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Re: Help with bike ID? (off topic)

I would agree with Matty! The rear guard and number plate are definitely Triumph, and so is the Chrome and paint scheme on the tank, so must be 38/39/40. It looks to have a pipe on the left, so a twin! If it was Amaranth Red it would be a Speedtwin if Black/Blue/Silver, A Tiger 100.

It looks to have had the silencers and headlamp removed and the handlebar clamps swiveled upright in front of the damper knob and the handlebar is tipped backwards, probably in an attempt to emulate the Indian's and Harley's of the day.(The start of the US Bobbers?) Ron
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Re: Help with bike ID? (off topic)

Agree with the above, but picture must have been taken in the 50's.

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Lex

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Re: Help with bike ID? (off topic)

WOW! you guys are good!

An odd bike to find on Maui. I doubt it was an official export, I don't think Triumph were exporting pre-war? Maybe brought back by a WW2 vet? The guy on the bike looks the part.

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Re: Help with bike ID? (off topic)

Cas I think he wanted to be Marlon Brando in "The Wild Ones" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlKWlx-Yxkg

Ron

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Re: Help with bike ID? (off topic)

I can empathize with that. Whenever I ride my Thunderbird, I too feel like Marlin Brando. Gotta get me a trophy to strap to my nacelle. The speedo isn't that accurate anyway so I don't need to see it. I would think that movie sold more Thunderbirds than any other advertising Triumph ever paid for, and to think that Triumph actually complained to Columbia Pictures about how the movie tarnished their good name.

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