Question for the old Triumph motorcycle owners?
I am considering buying a 1979 Triumph Bonneville T140. It has over 24,000 miles on it and he asks $ 3,400 OBO. What do I need to know about this bike? Will I work too much time in it? I know that the drain and Triumphs vibrate, but there are other issues I should know? Should I buy this motorcycle?
request to the old Triumph motorcycle owners? Answer:
would be cool to own a bicycle. Will not say you have to work on it, but you will be tinkering with it a lot. If you are not a matter of a 100-point restoration are concerned, you can run a lot better, lower maintenance costs bicycle, by freeing the Amal carb and slide round Mikunis installation and the installation of a modern electronic ignition. Check out some of the British motorcycle forums and websites
answer by Philip P
nichtdas bike is from an era T! as a triumph TS went UP! not the quality of the bicycles were the besten.IMHO I would use the money and buy later Hinkley Triumph.Sie are much better, more reliable and parts are available from main dealers (especially in the U.S.). either go for the later Speedmaster (Triple) or Americana. both better suited for use in the USA.Wenn you can afford to go more for the future especially the 900cc scrambler. reply bikinkawboy
My buddy has a ’76 ’74 Triumph and Norton. Both are cool old bikes. Take my word, there is a certain feeling of satisfaction, an older bike (or car) that you actually drive to handle than a MuseumsstÃ¼ck.Ich can not remember which bike, but he says that which ever one it was built when Britain was the switch to metric system. He says there are metric and SAE (2.1 “, 9 / 16″, etc) and Whitworth (17/32 “19/32″, etc) As a result he had to acquire three sets of keys. I get a real kick makes fun of his real English Whitworth made key with the brand name of “King Dick”!