Thursday, Apr 05, 2018
Working with the engineers at Cleveland Gasket we have developed this new and innovative service kit
for the Unit 650 and 750 Triumph.
There has never been a gasket made of this aluminum core material for the Triumph twin until now.
THESE ARE .048″ THICK ALUMINUM CORE WITH A NITRILE RUBBER BONDED TO BOTH SIDES. THIS AFM GASKET MATERIAL HAS EXCELLENT TEMPERATURE RESISTANCE, TORQUE RETENTION, AND COMPRESSION.
NO SEALANT OF ANY TYPE IS NEEDED
CAN BE REUSED AFTER DISASSEMBLY
RIGID AND EASY TO INSTALL
This kit includes:
1 AFM primary cover gasket ( 71-7009 or E17009 )
1 AFM rotor cover gasket ( 71-1457 or E11457 )
1 inspection plug O ring ( 70-7563 or E7563 )
2 5/16” I.D. Copper washers ( 82-1880 or F1880 )
1 1/4” I.D. Copper washer ( 70-2441 or E2441 )
1 chain adjuster fiber washer ( 57-1738 or T1738 )
World Wide shipping!
To order this see our store here
Sunday, Dec 24, 2017
There is nothing more frustrating than to do a good job on something only to have a low quality part ruin your work.
After working with the experts at Cleveland Gasket, we are now able to say without a doubt that
we are now stocking are the finest Triumph gaskets ever produced.
A wealth of research, materials, machinery, and experience has resulted in bringing you
the best fitting and looking, most leak and drama free, easiest to dismantle, reusable gaskets available anywhere, at any price.
See our store for purchasing any of these convenient kits, and look for other kits coming in the near future,
including reusable primary gaskets for the 650/ 750 Unit engine.
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
Wednesday, Oct 25, 2017
New from Cleveland Gasket® are the best Triumph gaskets in the world!
These gaskets are carefully designed to fit and seal perfectly.
These are aluminum core with a nitrile rubber bonded to both sides. This AFM gasket material has excellent temperature resistance, torque retention, and compression.
No sealant of any type is needed, and due to the high rate of recovery when disassembled, in most cases the gaskets can be reused.
These pre unit rocker box replace Triumph part # 70-1650 or E1650, are .032″ thick, and are sold as a set of four.
Fits all iron head Pre Unit 500 and 650 engines, and alloy head close fin 500 engines.
To order these see our store here
Thursday, Aug 10, 2017
The pre unit engine I built for racing set a record last year it’s first time out. This year we are going to see if it will go faster. That is why the shop will be closed during Speed Week to support and tune our race engine at Bonneville. The shop will open again on Tuesday the 22th of August. Sorry for the inconvenience but I’m sure all gearheads will understand. Dan
For more information on Speed Week 2017 please see the SCTA website by clicking http://www.scta-bni.org/
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
Sunday, Mar 05, 2017
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.
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
Saturday, Nov 12, 2016
Before you buy a new Amal for your Triumph, you may want to check with us first.
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