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Old 6th June 2008, 19:17   #1
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Can anyone help me out with the info about the particular model of triumph?

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Still starts in one kick and runs well(most amazing part), all I know about it is that its a 1944 military model.

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Old 6th June 2008, 20:38   #2
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Here are more ( not back pictures just applied a custom color tone )

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A Honda in the back ground
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Advance-retard control
Triumph Bikes-triumph-5.jpg

Hope these help.
I got a video of it idling too.

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'Tri'umph!!!
AFAIK, triumphs have three cylinders.

honda???
is this the JDM variant. It looks weird and small but the engine part gives a more refined look.
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'Tri'umph!!!
AFAIK, triumphs have three cylinders.

honda???
is this the JDM variant. It looks weird and small but the engine part gives a more refined look.
huh?
I've seen only single cylinder and twin cylinder triumphs, many around hyderabad.
Triumph, exactly what it means in English.
Its a 350cc Triumph, the front fork isnt supposed to have shocks, the army guys put those on, the original fork was sourced a little while back.


Thats a self starter, twin cylinder 60's or 70's 125CC honda. tanks and side covers have been dismantled.

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'Tri'umph!!!
AFAIK, triumphs have three cylinders.
Not necessarily. The older ones used to be twins as well.
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Gendarmee this looks like a Triumph 3HW.

Yes there were 3cylinder Triumphs too... goes by the name Trident. And yes there are twins too.
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Gendarmee this looks like a Triumph 3HW.

Yes there were 3cylinder Triumphs too... goes by the name Trident. And yes there are twins too.
Spot on perfect, you are always.
Indeed it is a 3HW, as i found out after running a search.
Its for sale, has papers, asking price is 75K.
Thought I'd do research here rather than ask the seller and give him an upper hand of sorts.
Thanks a lot.
this link proves the front fork theory to be absolutely true.


I've heard about the triumph trident, the is similar to the 2 cylinder type on that, but haven't seen it on road ever, have seen single and double cylinder Truimphs.
But Triumph derived from tri cylinder sounded absurd to me.

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But Triumph derived from tri cylinder sounded absurd to me.
ooops!! sorry.

I think i should refrain myself from posting in these classic threads be it cars or bikes.
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ooops!! sorry.

I think i should refrain myself from posting in these classic threads be it cars or bikes.
Ohh! no no!?!
Keep posting, will help people know what probably you can help them with and you'll get to know more about classic stuff along!

I know little beyond what I'm passionate about, but eager to learn!
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@ gendarmee.It is a 3HW,but missing the original front girder fork and lot of other original parts.Where in Hyderabad ?
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you planning to restore it to original glory? sounds cool. keep us posted
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Atleast it has the original Amal carb you're lucky that nobody nicked it off the bike and nobody replaced it with a Mikarb...

The girder fork swap, in my opinion, was done at the factory or delivery end or even by the military. The reason why i say so is because a friend of mine in Mumbai has got a similar 3HW and it has got the same forks.
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Atleast it has the original Amal carb you're lucky that nobody nicked it off the bike and nobody replaced it with a Mikarb...

The girder fork swap, in my opinion, was done at the factory or delivery end or even by the military. The reason why i say so is because a friend of mine in Mumbai has got a similar 3HW and it has got the same forks.
The girder fork could never be swapped by the factory or the military.The 3HW was a military bike and the front shocks came much later,starting with the Matchless.The Girder Fork on this particular bike is from Ariel.
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The girder fork could never be swapped by the factory or the military.The 3HW was a military bike and the front shocks came much later,starting with the Matchless.The Girder Fork on this particular bike is from Ariel.
Hmm.. interesting. The other bike i was referring to has the same forks and thats also an ex military machine with the colour scheme and is more or less in the same condition.

But i'm no authority on vintage or classics.
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@ Dominator
Yeah, lots of original parts missing. The bike's in proper hyd, B.Hills to be precise.
The old owner says that the fork was swapped by the army guys, when forks with shocks were available, as an upgrade....Seems too be true so far.
A Girder fork has been fabricated in M.S., in fact 5 pieces have been fabricated.
Original Bent pipe & silencer is also available with a guy.

@ Silver_Shadow
I decided against taking this particular bike because of the spares, I love the form factor of this one though. Really like it.

@Sankar
Its not the original carb It's a really really old rajdooth's carb.
Head light, front mud guard ect. are not original too.

Its still up for sale for 75K.
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