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    Senior superstar cheekygreeky's Avatar
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    did no realise what an important person les was for triumph, he realy mad his mark in the life that he led,

    also a good thing that you have contact with his family,


    wouldn't it be fab if this sons started building bikes again


    a lot of research was put into this David, great job

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    wouldn't it be fab if this sons started building bikes again
    Not sure will make bikes. But looks like spares are going to start again

    http://www.lfharris.co.uk/
    And pretty sure was only one son and two daughters

    But hey equal opp and all that :-)

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    And pretty sure was only one son and two daughters


    The son will need someone to clean up , sisters may as well do it :roll:
    Now hideing in the fitness protection program


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    Devon motors for COBBA

    Source Bonneville T120/T140/Hinckley - Steve Wilson

    After the Co op had gone into liquidation, building magnate John Bloor picked up the Triumph name and manufacturing rights. Les harris, a prominant manufacturer and supplier of Triumph patern spares, was granted a licence to manufacture T140 Bonnevilles to Meriden specifications, at his factory near Newton Abbot in Devon.

    The first of some 1200 of these appeared nearly 2 years later, in June 1985, the delay being partly due to Bloor's insistence that these bonnevilles conform strictly to the Meriden product, when Harris had been hoping to use the stronger TSS crank and German - made Mikasil alloy barrels.

    But in fact , so He later put it " members of the staff might have inadvertently let some out with the alloy barrels or TSS cranks held in stock". - So some owners of Harris - built machines got lucky.

    lots more BTW and an Interesting read Well worth buying as new edition also includes the Hinckleys

    http://www.tomcc.org/ProfilePage.aspx?id=7

    tomcc harris.jpg

    Around 1,250 Bonnevilles were produced from the Newton Abbot factory of Les Harris,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orange Street
    Is it known how many G80's were produced from 1988 to 1990 ?

    looking forward to pics
    BUMP

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orange Street
    Quote Originally Posted by Orange Street
    Is it known how many G80's were produced from 1988 to 1990 ?

    looking forward to pics
    BUMP
    I have tried to contact Chris but he has not replied :-(

    But your bump has come at a timely reminder that on the 17th of this month, it is 3 years

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    Barn Find Ex-Police TR6P

    We've all heard of 'Barn Finds'.
    Well, I may have a 'Barny' come my way - looking into this one.


    Hey - schmatry pantsers - what can you tell me from the engine number

    XD 34039 TR6P
    and ther seems to be a stamp on the frame under the headlight.....
    97-3660

    It belongs to the brother of a mate of mine and has been under a sheet since 1988.

    It's covered in fish oil - but rust has just recently started it's attack.

    My approach is to ask around and see what are the pros n cons plus
    what would be a bargain/reasonable/OK price to pay for it?
    Then I guess, I need to add up the cost to resore and think of the end result
    and it's worth? ( yes, not just value)
    Feel free to comment. - More pics ......................



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    i was looking at this , made an offer , started at $ 5000, got as far as $ 5500, he said that he will restore it than selling for that ....
    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/320835421...#ht_500wt_1413
    my research engin rebuild $ 3000
    paint $ 1000
    bits and peces $ 1000


    but then again what do i know, im sure there are a lot of experienced ppl here

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheekygreeky
    i was looking at this , made an offer , started at $ 5000, got as far as $ 5500, he said that he will restore it than selling for that ....
    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/320835421...#ht_500wt_1413
    my research engin rebuild $ 3000
    paint $ 1000
    bits and peces $ 1000


    but then again what do i know, im sure there are a lot of experienced ppl here
    Paint would be cheaper (mates rates), I think your bits and pieces are close, as for the engine rebuild if you wanted to get your hands dirty it could have been done for a lot less, oddly enough I know more about the insides of them than I do the hinckleys and new/nos/repro engine parts are all over ebay for quite decent prices.

    5.5k would have been a good price but for the extra 500 bux I think it would have still been a good buy
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    Thanks

    Lads,
    Quickly getting impression as to possible purchase offer.
    Now to 'word' an approach.
    Watch this space.
    Thanks for replies and keep opinions coming.
    Cheersh,
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