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Old 04-26-2009, 11:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Old 04-26-2009, 11:42 AM   #2 (permalink)
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GP's Trident 750 triples

1974 T150V Trident 750, completely original, unrestored (bad photo)


Here's one of the scruffiest runners you might see in a while, it's a '74 T150V Trident 750-



1975 T160V Trident 750 electric start - all original except paint
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Old 08-19-2009, 11:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Bringing this one home in a few days. I'm sure I'll have lots of questions as I go along.

I do have the seat pan. PO's dogs ate the seat. I've already got the carbs and have rebuilt them (correctly, I hope!). The carbs seemed more complicated than on my 750Four. Hasn't run in over 10 years sitting in the PO's yard. LOTS of rust and dirt and stuff. PO says it needs rings, but I may just try to clean it up and see if it'll run first.
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Old 08-20-2009, 07:34 AM   #4 (permalink)
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the trident with rear disc has a chrome cover.

I have a T140E with underslung disc and would like to fit a cover but can't find one that fits. The S steel pipe that's part of the caliper fouls the cover so I'm hacking bits off the cover and offering it up. I'd get it rechromed once it fits (and tap holes in the bolts)

You don't know if the Trident caliper is the same do you?
mine is P/N 37-4263

The other option is to make a stainless hose that does away with the S pipe.
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Old 08-22-2009, 11:51 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Medic - Nice '76 with what looks like a Jardine header. I would make sure the carbs are jetted on the rich side.

DaveM- I don't know about the part #s...
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Old 08-23-2009, 12:43 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Paul, thanks for the comments. I'm now being tortured by all the little details that will prevent me from getting this bike on the road.

The aftermarket 3 into 1 is a Alphabet exhaust. I have the original box, with the stock exhaust stored in it.

When I rebuilt the carbs about 2+ years ago, before this went on hold, I followed Triumph's original instructions about adjusting for altitude, and went DOWN in main jet size. I hadn't thought about the change in exhaust, nor had the PO who did the work with me. It may be a mistake. He also had switched to pods, rather than the stock air filter. I may have to rework the jets back to richer.

The bike was originally set up for Tucson, which is pretty low compared to Santa Fe and most of NM.
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Old 10-04-2009, 04:24 PM   #7 (permalink)
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It seems this board isn't real active so I'll add to it.
My 74 T150V


The look on my wifes face whan she first seen it was priceless
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Nice bike Shel

Much better than a T160 !

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Thanks Webby. I'll have to post a more recent picture when I get a chance.
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Old 10-06-2009, 10:21 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Shel - better idea:

Post a complete project build thread in the "Member's projects" section!
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