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#861346 10/21/2021 6:00 PM
by T120C
hey guys, I mentioned a while back that a friend was going to gift me a 66 TR6, ended up being a Tr6SR!! Any info on this model, all I can find is meant for the US market with high handle bars. It does have the QD wheel and he had many of the bits powder coated before handing them off to me. I just finished painting the tank and fenders, I don't understand how real painters get their work so perfect! I didn't have a paint booth, but built just a plastic in the basement one for this project. Excited to see it go back together!!!

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#861513 Oct 23rd a 05:54 PM
by Boomer
I believe the "S" was added as a sales enhancement. I've seen it on a lot of different models from a '62 T100SC to a '66 120SR and many models in between.

Bill B...
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#861541 Oct 24th a 06:06 AM
by tiger_cub
'S' was added to many 65/66 models. The TR6SR was similar to the TR6R but had the smaller tank and high bars
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#861655 Oct 25th a 05:00 PM
by Deadstiffcatt
In a couple of old 1964 motorcycle magazines I have, there is an ad for the Bonneville. With an itty bitty star next to the teeny tiny print way down near the bottom of the page are emblazoned the words, "Available with a single carburetor as the TR6SR."

If able to find it- at one time Ian Chadwick had yearly production figures of various Triumph 1965 TR6SR is one of approximately 932 built for the 1965 model season.
She (Miss Penny, the motorcycle) also has a built in penchant and dislike of Volvos and Prius's, resulting in sudden changes of direction as she flips a U and goes chasing one. Very temperamental bikes indeed, the TR6SR's!
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#861657 Oct 25th a 05:22 PM
by Deadstiffcatt
Found link to production numbers at Wikipedia- this is same chart once found with Ian Chadwick, have had no luck finding current Ian Chadwick page.

Scroll down to production.

(Yes, Penny, I'll fix it. You are 1 of 922, not 932 built that year. Now go on out like a good motorcycle and play with your old scrap tires.)

I'm warning you, these TR6SR's are fussy.......
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#861674 Oct 25th a 08:47 PM
by Irish Swede
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There should be no decal on a 1966 side cover, unless it says "Bonneville 120."

Decals on the side cover for the other models began in 1968.
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