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post #1 of 196 (permalink) Old 08-20-2011, 08:52 PM Thread Starter
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How many 1974 T120 were built?

Hello, I'm new to the forum. I have a 1974 T120 650 and I'm looking for a manual. Also does anyone know how many 650s were built in 74.
I heard that not too many were built because of the factory shut down by employees...
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I don't have my Bonnie book handy, but there weren't too many.

Plus, thgey varied wildly as to many detail parts, and they used up lots of remaining spares inventory as old as '72 and even older.

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I would like to know how many of these old bikes are still out there.
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According to the Bonnie book there were 987 T120's released in '74.Some were made in '75 and are rarer still,...only 38 were made.
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So, there is Road Racers. I've got one and Caulky has one. So only 984 to find!

What page are those figure on, because, I thought there was some crossover of numbers between the 650/725/750's and only a look at the factory records would sort out the actual numbers.
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post #6 of 196 (permalink) Old 08-21-2011, 05:28 PM
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Hi,

I've got a Sept 73 built t120v - KJ

Registered on 01/08/1974

Sept 73 was when workforce barricaded the factory, and started an 18 month sit-in. As far as I'm aware, only few models left including the last of the t120v's.

one less to find :-)
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Mine is KJ and so is Caulky's (I think).

983...

Oh, I see now Keith, you are subtracting engine numbers.

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PS: Not biased as I have another Bonnie, but I do think the factory got things right with the T120V (apart from the chrome disk!).

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Mine is KJ58658.
There are no specific spares or workshop manuals for this model.
I have `72 650 and `73, `74 750 spares books.
Between them they usually cover my bike, but there`s always exceptions
I also have the last (`72?) 650 and `74 750 workshop manuals.
I look at what is fitted and go from there.

The way I look at is...these are the last `real` bonnies
This one was for sale at Bonhams, supposedly how they should look.
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Actually, I had one 30 years ago. The only color scheme for the 74 was the purple/white tank... The tank on both of mine are the regular tanks with the white wings going up from the emblem and not the pushed in one with the pads as shown in the picture, that tank is a 72 or older. I heard a factory picture does not exist. So that picture Caulky is showing might not be accurate unless the factory used both tanks at the time... Mine is KJ58613

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Also, how accurate is the bonnie book, who wrote it? and where can I find one?
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