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T160 primary conversion. Belt or Triplex? #720337
12/29/17 6:47 am
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Hi all,
My T160 Primary Duplex Chain is about to give up and I cannot get a replacment.
I am advised I should convert it to the "Triumph-Classics.Com Triplex conversionon OR use a Belt Drive conversion.

After reading endless web reports ive about decided to go with the Triplex route as I hear the belt drives keep snapping but have found very little feed back on the Triplex chain conversion, which leaves me a bit up in the air.

Can anone advise me on these primary drive conversions for a T160 and which is the best way forward on this ?


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Re: T160 primary conversion. Belt or Triplex? [Re: wheller151] #720339
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You should join TR3OC (Trident Rocket 3 Owners Club).
No experience with either but with a belt (unless run in oil) you also need a belt pump drive and sealed pump.

Re: T160 primary conversion. Belt or Triplex? [Re: DMadigan] #720347
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Cheers David will get o to them.
I would also like to use this opportunity to thank you for your help this year and wish you a Very Happy and Wonderfull Safe New Year 2018.


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Re: T160 primary conversion. Belt or Triplex? [Re: wheller151] #720349
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Hi,

Originally Posted by wheller151
Can anone advise me on these primary drive conversions for a T160 and which is the best way forward on this ?

Fwiw, if I was going for one, I'd go for chain.

Originally Posted by DMadigan
You should join TR3OC (Trident Rocket 3 Owners Club).

While I wouldn't dissuade any triple owner from joining the TR3OC as a general thing, if you're expecting to get information from internet forums, Triples On Line has wa-aa-ay more - there, look for posts by "romac", he's in Oz and makes a primary chain conversion.

Just as a matter of interest, unless it's missing, what's up with the existing standard primary set-up?

Hth.

Regards,

Re: T160 primary conversion. Belt or Triplex? [Re: Stuart] #720352
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Hi Stuart
thanks for this and will follow up.

Reason im asking about this, is the duplex chain I have on my T160 is worn out and as the bikes done over 65000 miles now so I think this may be the best way of keeping her on the road.
All the suppliers I have down here tell me this chain is no longer available so I am sort of being forced into converting to a Triplex or a Belt Drive unless you know of a supplier in the UK.?.


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Re: T160 primary conversion. Belt or Triplex? [Re: wheller151] #720356
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Have a word with Andy the Chainman before he retires next year as he may know of a source for the chain.

http://www.the-chain-man.co.uk/


You may need to ring, emails are not his strong point.

Re: T160 primary conversion. Belt or Triplex? [Re: wheller151] #720357
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Hi,

Originally Posted by wheller151
the bikes done over 65000 miles

Mmmm ... yeah ... it's probably is knackered ... smile

Originally Posted by wheller151
All the suppliers I have down here tell me this chain is no longer available

Mmmm ... 'tis available ... just not in a length to bolt on a T160 ... frown If you look on/search the TOL forum, you'll see contributions by "andychain", he's aka http://www.the-chain-man.co.uk/; obviously it won't be cheap from GB but, if the sprockets are still usable, could be cheaper than than a complete conversion to 1/2"-pitch chain? Btw, if you try to contact Andy, bear in mind that he might not answer 'til early in the New Year?

Hth.

Regards,

Re: T160 primary conversion. Belt or Triplex? [Re: kommando] #720360
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Cheers and will give him a call


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Re: T160 primary conversion. Belt or Triplex? [Re: wheller151] #720382
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Baxter Cycle, Mitch Klemph's are vendors here & www.tripletecs.com may be able to help

Re: T160 primary conversion. Belt or Triplex? [Re: kommando] #720421
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Cheers and will follow up.
Have a great New Year kommando.


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Re: T160 primary conversion. Belt or Triplex? [Re: bodine031] #720422
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Cheers bodine031
Will check it out and thanks for the lead.

Happy New Year


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Re: T160 primary conversion. Belt or Triplex? [Re: wheller151] #720437
12/30/17 12:27 am
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This is an excellent video on the triplex conversion. I've not done one but will after I finish about 30 other projects.


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Re: T160 primary conversion. Belt or Triplex? [Re: Ray Elliott] #720443
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Hi Ray
amazingly I have just got off the phone to this guy and am arranging for the job to be done mid January.
He is also going to refurbish and set up the clutch inhis work shop for me so im pretty happy with all this.

The conversion basicaly makes the primary drive the same as a T150 set up, and at$380 bucks plus chain and sprokets so im very happy now.

Will report back when all the work has been done and its on the bike again.

Happy New Year 2018.


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Re: T160 primary conversion. Belt or Triplex? [Re: wheller151] #720444
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Great news. I'm anxious for the report!

Happy 2018!


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