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Monthly Archives: October 2015

TR3OC AGM – brief report

The club held its 2015 Annual General Meeting, at the Best Western Plus Manor Hotel, Meriden on Sunday 1st November.

The speaker at the Saturday evening dinner was Neil Spalding, MotoGP technical expert and one of the very first TR3OC members.  His talk was the absolute highlight of the evening and he held everyone’s close attention as he drew parallels between two key aspects of racing triples design and their modern counterparts in MotoGP.  It was also a delight to witness some of our Honorary Members such as Norman Hyde, John Woodward, Bill Fannon and Arthur Jakeman adding their own knowledge and experiences from the days of the Triumph Experimental Department to Neil’s talk.

During the AGM on Sunday, there was lively debate on a number of topics and it was good to see so much positive input coming from the membership.  Clive Blake stepped down from the committee as Machine Registrar and Graham Redrup was voted in as his replacement.  John Young has given up his role as Archivist and we now have two members volunteering to take on the job between them: David Turner and Dominic Kramer.  Thank you to Clive and John for their contribution and also to everyone who attended the meeting.  There will be a more complete report in the next edition of Triple Echo.

 

PARTS BULLETIN – anti-drain valve, R3 and Hurricane

As many of you will know triples can suffer from the oil tank draining into the sump.  In theory this is controlled by the standard anti-drain valve, but it is a bit hit and miss. For ages now Trident owners have had the option of fitting an after market anti-drain valve in the oil tank and many members’ experience is that these have proved to be effective.  L P Williams have now developed one to fit Rocket 3 and Hurricane oil tanks, it has been road tested with good results by a club member.

If you want further information have a look at the LPW website news page, where more details are available.