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Okay okay already!

Some guy won a MINT, vintage, restored from the ground up, Triumph on the "Bring a Trailer" auction a few days ago...for $4,500.00! That's a gift as far as I'm concerned. Envy is not good. :(


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I need to know what year and model Triumph, before I can comment.

Here it is, UK:

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1971 Triumph TR6R
SOLD FOR $4,500 ON 7/3/19 SEE RESULT
1971 Triumph TR6R
BaT Essentials
Lot #20543
Seller: DesmoDuc
Location: East Wenatchee, Washington 98802
Chassis: GE27096PR612
11,700 Miles
650cc Parallel Twin
4-Speed Transmission
Powdercoated Frame
Rebuilt Wheels
New Clutch
New Wiring Harness
Private Party or Dealer: Private Party
Category: British, Motorcycles

This 1971 Triumph TR6R is powered by a 650cc parallel twin mated to a 4-speed transmission and was reportedly sold new in Montana. The bike remained with the original owner through acquisition by a friend of the seller in the mid-1980s. The seller initially purchased the bike from the second owner in 1988 in a disassembled state and began the initial phases of the cosmetic refurbishment. From 2003 through 2016 the bike passed between a pair of the seller’s friends, and returned to the seller in April 2016, when he began the final refurbishment, including a repaint, an engine rebuild, the fitment of a new wiring harness, and more detailed below. This TR6R is offered with records of the work performed and a clean Washington title in the seller’s name.

1971 Triumph TR6R

The seller began refurbishing the bike soon after acquiring it in 1988, starting with powdercoating the frame, swingarm, air box assembly, and rear fender. The rest of the cosmetic refurbishment was completed after the seller re-acquired the bike in 2016, including repainting the fuel tank and fenders in blue and white with gold pinstriping using polyurethane base and clear coats. Don Hutchinson Cycle in Wakefield, Massachusetts aided the seller in selecting the correct color codes and finishes to match the bike as it came from the factory.

1971 Triumph TR6R

The seller rebuilt the wheels using the factory hubs and new stainless steel wheel rims, stainless spokes, chrome spoke nipples, and wheel bearings. Dunlop K70 tires and new tubes are fitted front and rear. The steering head bearings, swingarm bushings, front fork stanchions, rear taillight assembly, and turn signals have been replaced.

1971 Triumph TR6R

The wiring harness, handlebar, bar mounts, handlebar-mounted controls, and control cables have been replaced. Instrumentation consists of a 150-mph speedometer and 10k-rpm tachometer with a trio of warning lights on the back of the headlight housing. 11,700 miles are shown on the mechanical odometer, 137 of which were added by the seller.

1971 Triumph TR6R

Power is provided by a 650cc parallel twin paired with a 4-speed transmission and chain drive to the rear wheel. The valves have been lapped, and new mechanical and driveline components include the following:

Exhaust pipes and mufflers
Wheel bearings
Coils, condensers, points, and plugs
Throttle and choke control
Carburetor, slide sleeved with stainless
Fuel petcocks and hoses
.040″ over pistons and rings
Big end bearings
Sludge tube
Clutch pack
Primary chain
All seals and gaskets
Oil filter in-frame conversion
Air cleaner elements
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