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post #12371 of 16064 (permalink) Old 03-11-2016, 12:14 PM
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And who makes the Bentley?
It is now a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG. All Bentley's are still produced in Crewe, England though. So the Car is owned by a German Co but produced in England, The Bike is Owned by a English Co but made in Thailand... So the Car is English, the bike, no...
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It is now a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG. All Bentley's are still produced in Crewe, England though. So the Car is owned by a German Co but produced in England, The Bike is Owned by a English Co but made in Thailand... So the Car is English, the bike, no...
If I change enough parts and re - engineer some stuff does that mean it's now made in NC? (Insert wacky face emoticon that I don't seem to have access to at the moment)
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post #12373 of 16064 (permalink) Old 03-11-2016, 12:34 PM
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If I change enough parts and re - engineer some stuff does that mean it's now made in NC? (Insert wacky face emoticon that I don't seem to have access to at the moment)
and go against the Mighty VIN#? No such luck...
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I didn't think about that! Oh well....Maybe if I take the tank badges off people will quit asking me when did HD start making the triumph
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It is now a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG. All Bentley's are still produced in Crewe, England though. So the Car is owned by a German Co but produced in England, The Bike is Owned by a English Co but made in Thailand... So the Car is English, the bike, no...
While VW got the better end of the break-up by retaining all the craftsmen for hand work on trim and wood while BMW had to train a nearly totally new workforce for Rolls..., both are engineered in Germany and much of the cars is imported for assembly, maybe 60%.

At least Triumphs are totally designed at Hinckley and a wholly British design. At least with the earlier Bonnevilles, including yours..., the engine was born in Hinckley too. No clue whether Triumph built an engine line in Thailand for the new bikes as I've yet to see that mentioned authoritatively anywhere.

Probably of no significance anyway since the Thai plant is staffed with British managers and the QC has historically been as good or better than Hinckley.

PS..., you'd probably be shocked to learn where most German $$$ products are made these days. When I have a choice, I prefer Czech to Hungary or Bulgaria. Poland isn't so bad in a pinch though.

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Just swapped out the M bars for my old set of Tracker bars. I prefer the M bars, but a 19 year old kid backed into my bike the other night and put it on its side. Damage seems limited to the bent bars and a cracked mudguard, so not too bad. The kid even came into the restaurant I was eating at to find the owner of the bike and own up to it, which I was impressed by.
Told him to throw me $400 for parts and my trouble, and we'll call it even. I think that was reasonable and fair. What did you do to your twin today?-imageuploadedbymo-free1457737801.456632.jpg
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Rode in the damned Rain!!! 50 miles of Sunshine turn around to see Black Clouds on my way back from Seal BEach!!! SO 50 miles of rain (20 real downpour)Those Barbours keep you nice a dry...
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Front fenders on the t100's are no longer metal I see :-(


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Front fenders on the t100's are no longer metal I see :-(
Only the early bikes were steel. You like rust from stone chips?

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Well i was pi$$ed i couldn't go out and ride today the weather was perfect ( had to wait in for the UPS guy ) . Sooooooo I thought Id black out the transmission cover on my Thruxton something Iv been meaning to do for a while now, there are small black stains on the covers ( seen In first pic ) which I was unable to remove not sure how or what It was that caused It , Anyways I used rust oleum high temperature spray paint , couldn't be bothered to take the cover of so I masked It up and prepped the cover . out come not to shabby paint wasn't thoroughly dry when I took the pics so hopefully It will dull down a bit. as far as ware and tear I guess time will tell .will do the clutch cover tomorrow .



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