I have owned this bike since 2016. I bought it from a collector along with a Norton Commando 850 and Triumph TR6C. All 3 bikes were in need of restoration. This Bonneville was mostly complete and in fair condition. I’ve been a restorer and collector for 40 years and I began a year long restoration on the bike soon after buying it. The miles shown in the listing at 179 are the miles since the restoration was completed. The original speedometer was missing so I have no idea what the actual miles are on the bike. The restoration was a complete disassembly except for the bottom end of the engine. Top end included bore job, new pistons, rings, valve guides, springs, etc. everything was replaced. The carbs are Amal Premiers which are the same as the old original Amals but with modern upgraded internals. The ignition has also been upgraded to Boyer electronic, so no more points to deal with. The bike has a complete new wiring harness and I recently installed a Lithium Ion battery. Speedometer and Tachometer are restored original Smiths guages (Joel Levine Company) not reproductions. All chrome was sent out for the highest quality triple plating. Where possible all original hardware was reconditioned and not replaced because most modern hardware does not match what came on the bike originally. The paintwork was done by the guru of Triumph paint, Don Hutchison (now retired) and is absolutely flawless and correct. Wheels were re-spoked using the restored original hubs and Buchanan’s stainless steel spokes. Brake shoes and tires front and rear and chain and sprockets were also replaced. The seat is a new reproduction from British Cycle Supply. There are many more details and small parts that I could list but you get the picture. The bike starts. idles, runs and stops as good as it looks. This is truly a no excuses bike that is ready to ride, show or add to a premium collection. Truly a museum quality bike. I have a clean title in my name. The model year listed on the title is 1970 but the serial number verifies that it is a 1969 model. I’ve seen this issue many times over the years with these old bikes and it is because before 1974 many manufacturers didn’t specify “model years” so dealers would title them in the year that they were sold and since there were usually left over bikes from one year to the next this happened often.
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Location: Gulfport, Mississippi, United States