Triumph Thunderbird T6 '61

Discussion in 'Classic Motorbikes' started by Roger Groves, Jul 9, 2003.

  1. Roger Groves

    Roger Groves Guest

    I've just become a proud owner after seeing my first about 40 years ago!

    Are there any kindred owners/enthusiasts out there I could share hint, tips
    and problems with?
    Roger Groves, Jul 9, 2003
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    Klaatu Guest

    Not an owner but a good friend has a '66 T6 that he built himself over
    a period of years.

    He also spent something like 20 years in the TOC , before he got fed
    up with all the politics.

    If you have any queries, post away.

    And before you ask - He will not use the internet, believe me I've
    Klaatu, Jul 9, 2003
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    Pete M Guest

    Nice old thing :)

    Pete M.
    Pete M, Jul 9, 2003
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    Klaatu Guest

    This is not a place to post Binaries ( Files as attachments)

    They need to be "on" a Web site and the best thing to do is post the
    URL: - Website "address"

    Klaatu, Jul 9, 2003
  5. CIS' server does too.
    Austin Shackles, Jul 9, 2003
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    Pete M Guest

    She was over 70?
    Pete M, Jul 9, 2003
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    Klaatu Guest

    Klaatu, Jul 10, 2003
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    R L Driver Guest

    have an iron head and Thunderbird logo on the primary chain case , yours
    looks like what I remember to be a TR6, the Iron head was the 6T.....wasnt
    Or did I take too many alkaloids in my youth.
    ( probably about to die in flames) Steve the grease
    R L Driver, Jul 10, 2003
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    Ace Guest

    That _is_ 'the german server', YTC :)
    Ace, Jul 10, 2003
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    djimbo Guest

    The Iron head, single carb (cooking) model was the 6T Thunderbird, in this
    country anyway..
    Never heard of a T6.
    They were a great ol sidecar bike.. in fact I bought one once for £25..
    (in the olden days you understand ;-)

    djimbo, Jul 10, 2003
  11. T*R*6R. I had one. 650, single carb. A lot were used by the UK Plod
    The Older Gentleman, Jul 10, 2003
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    djimbo Guest

    Ah right.. TR6. rings a bell.
    Were they also called the Thunderbird? like the 6T

    djimbo, Jul 10, 2003
  13. thrrrrpt!

    might've been another one.

    Austin Shackles. my opinions are just that
    "The breezy call of incense-breathing Morn, The swallow twittering
    from the strawbuilt shed, The cock's shrill clarion, or the echoing
    horn, No more shall rouse them from their lowly bed."
    Thomas Gray, Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard.
    Austin Shackles, Jul 10, 2003
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    Lozzo Guest

    The Older Gentleman fascinated us all by saying...
    The plod used heavily laden 750 Saints round here. Easily outrun by YDS7s
    and GT250s[1] from what my sisters tell me.

    [1] That's what my sisters rode back then. Now you know where I got the
    2-stroke bug :)
    Lozzo, Jul 10, 2003
  15. I *think* the Saint was a 650.
    The Older Gentleman, Jul 11, 2003
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    Jeremy Guest

    Very nice bike Roger.

    BTW the other bit of protocol is to post with your new text below that
    of the previosu post, leaving relevant text and snipping irrelevant.
    Jeremy, Jul 11, 2003
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    RG Guest


    Thanks for the kind words.

    With a bit of luck I've managed to unravel some more Microsoft voodoo and
    get my text insertion point to automatically appear after, rather than
    before the item I'm replying to.

    RG, Jul 11, 2003
  18. IT was, and was not a souped up motor at all dispute what some people
    supposed at the time,
    it had low compression pistons soft cams and a single carb.
    Which actually made the 30 yearold design quite reliable and a pleasant
    bike to ride.
    So no real wonder that any 250cc + modern japer could see it off, if you
    were caught by one
    It could only mean Plod was a bigger and better loony than you :))
    William the Concreter, Jul 11, 2003
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    Klaatu Guest

    Yes, Sexy bike.

    Is it loud ?

    I like 'em loud :O)
    Klaatu, Jul 11, 2003
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    WorkTOG Guest

    WorkTOG, Jul 11, 2003
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