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Restoration Book
#789550 11/09/19 2:04 am
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Is there any one definitive, must-have, bible of a book for restoring "unit" Triumphs?

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RiderCoachRich #789556 11/09/19 3:54 am
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Rich,
I don't think on these old bikes there is a definitive ANYTHING, or this forum probably wouldn't exist. If you have an unmolested, original bike with no miles, that would be somewhat "definitive". I wasn't alive or mostly a toddler when most of this stuff was built based on production, sales, and profit push. That said, this is a book depicting the restoration of a 63 & 69 unit construction by some knowledgeable people.
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I was "schooled" by a fine gentleman on this forum to not believe it because it's on the internet or someone tells you so, believe it when you see it on an original bike.
Have fun restoring your bike. That is the most important of all.
Chad

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RiderCoachRich #789565 11/09/19 6:54 am
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Closest I've got is " TIGER 100/DAYTONA " by J. R. Nelson with the development history and part numbers year by year booklet that should go with it. Covers the 500cc from 1939 to 1959 and 1960 to 1974.

Cheers, Wilf

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Re: Restoration Book
RiderCoachRich #789566 11/09/19 7:02 am
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There is also " Building Budget Brits " ( book is elsewhere so I don't remember the author ) and " Triumph Twin Restoration " by Roy Bacon.
It's good to have more than one I think as each one has value.

Cheers, Wilf


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RiderCoachRich #789726 11/10/19 8:19 pm
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Annotated bibliography of British motocycle books:

www.hermit.cc/tmc/resource/books/index.htm


Bruce Miller
aka The Hermit
The Bonnie Ref: https://www.hermit.cc/tmc/om/manual.htm

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