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Hi Folks,


Just got these from LPW.


Are these going to be a world of pain to use? I'm guessing getting the holes to line up will create creases and will then not seal?

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Not good. The ones from Arizona are similarly poor.

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Interesting...it must be a lucky dip cos the ones i got from Arizona were ok.

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https://coppergaskets.us/

i also. rocker box and base gaskets for twins have been excellent.

didnt try triple stuff


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Originally Posted by BigBars
Are these going to be a world of pain to use? I'm guessing getting the holes to line up will create creases and will then not seal?

If the copper is as soft as it should be then it should pull into line without any trouble because the two 'bridge' sections don't seal anything.

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The ones I got from Baxter's were three separate section instead of being bridge. I had no trouble getting to seal


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I got my Cometic and covseal rocker box gaskets from Charlie Barns and they are great and fit perfectly. Still had to enlarge two holes for dowels in rocker box gaskets, but don't have any ;leaks in this area. They are really knowledgeable about triples and good, quick suppliers of parts.
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Bought a pair if these also from LPW some time ago, and they fitted perfectly.


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Covseal gaskets are good IME.
Bigbars---cut the copper gaskets you have into three individual gaskets--I suspect that each one would then fit OK.
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Originally Posted by tridentt150v
Interesting...it must be a lucky dip cos the ones i got from Arizona were ok.

I made a video of them to put up a review on You Tube. Out of courtesy I showed him before putting it up. He promptly refunded the cost +postage.

In an attempt to get something decent I offered to supply the correct DXF file to cut. He refused unless I pay for the reprogramming of the machine. He is a one man show. The factory pictures on his website aren't him. He farms out the work.

I assume his gaskets derive from photocopies of old paper gaskets.

A strange fellow to deal with.

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Originally Posted by Steven A
He farms out the work.
I assume his gaskets derive from photocopies of old paper gaskets.
Guess it's not a big enough operation to send to Taiwan then. laugh
I've done some gaskets from scans. I scan the gasket and can print to paper gasket material. But, one needs something just a bit better than the CNC rigs for carving yard signs to do copper properly.


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Interesting...I was dealing with Lani Visconti if that helps?

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I repeat myself, but I think is worth it. I dealt with some leaks from top end of my Trident and Cometic head gasket cured it. It's the same concept as Coveseal rocker box gaskets, 3 sheets of thin steel with some glue on both sides. These head gaskets were very effective in my Subaru curing known head gasket problem, so I decided to use it in my Trident. People from Tripletec are easy to deal with and prompt with shipping, and prices are reasonable. I'm very satisfied with their products and think more Trident owners should know about them.

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As an aside a local Melbourne engine builder has alerted that he has had some leaks using Loctite 515 on copper base and rocker gaskets. The proprietor of P&M has stated that copper doesn't take to Loctite flange sealant the way aluminum does.

Looks like Wurth Red RTV is the go for these situations. An excellent product that I use myself. Pity about the price though.

https://eshop.wurth.com.au/Super-RTV-silicone-adhesive-and-sealing-compound-SILSEAL-HTEMP-SUPER-RTV-RED-200ML/08933312.sku/en/GB/AUD/;pgid=QrfoXStk83Wn1xNXeu.wbbmS0000hK41Qk41;sid=CWQ8e1chPQU7ewhO1IAlplgrddKXEyuXogz28J0Y

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Thanks for the input folks.

Stephen, when you refer to" base" gasket do you mean head gasket?

It's interesting that the Covseal gaskets are not available outside north america. I wonder if that's a supply or a demand question?

I see on Cometics site there is no mention of triumph Motorcycle parts, while they do mention all the types of vehicles. I guess it's "cometic-type" of gasket.

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Originally Posted by Adam M.
Tripletec .

Is that Triple tecs? aka https://www.tripletecs.com/

It was the only one that came up, but the website had limited info/parts lists.

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Originally Posted by BigBars
Thanks for the input folks.

Stephen, when you refer to" base" gasket do you mean head gasket?

It's interesting that the Covseal gaskets are not available outside north america. I wonder if that's a supply or a demand question?

I see on Cometics site there is no mention of triumph Motorcycle parts, while they do mention all the types of vehicles. I guess it's "cometic-type" of gasket.

Cheers

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I am referring to the cylinder block base. I have bought Covseal gaskets for my T140 somewhere in Australia os maybe New Zealand(British Spares).

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Originally Posted by Adam M.
I repeat myself, but I think is worth it. I dealt with some leaks from top end of my Trident and Cometic head gasket cured it. It's the same concept as Coveseal rocker box gaskets, 3 sheets of thin steel with some glue on both sides. These head gaskets were very effective in my Subaru curing known head gasket problem, so I decided to use it in my Trident. People from Tripletec are easy to deal with and prompt with shipping, and prices are reasonable. I'm very satisfied with their products and think more Trident owners should know about them.

Do Tripletecs sell Cometic head gaskets for Tridents?

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Tripletecs are primarily triples guys.
I have met up with Charlie Barnes in southern California a couple of times.
He is a true triples guy and a really nice guy.
They have prepared race winning triple engines for the Isle of Man classic races etc.
Charlie is certainly IMHO one of the good guys.
No fancy web site--he is basically a one man band.
Suggest you contact him for any requirements.

On another issue---CovSeal gaskets.
If anyone has problems in obtaining them outside of US I am prepared to purchase here in US and send them to you.
Not wanting to make a profit--just to cover costs.
I have recently done this for Stein Roger (of this site) in Norway.
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Originally Posted by Steven A
...."copper base and rocker gaskets."....


I am referring to the cylinder block base. .

Hi Steven, i'm still a bit confused then , does one get copper base gaskets?


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Originally Posted by BigBars
does one get copper base gaskets?


https://www.triumph-spares.co.uk/base-gasket-copper-all-triples-5mm-70-6496c

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Ahh, I've never seen that before. Interesting. Is that thicker than the usual paper one? is it used to adjust any cylinder / head heights?


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Originally Posted by Steven A
Do Tripletecs sell Cometic head gaskets for Tridents?

Yes, I got my Cometic head gasket and Covseal rocker box gaskets from Charlie Barns + he added some rocker cover gaskets for free.
I believe he ordered bigger number of Cometic gaskets once, because I couldn't find them on Cometic web side as well. During our last conversation he told me he still have lots of them.
Anyway I contacted Charlie on a phone first, and emailed him as well and he sent all gaskets to Canada without a problem, so I believe he could send them to Europe as well.
Took my Trident to a freeway yesterday to get some consistent high speed riding and no leaks again, so I'm really happy. Aha, when you change these gaskets, don't forget about changing o rings on round rocker box covers as well, they are responsible for oil leaks on the top of the cylinder head if not changed. Small Allen screws on the side of the r..boxes need to be glued as well, oil can sip through the threads there.
This is how my cylinder looked like after using composite head gasket:

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" don't forget about changing o rings on round rocker box covers as well"

Took me a moment to get what you were talking about. The inspection plugs on the inside of the rocker box.

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LP williams threw in a new good gasket with a different order and I now have two good ones. :-)


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