Just wanted to check in I picked up my first rocket yesterday. She's an 05 with 26k on the clock. I am not a newbie to triumphs though. I have a 06' scrambler, a 73' T140 and a 69' 650 bobber I've been building (on hold till i get back from Bahrain). I got the R3 from an auction so...
i installed the progressive front springs and while i was installing them i drilled and tapped the top cap for a Schrader valve. all went well i then put 20 lbs of air in it to bring the forks to the top. when i set on the bike it compresses just a little. the forks has held the air for about a...
Well one of the fork seals is leaking and since the beast is due for a service I thought, might as well get Progressive Springs for the front at the same time. They arrived in record time (Thanks J&P Cycles, purchased on Tue 26/03 and arrived Mon 01/04, so less than a week USA to Oz).
Update: manufacturing glitch. I talked with someone at Progressive and after seeing my photos, they seemed pretty sure that's what happened. ***Read on if you are replacing springs or servicing forks.
I hope others will have better luck. I couldn't wait for a replacement, so I put the original...
Hello, I ordered Wilber fork springs part number 600-0404-02 for my '05 R3.
The on-line description states "For lowering 20 mm incl. reduction bushings"
My mechanic opened the box today to install them and says there are no bushings in the box and that the instructions aren't clear??
So this afternoon I drove round to @Paul Bryant place and we made use of his very useful pressure tester.
Together we had.
1. Set of Barnett Clutch Springs
2. Set of MTC Clutch Springs
3. A locally made copy of the Barnett Springs by and old couple in Hawkes Bay
4. Set of OEM Springs...
Stock clutch springs shot after 38,000 miles with upgrade. Pads and steel plates were fine. Going in with barnnet pads. springs and steel plates. Not that heavily Modified just Ramair and Paul's complete 3 into one system and Hanso's tune. Life goes on.
Do NOT waste your money on these!!
Yes, MTC may make the best fibers. Yes, their $500 billet basket (installed here) is virtually indestructible but their clutch springs are actually WEAKER than stock!! How do I know this you ask? After rebuilding my clutch with all MTC parts it still...
i installed Race Tech heavier front springs several months ago and it was much improved but springy as they said it would be without changing the dampening. The back still was under spring, especially two up with my teenage son.
I just installed the Race Tech gold valves in the forks and Race...
hi i will be fitting some hyperpro springs in the roadster soon,i need to know can i change the springs/oil without taking the forks off ??
i have the use of a mates workshop so all the tools are there.
Any recommendations for a good place to stay for a night around Eureka Springs, AR. Say 50 mile radius.
Always like something a little out the ordinary but clean. Or just bike friendly and clean.
I'm doing the change over to Progressive springs. So I have them apart, new 7W oil, new seals in. the manual says to put oil level at 89 mm from upper edge of fork tube, with fork fully compressed. OR, Alternatively just put in 667 cc's of fluid. In my feeble mind, since the forks were...