Ex-Machine Registrar for the Trident and Rocket Three Owners Club.
"Over the years Clive Scarfe has made numerous items for my Triumph Trident T150V and T160 in Stainless Steel, and of late he has made me a rear luggage rack for each of my Trident’s and starter motor covers to fit the Dave Madigan starter motor assemblies I have fitted to each bike, to say I was very pleased with his products would be an understatement, the fit, quality and design of anything I have ever purchased from Clive has been superb which is a rare occurrence in the classic bike world today, I wouldn’t hesitate recommending Clive’s products to any Triumph/BSA Triple owner, Clive Scarfe is one of the true artisans of his trade."
"I recently purchased one of your stainless steel 3-1 exhaust systems on behalf of a French friend, Philippe. I delivered it to him whilst in France recently and he asked if I could fit it for him. We unwrapped it and were both very pleased with the look and craftsmanship of all of the components.
I removed his old system, had a little clean around the motor, etc... prior to fitting the exhaust. I loosely fitted the silencer with its bracket, then slipped the collector over the pipe. The three down pipes came next, first the right hand one - it just slipped over the cylinder head stub pipe and pushed into the collector with only the slightest of taps from a rubber mallet. The left hand exhaust followed, exactly the same, followed finally by the centre pipe. A few light taps to ensure all was seated and then tighten up the various pinch bolts.
It all took no longer than one hour, the quality is outstanding, and I don't think that I have ever come across an exhaust system that is so easy to fit. Absolutely beautiful.
And the sound isn't so bad either. Well done Clive, a true credit to you"
"I can't begin to tell you what an honourable bloke Clive Scarfe is.
I bought a SS R3 manifold from him and what a beautiful piece of work it is.
I thought he'd appreciate a bit of feedback on the length of the centre port as it was longer than my old one. Before I knew it, he insisted I return it along with the old one so he could change it. He got the parcel Tuesday and the modified manifold arrived this morning (Friday).
What's more he bunged in a £20 note as compensation. Words fail me! It's so good to know that we have treasures like Clive in our community."
Rob Van Woerden
"I fitted the air box screws and they work a treat."
"Fantastic! Really pleased with the T160 starter motor cover. A great piece of work and a perfect fit.
It has transformed the bike! Many thanks."
"Fitted one of your 3 into 2 exhausts to my Triumph T150 and found it to be excellent. I removed it after 2 years, cleaned and polished it, refitted it and it looked as good as new."
"Received the Rocket 3 Madigan starter motor cover today. Excellent fit and great finish. Thanks very much"
"I fitted one of the luggage racks onto the T160 outfit that we took up to the Krystall Rally in 2014. The rack fitted perfectly and despite nearly two years of constant “abuse” by myself, still looks as good as new. I prefer my bikes to be functional rather than good looking (if it has to be a choice of one or the other), but the luggage rack from Clive is both. This is a product that I would recommend to any T150/T160 owner as a useful, functional and stylish addition to their bike."
"Something weird has happened. And not just once, but twice!
What is it?
Well, I've recently bought parts for my T160 that fitted without having to chop, file, drill, grind or hammer to fit. Both parts - wheel adjusters and a rack, came from Clive Scarfe Systems.
Please accept this, well deserved, pat on the back. Great products and service, and a thoroughly decent chap to boot!"
"Just received the cover and may I say it is a pleasure to see a simple object so beautifully crafted that it will be a real talking point on my rebuilt Rocket 3 for a long, long time."
Firstly, I would like to say how much I appreciated the warm welcome, the hot cuppa and the cheese and tomato sarnies. Many thanks.
The journey home on my T150 was uneventful and finished off a cracking good day out. It only cost about £45 in petrol which is much better value than than the £10.50 postage I would have paid.
As expected, the poorly positioned holes in the grab rail I have on the bike has required me to do a bit of fettling to make the rack fit. If I had a properly made grab rail on the bike, the rack would have gone straight on. It is well made and well finished. The rack is solid and seems easily strong enough to carry just about anything I'm likely to put on it.
Look forward to seeing you at Jurby.
The Starter Motor Cover on DaveMadigan's Rocket 3
TR3OC Life member (USA)
"When I built the replacement starter for the triples I always thought a cover like the one made for the T160 would be a nice finishing touch but never had the time to make one. Now I do not have to as Clive has come up with a good looking cover that fits perfectly! It also is a safety item since fuel dripped on the unit when flooding the carbs can cause a fire when the starter is used (it has happened to one customer). So I recommend finishing off the starter installation with one of Clive's covers."