How to Restore Triumph Trident T150/T160 & Bsa Rocket III

How to Restore Triumph Trident T150/T160 & Bsa Rocket III

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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. This immensely helpful book covers all parts of the rebuild in great detail; parts that other manuals gloss over, leaving the restorer confused and frustrated. From the simplest of jobs, such as removing the fuel 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 entertaining, 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 a full restoration of their beloved triple. Essential garage literature!
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Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 207 x 250 x 20.32mm | 997.9g
  • Dorset, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 674
  • 1845848829
  • 9781845848828
  • 311,030

Table of contents

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
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Review quote

What we especially like is the friendly, everyday tone ... It's said that a little knowledge is a dangerous thing. Well if so, you're in pretty safe hands here. Recommended. Sump I would have no hesitation in recommending that every shed or garage that contains an early Trident or Rocket III should also contain this book. Old Bike Mart this book could be a time, money and frustration-saving asset. Ultimate MotorCycling A definite asset for any Trident or Rocket 3 owner. Real Classic From reassembling the primary chaincase to refitting the electrics, it looks like everything you'd need is in here. Bike Rider Magazine
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About Chris Rooke

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 blossomed, 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.
Chris's experiences in restoring the Triumph Trident, a Kawasaki Z1, and a Norton Commando have led him to write three Enthusiast Restoration Guides, published by Veloce, as well as an `Essential Buyer's Guide".
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