Cardinal - 1977
Police spec - 1975
1977 Triumph Cardinal
Cardinal - about 130
Police spec - about 450
Front Fork Gaiters
They do save the fork
stanchions from flying stones and rust. They were, of course, already
ripped when I took delivery of my brand new bike.
Works well, requires
Heavy. You know how those police
motorcycle riders are always falling off . . .
Low CR Pistons
A measely 8.25 : 1 instead of the
normal 9 : 1. Robbed the bike of power but allowed it to run on almost any grade
of petrol you could find.
Soft Single Seat
Better than the plank of wood found
on a normal T160.
Looked good but didn't hold much
after the air horn compressor was mounted inside one of them.
Air Horns (Twin)
Fiamm and loud!
Substantial Carrier for Luggage / Top Box
The circular cutouts make a whistle while you ride, only amusing for the
first mile or so.
Super White Finish
White Petrol tank, oil tank,
oil tank clip and LHS cover. Chrome mudguards, black frame. Nice looking
Rubber Mounted Footrests
Add about 10 ozs over the
stock setup which doesn't feed back that much vibration in the first
place. Note the plain footrest rubbers (no Triumph logo).