Triumph Sports Cars

engine swaps and other performance upgrades, plus "factory" V8s (Stag and TR8)

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Triumph Motorcycle
Posted by: burner1
Date: April 12, 2014 10:32AM

Curtis, ever think about a Triumph Motorcycle section?



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Curtis Jacobson
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Re: Triumph Motorcycle
Posted by: Moderator
Date: April 12, 2014 12:21PM

Very nice!

Maybe a "Modified British Motorcycle" section?

I've seen V8-powered bikes, but I don't know if there was anything British about them.


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Re: Triumph Motorcycle
Posted by: burner1
Date: April 12, 2014 02:15PM

After I wrote that, it caught me that it should be British bikes.

What other brands of British bikes are there?


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Re: Triumph Motorcycle
Posted by: Moderator
Date: April 12, 2014 05:08PM

Were there...

Back in the day, Britain built the world's greatest bikes! Norton, Vincent, Triumph, BSA, Matchless, Ariel, Royal Enfield, Brough Superior, just to name a few.


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Re: Triumph Motorcycle
Posted by: britcars
Date: April 12, 2014 11:24PM

And don't forget the Velocette, James, Villiers, Matchless, Sunbeam, Vincent, AJS, JAP, HRD, Greeves and Douglas. I'm sure that there were many more too. Owned a Norton, several BSAs, an Ariel, an AJS and a Royal Enfield in the sixties and seventies.


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Re: Triumph Motorcycle
Posted by: bsa_m21
Date: April 14, 2014 10:36PM

Ah memories. Nortons, Enfields, Ducati's (not British, but wow what a bike), Sunbeam, and more.
I still have a Triumph and two BSA's.

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72 Triumph Trident - 750 triple

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58 BSA B33 - 500 single

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51 BSA M21 - 600 single (side valve)

I'd have more, but between the cars and shop toys, I just don't have the space... :(

M.


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Greg Hornbostel
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Re: Triumph Motorcycle
Posted by: ghornbostel
Date: April 15, 2014 01:15PM

Its all a sickness for which we are not looking for a cure.

Greg



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Re: Triumph Motorcycle
Posted by: burner1
Date: April 16, 2014 01:20PM

I think it would make a good additional section.

British humor is so different and awesome:

[www.youtube.com]


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Re: Triumph Motorcycle
Posted by: bsa_m21
Date: April 17, 2014 08:33AM

Another one for: "British humor is so different and awesome"

A convertible Norton:

[www.youtube.com]

Ok, ok, it's not a Triumph, but it is a great video!

M.


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Re: Triumph Motorcycle
Posted by: burner1
Date: April 17, 2014 11:37AM

That is a cool vid!


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Re: Triumph Motorcycle
Posted by: burner1
Date: April 18, 2014 02:09PM

This ended up being a pretty good one as well:

[www.youtube.com]


Ok...off Utube.....back to work.


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Re: Triumph Motorcycle
Posted by: Moderator
Date: April 29, 2014 12:21PM

Ever heard of a Healey 1000/4 motorcycle? I hadn't... until this morning.

This Healey 1000/4 just sold at auction: [www.bonhams.com]

http://images1.bonhams.com/image?src=Images/live/2014-01/21/8906896-1-1.jpg&width=640&height=480

I'm curious to know how the headers are attached to the cylinder heads. Weird!

If you click around on that auction website, you can find some nice photos of Brough Superiors. Awesome!


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Re: Triumph Motorcycle
Posted by: flyinlow
Date: April 29, 2014 01:01PM

Here's my Triumph Sprint ST

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Re: Triumph Motorcycle
Posted by: mgb260
Date: April 29, 2014 05:54PM

This one has British heritage. Although the Enfield is made in India now.


[royalenfield.com]



This individual made a custom prototype V twin model. Would love for the factory to start making them for real.


[www.musketvtwin.com]



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Jim Blackwood
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Re: Triumph Motorcycle
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: April 29, 2014 07:01PM

That Healy looks very much like an Ariel Square Four.
[www.google.com]

Jim



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Martin Rothman
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Re: Triumph Motorcycle
Posted by: bsa_m21
Date: April 30, 2014 09:21AM

That Healy m/c engine is a reworked Ariel Square Four Mk2 engine.

FYI - those engines were anything BUT performance oriented. Meant for leisurely cruising. The original ones had a single carb that was so small you could barely slide your pinky through the plenum. This one appears to still have the original carb. FYI - If you click on the main pic on the bonhams site, it brings up a whole series of pics.

Regarding keeping the headers in - if you look closely, you can see that it is a finned cover bolted to the cylinder head, that clamps and covers the header connection.

More info at:
[en.wikipedia.org]

Regards,

M.


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Re: Triumph Motorcycle
Posted by: Moderator
Date: April 30, 2014 10:48AM

Such a cool thread. Inspirational, even. Over this morning's coffee I've been reading about Scott "Flying Squirrels" and also about the extremely impressive Silk "700S" motorcycle.

From Wikipedia:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/e9/SILK_700S_01.jpg/800px-SILK_700S_01.jpg
653cc water cooled two-stroke twin with dry sump, electronic ignition, enclosed chain, etc., total weight just 309 pounds!


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