Triumph Thunderbird TR65 wall sign
Essential lowbrow art for your garage, lounge, hall or ... wherever
Specifications: Tin plate backing. Folded edges. 300mm x 410mm. High resolution image (1,400 dpi). Printed direct to metal.
Instructions for use:
1. Remove carefully from the packaging.
2. Inspect the sign and feel pleased that you bought it.
3. Find a suitable spot on a suitable wall or door.
4. Position the sign thoughtfully using strips of masking tape if necessary.
5. Carefully mount the sign with nails or screws taking utmost care not to damage any part of the design (Tip: Use fibre washers both in front and behind the sign if you're the particular type or have an obsessive-compulsive tendency).
6. Open a beer, light a fag, hug your partner or favourite pet.
7. Stand back and enjoy the sign and do this as often as time and convenience allows.
8. Drop us an email to let us know how satisfied you are.
9. Wipe the sign occasionally with a soft cloth (and wax it if you're the particular type or have an obsessive-compulsive tendency).
10. Tell your friends.
That's all that's required. The sign should still be fit for purpose long after you're gone, and we hope that's a long time into the future.
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This is unquestionably one of the best (and rarest) Triumph motorcycle ever made. It's the 650cc TR65 Thunderbird conceived and built during the twilight days of the Meriden Workers Co-operative circa 1981 - 1982.
Meriden was in trouble then. Big trouble. Sales were falling away. Investment capital was nowhere. The workers were fielding an ageing (albeit much-loved) product. There were currency exchange woes to contend with. And export credit guarantee problems to boot. And then there were huge loans to pay off. Beyond that, the motorcycle world was (in every sense of the word) moving faster than Triumph could keep up.
Short stroke 650cc Triumph TR65 Thunderbird engine
Nevertheless, the idea of turning the existing 750cc long stroke (76mm x 82mm) T140 Bonneville into a 650cc short stroke (76mm x 71.5 mm) Bonneville was inspired. Except that they resurrected an older name from the Triumph archives and called it a TR65 Thunderbird.
It was designed as a cost-cutting entry level machine. Only, the cost-cutting was a little too obvious. The Bonneville's electronic ignition was replaced by ("old fashioned") contact breakers. The chrome exhausts were replaced by black painted pipes. It lost a silencer and a rev counter, and generally failed to impress.
But the bike was, naturally, slightly cheaper to buy, and it buzzed along very happily humming a very different tune to its T140 stablemate, and in doing so vibrated less and picked up speed remarkably well.
Second generation TR65 Thunderbird
After the first batch were built and (partly) sold, Meriden realised that the austere look wasn't going down too well. So the factory put the bling back and pretty much brought the TR65 Thunderbird up to Bonneville specifications (notwithstanding the fact that it was still a six-fifty, as opposed to a seven-fifty).
You can read more about this wonderful motorcycle on our Triumph T140 buyers guide page. And when you've done that, you might be interested in buying the TR65 metal sign shown here.
The size is a generous 300mm x 410mm, which is roughly the size of two A4 sheets of paper. The image is 1,400 dpi, which is way better than most, if not all, of the lesser quality stuff on the market. And the edges are folded to help preserve those delicate finger nails.
Also, these Triumph TR65 signs are printed direct to metal in the traditional way.
It's a good quality print, remember, and not to be confused with cheaper copies or clones. This is the real deal at the right price.
Will you like it when you see it? We think so. If we didn't, we wouldn't be flogging 'em.
We package these signs as well as we reasonably can, and we despatch as soon as possible (usually within 24 hours of ordering, and very rarely longer than 2-3 days if stock has run out and needs to be re-supplied.
Either way, we'll keep you posted. And if for any reason we can't supply your sign, we'll tell you without unnecessary delay and will refund your money in full.
And remember this if you will:
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