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Found on eBay: 1956 Triumph Tiger 110 Custom

by Landon Hall


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Though perfectly-restored stock bikes are lovely, around here we love seeing period customs that people still appreciate, ride and maintain. This 1956 Triumph T110 Tiger is a perfect example of a bike that's just too slick not to buy, ride and enjoy.

From the auction: "This is a 1956 Triumph Tiger 110. It was purchased by the man I bought it from in 1970. At that time, the motor was rebuilt by Harry Leinweber, who held the world speed record and many other competition and race records for Triumph motorcycles in the late 1960’s. Later, the top end was cut .060 over with a larger 32 mm Amal carburetor added along with new clutch, and recently new brakes. An engine oil cooler was added, which keeps the engine at a much cooler operating temperature. All parts have been chromed and the engine and trans were painted with heat-resistant wrinkle-finish black. Some of the chrome is showing a little age, but it is still VERY nice. The engine was fitted with oversized custom TT exhaust pipes. During reinstallation of engine and trans, rubber washers and fiber spacers were placed between frame and mounting brackets, to help eliminate vibration. The frame was never cut, but molded and painted Candy-Apple Red with Crushed Glass. So was the wassell bannana tank and ribbed rear fender. A few years ago, a new Ceriani front-end was added. The top tubes were cut down 2 inches and chromed. The bottom aluminum forks and trees were polished. The polished aluminum 1962 Norton air-cooled brake plate with air-scoop (rare) was mounted with brake assembly and custom cut front axel on a Akront 19 inch polished aluminum rim with stainless spokes. Rear tire is a Harley 16 inch with chrome wheel and spokes. Front and rear have new Dunlop radial racing tires. Anderson foot pegs. New rebuilt rare Smith speedometer. The bike has around 2500 miles on it.  When I took posession, the speedometer had just been put on and read 14 miles.  it now says 190.  50 of those I put on yesterday with some friends out on some country roads. Bike has been upgraded to a 12-volt system with ignition switch and battery so as to keep lights on bright. A Magneto, new voltage regulator, and rewound 12 V generator have been upgraded. (Bike was 6 Volt.) Everything is new, replaced or custom made for this beautiful café style bike.  Like I said, this is a great running and looking bike.  Buy, hop on and go! needs nothing!"

Looks sweet to us. To visit the auction for this 1956 Triumph Tiger 110, go here.