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Basket Case Triumph Bonne...

Discussion in 'Things I've seen on craigslist/Ebay etc.' started by Tornado, Oct 8, 2019 at 2:53 PM.

  1. Tornado

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  2. swooshdave

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  3. jbruney

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    If.... everything is there. I mean everything too. Then that wouldn't be bad at all. A riding buddy of mine had a '72 Bonnie which he could make sing & dance. Never turned a wrench on it and it always did the job without a hiccup. It was purple, and a truly sweet running machine which left the town beezers laying in it's wake. Wish I had some money to spearmint Lucy.
     
  4. Tornado

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    There is another fully assembled '72 bonne on the local CL going for $5600 but it is not a restored or rebuilt bike. From the few pics gi ven basket case seems to have lots of highly polished parts. Could be a concourse level bike once together.
     
  5. jbruney

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    How come you guys up North always seem to have the good finds showing up? I know there used to be countless English bikes around here 40-50 years ago.... Did they migrate and get stuck up there because they molted and didn't regrow flight feathers? An inquiring mind would like to know, or what remains of one would.
     
  6. swooshdave

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    And in the end it’s just a 72 Triumph.
     
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  7. Tornado

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    i once heard a good rationale for nice vintage cars and bikes up here. The long winters means they get sequestered away from the 4 or 5 months a year while you southerners are continuing to ride them. So a 45 yrs old bike may only have 23 southern yrs of use.
     
  8. grandpaul

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    $5,500 can get you a very nice ready-to-ride OIF Bonnie almost any day of the week. Still, this would be great for somebody that wants to know their bike intimately.
     
  9. jbruney

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    That hurts... A bike must be ridden.... Hey! Mine sat for almost 4 decades.
     
  10. Tornado

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    But what does around $4000 usd get you? That's what the exchange rate is these days.
     
  11. alan hodge

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    here's one...same year runs great new pazon/coils/alternator stator and rotor/podtronics/battery/tuneup same price +$750US hop on and go.... why start from square #1 whaddy think?
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  12. grandpaul

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    Nice! OIF with '70 paint scheme & retro sidecovers.
     
  13. alan hodge

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    thanks i call it "po boy 70 Bonnie lookalike/bitsa" 72 4speed with plunger engine 73 t140 frame side panels are steel made from old oil tank and 67 left side cover
     
  14. grandpaul

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    '65 tail light, too.

    You need to choose, and swap out, some part that a '75 spec bit will work for; then you can say it spans 10 years!
     

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