Bike Rescue - Street Twin

Daniels Twin

Member
Riding for 51 Years
Local time
Yesterday, 20:13
Joined
Feb 10, 2022
Messages
2
Points
2
Age
65
Location
Lafayette, CA, USA
First Name
Tom
My Ride
2019 Street Twin
Hi All. In January 2022 I found a 2019 Triumph Street Twin on a tow yard auction site - see photo attached. Had signs of being stolen, hotwired, and crashed. Considered it a project bike. Never owned a Triumph before.
After completing my first lien sale/purchase ever, towed it home and started to revive the patient and found: 1) Dropped it into 5th and pushed - engine turned - good sign; 2) Checked the plugs for oil, none found (whew!); 3) Checked the oil filter - filter and cabin were FULL of oil - not a good sign; and 4) Drained the oil looking for any water or metal - none found, however, I drained 2.5 gals of oil from a crankcase that should have only 1 gal.!
Repairs started with battery check and recharge (healthy); Gas tank rust clean out (no cap on tank); Resistance check of fuel pump tank assembly (good); Wiring harness needed some rewiring; Installed new gear shifter, brake and clutch levers, ignition (first chance to turn on and check for mileage - 11,442), seat lock, headlight assembly, front turn signals, plugs, air and oil filter, rear brake, gas cap, 1 of the rear foot pegs, intake and side panel covers, and mirrors. Oil and coolant replaced. Gassed it up with Seafoam additive, and towed to nearest dealer (in Dublin, CA) to pair new key to immobiliser for them to try firing up - and it did, right away (whew! again).
Dealer installed new tyres and chain, but smoked up Dublin on 2 test rides, so much so that they recommended I tow it home and take on short rides to see if smoking stops. Didn't smoke on my first ride (triple whew!), or on rides after. Dealer test rides must have burned off what oil made its way into the exhaust from the crankcase overfill.
Wind therapy regular sessions now on the calendar, including my first DGR ride last weekend. 'After' photo is in my profile.

Recommendations & Resources: U-Haul for motorcycle trailer; Speed-Sports; WorldofTriumph.com (parts); Haynes Manual; and, get a lift if you start a bike project - my knees still ache, but a good ache.
 

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grandpaul

Old Bike Lover
Riding for 53 Years
Staff
Local time
Yesterday, 22:13
Joined
Apr 14, 2006
Messages
3,602
Points
352
Age
65
Location
Leander, Texas
My Ride
2000 Legend 900 Triple, 1969 Bonneville vintage roadracer
Welcome! (to the wrong forum section)

Your modern twin belongs in one of the appropriate modern sections; this is the classics section.

Still, good job on the rescue.
 

ratdog71

Member
Riding for 39 Years
Local time
Yesterday, 20:13
Joined
May 20, 2022
Messages
14
Points
7
Age
60
Location
Courtenay, BC, Canada
My Ride
2022 Triumph Street Twin
Hey great job getting the bike running again! Hopefully the bike will last you for many years to come. I really like my ‘22 Street Twin.
Cheers
 

BluFlu

Member
Riding for 52 Years
Local time
Yesterday, 23:13
Joined
Apr 27, 2022
Messages
2
Points
0
Age
68
Location
Delaware
First Name
Joe
My Ride
'22 Street Twin
Hi All. In January 2022 I found a 2019 Triumph Street Twin on a tow yard auction site - see photo attached. Had signs of being stolen, hotwired, and crashed. Considered it a project bike. Never owned a Triumph before.
After completing my first lien sale/purchase ever, towed it home and started to revive the patient and found: 1) Dropped it into 5th and pushed - engine turned - good sign; 2) Checked the plugs for oil, none found (whew!); 3) Checked the oil filter - filter and cabin were FULL of oil - not a good sign; and 4) Drained the oil looking for any water or metal - none found, however, I drained 2.5 gals of oil from a crankcase that should have only 1 gal.!
Repairs started with battery check and recharge (healthy); Gas tank rust clean out (no cap on tank); Resistance check of fuel pump tank assembly (good); Wiring harness needed some rewiring; Installed new gear shifter, brake and clutch levers, ignition (first chance to turn on and check for mileage - 11,442), seat lock, headlight assembly, front turn signals, plugs, air and oil filter, rear brake, gas cap, 1 of the rear foot pegs, intake and side panel covers, and mirrors. Oil and coolant replaced. Gassed it up with Seafoam additive, and towed to nearest dealer (in Dublin, CA) to pair new key to immobiliser for them to try firing up - and it did, right away (whew! again).
Dealer installed new tyres and chain, but smoked up Dublin on 2 test rides, so much so that they recommended I tow it home and take on short rides to see if smoking stops. Didn't smoke on my first ride (triple whew!), or on rides after. Dealer test rides must have burned off what oil made its way into the exhaust from the crankcase overfill.
Wind therapy regular sessions now on the calendar, including my first DGR ride last weekend. 'After' photo is in my profile.

Recommendations & Resources: U-Haul for motorcycle trailer; Speed-Sports; WorldofTriumph.com (parts); Haynes Manual; and, get a lift if you start a bike project - my knees still ache, but a good ache.
Great work!
 
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