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 Post subject: Re: Triumph T150 Trident
PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:39 am 
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....or remove one ht lead
drill a 1/2" hole in the engine case to let the oil out
loosen the battery connections
soak yer jeans in oil & piss
full retro :old:


All true lOl , but bro s 160 was not what you’d call standard factory. Only slight oil came from lower front pushrod tube and clutch cable above cases (they all do that!). Even amongst a gang of jap 750/900 four riders he hung around with it was somewhat revered as a ‘fast bike’. The Hyde clutch meant on gear changes the revs didn’t drop....the bike just jumped forward. But yes it was a lot of work to keep it on song in spite of Rita! 35mpg and a need for 5 star leaded or additives (oversized valves, angles, and domed pistons were burn critical) in later years didn’t make it very economic either! :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: Triumph T150 Trident
PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2020 6:57 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Triumph T150 Trident
PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:41 am 
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Thought we were talking 70s ‘classics’? SR500! lOl


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 Post subject: Re: Triumph T150 Trident
PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:21 am 
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edd wrote:
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Thought we were talking 70s ‘classics’? SR500! lOl


IIRC it was a for sale add

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 Post subject: Re: Triumph T150 Trident
PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:51 am 
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edd wrote:
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Thought we were talking 70s ‘classics’? SR500! lOl

or 90s or 00s and ccm r30 ( must dig it out of the garage some time and see if it still goes )

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 Post subject: Re: Triumph T150 Trident
PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:53 am 
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gusm2 wrote:
edd wrote:
barney wrote:


Thought we were talking 70s ‘classics’? SR500! lOl


IIRC it was a for sale add

:yt: but you know how things kinda change, slip into another topic on here lOl

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 Post subject: Re: Triumph T150 Trident
PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:05 am 
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Andy - I was surprised when Maz said you had a Street Triple as it fits me perfectly and you're a wee bit taller than me :D The Speed makes far more sense.

I had a sit on it yesterday and can get both balls of my feet down or flat footed on one side. It’s so light I can get away with it. I’ve just paid a kings ransom for my 2020 street with all the toys so it’ll be a couple of years.

I was a bit disappointed with the 890 dash - it doesn’t even have the same info as the dash on the 390. I like lots of info. No idea why, just do. :D

Everything I hear about the 890 is good and the write ups are good too. Sounds like it’s a brilliant bike.

Servicing costs will be the decider for me. I didn’t do a deep dive on the street and it has a big service at year 2 or 3 that is over a grand which is a bit cheeky. Must be taking a leaf out of the Buell book of maintainance :rotfl:

Anyhoo...health to enjoy :yup:

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 Post subject: Re: Triumph T150 Trident
PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2020 11:20 am 
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I love the KTM 890. If my Nuda, (built by KTM) wasn't such a similar bike, I'd have one in a Shot 8-) . Anyway, the sun's out, so I'm off on the Velo, looking for badly ridden Sportbikes in Wales! lOl lOl

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 Post subject: Re: Triumph T150 Trident
PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:30 pm 
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If you get the 890 Adam, keep me in mind for the Nuda :D

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 Post subject: Re: Triumph T150 Trident
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Adam wrote:
I love the KTM 890. If my Nuda, (built by KTM) wasn't such a similar bike, I'd have one in a Shot 8-) .

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If you get the 890 Adam, keep me in mind for the Nuda :D

now there's a plan :idea:

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 Post subject: Re: Triumph T150 Trident
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Sorry, the Nuda is a keeper. It's the most fun bike I have. Ironically, my X1 is the slowest and worst handling modern bike I own, but it's the one I'm in love with lOl If I had to sell my bikes, the Buells would be last to go.

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 Post subject: Re: Triumph T150 Trident
PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:09 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Triumph T150 Trident
PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:59 am 
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Adam wrote:
Sorry, the Nuda is a keeper. It's the most fun bike I have. Ironically, my X1 is the slowest and worst handling modern bike I own, but it's the one I'm in love with lOl If I had to sell my bikes, the Buells would be last to go.

Completely illogical, but that's why we're still here.

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 Post subject: Re: Triumph T150 Trident
PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:50 am 
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This thread has moved a bit from my original T150 for sale I looked and thought there is a lot of interest in it and found most of the posts had absolutely nothing to do with the for sale.

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 Post subject: Re: Triumph T150 Trident
PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:18 am 
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Thats forums for you mate, of late I've found you get lots of people basically taking the piss out of what your selling all of who have no intention of buying it anyway putting anyone off who might be interested.

For what its worth that looks a very nice bike and it doesn't sound that unreasonable, good look to your mate, I hope he gets what he wants for it.

Andy


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