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Ralph Hudson's TR500

Geoff Perry helped me put this bike together back in '72 to campaign in the states on the AMA circuit. The advent of the TZ700 made the 500 uncompetitive on a national level, so it was retired at the end of '73. I just took it out of the garage to run at an AHRMA race this last weekend, I had a crankshaft problem and also need some pistons/rings.  The top guy in the vintage races here rides an H-1R, but after following him around on a TD-3, I'm pretty sure the TR can beat him, there aren't any others runningm.  I'll attach a photo from the vintage race at Thunder Hill. Thanks, Ralph Hudson.
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