1968 Triumph Bonneville For Sale

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Bay Area, California, United States
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No warranty - sold where is, as-is
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Description 1968 Triumph Bonneville

a 1968 Triumph T120R that underwent a complete mechanical and cosmetic
Numbers matching machine.   Zero road miles.
Engine disassembled, cases degreased & blasted, oilways cleaned,
sludge trap cleaned, new bearings (engine drive bearings, rod bearings), new
cylinder, new Hepolite 9:1 pistons, new rings. 
- Cylinder
head glass bead blasted, and rebuilt to factory specs including new valves, new
valve guides (phosphor bronze), new springs. 
- Correct new Amal 930/300 and 930/301 carbs
fitted.   I elected to install the twin
rotor twistgrip and twin throttle cables rather than the single twist with
plastic junction box.  This is much
easier to adjust the carbs. I also installed only 1 air (choke) cable. If you
would prefer the single rotor or twin choke setup, let me know and I will
- Oil feed, return, and rockerbox oil lines are
NOS herringbone. NOS clamps. NOS rocker feed line with new hardware.
- Correct new inspection caps Made in England.
- Correct
Made in England exhaust pipes.  
- Correct Made
in England mufflers.  
- Correct
rechromed pushrod tubes with correct seals.
- During
assembly all engine and transmission parts were pre-lubed with engine
assembly lube.  The sump has a small amount of oil and the oil tank has
oil.  A small amount of engine oil was added to each cylinder. The engine
is turned over occasionally.
All moving parts checked - thrust washers, springs replaced.  
- New
clutch basket.   
- New chrome kickstart lever and gearchange
- New drive
chain (pre-lubed).
SUSPENSION: New shocks with correct
-  Swingarm rebuilt lubed, new o-rings / re-cad
end caps. 
-  New old stock fork tubes, rechromed fork caps
and stem sleeve nut.
 - Rechromed Dunlop wheels (18" rear,
19" front).  Front and rear built up
with stainless spokes new inner tubes and correct profile Dunlop K70 tires.
- Wheel
assembly balanced - front and rear. 
- New
correct Made in England seat.  Has black trim which can be replaced with chrome trim if you prefer.
- Correct
centerstand and sidestand with new springs and washers.
BRAKES - New shoes, all new cables, re-cad
Correct Smiths magnetic instruments recently rebuilt.  SSM5001/06
speedometer and RSM3003/01 tachometer.
- Correct new cables and connectors.
- NOS Smiths speedometer gearbox.
ELECTRICAL: New correct cloth wiring
- Correct Genuine Lucas headlamp bucket
fitted with Genuine Lucas lens, correct NOS Genuine Lucas ammeter, headlamp
switch, Genuine Lucas indicator / warning lights, Genuine Lucas tail lamp, Genuine Lucas stop lamp switch.  Correct horn.   
- Battery will need to be installed.
FUEL TANK:  Excellent fuel tank
with correct color scheme:  Hi-Fi Scarlet - Silver stripe - Gold outline. 
- New fuel
taps. New filler cap.  New center styling
strip. New correct mounting hardware.
-  Has a tiny 1/8" ding under the right badge. Photo can't show it. 
COSMETICS: - All black parts powdercoated -
except horn.   Front brake hub
powdercoated silver.
-  New correct stainless Made in England front and rear
fenders.  The watchful eye will notice the front fender does not have a cable
keeper.  The parts diagram does not show
this part, so I will leave it to the new owner to relocate the keeper after drilling
the hole in the fender (or I will do it on request).
- Many chrome parts re-plated or replaced with
correct Made in England parts.
 - All
hardware either correct new cadmium plated, NOS, or original parts
re-plated.  There are some correct thread
UNF stainless fittings.  (1968 was a transition
year, using some CEI threaded (26tpi) and some UNF threaded (24tpi) hardware).    All cad parts are coated with cad paint to
prevent corrosion. Easily removed if you want 100% original look.
- Correct centerstand installed and sidestand
installed both with new springs and hardware.  
Chainguard is new Made in England. 
Correct for ‘69-70 (no skirt to prevent chain oiler from oiling up the rear
wheel).  If you wish, I will provide you a
correct ‘68 type. (If you plan to ride this bike, you will most likely not use
the chain oiler and lube the chain with PF anti-fly lube)
- All
rubber parts have been replaced with factory-correct footpegs, gearchange and
kickstart rubber.   
Exhaustive list of other parts replaced. 
Many original parts (NOS) have been used.  All parts supplied by Tri-Cor, Walridge
Motors, British Only, and Rabers.  No
Taiwanese, Chinese, or Indian parts. Period.  License plate does not go with this motorcycle.
Clear CA pink slip. Located in the Bay Area, CA between San Francisco
and San Jose, this motorcycle has been sitting in the owner's family room since
work was completed in 2011. 
Will need
to have battery installed, top end pre-lubed, gearbox oil, idle set, and timing set.  The new owner will have the pleasure of
dialing in the carbs, fine tuning the ignition, and making other necessary
This is a 47 year-old vintage bike that deserves to be preserved by a
mature collector who understands what service & maintenance are
required to own a classic bike of this vintage.  I will be as helpful as
possible, but I cannot serve as a full service shop from afar. 
TERMS:  Motorcycle
is sold as-is, where is, and with no warranty expressed or implied.  
What you see
is exactly what you get, so please
ask questions before auction closes.
responsible for all shipping arrangements and costs. I will provide reasonable
non-refundable deposit due within 48 hours of auction end.  PayPal for deposit is OK.  Balance due either money order, cashiers
check or cash.  No Banco Esquidor, no
bitcoins, no trades. No excuses.
Questions related to this auction cheerfully answered.  Comments and picky criticisms cheerfully ignored.
If you need to know why I will not get this motorcycle running, feel free to email me.  I will reply with copies of x-rays of my replaced hips and knee together with a doctor's note advising me to not attempt kick starting a motorcycle.  If you are not comfortable buying a motorcycle under these conditions, please feel free to not bid.  Just please don't email me with your advice.  My reserve takes into consideration the potential time and cost for a competent mechanic to set the carbs and ignition (about 1 hour, tops 2 hours if he stops to chat with you). 
I advise bidders
with negative feedback or fewer than 10 positives to contact me via eBay
messages or bid may be cancelled.
need I include this (?), serious bids only. This is a reserve auction.  If you meet reserve you are expected to
complete the transaction.

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