Hurricane serial numbers and owners' E-mails

162 hurricane listed Sep 9, 2008

14% of all Hurricanes made.

Hurricane T- Shirts
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Your name

Your mailing address (will not be published)

Your E-mail address

Hurricane engine number

Hurricane frame number if different

General location of bike

Comments: Such as "I bought this bike in 1996 from Sammy Anarak, California, USA. It was restored by Sammy's son, Andy"

New Series 4 Hurricane Shirts above left. Old Series 3 right.

Sep, 2008: As Series 3 run out, they will be replaced by Series 4. Only the front design has changed

50-50 cotton-polyester blend blend. Preshrunk. the highest quality printing we have ever had. Carol likes these because "the black stays black"
Black only, Med, Large, X-Large and XX Large
There he is, Tony Page with TRX75 PH 01383
Notes from your designer Aug 14, 2007

Months go by before you will find this database updated. I apoplgise for the time between postings but it takes me the better part of a day to make the magic happen. As we approach 12% of all Hurricanes, we can see some interesting facts. For example, some of the NH and PH models had V75V frames and TRX engines.

This posting has brought to light two interesting serial numbers:

V75V 00399 and 00670 Are these original prototype bikes?


Modified Hurricanes

Check out this 1977 Big Bike cover. I know you English Hurricane enthusiasts like them "the way they were at the factory". But I am an American and I like hot rodded machines. How about some cool Hurricane mods?

Send me pictures. I'll post them.

TRX75 PH 00730 before restortation. I don't understand what you don't like about non-stock
Phil Pick says: "By BSA despatch records held on microfiche by TR3OC was sent on 14thJanuary 1972 to Triumph Development.The second "Next V75V was XG 00476, sent 22/12/71 to USA, to the East Coast distributorXG represents December 1972, so made December 1971. I feel that thisis the bike in the photograph in the Joe Parkhurst book, page 59, that is initled as 'Craig Vetter astride the first pre-production Hurricane at the Houston, Texas, BSA dealers meeting in February 1972. Note the BSA label on the tank.' "
The first Hurricane I saw was a BSA. Houston, Feb 12, 1972

Was this V75V XG 00476?

TRX75 XH 02620 in the bedroom. A proper place for a Hurricane.
Hurricane Print for your wall

The finest photograph of a Hurricane - mine actually - is available for your wall.

Scintillating color and stunning detail.

Embossed with the famous Vetter Design mark and signed by the designer himself (me). Since these prints are prepared individually for your order, I will add your personal message.

Makes a pretty nice gift, too.

How is this for a treat? Philippe Cognet's TRX 75 NH 02710 alongside a new Rocket 3
Hurricane Facts: Hurricane tanks were not painted. All Hurricanes had a gel coated surface, which means orange colored resin called "Gel"coat was sprayed into the mold first. The molds were made right and left, bolted together. Fibreglass was then applied onto the orange surface to build up the structure. The molds were then unbolted to get the seat-tank out. A steel tank was then bonded into the structure. Apparently, a plastic tank was not legal for street use in 1973. Today many motorcycles use plastic... Nylon 10 and polyethylene being popular.

Modern fuels are destroying fibreglass tanks. An unexpected bonus for having a metal tank liner is the fact that Hurricanes are unaffected.

See example of PH Hurricanes below:
Tony Page's TRX75 PH 01383
George Brown's TRX75 PH 01164 Before restoration (Only in America)
TRX75 PH 01164 After restoration
Anybody know when and why some Hurricanes red knobs on shocks and some white?

Do you know of any other differences over the run?

In 1978, Joe Parkhurst wrote this very special book about the Hurricane
Do you have your copy of this book?
Eddie Edwards and TRX75 PH 00967
See example of XH Hurricanes below:
Craig Vetter on TRX75 XH 01979 July 16, 2003 at the National Motorcycle Museum, England
TRX75 XH 01979 after the fire of Sept. 16, 2003
TRX75 XH 01979 brought back to life by Ad Moerman, Holland. Read his comments below
Ad Moerman says: "Here are some pictures of the burned Hurricane. It has been riding already for about 100 miles now, rides very good nice sound.The bike has had a complete restoration and all the parts has been out and some parts are changed (new) as the bearings oil seals valves and valve guides. New tank-seat ( I made myself ) and new yokes. Also put in a new Borrani rim front because there was a Akront in it. The broken fins off the head are reapaired with steel pins and a spec. glue. The frame is powder coated, new mudguards and headlamp. The restoration took about 7 weeks. I have sent some pictures to the museum. If you have any questions let me know. Regards Ad Moerman Holland." Ad Moerman passed away April 25th. 2007.
Craig Vetter's visit to Meriden in 1972

I was at the Meriden plant in Nov 27 thru Dec 2, 1972 and saw many of the above Hurricanes under construction
There were lots of incomplete Hurricanes lined up in rows, all without their seat tanks.
Somewhere along the way, at a much later date, I have picked up the story that because the seat tank units were not delivered in time,
production went along anyway, squeezing all the Hurricane production they could in 1972.
Apparently, the Hurricane, as it was being made, could not be produced in 1973 because it did not meet noise standards.
I have heard that maybe they were produced into January of 1973 anyway. If so, there will be a huge number of "XH" Hurricanes showing up here.

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