Triumph 1971 650 conical hub type

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Neil
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Triumph 1971 650 conical hub type

Unread post by Neil » Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:17 pm

Hello all I'm new to this group and would like some advice. A friend is selling a triumph 650 1971 in very nice condition he is to old to start it now. He offered it to me for £4500 What do you think. All comments greatfully received.

DAVE M2
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Re: Triumph 1971 650 conical hub type

Unread post by DAVE M2 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:44 pm

Really hard to say

The brakes have a bit of a reputation but some say they can be tamed
The 71 will be an oil in frame that at first was very high and later bikes were lowered

Gearchange will be on the "wrong " side if you are used to modern bikes of jap

Condition needs to be good
As do your mechanical skills or you know someone

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Re: Triumph 1971 650 conical hub type

Unread post by Neil » Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:23 pm

Thank you Dave much appreciated

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Re: Triumph 1971 650 conical hub type

Unread post by supersix » Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:29 pm

The brakes are bloody awful! The OIF handling is good if my A65 is typical. Ride with care and enjoy!

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Re: Triumph 1971 650 conical hub type

Unread post by hondapartsman » Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:32 pm

Rather and different ride to a more modern bike I'm sure although I doubt I'll ever find out for myself.
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