Main Motorcycle: T100S
Join Date: Mar 2012
Other Motorcycle: 1968 T120R
What colour should I paint it?
I'm getting to the point where I need to decide on the colour scheme for my T100S. The engine number would make it a 1971 model (number starts with XD so it was manufactured December 1970), but when I checked in the Nelson book for the Triumph 500 models, it doesn't have a T100S for 1971 - according to the book the 1970 model was the last one. So, is the book wrong? Did Triumph continue to make T100S bikes for model year 1971 or have I got a 'freak'?
My engine number has the Triumph logo 'security engraving' behind it so I know it's original (and matches the frame number). I wonder if they were just 'clearing the shelves' of T100S crankcases at the end of 1970 as they knew the model was being discontinued for 1971?
If I want the bike to look original, should I paint the tank Jacaranda purple (1970 colour) or go for Olympic Flame, which was the colour for 500 models in 1971, according to Nelson?