Silicon and Triumph

Just finished extensive repairs and upgrades on this magnificent 1969 Triumph Bonneville T120R. Fixed all the oil leaks, rebuilt front suspension, replaced rear brake drum and installed new shoes all around, cleaned carbs and fettled a myriad of niggling issues with electrical connections, missing or damaged hardware and removal of silicon sealer where it never should have been. So often I find previous repairs inordinately smeared with mounds of silicon on any old bike, but someone attempted to replace o-rings on the fork seal holders with it on this bike! Ehh, it don’t work like that…

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Another ’71 Bonnie

I have been working on bikes professionally for nigh thirty-two years, and I can’t recall seeing a ’71 Triumph in all that time and yet I have now had two of them at my shop at the same time!! This is my second 1971 T120R Bonneville restoration, or at least as far as the customer wanted me to take the bike… Sonny Naylor laid down some incredibly beautiful paint work and I cleaned the bike up a bit with new mufflers, fork tubes and a smattering of hardware, badges, trim strips and covers. And I replaced the clutch to make it drop into gear like it’s supposed to!! All that’s left is some polishing and a few reflectors that the customer will do for fun and therapy!

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Ye Olde Picture Ad

My wife put together this artwork to commemorate my first complete restoration since opening G6 MotoSports, and to present it to the Triumph owner when he picks up his beautiful bike this weekend! An original advert from an old Cycle mag and photos of before, during and after completion of his very first motorcycle once again in his possession!! Here’s to many miles of enjoyable riding and reminiscing for him!

1971 Triumph Bonneville T120R

1971 Triumph Bonneville T120R