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#590775 - 03/19/15 7:41 am Re: TR6. [Re: Steve Erickson]  
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Originally Posted By Steve Erickson
69 models may be plentiful... but that isn't a 69. Nor is it a 66, as the seller says in another place on his rather fanciful ad. It is a 67... If the seller is so ill informed that he can't figure out what year his merchandise is, I'd certainly steer clear. Seems doubtful he could be counted on as a good reliable source for any information at all.


Looks like '67 colors. Again, the basic questions, what's the frame number? what's the engine number? Then you will know the year, assuming "unmolested" numbers! smile

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#590825 - 03/19/15 4:19 pm Re: TR6. [Re: Tigernuts]  
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Originally Posted By Tigernuts
You know what? I reckon you should stop asking others whether anything's "too expensive". If you have that kind of disposable cash and if you really like the bike, and if you can feel satisfied that it is as good as it looks, just buy it! nobody else can tell you whether it was too much, if it turns out as well as you could have hoped.

Bloody hell chill a bit, I wasn't asking if it was to expensive I meant it was to expensive for me. If I get you that wound up I won't bother posting again 'till I've bought a bike after all a classic bike forums not really the place for advice on classic bikes is it?


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#590845 - 03/19/15 6:29 pm Re: TR6. [Re: Lancashirelad]  
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I have an original survivor 1971 TR6C that I am getting ready to go back on the road. It has been on display in my shop for the last 15 years and is getting a good cleaning and servicing. It is original down to the Lucas turn signals and lenses, tail light and headlight reflector. It has the correct folding foot pegs and the stone guard (skid plate to us yanks). It is a documented three owner bike with 7200 miles. I have the receipt from purchase in may of 71, transportation charges to the states and a title trail to the second owner then to me. I would take $6500.00 USD cash.
If you have an interest, I will send pictures and documents scans. The tank is returning from the paint shop this weekend after splashing some colors on it. The colors are Don Hutchinson colors in the original Pacific Blue and White.
Email me at randyrtampa@yahoo.com.
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#590982 - 03/20/15 4:48 pm Re: TR6. [Re: Lancashirelad]  
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Originally Posted By Lancashirelad
Originally Posted By Tigernuts
You know what? I reckon you should stop asking others whether anything's "too expensive". If you have that kind of disposable cash and if you really like the bike, and if you can feel satisfied that it is as good as it looks, just buy it! nobody else can tell you whether it was too much, if it turns out as well as you could have hoped.

Bloody hell chill a bit, I wasn't asking if it was to expensive I meant it was to expensive for me. If I get you that wound up I won't bother posting again 'till I've bought a bike after all a classic bike forums not really the place for advice on classic bikes is it?


WTF?!


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#590988 - 03/20/15 5:13 pm Re: TR6. [Re: Lancashirelad]  
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I hope he finds a bike he wants and buys it pretty quick.
This thread has gone on too long already.

#591028 - 03/20/15 11:02 pm Re: TR6. [Re: Irish Swede]  
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Originally Posted By Tigernuts
WTF?!

Originally Posted By Irish Swede
This thread has gone on too long already.

Errrm ... on the contrary, some of us are enjoying it. With respect, the o.p.'s name and the thread title are in the index, if you don't want to read it ... don't click on it?

Regards,

#591030 - 03/20/15 11:11 pm Re: TR6. [Re: Lancashirelad]  
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Well said Stuart.

Give the chap a brake he's trying to make an informed choice and asking for advise.

Rod

#591070 - 03/21/15 7:14 am Re: TR6. [Re: Les P]  
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Thanks for the support guys, I was just about to say if people find my posts boring then I'll not bother anymore, anyway I'll try not to ask as many questions from now on. Les P I think I still fancy a TR5T but have decided to wait & see what turns up I was spending to much on hotels!! My trouble is I've never been impetuous I'm to indecisive.


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#591074 - 03/21/15 7:48 am Re: TR6. [Re: Lancashirelad]  
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Keep the thread going. I, for one, am enjoying the hunt. We got more snow last night, so I'm not riding, happy to travel along with you.

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#591076 - 03/21/15 7:58 am Re: TR6. [Re: Lancashirelad]  
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Originally Posted By Lancashirelad
Thanks for the support guys, I was just about to say if people find my posts boring then I'll not bother anymore, anyway I'll try not to ask as many questions from now on. Les P I think I still fancy a TR5T but have decided to wait & see what turns up I was spending to much on hotels!! My trouble is I've never been impetuous I'm to indecisive.


When I was looking for a TR6 narrowing it down was easy, a 1957 model or nothing.
I think sometimes the bike finds you.

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#591078 - 03/21/15 8:01 am Re: TR6. [Re: Lancashirelad]  
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Then when you have got one loads turn up!!!!



#591141 - 03/21/15 3:11 pm Re: TR6. [Re: Lancashirelad]  
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Why not the '56, the iconic first year?



However, if you're sold on the orange and white and harmonica badges, I couldn't blame you.



But now we're talking some real cash, arent' we?

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#591142 - 03/21/15 3:17 pm Re: TR6. [Re: Lancashirelad]  
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I was recently going to trade my 1974 TR5T plus cash for a 1972 BSA Rocket 3--but the deal fell through.
If you can find me a similar BSA in Blighty then maybe, Lancs Lad, we can do a deal.
Having said that the big killer is probably the transportation costs.
BTW--photo of the 74 TR5T was on an earlier thread by Lancs Lad.
HTH

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The trouble is Rocket 3s are about 8000-10000 in the UK & Europe I take it they are cheaper in the US? I've just looked up the pics of your TR5T it seems to be just what I'm looking for, if you wouldn't mind could you PM me the sort of price a TR5T in that condition would bring if sold in the US?


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#591156 - 03/21/15 5:32 pm Re: TR6. [Re: Lancashirelad]  
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LancsLad, let me tell you you got the wrong end of the stick with me a few posts back. I was only joshing. I have actually tried to be helpful a few times during your various searching for a good TR5T threads, so it comes a bit hard when you treat me as if I'm some sort of enemy!

I was semi-serious about asking how much bikes are worth though. I genuinely thought you were asking that question literally. My response was meant to convey the meaning that whatever it's worth to you is what it's worth, nothing more sinister than that. Hope you see what I mean. Cheers.


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#591177 - 03/21/15 8:08 pm Re: TR6. [Re: Lancashirelad]  
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An immaculate R3 would be in the range you mention in US ($12-15K). However if anything less than immaculate the price in US goes down pretty rapidly to $6K or so--dependent of course on condition.
A TR5T in the condition as mine as shown in the photo in US would sell for $5-5.5K I guess.
But as in all these things it is what someone else is prepared to pay.
And--BTW--just to make it quite clear--I am not interested in a pure sale of either of my TR5Ts but I might be persuaded into a deal involving an R3 as I mentioned in an earlier post.
But it costs at least $1K to get a bike across the pond--so this on its own probably kills any deal.
But I thought I would mention it on the off chance that you had a surplus R3 that you wanted to get rid of.

#591185 - 03/21/15 9:48 pm Re: TR6. [Re: Tridentman]  
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Tigernuts, yes I did take your post as a bit aggressive to be honest( as it seems did other members??) but if you read your post again that's how it sounds? If I took it the wrong way then I apologise.

Tridentman, The price you quote is cheap by UK standards even plus the 800 to ship the bike to the UK!!! If I had a R3 then I would be keeping it as its one of my favourite bikes.
Ah well the search continues.


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#591198 - 03/22/15 12:10 am Re: TR6. [Re: HawaiianTiger]  
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Originally Posted By HawaiianTiger
Why not the '56, the iconic first year?

However, if you're sold on the orange and white and harmonica badges, I couldn't blame you.

But now we're talking some real cash, arent' we?

Cheers,
Bill


I'm not sure about current values Bill.
The picture of the 57 TR6 you posted is the same bike I posted on page one of this thread and restored by a member on this site.
That same bike looks to be up for sale.

http://www.canepacollection.com/detail-1957-triumph-tr6-scrambler-used-12924745.html

The 1957 TR6 I have was purchased when our dollar was above the US so it was not to bad but still a reasonable outlay with road and sea freight, not to mention although running had mechanical problems. (Woody Woodpecker engine)
There are a lot of high quality pictures in that link, a fantastic looking machine, to me anyway.
The 56 although similar is a little to Plain Jane for me.

#591239 - 03/22/15 9:28 am Re: TR6. [Re: Les P]  
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I am enjoying the chase. I love spending other people's money :-}

That TR6C looks a grand bike. I think the flanged front brake is one of the best looking of the lot and the colour is one of my favourites as well.

For what my opinion is worth, possibly not much. You may be happier with a larger capacity machine rather than the 500 which, on the highway, is not at its most relaxed. Particularly so where the asking prices, for the machines you are looking at, don't seem to be miles apart.

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Originally Posted By doug748
I am enjoying the chase. I love spending other people's money :-}


Me, too! smile


Originally Posted By doug748
For what my opinion is worth, possibly not much. You may be happier with a larger capacity machine rather than the 500 which, on the highway, is not at its most relaxed.


I'm of the same opinion. I like the way the 650 runs compared with the 500, not saying that just about the overall speed, more about tractability, smoothness, reliable idle, just my experience and preference.


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#591289 - 03/22/15 12:55 pm Re: TR6. [Re: kurt fischer]  
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If I had the money then I would be seriously interested in that Green TR6C but its a couple of grand more than I can spend at the moment I'm afraid.


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#591336 - 03/22/15 6:23 pm Re: TR6. [Re: Lancashirelad]  
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Originally Posted By Lancashirelad
Tigernuts, yes I did take your post as a bit aggressive to be honest( as it seems did other members??) but if you read your post again that's how it sounds? If I took it the wrong way then I apologise.


No problem Lancslad, I obviously need to take a look at how I write, as I genuinely didn't mean it to come across as at all aggressive. Best of luck with your search.


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I remember old timers telling me. "I hate these fancy colors. Triumphs are meant to be blue!"

Many were prior to '57. I guess I'm talking about some real OLD timers.....

Before that, Triumphs were Amaranth Red, Shell Blue, Polychromatic Blue, or Silver Sheen.


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#591346 - 03/22/15 7:34 pm Re: TR6. [Re: Lancashirelad]  
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Bill, ain't it HELL to be old, yet still have a good memory?

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For a TR6 thread it seems a little shy on pictures.


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