- May 26, 2010
The reason I moved away from t140s simply the vibrationThis is why I think the humble T140 is one of the most underrated classics.
I know they’re not rocket ships, and they’ll suffer if used as such. But they’re a lot lighter than Tridents et al, yet have many refinements missing from 60s Brit classics, electronic ignition, disc brakes, comfortable seat, 5 speed box, 12 volt electrics, etc, etc.
Yes they don’t have electric starters, but if assembled with later lower CR pistons they are a doddle to kick over.
Ridden as a classic bike (ie don’t go above 6k every ride) they’re smooth, reliable and very enjoyable and will easily keep with earlier Hinckley Bonnies, modern Enfields, etc.
They are pretty good apart from that
Oh and the clutch is rubbish