Triumph Tappet adjuster locknut spanner for a 61 5TA

From: John Williams <wj********>
Subject: Triumph Tappet adjuster locknut spanner.

Message Body:
Hello John.
Hope you are keeping well.
I’m after a Triumph Tappet adjuster locknut spanner for a 61 5TA.
I believe the part number is D370. Basicalit’sits a thin flat 3/16 Whit.
I have the square tappet adjuster, courtesy of yourself.
Hope you can help me out mate.

Kind Regards.
John Williams

From: John Thomas <>
Date: Tue, Apr 2, 2024 at 3:18 PM
Subject: Re: Classic Bike Parts UK “Triumph Tappet adjuster locknut spanner.”
To: <wj******>

Afternoon John, thanks for the enquiry, trust your keeping well my friend.

 I don’t actually do the D370, From my Triumph Parts Tool Manual it is a combined 3/16″ X 1/4″ flat Whitworth spanner, the closest I do to that is my part number S439 a curved 3/16″ X 1/4″ Whitworth spanner in 5mm thick stainless ( originally designed for cylinder head,/barrel nut access) £11.45 plus p&p or if you should want to double it up with the 1/4″ X 5/16″ S440 £21.75 the pair plus p&p

Hope this is of help, best regards

John T. Classic Bike Parts UK

From: john williams <wj******>
Date: Tue, Apr 2, 2024 at 5:54 PM
Subject: Re: Classic Bike Parts UK “Triumph Tappet adjuster locknut spanner.”
To: John Thomas <>

Hi John, thanks for getting back to me so quickly.

As you can see from my image, I already have one of those from you for my barrel nuts, but forgot I had it (senior moment)! It works a treat as you can see. Along with your other tools.

Feel free to use the image on your site. 

Good to hear from you again, will be in touch. 

Take care my friend. 


J.T Classic Stainless and eBay

On Thu, Mar 21, 2024 at 7:11 AM Anthony Gordon <bsa********> wrote:

Thanks for your message. Noted about stopping ebay. Will you be continuing doing stainless parts? I’m currently building a Metisse and will likely need some bits and pieces making.

Many thanks Tony

On Thu, 21 Mar 2024, 08:53 John Thomas, <> wrote:

Morning Tony,

 Yes my friend, the stainless parts and tools will still be available from my web site Classic Bike Parts UK

Whilst eBay has been an excellent sales tool, their increased selling costs, which from April will be some 13% taken off both the goods and postage along with the listing fees, VAT, and other hidden costs, charged at point of sale, as a private individual, just do not make it viable ( or in my opinion fair to customers ) to continue.

 Trusting that no inconvenience is caused in the transition, the same service and next day postage on goods is still aimed for, along with Royal Mail signed for service..

Best regards

John T. Classic Bike Parts UK

On Fri, Mar 22, 2024 at 8:10 AM Anthony Gordon <bsa********> wrote:

John. The parts arrived today, excellent. I’ll polish them up and they will be just the job on my Metisse.

John many thanks….I fully understand your position….ebay have got greedy and are kicking the arse out of their dominant position….I’ll be in touch in future I hope. Cheers Tony 

Wipac type brake switch brackets

Peter placed a large order, but the Wipac brake switch was out of stock. J.T responded when the part was back in stock. This is typical J.T, And it is related to the next below

On Thu, Mar 21, 2024 at 2:14 PM Peter Elvidge <Peter.***********> wrote:

Hello John,
Very sorry I missed your email yesterday and have only just started catching up !
I am looking forward to the Wipac brackets arriving and wish to know the cost of these and postage so I can reimburse you.
Things are getting busy this end as H.M.Voice wants three rooms decorating and I would rather get on with my projects, perhaps I should loose my hearing aids. Think it’s time to visit chuckle corner that always puts a smile on my face.
Very best wishes my friend,

J.T Replied

Hi Peter,

 I can remember the wife giving me a “jobs to do list” one spring, the bikes were at the bottom of it. Took it down the workshop with a cup of tea, after a cigarette and very brief discussion with a couple of the lads we decided to turn it upside down !

 Don’t worry about the brake switch brackets my friend, we can catch up if you should ever need anything else.

As always best regards and remember whoever invented decorating wants screwing, but whoever invented screwing wants decorating 😉

John T.

Many thanks for the parts which arrived today

From: Peter Elvidge <Pete.***********>
Date: Mon, Mar 11, 2024 at 5:09 PM
Subject: Parts Safely Delivered.
To: John Thomas <>

Good afternoon John,
Just wanted to say many thanks for the parts which arrived today, it was just like Christmas again unwrapping all those lovely goodies! It is always a pleasure to deal with you; the quality of the parts and service you supply are exceptional.
Many thanks again my friend,
Best wishes,

Triumph TR6 Tiger T120 Bonneville Rear Brake Pedal Arm 82-6064 (H71)

30/01/2024    16:49

From: Norman H. <******>
Subject: Rear brake arm

Message Body:
Triumph Bonneville 1970.
Hi John,
Thanks for the exceptional delivery, ordered the part Friday, received Monday excellent. Fitted it today Tuesday, spot on.
Made from S/steel, last a life time unlike other parts on the market. Don’t know why all part are not made from the same, the extra cost is negligible although some other company’s treat it as though it’s gold and charge the same for it.
Thanks again John and take care.
First class, highly recommend.

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TRIUMPH 5T 6T Rigid Frame Engine Plates Dynamo or Alternator In Stainless Steel (H268 H395 H322)

Date: Wed, Dec 6, 2023 at 4:33 PM
Subject: Classic Bike Parts UK “Stainless Engine Plates for Rigid Triumph.”

From: Brian James Hiscock <b**************>
To: <>

Message Body:

Hi John,
Just a quick line to thank you for the prompt delivery. A phone call on Monday, in my hand on Wednesday.
It makes a pleasant change to find somebody in the trade who has the same passion as the people he serves.
The parts look great and will give a glint of quality in an often overlooked area.
Thanks again

Triumph T140 Oil in Frame O.I.F Engine Plates 83-3024 83-3023 (H183 H247)

From: Mark Chamberlain <***********>
Date: Thu, Nov 30, 2023 at 6:03 PM
Subject: Re: Order No 9913
To: John Thomas <>

Thanks John,

Received today, they are just what I needed to complete my rearset project. I had bought some plate to fabricate my own, sadly this got used to repair my ladders (don’t ask). Having these will make my life a lot easier. 

Thanks again,

Mark C. 


Norton Cafe Race Instrument Speedo Tacho Clock Mounting Brackets (H95)

From: P Gordon <29*******>
Date: Thu, Nov 30, 2023 at 11:25 PM
Subject: Re: Order No. 9864
To: John Thomas <>


Your excellent stainless steel parts arrived today. Actually fairly quick delivery considering how far around the globe they travelled. These are really nice parts. I appreciate the quality. I am building one more Triton and I am glad that I was able to come upon your website with so many good bits. Thanks very much.

Paul Gordon

Montana, USA