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Old 11-28-2008, 04:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Main Motorcycle: 1978 Triumph Tiger 750
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78 750

Not quite so shiney - gets out in all weathers I'm afraid . . .
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Amazing things indicators . . . pity yours don't work.

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Old 11-30-2008, 04:52 AM   #2 (permalink)
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OIF 750s

McQueen, is your A65 riding buddy named Todd? if it's the guy I'm thinking of, we met when he was working in London.

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Old 11-30-2008, 11:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
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1977 Triumph Bonneville rebuilt wrecked and rebuilt again
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Old 12-01-2008, 08:56 AM   #4 (permalink)
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My old girl. .

Nice bikes!
I was starrting to get worried.
Here's my favorite pic of my '78

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Old 12-08-2008, 06:42 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Cleaned mine up this summer, after being in storage for many years
1979 T 140 E
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Old 12-10-2008, 01:37 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Why not!

My '73 bitsa (well, more of a ratbike) Bonneville. It's a work in progress. I took this photo about a month ago, close to the end of the riding season this year. I consider a return to any semblance of originality to be a lost cause, but its cheap price (I have somewhere around $850 in it, total) and utter lack of being pristine make it probably the most fun motorcycle I've ever owned. It brings all the enjoyment of a vintage Triumph without any of the lurking worry that I might ruin a work of restoration art.


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Old 12-10-2008, 04:56 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by GrandPaulZ View Post
Scott, you have $850.00 in the bike; how would you like to double your money? hee hee

What a deal!
I know! I think the guy's wife was sick of it sitting out in front of their cabin, the tag on it was from the late 90s. It needed a bit of work and about $350 to get it running and legal, but I simply couldn't pass-up the $500 asking price when the guy hit the kick-start a couple of times to demonstrate the engine wasn't completely seized.

Originally Posted by stewdog68 View Post
what year is the engine? I noticed it was left hand shift
The engine is a 1978 T140V...I don't think there are two parts on the bike that were originally off the same bike.

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Old 12-10-2008, 08:10 PM   #8 (permalink)
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My 73 Tr7 and Rob Harper's 71 Trophy.
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Old 12-12-2008, 02:56 PM   #9 (permalink)
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OK, here goes. 1st attempt at an image upload.

Details: 1978 T140RV Tiger, originally imported/sold in Canada, but now residing in sunny California. Mostly stock, had tank painted to look like early 70's pattern, which I find pleasing. Going through a through cleanup + head job after being dormant for almost 9 years.
Chromed primary+gearbox+timing cover - yuck, I was a stupid teenager back then...migth try having it removed.
Question: I was told that the later tigers (single carb) were a little rare in Cali/usa due to emmisions issues...any truth to that?

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Old 12-12-2008, 04:06 PM   #10 (permalink)
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750 twins

a bike i recently built and sold.

and a bike i work on as much as i ride.

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2006 Scrambler
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