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(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
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
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
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.