Featured What you been doing with your TRIUMPH today??

Discussion in 'Triumph General Discussion' started by flapinflares, Mar 7, 2013.

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  1. Helmut Visor

    Helmut Visor Put on your big boy pants and man up
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    https://www.thetriumphforum.com/threads/independent-servicing-near-you-a-list.24242/
     
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  2. dilligaf

    dilligaf ThaiGrrrrr
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    As good as new :cool: EEE29578-8901-4BFE-9668-4C870D7CFDD5.jpeg
     
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  5. dilligaf

    dilligaf ThaiGrrrrr
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    :eek:Ooooh a lovely big box just been delivered :)
    Something for my TWAT:cool::p 1F2BA18F-4C36-4B92-A5D0-F6E9F694CA73.jpeg
     
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    Cans?
     
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    cans?

    there's enough for an entire brewery in that box mate......:p
     
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  8. Duckadiledundee

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    Thats an excellent job @dilligaf ...ive never taken a motorbike caliper apart before and always been led to believe its hard work...How long did it take to do and do you need any special kit...
     
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    My .50 CAL ammo boxes turned up..Really pleased with them...
    They really suit my personality...

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    Open it...I wanna see :eyes:
     
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  12. Pegscraper

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    Full or empty? ;)
     
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  13. dilligaf

    dilligaf ThaiGrrrrr
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    No special tools needed mate :)
    Biggest problem with callipers is corrosion :confused:
    The seals get corroded behind ie corrosion in the callipers not the pistons :confused:
    This forces the seal hard against the pistons causing stuck on brakes as the pistons don’t return when you release the brake :(
    The sliding part on these type of callipers can also cause brake drag again caused by corrosion :confused:
    One of the sliders slides in the calliper directly with a rubber boot for protection :)
    This can get metal corrosion if not serviced regularly :(
    The other slider slides in a rubber tube :confused:
    This is the one that usually causes the most bother :confused:
    Again corrosion in the calliper hole where it lives causes the problem forcing the rubber to tightly grip the slider pin :(
    Only advice I would give on older well used bikes is don’t wait until you’ve got a problem with your brakes as it could cost you expensive discs as well :eek:
     
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    If only they had got the orders crossed and they were full..I'd be a happy Duck indeed :p
     
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    Im starting to get a bit of play with my front brake lever before it bites so was thinking about servicing and replacing the brake and pads myself but never done it before on a motorbike...you have inspired me to have a go...
     
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  16. dilligaf

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    I’ve got a gallon of traffic film remover :)
    Dunno what brand but I know from experience that it’s quite strong :)
    Made a little bath with a Tupperware box what I pinched out of the kitchen when wor lass wasn’t looking :imp:
    Dropped all the bits in (not the rubber bits) and used an old toothbrush to get all the crud off :)
    Then washed in HOT water to remove the TFR and dried them out :)
    Rebuilt with red rubber grease and copperslip in all the right places :)
     
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  18. Neil Gunn

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    Well today I bought myself another Triumph after sufering dead hands on my 600TT Ibought an Enfield Interceptor and a Honda CBR650 but found a beautiful Thruxton 900 Ace Cafe special and pick up next week, only thing I would like to change at present are pipes they are a tad quiet.. any suggestions folks??
     
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  19. OsteKuste

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    The slash cut drag pipes from British Customs? I have them on my 900 and they are just loud enough with a good roar like a diving Spitfire when you get on it.
     
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  20. crispey

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    Well, I’ve used the standard pipes, bc predators, arrows 2-1 with and without baffle, not used the TORs yet, on my 900, but by far the preds have the best sound. Don’t forget you’ll probably need a remap for whatever you get.
     
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