What's wrong with this picture?

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by JohnTM, Oct 31, 2005.

  1. JohnTM

    JohnTM I suck toes

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    Other than the photographer is a hack...

    Let's test our old school knowledge. We'll start with an easy one. More details, the better...

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  2. JimX

    JimX .. .

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    Electric start???
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  3. JohnTM

    JohnTM I suck toes

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    DING! DING! DING! DING! DING! DING! DING! We have a quick one here! Yep, a genuine french electric starter that the owner had installed with his last rebuild on the engine. Sounds like a jet engine starter. Just hold the compression release, push the button, and drop the release lever. Vroom!


    It's a good thing.



    Now for the next one...
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  4. JohnTM

    JohnTM I suck toes

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    I'll give you a himt on this one. This is the first adventure bike. Extra points for the model.

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  5. norton73

    norton73 drinkin'

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    I'll have to exclude myself here. I talked to the owner at length about this bike .


    He did make an interesting claim however. He says the front forks are made by Triumph, but designed by Yamaha :scratch
    Never heard of such a thing before, back then, jap suspension sucked and most folks converted to brit stuff.
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  6. JohnTM

    JohnTM I suck toes

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    They sure do look like TY forks.
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  7. norton73

    norton73 drinkin'

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    the Mick Andrews connection? :lol3

    But they are are the correct forks for the bike. Four studs in the bottom of the sliders to hold the clamps.
    BTW, I had one of these for a little while in the mid-70s, wish I had one again. He was a little pricey in my opinion for what was wrong with the bike.
    But then again, I'm a cheap fucker and prefer to buy my bikes in boxes so I can fondle the parts :evil


    Oh, BTW lots of extra points if you know both the US market name and the UK market name
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  8. Asphalt Outlaw Hero

    Asphalt Outlaw Hero Antique Adventurer

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    Thayt is a Triumph T-5.500 CC motor (one the best Triumph motors built).
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  9. JohnTM

    JohnTM I suck toes

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    But what's wrong with it?
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  10. Stephen

    Stephen Long timer

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    Exhaust headers. Stock pipes exited right and up.

    Taillight is older model. Stock would be bigger and ugly.

    No tacho. Where's the tacho?

    Front fender should be mounted high.

    Looks like (maybe) the brake should be the half-width older kind.


    Jeez, now I'm trainspotting old Triumphs.
    Oh, in the US it was called a Triumph Trophy Trail. I think.
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  11. JohnTM

    JohnTM I suck toes

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    Well, I'll help a bit. It is a TR 5T Adventure - the original Adventure bike. And the problem isn't some small thing either. Think A-50.
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  12. jshuck

    jshuck Iron Butt #31

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    ther frame is a B50 BSA like all the Adventurers, nit the earlier A-50 BSA... What gives.
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  13. JohnTM

    JohnTM I suck toes

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    Front wheel is off an A-50. That brake is the give-away. Of course, a yardstick in the photo would have helped. Also, the muffler/collector box is missing too.
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  14. JohnTM

    JohnTM I suck toes

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    Next!

    Back to a vinnie...


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  15. JimX

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    aaaaaaah yer cahbretta's on backwards.....
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  16. norton73

    norton73 drinkin'

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    :nono

    Never use a Bud can for a catch tank on a brit bike, Guiness or Boddingtons is a better choice, Fosters will do in a pinch :deal


    Oh, and that alternator on the front


    Also, no one fully I.D.ed the Triumph, Trophy Trail in the US, Adventurer in the UK.
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  17. JohnTM

    JohnTM I suck toes

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    You got the triumph!

    On the vinnie - the can is the biggie - Fer shure Boddingtoms. But the owner wants to put in a "High Octane" can... :lol3

    And one carb is backwards, but that is because it has two front heads. Care to guess why? Then I'll tell you about the "alternator". :evil
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  18. norton73

    norton73 drinkin'

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    "cause rear heads are no longer available.
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  19. norton73

    norton73 drinkin'

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    a "correct" Trophy Trail;

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    Seat is a little thicker than the original, but it has the correct muffler, fender, and brake.
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  20. JohnTM

    JohnTM I suck toes

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    Actually, Rockt, you are right (hehe, I can see deleted posts...:evil )
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