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a " gotta ask why" Triton

Discussion in 'Things I've seen on craigslist/Ebay etc.' started by jimbo, Jun 18, 2019.

  1. jimbo

    jimbo VIP MEMBER

    Sep 25, 2004
  2. grandpaul

    grandpaul VIP MEMBER

    Jan 15, 2008
    Reasonable price if it handles decently and runs well.
  3. robs ss

    robs ss VIP MEMBER

    Aug 16, 2016
    I agree Paul.
    But it does look a bit like some of those ladies that have had way too much cosmetic surgery/botox/etc/etc
  4. gortnipper

    gortnipper VIP MEMBER

    Nov 11, 2013
    What's wrong with a 5'3" skinny chick with DDs? ;-)
  5. Time Warp

    Time Warp .......back to the 70's. VIP MEMBER

    Dec 3, 2012
    I'm not sure who would suit that bike the best, Batgirl or Robin.
  6. robs ss

    robs ss VIP MEMBER

    Aug 16, 2016
    Definitely not Emma Peel!
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  7. grandpaul

    grandpaul VIP MEMBER

    Jan 15, 2008
    I think hobot would agree...
  8. o0norton0o

    o0norton0o VIP MEMBER

    Apr 27, 2015
    I hate the look of those "peanut" style fuel tanks. If you're going to make a custom bike, make a tank that fits the space allotted. It would look so much better IMO.

    Boyer timed at 38* advanced,...?? really?? (owner selling due to broken leg from engine kickback)

  9. oldbeezer

    oldbeezer VIP MEMBER

    Nov 2, 2017
    Take a close look. A key ring holding part of the shift lever on, something mounted with a p-clamp mounted to a bracket which is mounted with a p-clamp, some aluminum foil wrapped around the oil pressure line (to protect it?) etc etc etc.
    I think the tank is from a 250/350 BSA.
  10. Fast Eddie

    Fast Eddie VIP MEMBER

    Oct 4, 2013
    Well, to each his own etc.

    But to my eye it’s bloody awful.

    Looks like a ‘one lap wonder’ meaning that if it ever went on the track, it’d be a wonder if it completed one lap before something important fell off...!
  11. dave M

    dave M

    Oct 19, 2005
    The look of this bike is not to my liking, but I’m sure some may find it pleasing, however a Commando frame was never designed for a rigid engine set-up and I feel that the wall thickness and the frame modifications may cause future problems, notwithstanding that the engine has considerably less power and weight than a 750 Norton.
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  12. DevonNorton

    DevonNorton VIP MEMBER

    May 7, 2015
    Hello All
    I've been 'hanging fire' to see what emerged on this thread but have decided to break cover and expose a couple of beauties as seen on ebay.
    The first is this - which I'm fairly sure would not have gone down well at the Velocette Owners Club:


    The engine is from a 1955 MSS 500cc Velocette. I’m willing to bet that several pipe stems would be bitten-through if this picture appeared in the Velocette Owners Club Fishtail magazine.
    This may be a 'Top 20' contender for bad looks but this one would definitely make the podium:

    I really don’t know what happened here! It looks like someone was given a collection of parts leftover from at least three different bikes and was then given the challenge of fitting them together. The wheels look to be Honda, some of the frame could be BSA – but what’s going on with the swinging arm? USD forks, a BSA A7/A10 engine, high-level race can and topped-off by a mirror from a scooter. Well each to their own I guess.

    Hope you enjoy these.
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2019
  13. NPeteN


    Nov 20, 2018
    First bike is in poor taste but very well executed.
    Second bike is...something else... I wonder what the context was for such a build, certainly someone must have said something...
  14. kommando


    May 7, 2005
    Tank on first bike is from a BSA Starfire, steel and either 2.5 or 3.25 Gal capacity.

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