Recent work undertaken includes a complete top end freshen up, and with a new piston being installed. The paint on the frame looks very sound but some light crinkling here and there. This example is fitteed with a period wickerwork sidecar and gas lighting. The rear wheel incorporated a prototype Triumph sprung hub. The blue panels on the tank have some lovely light crackled patina. Most of these pedals were discarded in the long run, as the oil pump more than proved its reliability.
Postwar, the mainstay of 1920s production was the 493cc Model P, a sidevalve roadster of ultimate simplicity, which sold for 30 percent less than its rivals, at just £40. The frame is originally made for racing with an Matchless G50 engine fitted. It is still total loss system. A major difference between the vertical-engined model and the inclined-engined models, is that the former had a 'total loss' lubrication system, while the latter models had recirculating oil. This was the ancestor of many great machines produced after the Second World War, notably the Thunderbirds and Bonnevilles. I also have this bike advertised elsewhere. Mine is also missing the foot pedal so I am very interested in acquiring one or some good pictures of one so I could build one.
This is very practical vintage machine and easy to handle model with good brakes and wired edge tyres. While the mainstay of Triumphs range throughout the mid-to-late 1920s was the ubiquitous 3½hp Model P and its many derivatives, there were some interesting offerings in other capacities. The vision was to provide simple, reliable, and inexpensive motorcycles built with high quality. After the First World War, Triumph were also involved with car production, but once this interest was relinquished when separate companies were established in 1936 the marque became truly succesful. On the Bruce Main Smith page you will find full details of all our specialist technical literature which is all available to purchase on-line.
There are a full acetylene lighting set and a rear view mirror board. This machine has been restored some time ago and is in fine condition. The rear wheel is driven by V belt, rear brake is of the block-in-pulley type. The primary chain is protected by a well-engineered aluminium case and runs in an oil bath to minimize maintenance of chain and clutch. Remember that these production figures are the result of my researches as no official records have survived. Wheel rims spokes are all very good stoved black.
Guided tours must be pre-booked and are available to everyone including those wanting to book a special birthday treat for an individual loved one up to large groups visiting us from clubs, societies, schools and industry. The engine features a 4-valve head, cast iron cylinder, aluminium piston and two exhaustports. Bike Image Description 1910 Triumph Hubclutch, 500cc This 499cc 1910 model is in good condition and has a replica Mabon clutch on the crankshaft. The engine had 84 mm bore x 89 mm stroke and a compression ratio of 4. It featured an inclined, overhead-valve engine and a three-speed gearbox. All three models were obviously well suited to hauling a sidecar, but also equally practical as solo machines. Many thanks to Simon Willson of Oz for these pictures of his bike.
Booklets Jump Back to the Beginning Return to Vintage Index. Also happy to provide any freight quotes as well. The first owner didn´t like the finish of nickel-plating so he chromed it. Original new matched speedometer and tachometer provide information for the rider. Although intended for police use this machine was never commissioned and remained in it's dispatch state until it's first registration in 1968. For full details and some great video footage see the main Team National Motorcycle Museum page.
The team exists to showcase some of the museum's competition inventory as it was originally intended to be used - back on track! Brand New: A brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging where packaging is applicable. For more details see the main Museum Live page. The Museum collection now boasts some 1000 plus machines, fully restored to the manufacturers original specifications with over 850 on display at any one time. The same robust engine was used with the addition of an internal semi-automatic oil pump, along with the later type of the Model P gearbox. Transmission was via a three-speed, hand-change, gearbox and the Model N featured a streamlined saddle tank with blue panel and gold lining. For more details see the main Museum Tours page. Also the magneto has been done.
It remained in the programme for a few years, in which time some 250 machines were made. Tyres are 26x3,25 wired on. Information found on the website is presented as advance information for the auction lot. The factory was founded in Coventry in 1886 by Siegfried Bettman to make bicycles; he was joined by Mauritz Schulte at the turn of the century to add an engine to the company products. Also all the control are also in full working condition. I have just taken this bike for a quick ride and went extremely well.
It starts easily and sound great both mechanically and on the deep mellow exhaust note. There is an old buff log book dating from 1947 and 1963 letter from Triumph Engineering. Bosch magneto numbers This listing has been produced from information supplied by Reg Ingold in Australia. The frame is registered as a 1969. This meant that there also needed to be a new frame in order to accommodate the new engine, and the bike took on a very different appearance. That's the model shown here.
Click on the front cover below to see the complete manual. Tyres are both excellent Dunlop Universals. Bosch Magnetos Year Serial 1902 14147 1903 24131 1904 42571 1905 75753 1906 123210 1907 185329 1908 251268 1909 434566 1910 646345 1911 933508 1912 1335331 1913 1567965 1914 1758030 1915 1798093 Sturmey -Archer gearbox numbers to approx half a year. The Manx Grand Prix success led to pressure upon Triumph to produce an over-the-counter racing model based on the Ernie Lyons machine. In this particular case they used the same name for two quite different motor cycles.