1st, I have been a member for awhile but today I finally took the plunge and bought the Bonneville I wanted. It's an 09 with 8600 miles. It seems to be mechanically great, but the previous owner had hit a deer and did some of the worst repair work that you could ever imagine. Please refer to the pic links. But basically the headlight and brackets for it need replaced, the keyed ignition switch has been replaced entirely with 3 pepboys switches, so God only knows how much fun that may be to get back correctly?? The tank is rough, but to top it all off, the guy flipped the handlebars down and the mirror bracket has put dent marks in the tank!!!
The front fender needs replaced. The cam covers are leaking a small amount of oil, I'm hoping I can just tighten the covers a little and stop that?
I really feel like I saved the bike a slow, painful death. I think it was kept outside and just not taken care of very well. It amazes me how much damage a person can do in just 3 short years and 8600 miles!!
My intentions are to put it back to pretty much stock(ish). I plan on doing all of my own work on the bike. I have played with cars forever and I like to think I can fix most things that may come up. I also have an 95 Honda 750 Nighthawk and and 08 Victory Hammer, so I'm not new to bikes, but I am new to Triumphs so I will humbly take any advice I can get from the knowledgeable folks on this site!!
I am not going to worry too much about keeping it 100% OEM. Do T100 and SE tanks bolt into the same spot? I assume that 09 and up tanks will work? My original thought is being it's a black bike that I could change the fender and tank to most any other color and it would match fine with the side covers!!
If anyone has ANY Of the parts I need let me know?
I think I got a decent deal on the bike, it has a clean, clear title and NOT a salvage title. If you guys could tell me what you think it's worth in it's current state I would really appreciate it!! Then i'll reveal how much I actually paid for it!!
Pics and the last one down is a short (horrible) video!!