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1969 TRIUMPH T-120 BONNEVILLE
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1969 TRIUMPH T-120 BONNEVILLE
 SPECIFICATIONS

Original Matching Numbers
(Re-Numbered V.I.N. By The Illinois Secretary Of State SOS)
The current VIN # is Illinois SOSxxxxxx (Secretary Of State (DMV)) Issued Number
Issued due to a State of Illinois v. U.S. Customs/Canada
dealer import dispute issue when these came into the U.S.A. Brand New in the late 60's

THIS IS NOT NOW AND NEVER WAS A SALVAGE TITLE OR BIKE 
If it was the State of Illinois would
 have marked the TITLE 
Forever as 
REBUILT
or SALVAGE

1969 T-120 Bonneville with factory original Stainless Steel Fenders
650 cc Vertical twin  Kick start only 4 speed - Tachometer Only
Exact Mileage Unknown estimate total lifetime mileage to be less that 25K as I added the Speedo in 1996

WHAT'S NOT ORIGINAL

Seat Upholstery - Carb -  66 or so Amal -
Amp gauge, Ignition lock Headlight - All are correct reproduction
Paint Scheme - Red and White Lacquer
Misc. nuts/bolts/screws/mounts/etc. nothing serious.

WHAT'S FRESH - circa 1996 and less that 2K miles unless noted

New Tires (tread pattern period correct) - 2004
New Telescopic (forking by Frank) Tubes - Bushings - Seals & Gators
New NOS Head Bearings
New NOS Wheel Bearings
Complete new exhaust
Carb - Changed from a dual to a single - 2 New Gas Cocks (have original head)
Brake and Clutch cables
Mirrors, Peg rubbers

This Bike Always starts on the first or second kick!
No smoke or knocks - Trans/clutch and everything works as they should.
A new battery, spark plugs and an oil change will be provided upon sale.

This fine old Brit and I go back to 1984
Here's the short version of my "Grab a cold one & sit down" story.

When I acquired this early every part painted with rattle can black.
I did ride it for a long time in the "all black" as it were, it made a great bar hop scoot!
Then one winter with too much time on my hands I turned a low maintenance scoot into a " HEY DON'T TOUCH THAT" 
I got over that and enjoyed riding it again.
I saw no advantage to bringing this back to dual carbs as it runs so well on a single. I have the original head and some other bits.
Then comes a few extra pounds and years on me and I spend most miles on my new road-sofa, I mean Goldwing.
This very roadworthy Bonnie just sits, season after season. I mean it looks great in the garage, but it really misses the road.
If your looking for a great riding & running Bonnie, this bike is waiting  for you.

 


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