Featured The Good Old Day's Of Triumph Motorcycles.

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  1. Haddock

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    250 cc six 3B446F03-851E-4939-833D-4915E3EB38A6.jpeg
     
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  2. dilligaf

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    :weary_face:Aw that’s such a shame :sob:
    From 1970 onwards it’s been Feckin brilliant :joy:
     
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  3. joe mc donald

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    The good old British bike is still king. I hear lots of people say how much better the Jap bikes of the sixties and seventies were. So where are they now. If i remember right i used to get a benley 125 or 160 i think rode them till they exploded then scrapped them as they were either to expensive to repair or just not worth it. Sure the old Brits would leak vibrate break down but they are still out there and still going.
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  4. Tiglet

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    I had a Honda CB160 as a sixteen year old and it got thrashed everywhere and never let me down once yet alone exploded.
    In fact most of my mates that had Jap bikes in the 1960’s and they were reliable.

    The only bike that I had of that time that went bang was a Triumph :eek:

    Where are they now Joe, here mate, in fact I could tell you were there’s plenty and still being used regularly.

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  5. darkman

    darkman Crème de la Crème

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    One of 1300 TT's built in 66 the highest production year for TT's before there demise in 67. Just over 50BHP and 158 KG's

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  6. Dozers Dad

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    Seriously?
    There were internal combustion engines when you were a teenager Dave?
    Well I never, you learn something new every day.
    They must have scared the bejeezus out of the woolly mammoths! o_O

    :cool: :p
     
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  7. Gazwhitespeed

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    Ah the good old british bike,ain't they the one's like Triggers Brush.
     
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  8. Tiglet

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    It was the way forward,technology was on the rise what with the wheel being invented just a few years earlier :eek::laughing:
     
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  9. joe mc donald

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    You sure have one beauty there and great to see it being used. And i would have to agree the Honda's were pretty good till they grinded the heads away with the cam shafts running in the alloy head. Just don't ever see many of them now.
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  10. joe mc donald

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    Now there was a bike. It was fast enough and lasted. Yes in the day they would leak a bit. And often you would see a rider sitting along the road fixing something but it was the great thing then. The triumph and beeza's were fantastic and still are and still here in numbers. And yours are the best.
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  11. Tricky-Dicky

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    I still wont go out on the Trident without a comprehensive tool roll. ;)
     
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  12. Tricky-Dicky

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    I learned the wiring on of various bits when i visited Brands Hatch at the tender age of 15 Royal Enfield Crusader Sports at the time and in the days when you could visit the pits and see lines of Ducati 250 and 350 singles with most parts wired on...came in very handy until i discovered locktite.

    I can also remember watching Hailwood race Agostini and the sound was gorgeous.:)
     
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  13. chiari1

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    Heard that start up during TT week on the island , a gorgeous symphony but LOUD !!!!
     
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  14. Tiglet

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    There’s quite a few Honda 6’s about but unfortunately they’re not originals.

    Usually they’re a 250cc 4 cylinder road bike with a couple of cylinders grafted on.

    As far as I know the only true replicas were built by Gearge Beale.
    https://www.motorcyclistonline.com/honda-rc174-rc-reborn/
     
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  15. chiari1

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    The one I heard was , it was there as an exhibition by the Honda Race team , the chappie said it was one of only 2 originals still in existence and worth about £750,000 , just the engine !!
     
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  16. Tiglet

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    Yep those old Hondas do fetch strong money ;):)
     
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