Comments on: Triumph Thunderbird dragbike http://www.bikeexif.com/triumph-thunderbird-3 Custom motorcycles and cafe racers Thu, 17 Feb 2011 17:16:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: moto-bum http://www.bikeexif.com/triumph-thunderbird-3#comment-10483 Fri, 31 Dec 2010 21:58:00 +0000 http://www.bikeexif.com/?p=11026#comment-10483 passenger pegs are for stretching out….or riding all the 15 year old chcks around

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By: Al Carlstrom http://www.bikeexif.com/triumph-thunderbird-3#comment-8387 Tue, 23 Nov 2010 01:49:29 +0000 http://www.bikeexif.com/?p=11026#comment-8387 I know nothing about motorcycles, but that is a piece of art!! I got to this site by looking up “The Two Fat Ladies” cooking show. They drove one thru the English countryside as guess cooks.

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By: Jim http://www.bikeexif.com/triumph-thunderbird-3#comment-8144 Wed, 17 Nov 2010 04:34:04 +0000 http://www.bikeexif.com/?p=11026#comment-8144 I raced Bobby with a very built 47 Ariel sq four. Never won. but he and I were about the only kids in early drag racing. I just sent him a note. Thanks for the site.

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By: ElSolitarioMC http://www.bikeexif.com/triumph-thunderbird-3#comment-7959 Thu, 11 Nov 2010 16:03:38 +0000 http://www.bikeexif.com/?p=11026#comment-7959 I always loved that Triumph but didn’t know the story behind.
Thx bikeexif for your great work!!!

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By: Al Jones http://www.bikeexif.com/triumph-thunderbird-3#comment-7955 Thu, 11 Nov 2010 12:59:48 +0000 http://www.bikeexif.com/?p=11026#comment-7955 It looks like he has the rear passenger pegs folded down. Once he’s in 3rd or 4th (maybe never gets to 4th?) he probably puts his feet on them to cross the line.

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By: Trelman http://www.bikeexif.com/triumph-thunderbird-3#comment-7947 Thu, 11 Nov 2010 00:27:50 +0000 http://www.bikeexif.com/?p=11026#comment-7947 Says Bobby, “Regular pegs were used until after final fourth-gear shift, then move to rear pegs; reversed shift lever allowed quicker downward steps to shift.”

Far as times: “ET’s not really used until 1955 when lights for starting became standard. Best ET was 11.50 seconds.”

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By: Neo Dutch http://www.bikeexif.com/triumph-thunderbird-3#comment-7935 Wed, 10 Nov 2010 00:49:42 +0000 http://www.bikeexif.com/?p=11026#comment-7935 Re. Passenger pegs and reverse shifting. Do you think maybe, that he put his feet on the passenger pegs during runs?

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