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Simon had an outstanding weekend at Lydden .Here are his results: CRMC 1300 Twins Race 1 – First place (Fastest lap of the race) CRMC 1300 Twins Race 2 – First place (Fastest lap of the race) CRMC 1300 Twins Race 3 - First place (New lap record 45.1) CRMC 1300 Open – Third place Leading 1300 twins and 1300 open championships after Lydden... Still leading after a rain interupted win at Donnington.
Made the seat base, side panels, headlamp mount, footrest alterations, and the total rebuild myself.
This is my fully restored '78 T140V. The main optical changes are obvious: the T120 tank, pipes and mufflers and the paint work. The main technical improvements are: the dynamically balanced krankshaft, the Pazon Surefire electronic ignition and the 38 mm Mikuni Constant Vacuum carburettors. Have fun!
Hein Weijers, The Netherlands
Hi here is a picture of the Thunderbird, all MOT'd late 82 model in factory "smoke blue" original paint, U.S. spec, not seen another but have seen UK low bar and tank models all the "Black crackle" engine bits have been replaced or may have left the factory like it!! Non standard peashooters and indicators and a rev counter now fitted to replace the original instrument/ignition cluster quite an unusual model was left in a Triumph showroom unsold in London from 82-87 hence the "D" plate. Many thanks for all your help.
This Sean's take on the T140ES, the only known racer in captivity... "This is the car as it stands after the recent rebuild. I bought the car in 1986, used it for sprints and hillclimbs and put it away in 1987. Now it is ready for circuit racing as a 1966/67 formula 4. I do not know the manufacture (I bought it as a Vixen) so if you have any ideas or know anyone who might know, I would be very grateful of any information.
I’ve owned this 1974 Bonnie for 2 years now, it’s a US Spec 750cc which has had a number of changes - different pipes, shortened mud guards, early brake lights, early tank, no indicators – and has strengthened brake cables and obviously front disc brakes. Anyway I love it and thought you might too.
Picked up the front and rear mudguards from you last month, thanks for the mug! All got back to New Zealand undamaged. Not sure if I sent you a photo already, but attached a couple of my Jubilee in New Zealand. As you can see, she's pretty standard apart from the seat. Thanks again for your help.
Hey, Love the site, here's my '77 bonneville. It started life in the states and has had a minimum of stuff done. I have owned her for a year and have had some chrome bits redone, the tank repainted and new pipes but still have the marked originals. Only 10 k on the clock so it is in original condition, just needs loads of TLC. Rides real well but have to remember to turn off the fuel taps!!
This is a '73 OIF T120 imported from the States in dire straits.The engine was seized solid and most of the front end missing. All the parts were sourced from Shropshire Classic Motorcycles. Nice one Bill!
Hi and greetings from “Sunny South Africa”. I know it’s a T140 gallery but I notice you’ve already got a few T120 shots added. I figured you may enjoy an action photos taken of me on my 1969 T120R at the world famous / historic East London Grand Prix circuit. I’ve owned the bike since 1973 and first raced it at Roy Hesketh Circuit in 1981. It does 220 kph and I won an inter-regional classic racing championship on it in 1997. Modifications are as follows bearing in mind I’ve kept the drum brakes to keep it as original as possible but good enough to race. 11:1 Thruxton pistons 32mm Mk2 Amal carbs Gas flowed and modified heads and rockers 1 5/8” FRP 2 into 1 exhaust Dry clutch when raced Primary sprocket and clutch drum lightened 20T gearbox final drive sprocket Lucas Rita ignition – total loss (No alternator) Girling Gas rear shocks Akront 18” WM4 rims / 8 gauge spokes Steering damper Upgraded front fork springs Trimmed Ducati SS fairing Tomaselli clip-ons with QA throttle Battery in seat. Apart from that pretty original.
Well, just to confirm that we're all (well I am!) complete idiots where motorcycles are concerned. Here is the last 12 months lowdown New Barrel/Pistons...New valves/springs/guides...New balanced exhaust..Second Hand Anglo Bike Silencers...Second Hand Koni Dial a Ride shocks...New Warlord Box Section swinging Arm...New TSX mudguards...Second Hand Corbin Single seat.. Second Hand Alloy 'Manx Style' tank...New Adjustable 'Jota' Handlebars..New Fully Floating Discs..New Cibie Concave Headlight..Progressive front Springs and damper rings...Odyssey Battery..... Hyde Rearsets to follow...
This T140 belongs to Johnathan Gill who imported the machine back from U.S.A. It was rebuilt to its current spec (Norton crank, Japanese electrics & carbs) by Kenny Freer of Norton Motorcycles. Several of these were built at the time so if you have any info on these 'dreer' T140s, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
I attach a picture of my 1973 T140V. 30,000 miles from new & entirely genuine as far as I am aware. I use it 12 months of the year. I have seen very few, if any in the UK, as early as this & would be keen to hear from others in UK & world wide who have early T140s (before the disk rear brake & US market types seem to have taken over).
I am the second owner of this all original 1973 Bonneville T140V. It needed a good cleaning after sitting dormant in a garage for 20 years. 15,000 original miles. I am located in Philadelphia PA, USA. Would anyone know where to find two NOS original style silencers? (as shown in the photo) email@example.com Thanks, Have a safe New Year and happy motoring --
1979 T140D Bonneville 750 Special (Cafe Racer) "Retro Rocket" TM Drag bars, Emgo quarter-fairing, slash-cut muffler, rattle-can Krylon Black (what other color is there?) paint job. Just a simple, scruffy, business-like cafe racer. Just fast enough to get you in trouble and about all that the all-new brakes can handle!
Paul Zuniga, Laredo, Texas
Hello, last month, I bought a 73 T140V that has only 5980 miles on it. It was all apart. The guy was going to make a Cafe' racer out of it, and has bought a lot of parts. I have put it back together to the point it is rolling around. The engine was the only thing he didn't take apart. All the parts are super good. He polished all chrome and aluminum. I have a Morgo oil pump and Boyer Brandsen electronic ignition to put on. When I get it together, I can send pics, or if anyone wants to see what it looks like, I will send pics now. It has new Stainless Excel wheels, and new Dunlops on it. I also have a 70 T120R that I customized and completely rebuilt. I have put about 1200 miles on it since March.
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