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Old 01-22-2012, 12:24 PM   #121
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My Rocket3 I inherited from my father when he passed away. My dad bought it new in '72 I believe. Dad passed away in 83 and I sold it in '90. I've spent the last 20+ years regretting it every day. I'd love to buy it back if the opportunity ever presents itself. But the reality of it is....

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Old 01-22-2012, 01:06 PM   #122
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Old 01-22-2012, 01:44 PM   #123
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22manyrides,

Is that your Velo? do you know anything about belt drives and Yamaha clutches on Velos?
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Old 01-22-2012, 04:51 PM   #124
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Here are a couple of photos of my 72 Triumph TR6. Its' been resurrected twice.

A friend of mine gave it to me several years ago, it was a real basket case. "Really" some of the parts were in a large plastic basket. Took me almost a year to reassemble it and get it back on the road.

Then Hurricane Katrina submerged it under 20 feet of water. It sat in about 3 feet of water for almost a month before I could get it out. Lost several other bikes along with some cars. I was determnied to salvage my Triumph so I took it down, cleaned everything and stored the parts. I started slowly rebuilding it again from the frame up. The saltwated had did a number on most of the bike. (You may notice the front disc brake, it's from a newer model)

Last year I finally got it back on the road again.

It's a sweet ride and I guarantee I will not leave it again!!!




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Old 01-22-2012, 05:43 PM   #125
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22manyrides,

Is that your Velo? do you know anything about belt drives and Yamaha clutches on Velos?
Sorry not mne, Rob Farmer you know more about belt drives than me...
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Old 01-23-2012, 08:28 AM   #126
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My Rocket3 I inherited from my father when he passed away. My dad bought it new in '72 I believe. Dad passed away in 83 and I sold it in '90. I've spent the last 20+ years regretting it every day. I'd love to buy it back if the opportunity ever presents itself. But the reality of it is....

sweet bike but serious bummer. some things you just can't get back man. hindsight is always 20/20.
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Old 01-23-2012, 08:30 AM   #127
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Here are a couple of photos of my 72 Triumph TR6. Its' been resurrected twice.

A friend of mine gave it to me several years ago, it was a real basket case. "Really" some of the parts were in a large plastic basket. Took me almost a year to reassemble it and get it back on the road.

Then Hurricane Katrina submerged it under 20 feet of water. It sat in about 3 feet of water for almost a month before I could get it out. Lost several other bikes along with some cars. I was determnied to salvage my Triumph so I took it down, cleaned everything and stored the parts. I started slowly rebuilding it again from the frame up. The saltwated had did a number on most of the bike. (You may notice the front disc brake, it's from a newer model)

Last year I finally got it back on the road again.

It's a sweet ride and I guarantee I will not leave it again!!!




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nice stripped down look. cool story too.
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Old 01-23-2012, 08:32 AM   #128
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pictures 162, 163, 167 5-1-10 BSAOCNC motherlode ride





nice ride but ! that dude runs that bike with that side open like that? whose belt kit is that, any idea? looks like a MIkuni Flat slider carb on there. i'd like to see pix of that right side.
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Old 01-23-2012, 09:16 AM   #129
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the velo...

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Sorry not mne, Rob Farmer you know more about belt drives than me...
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not mine, you know more 'bout flat sides than me...
But really, I thought it was and interesting bike. 1st time I've seen a carb cable in use, going over the top of the tank...but you see the need for it...
















Sorry, got carried away and posted some others
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Old 01-23-2012, 09:37 AM   #130
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the motherlode ride

Each month there's a ride in northern Ca.
BSAOCNC

I try to make it on the motherlode ride cause it's "in my back yard".
There are other makes of bikes as opposed to BSA only.

I rode my Triumph one year...



And...
This is an excellent opportunity to once again post my motherload ride video. Shown from aboard my B50...
(hope you can get past the distracting music)





And as an added interest...
I later found on youtube a posting by some one else showing me as the 5th rider, inside line,
rounding turn one in part 2 of my video...

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Old 01-23-2012, 11:44 AM   #131
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Old 01-23-2012, 04:15 PM   #132
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sweet bike but serious bummer. some things you just can't get back man. hindsight is always 20/20.
I hear ya. There’s a group here in the Puget Sound area call VME (Vintage Motorcycle Enthusiasts) who hold a poker run every summer. Last summer I came across one that was done up in Orange. Knowing the limited numbers of this body style imported into the US, let alone here in the Pacific Northwest, I waited to see if the owner would come by. I wanted to know if they knew the full history of the bike I was looking at. They never did come by before I had to leave. I couldn’t help but wonder if I was somehow looking over the ghost of my father.
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Old 01-23-2012, 05:13 PM   #133
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I hear ya. There’s a group here in the Puget Sound area call VME (Vintage Motorcycle Enthusiasts) who hold a poker run every summer. Last summer I came across one that was done up in Orange. Knowing the limited numbers of this body style imported into the US, let alone here in the Pacific Northwest, I waited to see if the owner would come by. I wanted to know if they knew the full history of the bike I was looking at. They never did come by before I had to leave. I couldn’t help but wonder if I was somehow looking over the ghost of my father.
gawd i hope not for assorted reasons...
one of which is i hate it when people paint great vintage bikes weird colors they would never have been painted originally. IMO there's stock, and there's custom- but there is very little ground between the two.
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Old 01-24-2012, 05:55 AM   #134
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what color was it originaly?







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Old 01-24-2012, 06:54 AM   #135
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Always looked strange to me how the header pipes on the Ariel Square Four go right into the heads with no collar. You would think one of those star shaped cooling collars would help.

Thanks for the pics.
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