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Discussion in 'Triton' started by Morgy, Oct 14, 2019.

  1. Morgy

    Morgy

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    Oct 14, 2019
    Hi All

    New guy here saying hello..

    Always love the Norton Marque but have always been more into my 80's Jap bikes.. Please excuse me.. o_O Currently building a RD350lc hybrid and have decided to finally dip my toe into the UK bike scene. As I love my hybrids it's only natural to be drawn to the Triton's..

    Looking around for a nice project there seems to be a huge Range in prices on bikes..
    I know it's a crazy question and depends on the Spec but what would is a sensible price for a Tatty wideline pre engine project.

    Thanks
    Mark
     
  2. jan nelder

    jan nelder

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    Feb 18, 2018
    suggest getting a ride on a vertical twin to assess vibration levels.....!
     
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  3. Matt Spencer

    Matt Spencer

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    Jul 25, 2010
    You could bild a L C Nor . [ Elsinor ? )

    Er , TATTY .

    Bent frame forks & swing arm , bent rings , bearings loose in hubs , lucky to get 20 Quid at the scrap metal .

    a very carefull check over neccesarry . If a inebrite, a crate of ale or two .

    Can do a ' build from new ' components , if youre loaded .
     
  4. Fast Eddie

    Fast Eddie VIP MEMBER

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    That’s actually a good idea...

    ... IF the plan is to take a perfectly good Elsie... and then spoil the handling and add some extra weight ;)
     
  5. grandpaul

    grandpaul VIP MEMBER

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    A "slightly tatty" running WL/Pre-Unit Triton (with title, sometimes difficult to obtain) MIGHT start in the $5K range.

    ...but then again, how long is a piece of string?
     
  6. cjandme

    cjandme

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    Holy Crap Grandpaul.......I can remember my late Pops saying that very line, takes me back. Anyhow, Morgy, there is a featherbed project bike on ebay right now for 5k-ish, unless the bidding has taken it higher. saw it yesterday. edit: Oops, since I brought it up I checked and it's gone sorry Morgy I didn't put a watch on it so I can't say what it sold for
     
  7. Matt Spencer

    Matt Spencer

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    Jul 25, 2010
    " IF the plan is to take a perfectly good Elsie.. "

    I didnt realise there was such a thing ! .

    Have you seen one ? .
     

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