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British Bikes / Re: ajs 33/10 trophy
« on: August 01, 2008, 04:54:46 PM »
Nice bike.
Gearbox you may get from George Yeomans or Hawkshaw, if not, stick a Triumph pre-unit box in and make up a tin primary (which it had originally anyway).
You've got all the tricky bits really.
If it was mine I'd use and adapt bits to get it running and enjoy it, rather than go for originality.
Pre-war bitzas are the new craze, it seems, and a good thing too.
Much more interesting than someone boring us silly with tales of how their 1987 Yamakondazumi 125 is the new "classic to have".... :D

British Bikes / Re: Newcomer
« on: July 22, 2008, 09:42:54 PM »
Shouldn't be that bad.
The principles are all the same even if the details may differ.
Worth bearing in mind the Velo (nice bike BTW) comes from an age when people expected to have to work on thier bikes, unlike the latest offering from Hondamamuki where step 1 is plug in the diagnostics, and step 2, open wallet wide.
Take it easy and I'm sure you'll be OK.

British Bikes / Re: voltage drop
« on: July 17, 2008, 10:01:13 PM »
You don't have a "leak" but you do have a load.
As the poster above says, most likely the coil (when the points are closed, that is)

British Bikes / Re: triumphs
« on: May 01, 2008, 11:20:58 PM »
Beesa, I think you really need to get a manual. Your questions would be answerable instantly if you had the info in front of you.

British Bikes / Re: triumphs
« on: April 27, 2008, 05:12:18 PM »
[is there an identification number/letter series eg TR something

There should be (never seen one that hasn't) a prefix to the engine number to identify the model.
If you did have TR as a prefix, you've got a TR5A/C Trophy, on of the rarest Triumphs ever, and potentially worth big money. A one-year-only 1961  bike, and the first ever Triumph unit competition bike as ridden by Triumph works riders.
Production numbers seem to vary between 300-691 depending on who says it.
Does it have the "distributor" engine still?

British Bikes / Re: triumphs
« on: April 25, 2008, 07:03:38 PM »
Date sounds right (mine was GG- a June 72)
This was OIF, and I find Haynes to be adequate all-rounders, but I'm sure the factory manual (or even the Kim White CD) would be better.
Spares are probably the most available of any classic (beats Jap-crap by a mile), and for spares suppliers you need to Google it.
IME spares suppliers ship world-wide now, but there may be someone close to you.

British Bikes / Re: triumphs
« on: April 25, 2008, 02:59:07 AM »
1971, Haynes do one. Handle very well, but ugly as sin.
Loved in the US, laughed at in the UK.
Most reliable Trumpet I ever owned.........

British Bikes / Re: triumphs
« on: April 21, 2008, 08:02:11 PM »
Those identifications sound right.
Both good bikes, and spares are readily available, as are manuals.
If you can do basic mechanics, neither should really be a problem (local mods and years of abuse aside) to renovate.

British Bikes / Re: Help to sell classic motorbike.
« on: April 18, 2008, 06:45:44 PM »
I echo the above.
If you sell it for under £4000 quid you've been fleeced.
Providing it IS as good as it looks, of course.
RealClassic mag allows you to advertise for free, and they put those ads online too.
Google search should find them.
Best of luck...

British Bikes / Re: Petrol tank sealant
« on: June 01, 2008, 07:09:35 PM »
Sealant's a last resort for me; I wouldn't do it for surface rust.
What's wrong with a handful of nuts, half a gallon of paraffin and arm-ache?

British Bikes / Re: What are they worth??
« on: May 22, 2008, 04:15:53 PM »
Depends where in the world you are.
In the UK the BSA would be £2500-£3000 in good useable condition, and the Nortie slightly less.
Google the bikes to see if any have been sold in your locale recently.
Don't believe any visiting valuer/dealer who gives it the old "no call for those things anymore" spiel; they're both nice bikes and well worth owning.

British Bikes / Re: New Triumph owner needs help !
« on: May 03, 2008, 05:27:33 PM »
Glad I found you guys! I am the proud new owner of a Triumph 1955 T110 and I have a lot to learn. Last Bike I owned was a  Suzuki in 1983. I am however not unfamiliar with British engineering, I own a 1965 Jaguar E type. I have ordered some repair manuals from ebay, along with some Whitworth tools, but have a few dumb questions that cant wait to be answered. 1) The bike runs great, but there is no battery, just wires hanging,  lights work only at high revs, is this a 6 volt system ?

Yes, and probably a mag too.

 What kind of Battery do I need. I know that it would be easy to fry something if I don't know what I'm doing.

The largest 6V one you can fit in the space.

 Is there an explanation of the wiring / magneto online somewhere ?

Likely, but a manual is better

 (2) Second dumb question, did this bike have a side stand, if so where can I find a replacement

Should have a lug on the bottom frame tube, if it did. Google "Triumph" and should bring up many suppliers in the US(?) Same for the parts below.

 (3)I need to find the "Triumph" script for the gas tank. (4) Is anyone reproducing the nacelle, I have only a chrome headlight with no speedometer or switches.

British Bikes / Re: What is a classic motorcyle
« on: May 01, 2008, 07:33:01 AM »
Funnily enough, they do. And MZs, CZs, late model Jappas of all sorts, and other assorted gray porridge... ;D

British Bikes / Re: People in Photos
« on: April 02, 2008, 06:48:04 PM »
Bloke on the left in the second pic could pass for Mr Chumley-Warner.

British Bikes / Re: t100s rebore
« on: April 02, 2008, 06:45:19 PM »
If the smoke clears quickly, there's probably no problem.
As long as it starts and runs, IIAB, they say ;)

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