COMMENTS: This Triumph came in for poor idling issues, it dying when the handlebar is turned to the right, a "soft" front brake, and other service issues including minor cosmetic improvements. The Amal carburetor was rebuilt, fuel & oil lines were replaced, and the wiring harness replaced. The primary chain was found to be very loose. As an upgrade, a 200 watt Sparx 3 phase alternator was installed to improve charging output and capacity. The upgrade also creates more stable voltage for the Boyer electronic ignition (already installed but needed a groundwire & proper installation) and allows for the addition of accessories in the future. Also added were a new ammeter, ignition switch, brake cable, a few bulbs, front & rear tires, and a battery strap with hold-down clips. A video was created (see below) of the bike's detented steering head bearings, which were replaced with tapered roller bearings. For cosmetics, the headlight ears were painted & a new aluminum wheel center cover was installed. The bike is now
a reliable rider with good looks joining the customer's modern Hinckley Triumph.
Several weeks after the service was complete, the owner returned with parts for us to paint. Below is the reason we strip & clean parts of all old paint. Note the small hole at the bottom of the oil tank. Years of sludge had somewhat plugged the hole and prevented it from completely leaking though. In the 2nd picture, you can see the light shinning though. In the 3rd picture, the hole is welded close and sanded smooth.
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