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throw my brain in a hurricane #741258
07/09/18 7:15 am
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Re: throw my brain in a hurricane [Re: scott67TT] #741274
07/09/18 12:07 pm
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Nice bike. One of my favorite John Prine songs.


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Re: throw my brain in a hurricane [Re: scott67TT] #741291
07/09/18 3:40 pm
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I get the historic value, but man, I'm not much for the styling.

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Re: throw my brain in a hurricane [Re: JD] #741505
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looks like somebody liked it. it's gone. as Terence would say, Adiosville

Re: throw my brain in a hurricane [Re: scott67TT] #741513
07/11/18 3:30 pm
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First couple 'o' jobs to do ~> Lose the Orange & Yellow stripy Triumph pyjamas - fit the proper BSA tank & seat cool ..

Would make a lovely Mk2 Rocket 3 beerchug


facepalm Lookout incoming !!! laughing laughing

Re: throw my brain in a hurricane [Re: scott67TT] #741514
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When I was young I thought they were very cool but now I'd much rather have a R3


When given the choice between two evils I picked the one I haven't tried before
Re: throw my brain in a hurricane [Re: Bodie] #741537
07/11/18 6:31 pm
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Hi,

Originally Posted by Bodie
fit the proper BSA tank & seat
Would make a lovely Mk2 Rocket 3

R3 tank might fit, don't think the seat will , rear of the frame's different. whistle

Regards,

Re: throw my brain in a hurricane [Re: Stuart] #741567
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Judging from the looks of that rear shot photo above crazy
seat offset to the left , tail light twist to the right - even the number plate bracket doesn't look quite level ? .


I recon if you used glue & nails to hold the BSA seat on it'd look 100% better than what's fitted at the moment facepalm laughing laughing

Re: throw my brain in a hurricane [Re: scott67TT] #741645
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Not my cup of tea. Can't see the appeal or the premium price tag they carry but heyho.

Re: throw my brain in a hurricane [Re: scott67TT] #741673
07/12/18 10:39 pm
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I remember walking into the local kawasaki/triumph dealership
In Fresno, CA in 1974. They had one sitting on the floor (I went
To buy parts for my chopped 1965 TR6C). To be honest
I didn’t really like the looks. Also not into Triumph triples.

What caught my attention was the Kawasaki Z1 900 they
Had on the floor also.

I got to take it for a test ride. Oh my gawd! I was doing
Almost 80 mph on the freeway before I realized I was
Still in 2nd gear!! Wanted the bike so bad. No way
Could I afford it. Oh well.

Re: throw my brain in a hurricane [Re: scott67TT] #741682
07/12/18 11:17 pm
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Back in my dealer days, the one Hurricane in the showroom suffered considerable ridicule about the clown colors. We removed the body work and took it to Hutchinson who painted it black, the bike looked great and it sold immediately.


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Re: throw my brain in a hurricane [Re: scott67TT] #741770
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I know that Hurricane sat on the dealers floor for a long
time. Went in one day and it was gone. In my entire
riding life (48 years) I only saw one on the road. Just
wasn’t popular. Hard to believe what they go for now.

Re: throw my brain in a hurricane [Re: VANDOLSON] #741788
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Originally Posted by VANDOLSON
In my entire riding life (48 years) I only saw one on the road. Just wasn’t popular.

BSA/Triumph built less than 1200 of them, and sold them all over the world. How many ... oooh ... Silver Jubilee Bonnevilles have you seen - 2400 made and sold all over the world, at least a thousand in the US (less Hurricanes sold in the US) ... real 1970 T150's - less than 300 made (and sold ...), real '71 5-speed T150's or R3's (200 of each made, almost all sold in the US)?

There are reasons other than popularity that you haven't see a particular bike (car, etc.) ...

The vast majority of Hurricanes are owned by people who did want one when they were new, but couldn't afford one when they were new, often couldn't even afford a standard triple. Hurricane cost isn't a new phenomenon; that Hurricanes cost what they cost at any given time is an indication that they have always been popular, just more people have the disposable to spend on something there aren't very many of ...

Regards,

Re: throw my brain in a hurricane [Re: Stuart] #741854
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Originally Posted by Stuart
Originally Posted by VANDOLSON
In my entire riding life (48 years) I only saw one on the road. Just wasn’t popular.

BSA/Triumph built less than 1200 of them, and sold them all over the world. How many ... oooh ... Silver Jubilee Bonnevilles have you seen - 2400 made and sold all over the world, at least a thousand in the US (less Hurricanes sold in the US) ... real 1970 T150's - less than 300 made (and sold ...), real '71 5-speed T150's or R3's (200 of each made, almost all sold in the US)?

There are reasons other than popularity that you haven't see a particular bike (car, etc.) ...

The vast majority of Hurricanes are owned by people who did want one when they were new, but couldn't afford one when they were new, often couldn't even afford a standard triple. Hurricane cost isn't a new phenomenon; that Hurricanes cost what they cost at any given time is an indication that they have always been popular, just more people have the disposable to spend on something there aren't very many of ...

Regards,


Okay. Good points. All I can go on is talking with a lot of Triumph owners back in the day in
Central and Northern California. I can say the bike was not a popular model. Interesting
Bike but no one I knew or met wanted to buy one. Choppers were very big. The group
I rode with all had chopped Triumphs, Bsa, a couple of Sportsters. We were kind of
Looked down on buy other riding, uh, groups as we were not riding Harleys which was
A mandatory bike for these groups. However, we got along as we knew certain people.
It was the heyday for “biker groups” in California. Different culture back then. That’s
What drove me to owning Harleys (for 37 years) but I still liked English bikes.

But you have a very valid point. I can certainly agree that could be part of the
Lack of seeing one on the road. Heck I ran into many older guys who were riding
Harleys for the first time who always wanted one when young but for various
Reasons couldn’t afford one. I will defer to your experience too.

Best Regards


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