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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-11-2017, 03:34 AM Thread Starter
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Affordable GB Retro Side Cover suppliers for T140V ?

Hi Guys.

Hoping someone can help me source a good value (lowest price, best product) U.K. supplier of Retro Side Covers for a T140V.

U.S. suppliers murder you on the shipping.


I think I'm after the fibreglass version.


Preferably with fitting kit and pre-painted black.

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Are all the available covers the same shape or is there some styling variation ? Are you sticking with the airbox or pancakes ?
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Are all the available covers the same shape or is there some styling variation ? Are you sticking with the airbox or pancakes ?
Hi D.

I'll be completely junking the standard airbox.

I'm gravitating towards cone shape air filters but I'll choose those after assembly when I can see how much space will be available.

I assumed the side covers are the same, but I'm probably wrong.

I'd hope they'll capture the shape of the pre OIF Oil Tank/Side cover combination.

Here's one option.

http://www.cmftrailers.co.uk/classic-bike-parts.html

If you scroll down to the photos you'll see the rounded T140 retro version.

I'm looking for U.K. supplied options as U.S. shipping rates are uneconomical.
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L.P. Williams has them. A bit cheaper.
He has always been very fair to me with the postage at cost and you don't need to pay any VAT
https://www.triumph-spares.co.uk/cat...nels%20classic
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Hoping someone can help me source a good value (lowest price, best product) U.K. supplier of Retro Side Covers for a T140V.
Errrm ... someone has already. Why would you assume more than one person or company in the UK would go to the expense of making fibreglass moulds and moulding custom parts for only a few potential customers? Afaik, the only actual maker in the UK is CMF Trailers.

Far-and-away the most oif went to the US. Again, afaik there is only one actual maker - Glass From The Past.

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I think I'm after the fibreglass version.
Ime, even making them by hand in ally would double the price, steel even more, and the more you made that way, consistency would be more difficult. Press tools for such a small quantity would likely make them unaffordable, and reduce the likely small market size even further.

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pre-painted black.
Henry Ford's dictum applies, almost certainly black grp gel coat.

Hth.

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It would be even better if someone made them with the scallops as fitted to the 650 Thruxton models
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now those are cool !!! - never knew you could get them - might have to build a cafe racer just to use some (maybe)
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