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Old 10-12-2011, 12:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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VIN, and Engine number question

I recently picked up a 1969 T120R. It appears that the engine number is correct ( DC 16222 ). But I can't find anything on the frame numbers which are T65031143518C1214. This is the same number that appears on the title. Does anyone have any info on the frame numbers? And where can I find out how many bikes were built between AUG 68-July 69? What does the 5 digit number after the month and year letters indicate? Any help is much appreciated.
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Have a look here:
http://www.klempfsbritishparts.com/techserialnumber.htm
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Old 10-12-2011, 10:02 AM   #3 (permalink)
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That sounds like a state-issued frame I.D. that was assigned to the bike in order to title it after the original was lost or didn't follow the bike through several sellers' hands.

It's DEFINITELY NOT a Triumph number.
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Old 10-12-2011, 06:15 PM   #4 (permalink)
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That's what I was figuring on the frame numbers. The bike was a custom build out of New Jersey by a company called manix cycles. Thats the story I got with the bike anyway.
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"Bonnie" book shows:

DU85904 - DU90282 (4,378 units)

also states "JC00101 onwards"

Since 1970 models started at JD24849, that would indicate 24,748 units if they ran the serial numbers right through.

Total of 29,126 units.

THIS IS NOT ON AUTHORITY, just reading what's in the book and using a calculator with the assumption mentioned above.
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