T100 Custom Cafe Racer Found On Facebook

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  1. Helmut Visor

    Helmut Visor Only dead fish go with the flow
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    https://www.facebook.com/chris.jenks2/posts/10163953869610029
    Found this on Facebook.....for those who don't have it I've copy and pasted the advert

    Please share ....
    Putting the feelers out she will be up for sale next few weeks Will have had a service and mot ready for sale.
    2008 T100 low mileage triumph Bonnie custom cafe racer.
    Extended swing arm truxton rear shocks and seat joker pipes in from the states
    Awesome looking bike gets loads of attention
    I also have all the original parts to put it back to stock if you wish too [​IMG]
    £5250ovno
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  2. Helmut Visor

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    #2 Helmut Visor, Aug 10, 2020
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    Ok, not really sure how that's relevant mate (the hipster bit I mean). Just found it on Facebook and thought I would share in case anyone's interested, all details as per the original post I have no vested interest or even know the bloke so all questions will have to go through the original poster
     
  3. andypandy

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    The bike looks quite nice but personally I'd never buy a "butchered" bike unless I was paying peanuts. You could be buying into a shitload of trouble.
     
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  4. Tiglet

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    For me it’s Yuk and a good grand overpriced :eek:
     
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  5. MartyWilson

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    Just out of interest, if any of the cafe racer expert are reading - Why would you lengthen the swingarm to 'cafe racer' a Bonnie? Would you not want to shorten the wheelbase and heighten the suspension just like Triumph did themselves?
     
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  6. Tiglet

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    To me a lot of people that modify a bike nowadays haven’t got a clue what an original cafe racer looks like.
    They’ve heard the name and adopt it to any bike that they’ve modified possibly because they think it’s the in word down at the cafe.
    Lengthening the swinging arm of a cafe racer would definitely be a no no.

    Can you see the resemblance between the proper cafe racer below and the make believe copy in the above advert,,,,,they’ve both got 2 wheels :laughing:


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  7. andypandy

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    Spot on Dave. A cafe racer was an alloy tank, a single seat with a hump and a set of clip ons. That's just about it.
     
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    You missed out bacon slicers; swept backs (preferably with 'Goldie' meggas), rearsets and raised clocks!:D
     
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  9. Tiglet

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    And don’t forget the chrome headlight
     
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  10. Tiglet

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    Me and my first cafe racer 1967


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  11. Tiglet

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    Just done a DVLA check to see if OWM 485 is still around and to my amazement it’s on sorn.

    I would love to find out where it is and have a chat with the owner.
     
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  12. dilligaf

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    :eek:It’s in my garage :grinning:




    But I don’t wanna talk to you :p
     
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  13. Rocker

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    :)

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  14. Rocker

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    Philistine:mad:
     
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  15. crispey

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    Rather than copy and paste:joy:
     
  16. Rocker

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    I did :joy:
     
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  17. Tiglet

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    Very nice John,but where’s the luggage to carry your oversuit :laughing:

    Noticed that your bikes got the correct Norton QD rear wheel hub :cool:
     
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  18. Rocker

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    I just typed cunt in the thesaurus o_O
     
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  19. Rocker

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    Cheers mate
    She was built with the proper stuff
    All alloy bodywork, Borrani rims, the rarer 7 inch yolks with roadholder legs
    Some say they prefer a pre unit 650 in a Triton but I prefer the T140 750 Bonnie engine which is running a four speed box and good for a ton plus when feeling brave :)
     
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  20. Tiglet

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    Mine had a Pre unit 6Tc engine with the slick shift gearbox :)

    High comp pistons and E3134 cams :cool:.

    If you got up to around 3 figures on the speedo you suddenly started to seeing two of everything with the vibration :eek:
    But being just 17 years old you put it to the back of your mind and got on with it :worried:
     
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