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BEST Year Bonnevel .?

BEST Year Bonnevel .?

Postby Matt Spencer » Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:13 pm

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My 10 cents worth , along with perhaps the 68 , 70 ( naff all differance ) and 73 , :D .

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This mag.d be worth getting for the Bonne road test , plus Daytona & urricane .Maybe they were smoking funny ciggarettes , they thought they went pretty well .

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Re: BEST Year Bonnevel .?

Postby grandpaul » Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:42 am

In my pinion, it's the 1970...

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Re: BEST Year Bonnevel .?

Postby auldblue » Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:15 pm

I would like to say the 1968 machine has the best look ,plain red and chrome works for me. Unfortunately I have never actually ridden a Bonnie , a situation I hope to remedy when I get one registered for the road and given a good once over. Until then the 68 looks the biz.

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Re: BEST Year Bonnevel .?

Postby nutz » Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:16 am

first off its Bonneville. best year by far is 1970. anyone who says bugger all difference between 68 and 70 does not know much about the bikes. 1970 was all style and looks, handles well considering the fork tech. I think they should have fitted the T140 motor and disc front end instead of letting BSA redesign the whole bike. just my opinion

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Re: BEST Year Bonnevel .?

Postby acadian » Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:43 am

73, when they fixed the OIF seat height issue... 5 spd box etc...

Raced both OIF and duplex, IMO the OIF is the superior handling of the two
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Re: BEST Year Bonnevel .?

Postby grandpaul » Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:02 pm

acadian wrote:Raced both OIF and duplex, IMO the OIF is the superior handling of the two

Most serious racers agree with that statement, just add a bit of reinforcing here and there...
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Re: BEST Year Bonnevel .?

Postby B+Bogus » Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:09 am

My personal favourite looking Bonnie was the '68, but when it came down to whittling down my collection, I sold it and kept my '76 T140V as it was, and is, just an all-round better ride.
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Re: BEST Year Bonnevel .?

Postby Matt Spencer » Mon Feb 06, 2017 5:37 am

Couple of Honda Boys let loose on T120 & Rickman , in the twisties . Not dungers 8) . They could do with learning starting proceedure . :P

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Re: BEST Year Bonnevel .?

Postby auldblue » Sat Apr 08, 2017 4:49 am

Started the 68 today it had sat for six months but fired up easy sounded ace bannana one but the clutch needs some attention..........HERE COME ......THE GIRLS!!!!

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When the suns out every years a good year, and my old girl has seen a few summers.

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Re: BEST Year Bonnevel .?

Postby Fast Eddie » Sat Apr 08, 2017 4:56 am

Nice one Jimmy,

Good to see the '68 getting some fresh air.

The '68 being, of course, the best year Bonneville, beyond doubt or debate.
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