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Re: Getting a 70 Thunderbolt back on the road
DamienE #755809 11/12/18 1:04 am
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Thanks for the tips and info! I'll be looking into my shifting issues more.

For the gear oil, I used Lucas 80w-90 gear oil. For the engine, I used royal purple 20w50. Primary has ATF. Looks like a lot of BBrs are running 20w-50 in the primary too. I'll switch to that when I plug the chain dripper

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Re: Getting a 70 Thunderbolt back on the road
DamienE #755810 11/12/18 1:07 am
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stick with the ATF


1978 Bonneville T140E
1974 Trident
1970 BSA Thunderbolt
1971 Norton Commando
1972 Norton Commando
1973 Norton Commando
1974 Norton Commando
2018 Kawasaki Z900RS


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Re: Getting a 70 Thunderbolt back on the road
htown #763569 01/26/19 2:06 am
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Got some photos!

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not a concourse showbike, and not perfect, but it's mine and I love it! grin

Re: Getting a 70 Thunderbolt back on the road
DamienE #763610 01/26/19 4:58 pm
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Very nice. The type of bike to ride and enjoy.


1978 Bonneville T140E
1974 Trident
1970 BSA Thunderbolt
1971 Norton Commando
1972 Norton Commando
1973 Norton Commando
1974 Norton Commando
2018 Kawasaki Z900RS


Everything will be alright in the end. If its not alright, its not the end.
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