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Slippery Sam


Carl Fogarty - Rides Slippery Sam & Triumph Triple R


Slippery Sam at TT 2012


Triumph Trident Slippery Sam TT2010 parade lap


Triumph Slippery Sam


Slippery Sam

Slippery Sam is a British production class racing motorcycle from the early 1970s that used a carefully prepared version of the 750 cc Triumph Trident ohv (pushrod) three-cylinder engine. The "Slippery Sam" name was acquired during the 1970 Bol d'Or, a 24-hour race for production-based machines held in France, when engine difficulties and escaping oil covered the bike of Triumph employee Percy Tait and co-rider Steve Jolly who managed to finish in fifth place to winners Paul Smart and Tom Dickie on another works Trident.
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