Well , when a deal that too good to pass up comes along you must take it right..... So now I have two Triumphs... But worry not, Im still a BSA guy !!!
So I picked up a job for Hugh out in the Hamptons . A 72 Bonneville that has been sitting since at least 2004. Rusted to hell ... Or so it looks. Motors not locked up or anything. I loaded the bike and told the guy that I liked it because it was all original. And I always liked that gold paint scheme . So low and behold the guy calls me a few days later and asks if I wanna buy it. I talked to Hugh cause I didnt want to jeopardize a great friendship by stealing away possible profit for him... Although I assured him that he could still do the job as intended.... Im sure he would have bought the bike and flipped it so I needed to ask.... He gave his blessing and now it's at the shop getting it's intended service.
So the bike is a one owner with 7700 miles on it. 650 with 5 speed trans. Bought at Cardinal Motors .. Long out of business.... Owners name is(was) Don Green . born in 1953..... I say this because the next day after buying it he called me to tell me that the dealer stamped his initials and birthday in the vin number. That had me seriously worried!!!! I immediately went to inspect the numbers.... Sure enough right there in the middle of the vin number is DG 53.... We all laughed and laughed.... Surely this had to be a coincidence because they looked to be legit untampered with correct numbers ....
But Im sure Don told and believed that to be the case all these years.... Maybe the dealer even told him it was true?
Well here she is in all her rusty glory.... Yes I have some polishing to do.... After I hear it run
800 bucks was just too hard to pass up. It looks to be all correct except for the mufflers.... Now I need one more BSA to keep the ratio correct