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1979 T140E into Rickman

Re: 1979 T140E into Rickman

Postby grandpaul » Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:27 am

That's a nifty classic dual sport!

You can be certain you will never be parked next to another one that looks just like it.
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Re: 1979 T140E into Rickman

Postby mudplugger » Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:08 pm

i am very happy with it, but I have to pull the engine out. it is blowing out white smoke and smells of oil when shutting off, and the oil pressure seems to stay at 20lb or just below. all part of the process I suppose, I have probably made a silly error somewhere as the engine was completely re conditioned, need to find some time soon to get it apart. tanks for the nice comments.
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Re: 1979 T140E into Rickman

Postby Fast Eddie » Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:53 pm

White smoke? Burning oil is normally more like blue smoke.

If it's smoking on shut off (or over run) it's likely to be valve guide related, or possibly bore / ring related. But it could just be the fact that you've got freshly honed barrels etc? It may bed in.

Ref oil pressure, first things first, are you sure your gauge is good? If yes, most likely cause of poor pressure is a damaged or incorrectly installed crank oil seal. Second most likely is a dodgy oil pump. Both are a easy to get at without pulling the whole motor.

Hope it turns out relatively painless!
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Re: 1979 T140E into Rickman

Postby auldblue » Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:20 pm

Fast Eddie wrote:White smoke? Burning oil is normally more like blue smoke.

If it's smoking on shut off (or over run) it's likely to be valve guide related, or possibly bore / ring related. But it could just be the fact that you've got freshly honed barrels etc? It may bed in.

Ref oil pressure, first things first, are you sure your gauge is good? If yes, most likely cause of poor pressure is a damaged or incorrectly installed crank oil seal. Second most likely is a dodgy oil pump. Both are a easy to get at without pulling the whole motor.

Hope it turns are relatively painless!



Hi,

I agree with Nigel on this occasion , no need for drastic action yet. If your concerned about bores etc , check your compression. When I did my c'do 750 I had the white smoke , valve stem oil seals popped off no big wow .
Sit back , admire the bike have cig , coffee , cuppa or a wee dram guaranteed it will be an easy fix. Good luck

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Re: 1979 T140E into Rickman

Postby Britfan60 » Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:45 am

I just stumbled upon this thread and read it in its entirety. I am amazed at the beauty and potential you guys find in what I would have probably thrown in the dumpster. I have a nice condition T140D that could use some freshening up. Havent started her in two years. Thanks for the inspiration. Your Matisse is awesome and its progress was a great way to pass some time. Good luck with it. If you ever get a chance to weigh it, I'm curious of its weight and performance. Thanks
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Re: 1979 T140E into Rickman

Postby mudplugger » Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:27 am

cheers for the advice lads. it has new valves, guides and springs etc, mushroom adjusters. The bores were good so were only honed, pistons were new so only had new rings. oil pump was overhauled and all seemed good. I have took the pressure relief Vv out but not sure how that works, has a spring, 2 holes in a recess in the thread but both were blocked, I assume these clear when pressure builds. I will remove side covers and investigate your suggestions.
I also love a wee dram, I have a nice selection for different moods and occasions, I will have a small one before I start.
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Re: 1979 T140E into Rickman

Postby mudplugger » Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:43 am

Britfan60 wrote:I just stumbled upon this thread and read it in its entirety. I am amazed at the beauty and potential you guys find in what I would have probably thrown in the dumpster. I have a nice condition T140D that could use some freshening up. Havent started her in two years. Thanks for the inspiration. Your Matisse is awesome and its progress was a great way to pass some time. Good luck with it. If you ever get a chance to weigh it, I'm curious of its weight and performance. Thanks


I had intended to put a lot more on this thread, photos and work reports, but I have had a very busy and stressful time between the work on the bike over the last 18 months or so. glad it has inspired you, I have really enjoyed the task and learnt a lot, this forum has always given advice and encouragement. get some pics of your bike on here and start the ball rolling, these bikes are very quick and exceptional handling, it feels lighter than my P11, it must be a close call. All the bits are available in the UK, I bought the front brake master cylinder from the states, it is a Nissin, I could do with a shorter lever as the original sticks out past the bar end. I will follow up with all my findings ASAP. cheers for now
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