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Our 1968 Triumph TR6R since 1971


We've owned this 68 Triumph Trophy 650 (TR6R) since 1971. Wife and I 'road' it all over southern Ontario

for about 15,000 miles (including hwy 400 and 401) when we were a lot younger and could kick start it.

Well it's been sitting for about 15 years so I had a resto shop in London get it going and freshened up.

Kick started this past weekend (just about broke my leg when it kicked back) and rode it up and down

the long driveway - what a bunch of great memories came back. No plans to license it (heavy sigh).

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Nice lookin' bike.

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That is one sweeet bike! Worth holding onto....just for the memories!

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I can always recognize those vertical twins when they approach. The closest thing I ever had to a Triumph of that vintage was a "Cut Out On A '69 Triumph" brochure I got at the Sportsman Show. It had perforations around each bike. Unfortunately it got tossed in the late 1970s.

I did briefly have a Yamaha TX500 twin that was similar to a Triumph Tiger 500 . A trio of different Yamaha Observed Trials bikes.

I still have the '84 Honda XL350R I bought new in April '84.

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First licensed bike was a '77 DT-125

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After breaking my wrist over Christmas I cannot imagine myself being able to roll the throttle anytime soon, if ever... disbelief

 

Those old Triumphs were known for nice handling because of the rake, and they were electric & kick-start, tickle the carbs. The original Triumph brand continued to 1983. Years later the name was bought and applied to new line of bikes. They do try to capitalize on the retro style.



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That's a beaut Bernie. I'd keep that as art in my rec room.



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That thumper is sweet. Most of the ones I have seen have had the "cafe" treatment or been bobbed. Very refreshing seeing a stock Triumph.

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dcneric wrote:

That thumper is sweet. Most of the ones I have seen have had the "cafe" treatment or been bobbed. Very refreshing seeing a stock Triumph.


 .....the bars and the pipes are not stock but were on the bike when we got it in '71.....the sound is fantastic and the semi-hi bars

make it easier to ride (imo) - even back then when we parked it anywhere there would always be a crowd around it.

Would love to ride it to bike night in Goderich.....biggrin



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