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triumph bonneville t140
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MoT/tax, starts and runs well, a real looker with the odd blemish and minor issues

31 Aug, 2014 22:22:39 BST
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Fleckney, Leicestershire, United Kingdom


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Condition: Used : Split the cost with friends
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Seller notes: MoT/tax, starts and runs well, a real looker with the odd blemish and minor issues
Year: 1976 Gears: Five-speed manual
Manufacturer: Triumph Start Type: Kick start
Model: Bonneville T140V Drive Type: Chain
Type: Classic MOT Expiry Date: 04/2015
Colour: red/white Road Tax: 2 Months Remaining
Date of 1st Registration: 01/09/1994 V5 Registration Document: Present
Mileage: 15,786 Previously Registered Overseas: Yes
Engine Size: 750
You are looking at my 1976 Triumph Bonneville, which I've owned for over 5 years. It's a US model, re-imported into this country in 1992 (I have a copy of HM Customs paperwork for this) and registered here with an age-related plate and a V5 document. Old MoTs stretching back to 1994 back up the current low mileage of 15,786.
I'll be sad to see the old girl go, but I need a more modern bike to commute to work on. I've covered around 3,000 miles on the bike, including 2,000 last year (holiday in France/Spain, Isle of Man Classic TT and Piston Rally in Spain).

The bike starts and runs well and has been treated to many new parts during my ownership:

HT leads
Cables: clutch, throttle, speedo
Clutch plates
Piston rings (bores checked for ovality & honed)
Valve guides
Copper head gasket
Swingarm bushes/bobbins (properly reamed in)
Metalastic handlebar bushes
Rear brake pads
Amal carburettors (brand new premium spec, with anodised slides, fitted last year)
Grab rail (the bike came with a sissy bar, which the new owner is welcome to)
Podtronics (electronic system that does away with Zenner diode/regulator)

I have removed the ugly indicators and reflectors but they will be included in the sale.

The not-so-great bits:
Scabby right-hand switchgear has never worked (but no detriment to riding/running)
Centrestand is a bit wobbly - may be fractured (new ones are available)
Chrome forktops are a bit scabby (ditto the above)
Right-hand exhaust is dented (fell off workbench). 
Rip in seat cover (see pic)
There is the odd dribble of oil from the engine/gearbox area (but it's a Bonnie - what do you expect?)

Overall, this is a fully road-legal bike you could hop onto and ride for the rest of the season. It's a genuine old thing that hasn't been messed about with, like a lot of these bikes have, and only really needs a bit of cosmetic attention and an owner who'll give it the TLC it deserves.

Forgot to mention - the bike sounds fantastic thanks to the peashooter pipes!

Viewing welcome by prior appointment.

Just to remind you - you are bidding to buy, not to view.

Payment terms: £200 deposit by paypal, balance in cash on collection.

I have also advertised the bike elsewhere, so reserve the right to end the auction early at any point.

Happy bidding.    

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