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Chainguard bodgery, '71 T100 #142275 06/01/08 2:41 am
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Hearing some noise from below on my '71 T100C, I found that the chainguard was loose. In fact, it was in two pieces. Since I have more experience with my '66 TR6R, it never occurred to me that it was supposed to be in 2 pieces. So, thinking that this was another odd British bit of engineering, I figured it was made from 2 pieces and the weld had given out. Not wanting to remove it for welding it back together during prime riding weather, I put a couple of pop rivets in to hold her together for now. But something didn't seem quite right...
Checking the parts book I found that this model has a chain guard and a seperate front chain guard. Two pieces. Seems the front mounting tab on the main chain guard is what actually gave way.
So now I have a temporary one piece chain guard. I'll probably have to drill out the rivets to disassemble for a proper fix, but the'd have to come out anyway. Meanwhile, anyone see a problem with running it as is for now?

(note to self: check parts diagram BEFORE drilling holes in running gear..)


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Re: Chainguard bodgery, '71 T100 #142276 06/01/08 9:13 am
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You're on drugs!!

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Well.....you may or may not be on drugs (LOL) but I don't see a problem with it as it is - at least for a while. My advice is to fix it ASAP.
I own a 1970 T100S so am quite familiar with the two-piece chain guard.

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I have it on good authority that Woody is not on drugs.....he does however, have a certain rivet gun affliction!! laughing


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Re: Chainguard bodgery, '71 T100 #142279 06/02/08 2:33 am
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Originally posted by douglas:
You're on drugs!!
Well, no, not for a long time, but the flashbacks are hell. laugh
But do you think I'm stoned because I'm seeing two chainguards, or because I'm willing to publicly admit to bodgery?? No problem, I'm a follower of the prophet Popeye, who in great wisdom has said "I yam what I yam."

For the record, here's the gospel according to Triumph:
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see items 16 and 37...
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And here's the bodge:
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Yes, I buggered up that fine sheet metal in the name of an afternoon ride. Now, my first thought is what a PITA those double chainguards are gonnna be to R&R. But it occurs to me that I'm thinking about the '66 TR6 again, with the fixed side cover. Am I correct that by removing the easily detachable '71 T100 side cover I'll have clear access to the front chainguard mount? I may have to wait a couple of days to investigate further.

BTW, thanks Steve for the character reference...


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Re: Chainguard bodgery, '71 T100 #142280 06/02/08 10:48 am
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2twins, my chainguard has been in a similar state of bisected detachment since the day I bought it and I've not had any trouble with it to date.

I'd paint the rivets in 'weathered black' and move on. beerchug


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