We heard it run for the first time today. Alton finished up on the hand painting of the fuel tanks and oil tank. We are still waiting for the seat to come back from upholstery and the tachometer to ship back from being rebuilt. We will be on track to be running the Duke II at the Texas thaw nostalgia Drag races this weekend in Denton.
Almost wrapped up assembling the Duke II motor today. Set the cam timing, installed the top end, and then dialed in the ignition timing. This will be hitting the drag strip soon.
Some photos of the now complete restoration of the 1957 Triumph TR5R. The bike is fully operational, and we have been taking joy rides around the neighborhood. The dual megaphones sound awesome, and the bike has a sweet ride. Now it just needs a new owner.
After the final mock up, we tore it back down. Now the frame and chassis parts are back from the powder coater, and the bike is starting to come together. We already have a bottom end built for the motor, and we have been working on the head and GP carburetors. The body parts are with the painter, and we are making solid progress.
Newly produced Borrani Record rims now available in multiple sizes. They are polished and ready to lace. These are nice.
In the final stages of finishing up the restoration. Waiting on our newly purchased Lucas quick detach headlight to arrive, and there is a short list of other things to finish up. This is one of the coolest Triumphs we have ever had. One of twelve TR5R models produced in 1957. This was a race ready package in street legal trim. It was offered to select customers and dealers through special order via Johnson Motors.