1977 Triumph Bonneville T140V
Owner: Gary M. of Washington, DC

COMMENTS:  This vehicle arrived in need of a modest mechanical & cosmetic restoration to make it beautiful & functional again.  What we did; carburetors were rebuilt & the air valve/choke removed, top end engine rebuild & leaking push rod tubes repaired, front fork tubes replaced, new fuel line hose & fittings installed, new sprocket & o-ring drive chain, new oil hoses & clamps, new brake hoses, new wiring harness, new handlebar switches, new tires & tubes along with new stainless steel spokes, new tapered steering head bearings, rebuilt the seized rear brake caliper, replaced the broken battery tray & added a sealed maintenance free battery, and replaced 2 petcock/fuel valves.  The bike was upgraded to a Boyer electronic ignition.  Cosmetically, the bike was stripped to the frame, painted & new decals applied.  Yellowing near the gasoline tank cap was hand buffed away & the inside of the tank cleaned & sealed.  A new set of tank badges, freshly painted, and the tank looked good as new.  All the engine covers were polished, a stainless steel hardware kit replaced all the rusty pieces, and a new patent plate was added.  The side cover emblems were replaced.  A new front fender was added. Also added were a new front fender, turn signals, new rear grab rail, rubber gauge cups, fresh foot peg rubbers and various new rubber pieces throughout.  Genuine Gran Turismo handlebar grips rounded out the cosmetics.  This restoration is featured on the owner's Facebook page.  It required over 32 hours of labor.

           Click HERE to see a 2 minute video of how to Cold Start this bike & a picture of the owner w/his bike
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2-minute video showing how to "Cold" start this bike
Before polishing
Gasoline Tank Cleaning & Sealing -
a must for rusty tanks
Striping the frame before painting
The owner with his bike
May 2, 2010
Tapered roller steering bearings
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