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Yes...i know this sounds wrong, but i'm at a dead end on finding carbs for my T160 barn find. The carbs, manifolds, bellcrank assembly and air filter were missing and there's not much luck on finding this stuff since it was produced only one year or so. I did notice the other day a Suzuki tripple in a salvage yard, with three connected Mikunis that looked like they would be a perfect fit. Anyone tried this before?
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I have a rough set of Trident carbs, need complete overhaul.

They are 95% complete, just missing the odd idle screw and/or float. Those parts can be found. They've even got the choke lever on the bracket, etc.

e-mail me and I'll send you pix.
 

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if you fit the mikunis ,after a good trial and error setting ,i think you'llget a very good carburation and a lot of critics of the amalforever fans !you've got the ball...
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Congrats on the barn find! Those are getting rarer than hens teeth these days. You can get all those parts new from one of the U.K. Triple specialists, if nowhere else. Frankly, thats what I would do, if it were me. Being one of those aforementioned amalforever fans, I will state that I am no fan of old, worn out AMALS. I think you would have major headaches trying to get those Mikunis to work right. Those carbs were originally installed on a two stroke,so assuming they are the right size,not only will you have to rejet all three carbs, but you will have to change the slide cut-aways, and most likely the jet needles as well.

As a barn find you may feel you shouldn't put a lot into it, but maybe thats backwards thinking. You don't have a huge initial investment, right? So, why not put some of those savings toward making it right to start with?

If you haven't already, check out www.britbike.com There are lots of links to suppliers, plus a forum dedicated to Meriden Triples.
 

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Hi Bigern,
Sorry but those carbs will not work on your Triumph. Because they are for a 2 stroke engine, theres a big difference between carbs for 2 stroke and four stroke engines.
You can obtain new carbs for your Trident from a number of places or you may get lucky and find a good second hand set.
Here's a number of places to try:-

http://www.triplesonline.com
http://www.britishspares.com.nz
http://www.triples.demon.co.uk

The guy at Triple cycles, third in my list, in the U.K. (Phil Pick) is very helpfull I sugest you try him first.

H.T.H. Regards TripleGuy :cool:
 

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MAP Cycle carries the Mikunis for Britbikes. This might be the easiest way to go. I seem to recall that Triumph fitted a weird 27mm concentric, so you may want to get 28mm mikunis, unless you are going for more performance with a bore kit or cams.
If you do, then 30s are good.
You can also try Big D cycle in Dallas, they were heavily into Tridents.


[ This message was edited by: Mecchanica on 2006-11-30 13:44 ]
 

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Well, don't i look like a dumb***. I never realized those 750 Suzuki's were 2-strokes. I just saw the three carb set-up and that's all i zeroed in on. I never would of thought a two stroke could run a CV stlye carb. Anyways, thanks to everyone for all the great advice and leads to further chase down some parts. I bought the bike with title included for $500.00 and it is all original with about 3200 miles on it. Problem is it passed thru three brothers with the second one removing the air cleaner and carbs to have some kind of work done on them, and somewhere in the 24 years it sat, the carbs and intake came up missing. Oh well, there's no hurry. The lack of projects is not a problem. I've still got my ole' Shovelhead to put back together. It was in the middle of a resto when i bought my Rocket. Thanks again everyone. Bigern
 

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Bigern: I have a 70 T150, and replacing the Amals with a set of Mikuni's from Sudco was the best thing I ever did! The bike starts almost every time on the first kick, idles perfectly in about 30 seconds, and best of all has not fouled a single set of plugs in almost 3000 miles. I even tried replacing the old Amals with new ones, and spent a fortune on jets, and slide cutaway angles to no avail. Nowthe bike gets over 40 mpg, and will out accelerate, as well as out run a new Honda 750 Nighthawk. The stock air cleaner assembly adapted perfectly in the intake throats of the Mikunis. Most people don't even know I've made the swap unless they look closely. Send me your email addy, and I'll send you some photos so you can see how clean an install it is. I'm at [email protected]. By the way, we are neighbors, as I live in Edmond, OK. Cheers, tommyturbo2
 

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Maybe a set of Mikuni's from a XS750?
Not sure what supply is like, my father in law has a XS650 & parts are still plentiful as well as a large repo market
 

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Lot's of 73 t150v triple stuff on Ebay right now from cRcycle USA. They look to be selling off entire bike part by part. Unfortunatly, that is how they are selling the carbs. Good luck, Mike
 

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I have a brand new set of Mikuni's, 28mm, in a box specifically for a Triple. Cables ,the whole nine yards. I found a 74, or 75 Trident barn fix like yours, but while deployed Ol' Boy sold out from under me. I have $425 into them, but will take a reasonable offer. give me a shout at 315 826 7192, or [email protected] yahoo.com. Thanks- Kyle :-D I am also a full believer of the barter system!!
 
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