Discussion in 'Triumph (Classic)' started by auldblue, Jul 5, 2014.
She was a Texas longhorn ,needs to be fettled and burnished. Top machine.
I like the "ray guns", mine is more standard...
This is mine. It's also an ex-Texas bike, but has a ways to go to get it back on the road. It sat in indoor storage for 20+ years until I bought it. I'm hoping to get it in rideable condition by the end of the year.
Great bikes men, L.A.B that is fit. Gotta love the 750's.
Mine's a '1000' (973) 8)
VERY FIT .
Lots of other goodies on it too!
L.A.B c'm on that bike didn't get like that on a weekend when the wife was visiting her sister, there has been a bit of graft on the one with the Cherokee red breast. Spill
WIFE! :shock: :?
I really don't think I could afford one of those as well!
OK, later, maybe.
Nice bike LAB , but what MIG welder is that and how do you get on with it ?
Looking at getting one meself but its a job getting answers to my needs , just need it for general workshop use thats all but don't want to be buying expensive gas bottles to make it work ok , i'm ok with a stick welder but fancy the versatility of a MIG .
It's a Sealey Mightymig 150
http://www.sealey.co.uk/PLPageBuilder.a ... ctid=13887
(Available at around half that price from ebay sellers)
It does the job OK and no real moans about it, although it only has four power settings instead of a variable control but that hasn't proved to be a problem. If it was your intention to use it on thin sheet of around 1.0mm or less, it needs converting to gas operation which is what I eventually did, as using it gasless with flux core wire did not give good results on thin sheet (but I believe that applies to most 'gas-less' MIGs not just this particular machine) and the weld is also cleaner and tidier than if used gas-less, although it can be swapped back to gas-less operation again relatively easily for heavier jobs or to conserve gas.
Phone sealy and ask if you can get a demo anywhere close. I sold these machines for ten years and they have a good backup service , but get gas it's not as dear as you think and a far better job.
Especially now it's available in rent-free 'hobby size' cylinders:
Thanks for the info folks .
Very jealous. I always wanted to go for a blast on a Trident and never got to ride one. Thanks for sharing the pics. I think we would all like to know about upgrades and performance parts you used/did. They must be pretty quick when tuned..?
Reliability on the road compared to a Commando?
Hey LAB, is that a Hyde kit on yours? The Triton that I've been in the process of buying in Florida has the hyde bore/stroker 1000cc conversion kit on it.
What compression are you running?
According to the Hyde info. the 1000 'Road' kit is 8.25:1, however, it feels like more when kicking it over, and the original starter motor often needed some 'leg' assistance to get it started if the engine was cold or if the battery was past its best or not fully charged, so I've treated it to one of the MAD (Dave Madigan) starter motors from LP Williams, and this turns it over with ease as long as the (now not so good) battery is fully charged.
I would say that although I did fully rebuild this bike some years ago, shortly after buying it, the '1000' kit (as well as a lot of other Norman Hyde parts, VM28 Mikuni carbs, etc.) were already fitted.
https://normanhyde.co.uk/meriden-triump ... -road.html