Main Motorcycle: 1959 T120
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Middle of Canada
Other Motorcycle: 1968 BSA A65T
Pre Unit Telescopic Forks - Different Types
Hi I'm new to the forum. Looking for some help with the front forks on my 59 Bonneville project. The forks were a bit messed up when I got the bike. The bike came with gaitors and no nacelle but the forks don't look like Trophy forks according to my parts catalogue. On disassembly I found some broken/bent/missing parts inside. So the fun begins.
The lower legs are stamped H1119 and H1120. The book calls for H1201 and H1202. Are these 1119/1120 legs from another model? If so which one? Are they compatible with the internals from the 59 Bonneville? I'm kinda concerned that what I have might be a mix of wrong parts, could be unsafe.
I don't know how many different types of pre unit tele forks Triumph made or what the differences were. I noticed there is at least one other '59 T120 owner on the forum. I know these are pretty specific questions, but any help would be appreciated. Thanks.