nothing but progressively finer abrasives, making little scratches out of big ones. This is the first time I polished my Amals and I am sure they will need lots of attention to stay that way. The heads have been done for a year or so and stay shiny with out much maintenance.This is silly question but did you chrome the cylinder head? I have stock Amals on my 71 Bonnie, and I can't imagine what you did to them--are they stainless steel?
Why? They look great!I know a few people snicker at "polished Amals' but they are easier to keep clean.
I use Castrol GTX 20W-50 in my 68 T120R...She kicks over just fine in temps down around 30-35F degrees . If it's any colder I'm not riding anyway. I suppose I could switch to a 10W-40 in the colder months but all is good with 20W-50.triumpt120 what oil are you running in the cold temps? Thanks
I'm down to 10W30 since it's been below -1 to -5 degree Celsius failry regularly (last 3 weeks). With 20W50, although the bike started 2nd kick, I could feel it really stiff pushing down on the kicker. That translates into very syrupy flow in the rockers until the oils warms up a bit. This morning would have been brutal at 20W50. My runs are fairly short because of the cold (1 hour at the most) so I'm not worried too much about the thinner viscosity of the 20W30. I don't think I'll have too many more days like today (clear, salt/ice free roads) so I'll be changing the oil probably back to 20W50 next week to keep it clean while I work on rewiring and other mod/fixes until March. I never thought I would be riding until Jan 3rd but happy I am. (have to pay a ripoff fee for insurance regardless if I ride the bike or it sits in the garage) Cheers, dl.triumpt120 what oil are you running in the cold temps? Thanks
I sometimes use my other title "old tough as they come", but I'm handing that over to you brother. You're my hero!! God breeds them tough in Canada it seems.Took the bike for my coldest ride yet. -15 degrees Celsius (5 degrees F.) this morning. Clear blue skies, bright sunshine, clear dry roads. Couldn't resist a ride. Didn't want to ride for too long though. Tires held on okay. Only problem was condensation on full face helmet face shield fogging/freezing immediately. Sunglass "forget-a-bout-it". Made it too dangerous. Probably a remedy for that? Fingers froze right up when taking pic too. Warmer tomorrow, but snow.
P.S. Bike will celebrate 40th birthday this June. Thanks TriumphRat members (special thanks to Plewsy) for getting it out from under the tarp last year.
P.P.S. "RetroRod Patented PCV Valve" wheezing nicely at -15 Celsius. A world record (I think?).
Thanks, but the truth is it's not that I'm tough. It's because I would rather be riding than wrenching (especially at -15 C. in an unheated garage) Riding is a great excuse from work.I sometimes use my other title "old tough as they come", but I'm handing that over to you brother. You're my hero!! God breeds them tough in Canada it seems.
Those holes should have a column of rubber to prevent 'ringing' of the fins.Garioch43 said:Bike came with those holes in the fins