COMMENTS: This bike was kept in a wood shed with little mice that made a nest in the battery box and enjoyed making a snack of the wiring harness. After electrical repairs were made and a new wiring harness installed, a new Boyer electronic ignition was added, new gaskets were added to the engine, the carburetors were rebuilt with new petcocks, and new fuel and oil lines were added. Also, we replaced the missing oil dipstick, replaced the crank case breather hose, added a new handlebar switch, and replaced the entire tachometer assembly & cable. All the fluids were changed along with 2 new tires, a new drive chain, new headlight bucket & wiring, and new foot peg rubbers. We created a custom designed oil pressure gauge and located it by the engine. As for cosmetics, we repaired a dent and painted the gasoline tank & rear fender the customer's preferred colors blue and silver with a gold stripe. The side covers, air box, and panels where painted black. The frame was painted around the engine. The primary, cam, and transmission covers were polished along with adding a new gasoline tank cap and new handlebar grips. This partial restoration took over 38 hours.
CLICK HERE for 1-minute video of the bike running and noting a tachometer issue.
1972 Triumph Bonneville T120R
Level B Restoration
Owner: Lawrence Y., Virginia
During this restoration, we recorded a 1-minute video to allow the bike's owner to hear his bike run for the first time in many years and to clearly demonstrate the tachometer issue.
Click HERE to see more pics of this Amal carb rebuild
Note the custom-created
oil pressure system
Below are pictures of the completed bike. Note the recycled carburetor intake manifold. If we could have received customer approval, we would have replaced it.
Note the incorrect tank badges
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