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#126220 - 10/16/07 1:42 pm Re: 1971 Triumph Tiger 650 - started up, and seized! Help me get unstuck?  
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OK lets review shall we?
Engine ran for a few seconds after using ether
now the engine will not turn over
will roll in neutral but not in gear.
that about right?
I stick by my first idea,rings/pistons stuck because the ether washed away the oil
I am an animal thug, get a big friend and push the bike as hard as you can,in gear,on pavement.Dump the clutch.Should bust 'er loose. Failing that you will have to pop the head off and smack the piston{s} pith a piece of maple and a big hammer.


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#126221 - 10/16/07 3:01 pm Re: 1971 Triumph Tiger 650 - started up, and seized! Help me get unstuck?  
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Sir Duke,

You are correct. The engine ran for about 30 seconds using a few sprays of ether to get it going. After about 10 seconds, it ran on gasoline and I let go of the throttle to let it putter out.

Engine will now not turn over, although I have not attempted to turn anything with the clutch pulled in on the handlebar as I have some cable issues.

As soon as I get the clutch cable repaired I shall animal-thug it down my hill and release the clutch. For the benefit of those who have helped me, I will do so wearing only a banana.


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#126222 - 10/16/07 7:05 pm Re: 1971 Triumph Tiger 650 - started up, and seized! Help me get unstuck?  
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Eric.
Meby take the plugs out to gain a bit more advantage.
A friend once gave me a 750K that had stuck after two weeks in his cellar,he put break fluid in the cylinders{?} to fee it up. we hauled it up and down the road with a half ton,nearly wore out the hind tire{lotsa beer makes this stuff fun}
doesn't have any bearing on the case at hand,I just like telling that story


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#126223 - 10/16/07 9:10 pm Re: 1971 Triumph Tiger 650 - started up, and seized! Help me get unstuck?  
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Was that a typo - did you mean bandana? If not, you may be on the wrong forum mate eek

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#126224 - 10/16/07 9:48 pm Re: 1971 Triumph Tiger 650 - started up, and seized! Help me get unstuck?  
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I have marvel mystery oil in the cylinders and need to attach the rear fender before sitting on it and letting the clutch out. I'm going to work on those two items over the next couple of nights. I do need to do laundry tonight however and vacuum. Maybe order a pizza too. Does anyone want more details???


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#126225 - 10/17/07 1:08 am Re: 1971 Triumph Tiger 650 - started up, and seized! Help me get unstuck?  
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1. Re laundry and vacuum...get a girlfriend and more beer
2. Re clutch basket ...get a manual and a parts book,and more beer....
laugh
A basket of clutches...



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#126226 - 10/17/07 1:16 am Re: 1971 Triumph Tiger 650 - started up, and seized! Help me get unstuck?  
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That's interesting, I see three primary drive (?) sprockets on the left there, my machine has two.

RE girlfriend, I've got one of those "modern" women that are single moms and work all day and have the kid at night leaving me to do laundry and vacuum. Luckily, I have a well-developed taste for hop-flavoured water.

Thanks for the cool picture. I don't see that in my CD-manual.


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#126227 - 10/17/07 1:41 am Re: 1971 Triumph Tiger 650 - started up, and seized! Help me get unstuck?  
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laughing
thats out of my 76/77 parts cat...just to give u an idea...
...im single,so i have to do ALL the chores with out the female benefits :rolleyes:


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#126228 - 10/17/07 4:55 am Re: 1971 Triumph Tiger 650 - started up, and seized! Help me get unstuck?  
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Brian, That explains why you are still sane after all these years. Except for having limey fixation disease pint


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#126229 - 10/17/07 10:53 am Re: 1971 Triumph Tiger 650 - started up, and seized! Help me get unstuck?  
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laughing ....bikes can be bit ches too sometimes laugh


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#126230 - 10/17/07 2:18 pm Re: 1971 Triumph Tiger 650 - started up, and seized! Help me get unstuck?  
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Mine was very solid when I bought it it had been sitting 20 years. I used the PB blaster from Walmart and had to leave it sit over night. I wolud take the plugs out first and spray it in there and leave it sit for a few days before trying. This did break the rust bond. if you can rock it back and forth in fourth gear,with the plugs out it should break free. I would try that before taking the head off and TAPPING on it with a dowel.


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#126231 - 10/17/07 9:01 pm Re: 1971 Triumph Tiger 650 - started up, and seized! Help me get unstuck?  
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Hopefully you will not have to use the hammer and wood cog method. It is no fun. Be careful not to miss the maple stick, you don't want to buy new cylindars (from experience). Use lots of penetrating oil, and let it sit a few days after you put the oil. I've been through it, no fun at all even with beer.


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#126232 - 10/17/07 11:24 pm Re: 1971 Triumph Tiger 650 - started up, and seized! Help me get unstuck?  
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Cush drive fell apart in mine and did exactly the same thing.
Until the clutch is pulled there is no certainty the engine is seized.

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#126233 - 10/18/07 8:24 am Re: 1971 Triumph Tiger 650 - started up, and seized! Help me get unstuck?  
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Id be taking off the primary chain to isolate clutch/gearbox and motor...if its not a split link chain clutch and alternator/rotor front sprocket must be removed..I cant see why it would be locked so tight after a few days sitting tho if it was running and you just turned it off...any funny noises anywhere before it stopped...did you check oil circulation while it was running


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#126234 - 10/18/07 9:18 am Re: 1971 Triumph Tiger 650 - started up, and seized! Help me get unstuck?  
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Locked up that quickly puzzles me also.
If rings are rusted to bores it may be less brutal to slack off the rinal drive chain and rock the bike back and forward in top gear.
Top gear transmits most torque to the crankshaft and the slack rear chain gives you a little momentum.
I would do that for an hour before resorting to towing and dumping the clutch but if you have to do that think about using top or third gear.
Go gently or you will shear the woodruff key between the clutch and mainshaft [part # 22 in Brians pic]
Another thought just popped into my head, Loctite does a spray called "Freeze Ease" [or something like that] it uses thermal shock and penetrating oil to ease seized things, I reckon the rings would show a different "temperature gradient" than the barrels due to radically different mass.
Check for ugly things like both piston crowns not being at the same height before towing, I would pull the head off for a look before towing.
Good luck and if the above works I would sure like one of those stickers laugh


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#126235 - 10/18/07 10:30 am Re: 1971 Triumph Tiger 650 - started up, and seized! Help me get unstuck?  
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You can get your sticker right now at the same place I bought mine, from a guy named Truth at http://www.choppahead.com


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#126236 - 10/18/07 2:40 pm Re: 1971 Triumph Tiger 650 - started up, and seized! Help me get unstuck?  
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This an interesting problem.

Hard to imagine rust is that bad after such a short time.

If problem is with engine, check to make sure oil is not somehow too full, fluid locking it.

Else seizure is probably thermal caused. Yikes.

I saw a piston and jugs where piece of cylinder was ripped out and part of piston mashed. Cause was improper squish factor with pushrod tube seals and, and air coming into hot cylinder.

You mentioned that you let it run until it died? You mean ran out of gas? At what idle? Hope not fast. It has never happened to me, but I heard of a rebuilt motor being ruined when a petcock did not work and engine gas starved, making a lean running. I do not know why this would have happened, though.


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#126237 - 10/18/07 4:44 pm Re: 1971 Triumph Tiger 650 - started up, and seized! Help me get unstuck?  
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Quote:
Originally posted by RF Whatley:
Eric -
Does the clutch basket rotate back and forth as much as the primary chain will allow? This may only be 1/8 inch, but rotation is rotation.
Again -
Will the clutch basket/assy rotate back and forth several degrees with the primary chain slop?

Inquiring minds want to know.


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#126238 - 10/19/07 12:14 am Re: 1971 Triumph Tiger 650 - started up, and seized! Help me get unstuck?  
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Alright. I attached the clutch cable to the handle grip. And this thing does NOT move. Doesn't budge. It moves with the slack in the 9 foot clutch cable, but that's the only movement.

There's no pulling this clutch in.

So! Any suggestions for forcing a clutch in? Some sort of bearing puller type thing clamped around the gearbox housing? That just sounds like it couldn't fail. eek

g g g


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#126239 - 10/19/07 12:17 am Re: 1971 Triumph Tiger 650 - started up, and seized! Help me get unstuck?  
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So I also wiggled the primary with the little slack that it has in the chain around the crank. Annnnd I can't tell if the clutch basket is rotating or not. I mean... does 1/64" count as moving? It's pretty tight.

I remember that when the gears were... in gear, and I'd pull the clutch in, the kickstart would *WHOOP* slip right down. Um, I can't pull the clutch in anymore, so I can't really test that.

Any ideas for a next step?


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well if it was me id put away the hammer,chisel and dynamite and bring out the manual,some patience and plenty of cold brown liquid and start some gentle investigative dismantling....id start with the clutch assembly then, as suggested ,the head... 2c


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#126241 - 10/20/07 1:57 pm Re: 1971 Triumph Tiger 650 - started up, and seized! Help me get unstuck?  
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What's goin' on?
Yhe suspense is driving me mad{er}


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#126242 - 10/20/07 3:07 pm Re: 1971 Triumph Tiger 650 - started up, and seized! Help me get unstuck?  
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maybe his computer seized too....or he got run over by the vacumm cleaner laugh


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#126243 - 10/20/07 3:48 pm Re: 1971 Triumph Tiger 650 - started up, and seized! Help me get unstuck?  
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Hi Eric, and all,

Sorry I did not read your original post well enough. I see you shut the bike off.

You took the "kicker plate" off? Right. What is a kicker plate? You mean the plate at bottom of tank/frame? You found which engine fluid to be watery? Engine oil? Primary oil? Gear oil?

You stored it indoors? Where? A shed? Barn? House? Was there constant heat? Or sometimes? Worse is sometimes.

What was last ride like before storage? What the temp and humidity? Like where did all the water come from?

Like others have indicated, maybe the clutch is just stuck. Cable on yet? Pull clutch in and tie it open, and wait a night.

Although rolling it with plugs out should move pistons. Try it backwards on an incline. Worked for me. Bunch of mmm came out exhaust pipes and way she went. That was 5,000 miles ago.

Was the wire mesh screen installed in tank? Was it intact?

Hope that is all. Good advice is to change engine oil after storage BEFORE starting. And kick it a bunch of times before starting.


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#126244 - 10/21/07 4:58 am Re: 1971 Triumph Tiger 650 - started up, and seized! Help me get unstuck?  
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I'm with Eric, the suspense is killing me, well almost.


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