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1970 Triumph Bonneville T120
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Hi Everyone. I have loved reading everything on this site and obsessing over classic Triumphs for months now.

I finally couldn't resist any longer and went out and found a 1970 T120 Bonneville in what looks to be pretty great condition - original paint, low miles (at least according to the odometer), no major issues that I've been able to uncover. I'm going through some basic service steps like new fluids, tires, cables, adjusting brakes, carb rebuild, etc just so I know what the bike has going on.

I took the bike on a couple short rides...dangerous on old tires, but I couldn't resist. This bike is SO MUCH FUN to ride!! I did have to promise my wife that I wouldn't ride it much more until I could make it a little safer - there's no turn signals, the tail light and brake light are out, and there's not a kill switch. :)

Next steps are to add some turn signals and possibly a kill switch in addition to the other stuff I listed above. After that stuff is done, I think the bike will feel safe and I'll be ready to go. The challenge is that I live in Iowa and there's likely only a few more nice weather days for riding left in the year.

Anyhow, I'm excited to finally be an official Triumph owner and a member of this great site!

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