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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-31-2013, 08:30 PM Thread Starter
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Main Motorcycle: 1983 Bonneville TSX
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Location: Tacoma, Washington, USA
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Other Motorcycle: 2001 Suzuki SV650S
Extra Motorcycle: 1978 Yamaha XT500
New Bonneville STX owner in Seattle area

My dad and I inherited a 1983 Triumph Bonneville STX. It had sat in a garage for the last twenty years, and been dropped and forgotten, more or less.
I am eager to learn about these strange beasts from England and shall with your help.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-31-2013, 08:33 PM
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Welcome! Have big restoration plans?
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-31-2013, 08:51 PM Thread Starter
Production 125
Main Motorcycle: 1983 Bonneville TSX
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Location: Tacoma, Washington, USA
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Other Motorcycle: 2001 Suzuki SV650S
Extra Motorcycle: 1978 Yamaha XT500
Nothing big now. I don't have much love for the bike yet, so don't know how much I want to keep it, but am considering a functional restoration, possible cafe conversion, or just a quick sale.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-03-2013, 02:42 AM Thread Starter
Production 125
Main Motorcycle: 1983 Bonneville TSX
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Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Tacoma, Washington, USA
Posts: 9
Other Motorcycle: 2001 Suzuki SV650S
Extra Motorcycle: 1978 Yamaha XT500
Restoration plans are in the works, but I'm open to the possibility of parting the bike out due to ballooning costs- just found a large crack running through the case!
Is it ever worth it to do the functional restoration? I know parting a bike out can be worth it, but it's always a shame, especially when the bike was only 1 of 100 imported to my country!
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