Restoring the Tiger

The Triumph Tiger has been standing around for years and its come to the point where we need to get it back on the road.

This is the detail of the Bike:

Frame: T100 SCH 40852

Engine: XE 05710

The frame was despatched to Africa on 12 August 1965 and is a T100SC and the engine was sent to South Africa in Jan 1971 and is a T100 C.

We still have the original Workshop Manual and found a copy of the Parts List on the internet, which we will use to restore the bike to it’s original state. (or as close as possible to original)


7 thoughts on “Restoring the Tiger

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  2. Hi Jacques, got your name from Justin who dated my bike Engine/frame no. H40725 T100 SC. Mine was resprayed 20 yeras back in a metalliv blue and silver. Bought by me from ex Classic motorcycle Club female member for R2000. As I had just been retrenched after 40 years at Standard Bank, times were hard so parked in garage and left. Just this week got inspired by “DJ” rally sendoff at Carnival Mall and started repairing strange aftermarket wiring. Met a few real “Fundis” at the DJ. Have 1971 Tridentas well (runnin)-will keep in touch
    Regards Tony 011-xxxxxx or 079xxxxxx= Glenanda North, Jhbg South

  3. Hi,

    I bought a T100 in dire need of a restoration – it will commence soon – according to Justin, the following:

    H40726 is a frame from one of the 341 South African ‘Mercurys’ made in July 1965 and Supplied to Keep Brothers. EC 18595 was made on the 8th May 1969 and is an engine also from a machine supplied to Keep Brothers as part of a batch sent on the 15th May 1969. Possibly also Military or Police machines. Overall an interesting history for your machine…

    I see the frame number follows that of Tony Collins, who commented above

  4. Good Afternoon

    I have just had a garage find in Empangeni Natal and its the same as you have with many spares. The frame is T100SCH40751 and was a military bike. I have started with the base restoration and am seeking a parts manual and workshop manual. Can you give me a pointer as to where I can obtain and or can you give me a copy of what you have. If you are short of parts I maybe able to help you.



  5. JFI I have H40741 engine number and the frame number which is different escapes me at the moment. The motor was probably changed as they did in the SANDF rather than repair. So my engine and frame are 1966 but the tank is 1965.

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