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Triumph wanted Or are you looking to advertise something?

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Simply visit Rats Cafe "CLICK HERE". Its free !! AND AGAIN IT'S NOT JUST BIKES

List of Triumph colour codes for Hinckley (Most suitable for meriden as well) CLICK HERE

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WANTED: Either VINTAGE BIKE OR Kawasaki W650 or similar modern kickstart models"



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About me: The basic idea of this site is for all to be able to buy, sell, discuss or swap anything !!! This is obviously just a hobby, but I want to be able to offer the opportunity of advertising anything Triumph wanted, anything for sell, buy or even just to discuss. Regardless of where you live.

For items that are not Triumph, please use the General items forum. This forum is provided to me free, and does have pop ups such as flashing "you have messages" links. There harmless spam added by the owner of the forum page, and not something I can remove.

When you look at sites like E-Bay, there are plenty of people paying for this service, and I am hoping to attract more people like them to this site to advertise and get a good following interested in buying. And lets face it the more that use it the better for all. And unlike E-Bay its free!!

Thruxton 904 Ace Cafe Special or 904S

Commissioned by the Ace Cafe and Stonebridge Motor Company, the 904S is built by Tony Scott. Only 15 will be built and will cost £15,999. For more Limited editions click on links below.


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List of Triumph colour codes for Hinckley (Most suitable for meriden as well) CLICK HERE MORE Triumph Colour codes for Hinckley/ Meriden / Harris CLICK HERE

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What Other Visitors Have Said

Harris Bonny

by Chris Harris

Les Harris

I want to thank everyone for this site as its a tribute to my late fathers work. I appreciate all the comments left on other websites and hope the company can still make all Triumph owners happy. Many thanks Chris Harris

Tribute to Les Harris
by: Churchy

Tribute to Les Harris

From today 17/02/11. It has been 2 years and I hope you and your family are all well.

Your father is still well remembered by many as can be seen here 

I woke one Monday morning to find the 3/8" log chain which secured my '69 T120R to the maple tree in the back yard had been sliced through with bolt cutters. The chain and tree were still there... the bike wasn't. A local constable advised me to "kiss it goodbye", gave me a case number for the insurance claim, and left. Any Bonneville owner knows you can't "go wit' dat". I wandered around the neighborhood for a coupla hours sniffing around until a neighbor told me that a rather colorful character had moved out only two weeks before. He had a habit of working in his shop/garage odd hours, and was observed pushing a safe in there one night, only to truck it out the next night after forcing it open. "Hmmm...", I said. "Sounds suspicious! Any idea where this dude went?" Well, it seems he left at the request of the sheriff for not paying rent, and moved in with a bunch of fellow "club members" three miles away. "Where, exactly?" "I'll show you the house, but you can't stop with me in the car!" After we drove stealthily past the front door with my neighbor pointing his finger out the passenger window, I got him safely home and returned to the house in question. I parked nearby and walked around the block and down the concrete alley behind. As I approached the property, I noticed that, between the alley and large garage, there was a four-foot strip of cinders; and in those cinders, there were very clear imprints of my non-stock and very recognizable tires... one each. With heart pounding, I made my way to the nearest pay phone and called the authorities. Forty-five minutes later, a local yokel showed up picking his teeth. "Did you see your bike?" "No, but I'm sure it's in there!" "We can't go in on that... is that the garage?" "Yeah, but the door wasn't cracked open before. It must be hot in there." "Follow me", he said as he squeezed through the opening. "Good afternoon... this gentleman seems to think his motorcycle is in here." It's difficult to describe, but the look on that guy's face as he dropped the wrench and backed away from what had once been my machine was priceless! There were stolen bikes and bits in every corner. In fourteen hours' time the fuel tank, oil tank, fenders and side cover had been changed, fresh, ugly paint applied, frame numbers obliterated, and engine numbers ground off. I didn't start recognizing all the little 'personal touches' I had left on the bike until I was less than five feet away! They hauled the bloody bastard off to jail and released my beloved to me on the spot. So when you see my bike # MVIN 321XX IND, It's original with matching numbers... just not the numbers from Meriden.
Floyd ('69 T120R)


1976 T140V

Just stumbled across some photos of a Triumph T140 I built over a decade ago. It
was basically a junk yard dog. The rear brake set up was made from six different
bikes. Worked to good! The front was only from two bikes. The big Keihin Carbs
came from a 1981 Suzuki 500 single. Turns out that was when our government
didn't trust us to tune our own bikes, so no needle adjustment, so I had to
adjust it one jet at a time. I got so good, I could balance the bowl in one hand
and change the jets with the other, with out spilling any fuel! I added a 71
front fender latter because I tore it down in January and got it back on the
road in first part of March, of course it rained almost every day that summer!
Very reliable, one kick, only had the new Boyer strand me. Now Vibration, it
could brake eighth inch steal clean through with no trouble. Finally got tired
of making new brackets. Not learning my lesson, I bought another 76 a few years
latter. The only big mod on it, was the front brake, Hyabusa 6 piston caliper,
and 13 inch rotor! Customizing is a disease with no known cure!

I finally got it ! I've waited years to get the Triumph that suits me best, and after years of waiting here it is. It is a matching number 1972 custom Bonneville.The controls are all reversed from modern bikes making it a true golden oldie. The rear fender mount is custom and hand made in order to allow for a lower look yet without making it a hard tail, and the rear fender is off of an old Harley fxr. The front fender is one I found while salvaging(I found it to be very original) . The seat is a universal bobber seat, witch makes the high vibration of an old Bonnie more tolerable


Peggy Sue Got Married

I made those screenshots from Mischief and Indiana Jones. Glad you're using them. Here's one from Peggy Sue got Married, but I didn't make this one---got it elsewhere

Derek Sowton

by Derek Sowton
(Birmingham UK)


As a youngster, 60s / early 70's I regularly visited my cousins house and watch as his dad fettled a motorbike or two. As i grew into a teenager and my interest in motocycles progressed into owning one, i came to realise that the quiet unassuming fixer of bikes was Doug Hele, and that the Factory Loan bike in the garage was non other than the experimental 'Quadrant'
Brendan, Dougs son, rode a Rocket three (that was once a marshalls bike on the Isle of Man) in club and national races and before that a daytona.
Doug had a respect for the japanese bikes i rode, and would often look at them and ponder.. so thats why they have done so and so.
Many years on and i am now the delighted owner of a Hinckley T100, bought to replace my aged xs 650.


Triumph Quadrant (aka "Quadrent")

The so-called Triumph Quadrant (aka "Quadrent") was a "bitsa" designed and built in secret by Doug Hele in 1973. It was a 1,000 cc four-cylinder motorcycle made up from Trident parts (although the camshaft was sourced from outside the factory). Essentially, the fourth cylinder came from grafting on an extra middle crankcase unit; but since the primary chaincase and final drive sprocket could not be relocated, the fourth cylinder protruded on the right hand side of the bike. The top speed was reputedly 125 mph.

Quite why Hele developed this motorcycle is something of a mystery, as the lopsided machine could never have reached production to compete with modern Japanese machines such as the Honda CB750 or the Kawasaki Z1. An inside view is that Hele's efforts in building the Quadrant was a waste of precious resources that (given NVT's precarious status) should have been directed elsewhere, such as getting the 900 cc triple "Thunderbird III" to market sooner.