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post #1 of 369 (permalink) Old 12-09-2008, 03:42 AM Thread Starter
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Main Motorcycle: 1971 TR6R Triumph Tiger
 
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Here's my baby.
She's a July 1971 TR6R 650 Tiger.
Ownership gets better and better with each year.
I test rode a current model Scrambler a week or two ago and one thing those modern Hinckley Triumphs don't have over the old Meriden models and that's soul.
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post #2 of 369 (permalink) Old 12-19-2008, 12:31 PM
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My '72 TR-6R Home Model. Found in a barn in Southern Maryland last October with 1,607 original miles!!! Completely reworked everything and he started first kick!!! I put 7,000 miles on it this year. Ride 'em don't hide 'em

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post #3 of 369 (permalink) Old 12-20-2008, 10:37 PM
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1972 TR6R - I've got the engine torn down in the basement now. New bearings/seals/clutch, cleaned out sludgetrap. .020 overbore is still within specs - new pistons, TotalSeal Hepolite rings. New transmission bearings. Rebuilt front forks - new seals/refill oil. Strange thing though - it has a Bonneville tank and seat on it. Since the bike is all original and everything works (!), I'm just going to rebuild the engine and transmission and leave the rest of the bike as it is. I think it's kind of cool to have it bone stock and original with a good, rebuilt motor.


2005 Bonneville: 18 tooth sprocket, 135 Mains, 40 Pilots, 1 shim/Thruxton needles, no AI, K&N filters, Emgo Slip-Ons.
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post #4 of 369 (permalink) Old 01-20-2009, 03:35 AM
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I'm just trying to post a photo of my Bonnie. Have followed GPZ's instructions but still not sure if this will work. See how I go. RR
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post #5 of 369 (permalink) Old 03-15-2009, 11:46 AM
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It's running! First kick, no less! Frankly, I'm amazed... I had it apart down to the sludge tube, replaced the crankshaft bearings, big ends, all the tranmission bearings, every seal and gasket, re-indexed the transmission correctly (!), new clutch/chain/front sprocket, new valves/guides/pistons/rings.

... and the sumbitch started first kick... I'm psyched!


2005 Bonneville: 18 tooth sprocket, 135 Mains, 40 Pilots, 1 shim/Thruxton needles, no AI, K&N filters, Emgo Slip-Ons.
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post #6 of 369 (permalink) Old 04-11-2009, 03:03 PM
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Greetings all- got the old girl out today for a very pleasant ride. She came through a winters nap with flying colors. Battery tender made it a one-kick start... after the pre-flight checks. Not perfect, but not too bad for a matching-number rider, I guess. I know modern bikes are easier to ride, (I've got a couple of 'em) but sometimes you just can't beat the classics for the fun factor.
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post #7 of 369 (permalink) Old 04-15-2009, 07:13 PM
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Well I went to see the guy who is currently doing up my 1979 T140e and he had a customer's bike for sale. My girlfriend has recently got her license and I thought 2 Bonnies would be better than one, so I brought it for her, then and there!!!

It has been the daily ride of the guy who owned it and it is a little rough around the edges but it runs OK, albeit very rich!

It is all there, including the front guard, which will need some panel beating. It has matching numbers and was imported from the USA about 3 years ago. Despite some obvious probs with the chokes, it starts with 3 or 4 kicks and sounds sweet with the straight thru pipes, which will eventually be replaced with something a little more user friendly.

It will be done up over the next few months, when finances allow.





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post #8 of 369 (permalink) Old 04-16-2009, 06:30 AM
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I believe they did change between 71 & 72 as I believe they lowered the frame.

My '72



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post #9 of 369 (permalink) Old 04-18-2009, 05:13 PM
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Here's my 71 TR6C cant claim credit for anything - bought it this way but will endeavour to keep it sweet. Re-imported to the UK in 2005 but dont know its history from before then. May have only done 7500 miles.

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post #10 of 369 (permalink) Old 04-24-2009, 04:41 AM
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Mark's Baby - 1974 T120V Bonneville

Ok, I will start.

This is Baby (my 1974 T120V) in 1978.
Terrible fuzzy photo, or it might have been terrible fuzzy me
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