Main Motorcycle: T120RT
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: in my house
Other Motorcycle: T140V,T140D,T140E,T140J
If this is covered under warranty I would have them look at the bike.
Thoughts? Trying to fix a Scooter over the phone without hearing the noises, talking to the patient, or laying on the hands is a bummer.
Drive side possible noise causes are rotor against stator or pointer in cover. Primary chain against adjuster or cases. Bad bearings at the clutch basket allowing it to scrape against the cases. Could be there isn't any problem. Problems/noises don't go a wandering round the motor.
Additional thoughts are: You DON'T let the machine idle while on the side stand. The oil will puddle inside the rocker box lowside. Then your bike may act like a Destroyer laying down a smoke screen out the driveside pipe. Any idle should be done on a center stand or with the Rider seated holding the bike up as at a traffic light.
It is summer time and it has been a HOT Summer. One DOES NOT let a preHinckley Triumph (or any air cooled bike(do as you wish with a Hinckley)) idle for extended periods of time when on a side stand, center stand, or whenever. If you are adjusting things with the bike in an upright position running you need to have an operating fan in front blowing cooling air.
Yes I have noticed my Bikes motors getting a bit warm when sitting in traffic or going slowly in the City. Happened in Chicago, St.Louis, Nashville, Chattanooga, Charleston no matter where I went. Never been there but I reckon it happens in your Burgh. Don't sit in slow traffic hit the side streets. Your bike will run cooler at 25 mph on a side street (and you will make better time) than if you are sitting in a traffic jam not doing 55. Ideas? Go for a ride North. Always wanted to go to the Racers Restraunt in South Dayton New York. Just stay nearer to the center line cause it's on the Amish Trail. Figure it's about 180 mile each way for you. A nice day ride.
Additional thoughts and ideas since you asked. Yes ifin it ain't broke don't fix it. Just cause you think it's broke don't mean it is. An old Brit Bike is different from other bikes. Just because you know Euro/Jap/HD doesn't always cross over to the vintage bike. You have to adjust to the machines quirk's as it will not adjust to yours.
Leaks...A properly assembled and maintained Unit Triumph will have minimum leaks/seepage. Large amounts of either indicate repairs or maintenance is needed.
Old Land Rovers... I don't know what is Old you. A number of years ago I was in shop doing frame off restorations on a few mid-60's Land Rover. Beautiful machines the frames were as piece of art. They were built to survive the Serengeti. Remember watching them in Born Free (the movie) and I believe Hatari. The new ones? You mean the new ones that were having problems with axle bearings and bearing housing's. That remind me more of the Bentley convertible I was looking at the other day. Hard to imagine either on the Serengeti with a Lion climbing on.
Time to go nuff said. Have a good day and keep the rubber side down.
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