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SUPPORTERS OF THE CLASSIC BRIT IRON IN:
Bike of the Month - May/June 2014:
Kurt "Zoner" Koppang's 1972 Triumph TR6
I first got the 72 TR6 as a rolling
basket in 1985; I was a young soldier with a wife and kids. All I could
afford to do was get it running. There was no spare change for
All repairs had to be budget fixes with a lot of fabrication from stuff I had laying around.
As my financial situation improved, I
kept telling myself I would tear it all down and correct all the kludge
fixes, get the frame powder coated, get the tins painted properly and
make it a pretty bike.
As I looked at it, I started remembering when and where I was when each dent, scratch and fabricated piece came to being, and I realized that I could never make it a pretty bike.
I have gone through four speedometers on the bike. The two Smiths that I always said I'd get rebuilt, show over 80,000 miles.
It will always be my rattle-can primer, rolling history of improving mechanical skills, and faithful steed...until it becomes part of my estate.
Kurt "Zoner" Koppang
BIR # 226