• 1971 OiF Triumph Bonneville Restoration: a seized top end

    3 monthes ago - By Tim's Motorcycle Diaries

    The old Triumph motor has refused to turn ever since I picked it up in the fall. Every attempt at cycling the engine has failed so last weekend I dug into the top end, which turned out to be much more difficult than it needed to be.
    Many moons ago I was putting myself through university by working as the service manager at an automotive shop. One of our technicians, Jeff, always cheerfully described a situation where you're up against parts that don't want to move as a 'bend the fuck out of it' situation. I'm no fan of pointless violence when it comes to mechanics, but there does come a...
    Read more ...