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Administrator 08-06-2010 03:20 PM

When Triumphs Go Bad!
 

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mscuddy 08-06-2010 04:09 PM

How cool. Nothing looks as good as an old school Triumph motor, unit or not. The new ones look like sh!t compaired to the originals.

Somwehere in Heaven a guy named Liberty Valance is laughing...

King Vitamin 08-07-2010 04:41 PM

Well, better rolling on the road as some kind of "statement" than sitting in a landfill.

But I'd rather have a new one that actually works and doesn't pee oil on my driveway or leave me stranded on the side of the road.

"Wow, look at that poor bastard pushing that bike in this heat." "Yeah, but at least his motor looks cool."

pplassm 08-07-2010 09:38 PM

I was kind of expecting custom takes using the new engines. Same old, same old.

MOKE1K 08-07-2010 10:09 PM

See now that's what Iam talking about old school that looks good. This is the style I could go for. Not to take anything away from Harley davidson but it's just a different style and perspective. And it looks good.

Duken4evr 08-07-2010 11:12 PM

A few random observations:

Those guys are all way cooler than I am. They also have more money and time than I do.

650s used to be "big bikes" ridden by unruly men prone to drunk and disorderly bad behavior. Now they are chick sized learner displacement bikes and you meet friendly people on them. It strikes me how small the old bikes are when I look at them.

My current ride probably grunts out more power just off idle than those old leakers make at their pushrod bending redlines.

Old is cool to admire and check out in passing, but no way I would want to dwell there too long. These are the good times!

Kevin_Duke 08-09-2010 11:22 AM

I dig those old Trumpets. Looking at them, anyway...

acecycleins 08-09-2010 11:53 AM

British and American Cycles

They are buddies of mine. They, I believe, are the top of the game in the South. They worked on my 69 for years before the wreck that broke my right foot. If it weren't for that wreck I would still own a right shift bike.

sarnali2 08-09-2010 12:08 PM

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Originally Posted by acecycleins (Post 247273)
British and American Cycles

They are buddies of mine. They, I believe, are the top of the game in the South. They worked on my 69 for years before the wreck that broke my right foot. If it weren't for that wreck I would still own a right shift bike.


That Trident in the last frame is the one I would sell everything for. I've wanted one of those forever.

bruner92 08-13-2010 07:53 PM

When Triumphs Go Bad!
 
A page worth looking at and reading. OCC wished they could do a bike like these. Maybe little Paul will, will see. Nice article and bike's. lov'n it Go Triumph!


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