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    T Z, I run the highest common pump octane I can...

    T Z, I run the highest common pump octane I can get here in the states. It's 93 R+M. That seems to keep the knocks away.
    Tom
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    I've got a vibra-tach. Accurate, simple, cheap,...

    I've got a vibra-tach. Accurate, simple, cheap, no batteries. Great little tool.
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    Some sprockets can be flipped over to provide a...

    Some sprockets can be flipped over to provide a new tooth surface for the new chain to wear into. I'm not sure of the SR front sprocket.

    Tom
  4. Tie the lever back and wait a while. Since you...

    Tie the lever back and wait a while. Since you can start the engine, run it with the lever back while blipping the throttle. What ever you do, don't bang it into gear unless you want broken gear...
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    I don't know if this happens to SRs but the...

    I don't know if this happens to SRs but the flywheels/crankshaft is pressed together. A pin slip to get the wheels misaligned would make an engine shake. Did you over rev, miss a gear recently?

    Tom
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    Mine runs about 150f most of the time and a...

    Mine runs about 150f most of the time and a short trip, less than 10 miles, struggles to get there. I have a cooler but keep it covered over. This summer if/when the temp gets over 180 I'll remove...
  7. Just to be sure. When installing the axle,...

    Just to be sure. When installing the axle, tighten the axle bolt to the recommended torque, then tighten the pinch bolt on the fork leg.

    Also, as you diagnose the problem, the inner races are...
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    Curious, is your tester a graduated cylinder or...

    Curious, is your tester a graduated cylinder or electronic?

    I have to take back my warning. I did not take into account that this is for your racing bike. My thoughts were for street engines that...
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    Don't try it Paul. E85 is not a consistent blend....

    Don't try it Paul. E85 is not a consistent blend. I can't see how you will ever get the mixture tuned right with a carb. I wish, I really wish I could use E85 but without a closed loop ECU I don't...
  10. Here is a little tip for field repairs. You can...

    Here is a little tip for field repairs. You can get a drop of oil off the end of a dipstick when you have none.

    Tom
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    No side cover, no pillion. It's more of an old...

    No side cover, no pillion. It's more of an old time, 50's and 60's, dirt bike mod. I thought it is a cool enough idea to bring up.

    Tom
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    I replaced the old tt100 k71 Dunlop's with Avon...

    I replaced the old tt100 k71 Dunlop's with Avon Super Venoms on my old Triumph and the change in handling was dramatic. The ease of handing and the grip gave me confidence. I can feel a slip from...
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    Tool Storage Idea

    Sew a zipper in the back of the seat cover and slit the seat foam. Jam the tools in the seat foam and zip the cover closed.

    The idea taken from an old Triumph dirt bike.

    Tom
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    Conti Classic Attack Radials

    I was at Iron Pony this afternoon and saw two 110/90/18 rear radials for classic bikes discounted to $70. Would this work on the back of my SR? They didn't have fronts but the Shinko 712 rear i have...
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    In the future try common rubbing alcohol. Might...

    In the future try common rubbing alcohol. Might as well buy the strong 90%. The alcohol is a good solvent for brake fluid crud.

    Tom
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    At one time Norton had a state of the art race...

    At one time Norton had a state of the art race bike with a fuel tank under the frame. They used a small pony tank (nurse tank) fed by a cars mechanical fuel pump. The fuel pump was connected to the...
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    That is clever Simon! :-) I do the same but have...

    That is clever Simon! :-) I do the same but have always guessed or by-gollyed the turns. I'm going to make up a set of stiff wire angles (with degree labels) because I have three different bikes...
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    Not mine. A fellow rode a Triumph 500 with a...

    Not mine. A fellow rode a Triumph 500 with a broken clutch cable. He had tossed the outer cable and tied a spanner to the inner cable. He would pull up on the spanner to disengage the clutch. It...
  19. Thread: Kickstand

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    The spring must go 'over center' to hold the...

    The spring must go 'over center' to hold the stand in position. I'm not sure of the construction of the 400 stand but if there is a spring plate try flipping it or drilling a new hole for the spring...
  20. I now understand the function of the high speed...

    I now understand the function of the high speed source coil. I always thought it bled off over voltage from the large low speed coil so the CDI electronics would not fry at high rpm.

    So the low...
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    I have a 1978 Bonneville. It starts and runs...

    I have a 1978 Bonneville. It starts and runs every time. My $R stranded me twice at night, once without lights and once dead. My Triumph stopped running and I fixred it beside the road with a piece...
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    That full cover over the flywheel is a good thing...

    That full cover over the flywheel is a good thing with all the sand in Ludington. Really great looking bike.

    Tom
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    I've thought about adding weight to the flywheel...

    I've thought about adding weight to the flywheel by welding a 1/8" steel strap around each wheel. I suppose the case would need relieved for the extra clearance. Just because I can think this doesn't...
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    Any 5 wire reg/rec should work. This is the first...

    Any 5 wire reg/rec should work. This is the first I heard about MOSFETs not working with a cap, of course I haven't heard everything. :-)
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    Hi Dan, Where did you pick up that mosfet...

    Hi Dan,

    Where did you pick up that mosfet regulator? I am running a repaired regulator and should get another.


    Tom
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