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jacdaw
11-13-2009, 02:21 PM
1978 Bonneville T140e 750 with ~26k miles. Leaks a bit of oil from the left side. Tires are fair for one more season. Carburetors are original Amal concentrics. Case has never been split and yes, the numbers match. Seat could use a new skin (Dave at Arvada Bike on Wads at 66th has all the goodies you could ever want -- or get a Corbin (http://corbin.com/triumph/vintlist.shtml)). The current bars are the UK version, but the US bars are included if you want them. Front fender is also included, as is the stock tail light.

Paint is good from 5 feet and I'll spray whatever color you'd prefer if Silver is not your thang, I've had 6 colors on this tank, stripped down between each change of mind. I also have a 650 tank with stock color badges if you'd prefer that. I rewired the whole bike before I found a N.O.S. replacement harness a few months ago. I figured to replace it some long, wet winter. Harness goes with the bike. The left switchgear is a new UK repop. Oil pressure and high beam indicators work but the green neutral light has nothing to hook up to. Silencers are quality, vintage style. They are not super loud, but the bike has plenty of mojo just the same.

The p.o. added an oil cooler. The mirror is from Lick's, oh and it has front and rear disk brakes. Turn signals are miniatures, also from Lick's and I'll send the license plate with the new owner (good until May, iirc).

Being a '78, this bike is left shift and has the typical factory cross-case slop that makes finding neutral an adventure, and it's kick start only. This ensures your acceptance where ever Harleys are parked.:rolleyes:

I'm asking $5k on other sites, but I'd take somewhere between $4k to $4500 from a RS member. I have my eye on a Pig who started whispering in my ear a while ago. I'm motivated to sell! Help me, please???

Gloves not included, those are my trail gloves. ;)
http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs146.snc1/5408_140481269807_667659807_3277805_4062305_n.jpg
http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs126.snc1/5408_140682254807_667659807_3281272_1912378_n.jpg

Here's what the US bars and front fender look like...
http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v356/121/112/667659807/n667659807_1456762_7936.jpg

Uncle Ben
11-13-2009, 02:51 PM
Friends don't let friends trade classic for rust! ;) :lmao::lmao::lmao:

Hulk
11-13-2009, 03:34 PM
Ya gotta warn people about the motorcycle content. I was expecting some eye candy like this:
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jacdaw
11-13-2009, 03:47 PM
Ya gotta warn people about the motorcycle content. I was expecting some eye candy like this:The big Pontiac bonnies and cats are nice too. Kevin would not have been so polite had that been my offering.

timmbuck2
11-13-2009, 03:51 PM
Ya gotta warn people about the motorcycle content. I was expecting some eye candy like this:
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x2!

Uncle Ben
11-13-2009, 04:40 PM
The big Pontiac bonnies and cats are nice too. Kevin would not have been so polite had that been my offering.

FACT! You have a Bonnie like Matt posted up and tried to dump it for a rusted out Iron Pig and I would give you a lump or two after I bought it from you!

jacdaw
11-13-2009, 06:27 PM
FACT! You have a Bonnie like Matt posted up and tried to dump it for a rusted out Iron Pig and I would give you a lump or two after I bought it from you!Oh, wow, you like me, you really like me...:D

I can't remember what movie that was from nor who said it. Old age hurts.

BobinDenver
11-14-2009, 01:19 AM
Hmm. I may know someone outside the club. I'll pass along the information at the $5k price and see what he thinks.

Me?
I'm debating the Iron 883

jacdaw
11-14-2009, 08:20 AM
Thanks Bob!

Red_Chili
12-03-2009, 09:49 AM
The 883 adds new depth to the term, "Snoozer". You would be disappointed. It is amazing what Buell used to be able to get out of that close-to-same motor, plus 100cc, that Harley has not seemed to be able to figure out.

BobinDenver
12-03-2009, 05:03 PM
Yea - the sportster lineup has never really been known for its umph. And from what I heard they did no financial DD before axing Buell. Makes one wonder. Really though, I'm a big fan of the subdued styling. Chrome is overrated. Matte is where its at.

Anyways, pipe dream for now. Still need to mod the 80. :D

nuclearlemon
12-03-2009, 06:30 PM
Yea - the sportster lineup has never really been known for its umph. And from what I heard they did no financial DD before axing Buell. Makes one wonder. Really though, I'm a big fan of the subdued styling. Chrome is overrated. Matte is where its at.

Anyways, pipe dream for now. Still need to mod the 80. :D

actually, properly built early sporties with the ironheads have been known to beat out the big bikes. but that's classic sporty...don't know about them newfangled ones.

BobinDenver
12-03-2009, 06:59 PM
Yea I guess I was thinking of the newer ones. Researching the ironheads... looks like they have some heft to them. I learn something new every day.

nuclearlemon
12-03-2009, 11:09 PM
Yea I guess I was thinking of the newer ones. Researching the ironheads... looks like they have some heft to them. I learn something new every day.

i'm sure as hell hoping this one will scoot if i ever get it finished;)

Red_Chili
12-04-2009, 08:41 AM
Hey, that's pretty cool, Iggers. Had no idea.

If I had no other choice than going with a Harley product (1), it would be this:

http://image.motorcyclecruiser.com/f/8772278+w750+st0/lg+harley_davidson_xr1200_sportster_prototype+right_rear.jpg

(1) which, being a Buell guy, and given Harley's recent non-business decision to axe the one growing division of the company - Buell - for what look to be personal vendetta reasons and nothing more, would be about as likely as regaining a thick head of hair. I will let you know if THAT happens.

jacdaw
12-18-2009, 10:38 PM
:bump:1978 Bonneville T140e 750 with ~26k miles. Leaks a bit of oil from the left side. Tires are fair for one more season. Carburetors are original Amal concentrics. Case has never been split and yes, the numbers match. Seat could use a new skin (Dave at Arvada Bike on Wads at 66th has all the goodies you could ever want -- or get a Corbin (http://corbin.com/triumph/vintlist.shtml)). The current bars are the UK version, but the US bars are included if you want them. Front fender is also included, as is the stock tail light.

Paint is good from 5 feet and I'll spray whatever color you'd prefer if Silver is not your thang, I've had 6 colors on this tank, stripped down between each change of mind. I also have a 650 tank with stock color badges if you'd prefer that. I rewired the whole bike before I found a N.O.S. replacement harness a few months ago. I figured to replace it some long, wet winter. Harness goes with the bike. The left switchgear is a new UK repop. Oil pressure and high beam indicators work but the green neutral light has nothing to hook up to. Silencers are quality, vintage style. They are not super loud, but the bike has plenty of mojo just the same.

The p.o. added an oil cooler. The mirror is from Lick's, oh and it has front and rear disk brakes. Turn signals are miniatures, also from Lick's and I'll send the license plate with the new owner (good until May, iirc).

Being a '78, this bike is left shift and has the typical factory cross-case slop that makes finding neutral an adventure, and it's kick start only. This ensures your acceptance where ever Harleys are parked.:rolleyes:

I'm asking $5k on other sites, but I'd take somewhere between $4k to $4500 from a RS member. I have my eye on a Pig who started whispering in my ear a while ago. I'm motivated to sell! Help me, please???

Gloves not included, those are my trail gloves. ;)
http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs146.snc1/5408_140481269807_667659807_3277805_4062305_n.jpg
http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs126.snc1/5408_140682254807_667659807_3281272_1912378_n.jpg

Here's what the US bars and front fender look like...
http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v356/121/112/667659807/n667659807_1456762_7936.jpg

jacdaw
01-04-2010, 10:37 AM
:bump:1978 Bonneville T140e 750 with ~26k miles. Leaks a bit of oil from the left side. Tires are fair for one more season. Carburetors are original Amal concentrics. Case has never been split and yes, the numbers match. Seat could use a new skin (Dave at Arvada Bike on Wads at 66th has all the goodies you could ever want -- or get a Corbin (http://corbin.com/triumph/vintlist.shtml)). The current bars are the UK version, but the US bars are included if you want them. Front fender is also included, as is the stock tail light.

Paint is good from 5 feet and I'll spray whatever color you'd prefer if Silver is not your thang, I've had 6 colors on this tank, stripped down between each change of mind. I also have a 650 tank with stock color badges if you'd prefer that. I rewired the whole bike before I found a N.O.S. replacement harness a few months ago. I figured to replace it some long, wet winter. Harness goes with the bike. The left switchgear is a new UK repop. Oil pressure and high beam indicators work but the green neutral light has nothing to hook up to. Silencers are quality, vintage style. They are not super loud, but the bike has plenty of mojo just the same.

The p.o. added an oil cooler. The mirror is from Lick's, oh and it has front and rear disk brakes. Turn signals are miniatures, also from Lick's and I'll send the license plate with the new owner (good until May, iirc).

Being a '78, this bike is left shift and has the typical factory cross-case slop that makes finding neutral an adventure, and it's kick start only. This ensures your acceptance where ever Harleys are parked.:rolleyes:

I'm asking $5k on other sites, but I'd take somewhere between $4k to $4500 from a RS member. I have my eye on a Pig who started whispering in my ear a while ago. I'm motivated to sell! Help me, please???

Gloves not included, those are my trail gloves. ;)
http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs146.snc1/5408_140481269807_667659807_3277805_4062305_n.jpg
http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs126.snc1/5408_140682254807_667659807_3281272_1912378_n.jpg

Here's what the US bars and front fender look like...
http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v356/121/112/667659807/n667659807_1456762_7936.jpg