Vintage Brit SuperThread!

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by ricochetrider, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. Rob Farmer

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    Interesting TV program recorded from the TV in the early 80s

    Makes you realise how long they carried on flogging a dead horse?


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  2. Rob Farmer

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    Cheers. It was partially finished there. Suzuki GT550 front end. It was this bike with the dagger struts originally

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  3. ADV8

    ADV8 Taumarunui..Darwin..

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    I haven't had a 'Brit bike for a while (73 750 Bonneville in 1985 / 73 T100T Daytona in 1977)

    What say you of the Ariel VB (1946 model / girder fork to be exact ) ?
    That or a Norton 16H.

    A Norton Model 18 would be another favourite ?
  4. Rob Farmer

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    Aries are lovely bikes but I've always found any of the Brit 350s to be too slow to be really practical. Ariel 500 with a b50 piston makes for a very useable machine.
  5. slowpoke28787

    slowpoke28787 Adventurer

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    My new arrival. A 71 Rickman Enfield. It has just 1724 original miles and needs the brakes gone through and a little polishing.

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  6. roadholder

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    I would say....I hope you live on smooth roads! :lol3
  7. 2manyrides

    2manyrides shifty charactor

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    thanks for posting this...
  8. jbcaddy

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    That is a beauty:claplove it:D
  9. Rob Farmer

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    Had a session on the spanners today at my mates house. The Velo in the foreground is being rebuilt after being in bits for years. We used to take it for a thrash 30 odd years ago when his dad went out. We finally owned up a few years back and told him, fortunately he saw the funny side of it. he passed away a couple of years ago so nice to keep the memories alive every now and then.

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    He's had that Norton for 30 Years

    Same bike different colour 25 years ago - Commandos seem to be long term keepers more than any other machine I've come across.

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  10. DCrider

    DCrider Live from THE Hill

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    my Bonne :D

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  11. Rob Farmer

    Rob Farmer Long timer

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    I love that colour on the Bonnies. Nice bike, lovely patina :thumb
  12. SFMCjohn

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    Fun thread; here's my support to make it stick:

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    On the way to Death Valley in November, 2010 ... 1300 miles that trip ...

    See you around the campfire,
    -- SFMCjohn
  13. FR700

    FR700 Banned

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    That /\ /\ /\ is a brilliant picture . Thanks for sharing .



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  14. bmwrench

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    76 Daytona? The last few we in the USA got was in '74. Did Triumph continue building them for England after '74? I've been missing my '73 for a while now, and you've gone and whetted my apetite...
  15. Reryder

    Reryder Onward through the fog...

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    A small number of parts bin specials completed in 76 after the Meridan lockout ended, I read somewhere.
    That is why it has the T140 large alloy tail light and chrome fenders and grab rail, and the larger front drum brake.
  16. Rob Farmer

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    Considering that there were supposedly only a handful on the line that were put together and sold in in 76 they occasionally come up over here. I can walk into any of our local Brit bike shops and ask for parts for a 76 and they'll know exactly what I'm talking about. The first question is always "Has it got a disk?" they only made 10 with a disk brake.

    Just found another listed on an American site. You can see the black 10" drum brake clearly on this one.

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    From Bottom right on this page http://classicshack.com/Motorcycle_Photos_Triumph.html

    They are lovely bikes just a little revvy. The one I restored has a polished and balanced crankshaft so is very smooth. it just doesn't seem right revving an old bike through to 7k but it loves it and goes very well. Faster than an R80 BMW and handles like it's on rails, the brakes are better than R80 brakes as well.

    Theyre look to be the same spec as the 74's

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  17. roadholder

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    My 1959 BSA Gold Star Catalina scrambler, originally restored by my late father.

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  18. Rightshiftrick

    Rightshiftrick Been here awhile

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    Nice Goldy. Been thinking of doing my clubman up with the Catalina Scrambler Blue or the classic Alloy tank.

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  19. bmwrench

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    We had the black brake backing plate, big tail light and chome fenders in '73. The '74s for the US were supposed to get the long megaphone-style mufflers.
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    A lot of people were converting scramblers/Catalinas into Clubmans over the years but the former seems to be getting a bit more love recently. Good luck with the project.