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    TR6 Re: TR-6 Question

    Well, I'm only one example, but was planning to sell the TR6 to try another flavor. The real selling prices though do not seem to be any higher than they were seven or so years ago. I've seen VW...
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    big load

    I live downstairs in the Triumph section, but came across this slide and figured you guys deserve to see it.
    During the 1970s I worked at the BL port of entry in New Orleans. This Mini was a...
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    Re: Yamaha XS650 (Copy of Triumph)

    Drew, there is a very nice 90/6 in Ft Worth at
    Boxers by Bruce. The fellow put on some Mikunis, the front master cylinder up on bars along with braided lines, a solo seat and Pichler fairing. ...
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    Re: Yamaha XS650 (Copy of Triumph)

    You would likely enjoy either. I rode a new Bonneville for 30k miles troublefree, and enjoyed every mile of it. Am currently on a 60/5 which is slow and ill handling but plugs along mile after...
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    Re: Yamaha XS650 (Copy of Triumph)

    How about a TX650? I don't know enough about them to understand the difference in an XS and a TX.
    Check Omar's website for goodies.
    https://www.omarsdtr.com/streetmain.html

    A...
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    Re: Towing an XJ6

    If it's an automatic, you may have problems. I cannot remember, but if the oil pump on the Jag is splined to the input shaft, then you should not tow.
    When the rear wheels are turning, so is the...
  7. Re: What kind of ignition system are you using?

    Interesting, but predictable discussion. See the same stories on old bike forums as well. My TR6 came to me some 30,000 miles ago with a magnetic pick-up system. I don't know what brand, and don't...
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    Re: Carb Sync Tool?

    You'd have to have a fine scale on your gauge and then move back and forth quickly, and would probably never get it much closer than by listening to the intake through a length of 1/2 heater hose. ...
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    Re: Carb Sync Tool?

    Bob is right about cycle synchro tools. I use one called TwinMax. It feeds off a vacuum port which your Webers probably have. Being electronic, you can adjust to a very sensitive level.

    Got...
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    Re: Seat Cover Installation Help Needed

    If you are going to install prefabricated seat cover kits, then there is no problem. Once the old covers are off and the foam cushions replaced, the trick is to slide the new covers over without...
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    Re: Humber Question

    No connection to these folk, but they are in the business of orphan cars and drive Humbers. Friendly people with an impressive supply of pieces and knowledge.

    https://www.kipmotor.com
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    Re: Looked at a Volvo Today....

    Good cars. The blower motor is an 8 hour job for a tech who is used to doing it. Begin by taking out the two front seats, and work your way forward until reaching the firewall. Motor is the last...
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    Typical bonehead move

    Putting new bushings in the steering column turned out to be easier than expected. However, there was difficulty in wiring up the column, and I'm supposed to be very good with wiring. The colors...
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    TR6 Re: TR6 rear panel: always black?

    At the BL port of entry in New Orleans during the TR6 ayears we never saw one that was not painted black in the back and rocker.
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    TR4/4A Re: TR4 Blinkers flashing too quickly?

    The flashers are nothing more than a small bi-mettalic strip. When cold, the end of the strip contacts a base plate, allowing current to flow. This heats the strip which curls (because of the...
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    Re: lean or bust

    There were dozens of needle profiles available, and perhaps you have non-stock ones. In the 60s/70s, I had a little booklet showing all the available sizes. The measurements were taken every 1/8"...
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    engine/tranny on Craig's List Dallas

    https://dallas.craigslist.org/pts/394562486.html

    Don't know anything about this, but spotted the listing and thought someone may need these components.
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    Re: How do you find a battery drain

    To make life as easy as possible, do as Randall suggests. However, begin first by pulling fuses one at a time. You'll then isolate a circuit. Then begin eliminating each branch of it, one at a...
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    Re: Drive the Dragan

    Someone has figured out how to make a living by photographing everyone on the Dragon.

    https://www.killboy.com

    Apparently the crew gets just about everyone passing by. Once home you...
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    Re: Belt Tension? Whatdayall set it at?

    Shop manual for the TR6 specifies 3/4-1" at mid-point of longest run.
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    Re: Motorcycle oil and old cars.

    You may want to dig a bit deeper. We do not use car oil in motorcycles because most have wet clutch packs. This requires the formulation to be less slippery in order that the clutches grab. I've...
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    trip report

    Well, it's not British, but it's old and just as much fun as the TR6. Rode the 1971 BMW (R60/5 - 600cc) from Dallas to a little town just south of Springfield, Mo, and back in two days. It was...
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    Re: Rear Brakes Hanging Up ?

    Double check a parts catalog to be sure you have the adjusters on the correct side and installed the right way.

    Sounds like you have the adjusters in backwards, causing them to tighten as you...
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    Triumph Rocket

    Here's an interesting link to a (tongue-in-cheek) video clip on the Rocket.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKEuzxC4eGc
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    Re: New Triumph vs BMW Airhead

    Hard to say what someone else will like. I'm on my fourth airhead, this time a restored 60/5, and think it may be the one I've been looking for all along.

    The controls are heavy. It's a bike...
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