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Old 10-19-2014, 03:44 PM   #1
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All Triumph All the Time!

The worlds earliest motorcycle manufacturer currently in production (1901) now has it's own thread on ADV...Triumph related stories, history and pics, let's see them!



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Old 10-19-2014, 04:49 PM   #2
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Old 10-19-2014, 05:27 PM   #3
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The former Triumph factory at Meriden England. Demolished, now a housing development.

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Old 10-19-2014, 05:36 PM   #4
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Old 10-19-2014, 05:52 PM   #5
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At my father's Triumph shop, we restored Triumph tank badges with a brush. I thought it was a bit of a bodge until I saw the picture above!
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Old 10-19-2014, 06:19 PM   #6
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Old 10-19-2014, 06:38 PM   #7
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I've only had a few Triumphs. A T-160 Trident, a X-75Hurricane, a Trackmaster framed T-150, 250 Trophy, and a couple OIF 250 Trailblazers that I got for cheap.

I really liked the T-150 Trackmaster and the Hurricane.









I like Tridents. Rocket 3s are better though. I rode the T-160 coast to coast. It was pretty worn out when I started.
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Old 10-19-2014, 07:41 PM   #8
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I've only had a few Triumphs. A T-160 Trident, a X-75Hurricane, a Trackmaster framed T-150, 250 Trophy, and a couple OIF 250 Trailblazers that I got for cheap.

I really liked the T-150 Trackmaster and the Hurricane.









I like Tridents. Rocket 3s are better though. I rode the T-160 coast to coast. It was pretty worn out when I started.
If it was worn out too start it most have been broken down when finished.
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Old 10-19-2014, 07:59 PM   #9
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If it was worn out too start it most have been broken down when finished.
It needed some head work, and a new ignition switch. The hardened tips on the valves failed and the valves had to be adjusted every day. The clutch pull rod bearing seized, and sent the end of the pull rod through the clutch cover on the way. That had to be fixed. Nothing really bad. I got the T-160 and Hurricane as a set. Rode one, and shipped the other. The Hurricane never leaked a drop, and never had anything but valve adjustments and oil changes while I had it. I rode it a lot. Never one drop of oil. The PO had a race shop, and he built the engine for himself.

I brought the head into Kieth Moore and had him rebuild it for me. Gosh that was easy compared to a Norton head to R&R for me.
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Old 10-19-2014, 08:35 PM   #10
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If anyone in NZ has a Thunderbird " hole in tube" frame, SU MC carb and outer chaincase drop me a PM.
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Old 10-19-2014, 11:37 PM   #11
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The hole in the seat tube frames were pretty common, but SU carbs certainly were not. I collected bits for years, even finding some in Aust, but was never able to get a complete carb together. SU manifolds were common enough too, so I used to slot an HS2 flange and fit those. Straight off a Mini 850 was pretty close for a 650, and good for 100mpg.
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Old 10-20-2014, 12:56 AM   #12
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Triumphs i think need mentioning are Alistair Lauries tridents they were around in the 1970s and 1980s in the uk saw him at the IOM TT in the early 80s.
An internet search throws up a few pieces of information on laurie and his tridents on the odd forum and web page but no where near enough, there was a few articles and single page snippets in the motorcycle press MCI article was the most memorable back in the day, but there must be some one on here has some more info they can share .


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pH25Yrpjm0o

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Old 10-22-2014, 04:36 AM   #13
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Went to look at this last week as a possible restoration for owner. Parked when dumped in gravel in '79. Inside tank spotless and engine turns over. All parts there but crusty. Heart just not in it. There is a 1951 Model 20 AJS behind it that I will do after Ned's Norton is complete.

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1966 factory photos
Do you have more??? As the owner of a '67, I'm thinking one of these may be mine

Great photos
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Do you have more??? As the owner of a '67, I'm thinking one of these may be mine

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