Have you found Triumph T120C, T120TT and Trophy Specials already? That website owner also wrote a number of threads and posts a few years ago on the BritBike forum.don't know anything about the Triumph "TT" models but am currently researching.
Appears to be.Engine and frame numbers match.
VIN is for a 1967
It's a 53-year-old motorcycle ... That said, afaik primary cover and rocker-boxes are standard '67 650 so, as @Streetiger posted, available second-hand; also afaik, carbs. are available new but check with Amal?no primary cover, rocker boxes, or carbs.
How hard to get NOS parts
Good points! Got me thinking more about the TT. The TT to me is an investment, not a bike I would keep. In my retirement now, I am planning on buying vintage bikes and restoring them as a hobby and to make some money. The Bonnie though is my keeper and as you know I have future plans for it. The Bonnie comes first. Thanks again!HI RMC S(SS), If you want to invest in something, buy $4000 Vangaurd S&P500 mutual fund. Right now while price is low. I'm very serious.
Problem with this bike is you'll spend so much money & even though everybody wants one, they won't buy one, so market is really fairly small. Go back & look at bike sales. The collector market is shrinking every day. Many of the buyers that actually have that kind of money are too old to spend it or dead already.
If you wanted it to ride or as a keep sake, that's another situation. I've not ridden TT, but I've put a lot of miles on dirt with '70 TR6C. Nothing like a modern lightweight, but super fun in its own right. The power is unreal & they can climb forever if you have the traction.
On the other hand, many feel including me 1970 T120R is an extremely desirable year. Especially earlier production with plunger for shift cam. Really the top of the heap for Triumph development. Has every improvement dry frame & 650 motor got. Does not have to be 100 point restoration so long as it looks "right".
Well built this bike will run like a top, be very reliable & fun to ride. This bike if looks good & mechanically perfect is very coveted by a wide audience from a few young riders to lots of oldsters. Very desirable & sellable. I wager you'd make more profit on this bike at end of day should you sell it. I've been seeing many bikes around San Francisco area being bought by 35-45 year old's that actually want to ride it for real. They have $$ to spend, but want to ride it. That's the problem with restored TT. It's just a show piece.
I've been noticing to get top dollar the bikes have to work as good as they look for real & have current license & registration. Not non operation. These bikes go quick for good money. My money is on the '70 Bonnie.
Oh, In 5 years the Vangaurd fund will be $8K+, take your wife on nice vacation. Buy a trailer & take the Bonnie & do day rides at every destination.