First time driving a 1967 Triumph motorcycle coming up. Would like advice on where stuff is like clutch, brake, shifter and how to shift -- where the gears are. Thanks. Art firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi Art! First of all, congratulations on your 1967 Triumph... that's a beauty!!!
Basic things to know before riding a bike is it's parts.
Clutch is the lever you press on the left side of the handle bar.
Front disc brake is the lever on the right side of the handle bar.
Shifter is the one you're stepping on when shifting gears and is located on the left side of the engine if you're on it.
Now, you must first know if the gear is on Neutral by pushing the bike before starting the bike. If it's hard to push then the shifter is not in neutral. Press the shifter by your left foot until you are able to push the bike with ease.
Hop on the bike and start the engine. Most bikes have ignition starters but if your bike doesn't have one, then you have to turn keys to on position and use the kick starter. Rev the engine by pressing the throttle grip on the right side of the handle bar.
Engine is running and in idle position. Press the Clutch lever (left hand) and press the shifter once (left foot) DO NOT RELEASE THE CLUTCH YET!!!
Slowly press the throttle with your right hand until you hear or feel the engine purr...
Slowly release the clutch (left hand) until you fell the bike move forward.
If I am not mistaken, shifting the gears of the triumph is 1-down and 4 up...
Every time you shift gears, you need to press the clutch to release the gears.
Hope you'll have fun!!!
Ride safe my friend!!!
Don't forget your riding gears!!!
Jun 22, 2010 |
1993 Triumph Tiger