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Triumph T140

Posted: Wed May 28, 2014 7:20 pm
by Zunspec
I am on the verge of acquiring this little number :D :

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Not at the price shown I hasten to add, getting it direct from the current owner. It has some very nice mods and should make a nice daily rider.

Cheers Geoff

Re: Triumph T140

Posted: Wed May 28, 2014 8:33 pm
by DAM
You could have this one for less :)
http://www.classicbikeforum.co.uk/viewt ... =23&t=6354" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Re: Triumph T140

Posted: Wed May 28, 2014 8:35 pm
by Hooli
Odd power figure, the manual says 49bhp standard. The wheels are horrid too, but I like the colour scheme.

I wonder if the race brakes are expensive? The ones on mine look the same.

Re: Triumph T140

Posted: Wed May 28, 2014 11:05 pm
by Zunspec
Hi Hooli,

The bhp figures are at the back wheel. That would make it approximately 54-56 at the crank. I would wonder how many of them fresh from the factory, if dyno'd, would make anywhere near the claimed 49 bhp (at the crank ?). So 46 at the back wheel is I believe pretty reasonable. If you take into account the other nice mods like forged rods/ c/r gear box/clutch/belt primary/gas flowed head/ half race cam etc. etc. in the engine it is pretty high spec. The racing Lockheed AP callipers are £150 each (I know because the Seeley has them) and chalk and cheese compared to the std. items and the front brake master cylinder is a crazy £300+.

I'll get to take it for a ride in the next week so I'll get back to you on how it performs.

Cheers Geoff

Re: Triumph T140

Posted: Thu May 29, 2014 2:29 pm
by Hooli
I'd always assumed bhp referred to wheel horsepower for some reason, live n learn etc.

Sounds like mine has expensive brakes then 8-) mind you it's also expensive when it breaks :lol:

Re: Triumph T140

Posted: Thu May 29, 2014 10:13 pm
by johnr
ive got a set of them cma wheels for my suzuki. mine are fitted with fooking massive disks!

Re: Triumph T140

Posted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 11:04 pm
by Zunspec
Well it seems I will very shortly become the owner of a Triumph T140V Bonneville :D

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It has a shed load of nice upgrades engine, brakes and suspension wise. Cast wheels ? OK for the moment, flanged ally rims might be in the future. Like wise the Harley pipes may be changed. As for now a summer of riding the roads of Wiltshire is on the cards :D

Cheers Geoff

Re: Triumph T140

Posted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 11:33 am
by jimmy
Well done mate, I not keen on the wheels but the bike does look nice.
I thought if you were going for a bigger Triumph, you would have went for a T160, this will be my retirement present to myself, unfortunately I will need to wait 10yrs for that

Re: Triumph T140

Posted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 1:32 pm
by Zunspec
Hi jimmy,

I was considering a T150/T160 I must admit but they are a deal more expensive when in the same condition as this T140. This has some nice mods and goes pretty well and will fit my "tottering around the lanes, with the odd thrash" remit. I have admitted that I no longer have the desire to blast around at high speed anymore, if I feel like it I have the Suzuki SV1000S for that :D . Take your point on the CMA wheels, they were probably the Bees-Knees when they were fitted back in the day but I would prefer a set of flanged Ali numbers by choice. Saying that, this does not need anything doing to it to provide a nice daily rider (apart from a carb clean/service etc.) so I intend to enjoy the ride rather than get straight into a major re-fit. The Seeley racer is providing all the workshop time I can handle at the moment anyway :lol: .

Cheers Geoff

Re: Triumph T140

Posted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 3:33 pm
by DAVE M2
Looks very nice.

have a 79 myself and have had it since 84.

always preferred wire wheels myself, but you'd get top money for the cast ones judging from T140D prices