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Hello everyone, as the title states Im new to this forum. Ive been reading through and like what i see. I was wondering if you could point me in the direction to get some information on a 1970 daytona.
 

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Hi and welcome.
Daytonas are super bikes - to be honest I prefer them to T120 Bonnevilles.
Try Triumph 21 to Dayton By Matthew Vale or Triumph - Tiger 100 and Daytona by J R Nelson. The first is a narrative history inc restoration guide, the second a technical/development detailing on a year by year basis.
Currently finishing a restoration of a 73 model.
 

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NjScott,

Hey welcome to the forum.
I think this has been posted into the wrong subcatagory.
You may want to try just under the bacis heading group
of

Classic, vintage and veteran

you should get more replies there.

Pookybear
 

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Hey everyone as the title states I am new to this forum. I have been reading through for a while and like what i see. I was wondering if anyone could point me in the direction of some basic info on a 1970 daytona. I would like to read up on this bike some. Also more specifically anything on stuck clutch plates would be a worth while read for me.

Thanks
NjScott,

me again, Look up at the header line. It got things like
Home, Forum, Active topics in it. It also has a search
function. Just click on it and type in stuck clutch. But under
options single out the Classic, Vintage and Veteran section
and it will pick up only the older iron and will also cover the
three sub catagories.

I hope this help you out,

Pookybear
 

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Hi NJscott and welcome :)
Sticking clutch plate are usually down to contamination (oil)
remedied by washing plates in petrol and drying.
I once bought a set of plates and they did nothing but stick :mad: from day one.
If I left it overnight, it would take about ten! violent kicks to free them off :eek:
So I made a wire loop, to go over the bar end and hold clutch lever back,
This does strain the cable and stuff, but is a lot kinder to the kickstart mechanism.
The only answer was to replace them.
 

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So I made a wire loop, to go over the bar end and hold clutch lever back,
This does strain the cable and stuff, but is a lot kinder to the kickstart mechanism.
The only answer was to replace them.
NJScott,

Do not worry, we all start somewhere, and Triumph Rat is
a big place.

Plewsy,

If I go on long trip where I can not ride the bike for several days.
I usually stick a deep well socket under the clover leaf lifter's
arm and that at least takes the pressure off of the cable.

Pookybear
 

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NJScott,
Do not worry, we all start somewhere, and Triumph Rat is
a big place.


Plewsy,
If I go on long trip where I can not ride the bike for several days.
I usually stick a deep well socket under the clover leaf lifter's
arm and that at least takes the pressure off of the cable.

Pookybear
Triumph Rat is an enormous place :confused:

I like that socket Idea :D pookybear
p.s. great tips! on how to search, I can almost find things now ;)
 
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