Charlie and Linda Duckworth wrote:
> Appears from the url below that the Haynes manual for the TR6 has been
> reprinted. Does anyone know of a distributor in the U.S. for these?
An interesting (and positive) development.
Back in late 1998, there was an extended go-round on the Triumph list about
making photocopies of these out-of-print manuals. A gentleman in Canada had
written to Haynes about this and--to their credit--Haynes' Matthew Minter
replied that "I have to tell you that photocopying, scanning etc for sale to
third parties, even on a non-profit basis, is not officially permitted.
However, I appreciate that you are not proposing a commercial operation and
in practice I don't think that the likelihood of you being found out is very
Subsequently, a good number of folks on the TR list wrote to Haynes to ask
that the manual be reprinted, and the Canadian fellow (and others) offered
to provide photocopies of the manual for a nominal cost.
Several months later, it was discovered that Haynes had indeed published a
"Classic Reprint" of the TR5/TR6 manual. Whether this was a result of the
letter-writing campaign and the emergence of bootleg copies is left as an
exercise for the reader.
Oddly enough, the manual reprint wasn't listed on the Haynes website and
could only be ordered by phone or mail. But after this news was made known
to the TR list, the price of used manuals on eBay fell precipitously (they'd
been going for up to $80.00).
I do not find the TR5/6 manual listed on the US distributor's web page
(http://www.haynes.com/na.html), but you might contact Haynes UK at
email@example.com (sales enquiries) or firstname.lastname@example.org
(business and marketing issues) and ask if there are other outlets.