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Phew, always a bit of a worry when the casings need some fire to separate. But not too bad…

Oh FFS, that’s gonna be a git…

The allen key drive is completely stripped in the sludge trap plug. Looks like it’s been out a few times given the punch marks. Why did the rebuilder screw it in so far? There’s an oil feed in there that’s probably partially blocked. What’s the bet he put threadlock in there too… :face_with_diagonal_mouth:


Bloody cheapskate, how much easier to replace than put that back.

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Yep, a dealer who is supposedly rebuilding these old nails and then selling as a good one, should, at the very least, have a ready supply of oil seals, gaskets, tab washers, thrust washers and sludge trap plugs. They are pennies in the scheme of things.
They don’t have the time to wait on ordering items, cobble shite and/or worn out parts together and then call it a good 'un. Maybe that’s the best workmanship they are capable of or maybe they contract the work out to other tossers.
Unless top dollar is paid to reputable suppliers or restorers for these old bone shakers then assume it’s going to need a rebuild. I don’t even bother trying to start them any more (remember that one with the broken rings?), wheel them straight into the garage and get the spanners out.
They are pretty bikes but given the surgery carried out by gorillas in the 70s and 80s with a hammer and a pair of pliers. Or the supposed experienced dealers selling a lemon dressed up as an ‘investment’. You really are gonna need to find a bloke who knows what he’s doing or buy some Triumph special tools. Good job I’ve nearly got the whole set. :sunglasses:
Once they are sorted though…


You are just the man to sort it!

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