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NEW Triumph 650 & 750 Racing Spring kits

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.

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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.

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Priced at $158.28

To order this kit or any of our other spring kits, see our store here

engine parts, Kibblewhite, pre unit, racing, Racing cams, Triumph 650



P-80 Temporary Rubber Lubricant is amazing

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.

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Every British Bike owner should have this in their tool box.

Priced at only $3.99

For ordering info, see our store here

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Morgo Oil Pumps…because we like you

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.

logo-1The 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.

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For more information see the Morgo section of our store by clicking here

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World’s fastest pre unit Triumph… since 1961

Sunday, Mar 05, 2017

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From the 1962 Triumph Baltimore sales catalog

About a year ago I wrote about Gary Richards and his Speed Records at Bonneville in the 1960′s.

Still, no one has gone faster than Gary Richards did in 1961 with any 650 Triumph motorcycle without a fairing at Bonneville.

His two way average of 159.542 mph still stands as an AMA certified record to this day.

The fact that no one has been able to beat this record in 56 years is amazing in itself, however when you take into account his bike it is even more impressive.

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His naturally aspirated stock rigid frame Pre Unit looked like a street bike, with a peanut tank and stock length fork. His father Rich Richards did the tuning, and they managed a 160.272 mph average over one mile, and a return average of 158.812 mph for an official record of 159.542 mph.

Most people don’t realize that the timing trap at Bonneville is one full mile long, and speeding up or slowing down will affect your average speed, which is then averaged with your  return mile speed to reach your qualifying speed.

This method of timing is significantly different than other speed events like the NHRA, which uses a 66 foot long trap at the end of the 1/4 mile track to calculate speed, or even El Mirage Dry Lake which only uses a 132 foot long timing trap at the end of a 1.3 mile track.

 Gary Richards currently produces Dixon Cylinder heads, and from 1961 to today is still the Bonneville record holder of the world’s fastest unfaired Triumph 650 of all time.

Photo of Gary in 1962 courtesy of the AMERICAN HOT ROD FOUNDATION

https://ahrf.com/

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We have your Amal!

Saturday, Nov 12, 2016

Before you buy a new Amal for your Triumph, you may want to check with us first.
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There are a lot of people selling Amal carbs these days, but some people are finding little value in choosing the lowest initial price.

Since most of these retailers do not deal directly with the factory, they sell the “base line” versions which are not specific to any model. Buying a pair of these will also mean you may have to buy jets, banjos, slides, or any other parts to tune them for your application.  This often negates the original savings. Some of these sellers also cannot offer tuning advice as they are inexperienced in these matters.

We know Amal carbs because we tune them, race them, and sell them…

We were the first shop in Southern California to have the Premier series concentric almost four years ago, and are still the number one Amal parts retailer here.

We have just received a shipment from Amal that has our specially built 930 Premier carbs for all single carb Triumph 650 and 750 models, and our specially built pairs for the 650 or 750 Bonneville. Also included in this shipment was Norton 850 Commando 32mm premier carbs, Monobloc 389 1 1/8″ carbs, and Monobloc 389 1 5/32″ carbs. If you need a new carb for your Triumph, it would be worthwhile to take a look at our online store

For ordering or more info, see our store here

Amal, Amal parts, Carburetters, pre unit, Triumph 650



Hylomar® aerosol… the easiest to use ever!

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.

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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.

Effective temperature range -58 to 482°

Priced at only $18.95

For ordering info, see our store here

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New cast iron race tappet blocks!

Saturday, Oct 01, 2016

NOW AVAILABLE IN CAST IRON OR C630 BRONZE

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For street or racing Triumph engines there is no better choice than the
USA made Kibblewhite Racing tappet blocks.

These precision made blocks are designed to accept more camshaft lift than original or OEM replacements, made in USA, and are now available in C630 bronze or cast iron.

Will fit all pre unit and early unit Triumph 500 and 650 with modification described in our installation notes

Worn tappet blocks create valve timing inaccuracy and excessive noise. Don’t give away horsepower to worn out parts!

Pricing is $97.37 PAIR for C630 Bronze

and $74.90 PAIR for cast iron

For more photos and ordering info, see our store here

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Morgo Oil Pumps are back!

Tuesday, Sep 06, 2016

If you are looking to replace your Triumph plunger oil pump, do yourself and your engine a favor and get a Morgo…these pumps are entirely made in Bradford, England and have been unmatched in quality since their introduction in 1975!


In stock for both Pre Unit and Unit construction Triumph twins, will fit 350, 500, 650, and 750 applications.
Also in stock are Morgo pumps for Triumph Tiger Cubs.
For more information see the Morgo section of our store by clicking here
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morgo, pre unit, racing, Triumph 500, Triumph 650



New Triumph SCTA Bonneville record set

Wednesday, Aug 31, 2016

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Every August since 1949 (weather permitting), the Southern California Timing Association has organized the Bonneville National Speed Trials at the famed Salt Flats in Wendover Utah. This event is a week long all out festival of speed for cars, motorcycles, and all sorts of wheeled vehicles. A vast array of race teams attend, from well equipped (and financed) factory sponsored entries to shoestring budget home built machines, and everything in between.

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Triumph motorcycles have a long history with the salt, as the most popular and fastest street model was named after the Bonneville salt flats in 1959. The World’s Fastest Motorcycle title was held by Triumph from 1956 to 1970. Since 1951 during SCTA events there have been Triumph twins racing at Speed Week. This August was no different.

Triumph 350, 500, 650, and 750 Pre Unit and Unit twins were raced on Gas, Alcohol, and Nitromethane.

Seven new Land Speed records were set by Six Vintage Triumph motorcycles over the course of the week.

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I was tuning an engine I built for a Swiss race Team, who were running a 1955 650 T110 engine in the Vintage 750 gas class. Using a pair of 389 “chopped” monobloc carbs with matchbox remote floats on the original iron head, the top average speed over the measured mile was 126.832 mph. After a few tuning runs a new speed record was established of 123.534 mph for the A-VG 750 class.

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Bonneville can be a tough place. Even the best prepared teams often find that something happens that they weren’t ready for. It could be mechanical parts breaking, unexpected wind, traction problems, or a host of other issues all in 100 degree heat with no shade.

It is every gearhead’s dream to find out what top speed potential is in their machine. Sometimes you set records but still don’t truly find out. There is always next year though…

For more information on Bonneville Racing see here

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Shop Closed For BONNEVILLE SPEED WEEK!

Thursday, Aug 11, 2016

It would be a shame to build a high performance Triumph engine and never see what it is capable of. That is why the shop will be closed during Speed Week to support and tune our Pre Unit race engine at Bonneville for Nik and Patrick. The shop will open again on Saturday the 20th of August. Sorry for the inconvenience but I’m sure all gearheads will understand. Danpre_unit_triumph_el_mirage

For more information on Speed Week 2016 please see the SCTA website by clicking http://www.scta-bni.org/

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