Hello - 2001 Speed Triple Owner

Discussion in 'Newbies Hangout' started by Gordon MacBean, Nov 16, 2021.

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  1. DanielB

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  2. Gordon MacBean

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    The hoses on mine are in great condition and they are 20 years old. I'd not worry about those. The rubber fuel plate gasket is the bit that may need replacing though. At nearly £40 delivered, not cheap, but it does stop it leaking etc...

    Mahle filter should be here by Friday. It will be a 5 minute job to swap it over and then a bit longer for the 14 bolts back into the fuel plate etc... I will take photo's.
     
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  3. Gordon MacBean

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    Race Brake Lines in and new reservoir installed. A bit fiddly but not leaking and firm lever. Will bleed again in a few days. Air filter was filthy. Ordered a Pipercross filter and will install that. Going to look at getting plugs sorted next as I am sure those are ancient!

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    Old plugs out. New ones in. Fairly straight forward. Airbox needs a jolly good clean.
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    Fuel Filter out. remember direction of flow! Photo's help when you come to reinstall a new filter. Simple enough to remove. Squeeze the tabs with pliers, then remove with gentle pressure turning filter a bit. Off it goes. It is full of fuel so have a towel to hand to soak the spillage. Drain into glass container. Don't use in bike as it has contaminants in it as it is the filter!

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  6. Gordon MacBean

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    New fuel filter fitted. New gasket fitted. Put the bolts in the holes first, then offer it up to the tank. It is easier to get it lined up that way and know you don't have pinch points. I've let the tank sit for 20 minutes with fuel in that lowest point and no leaks. Just waiting for air filter now.

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    Fitted to the tank now.
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    Airbox back on, all connections done up properly! Air filter here by Friday next week.... no time to ride as I've too many Christmas Services to take!
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  7. Gordon MacBean

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    Did a loose fit on the tank. Bike fired up, reset TPS, idle is fine. I've ordered some E10 O rings for the fuel lines and two titanium brake pad pins for the front calipers. Just a small think I prefer on my bikes as they last better and provide smoother action for the pads. Air filter is "posted", now waiting for the "delivered" next week. Also changed Number Plate light to LED Bulb and much clearer. Little improvements.
     
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    "Air filter here by Friday next week.... no time to ride as I've too many Christmas Services to take!"

    Interesting statement! So, er,mmmmm ...... what kind of services do you 'take' - if you don't mind me asking?

    Interesting and well done thread, BTW, though my preferred Speedie is coal fired. No, wait, sorry ... I meant 'carburetted'!
     
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  9. Gordon MacBean

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    I am a Priest, so I am taking services, attending nativities and the general Christmas season activities. Between now and Christmas I will preach 5 sermons, take six Holy Communion services and probably more besides...

    Working on the Triumph is my fun time side of things and allows me downtime to clear my mind, enjoy working with my hands and when it is roadworthy, a good bit of enjoyment just riding.
     
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    Well, Gordon, it's nice to know that we have/are in such august company! Thanks for the explanation - I did kind of assume that would be the case but was intrigued.

    You are, of course, carrying on a well established tradition and I'm sure the original Ace Cafe's 'Father Bill' would be proud to know his missionary work amongst us hot rod heathens hasn't been abandoned just yet!

    'Rev it up' and keep on riding. :)
     
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  11. Gordon MacBean

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    I've been riding bikes longer than I've been a Priest. Started when I was a lad.

    Ace Cafe is a brilliant place and Father Bill started an important work there. I'm known as the Quicker Vicar, Revving Revd and much more! Slow steady rider, but have enjoyed track days. Number plate has the Logo at the bottom "Priest on Board". Ministry is where ever I am regardless of who I am with.
     
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  12. Gordon MacBean

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    Air filter fitted. Awaiting O Rings (E10 proof) for the fuel lines and the LED Brake bulbs. Be nice if they arrive before it get cold and wet again...
     
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    Right! New O Rings are fitted. The one I removed had a nick in it, so just as well. Sorted out the throttle cable by re-routing it as it was a touch tight going through the forks. Adjusted the angle of the brake and clutch levers. Took bike for a quick spin and filled it up with fuel at local station, £1-60/litre for premium unleaded... nearly 15 litres. So it was fairly low on fuel.
     
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  14. Gordon MacBean

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    A bit of research shows me that a 2001 Sprint RS has a throttle cable that is 11cm longer and will allow me to route it through the correct orientation. For £18 delivered for a new teflon coated shielded cable, no brainer!
     
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    what was the actual issue with the cable - is it that it was tight lock to lock...or that the throttle response was poor? I ask, as I have a snatchy throttle on my 2002 Triple...i hadn't considered a longer cable (although I have renewed it)...

    cheers, am enjoying your journey...
     
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  16. Gordon MacBean

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    Too tight lock to lock. It needed to be longer as I've got bar risers as well. New cable delivered today. It will happen at some point when the tank is empty again as it is full at the moment and I don't feel like lugging a heavy tank around.
     
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    Thanks....i also have risers...I'm not noticing any tightness though...or perhaps I don't realise? Throttle snaps back throughout the lock though...

    Interesting...thank you!
     
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  18. Gordon MacBean

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    Been for another longer ride and the bike is a hoot. Does need more work, but it is definitely ticking many boxes in terms of enjoyment and being easy to ride. I can get a new rear sprocket for £12, a nice JT one, so will nab that soon. Just need to get the chain cleaned up as it is manky.
     
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  19. Gordon MacBean

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    Half the engine bolts are done. Looking at removing the AIS/SAI system to lessen the popping and banging and improve performance/economy. How much of a fiddle is this on a 2001 Speed Triple? Seeing as I do know how to take the tank off, remove airbox and so on and have to do that all again to replace the throttle cable with a new one, makes sense to do the other bits at the same time.
     
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    I've been naughty and bought a broke rear seat cowl that I can fix and spray. And a front mudguard that is not cracked, but needs rubbing down and spraying to the right colour.
     
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