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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-21-2004, 05:35 PM Thread Starter
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I've just spotted an oil in frame badge marked 750 Saint - to which I must admit my ignorance in that I never heard of a Triumph Saint.
A quick search with google chucked up a 650 saint used by the met police circa 1971, and am now inteaged.

Can anyone here point me in a direction where I can learn mopre about these bikes .
You see we both like Triumphs (well like is an understatement) and our family name is Saint, so I would like to know more for at least two reasons.

ta in advance

Been there .... done that... but the T-Shirt shrank in the wash.
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-21-2004, 06:31 PM
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If I remember properly, the Saint model was made for the police. It had special equipment for them to use (radio, first aid kit, etc.). Definitely a rare one in the states, but in England they can't be all that odd.

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post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-12-2004, 07:21 PM
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I think Jim's right. In Australia Saints were the police model If I remember correctly we imported them fully kitted from the UK and added a couple of things for the local fuzz (siren etc) that the Old Bill didn't use.

If god had wanted us to ride bikes with more than two cylinders he wouldn't have invented the 69 Bonnie
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I think Jim's right. In Australia Saints were the police model If I remember correctly we imported them fully kitted from the UK and added a couple of things for the local fuzz (siren etc) that the Old Bill didn't use.

If god had wanted us to ride bikes with more than two cylinders he wouldn't have invented the 69 Bonnie
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post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-22-2004, 02:10 PM
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they lovely bikes.....for touring around.....

pity the oil in frame tho.....


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they lovely bikes.....for touring around.....

pity the oil in frame tho.....


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post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-25-2004, 12:05 AM
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Also the Triumph Trident was called the Cardinal for
police use.Some of them came back from Saudi about
20 years ago,and they looked like they had been sand-
blasted with running in the deserts
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post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-13-2004, 09:02 PM
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There is a picture of one (actually about every bike) Saint on http://home.planet.nl/~motors-20th-century/motors.html
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There is a picture of one (actually about every bike) Saint on http://home.planet.nl/~motors-20th-century/motors.html
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650 'Saint, police spec, TR6P, "Stop All In No Time. No 750 Saint afaik.
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