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Old 09-09-2012, 07:37 PM   #91
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Triumph's marketing dept would have made better engineers & the engineers needed every bit of help they could get.
They sure did lose their way with a total lack of foresight & management expertise.
May well be working in Kawerau next weekend but thank you for the kind offer, will keep you posted
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Old 09-10-2012, 12:50 AM   #92
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Edward Turner was MD of BSA, and he wouldn't even walk into their factory next door. He thought the BSA power egg ugly, but didn't look further to the triplex primary, cassette gearbox and one piece cyl head. Triumph was just a better design....because it was his.
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Old 09-10-2012, 02:57 AM   #93
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I'd like to read that Edward Turner book sometime..... maybe watching Trustme work on his bike...
After an enthralling day of emails, quotes, and other exciting work stuff it was wolf down the Mexican dinner and head to the shed.
Bloody cold....a Southerly is heading up the country.....making my fingers go all blue...

This photo shows that I have new parts in a bag.

opportunity for amusing joke at my expense...

Mind the Gap....
gap showing overlap of final drive and shaft with engine raised and moved a touch forward....8/10mm should be enough...

An hour or so later box and drive back in.
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Old 09-10-2012, 04:36 AM   #94
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Crickey. That breather hose is a biggun'!

What's the normal overlap between the shaft bell & the FD splines? 8-10mm doesn't sound like much meat to me. What does it vary by as the shaft moves up & down?

Where did you source the Optimol paste from?
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Old 09-10-2012, 12:57 PM   #95
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Crickey. That breather hose is a biggun'!

What's the normal overlap between the shaft bell & the FD splines? 8-10mm doesn't sound like much meat to me. What does it vary by as the shaft moves up & down?

Where did you source the Optimol paste from?
I had the original one with air filter but it spewed all over the air cleaner and dropped into the clutch housing.....

8-10mm...... maybe on the main forum but here on the Kiwi one its all good......

The shaft is at less of an angle than original, and its running on a track so less travel....if I build the hot 1000 next year I'll put in a spacer at the drive end.

K Road.....no it was Motobins.
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Old 09-13-2012, 02:53 AM   #96
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Just about ready for next weekend....just have to paint my exhaust brackets...then take it for a test run and good to go.
Hopefully the R75/6 final drive will be an improvement on the R100 one on the short track.
1" longer shocks will give a bit more clearance and sharpen up the steering... ( I read that somewhere...)

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Old 09-13-2012, 03:01 AM   #97
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Good stuff. Ever thought of changing the colour of it?
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Old 09-13-2012, 03:27 AM   #98
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Good stuff. Ever thought of changing the colour of it?
It matches my Kombi which I'm tidying up to be my support vehicle.....( left over paint)
What colour do you suggest.....
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Old 09-13-2012, 04:29 AM   #99
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Oh oh. That wasn't the right question to ask. He doesn't like the colour red. He suggested a hip hop colour scheme for Gus.
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Old 09-13-2012, 01:37 PM   #100
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leckies don't like red as its the one that wakes them up..... they prefer the more soothing yellow/green.....
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Old 09-13-2012, 01:51 PM   #101
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Ahhhhh yellow & green Mmmmmmm I feel relaxed already.

What's with the glass under the screen. Mine had rolled up newspaper stuffed down it. My one was Brazillian (tehehe brazillian) & by crikey it could rust better than all the english cars put together.
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Old 09-13-2012, 02:10 PM   #102
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Brazilian ones ( chortle) were well known for rust .....oddly they command good prices these days....go figure.
I've replaced the panel under the windscreen as it rotted out....sitting outside for a decade will do that.
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Old 09-15-2012, 09:11 PM   #103
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Took the Mighty Ninety for a spin around the block, runs ok, back brake is useless.....I'm thinking there is not enough leverage with the rearset..... also its not a good angle between the pedal and the top arm.
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Old 09-23-2012, 03:48 AM   #104
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Left home at 4:00 Am on Saturday for Taupo, it was cold with a frost of the grass when I got there at 8:00.
First day I managed some 1.33's around the track, then the fairing bracket broke....so took fairing off.
Kanes 1050 started to vibrate badly and he called it a day.
Today was another perfect day weather wise, got 3 races in and got my lap time down to 1.28 and managed a 4th.
They have a 'track parade' where you can swap bikes....I swapped with a 1981 R100RS, with wire wheels and ATE front end and brakes.....no rear sets and std bars....it went well enough but the front end was topping out and the brakes were woeful.......mind you his rear brake worked....
He said " Tell me what you did to your front end as I am not even going to bother with Brembos"......says it all really....

By the end of the weekend neutral was getting hard to find and it crunched into 1st ......eek

Barry Sheen weekend is only 4 weeks away......

I'll post up some pics tomorrow.....

three BMW solos and one sidecar....not bad.
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Old 09-23-2012, 10:02 AM   #105
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Glad it all went well. 5 secs off your lap times is nothing to sneeze at.
Yes I really am posting at 3.59am . I have no life . just work , work , work.

Started to lap in the shims to replace the Thackery washers on Winston, will finish it when I wake up. Gotta be ready for Barry Sheene.
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