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1968 Triumph T100C Tiger For sale at a great price, 95% restored for $4600, Located Near Scranton, Pa    570 815 6294

The 1968 Triumph T100C Tiger motorcycle was part of a complete line of small and mid-size motorcycles that Triumph built throughout the 1950s and 1960s. This line was aimed specifically at the first-time rider.

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According to the speedometer, the bike has only 12,000 +- miles. When I found it residing in the Mid-Ohio Motorcycle Flea Market, I had to have this bike. I inspected it, road it around the flea market and found the rusty old bike with a strong original engine. What was nicer, was all of the wiring, was original. Not “cobbled” or altered but all in one piece. The tank and fenders were a sight, rusty, dull black  and totally unappealing. However, it was the identical motorcycle that I had in the late 1960’s while stationed in San Diego with the U.S. Navy.  At that time, I had plenty of weekend days to explore southern California’s mountains, coastline and deserts.                        I remember the bike as strong and dependable and spent many of hours on the saddle exploring and commuting to the Navy base. So Far, my riding  on this bike has been limited to short hops on the road and through the back woods paths. It sure is a fun ride. When the movie “The Great Escape” with Steve McQueen riding a triumph, it was this bike. As of this date,   April 4 2010,  the finish work that needs to be done is the polishing of the chain cases, new pet cocks for fuel (leak slightly). There is a New Dunlop Trials  Tire on the rear, and a 50% good Dunlop on the front. The Tach cable needs a new insert. I did the painting myself, with Lacquer Metallic Green tank, center trim on the fenders and silver and gold stripes on the fender, Looks excellent. runs great. as of 4 12 10 I have begun to polish the right cases on the bike, looks good and spiffy. Every night, it leaves a oil droplet to mark it’s spot.

Adventure on two wheels    

What comes with it?  Plenty!  Tool box, complete set of tools, seat, tank cover, manual and owners guide, headlight guard, low fender, back rack, ex starter motor and alternator…

If you are looking for a reliable classic bike good for an investment, this is it. Price is great and these are not getting cheaper unless they are beat up and stripped. Buy it, Ride it, resell it and you will not lose money

This is one beautiful machine, owned before me by a great “wrench man” who maintained it in such wonderful condition, added all of the great extras and than wanted to buy a true “dirt bike”. His loss and my loss becomes your great opportunity to buy one of the great collector items in motorcycles.

The airhead GS was one of the finest GS’s made by BMW and was the last model to be a airhead. Thereafter, BMW, in their great Germanic mindset, decided to make the simplicity of the air cooled engine in to a oilhead. (one that now jumped up in technology and complexity). This GS 1000 has all of the great features that BMW was famous for since the 1920’s.

The pictures that are taken do not do it justice, this motorcycle is all but perfect and ready for a museum or a cross country ride. Light, nimble and quick, it has everything but the kitchen sink.

Add On’s include:

  1. Wilber adjustable shock, the spring can be adjusted to lower the seat height. I am 5′10″ and my feet are flat on the ground
  2. New High Amperage Alternator
  3. New Nissan Starter motor
  4. Single seat rack for luggage (BMW OE)
  5. Russel Day Long Seat (has the original as well)
  6. Recent gearbox refit and cir clip addition (missed by BMW, Duhh)
  7. Tank cover but not installed
  8. New front brake set up to improve over BMW
  9. Recent, shaft and spline re greased with inspection (all fine)
  10. Electronic Deer whistle
  11. Shop manual and owners manual
  12. Full Tool Kit
  13. High Fender with front guard (and the original)
  14. Heated grips
  15. New Tank Decals
  16. Headlight guard
  17. Oil cooler
  18. Highway pegs
  19. Jessie Panniers (bags)
  20. Brand new, Super duty $140  battery.

In all I figure that the electrics and the add ons are worth about $2,500 or more.    In addition, the tires are 50 to 70% good, There is no rust or dirt, the frame is clean and bright, the tank and fenders are shiny and bright no dents or dings.. I estimated that the Jessie panniers (cases) will hold at least one case of beer with ice or camping gear,  etc. The racks on the back will hold your tents, sleeping bags, fishing and hunting gear. Or put the original seat on and take the girl friend or wife on a great ride.

Please take note that the “alternator and the starter motor additions were as a replacement to original BMW parts to increase amperage to the outlets (2) and for accessory additions. The new starter was added to reduce amperage draw and spin more rapidly. They were not added because the BMW parts failed. The original BMW parts are with the parts and can be sold separately if so desired.