A 1974 Trackmaster frame he scored from a U.S. Air Force man returning from England gave Jerry Ennis the last piece he needed to complete this sanitary Triumph street tracker.
Ennis added a few rare nifty bits from his collection and produced a bike that drew crowds when he rolled it out April 19 at the Washington Vintage Motorcyclists swap meet in Mount Vernon, Wash.
The nickel-plated frame was apparently never raced, since it’s free of the dings caused by dirt track rock kicked up from the front wheel. Motor is a single carb 1968 Triumph TR6 650, built to stock specs with help from Jerry’s buddy, Bob Pike, and equipped with an ARD magneto. Ennis figures the bike’s all-up weight at 375 pounds.
Ennis hung a Betor motocross fork in custom triple clamps. Ceriani headlight brackets keep an aftermarket headlight tucked in tight. Bars are a Flanders dirt track bend. The bike rolls on rare period Kimtab magnesium snowflake wheels, with disks and Kelsey-Hayes calipers at each end.
Custom work is everywhere: foot pegs were fabricated from handle bar stock by “Captain Dirt” of Spokane, not far from Green Acres, Wash., where Ennis lives. The Captain also machined the alloy triple clamps and built the stainless reverse-megaphone exhaust system. Rear fender was cut down from an early Triumph donor. Its centerline ridge echoes the ridge on the fiberglass flat track-style tank. Ray Spevak (ebay seller queeng) supplied many of the parts.
A Triumph enthusiast—he owns nine—and former desert racer, Ennis built the green tracker to provide a high performance ride on the street. Final construction took about a year and a half. It looks like time well spent.
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