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*Originally Posted by CaptainTrips [+]
The only thing I wonder about is the throttle side. The throttle tube stayed behind (for obvious reasons) when I removed my grips to install the heated ones. The Oxford heated grip was fitted over the throttle tube, which had to be filed down to remove the ribs that keep the grip from rotating. Does the Triumph heated grip include the throttle tube?

Its only the clutch side thats worn out the throttle grip is fine...was at work today so miss the auction on flea bay and so didn't get those cheap ones (some swine bid against me at the last minute) Anyway will get some others as I need to resolve the ragged look  :084:
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*Originally Posted by Mark Carter [+]

The TEX came with heated grips from new so I can't compare the diameter of heated and non heated grips, but the new grips came mounted on plastic tubes ready to slide straight onto the bars and I had to take them off these tubes before fitting over the heater elements, so I think the thickness of the heater elements is taken up with the plastic tubes and the grips are the same diameter.  Also the TEX heated grips feel the same diameter as the non heated grips on my Striple so I think they are the same size
The only thing I wonder about is the throttle side. The throttle tube stayed behind (for obvious reasons) when I removed my grips to install the heated ones. The Oxford heated grip was fitted over the throttle tube, which had to be filed down to remove the ribs that keep the grip from rotating. Does the Triumph heated grip include the throttle tube?
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*Originally Posted by Jason_242 [+]
Any idea which grips they were? I see various models share the same grips but is there anything different from the rubber grips off non heated grips? Rubber stretches surely the heating element section isn't very thick?


The TEX came with heated grips from new so I can't compare the diameter of heated and non heated grips, but the new grips came mounted on plastic tubes ready to slide straight onto the bars and I had to take them off these tubes before fitting over the heater elements, so I think the thickness of the heater elements is taken up with the plastic tubes and the grips are the same diameter.  Also the TEX heated grips feel the same diameter as the non heated grips on my Striple so I think they are the same size
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*Originally Posted by Will Morgan [+]
Check out Delboy’s Garage on YouTube. He’s currently restoring an old Triumph Thunderbird including engine paint. He uses a Simoniz paints & with thorough careful preparation gets an impressive looking finish.
It seems the time between coats is crucial, allowing it to dry a bit but left tacky enough for next coat to adhere. It looks glossy but apparently dries matt – allow 4 days for it to cure 100% (maybe not a problem during lockdown?)
It looks easy for him with a well equipped workshop with air tools etc (& he’s removed headers & radiator), but with a flexi drive on an electric drill or Dremel you should be able to clean up most areas in a similar way.
On his YouTube channel there’s a playlist just for this Triumph project with lots of useful videos (several on painting different components & how to get the headers, radiator etc off) but this is probably the most relevant one for you:


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FWIW, I dug mine out of storage (have not seen them in 7 years). The grip on the right is the throttle side. I had forgotten that the clutch side grip had its own tube. Both are 25mm internal diameter without the tube.

Also, I added grip puppies to my Oxford heated grips. I find that I have to go up one setting (of five) to get the same heat. I find the larger diameter and grippyness is easier on the hands on long trips.
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*Originally Posted by Mark Carter [+]
Hi!

The rubber grips over the heater elements can be replaced, it's a bit fiddley but patience, washing up liquid and a bit of heat makes it possible.  I bought a pair of genuine new grip rubbers from another forum member for about £20. (I think), but I've no idea what they cost from Triumph.

Any idea which grips they were? I see various models share the same grips but is there anything different from the rubber grips off non heated grips? Rubber stretches surely the heating element section isn't very thick?
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Alarms, Immobilisers, and Security / Re: Fitting a Alarm
« Last post by TC on Yesterday at 04:50:29 PM »
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don't fit an all singing all dancing alarm at all! You already have an immobiliser fitted why not just fit an independent tremble detector alarm?
This was suggested to me by a Triumph salesman and is what I have installed on both my Tigers one of which I have had since 2011. Just a thought but I have been all over Europe like this with the addition of good chain and lock, disc lock and cover. Happy Motorcycling
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I might guess that the plasticised textured paint on your engine might be something that people use to line the bed of pickup trucks. That being the case you may find it next to impossible to remove. Exercise caution before committing to removing it or you may end up with a worse mess.
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Nothing at all wrong with a good old fashioned key, it’s just that electrically operated roller doors don’t often have them 😀
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*Originally Posted by Jason_242 [+]
But the worst bit is the engine has suffered from road salt damage and been painted over with what looks like a plasticised textured paint.. :006: Think its going to need some tic in the summer to get the engine looking better but advise on paint type maybe?

Check out Delboy’s Garage on YouTube. He’s currently restoring an old Triumph Thunderbird including engine paint. He uses a Simoniz paints & with thorough careful preparation gets an impressive looking finish.
It seems the time between coats is crucial, allowing it to dry a bit but left tacky enough for next coat to adhere. It looks glossy but apparently dries matt – allow 4 days for it to cure 100% (maybe not a problem during lockdown?)
It looks easy for him with a well equipped workshop with air tools etc (& he’s removed headers & radiator), but with a flexi drive on an electric drill or Dremel you should be able to clean up most areas in a similar way.
On his YouTube channel there’s a playlist just for this Triumph project with lots of useful videos (several on painting different components & how to get the headers, radiator etc off) but this is probably the most relevant one for you:


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