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Old 08-18-2013, 08:23 AM   #1
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Default Can anyone help me find history of Triumph 500 Racer San Francisco area

Hi,

I am wondering if anyone knows anything about the history of this bike. Raced in San Francisco/California up to around about 1989.

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Try Mike at Engine Dynamics in Petaluma CA. Super cool guy and has a lot of race history in the SF bay area.
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You might try B.A.R.F ( bay area riders forum) lots of racers there.
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Try Mike at Engine Dynamics in Petaluma CA. Super cool guy and has a lot of race history in the SF bay area.
Thanks ! I'm looking engine Dynamics up now.
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You might try B.A.R.F ( bay area riders forum) lots of racers there.
Thanks! looking them up now. nice acronym.
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Old 08-19-2013, 07:38 PM   #6
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So far BARF has been pretty helpful with this, waiting for replies from a few folks:

http://bayarearidersforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=437884[/url]

Hope I'm allowed to post link to another forum without upsetting anyone?
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Don't worry. The link doesn't work anyway..
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Don't worry. The link doesn't work anyway..
yes........ but can always be cut and pasted.
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Old 08-24-2013, 09:49 PM   #9
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You might try B.A.R.F ( bay area riders forum) lots of racers there.
Thanks for this lead, I have now tracked down the previous owner. It only took 7 days! I'll post some pictures shortly, once its running again.
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Old 01-01-2014, 04:21 AM   #10
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Just thought I'd post an update to this if anyone is interested? Tracked down previous owner. Spent a bit of time and cash doing a bit of a conversion and then did a bit of dirt dragging on it. This was last October found a few things that still need to be sorted out (got running a week before drags and had no time for testing) This year will try get bike running better and have another go at this and anything else I can find that suits.












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Excellent find. Glad youre using it for racing and didn't take the route to factory restoration. Enjoy this piece of history as its a unique find.
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