A lot of decisions really depend on what your vision is for your finished product, how fussy you are, how much you can do yourself, and how much hard cash you’re prepared to spend.
But I’d caveat the above by also adding that we all ALWAYS under estimate the work, time and money it’s gonna take!
You gotta be honest with yourself though, no matter what BS folk try and feed you, the ain’t no such thing as a cheap way to build a nice Triton.
If you want a really good end result, and are prepared to spend, you could do a lot worse than speak to Mr Triton himself, Dave Degens, he still does new frames, engine plates, forks, pipes tanks, seats, etc and usually has a few used engines and gearboxes to sell.
It’s and old cliche, but he really has forgotten more about Tritons than the rest of us will ever know!
Dresda Triton vintage race bike. 650cc, pre unit, slimline frame:
Degens much prefers the strength of the unit engine, but, as some have said, they can look too small for the frame. This one doesn’t cos it was a new frame built for a unit motor. Which was 840cc and indecently quick: