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    Triton and TriBSA

    The last of my magazine scans for a while. Just a bit of info for those who didn't realize not all cafe racers are based on Hondas.













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    Nice couple of machines. What I remember as cafes. Al they both need are swept backs.
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    Thanks for posting that, was good to read. Not sure about red frames on British bikes though.

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    That BSA frame weights a tonne but it handles really well. A well built Tribsa is fine machine as a road bike and makes a good and competitive period scrambler.

    Seem to remember every special build bike had a red frame in the 80's.

    Swept backs on Norton engine.....
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    I got caught up in the non-Norton colors in 1970. My no-bucks Triton I built back then. I had no money so most everything was traded for.

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    I can never get used to swept-back pipes as they are a real bother if you need to do any work on your engine.

    Except in the rare case that you are going to run a full fairing, they provide zero benefit.
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    but they look so cool!!!
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    I guess it depends who makes the sweptback pipes. In period most sweptback sat quite wide over the engine and would then tuck back at the bottom allowing a degree of access to the engine. Most sweptback pipes made today don't follow those same lines as those made in the 60's not late 70's or 80's wassell products and like. Its a shame that Siamese pipes are not so common. Take a look at Triumph T120 Thruxton Mk3 pipes, these go over the top of the cases allowing access.

    Today it easier and cheaper to make pipes with less bends.
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