Introduce yourself and your classic bike(s) - with photos!

Checked the plugs and looks like they are fouled a bit. N3Cs. Contemplating going up to N5C.
Don't.

Pending more photos from different angles, while the engine appears to be T140V (splayed inlet ports stud-mounted Amal Mk.1 Concentric carburettors), it isn't a '79 (T140E, parallel inlet ports spigot-mounted Amal Mk.2 carburettors). If you are familiar with Japanese bikes and NGK plugs heat range numbers, Champion go in the opposite direction - 3 is a cold plug for hot engines, 5 is a hotter plug for cooler engines. 3 is correct for a T140V, a 5 will likely hole a piston. Fix the (likely) carburation problem that's fouling the plugs?

'73 Bobber
has a '79 T140V
If you haven't had a Triumph before, in the internet forums a year means the manufacturing year, not the year the bike was first titled. In your bike's case, both engine and frame numbers should have two letters and five numbers, with model code (T140V?) somewhere around:-

. '73 (frame?) should probably has the ID letters and numbers in a line on the left-hand side of the steering head, aligned towards the front downtube, the second of the two letters should be "H".

. Last year of specifically the T140V was '78. Engine ID is likely on two lines on a raised area of the left-hand crankcase just under the block, second of the two letters should be "X".
 
Don't.

Pending more photos from different angles, while the engine appears to be T140V (splayed inlet ports stud-mounted Amal Mk.1 Concentric carburettors), it isn't a '79 (T140E, parallel inlet ports spigot-mounted Amal Mk.2 carburettors). If you are familiar with Japanese bikes and NGK plugs heat range numbers, Champion go in the opposite direction - 3 is a cold plug for hot engines, 5 is a hotter plug for cooler engines. 3 is correct for a T140V, a 5 will likely hole a piston. Fix the (likely) carburation problem that's fouling the plugs?


If you haven't had a Triumph before, in the internet forums a year means the manufacturing year, not the year the bike was first titled. In your bike's case, both engine and frame numbers should have two letters and five numbers, with model code (T140V?) somewhere around:-

. '73 (frame?) should probably has the ID letters and numbers in a line on the left-hand side of the steering head, aligned towards the front downtube, the second of the two letters should be "H".

. Last year of specifically the T140V was '78. Engine ID is likely on two lines on a raised area of the left-hand crankcase just under the block, second of the two letters should be "X".

Thanks Rudie. Will look into possible fueling issues and ordered a new set of N3C plugs. The engine has T140V stamped and it replaced an older engine. The frame has this: TR6ROH....
 
well, its done. picture of The Bomber, its a tribute to the Bomber Command of WW2. The paint is midnight blue, frame work black with a sparkle, battery box and oil tank in leather look powder coat, a custom hand made parts. I made the seat base and a local firm covered it in the style of the Lancs pilots seat, which they have done for the real thing.
Very sharp on both the seat and the tank.
 
Good morning all! Took delivery of my '73 Bobber yesterday ... It has a '79 T140V (engine?)

Checked the plugs and looks like they are fouled a bit. N3Cs. Contemplating going up to N5C.

My other bike is a '78 RD400 and they are such different bikes, but this will smoke the RD.
So it's a '73 chassis with a '79 engine, right?

Bonnie book says thought N5C is correct for '79 and later 750s. I think Rudie is correct on this being earlier, so stay with N3C, and look for what's causing the fouling.

RDs are very cool, I've had 6 of them (4 of the 400s, and 2 of the 350s).
 
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well, its done. picture of The Bomber... The paint is midnight blue...
Nice bike. I had a Kawasaki 125 painted Midnight Blue once, loved that bike...
 
Hi everybody
Good morning all! Took delivery of my '73 Bobber yesterday and it's been interesting to say the least. It has a '79 T140V and hadn't been run or maintained much in years. First thing I did was drain the tank and the gas was a deep yellow, but thankfully the inside of the tank looked real good. Filled with new gas and Berryman fuel treatment and after a few kicks, she started. Rode her for about a mile or so and then the clutch cable broke! Moore's Cycle Center had one in stock and they left it at BA Moto for me to pick up (since Moore's closes at 2). Brought the part home and had to grind down a good amount of the cylinder that goes into clutch lever. Installed and adjusted and all good...but she's backfiring a lot. Checked the plugs and looks like they are fouled a bit. N3Cs. Contemplating going up to N5C. She's a beast. My other bike is a '78 RD400 and they are such different bikes, but this will smoke the RD.

That is a belter!
 
Hi,

Kevin from Hamilton Scotland.
Had my first Triumph a 1972 T120V at age 17.
Followed this with a Daytona T100R then a 1974 T150V which I had for 10yrs.
Had a 25 year break from bikes as I went through that marriage, mortgage and kids stuff.
Now 61 and got back into bikes 5 years ago with 1976 T160 with 1000cc Norman Hyde conversion.
My other bike is a '79 TR7V in a scrambler style.
 

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Great looking bikes TUP TUP
 
Hi, Kevin from Hamilton Scotland.
...
Now 61 and got back into bikes 5 years ago with 1976 T160 with 1000cc Norman Hyde conversion.
My other bike is a '79 TR7V in a scrambler style.
Howdy!

Nice heavy Trident. I had it's original twin in totally stock form.
 
So it's a '73 chassis with a '79 engine, right?

Bonnie book says thought N5C is correct for '79 and later 750s. I think Rudie is correct on this being earlier, so stay with N3C, and look for what's causing the fouling.

RDs are very cool, I've had 6 of them (4 of the 400s, and 2 of the 350s).
Yes, on the the chassis, as far as the engine year, I was told '79 but here is the stamp NX01237. I was going to get another two stroke, but glad I picked this one up instead for some variety.
 
Yes, on the the chassis, as far as the engine year, I was told '79 but here is the stamp NX01237. I was going to get another two stroke, but glad I picked this one up instead for some variety.
NX = October 77 build, so '78 model year. N3 plugs are correct.
 
A few pics of my 76 Bonneville.
 

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Nice bike, i have a 76 t140v just like yours.
 
well, its done. picture of The Bomber, its a tribute to the Bomber Command of WW2. The paint is midnight blue, frame work black with a sparkle, battery box and oil tank in leather look powder coat, a custom hand made parts. I made the seat base and a local firm covered it in the style of the Lancs pilots seat, which they have done for the real thing.
That Bobber is sweeeeeet!
 
hmmm

i also follow the Old Ways

i ride a 72 bonneville i bought some 45 years ago. i was 21, and it was state of the art.

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i've been messing with it ever since. currently it runs 117 in the mile, with no aero aids, and still takes me to work in the morning.

i've got some other stuff too. this 1965 LSR bonneville runs 135 in the mile and a half. its the fastest meriden bonneville that has ever been built, at that speed. working on 140 mph for the fastest naked production framed 650 triumph, ever.

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and other more esoteric things

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plus stuff that doesn't leak oil

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and some projects

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ive got other things too, but these are the ones that i'm currently messing around with.

cheers1
 
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Hi! I'm "Grand"Paul, from Laredo, Texas. I've been riding for about 37 years and I've owned over 130 bikes in that time. By trade, I restore classic & vintage motorcycles; so, you might say I'm "Living My Dream" (although it isn't getting me rich!)

I'm happily married for over 25 years, 4 kids, and 4 grandkids (that's what the "grand" in my username is for). My wyfe, both my sons, and my son-in-law, all ride bikes as well. We also like camping, fishing and skiing (water & snow).

My current collection of over 50 bikes (I lose count) includes 19 Triumphs, 18 of which are pre-1983 Classics, 15 of which are Triumph "Big Twins". I guess you can say that's why I fit in pretty well in the Triumph Classics section...

Of course I do all my own work except painting, powdercoat, chrome and machine work. I've restored dozens of bikes, built several custom bikes, and am currently producing custom monoshock classic Norton Commandos with modern suspension and trick bodywork.

I raced a season and a half in vintage roadracing on a '69 Triumph Bonneville that I built from scratch, finishing 5th out of 20 riders in my rookie year; I also set a class speed record at Bonneville on the same bike!

There's too much to tell, but that gives you an idea about me and my bikes.
Hi I'm Greebo from I.O.W UK.
I have introduced myself before with my Devil's love child a blackT595 Daytona (reg. R666JRG). She has since become very poorly engine made a very loud KERCHING noise shortly after starting and ran like a bag a s*#t after.
Whilst waiting to grow balls big enough to strip the engine down I came across a 25 year old Trophy 900 green low milage mint condition.
I have now purchased a goldy yellow 955i Daytona 4 years younger than my T595. The previous owner a young lad rear ended a lady car driver who pulled up sharply and smashed the front end in breaking fairing forks it has a low milage and sound engine so I will use the beasts front end to rebuild the yellow one currently name Yellow Custard Monster. I will rename her BumbleBeast.
 

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Hi I'm Greebo from I.O.W UK.
... I came across a 25 year old Trophy 900 green low milage mint condition.
I have now purchased a goldy yellow 955i Daytona 4 years younger than my T595...
Welcome.

This section is mainly dedicated to the classic (Coventry & Meriden) Triumphs. Hope you enjoy it and get yourself a nice one!
 
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