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grumbern

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Reply #75 on: November 22, 2022, 05:40:16 pm
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Reply #76 on: November 22, 2022, 05:43:06 pm
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Reply #77 on: November 22, 2022, 05:45:30 pm
Thank you!  :)

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PS: I still have those Interceptor headlamp brackets/long fork shrouds.
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Reply #78 on: November 22, 2022, 11:27:20 pm
Wow, that's great. Thanks a lot. It's nice to follow someone who has been there before. Looks nice and simple unlike the Chronometric on the J2.

Thanks Andreas and Adrian.

BTW, Chiefs must go faster than Trailblazers as mine only goes to 120mph and yours 150mph (or is yours converted to kph?)
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Reply #79 on: November 23, 2022, 05:00:16 pm
No, it's 150mph! I also have a spare 120mph one. Chiefs would have either of them, the Trailblazers are allways 120, I guess.

@Adrian: I was lucky enough to get my hands on a pair of original '65 MK1 short lamp brackets. 8)

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Reply #80 on: November 23, 2022, 10:43:19 pm
The project is progressing. Just working on the fun bits before I get back to the motor.

Tidying up the tool/air/battery box and side covers. Bit of a challenge. BTW, the orange colour will eventually get replaced by an original colour.

Thanks for all the help.
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Reply #81 on: November 23, 2022, 10:45:47 pm
Not repainting it orange? Phew!  ;D

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Reply #82 on: November 24, 2022, 01:57:25 am
Not repainting it orange? Phew!  ;D

A.

Haha, What, don't like orange????   ;D
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Reply #83 on: November 24, 2022, 08:53:21 am
Years ago the old Transport and Road Research Laboratory over here (re)built a 750 Triumph Twin as a prototype "safety" motorcycle, with all sorts of dubious additions. I thank THAT was painted bright orange as a visibility feature.  ::)

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Reply #84 on: November 25, 2022, 05:05:25 pm
Years ago the old Transport and Road Research Laboratory over here (re)built a 750 Triumph Twin as a prototype "safety" motorcycle, with all sorts of dubious additions. I thank THAT was painted bright orange as a visibility feature.  ::)

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The one with the 'leg protectors' and the ironing board on the tank?

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Reply #85 on: November 25, 2022, 05:24:21 pm
I believe that was the one. It was lampooned in, among other things, on Ogri strip in Bike magazine not long after it was unveiled.

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Reply #86 on: November 28, 2022, 08:45:30 pm
Speaking of safety, the Trailblazer has a steering damper. It works but I'm not sure whether properly. I can set it at a reasonable 'feel' (without having ridden the bike) but a small turn on the knob seems to overtighten very easily. This could be diabolical if unchecked each time you ride.

Should there be some sort of locking mechanism?
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Reply #87 on: November 28, 2022, 09:09:34 pm
Tony. The damper should just slowly tighten. There should be a big "star" spring "washer" that the damper pulls up against. That keeps the pressure on.


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Reply #88 on: November 29, 2022, 07:42:07 am
Ok, it looks like that starfish washer is missing. There doesn't look like there is a lot of room to put it. Anyway, I've compared what i've got with Hitchcocks parts list and I'll have to order one. I assume I can dismantle and fit it without removing the triple clamp?
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Reply #89 on: November 30, 2022, 12:01:03 pm
There is no star washer in the damper assembly. (There was on the girder fork models though!) Make sure you have it correctly assembled with all the parts, it's easy to miss something out. It's not very adjustable, I find it rather ON/OFF even with all new parts so I usually ignore it.
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