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General Information

Year
1976
Make
Triumph
Model
T140V
Color
You mean today?
History
Bought as a basket in 1986. Rebuilt top end and rode it until it was stolen, wrecked and left underwater in 1998. Found by homeless guys who pulled it out of the water, dried it out and started it on one cylinder. Spotted by a friend of mine shortly after that so I went and recovered it. Front forks twisted, headlight bashed, handlebars badly bent. Made me sad. I let it sit for a year. Girlfriend of mine spotted it and began roasting me for letting it sit so I started collecting parts and putting her back together. Froze up so I rebuilt the top end again and brought her back to life. She has had many different looks over the years but my favorite is the semi '67 retro look it has retained for about 15 years. Finished a total engine rebuild Dec 2017.
1976 Triumph T140V (You mean today?)

Modifications

Interior
Reground crankshaft, new main bearings, new big end bearings, new barrel, pistons, head, new 1st gear, new 3rd gear, new layshaft and bearings, new oil pump, 932 Amals, #3 anodized slides, new chain tensioner, new primary triplex chain, new clutch plates, '67 style mufflers and headers and adapters, Sparx EI, Podtronics regulator with high output alternator.
Exterior
Retro "oil tank and toolbox" fiberglass panels, '67 style handlebars, finned bullet turn signals, '67 Lucas taillight.
Suspension
Faux leopard skin seat cover...... makes girls smile!

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