Our R&D takes a bit longer than the competition.Not a bad price at all. I wish you had a refundable core charge for the cams though....I probably would have ordered a BB kit a long tme ago if you did.
Carlos it doesn't cost anything if it's refunded. LOL. Not sure what R&D has to do with the core charge, but I can understand that most people might not be willing to pay the insane core charge that would be neccessary for the stock triumph parts. I could also understand that there aren't enough stock parts laying around to make this possible.Our R&D takes a bit longer than the competition.
I don't charge for core deposit, to save you and everybody money.
You went a different route with your pistons and cam kit, I imagine you must be happy with it!
Many people are on a tight budget, if they pay core deposit they can't pay for the parts.Carlos it doesn't cost anything if it's refunded. LOL. Not sure what R&D has to do with the core charge, but I can understand that most people might not be willing to pay the insane core charge that would be neccessary for the stock triumph parts. I could also understand that there aren't enough stock parts laying around to make this possible.
Either way, I think TPUSA has put together a real winner with this kit. It's also priced right and should sell like hot cakes. Along with some FCRs....it should be just what most folks want performance wise and can do at home by them selves.
As far as my bike...yeah, I am glad Wiseco decided to come out with those pistons when they did. It made it easy for me to put a kit together while deployed and have it all ready to be installed when I got home. Still have a little dialing in to do on the carbs, but yes I am very pleased.
Excellent...excellent post Stuart!.When you say minimal - what does that mean? I would say this is an intermediate kit. You need to know:
How to put brittle rings on a piston
How to scrape gasket surfaces clean
How to set up the camshafts, check valve clearances, change shims
How to torque cylinder head bolts properly
How to set up timing on your engine
How to compress piston rings and slide cylinders into place
This is not exclusive, but gives you an idea of what you will be facing. It's actually not that difficult - I've rebuilt a few four cylinder bike engines with no problems.
if you have a good mechanical aptitude (can tell when a bolt is tight enough without stripping it, can tell when timing marks are lined up, can understand where your valves are as you set the motor up) then I bet you can do this.
Have a read through the manual, look at the section that tells you about rebuilding the motor - that will show you in detail what's involved.
The beauty of this kit is that it is basically a top end rebuild - no separating of the crank cases. Just don't drop anything in there.
Carlos will chime in and say if I am way off on anything I am sure!
I am very tempted fellas - very tempted. Riding season is short in Minnesota, so maybe this is next winter project!