Why I will never purchase a Triumph ever again...

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Tin Bender, Sep 26, 2017.

  1. Roadscum

    Roadscum Long timer

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    21 years ago I was divorced and never looked back. I'm thinking the op shold have done the same with his Triumph 14 years ago. :whip

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  2. Smaug1

    Smaug1 Been here awhile

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    Geez, that's tough, on both ends. They have a bad design and they know it. Someone made a mistake in the design.

    But if they own up to it and fix it under warranty, it will instantly bankrupt the company.

    What's the solution, WITHOUT bankrupting Triumph over it?
  3. chickenhawk71

    chickenhawk71 Been here awhile

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    Well since it was 14 years ago and triumph is still around cranking out bike I quess they managed to get by. Damn did you start at the beginning or just jump in?
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  4. Smaug1

    Smaug1 Been here awhile

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    I read the first few posts, then chimed in. Didn't read anything between. :smile6
  5. Max L

    Max L Duct Tape

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    Please wrench some one.
  6. Bounder

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  7. Max L

    Max L Duct Tape

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    Has machine been repaired doc brown
  8. Gone Troppo

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    It needs to do 88 MPH....
  9. TheProphet

    TheProphet Retired; Living the Dream

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  10. Gone Troppo

    Gone Troppo Somewhat bemused observer

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  11. MATTY

    MATTY BORDER RAIDER

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    I just bought another Triumph after a 30 year gap which was too long, it is a 1970 Trident T150 in plastic storage boxes and the frame wheels and big bits in a rotten wheel barrow, but its all there, only myself to blame if it dont work properly when i get it back together. Probably another 30 years before i need to worry about that anyway speed i work at. :lol2:lol2:lol2.
  12. Gone Troppo

    Gone Troppo Somewhat bemused observer

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    The new ones are much better than the old ones...:D
  13. Max L

    Max L Duct Tape

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    Good Wrench too you enjoy. Olds cool too. . .

    They have design flaws but so do the new ones.

    DO YOUR HOME WORK GOOD LUCK
  14. TheProphet

    TheProphet Retired; Living the Dream

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    That will be one nice bike.

    Re-machine and blueprint the engine - bore, square decking, balance - then use modern materials for gaskets and sealants, upgrade the electrical (replace as much "Lucas" componentry and bullet connectors as possible) system, and you'll get rid of what was wrong back then.
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  15. slipknot

    slipknot Long timer

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    Please elaborate on the flaws.
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    Oh, this should be good................:photog
  17. Max L

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    A lot of stuff made by David Holder. More oil flow sprocket upgrade and oil pump. The More do the better she will be. Loose the Lucas. . . All the Lucas has to go
  18. slipknot

    slipknot Long timer

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    Again, tell us the design flaws.
  19. MATTY

    MATTY BORDER RAIDER

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    That is my plan just got the Registration document called log book here back today. Frame in for powder coating going to be stockish with a hint of me about it not going for totally originality but want it to be age related on components pretty much. Had two before , So glad i got this was thinking i could never afford on these days but got this right money .
  20. Subito

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    I have no dog in this fight, never owned a Triumph, but it always amused me to read a review of a new Triumph model. Almost invariably, the writer would say "Fit and finish are dramatically improved over previous models." Fast forward a few years and they would say the same thing again. And I'm wondering, how bad do the fit and finish have to be that they can be "dramatically" improved again and again and again?