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Classic, Vintage & Veteran For Coventry and Meriden Models. Anything pre-Hinckley goes.

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Old 07-23-2010, 02:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Triumph Hurricane X75

For sale on ebay, item no 250668031275.

Thinking of making a bid ? Don't see them advertised very often..

Any opinions on the bike would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks, Paul.
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Old 07-23-2010, 02:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I've ridden one. It went well, but ran out of steam early. Very low geared. Abysmal tank range, 2 gallons I think. The usual conical hub brake issues. Last, but not least, is the ludicrous prices they are fetching. 10,000+ is the going rate for a good one. Still, you could always put it in the living room, as a work of art!
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Old 07-23-2010, 02:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I know what you mean about the price !!
There is another one on ebay item no 110562928515. 2nd owner from new with what seems like alot of history, but a starting price of 13.5K !!
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Make sure it is genuine. There are a lot of fakes.
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10,000+ is the going rate for a good one.
AND THE REST!
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Thats the problem, making sure it is a genuine one, it is alot of money to pay out, but how can you be 100% sure its genuine ???
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Step one would be joining the Trident and Rocket 3 owners club. The experts there will know all the engine and frame numbers of the genuine article, and, more importantly, how to spot a fake!
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Think I read somewhere that the frames were weak where the front forks attach, and were prone to cracking. Not sure about this, but I would research, maybe Google it and see what turns up, or wait for the experts to give opinions about this.

Good luck if you decide to go after it, they are beautiful bikes.
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Just had a look at the one on e-bay. It's at 11,000 and it needs cosmetic work! It's a lot of money, but if you want one bad enough.........................! I once very nearly re-mortgaged my house to buy a '72 MV. And that was 35,000! If you want it, get it! Hardly a day goes by when I don't wonder," what if I'd bought it?" But I got cold feet! Bloody motorbikes.
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