Saturday, June 1, 2013

1958 Triumph TR6 Trophy Desert Sled joins the pack.

This past Memorial Day was spent out in the Moreno Valley, just east of Riverside. I was out there to look at and complete a deal for this 1958 Triumph TR6 Desert Racer. Been wanting another of these since letting the last one go.

Set up in typical Desert Sled fashion with all street gear long removed, side stand chopped off to allow for the huge bash plate underneath to protect the Crank Cases from anything the Southern California Deserts could throw in it's the way.  

Bud Ekins Exhaust Pipes both up on the left side fixing to the front Engine Mounts and a Clip from the the Subframe at the rear.

Massive "cheater" Sprocket bolts directly to the stock brake drum/sprocket combo.

Riders view over the standard UK bend 1" Handlebar with a solitary Lucas Kill Button on the left side. Throttle has been shortened for a wider variety of grips.

Lucas K2FC Competition Magneto provides the Spark, a rewound armature and it'll be good to go.

Modified Oil Tank with an added Froth tower breather and trimmed down front.

Will be exciting to get into the Engine to see what is inside, Racing Pistons and lumpy Cams I bet....

Bates Racing Saddle, they must of sold tons of these back in the day....

I have already decided that I would like to restore this Sled to look as it did back in the day when it was about to do battle in the desert for the 1st time. The results on the 1957 Bike ( were very pleasing and think this will also look the business. Stay posted.....


  1. Loved what you did with the last one, looking forward to seeing this one done. I just picked up a '57 T110 that will end up pretty similar to your last one. not many here in NZ.

  2. feck! what size/tooth spkt is that?
    Credit also for the previous T110 resto'; that is a peach, must be hard to let them go sometimes.


  3. How do you keep finding them? Look forward to seeing how you go.