A sincere ‘thank you’ is in order for your ‘T160 Revival’ series in the Jan-Mar 2015 editions of The Classic MotorCycle.
I too have a T160 that needed to be awakened from a 20-plus year sleep, and I must say your articles are what guided me through it step-by-step. My bike deteriorated from non-use almost exactly like your subject bike, and with your help I rebuilt the Amals, cleaned the tank, changed the fork seals, and rebuilt the master cylinders and calipers. After changing the oil (yes, it was all in the sump) and fitting a new battery, I can’t possibly convey my thrill when I opened the petcocks, tickled the carbs, and hit the starter button. It fired immediately and ran like it had never missed a day. Unbelievable!
I gave it a good scrubbing, then took it to the Triumph national rally in Oley Pennsylvania where it took first place in the Trident/Hurricane division, and I owe it all to you. With less than 2300 miles and still on the factory tyres, it’s a very original bike that runs as well as it looks. Now all I need is another one in need of restoration so I can throw the Hyde/Williams catalogues at it and not feel guilty about ruining the originality…
You know you’ve published a worthwhile magazine when your readers get the pages filthy dirty with greasy fingerprints and brake fluid!
Great job and thanks again.
Tom Larsen, via email, USA.
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