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Twins Technical Talk Technical Talk for Hinckley Triumph Twins: Bonneville, T100, Speedmaster, America, Thruxton, and Scrambler.

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Old 12-24-2010, 01:45 PM   #11 (permalink)
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The pumps are driven with plastic gears from one pump to the other if 1 pump locks up both go out most of the time (tears the gears up)
Surprised to learn that plastic gears are used. Surprised they hold up as well as they do.
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Old 12-24-2010, 02:13 PM   #12 (permalink)
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there tuff plastic of some kind maybe nylon
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Old 12-25-2010, 08:47 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Hi Mike, thanks for info, I'm not sure if that makes me feel safer.
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Old 12-25-2010, 08:53 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Hi Mike, thanks for info, I'm not sure if that makes me feel safer.
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look at it this way the gears dont wear much and will only go bad if the pump locks up so you are safe
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Old 12-25-2010, 10:40 AM   #15 (permalink)
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there tuff plastic of some kind maybe nylon
I believe they are made from Ryton - good for 450*F continuous.

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Forchetto to my rescue again! Washed my bike Saturday, went to ride today (Monday) and what should happen but my oil light comes on! Let's see what happens when I implement these tips.
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Old 11-28-2012, 02:27 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Ok, so I checked the boot and there was water in there. I moved the boot, let it dry out and slathered it with dielectric grease. Only problem is that the light is still on. What gives?


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Old 11-28-2012, 02:33 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Ok, so I checked the boot and there was water in there. I moved the boot, let it dry out and slathered it with dielectric grease. Only problem is that the light is still on. What gives?
Only two possibilities (Assuming that there's normal oil pressure when engine is running.):

The switch contacts are stuck "ON"

There's a short to ground or chasis in the wire that runs from the lamp to the switch.

Disconnect the switch by following the wire under the rear of the tank and unplugging it. This is easier than trying to undo the little screw that holds the wire on to the switch. If the light goes out the switch is faulty. If it doesn't the wire has a short to ground.

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Ok, this is getting really frustrating. Now the bike won't start at all! Turn the key, kickstand up, clutch in, bike in neutral and all I get is a click. Then wait for about 5 seconds and the fuel pump re-primes and if I push the starter I get another click. If I don't wait for the pump to prime, no click. I took a video so I'll try to upload that so you guys can help me. What is going on?

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Old 11-29-2012, 01:36 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Assuming your battery terminals are tight, it's a flat battery I'm afraid...
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