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Little Tribsa

Postby sfb350 » Thu Sep 03, 2009 5:18 pm

Here it is - the Starfirebird!

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Re: Little Tribsa

Postby kawa » Thu Sep 03, 2009 5:21 pm

Nice looking bike, like the Hi level pipes, really suits them. How long have you had the bike an did you put it together yourself?
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Re: Little Tribsa

Postby sfb350 » Thu Sep 03, 2009 5:30 pm

I've had the bike a couple of years ago, I'd seen it for sale on ebay and couldn't afford it. Then it turned up at our BSA meeting - a friend had bought it. I took the p*** incessantly because he had a Triumph engine at the BSA meetings, he got bored with it and sold it to me a few months later . It already had the high pipes and I don't know who did the work fitting the engine although I plan to research that. The frame hasn't been altered, the mounts on the engine have been modified. I recently replaced the very heavy standard Starfire seat and rear mudguard & light with the fibreglass-based single seat and short mudguard it has now - it always used to feel top heavy but it's much better now. I'll need to rebuild the engine sometime as it has countless leaks but that will have to wait as I already have a B40 engine in bits in the kitchen.
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Re: Little Tribsa

Postby kawa » Thu Sep 03, 2009 8:25 pm

So is the B40 motor going in while your rebuilding the Triumph motor?
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Re: Little Tribsa

Postby Stuart SS » Fri Sep 04, 2009 2:28 am

So is the B40 motor going in while your rebuilding the Triumph motor?


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(Opps Sorry Kawa ~ tort you were firing a shot about the integrity of Triumph Twins ~ monkey monkey )

Still , a very nice looking BSA ~
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Re: Little Tribsa

Postby sfb350 » Fri Sep 04, 2009 12:47 pm

Now I'm confused, I was sure I had replied to Kawa..........

Anyway, the B40 engine belongs in a B25SS chassis so I'm hoping the Tribsa will keep running until the B40 project is finished.
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Re: Little Tribsa

Postby sfb350 » Fri Sep 04, 2009 3:58 pm

This B25 chassis:
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Re: Little Tribsa

Postby kawa » Fri Sep 04, 2009 9:19 pm

sfb350 wrote:Now I'm confused, I was sure I had replied to Kawa..........

Anyway, the B40 engine belongs in a B25SS chassis so I'm hoping the Tribsa will keep running until the B40 project is finished.



Your not the only one, you did reply but its missing. I noticed the same on the Picture post I put up, there are a few post from today missing as well. :112

Stuart I would never say a bad thing about Triumph motors, life wouldn't be worth living :63
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Re: Little Tribsa

Postby Welsh Wizard » Fri Sep 04, 2009 10:59 pm

what size trumpy twin is it,
nice fun bike even if does leak oil.
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Re: Little Tribsa

Postby Stuart SS » Sat Sep 05, 2009 3:27 am

Stuart I would never say a bad thing about Triumph motors, life wouldn't be worth living


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Yes mate ~ I agree.. it really is living the Life on the very edge ain't it ~ :39

Equally scary is the poor solu that makes a comparison between a Triumph Twin and a Triple ~ Not much in similarity ~ and many a twin owner has been perplexed by the lack of similarity ~ Worlds apart actually !!
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