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Beautiful Bonnie!!!
« on: July 25, 2021, 09:01:39 AM »
I'll bet this lovely example goes for $12K or more...before it's over!  :thumb: :boozing: :cool: :wink: :smiley:

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1970-triumph-bonneville-t120-13/
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Re: Beautiful Bonnie!!!
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2021, 09:45:16 AM »
it's not leaking???

In the 15 years I've been riding a 1970 triumph it has ALWAYS leaked... fix one and another one pops up.

beautiful bike though,

Though I've never seen a repainted tank that looks anywhere near as good as the original paint jobs...

Think it could make someone very happy

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Re: Beautiful Bonnie!!!
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2021, 10:48:35 AM »
it's not leaking???

In the 15 years I've been riding a 1970 triumph it has ALWAYS leaked... fix one and another one pops up.

beautiful bike though,

Though I've never seen a repainted tank that looks anywhere near as good as the original paint jobs...

Think it could make someone very happy

Yes...British bikes of that era had a tendency..."to drip oil" and mark their spot.  :rolleyes:

My restored 1975 Norton 850 Commando MK III leaked...as did my 1970 Triumph T100C Trophy 500........ :shocked:

Oh well, part of the charm and character... :wink: :laugh: :grin:
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Re: Beautiful Bonnie!!!
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2021, 02:42:23 PM »
Hate to break the stereotype, but the last 2 Brit bikes I owned, 1971 Triumph Daytona and 1973 Norton Commando did Not leak oil.
With tight top ends ( little  or no blowby), careful assembly with mating surfaces checked for flatness,  good quality oil hoses and  engine/primary breather systems that were well thought out.  Now , tickling the Amals..... but that don't count.
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Re: Beautiful Bonnie!!!
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2021, 02:42:23 PM »

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Re: Beautiful Bonnie!!!
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2021, 03:48:30 PM »
Now , tickling the Amals..... but that don't count.

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Re: Beautiful Bonnie!!!
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2021, 04:08:38 AM »
Really, who tickles their carburetors so hard that they wet themselves. :laugh: I like my bike but isn't this taking it a bit to far.

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Re: Beautiful Bonnie!!!
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2021, 04:20:09 AM »
All Triumph bikes leaked oil in the 70's due to the antiquated casting process. The trick was to flatten the mating surfaces using wet and dry taped to a piece of glass until the surface was uniform. Et voila, no more leaks, ever.

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Re: Beautiful Bonnie!!!
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2021, 11:39:08 AM »
Yes....that is a beauty!

Reminds me a bit of the paint work I had done on my 03' Bonnie. It never leaked any oil.

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Re: Beautiful Bonnie!!!
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2021, 09:45:19 AM »
Hate to break the stereotype, but the last 2 Brit bikes I owned, 1971 Triumph Daytona and 1973 Norton Commando did Not leak oil.
With tight top ends ( little  or no blowby), careful assembly with mating surfaces checked for flatness,  good quality oil hoses and  engine/primary breather systems that were well thought out.  Now , tickling the Amals..... but that don't count.

I built a bunch o' Brit bike engines back before I discovered Guzzis. None of mine or the ones I built for others leaked. But a few years down the road, it was when they started to leak, not if...
Crappy metallurgy, soft fasteners, '30's designs, old tooling, and outdated manufacturing methods were a surefire recipe for a leaky engine.
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