Triumph Tiger Cub trials


I bought this bike already built up in Pre 65 trials trim.

Over the last couple of months the Cub has been extensiveley tested, i've got the bruises to prove it! And modified to make it go better in trial sections.

Mods so far:

Ignition changed from energy transfer to Boyer black box and electronic ignition

Carb changed from Mk1 24mm Amal to Mk2 22mm to try and get the Cub to rev better from idle, a lot better but still could improve - there is a flat spot if you snap open the throttle - I have just got hold of a 22mm Delorto which might cure this

Footpegs and hangers binned in favour of a set of Sammy Miller Cub pegs - nicely made pity about the sales service!

A new set of Michelin sticky tyres

We took the Cub into the DVLO with a letter from Roy Bacon an MOT and Insurance cert and came away with an age related plate

Put a Talon 63 tooth sprocket on the back with a new chain to try and sort the gearing - still too high, can only use first gear in sections.


Wots next? :

Engine is out at the moment cases split and a 13 tooth front sprocket going on, some new bearings and gaskets

A set of Cub hubs bought from Greystone Cub Spares will be laced up to new alloy rims with stainless spokes

The front forks will get stripped, new springs, stanchions and seals


Update 14/01/07

The Cub has had the engine rebuilt by Colin Craig, the new 22mm Dell'orto fitted, the forks rebuilt and is running sweetly. Just need to practice a bit more!