Now Dave,is that 750 kit as good as i said ? Pulls your arms a bit when setting off fast.Been riding my just finished 1970 TIGER 650. Its now a 750 with a 5 speed. I had it balanced during the rebuild and its the smoothest old Triumph I ever rode. No leaks and running sweet. New swing arm bushings, brakes, and forks top it off. Rode it on a Brit bike rid in southern California last weekend called the HANSON DAM RIDE, its nice having a classic Triumph once again.
Wasn't a full rebuild, but if Grandpaul can move it I won't see a problem.Adam, why dont you record all this stuff in the project forum, here:
You gotta laugh. Made me chuckle before my daily grind anyway.:smile2:Today I pulled the head, barrels & centre rod out of my T160 to investigate fluctuating oil pressure. Found the centre big end bearing pretty much well worn out. The journal measured up ok but I'll pull the crank to do the others & mains at the same time. If I hadn't had a gauge I wouldn't have known so that's one for the pro gauge mob & I saved my crank from certain damage.
I ordered a gasket set online & then headed back to the garage & then heard a familiar bike pull up outside. A mate on an ancient Yamaha 650 V twin came around moaning & whining about a slipping clutch. I adjusted the cable but to no avail & then asked him when it was serviced last. He replied........it's never been serviced & it's only done 85,000 km's so why is the clutch knackered ? LOL. Forking comedian. Then he tells me his 20 y.0 Toyota 4WD has done 495,000 km's & all he did was top off the oil ! Yeah, this bloke is a mechanics nightmare, won't spend a cracker.
Thats nothing,i have a sweeping brush i bought in 1969 when i started work and still have it.Replaced the head 7 times and the handle 4 times and still as good as new.You gotta laugh. Made me chuckle before my daily grind anyway.:smile2: