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  1. HMC_MT

    HMC_MT Well-Known Member

    Nov 30, 2020
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    Disaster has struck. But I guess it could be worse. Went to work on the mutt, took her off the center stand and put on side stand. She kinda slowly leaned over almost to the ground. Feared the worst and sure enough

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  2. Wessa

    Wessa Cruising

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    I feel your pain…..
     
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  3. Iron

    Iron Guest

    Out with the welder then. :) May be worth checking a few other areas though.:(
    Although it could be a previous fix that broke :confused:
     
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  4. HMC_MT

    HMC_MT Well-Known Member

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    It looks like exactly that! And a half ass repair too. Luckily my buddy is a genius welder. He said he could have it fixed in an hour on Monday! Will definitely be inspecting the whole frame. On a brighter note my carb is perfect and new throttle cable fixed my hanging idle no problem. Smooth as silk throttle and my beautiful Amal is DIALED.
     
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  5. HMC_MT

    HMC_MT Well-Known Member

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    Got the new double thick primary gasket installed. Thin coat of grease on both sides. Everything looked super good in there except one thing had me perplexed. I've never seen behind a Triumph primary cover but it seems like that crank nut should be on more or have more to thread on ??? It's definitely tight. Also, what's all the red coating? My leaks are down to literally a drop and we'll see how she goes over night!

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  6. darkman

    darkman Crème de la Crème

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    The nut is fine as it has a 1" shoulder supporting the rotor, Poss its a early 3 wire type stator and i have no idea why its red.
     
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  7. speedrattle

    speedrattle Senior Member

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    im guessong somebody spread some sort of protectant over tbe windings, since theres no epoxy. ive used blue silicpne over bad spots, but that looks like a thick paint

    the stud in there is the same one that holds the motor mount plate to the swing arm bracket. ive often just threaded a cut off bolt. maybe the PO did the same? it does look a little short.

    or maybe the whole thing rotor/stator has some spacers behind it?

    either way like darkman says tberes plenty of nut that you cant see.
     
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  8. HMC_MT

    HMC_MT Well-Known Member

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    I have this front wheel, I believe pre-unit that I'd like to sell and put the money back into the bike. Anyone able to identify or give me a eBay value that I should shoot for?

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  9. speedrattle

    speedrattle Senior Member

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    i can see its a pre-unit, but i'm clueless after that.
     
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  10. speedrattle

    speedrattle Senior Member

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    you are not getting away this easily.

    what has been happening?
     
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  11. Cyborgbot

    Cyborgbot Guest

    The original owner sounds like a proper character and excellent mechanic. Pity C got to him. V sad.
     
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