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British Bikes / Re: Start up 1969 Triumph T100 Tiger after sitting for years.
« Last post by mini-me on August 12, 2018, 10:29:35 AM »
Where have all these tigers escaped from lately?
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British Bikes / Re: T 100 490cc 1968
« Last post by mini-me on August 12, 2018, 10:28:31 AM »
seems like you need a new spring.

either that or to get into the spirit of the 1960s/70s, ::) use a bungee cord, or aerolastic  as I still refer to them as. ???

easy enough job, lay the bike on its side and saves draining the oil.
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British Bikes / Re: Start up 1969 Triumph T100 Tiger after sitting for years.
« Last post by iansoady on August 12, 2018, 10:10:30 AM »
Did you drain the crankcase as well as the tank when you serviced it, and if so did much come out? If not, probably a minor case of wet sumping although this is less common with Triumph plunger pumps than Norton / BSA gear pumps.
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British Bikes / Re: T 100 490cc 1968
« Last post by Rex on August 12, 2018, 09:31:10 AM »
Yep, that's where the spring is. Does it stay "pulled up" or does it go back down again?
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British Bikes / Re: Start up 1969 Triumph T100 Tiger after sitting for years.
« Last post by mini-me on August 12, 2018, 09:27:53 AM »
Probably just excess oil in the crankcase.
Don't flush it, ride it.

Its also possible the rings might be stuck or some bore wear damage.  Do a compression check.

There is no way  to check oil pressure I know of, as long as it returns that's enough; the return should be in hiccups, if it was  a steady flow, then it was excess oil.
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British Bikes / Re: T 100 490cc 1968
« Last post by dynamic on August 12, 2018, 09:27:34 AM »
Hi Rex no not 2 inches before ratchet engages the ratchet turns the motor over its just that after starting I can pull the kickstart up into its normal position and the return spring seems slack and whilst on the move the kickstart falls back 2 inches I am guessing the return spring has worn over the last few ( 50 ) years I hope this may make sense to you, reading the manual it looks like I can get access to the return spring by removing the G/box outer case where the clutch cable hooks up ? 
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British Bikes / Start up 1969 Triumph T100 Tiger after sitting for years.
« Last post by stevestriumph on August 12, 2018, 05:30:50 AM »
Just fired up a 1969 Triumph T100 Tiger for the first time in years. I have no history on the engine or repairs etc. After a good tune and service the bike started right up. Rode it and everything seemed in order. Upon return home, after just a couple of miles, there was significant oil coming out of the crankcase breather. Is it advisable to flush out the lubrication system on these bikes prior to start up and if so what should one use? I was getting good oil return to the tank but I did not check the pressure. Any thoughts? Steve
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British Bikes / Re: T 100 490cc 1968
« Last post by Rex on August 11, 2018, 06:29:50 PM »
That's the trouble with ammeters, oil pressure gauges etc...more sh*t to worry about. As for the k/s spring do you mean 2" before the ratchet engages?
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British Bikes / Re: T 100 490cc 1968
« Last post by dynamic on August 11, 2018, 05:44:12 PM »
thanks for the posts guys I will ride on of peaceful mind/uneducated bliss

PS. my kickstart spring has 2 inch of "slack" is it difficult to change the return spring ?
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British Bikes / Re: ES2 progress
« Last post by mini-me on August 11, 2018, 02:13:38 PM »
I've been off greasy2's since I dropped one on my foot 40yrs ago, heavy old lumps.
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