This Bike used to belong to a relative of mine, the papers says itīs a 1969 Bonneville 120, but engine nr says TR6R DU64221, 67 Trophy. Thanks to members "649cc" and "dbl_delta" i now have this confirmed, and that it has a bonneville top.
The bike was "Bobbed" somewhere in the 70īs, altough the original builder probably called it a "Chopper".
The Bike Hasnīt been registered since 1989, but has always been started atleast once a year and driven aproximately 100 km. I think this is the reason why the engine actually feels in an "ok" condition to begin with. Yesterday i took some pictures, before i started any real cleaning, and also tried to turn the engine, it turned very easy, i was actually "afraid" that it would start hehe.
According to my relative it has never had the oil changed, or been cleaned since he got it, but iīm not sure if heīs just messing with me.
Right now im reading up on this type of engines and making some "cost" planning. Also cleaning it and at the same time getting to know it better.
At the moment iīm not sure how deep into the engine i want to go, i will try to start it up in the weekend. One part of me says "itīs working" and the other says "sludgetrap". Downloaded the manuals from classikebike, and ordered a couple of dvdīs from Lowbrow.
What i do want to do regardless is to overhaul the two carburetters, change most of the gaskets and replace the wiring (iīm thinking one cable at a time and it will be easy?). The fork got me scratching my head too, anybody have any idea what it is? Im thinking something japanese... The front brake (also the only one) should also get some love.
Theres also a box of old parts, must be from the 69 Bonneville, i just looked it over in a hurry, the airfilters are there and the "Triumph" emblem/thing that has to have been on the original tank.
One thing im wondering about the top is what year itīs from, looked at some pictures and it got these bolts on the rockerboxes that i donīt see on all bonnevilles.
A most interesting color is it not?
The exhaust clamps doesnīt look standard haha!
The clutch and brake cable needs to be replaced, very loose fit.
The battery is easily accessible...
The unknown fork.
I dream about polishing, alot.