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Vintage Triumph Motorcycle Spares wanted.

Unread post by Hammer » Sun May 02, 2021 4:40 pm

Hi all,

Just taking a shot in the dark here - Im in the process of restoring a 1968 Triumph Trophy 650cc motorcycle.
Does anyone know where I can find parts locally or am I going to have to import?
I have contacted Triumph SA but they don't cater for the older bikes.

Many thanks!
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Unread post by mikev » Mon May 03, 2021 8:10 am

Contact Jeff Frost in FAKD.

He rebuilt many old bikes, amongst others Triumphs.

PM me for his no
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Unread post by Hammer » Mon May 03, 2021 8:15 am

Thanks Mike - PM sent.
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Unread post by danie.e » Mon May 03, 2021 9:12 am

Welcome to the world of old bike restoration. The following are your friends:

1) Bike Hospital in JHB (Google their number)
2) Marketplace Facebook
3) E-bay
4) Join some of the groups in facebook - there is a group about classic bikes which is a very good source: https://www.facebook.com/groups/5281912 ... 5901826095
5) OLX
6) Gumtree
7) Junkmail
8) Last but not the least, do a search for blogs or facebook groups that specialize in Triumph bikes and join them. I am sure there will be and they are usually the best source of information and regularly swap/sell parts they do not need.

I restore old Suzuki bikes and although it is a uphill battle sometimes, I have been able to completely restore 8 oldies so far.
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Unread post by thelsa » Mon May 03, 2021 9:21 am

There is a fantastic motorcycle museum in Deneysville (at Vaal Dam). The displays are unique and rare. Worth the visit. Their contact number is 016-3711115. They might connect you to somebody, to someone who knows. There is a pub as well with some nice frosties. Food menu a bit limited but food is good.
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Unread post by Hammer » Mon May 03, 2021 11:10 am

Thanks for all the info - this is my 7th restoration, so I have been in the game for a while - it is however my 1st Triumph - always wanted one so Im like a kid with a new toy.
On all my other bikes I have ended up buying most spares on ebay and then having to take a bond on my house to afford the shipping costs! Was just hoping there may some Triumph stuff available locally.
Here is a pic of my new baby - she hasn't run since 2003.
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Unread post by rainier » Mon May 03, 2021 2:39 pm

Very nice, looks in good nick from the photo. Mostly a cleanup job it seems, bit of chrome work here and there, rebuild the carbie, smell the plugs, that kind of thing. Looks round about a 1990 Bonnie ?

EBay and Amazon for parts - yes it's a pain and costly. And even more pain if some customs official does not want to believe what you paid for something. I found a Harley carb rebuild kit very cheap on amazon. It got stuck in SA customs real good. Eventually managed to prove that I really paid $8 for this and got it released.
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Unread post by Hammer » Mon May 03, 2021 2:47 pm

Its a 1968 Trophy - more work needed than you can see in the pic - but the restoring is the fun part!
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Unread post by rainier » Mon May 03, 2021 3:30 pm

Hammer wrote:
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Its a 1968 Trophy - more work needed than you can see in the pic - but the restoring is the fun part!
I was 7 when this was built. It's is definitely in great condition - my guess was way off..

Yes, tinkering with these things is great fun - even if most look at you sadly pretending to understand when you mention it :lol: :lol:
Long live the combustion engine on two wheels :!:
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Unread post by kudu177 » Tue May 04, 2021 10:45 am

danie.e wrote:
Mon May 03, 2021 9:12 am
I restore old Suzuki bikes and although it is a uphill battle sometimes, I have been able to completely restore 8 oldies so far.
Have you seen/restored/ridden a T500 Cobra?

With the US high bars and Suzuki-green paint job, it was the sexiest motorcycle ever (in my humble opinion, of course).

Suzi made great bikes and still do.
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Unread post by kudu177 » Tue May 04, 2021 10:47 am

Hammer wrote:
Mon May 03, 2021 11:10 am
Thanks for all the info - this is my 7th restoration, so I have been in the game for a while - it is however my 1st Triumph - always wanted one so Im like a kid with a new toy.

Here is a pic of my new baby - she hasn't run since 2003.
You must get the biggest drip tray you can afford. The savings in oil alone will cover the cost of buying spares priced in pounds. :twisted:

Seriously, though, lovely bike.
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Unread post by Hammer » Tue May 04, 2021 10:49 am

Yep like any British bike, if it doesn't leak oil, it doesn't have oil in it!
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Unread post by danie.e » Tue May 04, 2021 12:43 pm

If it drips oil youre OK - if there is nothing I worry :roll:

My last Suzuki project in picture (1981 GS1000G shaft) registered in my name and on the road. I ride it nearly every day and still amazed at how well these machines were made in the day - started a new one one week ago (Blue fuel tank can be seen in background)
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Unread post by GRAHAMW » Tue May 04, 2021 2:11 pm

Gavin Walton in Jhb will import parts for any Brit bikes. He is on fb.
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Unread post by Hammer » Tue May 04, 2021 4:59 pm

I just spent the afternoon at Gavin Walton and walked out with all the spares I needed for now - what a nice guy. I am so glad I found him and would recommend him any time.
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