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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 08-03-2019, 06:21 PM Thread Starter
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Stupid question of the week...
How much noise is normal? Every time I ride my 68 I hear a different noise sometimes too end sometimes sounds like primary chain, next time is that clutch noise? Am I nuts and that’s normal on a 50 something year old bike? Or is it really going to blow up in my lap... kinda joking, I hope. How does everyone else’s sound besides the beautiful pipes, I have nothing to compare it to this is my first Old Triumph.

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post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old 08-03-2019, 06:47 PM
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How much is normal? Oh about that much.,..

Many many years ago I asked my Dealer about all the clatter coming from the top end of my bike. He said worry if it doesn't make noise. Like you said to me in another thread "let it go Francis"

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Thanks K,
So if it ain’t broke don’t fix it ?
If it ain’t leaking it’s empty?
^ I own old Land Rovers too

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Thanks K,
So if it ain’t broke don’t fix it ?
If it ain’t leaking it’s empty?
^ I own old Land Rovers too

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Reckon you could say that..

Also if you get into Amish country while on your scooter keep a bit closer to the center line. Can get a bit greasy towards the outside of the lane.

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But I do have a noise I know isn’t right. It doesn’t happen all the time. When the motor gets hot, pull up to a stop sign... theres is a metal on metal sound, very hollow sound, left side is where it sounds like it’s coming from. Possibly primary but leaning toward crank case. Clutch in or clutch out doesn’t matter same sound. Pull up to next stop sign no noise. Sound cycles with rpms. Almost sounds like a baffle loose inside the pipe (but it’s not). Also I get some smoke sometimes from the left side pipe after initial start up in the morning if it idles on the side stand for an extended period. Also when riding in the city at it gets very hot. Ideas ?

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Kadutz Amish are 150 miles east of me or west into Ohio and I don’t take the bike to either of those areas. But I’m pickin up what ur layin down... lol
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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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Heading to work for a few days possibly Kadutz, I’ll read again, digest, and respond as soon as I can. All kidding aside thank you for your time spent dealing with my many stupid questions. And that goes to many other people on this site, I take in what you’re saying and appreciate the sharing of the knowledge, it’s not like that knowledge grows on trees anymore. Now if I could only find the OBD port on this thing I wouldn’t have to ask all these questions.

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Ok work delayed till tonight or in the am so.... Kadutz did a shakedown ride solo the new noise is the drive side pipe hit, where to be determined after a cool down. So I got that easy fix covered, pretty sure. The part figure #22 in the picture that strap between the pipes. What does that bolt too? Nothing shown and I did a quick search by part number and didn’t find a more complete diagram. Anyone have a clue?

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22 is attached to parts 9-13. It's a strap that adds rigidity the exhaust system.

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There must be some sort of 90 deg bracket not shown in picture. There’s no way to bolt it up unless old pipes had a tab welded onto them like up from by down tube. Do you or anyone else have one mounted ? I can see that it would def benefit from adding it for rigidly, mufflers definitely move around only being attached at the one point where the pillion pegs attach also. I did do a bit of adjusting around and seam to have clearance where the pipe was touching by the side stand on the frame rail. Haven’t test drove yet, low 90’s out now. I’ll wait till closer to sundown if I’m not called up before then

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