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Got a offer to trade my Ironhead for a Triumph 500......
It seems eveybody is looking for the mid Sixties 650's....any opinions, is the 500 a crappy motor ...is it a waste of my time?
 

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blackbob said:
need more info m8, is it a unit or a pre unit 500, an early or late one
late unit 500 Daytonas are relly nice motors
depends on what you want it to do for you :cool:
From what I know, its a 1968 Triumph 500....waiting for more info,
Any info appreciated
 

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500cc motor was always a good motor. better in later years but still good in early year with bushed timing side. Far superior motor to the ironhead sporty, power to weight is a big factor, but also parallell twin is, from an engineering perspective, superior to v twins. Witness the race wins at Daytona for the sportster versus the 500 Triumph in the 60's. Did HD even race at Daytona?? Did you ever see a sportster in a Desert race?
 
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