Truimph Tina

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Truimph Tina

Post#1 » Tue May 15, 2018 9:52 am

OK
I'm after a Triumph Tina ( for nostalgia purposes) but don't want to pay crazy (it's a classic only going to appreciate bull from e-blag sellers) as they werent that reliable out the box so dont suppose the passage of time has done them any favours.

The odd one comes up and I missed out on the last a few months back.

I might settle for an old vespa 50 instead
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Re: Truimph Tina

Post#2 » Tue May 15, 2018 2:21 pm

I am not going to say i chucked one and a half of them in a skip 8 years ago cos it may upset you..Sorry.
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Re: Truimph Tina

Post#3 » Tue May 15, 2018 4:43 pm

The poor old Tina is a bit of a munter. Now, the Tigress... another kettle of fish entirely!

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Re: Truimph Tina

Post#4 » Tue May 15, 2018 7:05 pm

Triumphs biggest mistake, it really is a terrible scooter.
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Re: Truimph Tina

Post#5 » Wed May 16, 2018 6:15 am

Biggest problem I had with them was the starting early ones had a pull start
later they had a kick start that engaged a open ratchet that engaged teeth
on the back of the veriator that was a absolut pain, other than that they ran ok.
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Re: Truimph Tina

Post#6 » Wed May 16, 2018 2:58 pm

Dave Weller wrote:Triumphs biggest mistake, it really is a terrible scooter.


it is.

I have pics of me riding my mum's aged about 7 years? and probably would have been mine if my brother hadn't blown the engine up.

I also rember it never starting hence the reason it probably would have still been left in the garage for me
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Re: Truimph Tina

Post#7 » Wed May 16, 2018 3:17 pm

I remember an uncle of mine getting a brand new white Triumph Tina back in the Sixties, I don't think he had much motorcycling experience and thought it would be the ideal for getting to and from work on. Anyway he got rid of it within a couple of weeks, the weight activated 'drive' switch in the seat caused him all sorts of grief.

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Re: Truimph Tina

Post#8 » Wed May 16, 2018 3:49 pm

Meldrew wrote:I remember an uncle of mine getting a brand new white Triumph Tina back in the Sixties, I don't think he had much motorcycling experience and thought it would be the ideal for getting to and from work on. Anyway he got rid of it within a couple of weeks, the weight activated 'drive' switch in the seat caused him all sorts of grief.

The later ones had a toggle switch just behind the head stock but most were disconnected
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