I have been busy hiding in the depths of Welling and carrying out my vocation at a Priest. Now that I have a garage I have been able to procure an older Speed Triple that needs quite a bit of TLC. A series of photo’s may tell a story better than my meagre mutterings. I have changed most bulbs for LED ones, except for indicators. The fuel filter is changed plus new fuel gasket. New plugs and Pipercross Airfilter. Bar risers added, new race lines for front brakes. Oil and filters to be done later on in March/April. New rear subframe to be fitted as there are broken pillion lugs.
Old Speedys are great bikes, but you want to be careful changing to LED bulbs, it puts a bigger strain in the R/R
by not using the generated power the R/R has to dump the unused power & by dumping it means generating heat
Old triumph Sators & R/R are a weak spot that need careful attention
Stator, R/R and solenoid are all very recently replaced. Rear hub bearings also recently greased and checked (by Jason at TriMoto). I’ve been keeping an eye on the charging circuit and it is behaving nicely. The TuneEcu App and bluetooth dongle from Lonetec work very nicely. Cleared all faults and it is playing nicely at the moment. It does need a lot of TLC and I was very fortunate in finding a spotless front fairing cowl and rear seat cowl for very little money. Along with the full subframe and rear fairing complete. In the right colour too! I have another rear seat cowl I am working on.
Still working on the bike! Replaced rear subframe, swingarm, draglinks, droplinks, bushes, bearings and now need to do the exhaust studs and gaskets. Several studs (4 of 6) are badly corroded and need to be arced out, welded, drilled, persuaded, manhandled or screwed (please please please) out. No time at the moment as ministry is full time and I am away on holiday for a while, first one in three years. So come September, I may have a revival post and hope for good weather again!
Update photos say a thousand words… just sayin…
Some photo’s of the mini overhaul. Changed swingarm, drop/drag links, bushes, shock and seals. Yes, 21 year of Triumph has corrosion issues…
Nice job and lovely bike!
Cheers. I’ve stalled a bit on the project. MOT due next week and it is blowing from the headers rather badly. Needs new studs and gaskets which I have, but I cannot get the old studs out with the tools I have. Need welder etc… might chuck this at local bike mechanics and pay up. They also MOT bikes, so I could leave it with them as a no rush job.
As the saying goes, “The devil has all the best tools”