Grand Prix 250
Main Motorcycle: 1972 Triumph TR6R Tiger
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Summerville, Ga.
shapers big project
I had some free time today and pulled the T120 engine out of the red frame. This machine must have been in a wreck. The kick start arm was broken off and the left side case was cracked with a chunk missing above the primary chain. I removed the kick start side panel and it was full of mud, so I figured the whole thing was going to be trashed. The head came off easier than I thought it would. The pistons were at the bottom of the stroke. I then went to the left side to pull the altinator and primary chain. When I put a big wrench on the nut, the pulley turned. After removing the primary chain I could turn the crankshaft by hand. So the pistons and cylinders are in very good shape.
Now for the big question. This engine is a T120 with a 9 bolt head. the one I am trying to rebuild is a TR6R with a 8 bolt head. I'm betting I can't use them on my TR6R. So is there a market for trading the pistons, cylinders, and head for a set that I can use? Or can I use any of the items on the TR6R.
I already have have a buyer for the old red frame.