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67 TR6 Electric Start! #712739
10/26/17 4:38 am
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$5800 price tag actually seems way cheap for all that's been done? ...Lotsa effort... but the electric start looks nicely done. Wonder how well it works?

https://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/mcy/d/1967-triumph-tr6-with/6357741691.html

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Re: 67 TR6 Electric Start! [Re: Steve Erickson] #712742
10/26/17 5:42 am
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Originally Posted by Steve Erickson
$5800 price tag actually seems way cheap for all that's been done?


You can spend ages and $$$$ messing up a bike and that's fine, but don't expect to be paid for it.


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the electric start looks nicely done. Wonder how well it works


After running ten miles since building, nobody knows how well any of it works.


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Re: 67 TR6 Electric Start! [Re: Steve Erickson] #712746
10/26/17 6:50 am
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Seems to me that that's a lot of work and money into a bike if you don't get out there and enjoy it on the road for a while......especially, with all the interesting changes that will, I would suspect, appeal to only a few if one's aim was to sell it after 10 miles. Of course, there may be more to the story. I wonder how hard braking might be with those dual discs and the handlebars and that front end........could be exciting.

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Re: 67 TR6 Electric Start! [Re: Steve Erickson] #712750
10/26/17 7:18 am
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something is weird about this. ten miles? only $5800?


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Re: 67 TR6 Electric Start! [Re: Steve Erickson] #712768
10/26/17 11:02 am
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Re: 67 TR6 Electric Start! [Re: Steve Erickson] #712780
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The intake manifold alone is a piece of work. But I have to question it's flow characteristics.


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Re: 67 TR6 Electric Start! [Re: Steve Erickson] #712786
10/26/17 2:17 pm
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Wow, all that work. He really, really wanted a sportster!


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Re: 67 TR6 Electric Start! [Re: Steve Erickson] #712793
10/26/17 3:49 pm
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Hydraulic clutch and rear brake are pretty cool, I agree with Oily on the manifold, it would seem like the left cylinder would run lean.


When given the choice between two evils I picked the one I haven't tried before
Re: 67 TR6 Electric Start! [Re: Steve Erickson] #712798
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Made a poor job of aligning the throttle cable into the carb top. One of many things the next owner will have to fix, I expect.


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Re: 67 TR6 Electric Start! [Re: Steve Erickson] #712799
10/26/17 4:51 pm
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That elec start and belt drive conversion have been avail since '69
Google Quiet Power Drive
He is a wealth of information. Last year we priced the conversion out at 3800..you have to send him your cases.
Its 5k for a shop to do it all
These systens work perfect


That bike is a bargain. The rest of the work is moot


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Re: 67 TR6 Electric Start! [Re: Steve Erickson] #712808
10/26/17 5:24 pm
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It's rather gauche to crackle-finish the covers, but leave rust on the barrels.

Is that the brake light wire nearly dragging on the road?

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Re: 67 TR6 Electric Start! [Re: triton thrasher] #712872
10/27/17 4:00 am
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That is a QPD? I've read about them, never seen one. Actually, I thought they were even more expensive. They only work with belt drive?

Of course, I'd never consider purchasing it, now that the almost-dragging brake wire has been shrewdly pointed out... no wonder this guy is selling it.

Re: 67 TR6 Electric Start! [Re: Jon W. Whitley] #712932
10/27/17 8:08 pm
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Girder forks and twin disc brakes - what could possibly go wrong?

Re: 67 TR6 Electric Start! [Re: Steve Erickson] #713107
10/29/17 7:08 pm
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wow, sounds like an old ladies convention! lol with all that whining and sniveling about a bike that looks pretty good. Who Knows? maybe its worth a look, Maybe he assembled it to sell it, I know I have built a few to just sell. Maybe he really does want a sportster

Re: 67 TR6 Electric Start! [Re: Steve Erickson] #713151
10/30/17 2:23 am
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Ok, my turn to snivel: Why would anyone build a bike that's 99% purposeful and performance-oriented, and put ape-hanger handlebars on it?

Triton Thrasher's comment resonates with me. It's hard to get a lot of money for custom work; most folks who want a custom bike want to do the customizing themselves. The joy is in the doing, not in the having.


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