Engine/Torque Stays

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Meriden. Hinckley did not start building Bonnevilles until the 2001 model year. A few Bonnevilles were built by a third party under license from John Bloor in the '80's. Thus the Triumph brand was in continuous production from the time the Meriden factory closed until the Hinckley plant started producing bikes.
 

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Meriden. Hinckley did not start building Bonnevilles until the 2001 model year. A few Bonnevilles were built by a third party under license from John Bloor in the '80's. Thus the Triumph brand was in continuous production from the time the Meriden factory closed until the Hinckley plant started producing bikes.
Between Meriden and Hinckley they were made under licence by Les Harris.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Les_Harris_(businessman)

As for the head steadies, my T140 has a substantial head steady that is 1" wide and 1/8th" thick that bolts the front and rear rocker boxes together, and then bolts to a single fixing to the frame above the carbs. I certainly would not run her without it!
 

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Between Meriden and Hinckley they were made under licence by Les Harris.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Les_Harris_(businessman)

As for the head steadies, my T140 has a substantial head steady that is 1" wide and 1/8th" thick that bolts the front and rear rocker boxes together, and then bolts to a single fixing to the frame above the carbs. I certainly would not run her without it!
Your head steady sounds EXACTLY the same as a Harley top engine mount.

See that is what I am thinking too because the dual threaded head bolt stand offs have quite the long thread on top allowing for the bracketing. I had not thought about the flat stock between the rocker boxes though and that is something I will look to add in. I certainly do not want my engine unit in my Rigid vibrating herself to death as she will have enough vibration just being a Rigid as it is. Thanks for the tip and the idea. Extra strengthening on any bike is never a bad idea.

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Thanks, Steve; my feeble brain could not remember Les Harris. :y2:
 

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Your head steady sounds EXACTLY the same as a Harley top engine mount.
If you can zoom in on this picture you can see the head steady, it is an original Triumph fitting, part number 83-3537

 

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Steve, it took me a while but I figured out what's wrong with that photo.
Someone mounted the rear brake lever to the primary chain case. :y13:
 

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Well it just seems common sense if they went from 4 to 1 on the 750's something changed unless they were trying to cut corners. Now was this change under Meridian or under Hinckley?
the 750s were in a different frame some folks may leave them off because they are hard to put on - I used to do them last after all the other mounting were secure hard to line up that way ,now I use a smaller bolt on the bottom mount and don't tighten it all the rest of the mounts are loose also but ready to tighten, then I can rock the engine around and its easier to put them dam midle head bolts in after they are in I put the proper bolt in the bottom with spacers and hand tighten all the mounts including the tork stays the do a final tightening- works for me jim
 
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