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Old 02-22-2012, 06:39 PM   #1
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Just scored this bike today! She's got a long way to go, but came with a bunch of nice period accessories. Might make a nice desert sled . . .







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Old 02-22-2012, 06:53 PM   #2
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What were they thinking when they bolted that headlight on? Cool bike , I'm jealous. All they old Triumphs around here are either cut up and hardtailed or 10K.
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Old 02-22-2012, 07:28 PM   #3
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That's one of those "period accesories". It might even be a Lucas lamp.

That bike is nearly complete. I'd find the pieces to put it back to stock.
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:15 PM   #4
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What's the scoop on the Connolly cams badge and the Q air box ? Top secret race stuff?
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:33 PM   #5
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What's the scoop on the Connolly cams badge and the Q air box ? Top secret race stuff?
Connolly made high performance cams back in the day in Portland, this bike has them, hence the badge.

The "Q" filter is an early air box/filter that was common on desert sleds and dirt track bikes . . . I think they were made in New Mexico, but information is even more scarce than the filters themselves. Basically, it's made for off road bikes and does a much better job of filtering in dirty environments.
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:37 PM   #6
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That bike is nearly complete. I'd find the pieces to put it back to stock.
It's a complete motorcycle (functionally), but not much original remains. Tank, fenders, seat, case cover, air cleaner, bars, headlight, speedo, rear wheel and a bunch of other items are wrong + lots missing. It would require a lot of searching and $ to get it back to stock.
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Old 02-23-2012, 04:23 AM   #7
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I like the primary cover guard....great find....
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Old 02-23-2012, 05:54 AM   #8
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first year unit. would make a nice scrambler for sure.
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Old 02-23-2012, 07:05 AM   #9
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Very nice! I second the desert sled. I have the same Amals. Does it run?
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Old 02-23-2012, 07:21 AM   #10
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Old 02-23-2012, 08:55 AM   #11
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Very nice! I second the desert sled. I have the same Amals. Does it run?
Not running at the moment. The claim is that it was running three months ago, then he removed the timing cover to show someone the lightened gears and never timed it after that . . . OK.

I'll have time to static time it and give her a try on Saturday. Wish me luck!
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Not running at the moment. The claim is that it was running three months ago, then he removed the timing cover to show someone the lightened gears and never timed it after that . . . OK.

I'll have time to static time it and give her a try on Saturday. Wish me luck!

Let's prep that thing for Baja for next year!!



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Old 02-23-2012, 11:30 AM   #13
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Let's prep that thing for Baja for next year!!

That would be a lot easier than prepping me for Baja next year!
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Old 02-23-2012, 12:06 PM   #14
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That would be a lot easier than prepping me for Baja next year!

Eric, seriously, that bike has a great look, Especially with those period correct performance mods and badging. I wouldn't go stock either. Some kind of racer. You already have the cool Triumph Desert Racer....how about a cool dirt or flat tracker now...start building your stable. Would be cool to see both at the One Show next year.

Or maybe an Evel Kneival themed jump bike!! Because before he went with Harley's, he was jumping Triumphs!!
















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