Silver / Mat Black
Bought as a basket in '84 for $300. Stolen and wrecked in '98. Found underwater by homeless guys and they managed to get it running on one jug. Recovered it but the forks were twisted badly, frame cracked at bottom of oil reservoir ,and just looking at it made me sick to my stomach. Sat for year or two froze up until a girlfriend of mine started roasting me about how nice that bike used to be. I got off my ass and rebuilt the top end and and adapted 650 muffs and retro panels, smoothed out the jugs to 020 over, new pistons, valves, and guides. Installed electronic ignition and rode daily for several years. Second rebuild 2018, turned crank, big end bearings, new pistons and rings jugs bored to .040. I remember years ago, back in the beginning, the local Triumph guru confessed to me that when saw that pile of parts he was certain that bike would never live again. It has been a wonderful adventure and I still ride it nearly everyday.. It's amazing how easy it has been to find parts for these bikes. I am now helping a friend put together another 76 T140 . The best motorcycle in the world!