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In an earlier post you mentioned you knew of one of these for sale. Do you know if it is still available? I was trying to buy a '95 Speed 3 but may have hit an impass with the dealer on price so I am kicking around the Super III idea. Your friends sounds more like what I would potentially want because it has some miles on it, there's another one in Florida for the same price with only 1700 or so miles on it but I would be reluctant to run the miles up on something like that.

Also, does anybody know how to contact a moderator on the classifieds section. I want to post up a WTB '95-'96 Speed 3 but I don't have the requisite 50 posts. Funny how that works, some dork that bought a Thruxton 6 months ago and asked "what kind of oil should I use..." 50 times can post on there and I can't even though I've owned at least two Hinckley Triumphs for the last 13 years. Sorry for the semi-rant here.
 

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If anyone is interested, I have a 1994 Super III that I have decided to sell. The bike is located in Edmonton, Alberta. Just listed on www.kijiji.ca in Edmonton. 10,000 km in mint condition. $9500 Cnd or $7700 usd. Serial number SMT370DD4RJ012117. Email for further information at [email protected]
 

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wow thats a little high on the price. thats almost what i paid for both of my super111s together..
 

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If anyone is interested, I have a 1994 Super III that I have decided to sell. The bike is located in Edmonton, Alberta. Just listed on www.kijiji.ca in Edmonton. 10,000 km in mint condition. $9500 Cnd or $7700 usd. Serial number SMT370DD4RJ012117. Email for further information at [email protected]
Just as a level-set, the last one on ebay (as mint) with half the miles went for half that price. Just sayin...

I'd not mind if they typically went for more, but only I seem to overpay :)
 

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If anyone is interested, I have a 1994 Super III that I have decided to sell. The bike is located in Edmonton, Alberta. Just listed on www.kijiji.ca in Edmonton. 10,000 km in mint condition. $9500 Cnd or $7700 usd. Serial number SMT370DD4RJ012117. Email for further information at [email protected]
Hmmm...

I will let this first-post ad slide, as it's obviously someone whose wife has told him to sell his ride rather than someone actually trying to sell his bike. ;)

Cheers,
-Kit
 

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since this thread has now officially been hijacked...

I am VERY intersted in buying one of these bikes, is there a Super III "buyer's guide" somewhere? What I mean by that is what to look for in one and about how much they should cost to obtain. I searched this forum and couldn't really come up with much.

I would assume things too look for are if the original fenders are there and in good condition and it still has the Alcon 6 piston calipers. Are the gauges different and how does one identify them? Is there any way to verify if it still has the Super III (Cosworth) head on it? Anything else?

From what I hear the rest of it is pretty much the standard 300 series stuff like starter clutches, etc.

Thanks guys,
Wally
 

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Prices seem to vary widely and from what I have seen they are a bit less in the US.

I don't know a way of determining whether you have the original cams in or not without removing the cam cover. You could validate the igniter is right with the part number. Frankly I think this is about it for engine differences. I could be wrong, but you can look at the parts books to be sure.

Determining if the sprag is a problem is pretty much a guess unless it is already shot and you can hear it. Validating that the carbon fiber bits are in good shape will save some money as they are generally not available. Other parts as ding-free as you want them, but you can replace most of the other stuff with enough $$.

Depending on what you want (I assume pristine) I have seen them around for anywhere between $US 3500 to an zero mileage example for $10K. I would think most will be closer to the bottom.

Finding one that some prior owner has not fiddled with, personalized (i.e. "improved") may be more of an issue as they can sometimes run worse and look weird, providing you are after a keeper as opposed to a beater.

They are pretty nice running as original, after making sure you have squeaky clean carbs with fresh rubber bits, with the US idle mixture screws uncapped and set out to euro mixture, as in the old T3 faq. That's my opinion anyway.
 

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Just from watching eBay, they seem to sell for $3000-4000 US. I've seen a beater or 2 go for under $3k, & I've seen a whole bunch of 'em not sell for anywhere from $3500-5000. I would think a zero-mile bike would easily be worth $10 grand, but regular bikes in decent shape don't seem to command much of a premium over the other T3s as far as actual sale price goes. Maybe it's all that yellow... :p

Seriously, though, the Super III may just be the bargain to beat all bargains!

Cheers,
-Kit
 

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I may have an email address of a guy that had a very nice low mileage (~~3500) one in CA for the $5000+ range, IIRC.

PM me if you want that info - no idea if it is still around, but it was very clean and unmolested.
 

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Thanks guys

djw, yeah that's kinda far away but I will keep it in mind. There is one in Florida that I am going to look at if it's still around when I get there in a couple weeks.

Here's another potential can of worms on this topic, does anyone know how many they actually made and how many were shipped to the US? I've seen numbers from 300 made to 500 made and one ad even said something about 300 shipped to the US (seems like a lot).

I'll keep you guys posted if I end up with one (already got the green light from the wife so it's pretty much a done deal if I can find one).

Thanks,
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djw, yeah that's kinda far away but I will keep it in mind.
$500 bux shipping from either coast :)

I have never seen the numbers produced with any more than guesses.

My guess, just from my looking is that they are not all that uncommon.
 

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Heh. Rear indeed!

When I was in Austin last year, I met a guy who claimed to have 4 Super IIIs, and I saw at least 1 more that wasn't his.

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thanks djw

it is rear afterall.
HAH, yeah. I agree with you these things aren't as uncommon as one would think given what I have heard about production numbers.

I'm assuming he had to drill holes in the upper triple clamp to mount those bars on there. Otherwise it looks like a nice bike but still if he's thinking $6200, his reserve probably isn't a realistic $3500. I'll probably throw a couple bids at it anyway.
 

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I actually have the very same Storz bar clamp on my dead Trident; it mounts to the same holes the forged bars mount to. It's possible that particular Super III came with a solid top clamp, but most of the bikes with clip-ons had plastic plugs in the holes where the forged bars would've screwed in.

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yet another one on fleaBay

Guys,

Now there's another one on eBay. Either they made a crapload of these things or people made a bunch of bogus ones with calipers, CF fenders and bodywork. It almost seems like a regular T3 900 Daytona is even more "rear" than a Super III!

It reminds me of one of my cars which is a 1956 Austin-Healey 100 (BN2), they made 4600 of these. Approximately 1100 of them were a special option package called a 100M (aka a LeMans Healey). They are considered very "rear" and much more valuable than a regular 100. However, it seems like whenever you see a 100 on eBay or in an auction, it's a freakin' "M" model. I attributed this to for whatever reason the "M"s just get traded more while the regular BN2s are kept for long periods of time. Plus a lot of them are bogus, one could buy the "M" kit and have the dealer install it. The only way to verify it was a genuine factory "M" is to request a ceritifcate from the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust. I don't think they handle motorbikes though...

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I think that one just put up belongs to a member here (SC SuperIII).

IIRC you can VIN check them and see if they were produced as Super IIIs, so there is not much doubt as to
whether you have a Super III or not if you have the VIN.

http://www.motoverse.com/tools/vin/triumph.asp seems to work reliably.

If you don't have a VIN it may indeed be rear, in a sense.

I think the calipers and CF bits are harder to find than the complete bike required to "make" one.

I personally have never seen a loose set of Alcon 6 pots, red cam, original CF parts, or igniter - or a Super III breaker for that matter - but I would imagine they exist.
 
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