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How to? convert 1979 750 Triumph motor to a right hand shift?

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by mark999, Aug 24, 2018.

  1. mark999

    mark999 n00b

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    I am thinking of assembling a Rickman replica, I have 'found' a 1979 750 Triumph motor, but I would need to convert it to a right hand shift, can someone post a link to 'instructions' list of parts
    This must have been written up somewhere
    Thanks
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  2. Beezer

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    hey doc.... can you put the tumor back in????
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  3. Beezer

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    just buy a pre-'76 engine

    74-75 is the better version of the 5 speed that started in '73. prior to that its a 4 speed (which is OK)
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  4. Cycle Goon

    Cycle Goon Been here awhile

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    Yeah, and in their INFINITE brilliance, Triumph stuck the 5th gear in between 1st and 2nd gear instead of giving you a different final drive. So essentially, no difference.
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  5. Beezer

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    I'd build it with the '79 motor anyway... that way you don't have to worry about getting confused over which is brake and which is gears. and eventually, you will.
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  6. Cycle Goon

    Cycle Goon Been here awhile

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    I can't stand shifting with my left foot
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  7. Beezer

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    no.... you are probably sitting.... :rofl

    I mostly rode right side shifters for 40 years. sold my last one (Bultaco) about 10 years ago
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