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Ugliest t150v ever? #698731 06/16/17 10:04 pm
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So.. I've got this trident someone went way out of the way to make it a Harley ..I have it on San Diego craigslist. It was well done but horribly ugly ..dual headlights roadking bars and switches sporty tank.. ace of spades.. lol... here's my question.... just start tearing it apart if it's ugly? Something about an ass for every seat?

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Re: Ugliest t150v ever? [Re: larrymondelo] #698737 06/16/17 10:43 pm
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Part it out. The Trident motor is worth something to the Triumph guys, and the chopper stuff will always go for something to the chopper dudes, especially if it's perceived as "old skool" stuff ....

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Re: Ugliest t150v ever? [Re: larrymondelo] #698739 06/16/17 10:49 pm
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I was expecting something way worse than that. more like something that could be called an abomination. But, horribly ugly ? I would definitely ditch the dual headlights and the Sportster tank (which actually doesn't look too bad on there) for a stock T150 tank and Lucas headlight. Put the wide Bonneville type bars back on and call it good. Really, aside from the dual headlights, I think it looks pretty cool and I like it a lot.

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Re: Ugliest t150v ever? [Re: Jon W. Whitley] #698777 06/17/17 6:30 am
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I agree with John, this bike can be turned into something nice with not much effort.


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Re: Ugliest t150v ever? [Re: larrymondelo] #698779 06/17/17 6:52 am
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Box or two of factory Triumph parts will have it looking just perfect.

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Re: Ugliest t150v ever? [Re: larrymondelo] #698780 06/17/17 6:55 am
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That Jardine exhaust system will likely fetch some serious money. They sound awesome and make dyno tuned power.
Cheers,
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Re: Ugliest t150v ever? [Re: R Moulding] #698781 06/17/17 8:16 am
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Yep. Put the stock tank, lights, mudguards and instruments back on and you've got a good 'un

Re: Ugliest t150v ever? [Re: larrymondelo] #698791 06/17/17 12:10 pm
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The old headlight and tank are thrown into the sale, it says.

Hope it's not one of those notorious Trident mechanical disasters.


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Re: Ugliest t150v ever? [Re: triton thrasher] #698804 06/17/17 2:12 pm
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With "thousands" spent at RPM (and it certainly couldn't be on cosmetics) I'd guess it may be pretty decent mechanically... or was at one point, anyway. Though we don't know if it even runs now. Looks like it could be returned from the Darkside.

Re: Ugliest t150v ever? [Re: larrymondelo] #698806 06/17/17 2:44 pm
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The original headlight and tank is a big step in the right direction, A couple mudguards wouldn't be too dear, bars are cheap. You'd have a somewhat stock looking bike.


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Re: Ugliest t150v ever? [Re: HawaiianTiger] #698807 06/17/17 2:46 pm
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Originally Posted by HawaiianTiger
That Jardine exhaust system will likely fetch some serious money. They sound awesome and make dyno tuned power.
Cheers,
Bill


I'd definitely keep the pipe, I have a Hooker 3/1 on mine and after about 4500rpm it starts to howl.


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Re: Ugliest t150v ever? [Re: larrymondelo] #698811 06/17/17 3:16 pm
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If that was cheap in the uk I'd snap it up- especially if the original tinware is there

Or given the current "cafe" scene, get a nice shiny Ali tank, mudguards and NH bars

The forks need a late triumph mudguard bracket that acts as a brace

Re: Ugliest t150v ever? [Re: larrymondelo] #698814 06/17/17 3:25 pm
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One thing for sure, if RPM built/tuned the engine, and it hasn't been thrashed/abused too much, it's not a bad deal. The cycle itself is basically unmolested.


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Re: Ugliest t150v ever? [Re: larrymondelo] #698818 06/17/17 4:19 pm
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Nothing wrong with that, a cool bike. I have a T150 mutt bobber so I'm kind of biased!!!

Re: Ugliest t150v ever? [Re: Jon W. Whitley] #698827 06/17/17 5:59 pm
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Thanks for the link.. pm sent jon

Re: Ugliest t150v ever? [Re: larrymondelo] #698836 06/17/17 8:17 pm
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Lets talk ugly............

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Re: Ugliest t150v ever? [Re: Jon W. Whitley] #698853 06/18/17 12:16 am
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Guys,

I have been lusting after a Trident for a few years now and when I saw this bike, I knew I had to have it !! I love bone stock bikes and customs just about equally and this bike is right in there. So, I sent larrymondello a PM indicating my desire to buy it and we'll go from here. If it does become mine, rest assured it will re-acquire most of its stock parts but will still maintain a semi custom flair as in keeping it low and custom paint.


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Re: Ugliest t150v ever? [Re: bodine031] #698854 06/18/17 12:20 am
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Originally Posted by bodine031
Nothing wrong with that, a cool bike. I have a T150 mutt bobber so I'm kind of biased!!!



shoot, buy it and ride the [***] out of it. looks like it would be fun to run.

life is too short to take things seriously. seriously.

and $2500 is a fucking steal. buy it and make it into whatever you want, and put you extra money in the bank.

i'd pay serious money for the pipes, if the owner would part with them.


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Re: Ugliest t150v ever? [Re: Jon W. Whitley] #698863 06/18/17 1:07 am
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Originally Posted by Jon W. Whitley
Guys,

I have been lusting after a Trident for a few years now and when I saw this bike, I knew I had to have it !! I love bone stock bikes and customs just about equally and this bike is right in there. So, I sent larrymondello a PM indicating my desire to buy it and we'll go from here. If it does become mine, rest assured it will re-acquire most of its stock parts but will still maintain a semi custom flair as in keeping it low and custom paint.


Good move Jon, hope you get it! I considered contacting Larry myself. I've bought a few parts from him over the years.
Larry's a good guy, not at all like that sketchy Eddie Haskell.


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Re: Ugliest t150v ever? [Re: Jon W. Whitley] #698880 06/18/17 6:39 am
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Originally Posted by Jon W. Whitley
I have been lusting after a Trident for a few years now and when I saw this bike, I knew I had to have it !

T150s are great bikes, and that's a good price even if it is fugly. You should have plenty of riding time left this year before it gets too cold, and it only takes a week or so to ship a bike across the US.

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$2500 for a triple is a steal indeed, I wish I could buy another triple for such a small amount of money, I lately had a chance o buy one that looked much worse than the one shown here, but the asking price was 4500 Euro, It needed almost everything done, so I passed.


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Re: Ugliest t150v ever? [Re: larrymondelo] #698898 06/18/17 12:06 pm
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Buy it and stick a hurricane seat tank unit on it

Re: Ugliest t150v ever? [Re: larrymondelo] #699070 06/19/17 10:05 pm
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Good luck, Jon. Let us know how it goes. I see a very good buy and with little effort could swap it around several different ways.

Cheers

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Re: Ugliest t150v ever? [Re: D.Bachtel] #699198 06/20/17 11:17 pm
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Originally Posted by D.Bachtel
[quote=Jon W. Whitley]Guys,

Good move Jon, hope you get it! I considered contacting Larry myself. I've bought a few parts from him over the years.
Larry's a good guy, not at all like that sketchy Eddie Haskell.

Don in Nipomo



Originally Posted by T140V-Rich
Good luck, Jon. Let us know how it goes. I see a very good buy and with little effort could swap it around several different ways.

Cheers

Rich



Thanks for the added enthusiasm to mine ! I have been in contact with "larryondello" and am working out the details on purchasing this Trident. Biggest hurdle will be getting it to Vermont. I know I can get a shipper but might just fly out, get a rental van and take a nice road trip and see some of the country that I haven't seen yet. We'll see !




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