’68 Triumph TR6R – Part VI
As you can see by the photos below, we’re starting to see a motorcycle taking shape.
We started by assembling our frame on the lift, and weren’t thrilled to find that the swingarm that came back from powercoating was missing the brackets for the lower shock bolts, as they’d both broken off at some point in its lifetime. Luckily, we happened to have a NOS ’68 swingarm that is in near-mint condition, and so we’ve added that to the long list of factory-original parts on this bike.
Both wheels have been built, including the brake assemblies, and are on the bike which is now officially a “rolling chassis.” The freshly-painted oil tank is on, as is the rear fender, which gives us an idea as to how beautiful the Riveria Blue and Silver Sheen paint is going to be.
Our NOS headlamp assembly is on, as are our rebuilt speedometer and tachometer – all looking fantastic. This week we’ll add a few more things to the chassis as we get started on the motor rebuild. We’re going to build the lower end on the chassis, so we don’t risk damaging the finished part by trying to install a fully-built motor.
We keep saying it…this is going to be a very special bike.