76 Triumph T140 questions and someone to wrench with

  • 01 Oct 2016 9:44 AM
    Message # 4285128

    Been going to the Paris meet and Montreal for a few years and this year finally purchased a proper British motorcycle.  

    If anyone lives in the Durham region can answer some questions or would like help with a restoration you can contact me at martyman5000@gmail.com


    Last modified: 01 Oct 2016 8:18 PM | Marty
  • 27 Oct 2016 11:55 AM
    Reply # 4351706 on 4285128

    Huh...I guess no one is near me? 

  • 29 Oct 2016 6:13 PM
    Reply # 4355500 on 4285128

    From what I can see, I'd be very leary of restoring this bike. It looks good as is. Unless there is something wrong with the engine and it requires a rebuild, the rest of it appears sound.

    I used to have some Triumph workshop manuals but can't seem to find them. I do have some Triumph specialized pullers and my be able to field some questions.

    I'm in central Toronto.


    Last modified: 29 Oct 2016 6:14 PM | Paul
  • 30 Oct 2016 4:38 PM
    Reply # 4356147 on 4285128

    Thanks Paul I really just want a very reliable safe running bike for 3 day camping trips...I like the dents and faded tank and will leave it as is.  I've figured out most of the problems so far and it runs well...

  • 17 Mar 2017 7:34 PM
    Reply # 4674253 on 4285128

    i've got a small handful of 650/750 twins and triples and know them intimately, If you're hard up for company or need some help let me know - i'm in the the GTA but could be available weekends. 



  • 18 Mar 2017 11:37 AM
    Reply # 4675090 on 4285128

    Hi Marty,

    I live in Toronto and I have a 1977 Triumph Tiger 750, and several other British bikes. I would be happy to help. The bike looks great and 750 Triumph twins are usually pretty smooth and reliable. If you don't have the owners manual for that bike, I would suggest the first thing to do is get one from Walridge Motors and read it from cover to cover. It will give you a real good idea of what you need to do to keep it on the road and reliable. They were  pretty good from the factory and I'm not a big fan of a lot of modifications that classic bike magazines recommend (their advertisers sell parts); mine still has points and I ride it a lot.

    Regards, Simon

    (416) 651-1352

  • 18 Mar 2017 6:49 PM
    Reply # 4675560 on 4285128

    I live in the Newmarket area  and have been restoring Brit bikes for 45 yrs or so. If I can help let me know , I'm very familiar with Triumphs.

    Keith    905 235 3420 

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