Surprising old Trumpet

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by anotherguy, May 8, 2012.

  1. anotherguy

    anotherguy Long timer

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    Guy brought a '67 Triumph into the shop. Been sitting for 10 years. New carb,battery,clean the old plugs and 3 kicks and it ran. :eek1 Little smokey and it's wet sumped. Now we get to tear it apart and restore. Think I'll make this a build thread. Pics later.

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    Sorry,cell phone image. I'll bring my camera in later.​
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  2. anotherguy

    anotherguy Long timer

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    Anyone recognize this? :D


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  3. Euromad

    Euromad Been here awhile

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    No, but the Triumph's pretty!
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  4. pcarnut

    pcarnut Adventurer

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    :rofl:rofl
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  5. Pigford

    Pigford British

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    Defo wanna see some more photo's & details about the Trumpet - thats well cool :wink:
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  6. Darkjedip

    Darkjedip Designated Thread Killer

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    That gives me hope, just got a 77 Bonnie that has sat for 15 years. Hope it's that simple for me...
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  7. limeymike

    limeymike Who Me?

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    Its an overpriced, under performing, uncomfortable OCC type trailer queen. But you could sell it for good money to an ignorant Dr/attorney type and by a great ADV bike with the profits. :deal :D
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  8. limeymike

    limeymike Who Me?

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    Love the Trumpet anotherguy, you gotta put the rebuild up on here, good luck.
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  9. anotherguy

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    It's actually The Discovery Channel's 20th Anniversary bike built by OCC. We have a contract with The Discovery Channel to take care of thier stuff.

    More to come on the Triumph soon.
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  10. limeymike

    limeymike Who Me?

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    I was guessing and being a smart ass. Thought it looked like an OCC.
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  11. anotherguy

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    Pics as promised. Now we begin disassembly.
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    Any Triumph gurus tell me what year this wheel is from?​

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  12. Garbln

    Garbln Been here awhile

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    I just bought a 73 Tiger that has an exhaust system that looks just like that one. It is loud as it really has no baffling in it. If your doing a restore on it I suppose a stock dual exhaust will be going on it so it won't be an issue. Anyway a 2 into 1 just doesn't sound like a Triumph. Have fun
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  13. earwig

    earwig Crowbar of Embrayage

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    I'd say '69 or '70, assuming it belongs with that TLS brake/linkage combo.
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  14. anotherguy

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    Stripping for paint/powder coating.
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  15. radguzzi

    radguzzi The Journey is the Reward

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    Nice, going resto or an interpretation there of...? :lurk

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  16. anotherguy

    anotherguy Long timer

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    I have this photo as my desktop and realized I never followed up. Well here is how the bike ended up. Owner is riding it regularly and couldn't be happier.

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  17. JonnyCash

    JonnyCash turd polisher

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    Geeze, If I had a bike that looked that nice, I'd just go riding.
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  18. drhach

    drhach gorillamanufacturing.com

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    I agree, it looks ls fine the way it is. The customer isn't always riight. :cry
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  19. anotherguy

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    It has been disassembled and coated,painted,reconditioned and ceramic coated. Wheels rebuilt w/stainless spokes,new seat,tires,bars,levers.cables,shocks,footpeg/shift/kicker rubber,battery,valves,guides and a new carb. And some serious wiring harness surgery.

    The left exhaust valve guide hole was so bad I had to make a new guide from a Evo guide.
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  20. ricochetrider

    ricochetrider a certain something

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    Boy that's fer sure! The bike was amazing as it was.
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