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1978 Triumph TR7V Tiger T140
(Featured 14th July 2013)

Make: Triumph
Model: TR7V
Year: 1978
Registration: YGT 685S

Sellers original description:

In 2005 a previous owner decided to carry out a no expense spared restoration. As this was to be his personal mount, cost was not an issue: if it needed doing, it got done.

Stainless steel fasteners have been used throughout where appropriate, and other stainless components fitted to enhance the appearance.

Below is a list of work carried out.


Brand new New Old Stock Meriden crankshaft
Brand new Meriden con rods
Brand new Meriden pistons
Brand new Meriden camshafts
Brand new bearings, bushes, oil seals, gaskets and "O" rings throughout
Brand new cylinder barrel
Brand new carb
Brand new Morgo oil pump
Cylinder head fitted with new valves, guides and springs
All engine castings vapour cleaned
New exhaust pipes and silencers
Brand new Meriden timing cover and patent plate


Brand new clutch, including: Surflex plates, drive plates, primary chain, final drive chain, clutch hub, engine sprocket and clutch sprocket
Brand new RHP bearings and seals


Powder coated
Brand new centre and side stand - all other brackets etc. powder coated also
All new cables - clutch, throttle, speedo and tacho
New chromed rear rack
New seat
Brand new forks and internals
Brand new headlight holders
Brand new New Old Stock number plate holder


Repainted in blue and silver
New badges, screws, knee pads and tank fittings


Hubs fully refurbished and powder coated silver
Stainless rims and spokes by Central Wheel Components
All new RHP bearings
New Old Stock smiths speedo drive
Brand new front and rear master cylinders
New Goodridge hoses with stainless fittings


New Boyer ignition
New harness
New 6v coils
Brand new Lucas alternator (rotor and stator)
New halogen headlight
New Old Stock headlight warning lights
New Old Stock rear light and holder
New ignition, light and brake switches
Brand new Lucas indicators


All nuts bolts and washers where appropriate
Front wheel spindle
Rear wheel spindle
Swing arm spindle
Handle bars
Clock holders
Rear wheel bearing lock ring
Front mudguard
Rear mudguard
Headlight spacers
Wheel rims and spokes
Rear wheel adjusters
Front and rear wheel hub bolts
Fork cap nuts
Steering stem nut
Full exhaust system
Oil pressure relief valve domed nut
petrol tap nuts
cylinder head and rocker bolts
engine casing allen screws
rear footrest hangers

As you can see from the extensive list of replacement parts, the bike has had a lot of money thrown at it.


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1978 Triumph TR7V Tiger T140 Engine

1978 Triumph TR7V Tiger T140 Engine Tank

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