1977 restored and improved Triumph Bonneville.
I bought this frame up, restored and improved motorcycle from an award-winning builder about three years ago. One of the main reasons I enjoy riding it is for all the thumbs up and compliments I get on almost every ride.
Due to health problems, I have only been able to put about 500 miles on it. What follows is a description given to me by the builder when I bought it.
“I built this 1977 Triumph T140V about two years ago and put a little under 1700 miles on it. Not only does it look great, it runs, rides and shifts as it should. This motorcycle has been super fun. I have done most all of the work on this motorcycle from mechanical, paint, to wheel lacing. The only things I didn’t perform myself were the bore job, cutting the valve seats, and reupholstering the seat. So I know this motorcycle inside and out and I would be happy to answer any questions someone might have. I am a relatively experienced Triumph enthusiast and have built everything from show-winning concourse restorations to totally custom cafe racers, so I can say with confidence that this resto-mod was done the right way. The frame and engine numbers match as well as the ones punched into the bottom of the case halves.
Full motor rebuild, including cylinders bored .040 over, new pistons, new rings, all bearings and seals replaced, Spitfire exhaust cam for improved torque, seven plate clutch conversion, three angle valve job with Kibblewhite components.
New Amal 930 carburetors.
New electrical including cloth wiring harness, tympanium voltage regulator mounted under the battery box, sealed beam headlight, mini signals, Pazon electronic ignition. Brand new battery.
Good brakes. Amazing Lockheed AP CP2696 racing caliper with Venhill stainless line on the front, reconditioned stock brake on the back.
Cycle parts powder coated black. New stainless rims and spokes.
New chain and sprockets with taller gearing for smooth highway cruising.
Norton Pea Shooter exhaust system.
This motorcycle was built to ride and I have enjoyed it for two seasons so some light marks and signs of use should be expected. This bike is relatively oil tight but if you ride it hard on a hot summer day you might see a drop or two. Who cares. Like any vintage motorcycle this one has its idiosyncrasies and will require regular maintenance. If you want a brand new motorcycle, please buy a brand new motorcycle. All things considered, I have no reservations about this motorcycle and nothing to hide.” Also with the bike comes the original owners manual, a workshop manual, previous owner records, and a few other parts.