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Moto Archaeology - In Rust We Trust!

 
hacksaw hacksaw
Enthusiast | Posts: 658 | Joined: 04/07
Posted: 02/22/12
09:42 PM

1958 matching numbers flat tracker Triumph speed Twin with a pre unit 650 bonnie head.

for sale by a collector whom has been selling down his projects.  

P1050840

P1050849

I love it!

P1050844  

 
OldMan70 OldMan70
Enthusiast | Posts: 386 | Joined: 02/11
Posted: 02/24/12
11:16 AM

There you go, Restore that one to race ready again..  
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hacksaw hacksaw
Enthusiast | Posts: 658 | Joined: 04/07
Posted: 02/25/12
12:01 AM

not me. too many projects as it is. i'll be happy just to ride again sometime. i just like the looks of these old motorcycles. matching number preunits are getting harder to find.  

 
OldMan70 OldMan70
Enthusiast | Posts: 386 | Joined: 02/11
Posted: 02/27/12
08:48 AM

19921400Intruder

hacksaw:
the name says it all, Intuder. designed from the very start to cash in on the american cruiser market. and thats fine. its what marketing can all be about. but at least admit it.  

in·trude (n-trd)
v. in·trud·ed, in·trud·ing, in·trudes
v.tr.
1. To put or force in inappropriately, especially without invitation, fitness, or permission: intruded opinion into a factual report.
2. Geology To thrust (molten rock) into preexisting rock.
v.intr.
To come in rudely or inappropriately; enter as an improper or unwanted element:

Hacksaw's Constant Intrusions on my thread.  Mad  

Read more: http://forums.motorcyclistonline.com/default.aspx#ixzz1nb9UjdLf  
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hacksaw hacksaw
Enthusiast | Posts: 658 | Joined: 04/07
Posted: 02/27/12
09:47 AM

come on dj, nobody owns a thread. LOL!
anyways, youre not exactly leading by example here.

you posted your bike on a open discussion board.  and then claim that its being openly discussed is an intrusion?

i have nothing against the Intruder name.  Its the most honest part of the whole bike. all i said was it illustrates how determined the japanese were in  breaking in to the harley dominated cruiser market.  

 
OldMan70 OldMan70
Enthusiast | Posts: 386 | Joined: 02/11
Posted: 02/27/12
10:02 AM

I just tried to show some of the bikes I have owned and you just want to Nit pic and argue about them. Your last Intrusion I brought to your thread, as you can see knowone but me has used it anyway.   Tongue  
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OldMan70 OldMan70
Enthusiast | Posts: 386 | Joined: 02/11
Posted: 02/27/12
10:02 AM

I just tried to show some of the bikes I have owned and you just want to Nit pic and argue about them. Your last Intrusion I brought to your thread, as you can see knowone but me has used it anyway.   Tongue  
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joegresh joegresh
Guru | Posts: 1051 | Joined: 03/09
Posted: 03/01/12
04:09 AM

Plenty of work to keep you busy on that old Turnip.  

 
joegresh joegresh
Guru | Posts: 1051 | Joined: 03/09
Posted: 03/01/12
04:14 AM

What's the big deal with pre-unit vs unit anyway?   Oil-in-frame or not?   Is it just a coolness factor?

Now with a Norton, you got yourself something.  

 
hacksaw hacksaw
Enthusiast | Posts: 658 | Joined: 04/07
Posted: 03/02/12
11:25 PM

no simple answer for the popularity of pre unit triumphs.

certainly there is a coolness factor. but that comes from several places. a fondness to the original Turner design that made Triumph famous, the rigid frame cut-down custom thing, a nostalgic gearhead fondness for individual components , and the old skool look of the motor/tranny is period hep. of course stock survivors are desirable classics.

60's unit Bonneviles are still what the average person goes for. the 1970 intoduction of the OIF models turned off many triumph traditionalists because it was too tall and just didnt have the lines of its predecessor.  part of the issue may have been a backlash against BSA management, who were then responsible for  OIF design of both Triumph and BSA OIF models.  

 
hacksaw hacksaw
Enthusiast | Posts: 658 | Joined: 04/07
Posted: 03/03/12
08:41 PM

1950 C-11  BSA  

BSA1950 C11 250  

 
Triumph3 Triumph3
New User | Posts: 9 | Joined: 08/09
Posted: 03/03/12
10:09 PM

That C11 BSA could not be any cooler.