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Old 03-12-2013, 08:38 PM   #601
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Trailblazer 250??? '71/'72? I remember these being launched and every 'bike magazine slated them but I always felt it was a brave styling attempt years ahead of it's time. This one looks so original and just so cooooooool! How does it ride?
Lucky man!
In a word....FUN
so light and easy to flick around. gotta use a bit of restraint though. the tyres are still the original from 1972. not easy finding a 20" trials front.
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Old 03-15-2013, 11:00 AM   #602
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Triumph - looks like it's using the frame as an oil tank.


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Old 03-15-2013, 12:47 PM   #603
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In a word....FUN
so light and easy to flick around. gotta use a bit of restraint though. the tyres are still the original from 1972. not easy finding a 20" trials front.

Any chance of a few more pics??
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Old 03-15-2013, 01:11 PM   #604
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Triumph - looks like it's using the frame as an oil tank.


To my eye, that is just so wrong on so many levels......
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Old 03-15-2013, 01:22 PM   #605
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To my eye, that is just so wrong on so many levels......
I took the photograph in the early 90's. There were quite a few specials along those lines at the time. some better looking than others. Brit bike parts were dirt cheap and not particularly sought after.
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Old 03-15-2013, 04:04 PM   #606
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Triumph - looks like it's using the frame as an oil tank.


That looks more like a Seely frame or maybe Rob North. I do not see the center pipe that is present on an OIF from the 70's.

A gorgeous Pre Unit tach drive 650 too... Wow.

Oh and a huge Weber ...!




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Old 03-16-2013, 03:23 PM   #607
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Any chance of a few more pics??
could do. i haven't taken too many yet though.

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Old 03-16-2013, 03:55 PM   #608
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Old 03-17-2013, 01:57 AM   #609
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Got my bikes out of Customs the other day. The KTM I rode up to the China border and the '38 Norton and '47 BSA that I picked up along the way.



There were a few things I needed to do to the Beeza and today was "start it" day. I bought this one sight unseen, so hadn't started it before. My first bike had been a '49 Matchless, so I reckoned I wouldn't have too many worries.

Well, I'm laid up now with a busted knee. Some miserable prick was supposed to have rebuilt this.... but the kickstart pawl slipped on about the tenth kick and my knee hyper-extended. Big time. I went down like a bag of shit. I've got one knee twice the size of the other now... can't bear load on it, can't bend it more than 10 degrees... can't straighten it either.

Bastard Beeza.

Now I know why there's a new kickstarter pawl set in the spares.
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Old 03-17-2013, 02:20 AM   #610
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Well, I'm laid up now with a busted knee. Some miserable prick was supposed to have rebuilt this.... but the kickstart pawl slipped on about the tenth kick and my knee hyper-extended. Big time. I went down like a bag of shit. I've got one knee twice the size of the other now... can't bear load on it, can't bend it more than 10 degrees... can't straighten it either.

Bastard Beeza.
Ouch!

I did the same thing 30 odd years ago and it still gives me jip. Strangely enough that was a BSA as well. Hope it gets sorted quickly.
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Got my bikes out of Customs the other day. The KTM I rode up to the China border and the '38 Norton and '47 BSA that I picked up along the way.

Well, I'm laid up now with a busted knee....
Geez Bigfella, that is a bummer. On a brighter note, that is one gorgeous BSA though. Look at the size of that kicker...! Must go along with the stroke of that big-ass single...!

Rest up, heal well, she will be worth the wait to ride.

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Old 03-17-2013, 07:42 AM   #612
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To my eye, that is just so wrong on so many levels......
Is there a supercharger mounted on the other side of that Weber?
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Old 03-17-2013, 07:56 AM   #613
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Is there a supercharger mounted on the other side of that Weber?
yep!
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Old 03-17-2013, 07:59 AM   #614
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Is there a supercharger mounted on the other side of that Weber?

I was going to mention that think it is the oil tank but I am not certain.

No wastegate for a super. Besides, that poor Pre-Unit would not take kindly to that, the Weber is bad (good) enough...!

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