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  • 1962 Triumph T100SS1962 Triumph T100SS (1962)
    First of all, the bad .  While this little bike starts, runs, shifts, stops, and doesn't smoke, the top end leaks considerable oil.  The leaking appears to be almost exclusively around the pushrod tubes.  The headlight, tail light, and brake light all work.  That being said, this little bike is one I recently found and bought with the intention of restoring it because it is so unusual.  However, I subsequently ran across another project that interests me more and this bike is no longer a priority.  So, the bike has to go.  The bike is what I would call a survivor.  Original paint, with 54 years of patina.  The inside of the tank is incredibly clean, but the tank has been dented and repaired on the left side near the front and on the right side near the bottom at the rear of the tank.  The repaired areas are clearly visible because they have been painted with a non-matching blue paint.  This just adds more character to the bike.  The pictures speak for themselves.  The bike has too many scars, scabs, scrapes, and bruises to try and list them, but the bike is not a rusty wreck.  I think it has lots of charm.  You certainly won't run into another original Triumph like it any time soon. It is probably the easiest Triumph to start I have ever owned.  After cleaning the carb, installing a new needle valve, and putting in some new spark plugs, the bike started right up.  The seat foam was completely deteriorated so I purchased and installed new seat foam.  I did not install a new sat cover because I now think the bike deserves to remain an unrestored survivor.  The old seat cover is not is leather, and it ads character to this cute little bike.  One of the features that attracted me to this bike is its distributor.  The distributor is located behind the right cylinder and looks super cool.  Just like an old car distributor, it has one set of ignition points, a rotor, and a distributor cap.  It also just has one coil instead of two like other Triumph twins.  Another interesting feature on this bike is the timing cover.  At the end of the exhaust cam where the ignition points are located on typical Triumph twins, this bike has a tachometer drive.  Unfortunately, neither the speedo nor the tach works.  The tach cable spins when the motor is running and the needle on the tach jumps back and forth a little, but the gauges need rebuilt.  Both gauges are Smiths Chronometric units and are the correct type units for Triumphs of this era.  The bike comes with a clear Florida title.  It is an open title, signed by the previous owner.  I have not had time to get the bike road worthy and have not, therefore, registered it and transferred the title to my name.  Engine is # T100SS H28401.  Frame # is H28401.  Oh yes, I nearly forgot to mention that the head has one broken fin...the top fin on the left side of the head is broken off.  It is clearly visible in the close-up photo of the left side of the motor.  If you don't know the one fin is broken you may not notice it.
    2016-06-20 04:56:44
    Newberry, Florida, United States

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Triumph Reveals Thruxton Ace Café Special Edition for US Market – Video

Mon, 13 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0700

This past weekend at the Barber Vintage Festival, Triumph took the wraps off a special edition Thruxton that was created with the famed Ace Café London. Harkening back to one of the lynchpins of the British café racer movement of the 1960s, the Thruxton Ace Café Special Edition molds the profile of the classic Triumph racer of the era to the thoroughly modern Thruxton. The Triumph Thruxton Ace Café Special Edition at the Barber Vintage Festival.

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Thu, 09 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0700

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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

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Bonhams Auctioning “Blur” Guitarist’s Motorcycles For Charity

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Graham Coxon, British musician and lead guitarist for Blur, auctioning off seven of his personal motorcycles with proceeds benefitting NSPCC, the UK’s leading children’s charity. See the full press release from Bonhams below. The motorcycles will be sold as part of Bonhams Autumn Stafford Sale, an annual event taking place at the Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show, held on 19th October 2014.

Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride Breaks Fundraising Goal of One Million Dollars

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

The global fundraising event is more than just people riding around in nice clothing, it serves a cause, too. Read the full press release below. Triumph Motorcycles Ltd.

Dainese Announces 2014 North American Made To Measure Tour Dates

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

In the market for a custom-fitted Dainese suit? This is your chance to get your measurements taken. Don’t miss out.

Shoei Announces 2015 Helmet Graphics

Wed, 10 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

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Third Annual ‘The MEET’ at ACM

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0700

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NHTSA Launches Recall Look-up by VIN Tool

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0700

The U.S. Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have launched a new free online tool that should make it easier for consumers to inspect their vehicles’ safety recall histories. The new search tool, available at, allows people to look for recall campaigns by entering Vehicle Identification Numbers.

“The Meet” Vintage Motorcycle Show This Saturday

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0700

The stage is set for ”The Meet at ACM” motorcycle show this weekend in Tacoma, WA. While festivities will begin on Friday evening, America’s Car Museum (ACM) will host the third annual Vintage Motorcycle Festival on Saturday from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Organizers expect 450 vintage motorcycles and scooters from all over the nation to attend.