1964 Triumph 650cc Bonneville T120r more pictures
The charging system has an electronic regulator to give 12 volts for better lights. It has a later model dual leading shoe front brake to make stopping better. The tires and tubes are K70 Dunlop’s.
The motor was completely rebuilt with Black Diamond valves, and the lowest compression pistons that could be found to deal with modern fuels. The carburettors were bored and re-sleeved for reliability. All the jets and needles have been replaced. The sludge trap was cleaned, and bearings checked and replaced ware necessary. There is an external oil filter from a T140 to keep the sludge trap clean. The chain is a new Tsubaki.
The wheels were disassembled one spoke at a time to clean and polish them.
All the original usable nuts and bolts were cleaned and re used. Those that were not usable were replaced with SAE stainless and lock nuts for reliability. No threads were changed, only through bolts were replaced, the foot peg plates, fender bolts, etc. as many original parts have been kept and as many nuts and bolts of the period that could be found and used have been .
The instruments were restored by Nisonga instruments 25 Hoyt Avenue Mamaroneck NY. to original specs, and work fine. The decals are worn but that's what is to be expected. The "World's Fastest" on the tank fell off, just like they did back in the sixties! The fuel tank has been cleaned, and epoxy sealed before painting. There is no internal rust or leaks.
The ignition is by points, as they work fine, and are easily adjusted. Of course, all the ignition parts are new, the wiring harness is new, and all connections have been first cleaned, then protected with dielectric grease.
The seat pan is original, but the padding and cover are new.
The bike runs fine, starts first kick, and idles like it should. The last serious ride was about 300 miles through the mountains of Virginia, Tennessee, and North Carolina in the rain. It never missed a beat all weekend.
The bike has only done 2333 miles from the rebuild and has always been garaged. It also comes with invoices of all the bits that have been bought for the bike and a full manual (copied and printed manual in binder form) plus a few odd bits,Barings, oil filter, points.
Engine and frame have the same number .
Please check the photos; I hope it shows of all thebike, imperfection and all. The back mudguard has a crack but that is a minor problem. I've accounted for this in the price.
Rebuilt with only 2333 miles on the clock
Date of manufacture is 1st January 1964