1970 Triumph Tiger 650 TR6R

by Gary Plank

This is my 1970 Triumph Tiger 650 TR6R. The bike is stock except that someone along the way chromed the fork tubes. This bike is a rider and not a show bike.

This is the history of this bike as far as I know it. The Tiger was rescued in the 80’s from the streets of San Francisco by my friend John Rivera. He spotted it in sad shape with a white spray can paint job and a for sale sign. When I first saw his new prize I was not impressed and hoped he did not give too much for it. John was a furniture finisher by trade and before long she was sporting the correct spring gold paint job, repainted frame and the mismatched parts, nuts and bolts replaced with the correct ones. I was impressed. He rode the bike for many years along Skyline and in the Marin Headlands until poor health forced him to sell it to me.

The girl in the photo is my daughter. She got the Raber’s Parts Mart t-shirt from Bob when she took time out on her birthday to give me a ride to San Jose to pick up my bike. "You have my permission to use the photos & text about my motorcycle in any way you want on your website, without compensation to me."

Gary Plank
4362 Lafayette Drive
El Dorado Hills, California 95762
oldscoutgp@sbcglobal.net

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Aug 28, 2017
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by: Pat

My 2nd bike was a sky blue TR6R 650. I got it in 1973, forget what year the bike was. It flew. Great memory. it's long gone now, but it still is fresh in my mind. Especially great to see someone still riding them. It kicked me back a few times when I would go to start it. I only had about 130 lbs on me at the time. Thanks for a great memory.

Nov 09, 2015
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by: John

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Aug 26, 2015
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by: Bhim65

Now You have shared the image of almost 45 years old bike model which is name is Triump Tiger 650 TR6R. I become surprised that at 1970 such bikes have very fast speed and the look of this bike is also good. Actually, I love bikes and i change my bike every year and want to buy every new model of bike. Therefore, when i got this website which is full of old bikes models. any way, i'm looking reviews on essayontime but i think it's great collection of classic British bikes.

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