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Triton, Tribsa, Norbsa, WhatTha? #50070
11/18/06 6:42 pm
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Ok all you sages, historians, rockers, special builders,etc. I'm trying win a beer or two and need to know is there some sort of naming convention for how specials or hybrids are named? It would seem for example that the Triton which as I understand is usually a triumph engine in a featherbed frame is named first for its engine, then the frame. is this always so? If you have anything remotely more important to do, please don't let this distract you.
Thanks,
Thump


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Re: Triton, Tribsa, Norbsa, WhatTha? #50071
11/18/06 6:45 pm
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It's what you think sounds best.


Amateur Loctite enthusiast.
Re: Triton, Tribsa, Norbsa, WhatTha? #50072
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In short, No.
The NorBsa is a BSA in a Norton frame, just to pull one from your list, or you could have a NorVin, where you put the great Vincent engine in the Norton frame, well if you happen to have a spare one kicking about.


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1950 Vincent Comet
1952 Norton Special
1963 BSA Super Rocket
1970 BSA A65 Lightning
1973 Moto Guzzi Eldorado x2
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Re: Triton, Tribsa, Norbsa, WhatTha? #50073
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Norbsa, Norvin...
I had a Norchless once, so for a moment I thought the frame supplier had to be the first part of the name. Then I remembered Triton...

How many beers did you win, Thump? beerchug


Ger B

Re: Triton, Tribsa, Norbsa, WhatTha? #50074
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Thanks all, so far I remain parched. But there is an Anchor Steam calling from the fridge.
Thump


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Re: Triton, Tribsa, Norbsa, WhatTha? #50075
11/21/06 4:31 pm
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How about

NORBSTAR - Featherbed/Goldie

HARTON - Harley/Featherbed

NORFAT - Featherbed/Fat Boy

NORSTER - Featherbed/Sportster

Not sure they would all fit, but the names are cool.

tsuba

Re: Triton, Tribsa, Norbsa, WhatTha? #50076
11/21/06 5:07 pm
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Certainly heard of the less gracefully termed SPORTON, though name-wise I think the best by far is the TRICATI.


A smattering:
'53 Gold Flash
'67 Royal Star
'71 Rickman Metisse
'40 Silver Star
'37 Rudge Special
sixtyseventy Lightboltrocket road racer...and many more.
Re: Triton, Tribsa, Norbsa, WhatTha? #50077
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Tricatis are cool, but as names go, Trinelli (Triumph twin in a Montgomery Wards Mojave Benelli frame) ain't bad. http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m176/windingroadrider/yrinelli2.jpg?t=1164134671
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m176/windingroadrider/yrinelli1.jpg?t=1164134755

Re: Triton, Tribsa, Norbsa, WhatTha? #50078
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NORIMP

featherbed/hillman imp engine

Re: Triton, Tribsa, Norbsa, WhatTha? #50079
11/22/06 2:48 am
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Or my favorite....

Venereal


Thatís a Vincent in an Ariel frame. laughing


Don't hide 'em, Ride 'em !!

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Re: Triton, Tribsa, Norbsa, WhatTha? #50080
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An old friend BT came up with Royolendumph for Trident motor in a Interceptor frame.


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1963 Super Rocket
1965 650 Star
1966 441
1968 Thunderbolt
1969 Twinkle 250
1972 Fastback
1974 Roadster
1970 S.S
Way too many BSA's not named
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Re: Triton, Tribsa, Norbsa, WhatTha? #50081
11/22/06 11:52 pm
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GRUMPH Triumph in a Greeves frame. BULAHA Yamaha twin(YDS2) in a Bultaco Metisse frame, I had one ,once!!


196? BSA A65 Beater
1974 Silk-Scott
1929 Scott TT Replica
1960 Francis Barnett 150
1958 Scott Red Squirrel
2001 Derbi GPR
1979 Silk 700S
1961 Matchless G3L
1972 BSA A65L 'barn fresh'
Re: Triton, Tribsa, Norbsa, WhatTha? #50082
11/23/06 1:58 am
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Also seen
"Tri taco"
work it out for yersel
Cheers
pod


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56 Norbsa 68 Longstroke A65
Cagiva Raptor 650
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Re: Triton, Tribsa, Norbsa, WhatTha? #50083
11/25/06 11:59 pm
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Let's not forget the Vindian, An exercise where Vincent actually installed one of their engines in a Chief frame for their US distributor..Indian. And I don't know what they called it but some misguided individual put an Indian vee twin in a Matchless frame.


196? BSA A65 Beater
1974 Silk-Scott
1929 Scott TT Replica
1960 Francis Barnett 150
1958 Scott Red Squirrel
2001 Derbi GPR
1979 Silk 700S
1961 Matchless G3L
1972 BSA A65L 'barn fresh'
Re: Triton, Tribsa, Norbsa, WhatTha? #50084
11/28/06 6:44 pm
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I recently founf a Triliant. Reliant car engine, in a pre-unit 6t frame
One of the members of my local Triumph club, has a yamahumph. T100 enging, Yam XT500 frame.
My mate Dave, had a harlumph, sportster frame, T140 engine.

Re: Triton, Tribsa, Norbsa, WhatTha? #50085
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As long as we're playing this game, what do you get when you put a Triumph motor in an HRD frame or vise-versa (Either way, the triumph is the weak link)? TURD?

Oh, I could do this forever... laughing


A smattering:
'53 Gold Flash
'67 Royal Star
'71 Rickman Metisse
'40 Silver Star
'37 Rudge Special
sixtyseventy Lightboltrocket road racer...and many more.
Re: Triton, Tribsa, Norbsa, WhatTha? #50086
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The combo names are great... I have to mention our little dog, a mix of Cocker Spaniel and Doberman Pincher. My wife won't let me put up a sign that says, "Beware of Cock Pincher"!

Kyle


Kyle#44x

1969 T100R Daytona
1979 Powroll Honda XR250 "Dallas Baker" flattracker
1975 XL350 project bike
Re: Triton, Tribsa, Norbsa, WhatTha? #50087
11/29/06 7:43 am
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This is way crazy so I have to contribute.
The Triless (Triumph engine in a Matchless frame)
Hey RF,
Woof Woof, ouch ouch

Re: Triton, Tribsa, Norbsa, WhatTha? #50088
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I may have posted a pic of this strange combo a while back. The guy who built this "Beezerdapp" siad it fit like it was made for it...



Kyle


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1969 T100R Daytona
1979 Powroll Honda XR250 "Dallas Baker" flattracker
1975 XL350 project bike
Re: Triton, Tribsa, Norbsa, WhatTha? #50089
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CBG had a cartoon a while back . Norton frame Panther motor Harley tin. Nopantson


57 Woodsman
64 Interceptor
58 Trailblazer
59 Constellation
64 500 Sport twin
61 Hornet

2001 W650
1966 W1
Re: Triton, Tribsa, Norbsa, WhatTha? #50090
11/30/06 12:55 am
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At Barber's Vintage meet a couple of weeks ago I saw a Ariel Square 4 engine in an old Sportster frame with all the H-D logos and sheet metal. Some H-D owners were really shook up about what model it was.

So what's that?
...a "Squartster"
...a "Ha-Dariel"
...more than likely "A total loss"

laughing


Don't hide 'em, Ride 'em !!

RF Whatley
Cornelia, GA

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Re: Triton, Tribsa, Norbsa, WhatTha? #50091
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Like the American Iorn in a Brit Frame Combo...Harley Britley..or,..Brit-Rican..!!

Re: Triton, Tribsa, Norbsa, WhatTha? #50092
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...Or...Hardly-Brit...!!

Re: Triton, Tribsa, Norbsa, WhatTha? #50093
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Indian enfield in an Ariel frame:

Ind-en-iel..."In Deniel".

Whew...really at the bottom of the barrel here.... :rolleyes:


A smattering:
'53 Gold Flash
'67 Royal Star
'71 Rickman Metisse
'40 Silver Star
'37 Rudge Special
sixtyseventy Lightboltrocket road racer...and many more.
Re: Triton, Tribsa, Norbsa, WhatTha? #50094
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Howz 'bout a Hodaka engine in a Munch frame with a schizo name like Muchaca?


'67 BSA Spitfire
'68 Commando Fastback
'75 T160 Trident
'02 Moto Guzzi LeMans
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