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My favorite Triumph thumbsup and only 35 miles away from me ...

https://boston.craigslist.org/nos/mcy/d/newburyport-1968-triumph-tr6r-motorcycle/7517177051.html

From the ad:

$5000 in Newburyport MA

"For sale, 1968 Triumph TR6R motorcycle. I purchased this motorcycle new from John Healy's Triumph of Newburyport [?] in April 1968 and have had it ever since. The bike is in good condition but is not a show bike. The motorcycle has a current Mass. inspection sticker and valid Mass. title. I am 75 years old and it's time to pass this bike along to a new owner. The speedometer shows 18,000 miles but this is incorrect. The speedometer has been replaced several times and while actual mileage is unknown it is probably closer to 35,000 miles. The motorcycle will be shown by appointment only. Call for further details"

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(Pretty sure he meant Triumph of Wellesley.)


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Love seeing these 1 owner bikes pop up. Looks like it was really well cared for, all the better that is was purchased from John's shop.


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When did the front brake cable routing change? I thought it was 1969, but maybe sometime in the '68 model year?

Looks like a later rear fender stay/lifting handle, to hold the turn signals.

I'd re-install the Zener heat sink -- looks nekkid without it.

Yeah, I know, picky picky, but why not make a few small changes ... and a fuel pipe assembly while we're at it.

For further reference:
https://hutchinsoncycle.com/prior-projects/customers-bikes/1968-triumph-tiger-650-tr6r/

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Originally Posted by Vincent Esposito
Love seeing these 1 owner bikes pop up. Looks like it was really well cared for, all the better that is was purchased from John's shop.

One owner, purchased from Mr Healy……..what a GREAT find at IMO a very reasonable price.

Finally a realistic mileage quote. Most of the time it’s 8,000 miles. When in reality 8000 is when the speedo quit working.

Kinda make a man wish he was a Triumph Twin guy.

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Originally Posted by Gordon Gray
Kinda make a man wish he was a Triumph Twin guy.
Come on in Gordon, the water's fine. laugh


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Nice looking bike. Curious if the turn signals were required in that state, or simply a safety conscious owner?


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Originally Posted by KC in S.B.
Nice looking bike. Curious if the turn signals were required in that state, or simply a safety conscious owner?

Turn signals were not required in 1968, guessing they were added later. IIRC, it's sometime in 1972 that MA required turn signals.


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Originally Posted by KC in S.B.
Nice looking bike. Curious if the turn signals were required in that state, or simply a safety conscious owner?

Turn signals were not needed 1968, guessing they were added later. IIRC, it's sometime in 1972 that MA required turn signals.

They look like the turn signals on the 71-on models (identical to what's on my 72 TR6R) so that timeline makes sense.

Gordon - I'm totally with you on the reasonable price and awesome history. I love seeing the well aged paint, this will make a nice reference model if it ends up with a board member.


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Holy Cow, Kurt, I was wondering lately where you have been and here you are! Glad to hear from you!!


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Originally Posted by Jon W. Whitley
Holy Cow, Kurt, I was wondering lately where you have been and here you are! Glad to hear from you!!

Thanks, Jon. Yes, I'm still alive thumbsup and recently entered advanced old age.

Still riding, though ...

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Holy Cow, Kurt, I was wondering lately where you have been and here you are! Glad to hear from you!!

Thanks, Jon. Yes, I'm still alive thumbsup and recently entered advanced old age.

Still riding, though ...

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That doesn't look like an old man's bike. clap thumbsup clap

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Originally Posted by Gordon Gray
That doesn't look like an old man's bike. clap thumbsup clap

Gordon

#irideslow cool


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That doesn't look like an old man's bike. clap thumbsup clap

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You ride slow but you LOOK FAST!!!!!!.....got it.


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Good to hear from you, Kurt.
Just do one thing— buy that Triumph!
You know that you really really want to!

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Hi Richard! Thanks for the encouragement, but ... I think I don't want the responsibility of owning such a fine machine.

If you might be interested in a Trident basket case, there's one on Facebook Marketplace. Far from complete though. More like a pile of parts. I think it might be a T160. I can send you the link if you are still collecting smile

You might could scoop it and the TR6R in one trip. How's that for encouragement?

PS -- edit -- email sent.

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Neatly turned around, my friend!
I don’t inhabit FB normally so have not seen that Trident basket case.
If you could send me a link I would appreciate it.
Currently moving to complete a deal at the end of this month for a rather special triple.
Don’t want to say any more at this time as that might blight the deal.
Forward and onward, onward and onward ( everything in threes!).

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Kurt,
Many thanks for the triple link.
I returned from vacation last night.
Looked at the link this morning but it had already been sold.
It was a 75 T160--- CK so March 1975.
Quite a lot there but also quite a lot not there!
Missing gas tank, oil tank, side covers, cylinder head, rocker boxes, carbs, exhausts etc.
It was sold so didn't look at it too closely.
So with that out of the way I can concentrate on my late August potential acquisition.
No hints or comments-- remember--- careless talk costs lives (or deals at least!).
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Richard -- just as well -- that "basket" didn't look worth a lot of effort and money to retrieve -- unless it had some specific parts that you were missing.

Awaiting your announcement of major score!

Meanwhile, the Craigs List ad for the '68 TR6R has been deleted -- maybe someone here snagged it?

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