February 2011 Bike of the Month
Bike of the Month Dave Roberts with his 1952 Triumph 6T

Make: Triumph
Model: 6T
Country of Origin: England
Engine: 650cc Twin
Transmission: 4 speed
Owner: Dave Roberts
City: Huntington Beach

1952 Triumph 6T

Congratulations to Dave Roberts of Huntington Beach for winning Bike of the Month with his 1952 Triumph 6T custom.

This bike is another example of a family heirloom. Dave's father built this bike in 1964 using typical custom parts from the late 50's early 60's. The bike is a pre-unit with a rigid frame. Dave explained the "pre-unit" as a separate 4 speed transmission from the engine case. Later Triumph built the engine and transmission cases as one part.

The bike has a Hunt magnito and a period correct Wassel tank and rear fender. Wassel built custom motorcycle parts back in the 1950's.

Dave resurected the bike two years ago after forty years of storage with the goal in mind of keeping as his dad intended in 1964.

The paint was done by Andrew of Eightball Rods & Choppers in Placentia and the rebuild was done by Tony Dunn of Classic Cycles in Orange. You may remember Tony as the builder of Brown Sugar, our December 2010 Bike of the Month winner. He seems to have his hand in many of the cool Triumphs.

Thank you Dave for bringing it to our meet.

I shot a lot of photos in our February Gallery.

The Bike of the Month contest is held monthly at the Vintage Bike OC meet. Qualifying motorcycles must be 30 years old or older. Former Bike of the Month winning bikes are not eligible to win again. Anyone attending the meet is eligible to enter a qualifying bike in the contest and vote for their favorite bike. The winning bike is chosen by a popular vote and is featured on the Home page for one month and in this feature article. The Bike of the Month articles are permanent content on the site.

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1952 Triumph 6T
January 2011
1959/77 Triton
December 2010
1964 Triumph TR6
November 2010
1950 Norton Model 18
October 2010
1950 Triumph Thunderbird
September 2010
1942 Indian 741-B
August 2010
1948 Indian Chief
July 2010
1938 Indian 4
June 2010
1975 Norton Commando 850
May 2010
1963 Honda CL72
April 2010
1959 Ariel Square Four
March 2010
1939 Indian Sport Scout
February 2010
1963 Velocette Venom
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