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Triumph Bobber+JJ's Sprint merged threadfest
« on: April 21, 2017, 06:16:50 AM »
I was in a Triumph showroom (on business) and saw one up close-a lot of detail on the appearance, not sure how to feel about the pseudo-Amal throttle bodies..

But it is apparently the fastest seller the dealer has. Could our suspenders tell us lies?

I can see the appeal. It looks better than the pictures, and the lack of plastic would really grab an older fella.
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Re: NGC-Triumph Bobber
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2017, 08:19:02 AM »
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Re: NGC-Triumph Bobber
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2017, 09:24:41 AM »
I was impressed seeing it in person also. It's really nicely put together but the tiger is a more useful tool for me.
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Re: NGC-Triumph Bobber
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2017, 09:28:47 AM »
Always loved Triumphs - vintage and modern. 

I have a chance to buy this beauty locally...and delivered to my garage for $500!!!  :smiley: :smiley: :cool:

I rode a '93 in Germany for two years.  These are excellent motors. 3-cylinder, 100HP, liquid-cooled, 6-speed.

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« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2017, 05:00:25 PM »
I have always loved Triumphs - vintage and modern and have owned 3 in my time. :thumb: :cool:

I have a chance to buy this beauty locally...and delivered to my garage for only $500!!!  :smiley: :smiley: :cool:  I rode a '93 in Germany for two years.  These are excellent motors. 3-cylinder, 100HP, liquid-cooled, 6-speed.

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I believe I am going to get it next week!!  More details and photos next week... :1:




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Re: My next two-wheel project (NGC)
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2017, 05:21:06 PM »
A Guzzi friend of mine in Sacto.  had a 900 Triumph triple too in the `90's? and let me ride it 1 time and yes, I really liked it.  :thumb: His had spoke rims and had a very smooth ride.  He also had an old Triumph 750 twin & Guzzi T-3.
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Re: My next two-wheel project (NGC)
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2017, 05:32:28 PM »
Ahem. You can go to hell for stealin' JJ..
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Re: My next two-wheel project (NGC)
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2017, 09:13:51 PM »
That is a great deal but to be fair you do need to split the engine cases to replace the starter sprag clutch on those. Once you do that you'll have many more happy miles with it. Just keep a good battery in it and you'll never have the issue again.  :bike-037:

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Re: My next two-wheel project (NGC)
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2017, 10:16:09 PM »
That is a great deal but to be fair you do need to split the engine cases to replace the starter sprag clutch on those. Once you do that you'll have many more happy miles with it. Just keep a good battery in it and you'll never have the issue again.  :bike-037:
What he said, that's a deep problem.. you could just always park on a hill?
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Re: My next two-wheel project (NGC)
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2017, 10:37:33 PM »
JJ...

Back in 2013, I was at Overland Expo at Mormon Lake south of Flagstaff and a guy drove up on a Green Triumph Trophy...here's a pic.

Almost looks like the twin of the one you're going to buy!!



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Re: NGC-Triumph Bobber
« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2017, 11:55:21 PM »
Always loved Triumphs - vintage and modern. 

I have a chance to buy this beauty locally...and delivered to my garage for $500!!!  :smiley: :smiley: :cool:

I rode a '93 in Germany for two years.  These are excellent motors. 3-cylinder, 100HP, liquid-cooled, 6-speed.

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What a nice bike and what a deal! You'll have to call it the Dukatten-Saver  :wink: :thumb: :bow:
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Re: NGC-Triumph Bobber
« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2017, 12:46:31 AM »
$500.00 makes that the deal of the century! The 1st gen Hinckley triumphs are fantastic machines. It should be a 5 speed. You can get 100 hp with some tuning.
I can't believe you found that for 500 bucks. Post more pictures when you get her home.
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Re: My next two-wheel project (NGC)
« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2017, 12:47:58 AM »
Tom Hull is your best bet for fixing the sprag clutch.
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Re: NGC-Triumph Bobber
« Reply #13 on: April 22, 2017, 01:32:16 AM »
I think the early Hinkley Triumphs had to have an engine strip to replace the starter clutch. I haven't done this job myself but I think this is the case. The archilles heal of the series?
Someone may have come up with an easier fix by now.
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Update, some of the earlier bikes had a removable hatch on the crankcase. Check to see if this is the case, otherwise engine out, upside down and split the cases. Be aware.
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Re: My next two-wheel project (NGC)
« Reply #14 on: April 22, 2017, 07:29:43 AM »
Tom Hull is your best bet for fixing the sprag clutch.

Hi Turin - Yes, that's one option, but Andy B. and I will do it at the legengary Tempe Farkle Labs! :wink: :cool: :1: :thumb:
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Re: My next two-wheel project (NGC)
« Reply #15 on: April 22, 2017, 07:32:09 AM »
That is a great deal but to be fair you do need to split the engine cases to replace the starter sprag clutch on those. Once you do that you'll have many more happy miles with it. Just keep a good battery in it and you'll never have the issue again.  :bike-037:

There is a video on YouTube about this....and after watching it...I decided to purchase it.  Yes, a few hours and maybe $200 in parts....(I'll replace the clutch plates also)...and she will be ready to Rock & Roll!!  :thumb: :cool:
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Re: NGC-Triumph Bobber
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Re: NGC-Triumph Bobber
« Reply #17 on: April 22, 2017, 08:24:05 AM »
 Great bike! I had a 97 Sprint Ex. I have to say I did hate working on it. But I loved riding it.
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« Reply #18 on: April 22, 2017, 08:27:01 AM »
This is the 1993 Triumph Trident 900 that I rode all over Germany and Belgium and the Netherlands for two years (2004-2005), and I can attest they are great sport touring bikes.  :thumb: :cool: :1:






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Re: Triumph Bobber+JJ's Sprint merged threadfest
« Reply #19 on: April 22, 2017, 12:22:57 PM »
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Any as in Andy with the Magni and the TriKing?
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Re: Triumph Bobber+JJ's Sprint merged threadfest
« Reply #20 on: April 22, 2017, 12:48:53 PM »
That my friend is one hell of a deal.  I still believe the Hinckley Triumphs are the best and most over engineered motorcycles Triumph ever produced.  The early ones were plagued with the sprag clutch issue, but the problem was eliminated in the later models.  I had a 99 Thunderbird Sport for a number of years, fast as hell, and a great handling machine.  Probably should have kept it, they are becoming somewhat collectible........ ..








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Re: Triumph Bobber+JJ's Sprint merged threadfest
« Reply #21 on: April 22, 2017, 01:23:42 PM »
Any as in Andy with the Magni and the TriKing?

YES!  The one and only!!  :thumb: :cool: :1:
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Re: Triumph Bobber+JJ's Sprint merged threadfest
« Reply #22 on: April 22, 2017, 02:01:47 PM »
are you going to keep the peashooter mufflers? Trident exhausts in England make some nice mufflers. Just got a set for my D1200.

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Re: Triumph Bobber+JJ's Sprint merged threadfest
« Reply #23 on: April 23, 2017, 07:05:56 AM »
are you going to keep the peashooter mufflers? Trident exhausts in England make some nice mufflers. Just got a set for my D1200.


Maybe...want to see how they sound first....I kinda like the old school look on the modern Triumph! :cool: :thumb:
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Re: Triumph Bobber+JJ's Sprint merged threadfest
« Reply #24 on: April 23, 2017, 07:07:13 AM »
That my friend is one hell of a deal.  I still believe the Hinckley Triumphs are the best and most over engineered motorcycles Triumph ever produced.  The early ones were plagued with the sprag clutch issue, but the problem was eliminated in the later models.  I had a 99 Thunderbird Sport for a number of years, fast as hell, and a great handling machine.  Probably should have kept it, they are becoming somewhat collectible........ ..










The "Bumble-Bee" Thunderbird Sport is one of my favorites!  :thumb:  Now a "cult-classic!"  :cool:
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Re: Triumph Bobber+JJ's Sprint merged threadfest
« Reply #25 on: April 23, 2017, 09:39:36 AM »
I like the looks of the Bobber, but its a very limited use type of bike. I've been a big Triumph fan for a long while now with 5 of my last 7 bikes being Triumphs. The 2016 Griso SE is my first ever Guzzi, and I'm loving this thing. I also had a 2003 Sprint in British racing green and it was a fine running machine. Unfortunately I only had the pleasure of riding it for several months before it was totaled in an accident. $500 on the Sprint is a great buy, even if it needs a little work. Britman, That's a beautiful looking Thunderbird, I've always liked the Bumble bee colors on the Thunderbird Sport. I also just recently sold my older 4th generation 2003 Thunderbird, it was a fun ride and that bike drew a lot of interest from others. I just didn't ride it enough with a couple of other bikes in the garage. Those older Triumph triples were basically bullet proof, with only a couple of easily fixable weaknesses. They're pretty easy to work on too.


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Re: Triumph Bobber+JJ's Sprint merged threadfest
« Reply #26 on: April 23, 2017, 12:13:26 PM »
Zebra,  What's the story on that Kawasaki?
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Re: Triumph Bobber+JJ's Sprint merged threadfest
« Reply #27 on: April 23, 2017, 09:42:02 PM »
Zebra,  What's the story on that Kawasaki?

Its a 76 KZ900, I purchased it in pieces for $500. The owner took it apart and couldn't put it back together, so he put it up for sales on Craigslist. It was my summer project in 2011.

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Re: Triumph Bobber+JJ's Sprint merged threadfest
« Reply #28 on: April 24, 2017, 07:50:01 PM »
The Triumph has landed....Look at the condition of this bike - 44K original miles!

Yes, I will have to do a sprag-clutch, battery, carb-rebuild kit, clutch plates, etc. but clearly the best $500 I ever spent!!














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Re: Triumph Bobber+JJ's Sprint merged threadfest
« Reply #29 on: April 24, 2017, 08:09:34 PM »
Zebra, that bottom green/crème tank Triumph 900 looks like the 1 I rode that impressed me.  :smiley:

 


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