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'83 TSX in Utica NY #735368
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Re: '83 TSX in Utica NY [Re: scott67TT] #735398
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My neighbor found a TSS last summer in CT. with 2200 miles showroom condition! He loves riding it. When Birch Triumph in Daytona closed years ago they had a no miles brand new TSS in the window. I know British Only bought the sign off the building I never knew where the TSS went
Both TSS & TSX pretty rare, shame this TSX looks so rough

Re: '83 TSX in Utica NY [Re: scott67TT] #735576
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Just too risky over time if you want to use it regularly and a potential huge money pit ..

Re: '83 TSX in Utica NY [Re: r.bartlett] #735579
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Originally Posted by r.bartlett
Just too risky over time if you want to use it regularly and a potential huge money pit ..


Were there problems with the last few years? I wouldn't be too afraid to buy a, say, '79 Triumph in the same condition (always assuming it's an honest description) ....

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Re: '83 TSX in Utica NY [Re: scott67TT] #735594
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Re: '83 TSX in Utica NY [Re: r.bartlett] #735612
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Originally Posted by r.bartlett
Just too risky over time if you want to use it regularly and a potential huge money pit ..


I don't think I would have a problem with that one being to risky and a money pit, I've had and I've seen many more bikes than that one
that when you get it home you're shaking your head and sayin...WTF did I, or you bring that home for, they're all money pits in the end,
but so much fun n adventure....

Re: '83 TSX in Utica NY [Re: Lannis] #735623
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Originally Posted by Lannis
Originally Posted by r.bartlett
Just too risky over time if you want to use it regularly and a potential huge money pit ..


Were there problems with the last few years? I wouldn't be too afraid to buy a, say, '79 Triumph in the same condition (always assuming it's an honest description) ....

Lannis


and nor would i

but there are a couple of these floating around for sale in USA atm, so with my thoughts about electric starts, I had a tour around the wonderful WWW. And from what I read these last triumphs were as was often the case rushed, poorly engineered with poor QC. Various issues around the head being porous. Some special non standard engine parts can be hard to source and lead to expensive rebuilds. Over here on the 'rock' specialist engineers amount to keeping 1999 Citroens on the road.

Compared to a '79 triumph these look fat and bloated. The redeeming feature was of course the electric start but as usual it was under powered and unreliable.

As I always say " if you want one, ask a British company. If you want more than one, ask a Japanese company"

My other saying is "when you get off a British bike and walk away you always look back, when you get off a Japanese bike you never do" and therein lies the rub. :-)


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Re: '83 TSX in Utica NY [Re: r.bartlett] #735632
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Hi Richard,

Originally Posted by r.bartlett
Various issues around the head being porous.

I know the Co-op had porous-head problems with the completely-different head on the contemporary TSS, the TSX has the same 2-valve head as other 750 and 650 twins.

Originally Posted by r.bartlett
Some special non standard engine parts

In a TSX?

Originally Posted by r.bartlett
Compared to a '79 triumph these look fat and bloated.

"... eye of the beholder" and/or the images? I saw 'em (in both black and the red) in the metal when they were new; nice-looking bikes imho.

Originally Posted by r.bartlett
The redeeming feature was of course the electric start but as usual it was under powered and unreliable.

It depends ...

An educated guess says your tour around the wonderful WWW didn't take you to any of the Triumph triple-related pages, where many owners have related that exactly the same Lucas M3 starts big-bore one-litre triples (not bad for something first used (designed?) sixty years ago for 125 and 250 scooters)?

Having lived with one electric-start triple for over forty years, a second for only five years less, and sorted out several owned by other people, ime the people bitching about them on the wonderful WWW either have never owned one in their lives or are Twerentmes ("T'weren't me"). E.g. one of the more common problems for several years is, because Triumph failed to mention it explicitly in "Routine Maintenance", some owners are completely flabbergasted when their thirty-to-forty-year-old completely untouched starter either won't spin the engine very fast or won't work at all ...

Otoh, with hindsight, using the camshaft drive gears to electric-start a 750 twin was possibly not the best choice ... whistle Aiui, as each piece in the train broke, Meriden designed a stronger replacement; they'd reached the crankcases when they ran out of money ... But, given when TSX's were built, any reason to assume one for sale wouldn't have the latest stronger bits in it?

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