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1969 Triumph Tiger 650 #659459
07/05/16 6:13 pm
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Happy me! I just could not learn to like the 850 Commando so sold it off to buy this.
1088 miles from new so it is pretty well completely original except for the tires.
No. I will not be restoring it! I like that faded glory look.
Don





1965 Royal Enfield Interceptor
1969 Triumph Tiger 650
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Re: 1969 Triumph Tiger 650 [Re: Don Leaming] #659460
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Good for you Don. They're only original once.


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Re: 1969 Triumph Tiger 650 [Re: Don Leaming] #659471
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Awesome and congratulations !!


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1957 6T Thunderbird 650
1968 T100R Daytona 500
1971 TR6R Tiger 650
1970 BSA A65F 650
1955 Tiger 100 - Project

Re: 1969 Triumph Tiger 650 [Re: Don Leaming] #659473
07/05/16 7:36 pm
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Good move!

Sometimes a bike and you just don't "click". Nothing wrong with the bike, maybe, it's just that you never "bond" with it. I've had the same thing happen.

You look like you picked a winner this time! I agree; make sure the safety stuff like tires and tubes and suspension are good, and leave the appearance alone! Not many like that around.

Lannis


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Re: 1969 Triumph Tiger 650 [Re: Don Leaming] #659474
07/05/16 7:38 pm
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I think you'll like that bike a lot Don. Nice choice!
Al


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Re: 1969 Triumph Tiger 650 [Re: Don Leaming] #659499
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Bought from Rick Harrett ?
Good for you.

Re: 1969 Triumph Tiger 650 [Re: Don Leaming] #659500
07/05/16 10:46 pm
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Don, time to change your signature tag!


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Re: 1969 Triumph Tiger 650 [Re: Don Leaming] #659508
07/05/16 11:33 pm
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...hello man; for my eyes and for most here, your motorcycle is just pristine!
may be in USA is another one more, but not here.
Anyway; seems that the horn was put fronting to the other side.
Regarding the horn tab if may I, could you please take 2, 3 closer photos of the way that the horn is attached to the frame?
I still do not have a right answer.
The horns have 2 holes but the frame tab only 1; sometimes have a triangle tab that holds the horn to that frame tab but still you have 1 hole there...

Thanks in advance.

Re: 1969 Triumph Tiger 650 [Re: Don Leaming] #659743
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Sweet bike! bigt


"It is no measure of health, to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."

Re: 1969 Triumph Tiger 650 [Re: ricochetrider] #659784
07/08/16 3:44 am
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WOW!!!!! clap


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BSA 1966 A65H
Triumph 1968 T120
Kawasaki A1R
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Re: 1969 Triumph Tiger 650 [Re: Don Leaming] #659878
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Very sweet deal. I especially like (among other things) the chrome front fender stays. Are they original?

Last edited by Tom D. 67 Bonny; 07/08/16 7:19 pm.

Tom D. 1967 T120R Bonneville
Anyone know of a place that sells Loctite
by the quart?
Re: 1969 Triumph Tiger 650 [Re: Don Leaming] #660032
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Wow nice find Don. Where did you find that?

Re: 1969 Triumph Tiger 650 [Re: Don Leaming] #660148
07/11/16 7:11 am
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Thank you all for the comments.
Tom D. I believe the fender stays are correct in chrome.
Tony. It Came from Rick Harret, he had it at his stall in the big room at Paris, next to Walridge's. I don't know where he got it but I would like to discover its history.
Couldn't help myself. Haven't had a triumph for 20 or more years and that was an oif.
We are on a camping trip 'til next Friday so haven't had a chance to do much with it, but hopefully it will be on the road next week. Can't wait!
Reverb. Will get some pics of the horn when I get home.
Cheers
Don


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1969 Triumph Tiger 650
Re: 1969 Triumph Tiger 650 [Re: Don Leaming] #660151
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I saw the Triumph at Paris, but as I have one only gave it a glance. Very nice.

Re: 1969 Triumph Tiger 650 [Re: Don Leaming] #660153
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I do believe the chrome fender stays are correct. My unrestored 1970 TR6R has them also and I think they were standard on the painted fenders where the chrome/ s.s fenders had black stays.


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1969 Triumph T100C
1970 Triumph TR6R
1972 BSA Lightning LSR Bike
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Re: 1969 Triumph Tiger 650 [Re: Don Leaming] #660246
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Canadian bikes are different, I had a 72 T120 with chrome fenders. The local dealer (think it was Mcbrides) ordered them that way so chrome stays are not that far off.

Re: 1969 Triumph Tiger 650 [Re: Don Leaming] #661182
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...hello please do not forget about the photos.
Thanks

Re: 1969 Triumph Tiger 650 [Re: Don Leaming] #661197
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Don, congratulations on finding such a lovely looking machine. Could I ask if both the front and rear mudguards are striped? It's something I have been unable to confirm for the 69 export model.

Thanks
Rod

Re: 1969 Triumph Tiger 650 [Re: Don Leaming] #661206
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Hi Reverb
Trouble with photo bucket. These are the only ones that would up load! I am not a computer guy!





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Re: 1969 Triumph Tiger 650 [Re: Don Leaming] #661207
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Just found this one added to my photobucket.


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Re: 1969 Triumph Tiger 650 [Re: R Moulding] #661209
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Hi Rod
White stripe front and rear.
Don





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Re: 1969 Triumph Tiger 650 [Re: Don Leaming] #661211
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Originally Posted By R Moulding

Don, congratulations on finding such a lovely looking machine. Could I ask if both the front and rear mudguards are striped? It's something I have been unable to confirm for the 69 export model.

Thanks
Rod


Originally Posted By Don Leaming
Hi Rod
White stripe front and rear.
Don


The '69 TR6R had silver fender stripes outlined in gold pin striping. Faded glory may look different, though.


Kurt
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Re: 1969 Triumph Tiger 650 [Re: Don Leaming] #661257
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Thank you Don & Kurt. I like to have notes of such things for future reference.

Cheers
Rod

Re: 1969 Triumph Tiger 650 [Re: Don Leaming] #661648
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...Hello Don, looks like they used rivets on small holes.
Do not know why they never used the other big hole; no matter the bike model.

Thanks

Re: 1969 Triumph Tiger 650 [Re: reverb] #661721
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Sorry, I have no idea. If I ever find out any of these peculiarities I will post them.
Cheers
Don


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