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Old 04-04-2014, 03:09 AM   #1
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Where to find info on a 1967 Triumph T100R Daytona? Value?

possibly looking to do some trading on a 1967 Triumph T100R Daytona. bike is completely restored, not a back yard restoration. It's an England import. Trying to get a good idea of it's value. I've not owned a Triumph yet. If somone can point me in the right direction, it would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 04-04-2014, 04:08 AM   #2
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possibly looking to do some trading on a 1967 Triumph T100R Daytona. bike is completely restored, not a back yard restoration. It's an England import. Trying to get a good idea of it's value. I've not owned a Triumph yet. If somone can point me in the right direction, it would be greatly appreciated.

well I have had offers at 10k for my Hutchinson restored 67 Daytona, but no for sale so that is a good place to start

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Old 04-04-2014, 05:34 AM   #3
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Where in Indiana are you? There's a Brit Bike shop in Hobart, Expert Cycle, whose owners have been dealing with them since the early sixties.
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Old 04-04-2014, 07:30 AM   #4
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photos always help.....I'm restoring a 67 TR6 at the moment and discovering that a lot of parts were 66-67 only, so the fact that this bike you speak of is complete is a really good thing. I don't know Indiana prices, but I saw a beautifully restored 66 Bonnie last weekend at the vintage swap meet and the guy wanted $16K
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Old 04-04-2014, 09:38 AM   #5
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1967 was the first year for the Daytona. It was called that, but that name appeared nowhere on the bike-the side cover said "Tiger 100". Even though I have a '67 Daytona, I really couldn't tell you what it's worth-it has been in the family since '81. Here's a magazine cover from '67:

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Old 04-04-2014, 09:54 AM   #6
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Here's mine-my Dad bought it in '81, when it was a sad-looking bike with a spray-can paint job. He rode it for years, and when he got too old to ride, it went in his shed, covered up for years. I pulled it out and restored it a year before he died, so he did get to see it like this. It's a very enjoyable bike to ride-it handles like it's on rails. It makes an exciting sound-you'll turn into one of those throttle-blipping D-bags, just because the sound is so cool. Aside from it's legacy as a race bike, it's not especially fast at all-you really have to wind it out to get any speed out of it.
It's a small bike, by modern standards. If you are big or tall, it won't fit very well. And the brakes? Plan ahead, when stopping.

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Old 04-04-2014, 04:48 PM   #7
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Thanks guys! They are sweet looking bikes. I probably wouldn't keep it long. I have a restored CB750 that he's wanting that I have for sale. I just don't know enough about the Triumph that I'd feel comfortable enough that I could get my asking price for the Honda. Just trying to do some research. It would be nice if it would one of those rare deals where I'd come out better in the end. LOL! Here's a few pics. Not the correct paint scheme but that can be easily fixed.


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Old 04-04-2014, 08:56 PM   #8
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If somone can point me in the right direction, it would be greatly appreciated.
Stick with what you know, when you deal in things you know nothing about then you get burned.

If you think a bike is restored just because someone tells you it is then you are a fool. If you don't know anything about Triumphs then you are not going to learn enough reading opinions on an internet forum in a few days or weeks to be able to do anything right.

You can go to the owner's club website for any marque, ask a question and you will get at least 50% wrong answers, and unless you have studied that marque for years, as in factory manuals, parts books and brochures plus having hands on experience with many bikes over a number of years then you will never know if what anyone is telling you is true or not.

Dealers and racers from the 60s often don't know as much about the bikes as a real enthusiast because they were in it to make money or race period. These days the hobby is riddled with people who are in the hobby for money or to pursue some fashion trend for their ego or some other stupid reason and they outnumber real knowledgeable enthusiasts 9 to 1.

IN summary if you are not passionate about the machinery enough to learn about it on your own the right way then you are not a real enthusiast and you will end up getting screwed, and that might simply be just desserts.....
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Old 04-05-2014, 01:10 AM   #9
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Aside from the paint, it looks fairly correct-but the carbs on a '67 were Monoblocs, not the later Concentrics like this one has. A small detail, but trying to find the correctly numbered set of one regular Monobloc and one "chopped" monobloc might be impossible these days.
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Old 04-05-2014, 05:47 AM   #10
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Aside from the paint, it looks fairly correct-but the carbs on a '67 were Monoblocs, not the later Concentrics like this one has. A small detail, but trying to find the correctly numbered set of one regular Monobloc and one "chopped" monobloc might be impossible these days.
Not sure about that; I recall they changed to Concentrics at some point during the '67 model year. I had a '67 T120R and it had Concentrics, and I bought it from the original owner who (trust me) never did anything to the bike. Maybe the 500's were different.
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Gben,
Wow, I really don't know how to take that response..............I'm speachless...................We aren't talking about a million dollar bike here...............................
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I'd describe that bike as a rebuild rather than a restoration. There are several visible issues, so I would be wondering what's up with the bits we can't see.

Why it's white I can't imagine- the only white bikes that came out of Triumph around that period were the police models (TR6P, T100P etc. etc.)

You could easily spend another $1K to $2K getting this machine to the standard expected of a restoration, and although the work was done in Britain, you should bear in mind there are cowboys there too!

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Old 04-05-2014, 09:25 AM   #13
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Wow, I really don't know how to take that response..............I'm speachless...................We aren't talking about a million dollar bike here...............................

He WAS rather harsh, but he makes good points. If you are buying this as an investment to 'flip', beware. If you were buying it for yourself, I would say it is a very good example of a rare bike, with incorrect details that could be corrected at some later date. As far as being "restored", I wouldn't trust any unknown bike like this until I had been inside the engine myself-too many people think a "restoration" is simply a cosmetic makeover. Who knows if the sludge trap in the crank was ever cleaned out? You certainly wouldn't want to find out when a rod comes through the side of your irreplaceable T100R-stamped crankcase,would you?
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Not sure about that; I recall they changed to Concentrics at some point during the '67 model year. I had a '67 T120R and it had Concentrics, and I bought it from the original owner who (trust me) never did anything to the bike. Maybe the 500's were different.
'67 T100s used monos throughout '67. 650s changed to concentrics halfway through the year. The Monobloc is a much better carburetor, and the change was made only because the concentric was less expensive.
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Old 04-07-2014, 08:30 PM   #15
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He WAS rather harsh, but he makes good points. If you are buying this as an investment to 'flip', beware. If you were buying it for yourself, I would say it is a very good example of a rare bike, with incorrect details that could be corrected at some later date. As far as being "restored", I wouldn't trust any unknown bike like this until I had been inside the engine myself-too many people think a "restoration" is simply a cosmetic makeover. Who knows if the sludge trap in the crank was ever cleaned out? You certainly wouldn't want to find out when a rod comes through the side of your irreplaceable T100R-stamped crankcase,would you?
Some good advice here...
A Britbike is not really good for "investment". A Henderson, a Vincent, an Indian? THAT's a worthy investment. The average used vintage Britbike is only worth so much. Period, and it's only worth so much IF you find that person who wants it. Beware of restored bikes, because they are usually priced way above any actual "value"- which value, BTW is something that is as amorphous as a fart in the wind.... More emotionally driven than market proven.

As for so-called restorations, there is really so much repop crap out there, and a willing wrench who thinks he's an expert on every street corner. If you don't know the person who worked on the bike, or what parts/work went into it, I'd be very wary.

If you really want a Britbike, I'd advise you to get an old one that has been sitting around and is still in original condition- then do the resto or work yourself.
But it sounds like you have little or no emotional investment yourself in the hobby of BritBikes. So.... Why get into a big sack of shit that you are otherwise not prepared for?

If you insist tho, the website

http://www.britbike.com

is probably the best spot for advice, information, and parts.
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