Sorry to see you're selling the old girl, Bill. Looks like you still have plenty of stuff to still tear around the neighborhood though.
Good luck on your sale.
Good luck on your sale.
I suspect that you either have a leaking petcock or you left one open and your float was stuck. Or your float needle leaks a tad and overnight she just slowly filled up with gasoline.Of course! Been my practice for carb engines for almost 50 years......
My curiosity was - how did she get flooded??? Never happened before on a cold start attempt.
What's up with the repro chainwheel?I installed a new (repro) spider in the clutch center - splines on the old one were getting bad. New hub to match, no radial play when fitted together.
Installed race into the repro clutch basket/chainwheel with retaining compound. Pretty disappointed with the quality of the reproduction chainwheel. Not sure if the race will hold but worth a try I guess.
That must be a very sad day for you Bill, but good luck with the sale Have a look here http://www.legendmotorcycles.fr/index.php?p=moto_detail&im=205 to give you a rough idea of what old Triumphs go for in France (did you register the bike in France?)Today I polished my Tiger and parked it at the end of the drive with an AV (for sale) sign on it.
Hi Brian, I am currently in the process of French registration, but as it is only 110 euro plus the cost of a new plate I thought I would test the water and see if I can tempt someone as is, the bike is going on Le bon coin later today, no rush,did I actually type that!! I must have been here in France to long, as you rightly said in your email last week old Brit bikes are changing hands in France for very good money at the moment, it would be foolish of me to miss the boat, I hope your house move went well,That must be a very sad day for you Bill, but good luck with the sale Have a look here http://www.legendmotorcycles.fr/index.php?p=moto_detail&im=205 to give you a rough idea of what old Triumphs go for in France (did you register the bike in France?)
If you ever need a Triumph fix, give me a shout, the Bonnie is currently in Belgium and the Speed Triple is in Bordeaux.
All the best
Repro chainwheel, made in England. The bearing race is a loose slip fit in the housing (hence the retaining compound); the overall thickness is about 1/16" greater than the original (machined the excess off); the outer edge is not chamfered like the original and the strengthening band was installed slightly crooked. Also the material seems soft - the slots are already getting chewed up pretty bad but that could be because of too much play in the hub/spider splines.What's up with the repro chainwheel?
Rob - Petcocks do not leak a drop; bowls set to spec. 1st and only time it's happened.....I suspect that you either have a leaking petcock or you left one open and your float was stuck. Or your float needle leaks a tad and overnight she just slowly filled up with gasoline.
This is not good because as you know, if it gets too much it just runs into the sump where it dilutes the oil and overfills the system.
Might want to pull off your fuel line and put it in a dry pail to see if the tap leaks gas when in the off position.
Probably want to check your float, too.
Pulled plugs, they were wet. That's why I said it was flooded.Hmmmm.... are you sure it was flooded? Were the plugs wet? My normal starting procedure if the bike is cold and set for at least 12 hours is to tickle the carbs, then set the choke fully closed and kick the bike 2 or 3 times to prime it. Then I turn on the iggy and it normally fires on the 1st or 2nd kick. At least for my bike, I don't think it is possible to flood it when it is cold.
Are you sure that it was not just bone dry instead of flooded??
I've had situations where I thought I had flooded an engine only to pull the plugs and found they were bone dry.
It's a Brit bike, Gator. Part of the personality. I tend to think that while we are sleeping, they are out in the garage thinking of new ways to screw with us.
Jeez, that made me laugh Snake ..great post! Isn't it just great to get out of hibernation??Took her for a quick spin down the road and she ran like a raped ape.