Here is an update from JY
Well, I have some disappointing news.
I have just informed the organisers that Team TR3OC are having to withdraw from this years Tuareg Rally
Over the last couple of days, myself and the other team members have been reviewing just what we still have to do simply to get to the “start line” of the rally but however you look at it, 8 weeks yesterday we need to be in Morocco for signing on and we haven’t as yet (no matter how close it seems) even got a bike that we know works.
Further problems, are that we don’t yet know (1) how it performs off-road and in sand and (2) how to ride it !!
When the fabrication work finished on the IBR bike, I tested, broke, rebuilt, tested, broke again and finally fixed the bike for 3 months before leaving for the USA and that event was, in my opinion, nowhere near the challenge that this one is – and yet I still had unforeseen problems on the rally itself.
At best we all agreed that we could see us having 3 weeks to do the same on the outfit but whereas, I already had huge experience of Long Distance Riding before embarking on the IBR, neither myself nor Pete N have virtually any off road experience. Add to this that many vehicles fail on this rally and those remember are relatively new cars and new bikes – we, on the other hand, are attempting to take it on with a 40 year old outfit.
This is not us giving up. It is simply a postponement so that when in 2016 we finally do make it to the start line of the rally, we will have a machine that the TR3OC can be proud of and one that gives us a real chance of completing the rally
In the meantime this year, once the outfit is finished we fully intend to test it under competitive conditions, so you should still have something to follow.
I’m really sorry that this year there’ll be no Team TR3OC entry in the 2015 Tuareg Rally, but assuming there is a 2016 rally, we will be there and we will be properly prepared.
Here are few pics of the work in progress of the Trident Wasp
Nicked this from John Young who purloined from somewhere else
Twas the night before Christmas and deep in his shop Santa was wrenching on his old Trident chop The saddle was worn out the brakes were shot His tranny in pieces, tires covered in rot …
he worked like a madman racing against time grease in his beard, face covered in grime Whitworth sockets and hardware scattered all over the floor as moonlight shone through the door
Finished at last, Santa straddled his scoot he poked at the kicker with his nasty old boot wheeze cough cough sputter…and worse Under his breath Santa muttered a curse
Once more on the kicker with all of his might and that old pushrod triple finally did light He eased out the clutch and road into the dark Merry Christmas to all and make sure you’ve got spark
well done Richard on a terrific 2nd place
My first Beezumph and what a delight, i just love the sound of those triples……one day….one day …….i will get one……
I have taken some photos of the day, view them on my site http://www.redlinephotos.co.uk
feel free to download them or contact me for full images…..no charge.
Please look here for the official pics
New book “Superbikes and the 70′s” by Dave Sheehan will be launched at this
year’s Beezumph, there is a foreword by Les Williams and it includes a wealth of
information about our Triples. A must for all Triple enthusiasts. Get your copy
at B22 – Cadwell Park this weekend! One of these will be offered as a prize in
our raffle, tickets will be on sale throughout.
John South, the owner of the Hughes Trident, has kindly made a donation of £75
prize money for a competition to guess the non-standard bits on his X75
Hurricane (pictured). Each entry will cost £2 which will go to club funds. The
bike will be located in Damian Searby’s Hurricane tent. The correct entry’s will
be added to a draw which will take place on Saturday evening. Winner takes all
(bike not included!!!) This is a bit of fun and very subjective, so please bear
this in mind – Judges decision is final! Enjoy and thank you John!
Dave Bloor our Chairman is running the TR3OC Stand at the October (19th & 20th) Stafford classic show. we require a minimum of 6 bikes to be able to enter the show.
So if you have a flat tracker, low rider, chopped or unusual triple that you would like to see on display look no further
please reply to dave via email email@example.com
Dave Madigan has kindly donated one of his famed Electric Starters as the raffle prize for B22. Thanks also go to Dave Lancaster who generously paid the import duty on the starter.Dave has also given a breather duct cover, a hydraulic clutch conversion, and a BSA R3 rocker oil feed.
Please feel free to have a look at his fantastic products here:- http://www.mad-components.com/
Phil Bargh of LP WIlliams has also generously donated a service kit for the winning ticket holders model of bike
Vince King has kindly donated this pic of a Qaudrent
We are changing the way we accept payment in order to reduce costs for the club, improve security and to give you more payment options. Here is a summary of the options available right now.
If you are placing an order for Beezumph, merchandise or membership and are posting an order form you can enclose a Sterling cheque payable to TR3OC or include your credit card details on the order form. Please note that you will now need to include the 3 digit security number from the back of your card on the form. These are our preferred methods of payment.
Alternatively, if you don’t want to post card details or a Sterling cheque you can simply send your payment to one of our new PayPal accounts: for merchandise to firstname.lastname@example.org and for membership to email@example.com. Please help us by adding a note in the Optional Message field to indicate what you are buying so we can accurately tie the payment to the order form.
PayPal gives you the flexibility to choose the best payment method for you each time you pay as you can link your PayPal account to your bank account, debit and credit cards. We haven’t yet created a Beezumph PayPal account but may well do so in the future.
At shows and events you can still pay by cheque or in cash, but we will not be taking credit card details in order to remove the risk of your card details being mislaid or stolen.
We advise you not to send us your credit card information by email as this is not secure and you would be putting your card details at risk. If you send your card details in the post, we will destroy the information as soon as the transaction is entered on the card company’s system.
This is the first level of changes and we are working towards accepting on-line payments via the club website next.
If you have any comments or suggestions about these changes, please send them to the TR3OC Treasurer, David Lord, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vince King has not only donated a one off pic off the Quadrent to the raffle
healso has a double room on offer, free to the 1st couple to contact him
His number is – 01526 830063
Full address is, 38 Winchelsea Road, Ruskington,
many thanks Vince
All worked at Meriden Experimental department, as well as involved in the hugely successful Triple racing seasons
4th National Aussie Triples Rally 15 – 19 August. 2013
Supported by the Northern Rivers Classic Motorcycle Club Inc.
Triumph Motorcycle Register of Australia & Re-Engineered Concentrics
An invitation to riders of pre 1976 British Triples.
The Rally will be based at Ballina Lakeside Holiday Park Fenwick Dr, Ballina. NSW
An afternoon ride is planned for Friday the 16thSaturday 17th and Sunday 18th rides will be along
marshalled routes visiting many smaller villages on the scenic north coast of NSW. Short ride Monday 19th
Join us for all ride days or just the weekend rides. The Ballina area also offers a variety of alternate activities
for those who will not be participating in the rides. When making your booking at Ballina Lakeside be sure to
mention the “Aussie Triples Rally” to receive a 25% discount off all forms of accommodation from Tent &
Van sites to Luxury Cabins.
To receive further details send your expression of interest
or phone :- 02 66834429