I just went to the Triumph shop today and got a quote of $280 for the carb cleaning and tuning. It would be $40-45 for each gasket for the three carbs which is what the owner says it needs. the mechanic there says he doesn't think it's needs any news parts but he says it probably just needs a good cleaning do $280 isn't that bad.
as far as what i am i going to offer it will be $100-200. he has no interest at all in the bike and i don't have a lot of money to offer anyway. besides i've never seen the bike even turn over so i could be buying a basket case although i'd dought it.
hopefully i'll get it and get it cheap. i have a feeling if i tell him that i'll save him the trouble of trailering it away (which he said he's going to junk it), tell him i'll let him ride it when it's done then i'll probably get it for free. we'll see how it goes. I hope it won't be too much for me since it will be my first street bike. i've been riding dirtbikes since i was 13 so i have 2 wheel experience but i know this is totally different. i sat on the new Triumph 955 sport touring bike today to see what something like this feels like and it seems i'll just have to get used to the weight and the power.
i was thinking about trying to do the carb work myself but i've never worked on a multi cylinder motorcycle before. I have read a couple over general motorcycle repair books in the bookstore and it doesn't seem too hard but i'n not to sure about evening out the carbs. i was thinking that i would just try to leave all the settings where they are and just try to get it running and spray carb cleaner in. if thay doesn't solve it than possibly take the carbs appart. i'm really unsure of my self because i've never done it but i am very open to learn about new things when it comes to engines. i can always try to get one of my buddies to come over and help me if i can ever pry them away from their girls.
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, "Robert Clark" <apsllp@b...>
> Unfortunately Triumphs In running shape they don't bring much.
> running shape it might bring $3K
> Bob Clark
Actually, that might be a good thing in this case.
He can use that in negotiating a (ahem) "fair" price
for this piece of junk that doesn't even run. Bring
up a dealer quote on parts and labor for a carb rebuild.
Heck, you might get the guy to pay you to take it away.
Then, throw a few dollars and a couple weekends at it,
and drive away with this silly grin the rest of us keep
Better check the title if it was wrecked before. Might
be a "Salvage".
So far as a little rain, my '96 has pretty much set out
since I got it in Oct 2001. Sometimes covered. Only a
couple winter months a couple years in a storage unit
or trailer, not yet this year. Runs and starts good as
ever (as long as it's above freezing).
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