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    I finally got a Triumph

    I sold my CB550 and took some of the money and got a 750 Bonneville. I'm going to keep it relatively stock but give it a nice make over. My only problem is that I don't really know to much about British bikes or where to get the stock parts. Any leads on good websites or books would be nice. Here is the only pic this far.

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    what parts does it need?

    looks to me like it has too many parts already

    and the pipes/muffler? things would have to go ASAP

    Cycle Shack pipes for Triumphs are about as ugly as they get
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    british cycle supply.

    don hutchinson cycles in wakefield mass will mail you anything. check the links page hes closely tied to the owners of the site. and a fucking cool, weird dude.

    locally in pa im not sure but when tex gets back he may know.

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    oh yeah, get s decent set of whitworth wrenches, youll need em!



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    Shouldn't be any Whtiworth on a Triumph that age. All SAE.
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    lessons i learned building my first brit bike: get the work shop manual and parts manual, become familiar with british only and british cycle supply. i agree with hacka', lose the pipes, get stock ones (or a set of TT's...they look cooler). get an electronic ignition like a boyer or sparx. when its time for overhauling the motor, get the checkbook out and spend some money, don't do it cheaply. and one of the most important things: find a person locally who can help you. british bikes are full of little things that will confuse and confound even the best mechanics. triumphs like a little TLC, i would consider cuddling it at night if it helps it run

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    park it in your living room or dining room...i heard brit bikes like that.
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    Oh you are axing for it Mr Man. Right now there are only Harleys in my living room but other days have had it full of Triumphs and others too.







    every now and then they go to the dying room too



    Reality....... Triumphs are much less complicated than most all of the cammer Japanese engines

    really they are very simple and quite easy to work on

    I guess there is plenty of info on the net posted but the trouble with that is so much is misinfo and you never know who is posting it

    I've only built one CB750 and can't imagine anyone paying me enough money to do another considering what the lump is worth when done

    yet I know plenty of youngsters do it all the time

    me...... I'd just go buy another 400 dollar CB and hope at the worst it only needed a top end
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    My living room doesn't look like that, it doesn't have an EXIT sign.
    It doesn't have my bike collection in it either.


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