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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-03-2012, 09:58 PM Thread Starter
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1960 triumph trident 750

I am trying to determine if this bike is a triumph or BSA. I am told it is a 1969 triumph trident 750. Is there any way to confirm what it really is? I am attaching a photo.

This is suppose to be a 1969. I had doubt also after looking online and first saw the engine didn't llok like the ones I saw. The second was the inclined engine. Maybe a BSA I am not sure.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-03-2012, 10:28 PM
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Neither. First of all it's a twin, not a triple. And I don't recognize the engine as anything from Triumph or BSA. And it looks older than a '69. Someone here might be able to ID it more accurately, but it's not what you've been told.

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Looks like a 2 stroke. Not British at all. Maybe a Puch? Maybe a 175 or 200?
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-04-2012, 03:34 AM
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Yamaha YDS-3 246 cc

NOT a Triumph Trident or BSA Rocket 3 for sure!

What you have here I do believe began life as a circa 1964-1968 246 cc parallel-twin cylinder 2-stroke Yamaha YDS-3 At the time, they were very popular in the US, the YDS-3 being Yamaha's breakthrough bike into the US market.

Yamaha YDS3 Super Sport Road Test: http://auction.netbikes.com.au/vjmw....yds3&page=yds3


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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-04-2012, 09:14 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks a bunch for all your feedback. This seems to be spot-on for the yamaha. I have what I need. I will continue my search for a early model triumph.

I finally got the real photo I was looking for. Anyone have an idea what this may be worth. I am just looking for guidence as to what I should be paying for this. I think they are asking 2000

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