How to Restore Triumph Trident T150/T160 & BSA Rocket III: Your Step-by-Step Colour Illustrated Guide to Complete Restoration

How to Restore Triumph Trident T150/T160 & BSA Rocket III: Your Step-by-Step Colour Illustrated Guide to Complete Restoration

By: Chris Rooke (author)Paperback

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Written by an enthusiast with many years experience of working on classic British motorcycles - but with little experience of working on these iconic machines - this book covers the complete dismantling, refurbishment, and rebuilding of two Tridents: a 1973 Triumph T150V and a 1975 Triumph T160. Written from a the point of view of a relative novice, it covers all parts of the rebuild in great detail; parts that other manuals gloss over, leaving the novice confused and frustrated.From the simplest of jobs, such as removing the oil tank, through to detailed explanations of rebuilding the engine and carburettors, this manual is an absolute must for any enthusiast contemplating working on their Triumph or BSA triple. Over 650 colour photographs and detailed text descriptions clarify every stage ...engine, gearbox, clutch, electrics, frame, wheels, forks, swinging arm, brakes, instruments ...the whole bike! Highly readable, and written with , the author readily admits to the various pitfalls and mistakes he makes in order for others to avoid them.Designed to sit alongside existing workshop manuals, this book is intended to help the owner complete any restoration operations that are omitted from repair manuals. Essential garage literature!

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About Author

Chris was born in Oxford and grew up in a family devoted to all things mechanical, but especially engines and motorbikes. He owned his first bike aged 11 - a Raleigh Runabout - quickly followed by a couple of scooters. When he turned 16, he realised his dream of becoming a 'Biker' ... on a Casals moped! From these humble beginnings, his love of British bikes burgeoned, owning and rebuilding a BSA Starfire, a Triumph T100, a Matchless G3LS, and a Bonneville T140V - before he finally returned to his teenage dream: the triumph Trident.


ForewordChapter 1. Buying the bikeChapter 2. Preparing to DismantleChapter 3. Removing seat, petrol tank & exhaustChapter 4. Removing the oil tankChapter 5. Removing the electricsChapter 6. Front forks and wheel removal,Chapter 7. Dismantling the engineChapter 8, Dismantling the primary chaincaseChapter 9. Timing side dismantlingChapter 10. Gearbox dismantlingChapter 11. Dismantling the CrankcasesChapter 12. Dismantling the frameChapter 13. Preparing for reassemblyChapter 14. Preparing the central Crankcases for reassemblyChapter 15. Reassembling the CrankcasesChapter 16. Sump plate and oil pump, Chapter 17. Gearbox assembly: Part 1Chapter 18. Gearbox assembly: Part 2, Chapter 19. Mounting engine, rear mudguard and rear wheel in the frameChapter 20. Clutch assemblyChapter 21. Primary chaincase reassemblyChapter 22. Clutch operating mechanism, Chapter 23. Fitting the engine platesChapter 24. Fitting the cylinder block: Part 1Chapter 25. Fitting the cylinder block: Part 2Chapter 26. Cylinder head refurb. and refittingChapter 27. Fitting the rocker boxes and pushrodsChapter 28. Re-setting the valve timing - not!Chapter 29. Timing case reassemblyChapter 30. Stripping, cleaning and checking the carburettors, Chapter 31. Reassembling the carburettorsChapter 32. Front forks, yokes and handlebarsChapter 33. Wheel hub refurbishmentChapter 34. Front brakeChapter 35. Petrol tank, hoses, oil cooler and tacho driveChapter 36. ElectricsChapter37. Electronic ignitionChapter 38. Exhaust systemChapter 39. Teething troubles: carburettorsChapter 40. Teething troubles: Primary chaincase leak, Chapter 41. Teething troubles: Gearbox oil leakChapter 42. Teething problems: GeneralChapter 43. Bike finished!Chapter 44. Special tools, books and equipmentChapter 45. Summing it all up - and going electric!T160 Supplement: Chapter 1. Introduction and purchase detailsChapter 2. Sidestand problem, Chapter 3. Removing the exhaust system and rear brakeChapter 4. Oil tank and rear wheel removalChapter 5. Starter motorChapter 6. Gearbox dismantlingChapter 7. Primary chaincase dismantlingChapter 9. Removing and checking the barrels and headChapter 10. Crankcase dismantling and reassemblyChapter 11. Gearbox reassemblyChapter 12. Inner primary chaincase reassemblyChapter 13. Outer primary chaincase reassemblyChapter 14. Refitting pistons, barrels and head and checking valve timingChapter 15. Rear brake reassemblyChapter 16. Front and rear wheel assemblyChapter 17. ElectricsChapter 18. Carburettor checking and reassemblyChapter 19. Teething problems

Product Details

  • publication date: 14/04/2016
  • ISBN13: 9781845848828
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 208
  • ID: 9781845848828
  • weight: 998
  • ISBN10: 1845848829

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