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TR5MX

Postby TritonMike » Wed Aug 30, 2006 5:45 pm

Does anyone own one of these badged 500's or know anything about them? Might be able to get one as a suitable replacement for the B44 Victor Special
I may also get a divorce if I were to simply buy another machine!! :grin:
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Postby minetymenace » Wed Aug 30, 2006 8:48 pm

Have you checked the photo pages? A few good pictures there.

Now there is a question, has anyone had their B50 mentioned in their divorce papers?
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Postby roadplough » Wed Aug 30, 2006 11:12 pm

Yep, she wants it.
Fat chance :grin:
I say the usual - if you can start it, you can have it.
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TR5MX

Postby B50Mike » Thu Aug 31, 2006 8:28 am

Hi,
I have one , photos are on the forum, including some taken at Farleigh Castle this year.

The only difference I can see between a TR5MX and a B50MX is the name on the tank, if it has one, and a Triumph badged Nippon Seiki speedo , if it has one.

The engine and frame numbers are B50MX then letters and numbers just like a BSA badged bike. I have actually reverted to using BSA tank badges anyway.

Buy it and enjoy it.

Cheers, B50Mike
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Divorce proceedings

Postby Canberra » Thu Aug 31, 2006 11:34 am

Not divorce papers but I got married in the garden in New Zealand with the B50 in the background of the ceremony :smile: .

The bike was always mine as like roady said she would need to be able to start it. The only thing we were going to fight over in a divorce was who would take the daughters. I wanted her to take them and she wanted me to take them.

With ref to the TR50 - did Triumph badge any SS models or were they only MX. I wonder this as I thought that was around when the discs came onto Triumphs.

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Postby minetymenace » Thu Aug 31, 2006 11:44 am

Only the TR25 as far as I know, but I may be wrong. Did the TR5MX have the scoop on the primary drive cover (like the TR25)?
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Postby Costa » Thu Aug 31, 2006 2:59 pm

Triumph marketed only the 500MX model, in the 73 and 74 model years. As near as I can tell, it was a mid-year switch, in 73, as BSA-badged B50s were available as well. The models were identical, except for the name and paint on the gas tank.

Last year for B50SS/T production was 1972.

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Postby JB » Thu Aug 31, 2006 5:12 pm

In exactly the same way that the X75 was based entirely around the BSA R3 (prototypes wore BSA badges) only to be called a Triumph when launched as the BSA name by then had been dropped. :cry:
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Postby minetymenace » Thu Aug 31, 2006 5:18 pm

:cool: Don Brown & Craig Vetter For Ever!! :cool:

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