You know you're an old fart...

Discussion in 'Classic Motorbikes' started by The Older Gentleman, Jan 16, 2004.

  1. ....when you see an Ebay ad for "Triumph Trident N reg" and you wonder if
    it's for a T150 or early T160....
     
    The Older Gentleman, Jan 16, 2004
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    <whatever>

    Anybody here could have told you that.
     
    pseudoplatypus, Jan 16, 2004
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    Lozzo Guest

    The Older Gentleman said...
    Or a 1996 Hinckley model
     
    Lozzo, Jan 17, 2004
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  4. That'll be the one with the optional extra whooossshh, will it?
     
    The Older Gentleman, Jan 17, 2004
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    Lozzo Guest

    The Older Gentleman said...
    No, I just thought that some clueless fucknugget might need this
    pointing out to them. Not pointing any fingers or owt of course :)
     
    Lozzo, Jan 17, 2004
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    Paul - xxx Guest

    The Older Gentleman posted ...
    A 'real' one then .. ;)
     
    Paul - xxx, Jan 17, 2004
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    Andy Clews Guest

    Thus spake Paul - xxx unto the assembled multitudes:
    Ba$tard! ;-) I lusted after the T160 when it first appeared, but couldn't
    afford one, though my later experiences with a Meriden Tiger 650 turned me
    off the idea of ever buying a T160. I've had my Hinckley Trident 900 for
    over 7 years now, the longest I've owned any bike, and it has never let me
    down, apart from the starter clutch giving up (at a very low mileage) after
    the warranty had expired. Triumph coughed up 50% of the replacement costs,
    but only after some 'assertive' letter-writing by me and a word in Triumph's
    shell-like from my dealer (Alf's Motorcycles in Worthing).
     
    Andy Clews, Jan 18, 2004
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    Paul - xxx Guest

    Andy Clews posted ...
    LOL .. I prefer the Speed 4 .. only 600cc but the one I 'tried' was a pearl
    ... ;)

    Must admit though that while the newer models are great bikes, there was,
    and hasn't been since, little to touch the original Tridents for looks, and
    the 'Vetter' version was also pretty slick .. A friend had one for a while.
     
    Paul - xxx, Jan 18, 2004
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    Andy Clews Guest

    Thus spake Paul - xxx unto the assembled multitudes:
    You mean the X75 Hurricane? I agree that that was a peach, even if only
    for the looks. I wonder how many of the originals still survive.
     
    Andy Clews, Jan 18, 2004
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    Rob Guest

    I think it was on Sun, 18 Jan 2004 22:43:33 +0000 (UTC) that Andy
    I've got a photo somewere of a prototype BSA Rocket 4, a 4 cylinder
    version of the Trident/Rocket 3. It's not a very good pic, but AFAIK
    it's a pic of the only one ever produced. It was taken at a bike show
    in (would you believe) Cleobury Mortimer in Shropshire where there was
    a celebration of 100 years of Triumph and someone managed to slip a
    pretty unusual Beeza into the display.

    If anyone's interested I'll scan it and stick it on a website
    somewhere.


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    Rob
    Broseley, Shropshire
    1991 Yamaha XV 535 Virago
    1988 Saab 900i
     
    Rob, Jan 19, 2004
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    Ace Guest

    On Fri, 16 Jan 2004 22:45:06 +0000,
    <G> That would have been my thought too.
     
    Ace, Jan 19, 2004
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    Paul - xxx Guest

    Andy Clews posted ...
    Yeah, I think that was it, I couldn't remember the name .. gorgeous flowing
    tank, sidepanels and seat unit .. ;)

    My mate's lasted about a month or two .. smidsy.

    Thankfully my mate lasted much longer.
     
    Paul - xxx, Jan 19, 2004
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    Paul - xxx Guest

    Rob posted ...
    Yup, I'd be very interested .. ;)
     
    Paul - xxx, Jan 19, 2004
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    Rob Guest

    I think it was on Mon, 19 Jan 2004 12:14:48 -0000 that "Paul - xxx"
    http://www.robrait.clara.net/stuff/rocket4.jpg

    It's 190-odd Kb so it may take a couple of mins to load on a slow
    connection.
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    Rob
    Broseley, Shropshire
    1991 Yamaha XV 535 Virago
    1988 Saab 900i
     
    Rob, Jan 19, 2004
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    Andy Clews Guest

    Thus spake Paul - xxx unto the assembled multitudes:
    Actually, looking at it again (http://www.allenmuseum.com/hurrican.htm for
    example), it's not as low-slung as I thought, but it's still quite a looker.
     
    Andy Clews, Jan 20, 2004
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    Paul - xxx Guest

    Rob posted ...
    Heheheh, now that's what should have been built in quantity .. ;)

    Thanks.
     
    Paul - xxx, Jan 20, 2004
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    Paul - xxx Guest

    Andy Clews posted ...
    Like you say, I remember it being much more svelte, but when it came out ..
    beejasus it was 'different', beautiful and most excellent .. ;)

    I'd forgot the three into three down the one side .. which also reminds me
    of the Benelli 750 Sei .. a bike another mate also had, but took with him
    when he went AWOL to USA .. ;)
     
    Paul - xxx, Jan 20, 2004
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  18. Yes, please. I'd be interested in seeing that.

    --

    Dave

    GS 850 x2 / SE 6a
    SbS#6 DIAABTCOD#16 APOSTLE#6 FUB#3
    FUB KotL OSOS#12? UKRMMA#19
     
    Grimly Curmudgeon, Jan 21, 2004
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  19. On Tue, 20 Jan 2004 19:58:59 -0000, "Paul - xxx"


    What might have been, eh?
    Quality, however, would have been a different story.

    --

    Dave

    GS 850 x2 / SE 6a
    SbS#6 DIAABTCOD#16 APOSTLE#6 FUB#3
    FUB KotL OSOS#12? UKRMMA#19
     
    Grimly Curmudgeon, Jan 21, 2004
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  20. they had a triumph version at the motorcycle museum. The may still have it,
    dunno now.
     
    Austin Shackles, Jan 21, 2004
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