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    Question 1995 Speed III Project Inquiries

    Does anyone know of a key less gas cap that will fit my 95 Also, does anyone recommend a particular replacement for the throttle tube and cables when switching to flat slide carbs? Sudco says its best to use the push and pull set up so that's what I'm on hunt for.

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    It's been a long time, but as I recall all the T-300 bikes (which include your Speed Triple) used basically off-the-shelf fuel filler caps. I'd take your old one in to a Cycle Gear and compare it to what's on the shelf. You might get lucky. Otherwise, do a little online checking. Personally I wouldn't bother if the old one works. Your bigger problem is going to be the vacuum fuel cut off valve. That was problematic from the beginning, and they tend to freeze up over time. There is a replacement available from another bike but the real solution is to install a manual cut-off/reserve valve. It doesn't look right, but it will always work.

    For the record, the factory Mikuni carburetors are flat slides as well, but they're a CV (Constant Velocity) flat side. What you are installing is a manual flat slide. Those Keihin flat slides were a popular upgrade back in the day. They have their advantages, but don't expect a dramatic performance boost. The biggest change is going to be smoother throttle transitions, but the biggest advantage is they maintain tuning better. You absolutely want a push-pull throttle cable, but I don't have a recommendation for you.

    I honestly wouldn't let anyone talk you into a 3>1 exhaust either. The performance advantage is minimal, and it actually narrows up the power band. You're already going to be losing some mid range by eliminating the airbox with the new Keihins. Those slip-ons you have appear to be Jardines, which are light and decent performers, but they always look like ass after a season. There was a day when you had a lot of options, but now not so much.

    It's a shame to do a lot of mods to an old T-300 Speed Triple. They're getting hard to find.
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    While Crash know stuff about the T300 series there are not a lot of first gen speed triple owners on this site. At the risk of vilification let me recommend the T300 forum on Triumphrat. There is not a huge amount of activity on that forum but there are a lot of very knowledgeable owners there and that particular forum has moderators who are not uptight assholes
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    Thanks for the vote of confidence John!

    Actually, John probably knows more than me these days. I haven't owned a T-300 since 2003 (Trident.) I've forgotten a lot. He's not wrong about Trat. (spit)
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    I've sold my 96 Speedy (a few months ago). I asked many questions of the guys on that T300 forum and they were very helpful and knowledgeable. Many of them have had their bikes from new.
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    That makes me sad.

    Soon nobody will have a bike anymore.
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    I've still got my 2010 and a 2004 project
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    Thank you crashmasterd for all the information. And chewie I will check out triumphrat as well. I've made some progress! I discovered that a ton of different gas caps fit but none of the manufactures seem to know. I'm just avoiding carrying two keys around by replacing the stock one. I made a dual cable throttle set-up off a 1050 speed triple work after removing about a half inch of cable. Got some predator pipes from British customs slipped on with no issues. Just gotta build some nice brackets to hold them on. They sound fierce! The forks and head stock were cleaned and rebuild. Had to replace the trashed rear shock. My build is more of a "performance restoration", if you will. I acquired her in a pretty bad state and intend on making it a daily rider. Aside from the license plate relocation, no drastic modifications are planned. The stock tail light is the same size as a license plate! I had to do it!!! Lol

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    The rear shock was never particularly good to begin with. While keeping the originals would be nice, that's an excellent upgrade. The forks are also a bit iffy, so I'm glad you did something with them.

    That 3>2 pipe makes one of the gnarliest sounding exhaust notes on the road with the right silencers. I really like it. Those silencers you got look pretty decent.

    Another hint I thought of when looking at your pictures. Take your coils off while you got it open and dip them in Plasti-dip or something similar. (rubber coating.) They tend to develop cracks and start arcing out to the frame. (Ask me how I know!)

    There used to be a bar kit available. I'd consider that if you want it to be a daily rider. Or you could just source a top triple-clamp from a Tiger or a Thunderbird. Clipons are neat and all, but oh my aching back!

    Always nice to see a wounded soldier back up on the road.
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    ...no ink and going baconless on your bacon cheeseburger is about the most rebelious thing you can do these days.

 

 

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