TESTIMONIALS

GEORGE OUTHWAITE (SOLIHULL)

I called Meriden Triumph initially for advice with my 59 year old Triumph 3ta. He was thorough in his questioning on the phone and reassured me in his background, knowledge and inspired nothing but confidence in his abilities. He kindly came and collected the bike and took it away to find the reason for her heavy smoking, throughout the whole process he kept me completely informed of what was wrong, what required replacement and approximate cost, sending photographs and videos during the examination and rebuild. Again this was a refreshing change to so many businesses and any concerns I may have had were allayed. The bike was returned to me in good time and running as sweetly as she did the day she left the factory.
I cannot recommend his services highly enough and have booked my 76 Bonneville in at the beginning of next year for a spruce up and engine check, I look forward to employing his services again.

PATRICK MCANDREW

In 1975 I purchased my very first motorcycle. It was a 1949 James Captain fitted with a Villiers 6E and three speed box.
With the exception of the frame most of the other components were in two tea chests. Many friends helped and we reassembled the bike, having sourced some missing parts, and got it back on the road. I considered getting it through the MOT a major victory!
It was a great experience and triggered a lifetime interest in motorcycles.

Roll on 41 years. I had now owned a number of machines including an early RD 125, Honda 400 four, a 1978 Triumph Tiger 750 – which I rode throughout Europe in the Summer of 1981- including a return leg from Vienna, a Triumph TR65 Thunderbird, a Yamaha XS1 and a Norton Navigator.

For a number of years I regularly used a truly professional motorcycle engineer in Devon who is now retired. In fact he had been a senior aircraft engineer at Filton in Bristol.

Languishing in his workshop for 20 years or so was an extremely tired and dishevelled Triumph TSS. It appeared to sit there month in, month out and year in and year out… I always expressed an interest in this machine.
Totally out of the blue I received a phone call from the engineer offering me first bid on the machine. I leapt at the opportunity and my bid was accepted.

A little later I was in regular contact with John Rosamond, Chairman of the Triumph Meriden Co-op, organising a talk and presentation about the Co-op years at Meriden for my local motorcycle club.
I remember telling John that I had purchased the TSS and had no idea who would be the most appropriate and experienced person to undertake a full rebuild and restoration of such a rare machine.

Within hours I received an e-mail from John Rosamond stating “I know exactly the man”.
His name was John Hallard.
John duly contacted me. He collected the machine and literally kept me updated almost day by day. Additionally he always sent a photographic record of precisely what was going on. This was not an easy project and I had to operate within a budget.

They honoured my budget and carried out the most incredible rebuild and recommission. Not only did he do that but he also was so understanding, displayed an amazing sense of humour and immense good will.
Needless to say the quality of work was absolutely second to none.

John, and indeed his father, worked at Meriden and this is so truly displayed by his dedication in getting the job right!
It is very simple: please do not think of going anywhere else – John Hallard is the engineer and man you need to speak to…

TREVOR M

Everything about Meriden Triumph’s attitude towards work gives me confidence that all is well, and when start up time arrives there will be no problems, I had not met nor heard of them until a couple of weeks ago, someone gave me their number as I was desperate for some work to be carried out on my cub engine, oil leaks, serious ones, gear box and clutch problems, during the first call I came to the conclusion they knew what they were doing. Next day he was there to collect the engine another chat and away, regular information with photos on progress and what he found when the engine was stripped, on all items I relied on his expertise, then the call to say your engine is ready I’ll bring it tomorrow, he was at my home buy 9-30 am considering it’s seventy odd miles each way not bad another chat and payment and off he went, I will use him again for sure he provides an efficient service, does what he says he will, happy customer

J E (LONDON)

I purchased a T140D and had Meriden Triumph assess everything that needed doing to make it spot on. All work carried out to a high standard and reasonably priced. They worked at the Triumph factory in the Co-operative years.  His father worked there for many years before that. His work is backed by many years of factory trained experience. Recommended.

IAN J

Meriden Triumph recently carried out extensive work on my 1968 Triumph Tiger T100s…

The work carried out by Meriden Triumph was superb (Nulli Secundus), I chose Meriden Triumph for two main reasons, they worked at the original Triumph Meriden works and their’s professional approach and great customer service…

The job took a few months where Meriden Triumph updated me constantly with guidance and advice throughout…  They sourced all the parts, and the paint job is phenomenal.

Very Highly recommended….

NIC CLACY

I’ve not been without a bike since the age of fifteen, but forty years later, I decided it was time to pursue a life-long desire to restore a vintage British motorcycle. Inevitably, I blundered into all the traps like so many before me and having paid a fortune for a heap of rust, via a “good mate” I set about spending another fortune buying replacement parts for my 1973 Tiger TR7V which, anyone with a more trained eye, would have probably deemed way beyond economic restoration in the first place!

They say that some of your best lessons come from your most expensive mistakes and, despite having made a reasonable, but costly, job of the rest of the bike, my bottle finally went at the thought of stripping and rebuilding the engine…and getting it right first time! I’d phoned a couple of companies before I chanced upon Meriden Triumph, within minutes of chatting to him, I knew exactly where my business was going…

Meriden Triumph has that friendly ‘old school’ enthusiasm that quickly reassured me, that if I brought the engine to him, we could discuss options over a cup of coffee…and this, we did! From the outset, Meriden Triumph established what I wanted, gave me a fair initial estimate for the work involved and advised me that, should replacement parts be needed once the engine had been stripped, he would keep me informed and explain any cost options that may be available.

Needless to say, the engine proved to be no less of a challenge than the rest of the bike and, almost nightly, seemed to yield more and more grisly examples of broken, bodged and abused components from within.  All of which, were photographed and emailed to me by Meriden Triumph who would suggest what needed to be done together with any additional cost implications. (so thorough, were Meriden Triumph’s updates, that, at one point, I toyed with the idea of asking him to stop sending pictures of broken cogs and seized bearings quite so often, as each piece seemed to be screaming ‘you mug’ at me!) In no time however, the work was done and instead of the grubby lump of rust that looked like it had been at the bottom of a lake for 10 years (I, actually, think it might have been!) I was staring at something that looked like it could have just rolled off the production line at Meriden where they used to work!

It’s back in the frame now, and I reckon I’ll be firing it up for the first time in probably 30 years in a week or so…and couldn’t be happier! In summary, I would just say that it has a been a real pleasure to do business with Meriden Triumph, who’s amiable and consistently honest approach has been something which allows me to both, wholeheartedly recommend their services to others and ensure that I would happily return as a repeat customer. (Although, I think I might have a look at some of the nicely restored classics they’ve got for sale themselves and save myself a whole load of grief and cash next time round!)

ADRIAN BEEVOR

Meriden Triumph came highly recommended and they did not disappoint, I had a few issues with the bike which they sorted out for me very quickly, all through the time was with Meriden Triumph I was kept updated and informed progress. Highly recommended!!

JOE (SOLIHULL)

Having bought my 82 TSX in Jersey whilst living away for a number of years with work, the Triumph had a home-coming back to the Midlands with me in December last year.  Not being an experienced mechanic (i’m sure my tinkering does more harm than good…) I was on the look out for someone locally who could tell me what the bike needed doing and bring back the joy of riding it again, without the dreaded worry it would break-down even on a short trip!

I was given Meriden Triumph’s name and number and I have to say the experience and support from him was nothing short of world class.  Communication was fantastic, he called quickly, arranged to come and collect the bike and kept me in the loop at all stages.  A few extra ‘issues’ were surfaced on the way, but they always dropped a note to make sure I wanted it doing before the work started and even sent regular pictures and videos so I could see the progress!

Less than a couple of weeks later and the bike was back with me, running smoothly, starting without issue and giving me the confidence to push on with the brakes working soundly and me with less worried about ending up in a hedge! I took advantage of some great weather around the time and did a couple of 100 mile trips, something I would never have felt confident with previously, as the bike was a little temperamental to say the least!

Brilliant stuff again, Meriden Triumph.  A huge thank you and nothing but recommend.

Bring on the summer!!

PAUL “THE PILOT”

Met Meriden Triumph couple years ago (after being recommended as he had worked at the original factory in the experimental dept) I asked if he could sort my Bobber as it leaked oil and the gearbox would not select…! They kept me informed of the findings, and sent pictures of the repairs required, it was sorted and never missed a beat since … I then asked if he would build me a 650 to my spec (old looking but reliable) after a rebuilt engine and all the things I wanted on the bike it’s finished and couldn’t be more pleased, I can’t wait to get out on her ..great service and banter !!

PATRICK MCANDREW

In 1975 I purchased my very first motorcycle. It was a 1949 James Captain fitted with a Villiers 6E and…
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TREVOR M

Everything about Meriden Triumph’s attitude towards work gives me confidence that all is well, and when start up time arrives…
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J E (LONDON)

I purchased a T140D and had Meriden Triumph assess everything that needed doing to make it spot on. All work…
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IAN J

Meriden Triumph recently carried out extensive work on my 1968 Triumph Tiger T100s… The work carried out by Meriden Triumph…
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NIC CLACY

I’ve not been without a bike since the age of fifteen, but forty years later, I decided it was time…
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ADRIAN BEEVOR

Meriden Triumph came highly recommended and they did not disappoint, I had a few issues with the bike which they…
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JOE (SOLIHULL)

Having bought my 82 TSX in Jersey whilst living away for a number of years with work, the Triumph had…
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PAUL “THE PILOT”

Met Meriden Triumph couple years ago (after being recommended as he had worked at the original factory in the experimental…
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