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teazer

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Slimline. Some prefer a wideline, but they supposedly all handle just as well. They are not light, but they do look the dogs bollocks.

Can't wait to see it making progress.
 

Rat_ranger

Coast to Coast
Oh yeah, people get down right upset over what is "period correct" on a triton. I was looking around to see if I could find a pattern for unit motor plates and read a couple threads. According to forums it MUST be a wideline, with pre unit motor, 2LS brake(not a suzuki 4ls), roadholder forks etc. Even mention of USD forks sent some people into mouth foaming posts. I'm almost tempted to use my single sided fork just to get someone to have a stroke when they see it.
 

J-Rod10

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Oh yeah, people get down right upset over what is "period correct" on a triton. I was looking around to see if I could find a pattern for unit motor plates and read a couple threads. According to forums it MUST be a wideline, with pre unit motor, 2LS brake(not a suzuki 4ls), roadholder forks etc. Even mention of USD forks sent some people into mouth foaming posts. I'm almost tempted to use my single sided fork just to get someone to have a stroke when they see it.
They'll downright hate the Triton I'm planning on.

New, aftermarket, frame, late model Triumph engine complete with EFI, USD forks, and a sprinkle of Ducati with the swingarm.

I want something I can daily if I want.

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teazer

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Oh yeah, people get down right upset over what is "period correct" on a triton. I was looking around to see if I could find a pattern for unit motor plates and read a couple threads. According to forums it MUST be a wideline, with pre unit motor, 2LS brake(not a suzuki 4ls), roadholder forks etc. Even mention of USD forks sent some people into mouth foaming posts. I'm almost tempted to use my single sided fork just to get someone to have a stroke when they see it.
Well I can't say that they are wrong. That was the ultimate back in the sixties and it's hard to drop the dream. But that would be like dating an Actress you saw and lusted after in 1961, and having to live with the fact that she is now sixty years older and no longer young.

Every time I tried to build a Triton I start with the classic combo in my mind and then change to a T140E motor with parallel inlets and then I move the motor forward and shorten the frame and add a much longer swingarm and decent forks and brakes and that takes me back to the combo I drew up in the late sixties and I realize that any Ducati twin is probably a better implementation of the same twin cylinder idea, so I drift off to other projects.

Forget about Roadholders and widelines and 2LS brakes for riding on the street. They were fine back in the day but not so suitable for modern traffic even if you live somewhere quiet and scenic. Build whatever you want and ride it and smile.
 

Rat_ranger

Coast to Coast
That's my intent. It'll be a "restomod bitsa" build. Probably more modern forks, better shocks, maybe a braced swingarm, most likely 18" wheels, and not a full crouch seating position.
 

CarbsAndCylinders

Careful With That Axe Eugene
That's my intent. It'll be a "restomod bitsa" build. Probably more modern forks, better shocks, maybe a braced swingarm, most likely 18" wheels, and not a full crouch seating position.
From what I understand, Tritons were put together by different shops and by individual owners, so I would think that lots did not follow the formula exactly. I have only ever seen one in person it looked very cool to me but I don't know if it would have pleased the purists.
 

teazer

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Yeah. I think some of the hardcore period correct people forget that things like a triton were mix n match.
That pretty much sums it up. The first Triton I saw was a red framed T120 motor with alloy sprint tank, sweptbacks and all the other tasty bits, and he and a buddy on an SS Norton ( no idea which capacity) came past us as we were headed to high school. Instantly fell in love/lust with that red framed devil. Some Tritons were spectacular, and others were a hot mess.

Dave Degens made them famous by winning a race on one he built and that really helped his Dresda Autos business. That one was built for endurance rather than speed. They just looked and sounded so good.
 

J-Rod10

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Figured I'd give one of these a try.

See if it's better than a Galaxy Bud in one ear.
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Rat_ranger

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Found a couple things at the swap meet today. A pair of amal 930 carbs, and cbr600 f4i forks with brakes. Got some funny looks having forks strapped to the backseat.
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ridesolo

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Found a couple things at the swap meet today. A pair of amal 930 carbs, and cbr600 f4i forks with brakes. Got some funny looks having forks strapped to the backseat.
Who cares about funny looks? Great find.
 

Rat_ranger

Coast to Coast
I wasn't worried about the looks, it was probably a good thing I rode the bike to the swap meet or I would have bought more stuff. But the forks and carbs are things I'll need and only cost me $100.
 

3DogNate

"You Meet the Nicest People on a Honda"
I managed to pull the trigger on a new Harley Pan America special. I traded the 2017 Road Glide Special in on it. Ride home was fantastic despite the 25mph headwind. Weather needs to clear up so I can get my break in miles.

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(The green bike in the background is the one I traded)
 

Jimbonaut

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Right on, I've read great things about that new Harley - pretty sure that grin's gonna be plastered all over your face for a while
 

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