved and respung the forks, the wheels were powder coated white and new rubber fitted, I dumped the hugger in favour of the naked look and also fitted a set of Trident clocks which I think look better and have the added benefit of lights that you can actually see. It also moves the indicators lower and exposes the fork chrome at the top of the legs, I got hold of a second hand set of Yoshi pipes which I have spent hours and hours polishing

Not everybodys cup of tea I am sure, but I really like the way it is looking. I just need to find a pair of Trident headlamp brackets and I can finish it off - Roll on Spring!
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Old 02-24-2013, 04:34 PM   #30 (permalink)
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I like it man and I love the fact you've done what YOU want to this bike!

Did Maxton chrome the internal fork tube or did you do that yourself?

The Yoshi's are very much sexeh time!

Well done fella.
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