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The BSA Workshop => Triples => Topic started by: ducati2242 on 24 December, 2021, 19:22:29

Title: new to tripples
Post by: ducati2242 on 24 December, 2021, 19:22:29
Just bought a 68 mk1 rocket 3 to go with my gold star . Its a real jem its done 4300 miles and is totally original . still has its original tyres on . Its a californian import so apart from paint fade it is in very good condition . It has stood since the early 70s but only took an day to have it fired up . Carbs cleaned , oil changed , battery on and 5 kicks . Going through it properly now changing anything that has perished but I'm keeping this one as is . Not to sure about the paint thinking of getting it cleaned , touched up , and lacquered to keep the patina .
 
Title: Re: new to tripples
Post by: EDDIE SIMPSON on 24 December, 2021, 20:42:58
rocket 3 s are lovely bikes. i had a mk 2 and it handled beautifully.
i have a few bsa twins and singles but also a triumph t160 i ve owned for 30 years. i stopped using it regularly when i had my knee operated on but will resurrect it in 2022.
the carbs are the weakest point, namely tick over , but at that milage the engine will be good for thousands of miles so just ride it.
i used to ride the t160 flat out cruising 105 mph but as i live in london i changed the gearing for quicker acceleration.
sadly i found out bill crosby died earlier this year and reg allens closed down. the ending of an era.