TR500 frame

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TR500 frame

Post by A.Holley »

I am thinking of building a TR500 ( early Mk 1 or 2) replica, and need to start in the logical place, the frame.
Does anyone know where I can find some decent pics or drawings of the frame ?
Have done a lot of searching online, but finding something clear is not easy.

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Re: TR500 frame

Post by jabcb »

This topic about a TR500 build might have some useful info: viewtopic.php?f=20&t=9539&hilit=tr500+frame
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Re: TR500 frame

Post by A.Holley »

Thanks for that link, some very good info there.
Though I did go down a similar route back in the late 90s when I was racing in Post Classic class here in Aust.
Nowadays I am not racing, so don’t need anything as stiff as that for road use.
What I want to do is replicate the look of the factory TR frame with that curved tube from the swing arm up to the top rail.
If I can see a good pic without a fuel tank etc in the way it wo Do make my task a lot easier.

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https://ozebook.com/suzi/2017/09/19/cobra-t500/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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There's lots of good stuff on Muzza's site, but you could also see if Michael Pettifer or Geoff Woodley are still around. Woodley used to make replicas and I think that Michael imported them. The one I rebuilt was a mk111 and that was very different.

Most guys run straight tubes from just above the swingarm pivot to the upper frame rails but the TR had curves and looks more like a TR250.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhktWKx3UIU" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

https://www.autobelle.it/en/a/For_sale_ ... 0133.xhtml" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3924/148 ... e018_b.jpg" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

http://www.classic-motorrad.de/forum/in ... 1243k-jpg/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

https://motoclassic.skyrock.com/3218168 ... -lane.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Should be enough to get you going.
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