This one gets a big ‘ol buyer beware from us, but we liked the cut of her jib, so here we are…no one said motorcyclists always play it safe.
This pretty Triumph TIger 500 claims to be numbers-matching, running, and registered in CA (as a non-op), with a clear title.
Seller claims the professional service included a new top end, new clutch, new fenders, chain, grips, battery and a rebuilt carb.
Seller also mentions that the front brake is not original to the bike, and is from a ’67, which would be bigger than stock. We don’t know much else here, and what concerns us is that a real enthusiast couldn’t help but explain all the bits they put in and how lovingly they installed them.
A quick peek under the seat doesn’t show any signs of rust, and the aging Union Jack sticker might mean the seat is original, or at-least period Triumph. More alarmingly, we DO see a fair amount of DIY-looking electrical work, replete with auto-zone connectors. That said, it probably wouldn’t make the electrics less reliable than when the bike rolled out of the factory.
So, with that caveat, we hope it’s a runner. And if its you can keep it on the road, you’ll certainly get a good nod as you ride.