Grand Prix 125
Main Motorcycle: Triumph Bonnie
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Washington D.C.
So, I bought my 77 T140 about a two months ago and surprisingly it was in really good shape. I had been around bikes growing up but hadnt ridden one in about 10-12 years. My first thought when I got it home was that I needed to put it in the shop to have it looked over, fluids changed, carbs cleaned, clutch adjusted ect. So, thats what I did. 500 dollars later I got my bike back. Started to ride it home and it wouldnt shift. Shut it off on the side of the road and wiggled some things. Went to start it back up and got nothing. Had power but she wouldnt fire. Tickled the carbs, and thats when I got really pissed. The floats stuck on both sides and I had to tap them to get the gas to stop pouring out. At this point I figured out that I had just gotten a 500 dollar oil change... My Bonnie has not been back to the shop and I have done all the work in my garage thanks to everyone here. I have had nothing but good experiences so far. I re-adjusted my clutch, re-did my carbs, replaced the rectifier and zenor with a sparx regulator and just have a couple more things to do, one of which is fix a stripped head bolt which scares the crap out of me to even think about trying to tackle myself...but hey, thats why I bought the bike. For what I spent on her originally is no where near the joy I get out of working on her..... Thank you all for all of your help and hopefully when I figure out what I am doing, I can return the favor.