1969 Trident

Bought as a partly disassembled (and bent) but complete unit this bike was thrown together for the 1983 run to the Easter bike races at Bathurst (Australia).

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After leaking many pints of oil and suffering (points) ignition problems throughout the 2000km round trip the bike was dismantled for a much needed refurb.

Re-emerging in much better shape it looked like this and went into daily service.

69 Trident

As an everyday ‘ride to work’ machine it was used (and abused) for┬ámany years but eventually ended up in pieces awaiting another rebuild.

Many years passed (about 20 actually) and now it has finally emerged as a show winner looking like this….

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Not one steel item that was originally zinc plated remains in place on this machine. Each part has been painstakingly reproduced out of Stainless Steel.

It is a pleasure to ride, sounds awesome and is a perfect example of why we love to restore Classic Triumphs!