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  1. darkman

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    Great news on getting it all at a price you are happy with.
     
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  2. joe mc donald

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  3. Dartplayer

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    Happy for you HMC_MT,:p still a beautiful Bonnie that you can get running and enjoy :cool:
     
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    Hey HMC. Good to know that you've got a deal that you're happy with and that the Bonnie is going to a caring new home. We'll expect to see some news of your progress through the process of getting it ready to run and ride and maybe some of it in its new Montana home.

    Stay safe.
     
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  5. Iron

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    Luvly, just the job. Totally the sort of machine I really like. No issues to rebuild any way you want or just leave as is to enjoy bombing around on some of the best British Iron there is.
    Not so sure about the electrical gizmos though. Probably ok for testing whether your pacemaker is still running. I think my tester that was about a fiver would do more wizardry that I don't understand.
    The bike is just great though, a dog's bollox bike. Result.
     
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  6. HMC_MT

    HMC_MT Well-Known Member

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    Haha thanks all. Being my first Triumph, something I've wanted for probably 20 years the only I problem I had after getting it home was I couldn't sleep next to it. :) Right after I got it home I put a new fully charged battery in it, turned the key and had headlight/tailight. No high beam or brake light, or nuetral light but no biggie, can sort that later. Went for a spark check and it had brand new plugs in it threaded half way in, likely to prevent freezing in from potentially sitting. Spark on both cylinders. It seems the owner knew that cancer was getting the best of him and prepped the bike for being parked. Tank has about a quart of gas in it with a stabilizer. I'm hoping the carb was drained as well. Bike was kept in a heated shop on display past 5 years. Fuel lines are hard as rock but in the parts stash are brand new lines sealed in packing and 2 new petcocks. The parts hoard is impressive and the manuals, tools and equipment reflect a serious Brit mechanic. If this were some old Honda I would've already tried to fire it but I'm treating this bike like it's worth 30 grand as it means the world to me. I did some searches on proper oil change and it kind of turned into a rabbit hole. I wanna do a proper oil change before I address fuel and try to start it. I'm wanting to look for a 69' T120 manual correct? EVERYTHING about the bike is foreign to me as I've only worked on vintage Jap bikes. I could use some entry level instructions on the oil change and I'm sure will have tons of questions as we progress. Appreciate the patience in advance.
     
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  7. HMC_MT

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    More pics...

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  8. darkman

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  9. Iron

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    Sounds like you're gonna enjoy yourself. As darkman has given the manuals are invaluable especially the parts catalogues. You may find that you'll need a few catalogues as yours is a multiple years. Part numbers are stamped or cast in most parts and these numbers can be entered straight into Mr Google to find them. There are, however, some cheap parts out there and you'll find the suppliers you like to use.
    Mind you, looking at the bits you've got, you may not need parts for a while yet.

    https://partsbooks.britishonly.com/

    Enjoy, and welcome to the love of proper Triumphs :) There's a few people on here who really know their way around these bikes and are worth their weight in pistons.
     
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  10. speedrattle

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    #50 speedrattle, Mar 11, 2021
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    well the tools are certainly comprehensive. you ve got pullers for the cam and crank pinions, gearbox sprockets, valve spring compressors, a fork tube puller, a seal holder wrench, clutch hub pullers, main bearing race remover, a tappet guide block drift, and so on.

    you also have two tools i've never seen before in the flesh.

    one appears to be the crankcase separator, possibly homemade, 6046

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    the other is the removable timing ring, 2014

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    there's lots of stuff in there i don't recognize. spread em out and take more pictures

    have you had the title changed over to your name yet?
     
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  11. HMC_MT

    HMC_MT Well-Known Member

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    That's probably only half of what I got too. I'll be getting more pics and wanting to identify everything once the bike is running!
     
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  12. HMC_MT

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    #52 HMC_MT, Mar 12, 2021
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    I changed the oil but I'm getting myself confused with gearbox and primary fluid change. Most likely becuase I'm obsessing about it. Just trying to do everything right before running the bike. If this was some old Honda I'd have already topped the oil, checked spark, gassed her up and went for it but not my beloved Bonnie. :)
     
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  13. darkman

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    Gear box drainplug is the small two part plug, main plug has a level tube for refiling level and the smaller plug that seals the tube, remove both and drain oil, refit big one with tube and fill box through filler plug next to kickstart, when oil stops dripping from tube fit the small bung. Removing the sump plug will allow you drain the little oil in the sump and clean the filter/gauze at the same time, wash with petrol the same as you would with the filter/gauze in the oil tank. Also the 69 engine has separate oil in the primary that is worth changing/checking.

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  14. HMC_MT

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    Ok Darkman thank you!! I got some Lucas gear oil for gearbox and go ahead and use ATF in the primary?? This thing is gonna live tomorrow! Got the rock hard fuel lines off and swapped the right side, believe I have a new left side petcock in the stash as it kinda weeps. Tank is now clean with fresh ethanol free in it. Good flow. Can't wait but glad I'm being patient enough to do it right.
     
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  15. darkman

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    Yes never rush :). Check both taps as one has a metal tube riser and acts as the reserve tap
     
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  16. HMC_MT

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    Here are my "taps" aka petcocks haha. All this Brit verbage. :) The left side kinda weeps when on so I'm checking the parts stash. Right side I'm guessing is the one you're referring to. Just on off which again is strange to me as well as having 2 taps for one carb with 2 inlets. Do you only turn one on and them use that right side as reserve or how does that work. The cool things about this bike being so strange to me is it's like everything is new again! Very exciting times for me and suddenly I'm not as interested in all my Japanese bikes! Oh no haha. Gear oil and primary fluid after work and hopefully she'll live again!!

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  17. speedrattle

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    if you use engine oil in the primary, find an oil in the viscosity you want that is API rated no higher than SG or SH or the clutch will slip. or locate a motorcycle oil labelled for use with wet clutches. i use SG in all my machines to keep it simple.
     
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  18. HMC_MT

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    I was planning on using ATF? No?
     
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  19. darkman

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    #59 darkman, Mar 12, 2021
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    Those are the correct Ewart's taps but one is for on and one has a riser tube for the reserve tap. Only by removing the taps from the tank will you see the difference as both have filters on them but the reserve also has a 2" long extension inside the filter gauze.
     
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