Pictures & Info
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
Vertical twin Kick
start only 4 speed - Tachometer Only
Unknown estimate total lifetime mileage to be less that 25K as I added the Speedo in 1996
Upholstery - Carb -
66 or so Amal -
Amp gauge, Ignition
- All are correct reproduction
Scheme - Red and White Lacquer
nuts/bolts/screws/mounts/etc. nothing serious.
FRESH - circa 1996 and less that 2K miles unless noted
New Tires (tread pattern period correct) - 2004
Telescopic (forking by Frank) Tubes - Bushings - Seals & Gators
New NOS Head
New NOS Wheel
Changed from a dual to a single - 2 New Gas Cocks (have original head)
starts on the first or second kick!
No smoke or knocks -
Trans/clutch and everything works as they should.
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.