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Old January 7th, 2009, 01:32 AM
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Does anyone have any knowledge about Triumphs? I am interested in building a custom bobber with a +3 frame 34 degree slack headtube and springer in the front. I was looking into running a 650 or 500 engine with it. the 650 has the dual carb/exhaust set up while the 500 is a single carb. Any info on the engine would be great!
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Old January 7th, 2009, 08:13 AM
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try these guys. they are right buy me. Nice guys too http://britishcycle.com/
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Old January 7th, 2009, 08:43 AM
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All I can say is I just picked up an 09 Bonneville Black- old school looks with fuel injection! They even kept the "carbs" and the "choke switch".
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Old January 7th, 2009, 10:14 AM
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Have you been on a springer before ?

I rode a hard tail springer Harley for 20 miles and got off feeling beat to death compared to a ride on my injected, belt driven, fatboy.
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Old January 7th, 2009, 03:12 PM
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try these guys. they are right buy me. Nice guys too http://britishcycle.com/
Thanks Randy. I was looking at this site for a while and didn't really pay attention to where they were located. good to see they are close by. I should head up there next week.

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Have you been on a springer before ?

I rode a hard tail springer Harley for 20 miles and got off feeling beat to death compared to a ride on my injected, belt driven, fatboy.
I have yet to ride a springer fork and I can image they would be a bit rough. im young and my ass isn't falling out yet so I feel I could ride one for a bit. Im a big bike (mountain, dirt jump, single speed and downhill) rider so i feel like motorcycles are should be second nature. I will try to get on a springer before i build one just to see, because you could be right... which would in turn make me want to drive my nice comfortable Defender!
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Daniel if you dig british bikes check out my friends company www.falconmotorcycles.com They build some crazy customs. Out of reach of most normal people but they are fun to look at.
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I got my motorcycle endorsement recently and want to get a Triumph Scrambler. Since it would be my first bike, I want to get a used one, because it will probably get dropped and abused a little. I was going to wait until spring, but there is one on craigslist, a 2006 blue/white, with 3600 mi. listed for $3500. It's been on there for 3-4 months.

I emailed the seller and while he is the original owner, he has no records and basically said that it has not been maintained at all and "needs a tune-up and rear tire."

Since there's only 3600 miles, assuming he's never adjusted the valves or changed the oil, would the motor still be fine, or is that too neglected? In my experience, similar bikes have sold for around $4500-5000 so if I could get it for closer to 3K, I could take it right to the Triumph shop near me and have them give it a once over.

What do you think as far as neglected maintenance goes? Thanks
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I have a Bonnie I'll sell you. Pretty tricked out. Hardtailed. Ridden daily. Ready to go. $8k.
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Ive got some of those english metric wrenches/sockets for it.
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Does anyone have any knowledge about Triumphs? I am interested in building a custom bobber with a +3 frame 34 degree slack headtube and springer in the front. I was looking into running a 650 or 500 engine with it. the 650 has the dual carb/exhaust set up while the 500 is a single carb. Any info on the engine would be great!
Go far a 750cc motor you will have a 5 speed box, late 650 motors from 71 had them but the 750 is a better box. The 500/650/750 all have the single or twin carb option. If you can find a single carb head for a 750 buy it they are hard to find and desireable. Try to avoid the later motors or heads from 78 and up as they used the MK2 Amals which can be near impossible to clean and more expensive to replace. The earlier bikes use the bolt on Concentric 930 Carbs which are easy to set up and cheaper.
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I have an ‘07 Thruxton. Great bikes!
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I have an 07 Thruxton. Great bikes!
I am looking for a 09 Truxton, I ride a 01 speed triple right now.( my first Bike) looking for something with a little more vintage look. I assume like all Thruxton owners I have talked to you love yours?
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I am looking for a 09 Truxton, I ride a 01 speed triple right now.( my first Bike) looking for something with a little more vintage look. I assume like all Thruxton owners I have talked to you love yours?

Michael,

here you go, and close by

http://www.triumphrat.net/triumph-mo...dc-7500-a.html
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I looked at that one. Love it want it but,,, I am in CA. now Moved over the summer. I can't import a non-CA Thruxton No emission controls that does not have 7500 Miles on it. I have seen a few like that that I would have to drive to CA to rack up enough miles. what is it with the east coast bikes they have no miles I put 1200 miles a month on mine.
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Have you seen the Steve McQueen edition? I kinda like that one. I plan to buy a Triumph next year. Either the Thruxton or Bonnie. Maybe the SM if I can find one. Asked the local dealer here and they said they don't think they can get it.
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Yes, I absolutely love it. The way it looks just sitting there is incredible, and I get a lot of comments on it.
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