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Re: What to do with that old Triumph
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2013, 03:14:26 PM »
As one who had of couple of those when the idea was new(ish) . . .. ..I will say this.

Not far, you wouldn't, and not often.

That said, if you had one, I'd come over to borrow it from tiome to time ;-}
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Re: What to do with that old Triumph
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2013, 03:38:05 PM »
The tire on that red one looks bald, so yea, I could see you riding it too Ed.   :facepalm:

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Re: What to do with that old Triumph
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2013, 03:55:36 PM »
Put that in a tracker frame & I'd be all over it.
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Re: What to do with that old Triumph
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2013, 05:00:42 PM »
Those make my d*** move, I've always wanted one.
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Re: What to do with that old Triumph
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2013, 08:02:32 PM »
With a Routt kit and a single mikuni, Barnett clutch, almost no weight and awesome torque. Hehe.
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Re: What to do with that old Triumph
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2013, 07:50:12 AM »
Cool, but not $16k cool.  I'd get a Ryca instead.
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Re: What to do with that old Triumph
« Reply #7 on: December 25, 2013, 05:10:26 AM »
There are better ways of using that beautiful engine. Like a cafe racer, or just put it in a stock frame. I just don't "get" choppers.
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Re: What to do with that old Triumph
« Reply #8 on: December 25, 2013, 05:32:08 AM »
Chops are rolling art for the mechanically inquisitive, and I've always lusted after one.
That said, anything so simple and elegant as to NOT have a front brake, makes a better photo than a bike.
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Re: What to do with that old Triumph
« Reply #9 on: December 25, 2013, 06:18:40 AM »
I want one. I'd ride it. I'd make noise. I would wear minimal gear. I might get hurt.

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Re: What to do with that old Triumph
« Reply #10 on: December 25, 2013, 11:22:50 AM »
meh, I'd rather have a Ryca too. but to each his own. a market for everyone.
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Re: What to do with that old Triumph
« Reply #11 on: December 28, 2013, 08:32:01 AM »
Chops are rolling art for the mechanically inquisitive, and I've always lusted after one.
That said, anything so simple and elegant as to NOT have a front brake, makes a better photo than a bike.
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^This.  I built one a few years (10) ago.  It was fun to ride locally and a real head-turner.  A hard tail with a sprung seat makes for a unique ride.  Once I built the Tracker I just didn't ride it anymore, so I sold it.  Mine had dual-disks on the front- it cracks me up they have a single DRUM brake on the rear.  It's vented though, so there's that.  :bigsmile:  I DO love the squared rear tire though.  It reminds me of my sting-ray from the 70's.  After all, no one is kneedragging on these things anyway.  They are rolling mechanical art- not much more.  I still like them.
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Re: What to do with that old Triumph
« Reply #12 on: December 28, 2013, 06:40:38 PM »
Chops are rolling art for the mechanically inquisitive, and I've always lusted after one.
That said, anything so simple and elegant as to NOT have a front brake, makes a better photo than a bike.
Heck fire; there isn't even anywhere to stash your weed!  :nuts:

... After all, no one is kneedragging on these things anyway....

Then there is no point IMHO.  ;)
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Re: What to do with that old Triumph
« Reply #13 on: December 29, 2013, 05:25:33 AM »
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