Wednesday, October 31, 2012
The beat up green TR6 I just acquired reminded me of a bike that I built when I lived in Albuquerque. I was looking in the local paper one morning when I spotted a Triumph for sale, I immediately made arrangements to look at it.
When I arrived at the sellers house there was indeed a crusty TR6 chained up in the front of n equally raggedy house (at least they were consistent in not caring about anything). I negotiated a deal for $1200.00 , if my memory serves me.
The bike was ugly, smoked when first started but ran pretty well once warm. My son and wife bet me that I couldn't ride the bike without restoring it for one year. It had a beautiful purple fender that I came up from somewhere. I rode that bike for at least 3 years before the engine was just too knackered to continue. At that point I tore it down and built the silver bike shown above, I took no short cuts.
Anyway the silver bike is long gone and I now have another beat TR6 to consider ????