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  1. Ol'89r

    1991 CR250R Project Bike Build

    Great post and an awesome job on the CR. I have a '91 CR250. Very fast and fun little bike. They make a great bike for GP's because of their speed. Head angle is a little steep on the frames and they can be quite a head-shaker. I put a Scott's steering damper on mine and it cured the...
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    1967 Triumph TR6C Rebuild by a noob.

    I'm sure Big D can do a proper job on your crank. They will be able to mic the journals and they probably have a good crank grinder if it needs it. I have a good crank grinder out here but shipping would be pricey.
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    1967 Triumph TR6C Rebuild by a noob.

    #3 was a 1/2" to 3/8" adapter ground down to form a screwdriver to fit the slot in the plug. It has to fit tightly. The sludge tube is open on the other end. When you screw the tap in, it pushes against the rod and the rod pushes against the crank and draws the sludge tube out. Be sure to...
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    1967 Triumph TR6C Rebuild by a noob.

    It's your lucky day. I can fix that for you. It's one of the things I do in my shop. The photo below shows a few other tools I use. #2 is a home made tool for removing and installing the clutch springs. If you have the tool kits with the bikes you should have tool #1. It is a tire tool and...
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    1967 Triumph TR6C Rebuild by a noob.

    You can make the clutch holding tool by welding or bolting a friction plate and a steel plate together. Or weld a handle on to the steel plate to hold on to. You will probably need to replace the friction plates anyway and a steel plate doesn't cost much. Be sure to surface your steel plates...
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    1967 Triumph TR6C Rebuild by a noob.

    Yes, loosen everything first. I will see if I can find another link for the tech library. The puller in your pic (Center front) looks like the clutch hub puller.
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    1967 Triumph TR6C Rebuild by a noob.

    You will need the clutch hub puller to get the clutch off. Part # 61-7014. I can have one shipped to you if you want. Be sure to loosen all of the nuts before taking anything else apart. (Clutch nut, engine sprocket nut, pinion and cam gear nuts.) Cam gear nuts are reverse thead. May I...
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    1967 Triumph TR6C Rebuild by a noob.

    Actually I kinda figured they were old parts by the grey color and lack of oil. Your rods should be shiny. Those old rods can most likely be reused. OEM rods are getting hard to find. When you get the crank out, mark the rods and rod caps with a punch mark. There should already be one punch...
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    1967 Triumph TR6C Rebuild by a noob.

    Looks good. Some scarfing on the inserts. How do the journals look? Build yourself a wooden table. About 2 foot high, 18" wide and 6 foot long. 2x6 sides and 4x4's for legs and a plywood top. You can use a wood ramp or regular loading ramp to get the bike on it. I worked on one like that for...
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    1967 Triumph TR6C Rebuild by a noob.

    When heating your cases be careful not to get them too hot. Keep your torch moving around the whole case. I normally heat them until you can sizzle a drop of water on them.
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    1967 Triumph TR6C Rebuild by a noob.

    Haha. You have to remove the point cam assembly before you can remove the timing R/S cover. Without a point cam puller you can unscrew the point cam bolt and back it out about 3/4's of the way out of the hole and give it a sharp downwards tap with a small ball peen and it will pop off. It is...
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    1967 Triumph TR6C Rebuild by a noob.

    If you have someone with a Vapor Blaster nearby, those work very good. They do an excellent job of restoring the cases to their original look. VERY IMPORTANT to get all of the fine glass out of the cases and orfices. Regular Bead Blasting will take the cad plating off and they will have to be...
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    1967 Triumph TR6C Rebuild by a noob.

    Let the fun begin. Buwwwwaaahahahaha!
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    1967 Triumph TR6C Rebuild by a noob.

    Bob. Here are the basic special tools needed to rebuild a 650 engine. 1. Clutch holding tool. 2. Used pinion gear to lock timing gears. 3. L/S roller bearing, outer race removal tool. 4. Cam gear installation tool. 5. Cam gear removal tool. 6. Crank pinion gear puller. 7. Clutch hub...
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    1967 Triumph TR6C Rebuild by a noob.

    You can remove the engine by removing the four long rocker box bolts but it is much easier if you remove the rocker boxes completely. Also, remove the primary cover. Engine will be less bulky and easier to hold on to. Remove the engine from the left side.