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The Bonnie Ref Tip Sheet

Links to "Tips" in the Bonnie Ref: A Hyperlink Junkie's Illustrated Field Guide to the 1969 Triumph Bonneville.

Tip! Index to Tips

#10010 Reading the signs: Detonation

#10011 Reading the signs: Pre-Ignition

#10012 Driving tappet guide blocks in or out

#10013 Getting the tappet guide blocks in straight

#10015 Torquing the Rocker Oil Feed Pipe

#10016 Getting clutch assembly over the mainshaft key

#10017 Raising the clutch pressure plate for wobble adjustment

#10018 Avoiding over-adjustment of clutch cable

#10019 Detecting exact point clutch rod adjustment screw contacts the clutch rod

#10020 How to hold clutch adjustment screw stationary while the lock nut is tightened

#10021 Eyeball clutch adjuster screw head position before and after tightening locknut

#10022 Adjusting new clutch plates

#10023 Substituting stronger gear shift quadrant return springs

#10024 Method to determine whether a problem is carburation or electrical

#10025 Best lubrication for speedo/tach cables

#10026 The periodic maintenance item over-looked by WS Manual

#10027 That *#**!AX#&% nut for the chain guard on the swing arm tab

#10028 Removing the rear brake cam lever

#10029 Containing oily mess from drive chain

#10030 Re-threading drive chain on rear sprocket

#10031 Easy method of replacing master link in drive chain

#10032 Re-using kerosene chain wash

#10033 Finding point of greatest slack in drive chain + adjustments

#10034 Getting swinging arm frame bushes in straight

#10035 Torquing the swinging arm frame long bolt

#10036 Simple method to always have a spare fuse aboard

#10037 Preventing wiring bullets from falling off while soldering

#10038 Draining fork oil without the mess (RTFM!)

#10039 Diagnosing kickstarter problem

#10040 Installing a primary chaincase gasket so it can be re-used

#10041 Correct way to hold the crankshaft when torquing the rotor nut

#10042 Removing bearing retainer rings using the correct tool

#10043 How to check TS exhaust valve clearance without removing the gas tank

#10044 How to remove the front tire and wheel without removing the front fender

#10045 Easy way to remove carbs and/or gas lines

#10046 Easier way to install air-screw and idle-screw o-rings

#10047 Use Amal stay-up floats for easy float bowl fuel level adjustment

#10048 Removing stuck key from shaft key-way

#10049 Installing mainshaft bearing using an old mainshaft

#10050 Failed crankshaft oil seal passing engine oil into primary chaincase


Caution!Index to "Traps"

Links to "Traps" in the Bonnie Ref: A Hyperlink Junkie's Illustrated Field Guide to the 1969 Triumph Bonneville

#20009 Obsolete WS Manual Lubricant Recommendations

#20010 Danger of stripping primary chain case threads for drain bolt

#20011 Orientation crucial for exhaust tappet lubrication

#20012 Beware of cracking primary chaincase cover if replacing the timing pointer

#20013 Kickstarter tapered pin orientation

#20014 Assembling the rear brake correctly

#20015 Rear brake shoe contamination by chain lube

#20016 Incorrect tire pressure in WS Manual

#20017 Care in soldering wiring bullets

#20018 Ignition switches and key fobs, bad combination

#30010 Oil line connections are critical!

#30011 Oil line connections are critical!

#30012 Beware the finger slicer!

#30013 Hair spray and handlebar grips - the very worst combination!

#30014 Master link clip orientation

#30015 Cracken de crankcase hammering de rotor studs, nix nix

#30016 Protecting connecting rods

#30017 How NOT to remove gudgeon pins

#30018 When reaming small end bushes...

#30019 No wheel grease in primary chaincase on models that share oil

#30020 Cracking timing cover with wrong oil pressure switch

#30021 Save the clutch center extractor tool from stripped threads

#30022 Handlebars safety issue

#30023 Erroneous torque figures given for headbolts


CompatabilityCompatibility Issues Index

Links to compatibility issues in the Bonnie Ref: A Hyperlink Junkie's Illustrated Field Guide to the 1969 Triumph Bonneville.

#700101 Oil pump changes and interchangeability

#700102 DS oil seal, '63-'69 and '70-'71

#700103 Connecting rod changes for 1969

#700104 New pistons for 1969

#700105 Clutch hubs and thrust washers

#700106 Mike James on springs, plungers, plunger holders, & gearshift camplates: 1968 to 1970

#700107 Peg sorts all the different T140 fork seals - 1973-1982

#700108 Three different width axles used on Triumph 650s (pre-unit & unit)

#700109 1966-1970 unit 650 swinging arm frames incompatible w earlier ones

#700110 Chart: center stands and hardware year-by-year from 1964 to 1985

#700111 Modification to primary chaincase, late '69

#700112 Modifications to "B"-range flywheels, 1963 - 1971

#700113 Problematic 1966 oil tank design

#700114 Order of clutch plates, pre-unit vs. unit transmissions

#700115 PRT o-rings

#700116 Oil feed pipe domed nuts, change in thread

#700117 Summary of PRTs, cylinder heads, and tappet guide blocks, 1967 to 1972

#700118 Summary of PRT o-rings used from 1969 to 1972

#700119 Easy upgrade from 1969-1970 to 1971-1972 PRTs and seals

#700120 Different carb to carb adaptor methods

#700121 Mike James details Triumph T120 fork changes - 1968-1969