Classic Bike Racks B25 B50 TR5T

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Classic Bike Racks B25 B50 TR5T

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I found this company online - https://www.classicbikeracks.co.uk/product/triumph-tr5t
They have a Stainless Luggage rack for the TR5T so I ordered one from them. They also have racks for the B50 , B25 and B44
https://www.classicbikeracks.co.uk/?s=B ... pe=product
Has anyone had any dealings with them before? I will post photos once it arrives.
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Yes, I have 3 racks from them, a Commando Interstate first version, Commando Interstate second version and a 1963 to 65 Triumph 650 one. All well made and fit well with a couple of provisions which at the price were not an issue to me. They are made from stainless so mine came with browning near the welds which came off with 5% phosphoric acid, the tube factory markings were still on the tubing and again came off with the 5% phosphoric and some thinners. The original rack he used to get the template from was supplied from some one on this board.
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kommando
Thanks for the fast response, that was what I was looking for. I like to support people who are still making stuff for our "old" Bikes and this looks like it will fit my needs.
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He is a one man band, not too Internet savy but makes a good product and at a good price. RGM now stock his products for Commando's too and they are one of the better Norton suppliers.
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I helped to organise the original batch of these with a another forum member who fortunately had in his possession an old chrome one that was the type that was designed to fit our particular model of bike rather than an awkward universal rack.
I originally posted on here in search of one as I had one back in the day on my B50SS as I was always impressed by the neatness of how they fitted. The stainless repro that we ended up with was on the whole really good and fitted very well, if I was to nitpick, I'd say the U clamp that slots over the original rear mudguard stay/grab-rail and the holes for the clamp bolt were a little bit off and could have been slightly better....other than that it was spot on and I'm very pleased with it.
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The TR5T has some changes compared to my 1971 B25s, The seat is shorter in length, the rear fender stay does not have the chrome grab loop, it uses the later box style tail light and the turn signal mounts have been moved from the tail light to a tab mid way on the fender stay. So if a rack for a 250/500 single is rare, the TR5T is even harder to find. From the photos, it looks to be a very nice unit.
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My brother bought one for his B50 and was so impressed he's also bought one for his A65.

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I bought what was likely an original rack. It was carbon steel and painted. Can carry a lot of stuff on it with a couple bungies and/or a net. A very good thing to have if you take day or overnight rides. Fits nicely!

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I am thinking that it would be a good spot to carry a small gas can. The 2 .5 gallon tank makes me nervous for a long ride. <201
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They are great racks and fit well
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My TR5T rack came in today. Allow double the shipping time with the way this virus has shipping backed up. The fit, finish and Quality of John's work is amazing. If the rain ever stops, I can not wait to bolt it up. I would recommend him and buy from him again! Even though the B50 and the TR5T frames are similar, the racks are not.
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I bought a rack for my b25 the last time i was in the UK, autumn 2018, and carried it home in my suitcase.
The manufacturer was excellent - we had a nice chat - it was posted the day after I ordered - and it fitted like a charm.
The bonus was that it would have fitted either my b25 and my b50.
Definitely buying another next visit! (I'm to cheap to pay postage to the colonies...)
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