Engine Size (cc):750Warranty:Vehicle does NOT have an existing warrantyFor Sale By:Private Seller
Triumph Trident description
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I purchased this early 1970 triumph model T150T, green and black color combination (only made in 1970) from the original owner about 2 1/2 years ago. I have over $1,400.00 in receipts from an engine rebuild at around 9000 miles. After the rebuild the original owner only put about 150 miles on it and I myself have put about 100 miles on it in the last 2 1/2 years. It has been in dry storage and covered for the life of the bike. The original owner told me that he had replaced the seat, exhaust, instrument cluster/gauges, and the oil tank at around 9,000 miles. The exhaust system and seat were ordered from Europe. The exhaust system is the style that would have been on the earlier 1969 triumph they are called ray guns.
Since I have owned it I had new Dunlop Roadmasters tires put on it (with only 100 miles on them) and a new battery which is a month old. I recently had the carbs cleaned and new gaskets put in it, along with fresh fuel. The gauges were replaced and have 2,222 miles, the bike itself has between 9,000 - 10,000 original miles on it.
The engine sounds really good and is not even broken in from after the rebuild. I have started it three times in the last two weeks and let it run for about 10 minutes each time. It has been a slight pain to get it started because it does need a new throttle cable (The throttle cable is causing the carburetor slides to not return to the original idle speed) and the one carburetor seems to have a sticky float bowl. It will rev high unless you push the slide bar down manually. It does have a very slow oil leak when sitting for a while but seems to be nothing major. I have been told this is common on these bikes. Everything else seems solid, the bike shifts through gears as it should, the brakes stop well and the bike handles great. The original owner had a electronic Boyer ignition put in and he told me the choke cable may be disconnected, if there ever was one on these models.
The high-beam, low beam, running light, brake light, kill switch and horn all work. Both of the gauges, speedometer, and tachometer work. The battery indicator and the red warning light on dash both work.
The bike looks great all around! There are very minimal flaws and scratches on the bike for the year. All of the chrome is in great shape and shines. The back fender has one area with scratches and there is some paint flaking on the chrome emblem of the gas tank on the left side, you can view these in the video and pictures. The handlebars and levers are in excellent shape and the bike has been well preserved and has been stored indoors it's whole life.
This is a early triple trident that has been well preserved and taken care of. This rare find has only had two owners and will need minimal work and fine-tuning to be a beautiful and excellent daily rider.
A nonrefundable deposit of $500 must be made within 24 hours after the auction ends. Remaining balance must be paid within three days of auction ending. If more time is needed, it must be discussed prior to purchase. Motorcycle is being sold in as is condition with no stated or implied warranties of any kind. This bike is in Great condition although it is 46 years old and is considered an antique. I am by no means a mechanic but have stated the description to the best of my knowledge. If you have any questions or would like to speak on the phone please ask or email me your phone number. Thanks!
I can have the bike shipped to your door in Southern California for $225 in an enclosed transport trailer. I can also get other quotes to the West Coast just ask. If you, or a shipper of your choice will be picking up the bike, it must be picked up within three weeks of purchase.
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