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Old 05-24-2012, 01:59 PM   #316
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I'd ride this until the wheels fell off. Did you do the black paint or powder coat along the edges, or is that factory?
If you are talking about the wheels... that was the way the steel rims came from the factory.

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Old 05-24-2012, 03:35 PM   #317
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Not as old as many of the bikes in this thread, but my trials bike has lots of patina, and I love it that way. No worry about throwing it around in the rocks. I wouldn't want to do that if I restored it. ( I like the patina on my old wheelbarrow too!)






Another one, and a little bit older then the one above, still with all plastic parts and just got road legal papers too!




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Old 05-24-2012, 04:42 PM   #318
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Old 05-24-2012, 09:34 PM   #319
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How do you like riding the tr5t ?
The bike is a slug.
They have the 9:1 comp Daytona engine so it should be punchy but this particular bike was owned by !@#$wits it seems with less than 5000 miles on the clock.
Caned without mercy with few oil changes which are critical given there is no oil filter... pocketed valve seats,worn valves,needs a rebore,even the tangs on the clutch plates are hammered.
Near all the parts have arrived from Kibblewhite,SRM in the UK etc etc.
At least it is original,wonder why the exhaust is shorter than that on your TR5T,both are USA bikes.
This one being engine prefix HJ (July / 1974)

The handling is OK,they are a good usable 'classic.
The 500 engine is torquey enough and will rev.
To be truthful I should have got just a frame/swing arm and engine and built a trans Australia spec bike from that.
It will still come up alright but even the original frame paint is only being addressed where it is damaged,spot blast and paint touch up.
It should return a rocket but looking the same.
Yes,new shocks,fork springs and stanchions.
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Old 05-24-2012, 09:57 PM   #320
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The bike is a slug.
They have the 9:1 comp Daytona engine so it should be punchy but this particular bike was owned by !@#$wits it seems with less than 5000 miles on the clock.
Caned without mercy with few oil changes which are critical given there is no oil filter... pocketed valve seats,worn valves,needs a rebore,even the tangs on the clutch plates are hammered.
Near all the parts have arrived from Kibblewhite,SRM in the UK etc etc.
At least it is original,wonder why the exhaust is shorter than that on your TR5T,both are USA bikes.
This one being engine prefix HJ (July / 1974)

The handling is OK,they are a good usable 'classic.
The 500 engine is torquey enough and will rev.
To be truthful I should have got just a frame/swing arm and engine and built a trans Australia spec bike from that.
It will still come up alright but even the original frame paint is only being addressed where it is damaged,spot blast and paint touch up.
It should return a rocket but looking the same.
Yes,new shocks,fork springs and stanchions.
I think you will find the shorter exhaust is 1973 models 1974 had the longer, mine is also HJ july 1974, i have stuck 400 miles on it in the last week, it goes like stink to 55 then vibrates till 70, i find the handeling excellent on mine, i can go from one side of the Los Angeles Crest highway to the other in 4th and never touch the brake or clutch at 55 the whole way very twisty road in places and the bike is very easy to throw about, also a lot of fun the local trails, but awful on freeway, i was thinking of changing the gearing but i think i might just leave it as it is, it seems these bikes are what they are, i loose one end or the other with the gearing, i find it a fun run around
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Old 05-24-2012, 11:01 PM   #321
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HJ56669 to be exact.
You description sounds about right.
Who knows what was going on with Triumph in 1974,the end was near...

I remember looking at the muffler construction and the oxy/acetylene fused body when cleaning it,they don't make things like that anymore.
Compared to Oriental welding of the same period.
I will still keep a look out for a another engine and frame to build a retro TR5T all the same.

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Old 05-24-2012, 11:11 PM   #322
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HJ56669 to be exact.
You description sounds about right.
Who knows what was going on with Triumph in 1974,the end was near...

I remember looking at the muffler construction and the oxy/acetylene fused body when cleaning it,they don't make things like that anymore.
Compared to Oriental welding of the same period.
I will still keep a look out for a another engine and frame to build a retro TR5T all the same.

your part number is 71-3062, the 1974 parts book calls for 71-3793, the original sticker is very nice though !, the spark arrestors are gold dust, mine was run over at some point its a bit beat up but works, i was told the airbox is a tough item to get also. mine is HJ56569
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Old 05-25-2012, 05:43 AM   #323
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There comes a time, maybe, when a motor needs "restoration". But most of the public is too free with that word. People ask me if I am going to restore my Beemer. I almost got in a fight with a guy once because I told him that was an insult. My bike doesn't need "restoration". What really pisses them off tho is when you tell them the unrestored machine is worth more than the "restored" item.
It's their mentality of It's gotta be perfect. I always winder why people like this even buy an old bike to start with? Just buy a new one if you want something shiny, and leave all the funky old stuff for us. These days it's pretty expensive and difficult to do a resto with all quality parts- I'd guess that 95% of today's restorations are done with shit Chinese and Indian parts, all repop bullshit bits. Then the mother fucker thinks his (insert shiny repop bike here) is worth 22K. Sheesh.
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Old 05-26-2012, 10:08 PM   #324
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Does this count? I got it last year, it sat, as new, in a collectors living room for most if its life. I put about 1500 this past year. Not restored
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Old 05-30-2012, 05:06 PM   #325
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Old 05-30-2012, 10:44 PM   #326
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Nice. Must be one of the last unrestored and running Daytonas on the planet.
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Old 05-30-2012, 10:59 PM   #327
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Found some bikes a while ago in the States and had them put in a container and sent here to Australia when i opened it up this little beauty poped out, along with some other tasty stuff but this for now. When i rang the owner to buy it he said it was in ok condition and he didnt use it much only to run around the air forse base somewhere in California where he worked. not bad for a couple of grand.






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Old 05-31-2012, 07:16 AM   #328
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Nice. Must be one of the last unrestored and running Daytonas on the planet.

No kidding. What a great bike.
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Old 05-31-2012, 09:11 AM   #329
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its a little restored now, i painted the barrels when i did the top end

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Nice. Must be one of the last unrestored and running Daytonas on the planet.
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