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I would think there's a good chance the Triumph T140 tank from the mid 70's will fit on an OIF A65, but I'm aware the central 'void' that fits over the frame is a different shape, and the fuel taps are almost certainly placed differently.

Has anyone tried this?

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Yes, I use a triumph bread bin type, the peanut type also fits, the top tube and mounting bolt bracket are the same, use the triumph frame rubbers and centre bolt/ rubbers/ spacers to make it fit.


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Thanks Gavin, that's helpful

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I’ve even seen the Harris tanks on an A65.

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My 72 has an indian late trumpet tank on it. Fit's OK.

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Originally Posted by Allan G
I’ve even seen the Harris tanks on an A65.

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Hi Allan,

Interested to know why you classify those particular tanks as Harris tanks?


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Originally Posted by Jon W. Whitley
Originally Posted by Allan G
I’ve even seen the Harris tanks on an A65.

Link to example


Hi Allan,

Interested to know why you classify those particular tanks as Harris tanks?

Only because the only time I have seen them has been fitted to Harris Bonnevilles.... but I don’t see too many oif triumphs if I’m honest.


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Originally Posted by Allan G
Only because the only time I have seen them has been fitted to Harris Bonnevilles.... but I don’t see too many oif triumphs if I’m honest.


I was curious because that particular tank style was used on certain models starting in the 1981 model year. Not knowing really anything about Harris Triumphs, I thought they all came with the U.S. spec. 1973 on T140 tanks until I researched the Harris Triumphs regarding this thread. So, I learned something new! Thank Allan beerchug


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No worries Jon, my triumph knowledge is dreadful. We see some old triumphs on the road but usually dry frame models the only OIFs I see are on Facebook, the A65 with such tank was in Oz the other year, I was told it was a Harris tank, I google harris bonneville and that’s as far as I got, they could have been Meriden tanks also but I wouldn’t have known.

By the way. That front guard I had off you came out good, the dent came out pretty easy after braving it up following a YouTube video on such a thing. Sent it to the chromer and it looks real sweet now.


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Hi Jon,
Originally Posted by Jon W. Whitley
Not knowing really anything about Harris Triumphs, I thought they all came with the U.S. spec. 1973 on T140 tanks until I researched the Harris Triumphs regarding this thread.
Did you see https://www.britbike.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/833821/re-tank-badges-what-fits#Post833821 and the immediately-following two posts?

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Originally Posted by Stuart
Hi Jon,
Did you see https://www.britbike.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/833821/re-tank-badges-what-fits#Post833821 and the immediately-following two posts?
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Hi Stuart,

No, I hadn't seen that thread prior to your pointing it out to me, thank you.

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I have a bread box on my 72 a65 as well , closest look to euro tank you an get ! Not a whole lot of fuss to fit it on either


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