Show us yours: 1999 Triumph Thunderbird

Shannon Butcher
September 6, 2019

Leigh Myhill sent in this brilliant picture of their fully recovered 1999 Triumph Thunderbird!

“I’ve been looking forward to this day for over three years! In April 2016, I threw my pride and joy at the bushes while out on a spirited back country-lane ride, not far from my home in Scotland.”

“The insurance company wanted to write her off! Not likely, I thought. We came to a deal, where I received a partial payment and the recovered bike. “

“I spent the next three years (life tends to get in the way) pulling the bike down to just the frame, engine and swingarm.”

“Many hours fettling and sourcing parts later, and finding a good painter (the most difficult part), today my old girl lives again having just passed its first MoT in four years.”

“I’ve learnt a heck of a lot in the last three years. I’m now thinking about another project! I’ve got one or two other frames lying around…”

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About the Author

Shannon Butcher

Shannon Butcher is an editorial contributor who has a Journalism degree from the University of Lincoln. When she’s not creating content she can be found visiting many of the UK's beautiful countryside locations with her dog, Pilot. 01507 529529 |

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