Saturday, Dec 09, 2017
Many people attribute ring seating problems to the brand of rings installed.
If the cause is poor cylinder preparation, faulty installation, or a bent connecting rod, the rings are sure to get the blame.
Piston rings have one of the hardest jobs in the engine, to seal the combustion chamber while removing heat from the piston.
We have used Triumph ring sets from Hastings, Total Seal, Deves, Grant, Hepolite, Goetze, Riken, JCC, and a few others. The result was almost the same with each brand…
They all did a great job when gapped correctly, carefully installed in a round bore, and were allowed to break in without any extreme circumstances.
We are proud to announce that we now have Grant piston rings in stock for the Triumph 650. This set consists of a torsional twist (inner bevel) top and second ring, with a one piece cast oil ring. They are designed to break in quickly and give good service life.
These cast iron rings are made in California as they have been since the company was founded in the 1920′s in a house in Los Angeles. Grant rings have won races on drag strips, Bonneville Salt flats, stock car, and countless other events.
Franz and Grubb has used Grant rings with great success and is happy to supply this excellent American made ring set.
To order these see our store here
Saturday, May 13, 2017
Kibblewhite has just released two newly designed racing spring kits with light weight HT steel retainers for the Triumph 650, and 750 twins. Although labelled for “racing”, both of these kits would be an excellent choice for a street bike that will see high RPM, or has aftermarket cams.
The retainers are high tensile steel lightened with holes, and are engineered to work with the stock 7 degree Triumph keepers. This dual spring kit will outlast kits with aluminum or titanium retainers, and retain the same high quality that Kibblewhite is known for.
Kibblewhite manufactures eleven different
spring kits for the Triumph twins.
If you are unsure which is best for your application,
email or call the shop for advice.
We are the Number One retailer for Kibblewhite Triumph parts in the world.
Priced at $158.28
To order this kit or any of our other spring kits, see our store here
Saturday, May 13, 2017
Anyone who has installed an oil seal in an aluminum case knows that it is sometimes very difficult.
The rubber on the seal grips the aluminum, and brute force must be applied to the fragile seal to get overcome the resistance.
Every British Bike owner should have this in their tool box.
Priced at only $3.99
For ordering info, see our store here
Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017
What constantly amazes us is that people spend hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars on their vintage Triumph, and put a 50 year old oil pump in the engine.
The only thing keeping your engine from destroying itself is oil.
Oil pressure, as well as oil circulation is critical to keeping your Triumph healthy. It protects the crankshaft, cams , pistons and all moving parts, as well as performing its function of pulling heat from the engine.
Recently someone brought in a “new” Triumph oil pump made in the Orient. What a huge pile of shit. It looked like someone surfaced the mating side with 80 grit sandpaper, machined the chamfers with a dull dril bit, and there was a sticker on the box saying ”inspect the check balls for chippings before use”.
We don’t know who is making this crap, why, or who is buying it…
It can only be concluded that people who hate their engines must be using these parts.
Because we like our customers and they like their engines,
We don’t sell any oil pumps that do not say MORGO on them.
For more information see the Morgo section of our store by clicking here
Wednesday, Oct 05, 2016
In case you are looking for a way to bullet-proof your head gasket from leaking, This convenient Hylomar M Aerosol may be what you need.
This spray will allow you to apply a thin even coat to any gasket to improve sealing, easy removal, and assist in gasket placement during assembly.
Use on base gaskets, rocker box, primary cover, head, and can even be used on copper washers and threads. Harmless to all metals, and easy clean up with acetone or Hyloclean.