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Re: Part exchange
« Reply #15 on: June 11, 2019, 10:32:01 PM »
6K for that....er..... I wouldn't.

Probably going to soak up another 4K by the time you have overhauled the motor and fixed all the worn out stuff.

My Dad is hte Triumph expert, and he has no love for the 70's and later stuff. The build quality was slumping, and the engines were overstretched. In it's favour, this looks like the final year before the oil in frame abomination came along in 71. Having ridden these things, the brakes were scary. The earlier SLS drums were weedy...but the TLS setup was snatchy as hell and seemed to be either full on ...or not on. I prefered the SLS, as at least it had some feel to it!

The forks probably need a rebuild, as the oil needs regular changing...and never gets it.

Going to need a lot of love...and for the money... I reckon there are better options out there

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« Reply #16 on: June 12, 2019, 12:05:51 AM »
I love a 1960/70's Brit bike and have owned many. I won't hear a word said against them....you go for it Florence 👍👍👍

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« Reply #17 on: June 12, 2019, 07:44:33 AM »
A lot of Triumph scare stories on here? As with any bike (Honda's included), if you buy a poorly maintained sack of shite what you get is an unreliable poor running sack of shite. Most (all) Triumph issues have been resolved over the past 50 years, and spares availability is fantastic. As with any make just make sure it runs spot on before you buy it, unless it's a project for rebuild. The TLS front brake requires very careful setup for which there is a procedure, get it wrong and it snatches badly. Contact MCTID on here he's the Triumph man, he could probably sell you a full bike in parts.

The dealer in question I don't know but I would question what he says. He is also selling a Triumph Tiger 100SS that clearly has a 5TA engine fitted. The only mention of this is "non matching numbers", 65 bike with a 59 to 62 engine? The 650 would have to be running fantastic to be worth 6k as it's a Tiger not a Bonneville, and it's not cosmetically good. Be careful and good luck with the purchase.
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« Reply #19 on: June 12, 2019, 10:37:01 AM »
For that money why not go for something new, you can have one of these for £5500 and comes with a three year warranty.
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« Reply #20 on: June 12, 2019, 10:38:19 AM »
Have you seen the Enfield in the flesh? Horrible.

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« Reply #21 on: June 12, 2019, 11:11:21 AM »
That's a sweeping statement, can you elaborate ?
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« Reply #22 on: June 12, 2019, 11:30:31 AM »
Big fat round bulbous thing. Probably appeals to quite a few due to the price. Not me I'm afraid, the thing is way too ugly.

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« Reply #23 on: June 12, 2019, 12:42:01 PM »
As they say, "beauty is in the eye of the beholder", or "one man's meat is another man's poison" ;), the looks of the Interceptor is right up my street.
 I wonder what florence thinks.
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« Reply #24 on: June 12, 2019, 01:25:50 PM »
I don't have anything against the RE but I think a nearly new low mileage Triumph twin is a better buy... a quality machine, better value for money. Each to his or her own though, life would be boring if we all owned the same bike..

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« Reply #25 on: June 12, 2019, 03:02:03 PM »
I have never owned a triumph so wont pretend to know a lot about them, but put it this way, the Honda sohc bikes and fellow rivals from Japan all but wiped out the British bike industry with their arrival. Classic British bikes, used cost more than equivalent Honda for equivalent age and condition. Theres probably a reason why that happend - my own theory is that as a Sunday toy to nip out to the pub an old brit bikes a fine thing, but to use more often the old CB is going to be better and cheaper. I have the 4x4 equivalent of a triumph, a series 2 landrover from 1960, it replaced a Daihasu fortrack that was a right dog of a machine, much abused in the past, the s2 may be older but had a much easier life - the ideal barn find with low milage and 2 previous keepers. Even so I reacon the Daihatsu had the edge as a reliable every day commuter or workhorse. Depends on what you want from the vehicle. There are definite benefits to Hondas advanced desighn for its day, yet it's a credible classic too. My ultimate workhorse bike would probably be the ntv 650 though, still old enough for classic insurance but can withstand epic neglect and cheap to buy, also a really competent, fun machine. Ideally I would have one of each, including the Triumph but value for money wise I am afraid it loses out to a cb500/4 every time.
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Re: Part exchange
« Reply #26 on: June 12, 2019, 03:37:31 PM »
life would be boring if we all owned the same bike..

Most of us on here do own the same bike



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« Reply #27 on: June 12, 2019, 09:40:35 PM »
Same make... ;)

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« Reply #28 on: June 13, 2019, 10:51:38 AM »
As they say, "beauty is in the eye of the beholder", or "one man's meat is another man's poison" ;), the looks of the Interceptor is right up my street.
 I wonder what florence thinks.

I think they look very good and interesting.  Not for me though, the newest bike I've ever ridden was made in 1978!  I have also heard of some build issues with RE.

I think I will go and look at the overpriced Triumph and then look at others for comparison. 

It is definitely not sensible to buy an old British bike but then having a motorcycle at all is not particularly sensible but great fun.