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Tuesday, 31 December 2013

The Class Of 57

This month's CBG is worth picking up, for obvious reasons. Only thing missing is a T100RR  to make the full house of bikes that were produced when Triumph were on top of their game.

Monday, 30 December 2013

TR5R On The Rack At Big D

Keith at Big D Dallas sent some progress shots of his 1957 TR5R restoration, with only 178 of these built in total across a 3 year span, and only 17 in '57 it is a rare beast indeed.

Produced by Triumph at the request of JoMo and TriCor, who wanted a bike that was race ready straight from the crate, without resorting to taking a Tiger 100 and adding the race kit.

Fitted with the legendary Delta Head they were the first splyed head models produced by Triumph, a year before the Bonneville.

Never seen forks assembled in this order before, but it makes sense saving all the messing about trying to get the stabchions up through the yokes when shrouds are fitted.

Another piece of unobtanium, a Lucas racing mag, all made up out of exotic stuff like platinum tipped points, stainless steel armature and maybe silver plated windings but that could well be myth. I've never met anyone who has had an original one to bits.

Sunday, 29 December 2013

Sparks a' Flying......K2FC The Return.

Just got this back from Chip after he has worked his magic. A pukkah K2FC that came over from the States. Interesting to note, although competition mags were supplied on Trophies and the like going over the water, they were automatic advance and retard. The points end casting was the same as a regular comp mag, the casting for the cable and actuator were left undrilled and an ATU drive gear fitted in the timing case.

Friday, 20 December 2013

Are You Sitting Comfortably?

After a seat for Skankweasel, and have placed an order with Pedro of D H Customs  for one of his hand worked leather solos. He does some lovely work and at a great price for something hand made and unique, well worth considering if you're in the market this winter.

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Rare Trophy motors on that well known auction site

This '53 TR5 motor is on the Bay Stateside with a Buy Now of USD 3200  looks loosely assembled in places.

The same seller has this HERE, far more interesting proposition at USD 3,800. Delta Head, Trophy tacho drive timing cover and a K2FC