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What happened here #796518 01/25/20 6:50 am
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Hi folks saw a T150 at a local meetup that had a rather weird serial number. As im interested in one I gave it a good looking over

It looks like some angry HD owner attacked it. I'm used to the triumph logos being thicker font, aside the HD vandalism does the number look legit?

Never found the owner to ask...

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Re: What happened here [Re: BrettF] #796534 01/25/20 10:07 am
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Originally Posted by BrettF
Hi folks saw a T150 at a local meetup that had a rather weird serial number.


What do you actually mean by "rather weird"?
Do you mean the 'JK' date code prefix which would indicate a T150V manufactured in August 1974.



Originally Posted by BrettF
It looks like some angry HD owner attacked it.


?

Originally Posted by BrettF
I'm used to the triumph logos being thicker font, aside the HD vandalism does the number look legit?


Nothing odd there as far as I can tell although others might not agree. I have no idea what "HD vandalism" you are referring to.

Re: What happened here [Re: BrettF] #796536 01/25/20 11:37 am
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The punch marks at the start and end of the 2 factory stamped lines look somewhat like the outline of a Harley logo.


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Re: What happened here [Re: Hugh Jorgen] #796538 01/25/20 12:03 pm
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Originally Posted by Hugh Jorgen
The punch marks at the start and end of the 2 factory stamped lines look somewhat like the outline of a Harley logo.


They're just the normal NVT limit stamps.

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Also used on Norton Commandos from around mid-73:
[Linked Image from puch.nortonfastback.com]

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Re: What happened here [Re: BrettF] #796543 01/25/20 1:51 pm
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Ahhhh, Interesting. Never seen those marks. I've never really looked closely at post 70 bikes.

Thanks for the clarification.


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Re: What happened here [Re: BrettF] #796545 01/25/20 2:16 pm
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looks like the punch was worn out


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Re: What happened here [Re: BrettF] #796560 01/25/20 4:51 pm
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Done on a Friday morning.
Hung over from Thursday nights drinking session.

Re: What happened here [Re: Tridentman] #796563 01/25/20 5:45 pm
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Originally Posted by Tridentman
Done on a Friday morning.
Hung over from Thursday nights drinking session.


The good old days, when Thursday was pay night.


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Re: What happened here [Re: BrettF] #796574 01/25/20 7:04 pm
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Yes-- in those good old days workers in UK had to be paid in cash and in the West Midlands engineering industry this was done on Thursdays.
So Thursday night was a big drinking night---I remember them well----going out on bikes (no helmets in those days) from village pub to village pub starting at 6 and finishing at closing time at 11.
Drinking about 15 pints of strong bitter beer (and English pints are 20 fluid ozs not 16) and then ending up at a fish and chip shop to soak up the beer.
Interestingly in those days English car manufacturers had a warranty category called "Friday Morning Car" because cars built on a Friday morning had many mistakes due to the workers being hung over.
Yes--the good old days!

Re: What happened here [Re: BrettF] #796585 01/25/20 7:42 pm
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Friday morning at my work was a tragedy!


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Re: What happened here [Re: Tridentman] #796627 01/26/20 5:41 am
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Originally Posted by Tridentman
Done on a Friday morning.
Hung over from Thursday nights drinking session.

My last job was four ten-hour shifts. Pay on Thursday, didn't have to be back at work until Monday.
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