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Hinckley Classic Triples 885cc Classic Styled T3's: Legend, Thunderbird, Thunderbird Sport & Adventurer.

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Old 10-31-2012, 06:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Advice on what year T'Bird ?

I'm starting to look for a 1998-2005 T'Bird. Other than age, any one year better than the other ? Thanks
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The earlier bikes had neat stuff like a lockable seat and alloy wheel rims, whilst the later bikes had Keihin carbs, 6 gears and powder coated barrels and crankcases. My wife has an '03 model, which I think was the last year of production. I'd go for a late model myself, although they're all good! The build quality on these bikes is way beyond the standards of the current Triumph's IMHO. Find a tidy, well looked after example and you won't go far wrong!
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Old 10-31-2012, 07:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 10-31-2012, 07:36 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Its purley down to your own choice i own a 1996 and she has been a great bike to me with little to wry about imo if you can find a well looked after model you cant go wrong these bikes are bullet proof and there loads of help in here if anything should go wrong good luck
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Old 10-31-2012, 07:57 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I don't think the year of the classic tripple that you buy matters as much as the color, it seems that red and yellow are the faster ones.
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Old 10-31-2012, 08:15 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Old 10-31-2012, 09:13 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I don't think the year of the classic tripple that you buy matters as much as the color, it seems that red and yellow are the faster ones.
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I don't think the year of the classic tripple that you buy matters as much as the color, it seems that red and yellow are the faster ones.
I beg to differ sir. In '04 they made the black with yellow paint. They found that those colors were they fastest possible combination. Since they couldn't get the bike any faster then that color combo they decided that would be the last year they would make them.

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Since they couldn't get the bike any faster then that color combo they decided that would be the last year they would make them.
Correct, so get a '05 as they are extremely rare...
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rarer still...the year 2000 TBS...a.k.a. the dream cicle. White and Orange. Perhaps not as fast as the Black and Yellow one. But it does turn heads.
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