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May 31, 2021, 01:20:30 AMReply #120 on

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Now that is a REALLY nice looking 'bike.
With the work you've undertaken, it should go well. :icon_salut:
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Honestly mate, how can you even wheel it out into the sunshine like that, and not turn the key??  :bug_eye  I could not have done that at all...








And you are leaving us hanging again.  :m


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May 31, 2021, 04:45:19 PMReply #122 on

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Here is the news.


In South Lincolnshire today a Triumph Trophy was wheeled out in to the sunlight for the second time in 3 days having spend over a decade hidden away.


When questioned, the Trophy's caretaker was rfeported as saying


'Today's the day...



BUGGER'   :BangHead








 
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Only firing on two.

No 1 & 4 downpipes are cold, only 2 & 3 warmed up, so my guess is, as the firing order is 1, 2, 4, 3, the 1/4 coil has failed.

Having sat around for as long as Tabitha has, I'm not really surprised, so I'll be ordering two new coils from Sprint Manufacturing later in the week.
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Fair disappointment. I had the same on the Ducati... (Will post in the topic.)
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I used to have long hair, took acid and went to hip joints. Now I long for hair, take antacid and need a new hip joint

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New coils arrived today together with a new clutch lever. the old one while it worked, was a little out of shape, so I found it difficult to reach, even when adjusted to as near the grip as I could.

Now I'm not certain if replacing the coils made the difference or the clutch lever, but after adjusting the idle screw...





There's still a few small jobs to do, I still need to check the coolant level and see if the temp gauge & fan work as they should. After that, I'll need to balance the carbs as she still sounds a little rough to me.
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That's quite a difference, a carb balance is well worth the effort, sounds pretty good though.  :thumbsup
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You, sir, have squarely beaten me to an idling motorcycle!
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May be idling, but it's not right.

Spent the last hour balancing the carbs 1 & 2 were way off, 3 is the control (which was also out) & 4 was pretty good. They're not perfect, now but a lot better than they were.

Still not right though, still idling a little rough for my liking & every 6 - 10 seconds, it pops - a little like the Tiger 955i does on over run. I suspect fueling, so think it needs a good tune.

Being as I believe setting up a carb to be alchemy, I think I'll pay someone to set her up properly. I can get her to the point where she's rideable, so once I've insured her (which will be 27 July, when Tallulah is up for new insurance), I'll take her to my friendly mechanic to do.

Unless I buy 1 day's insurance at the end of the month when I get paid. I'll see how it goes



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Check for air leaks at the head rubbers just to eliminate that, spray some "Cold Start" around and you'll notice immediately if there are any.

Screw all the idle mixture needles in to stop and then back them out 2.5 turns, if you find the balance is off when you run it after that, those could be the culprit. Float levels are another possibility but that involves a lot more work.
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Just thought about split rubbers  myself. I'm assuming jets & floats are OK as they were set up by a Triumph mechanic.

I only replaced one rubber after checking them but maybe I should have replaced them all.
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It's not easy to be sure just by trying to flex them, even on a triple and almost impossible to tell by hand manipulation unless it's really bad.
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Cold start purchased (couldn't find the one I thought I had) and there was no difference to the engine. still not sounding right. I've added a video. Aside from the bike sounding like an old barge on idle, there's a noticeable pop from the right exhaust.

I'm going to buy new rubbers anyway but ideas on whether 1200 engines are mewant to sound like this or not are welcome.

Maybe I'm just comparing it to my old Blackbird engine which was smooth as silk. Having never heard one of these running before, maybe I'm expecting too much.



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Sounds a little uneven, the 4's sound a lot smoother than the triples. I'd say that's definitely rich and the pop is after burn, certainly on 3/4.

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