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Old 10-31-2005, 07:38 AM   #1
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What's wrong with this picture?

Other than the photographer is a hack...

Let's test our old school knowledge. We'll start with an easy one. More details, the better...

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Old 10-31-2005, 08:07 AM   #2
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Electric start???
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Old 10-31-2005, 08:11 AM   #3
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Electric start???
DING! DING! DING! DING! DING! DING! DING! We have a quick one here! Yep, a genuine french electric starter that the owner had installed with his last rebuild on the engine. Sounds like a jet engine starter. Just hold the compression release, push the button, and drop the release lever. Vroom!


It's a good thing.



Now for the next one...
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Old 10-31-2005, 08:13 AM   #4
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I'll give you a himt on this one. This is the first adventure bike. Extra points for the model.

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Old 10-31-2005, 08:17 AM   #5
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I'll give you a himt on this one. This is the first adventure bike. Extra points for the model.

I'll have to exclude myself here. I talked to the owner at length about this bike .


He did make an interesting claim however. He says the front forks are made by Triumph, but designed by Yamaha
Never heard of such a thing before, back then, jap suspension sucked and most folks converted to brit stuff.
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Old 10-31-2005, 08:21 AM   #6
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I'll have to exclude myself here. I talked to the owner at length about this bike .


He did make an interesting claim however. He says the front forks are made by Triumph, but designed by Yamaha
Never heard of such a thing before, back then, jap suspension sucked and most folks converted to brit stuff.
They sure do look like TY forks.
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Old 10-31-2005, 08:32 AM   #7
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They sure do look like TY forks.
the Mick Andrews connection?

But they are are the correct forks for the bike. Four studs in the bottom of the sliders to hold the clamps.
BTW, I had one of these for a little while in the mid-70s, wish I had one again. He was a little pricey in my opinion for what was wrong with the bike.
But then again, I'm a cheap fucker and prefer to buy my bikes in boxes so I can fondle the parts


Oh, BTW lots of extra points if you know both the US market name and the UK market name
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Old 10-31-2005, 10:24 AM   #8
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1st Adventure ride?

Thayt is a Triumph T-5.500 CC motor (one the best Triumph motors built).
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Old 10-31-2005, 11:06 AM   #9
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Thayt is a Triumph T-5.500 CC motor (one the best Triumph motors built).
But what's wrong with it?
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Old 10-31-2005, 11:26 AM   #10
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Exhaust headers. Stock pipes exited right and up.

Taillight is older model. Stock would be bigger and ugly.

No tacho. Where's the tacho?

Front fender should be mounted high.

Looks like (maybe) the brake should be the half-width older kind.


Jeez, now I'm trainspotting old Triumphs.
Oh, in the US it was called a Triumph Trophy Trail. I think.
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Old 10-31-2005, 12:17 PM   #11
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Exhaust headers. Stock pipes exited right and up.

Taillight is older model. Stock would be bigger and ugly.

No tacho. Where's the tacho?

Front fender should be mounted high.

Looks like (maybe) the brake should be the half-width older kind.


Jeez, now I'm trainspotting old Triumphs.
Oh, in the US it was called a Triumph Trophy Trail. I think.

Well, I'll help a bit. It is a TR 5T Adventure - the original Adventure bike. And the problem isn't some small thing either. Think A-50.
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Old 10-31-2005, 02:05 PM   #12
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A-50??

ther frame is a B50 BSA like all the Adventurers, nit the earlier A-50 BSA... What gives.
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Old 10-31-2005, 02:38 PM   #13
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ther frame is a B50 BSA like all the Adventurers, nit the earlier A-50 BSA... What gives.
Front wheel is off an A-50. That brake is the give-away. Of course, a yardstick in the photo would have helped. Also, the muffler/collector box is missing too.
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Old 10-31-2005, 02:39 PM   #14
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Next!

Back to a vinnie...


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Old 10-31-2005, 02:43 PM   #15
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aaaaaaah yer cahbretta's on backwards.....
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