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1965 TR6 SC Trophy Special JOMO Desert Sled #235061
01/29/09 4:12 am
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I recently got this old Brit, and I'd really like to find out more about it. It's a numbers matching 1965 TR6 SC that obviously been modified for racing. It's got 18" and 21" Akronts and Ceriani forks and a small 40 spoke hub that looks like it's made for the Ceriani forks. Extended swing arm and rear frame, oil tank capacity increased and filler neck moved to outside of tank for a fixed seat. Just needs the carb and clutch rebuilt and it should run. I'm dying to know a little more about this bike. Anyone recognize it? Anyone know production numbers for this bike? I've heard JOMO had something to do with this model's inception. I'm still trying to decide if I should restore it or run it as is.


Last edited by lurkingclass; 02/02/09 3:56 am.
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Re: 1965 TR6 SC Trophy Special JOMO Desert Sled [Re: lurkingclass] #235257
01/30/09 3:18 pm
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WOW! What a find! I'd leave it just like it is. You can always restore it later, but if you restore it now you'll never use it like it was meant to be used.

I fixed up a nice little '62 T20SS "Street Scrambler" Cub a few years back. I started out planning to make a little woods bike, but ended up changing plans and did a frame-off resto. Worst thing I ever did... because then I didn't want to "mess it up" by having fun on it. So I sold it, and now regret it.

Just my 2-cents...

Kyle#44x


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Re: 1965 TR6 SC Trophy Special JOMO Desert Sled [Re: lurkingclass] #235470
01/31/09 6:44 pm
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CLASSIC DESERT SLED!

I would probably just do a really good servicing on the engine, and then enjoy it in moderation.

Bikes like that one, at many bike shows, attract more attention than $50,000.00 over-restored Vincents.


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Re: 1965 TR6 SC Trophy Special JOMO Desert Sled [Re: GrandPaul] #235507
02/01/09 12:01 am
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Nice find. I can see a green sticker on it, so it was recently (i.e. last 20 yrs) ridden on state or federal land in California. Looks like it would do well in classic GP events, Cross Country or even MX with a little help. I agree with the two other guys, don't mess it up by "restoring" it. The only thing I would restore is a period gas tank and seat. That tank is a very late model Triumph tank, by the looks of it from here. Get either a 60s Triumph tank or a period after market tank (like the glass ones they used to seel out of the Webco/Bates catalog). Go back to a Bates or even stock Triumph seat. Other than that, just ride it and then figure out what needs to be fixed and/or modernized (maybe the rear shocks and electrics and spark arrestor if you want to really ride it).

Good luck! Cool find.

LTR

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Re: 1965 TR6 SC Trophy Special JOMO Desert Sled [Re: TONUP69] #235508
02/01/09 12:04 am
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P.S. The bike is NOT worth $50K unless you can prove that THIS is the bike Steve McQueen used in the Big Bear Run of 1967 or the Elsinore GP or the Queen gave it to him, etc!! laugh

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Re: 1965 TR6 SC Trophy Special JOMO Desert Sled [Re: TONUP69] #235704
02/02/09 3:53 am
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That black tank is mid 60's Bonneville, but it should be the same as the original TR6SC tank. I put this white TR6R tank on it and I think it looks better, but it still needs a lot of love before I can thrash on it. Anyone have any old pics of TR6 SC bikes?



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