Triumph TR5t 1974

by Tom Wilson
(Walsall England)

A very nice little bike, well it seems that way (little that is). Very light, flick-able, quite quick on acceleration almost arm wrenching, and seems very happy to cruise around the 50-60 MPH margins. This bike is guaranteed to bring a smile to any rider, a real fun bike. I brought this bike back home from the USA, the previous owner had had it restored to its former glory, as you can see from the photo's it looks good and rides as good as it looks. This is a 1974 model if its painted red its a 74, if its painted yellow its a 73. Triumph could not afford any other TR5t updates at the time, my thinking (possibly the same as the factory) is don't spoil a great little bike 'paint it red' shame as they only made this model for 2 years, but after all you (the customer) were spoilt for choice........ red or yellow!....... what more could any one want?

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Mar 08, 2020
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1974 Triumph TR5T NEW
by: Anonymous

There actually several changes between '73 and '74. The '73 air box is round and metal where the '74 is fiberglass. Both air boxes use different filter elements. Also the exhaust resonator, or muffler, is shorter in '73 and longer in '74. Further, the bash plate under the front of the engine is different between the '73 and '74 TR5T'S as well, but I've never actually laid eyes on a '74 bash plate. I've been looking for one for almost 20 years and no luck. I'll imagine the difference between the two bash plates is because the resonator is different, so it has different attachment points.

Feb 18, 2020
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500cc Triumphs again NEW
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I had a red one 40 years ago. quick enough and great handling with a 19 inch conical wheel up front shod with Avon roadrunners. In fact the best handling English bike I have owned. So I am currently importing a low mileage mint condition 73 which will be for riding through the retirement years.

Oct 14, 2015
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