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Old 01-12-2012, 03:15 PM   #1
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Cool2 Vintage Brit SuperThread!

i'm in my 50s now. growing up, my first motorcycle awareness came from Triumphs. my dad was an Army guy, and back in the day, Triumphs were THE hot road bike to own. lots of military dudes had 'em, and i saw them everywhere. then it was Arlo Guthrie. Bob Dylan. Steve McQueen. shoot man, James freakin Bond on a BSA! i was hooked, and still am. my first bike was a Triumph- 1979 T140E Bonneville.



just sold it recently, after owning it since 1987. i have a 1974 Norton Commando-



all rebuilt and hot rodded up, but still looking relatively stock- at least to the casual observer. and there's that little rat bastard hanging about in my driveway- a one-off Triumph bobber, created by a friend from mostly all old triumph parts, from his vast collection (barns full) of old Brit bits. 73 Tiger Motor, titled on a 69 frame.



the Brit Bikes hold a special place in my heart, always have, always will.

sure, there's some chit chat here about old bikes. hell, it's Old's Cool. nothing says old, or cool, like a vintage Brit Bike. with the numbers of middle age guys in this forum, i wonder why there aren't any Brit threads that have really stuck? so?! so let's stick one. let's stick it GOOD. show us your pix of any and/or every Brit Bike you ever owned, or own now.

Triumph. Norton. BSA. Matchless. Panther. Vincent. Ariel. Sunbeam. Royal Enfield. Triples. Twins. Singles. Scramblers. Bonnies. Lightnings. Trophys. Gold Stars. Tigers. Black Lightnings. Daytonas. Square Fours. Old, Older. Oldest. Stock. Custom. Rat. Bobbers. Street Fighters. Cafe Racers. Flat Trackers. Drag Bikes. Hill Climbers. Garage Queens. Trailer Queens. Daily Riders. Show Bikes. Restos & Rust Buckets. Hell, Choppers, for that matter. add in the occasional Ride Reports- where you BEEN on your Vintage Brit?

WHATEVER. break 'em out folks. i know they're out there. let's see 'em, let's talk about 'em. let's show 'em what's UP. BRING IT.


Double Dog Dare Ya.

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Old 01-12-2012, 04:33 PM   #2
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Heres some pics of a 69 T120R I had a few years ago and never should have sold. Also a few I have owned or sold for family and friends.



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Yes, thats 7.4 original miles on this one. Never ridden. Pretty cool bike. You can should be able to click on the pics to see more pics of it.


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Old 04-02-2012, 06:38 PM   #3
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Heres some pics of a 69 T120R I had a few years ago and never should have sold. Also a few I have owned or sold for family and friends.
Triumphs suck.

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Old 04-02-2012, 06:46 PM   #4
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never heard of it.



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Old 04-02-2012, 07:11 PM   #6
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"never heard of it."

You really should check it out sometime.
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Old 01-12-2012, 04:43 PM   #7
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DAYAM! that Norton is SWEET! that bike would be a total gas to ride.
here's my 74:



7.4 miles on that Silver Jubilee? wow, no kidding! keeping it for posterity? i know a guy with one- he inherited it from his Dad!
another shot of my 74 Norton with a couple buddies bikes:

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Old 02-27-2013, 08:30 PM   #8
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I miss those days of the 3 of us riding the Pennsylvania backroads. Maybe again this summer.

That my red lightning in Tome shot and here is another one of my BSAs a 1951 ZB34 GS 500 single



Wearing our colors at the BSA owners club rally in Ohio last summer. OVBSAOC


My 66 BSA Spitfire




My 69 Lightning again


And the last one for tonight....
67 Triumph T1120TT

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Old 02-28-2013, 04:17 AM   #9
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Great photography set-ups but next time, umm, eliminate the oil drip pan ! lol

We dont want uninitiated to think these things leak oil, do we????
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Old 02-28-2013, 04:42 AM   #10
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'bout time you show up over here Wade...nice pics as usual......

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My 69 Lightning again

A lovely example. In particular the elegant curb of the exhaust. So sad the new 'vintage' ones miss out on this essential element. Just a curb perhaps, but what an expression it entails.


Quite an impressive 'shed' too.
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That twisted "bundle of snakes" exhaust is a work of art!
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What a great way to go out for breffis or pie... ! I'm confused though, you are here for the cake....

Nice looking Triumph...
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