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    Mag Wheel Refinishing

    Thanks for all the feedback, some good ideas to think about!
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    Mag Wheel Refinishing

    I am looking at picking up a ‘70s Triumph which has what I will call two tone mag wheels. These are very similar to my ‘78 Special which had chrome / silver strip and black color. When I rebuilt the Special I powder coated entire rim satin black for the style build I did. The Triumph I am...
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    ‘78 Special - timing issue?

    Thanks for help and info, moved advance to correct 180deg position, reset timing and one kick fired up and idled good again!
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    ‘78 Special - timing issue?

    So I did confirm tonight that advance is off, will this alone cause similar issue?
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    ‘78 Special - timing issue?

    So I was able to replace cam seals which meant pulling advance and point assembly off. Marked timing and reassembled. When going to start bike and check for leaks it just cranks with occasional “gun shot” and flame out one exhaust and no start or running. The advance was all keyed which makes...
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    Cam housing gasket - ‘78 Special

    Perfect thanks!
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    Cam housing gasket - ‘78 Special

    So I got cleaning things up and see there is Oring that was compressed flat and stuck to gasket. My clymer manual says “breather cover gasket” is what I am looking for. As mentioned only part I am seeing is square gasket for breather box.
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    Cam housing gasket - ‘78 Special

    I have oil leaking from cam housings at points/advance. Did some looking and see the seal can be bad, new ones on order. Left side of the motor there was oil in the housing. Right side on both inside and outside. I have all parts removed and working on cleaning everything up. In process of...
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    Rear wheel locked up

    Great thanks! After building the bike it does have rebuilt caliper, SS line and cleaned MS. Cant remember if/what i replaced on MS other that new reservoir and line to cylinder. Appreciate quick feedback.
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    Rear wheel locked up

    Took my ‘78 special out for ride today, it left me stranded when I lost power going up hill. As I safely pulled over I had smell of burnt clutch/brakes. I could start the bike but it would not go forward, rear wheel was locked up (while in neutral). It was so bad a passerby and I couldnt even...
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    For Sale - Misc '78 Special Parts

    PM (conversation) sent.
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    For Sale - Misc '78 Special Parts

    Cleaning out the garage from recent build and have the following parts from the bike selling. All are open to best offer, please reply thread or to email at jpturco@yahoo.com: Turn Signal Set - $30 + shipping Chrome is in good condition and Airbox set - $35 + shipping good shape with some...
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    Shifting - clutch adjustment?

    Ok thanks for everyone's input so far, I am into my 4th adjustment. I take the bike for a ride into work and everything is perfect, sits all day, ride home and have problems downshifting which I have to give a slight bump of throttle and it goes well. My question is, is this a sign my thread on...
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    Shifting - clutch adjustment?

    Thanks for the help, looks to be the clutch adjustment. Followed the procedure outlined in another thread, took the bike out and found the gears. Some were still tough but engaged/disengaged mostly with the clutch. I agree with 5twins that must be everything settling in and will likely need a...
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    Shifting - clutch adjustment?

    Mine is going between carbs onto right side tank. I hate the setup with lower bars and how it comes across the key, more in the way...i sort of tie wrapped it down, lever pulls smooth and doesnt feel like any issues.
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