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Old 11-02-2006, 08:22 AM   #1
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71' Triumph 250 Trailblazer information.

Hey I got an opportunity to buy a 71' triumph trailblazer 250.

I am thinking of making it a little street tracker.

Here is a pic of the actual scoot:


The bike is running with spot on compression it needs a Battery and the harness re-installed for the lights which are missing no biggie (I think). It still has the spedo and the original key. Well the price is $650.00 and it is local so no delivery.

Anyone have any experience with these scoots and what should I be looking for.

Thanks for your time
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Old 11-02-2006, 09:37 AM   #2
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The nice this is that you can buy all of the parts from two major on-line companies.... $650 looks like a great deal to me.

I had the BSA version for a few years and am sorry that I ever sold it.
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Old 11-02-2006, 09:50 AM   #3
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cool bike, i'd hook the lights back up, get it runnin' sweet and ride the hell out of it the way it is. a rare survivor, just seems a shame to modify it.
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Old 11-02-2006, 09:57 AM   #4
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Thanks for the replys!

What are the two companies that you speak of to get parts.

As for modifying it I dont plan on changing it to much just put some cool lights on it and ride it mostly.

I also have a thing for trials sidecars but I dont think the little scoot will have enough power though.
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:09 PM   #5
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I just picked up a '72

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Old 01-12-2013, 05:59 AM   #6
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blazer stuff

I had one....

The clutch is prone to slip-well documented fault.. Get arounds include stronger springs, additional plates or sometimes just a washer under the clutch spring bolts will be anough extra to keep it from slipping.

Kickstarter springs weak and prone to break...not a biggie either.

Engines the same as the BSA B25 so parts are interchangeable.

They rattle a bit but dead easy to maintain and simple design.

I now have a B50MX to rebuild :)

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Old 01-12-2013, 08:56 AM   #7
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cool bike, i'd hook the lights back up, get it runnin' sweet and ride the hell out of it the way it is. a rare survivor, just seems a shame to modify it.
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+1 Keep the old girl stock... get a CL350 if you're gonna play Monster Garage
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:56 AM   #8
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I just picked up a '72

Wow what a clean old Triumph how about more pics and whats the story with the project in the background?
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:13 AM   #9
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Sweet looking bike for just $650 You gotta go for it... can't loose!

Buy it - Ride it........ Back to Basics motorcycling at its purest Great little back-lane scoot
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:16 AM   #10
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That is a steal at that price, and it sure would be a shame to mess with what looks like a very clean classic bike.
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:19 AM   #11
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Wow what a clean old Triumph how about more pics and whats the story with the project in the background?
thats my dad's project. it's a bit of a frankenstien's monster. i can't remember all the details, but, it started as a touring "T" shortened to just one door. then stretched the doors so he (a pensioner) can get in and out again.
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Old 01-12-2013, 10:06 AM   #12
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I had the twin sister, sold it last year, a BSA Starfire... Very often these 250 have been neglected , trashed and ridden to their death. Insides are worn and they were cheaply built to begin with. All parts are available but expensive (NOS indexed on gold value), it costed me more to rebuild it than the same work on my Commando!
IMHO redoing them differently than stock is a waste of money: won't add anything to the resale value, au contraire!!
If properly rev the bike is fun and not slower than a 441...
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Old 01-12-2013, 10:53 AM   #13
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buy it now!

Jickimojo, buy it before somebody else does!
Chico CA craigs list has one for not even close to the same shape for $1500.If I were you, I'd already be in my truck headed to get that one you found

http://chico.craigslist.org/mcy/3529101278.html
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Old 01-13-2013, 12:04 PM   #14
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They were just about the slowest 250's on the market in their day, so making one into some pseudo-racer is rather pathetic. The European and Japanese 2-stokes had already sounded a death knell to the old 4-stoke dominance in racing by the time this version came out.

They hit the mark for classic good looks IMO though, so keeping it at least close to stock preserves that which was great about them. I'd love to have it just for that reason.
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Old 01-14-2013, 05:41 AM   #15
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site for bsa and triumph singles

checkout b50.org it has areas for T25 and B25 as well as B50 etc
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