BritBike Forum logo
BritBike Sponsor BritBike Sponsor BritBike Sponsor
BritBike Sponsor

BritBike Sponsor

BritBike Sponsor
BritBike Sponsor BritBike Sponsor BritBike Sponsor
JWood Auctions JRC Engineering dealers JWood Auctions
Home | Sponsors, Newsletter | Regalia | Calendar | Bike Project | BritBike Museum | Spiders Cartoons, "OLD" BritBike Forum | DVD- Manuals & Parts books | BritBike Stickers & Decals
Upgrade to: Premium Membership | Premium Life Membership | Vendor Membership | Site Sponsor Membership
Member Spotlight
CaptainPugwash
CaptainPugwash
Conisbrough,Yorkshire, UK
Posts: 69
Joined: November 2008
Show All Member Profiles 
Shout Box
Search eBay for motorcycle parts in following countries
Australia, Canada, France, Holland, Italy, United Kingdom, USA
Random Gallery photo
Who's Online Now
17 registered members (6T), 146 guests, and 379 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
Konaflyer, Begbie, Andrew Fallo, Zack Banks, 1966g10
10418 Registered Users
Top Posters(30 Days)
btour 89
Rohan 81
Triless 77
reverb 75
Popular Topics(Views)
710,199 mail-order LSR
Forum Statistics
Forums34
Topics68,305
Posts665,023
Members10,418
Most Online3,995
Feb 13th, 2017
Like BritBike.com on Facebook

Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
Badges of Distinction #496484
07/04/13 11:49 am
07/04/13 11:49 am
Joined: Apr 2011
Posts: 101
NY
S
sciadventurer Offline OP
BritBike Forum member
sciadventurer  Offline OP
BritBike Forum member
S

Joined: Apr 2011
Posts: 101
NY
Two very well restored 1965 Bonnevilles were displayed side by side last week at the "Triumph Come Home" Rally in Oley, PA. Little difference could be made between the bikes in appearance and quality except that one, a T120SR had a triumph tank badge that had both the "Triumph" script and the grill field painted gold while the other, a T120 had the grill field painted black.

I'll be soon in the process of refitting newly re-chromed badges on a T120SR of the same year and I'm wondering whether this style badge, which has also been known as an "organ mouth" style, was ever painted with gold grill field?

Support Your #1 BritBike Forum!

Check out British motorcycles for sale:
British Motorcycles on e-Bay UK, British motorcycles on e-Bay North America
Check out British motorcycles for sale:
British Motorcycles on e-Bay UK, British motorcycles on e-Bay North America
Re: Badges of Distinction [Re: sciadventurer] #496497
07/04/13 2:03 pm
07/04/13 2:03 pm
Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 11,267
North Georgia, USA
RF Whatley Offline
BritBike Forum member
RF Whatley  Offline
BritBike Forum member

Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 11,267
North Georgia, USA
In my memory, the background of the grid was black, while the inset of the word "Triumph" was filled with a brassy looking paint. These days, I wouldn't kick anyone for filling those letters with real gold.

Quite a few classic color photos exist on period sales brochures that would give you the exact answer. Go to Google and use the Image search.

bigt


Don't hide 'em, Ride 'em !!

RF Whatley
Cornelia, GA
Re: Badges of Distinction [Re: sciadventurer] #496533
07/04/13 7:21 pm
07/04/13 7:21 pm
Joined: Jun 2007
Posts: 6,035
Maui Hawaii
HawaiianTiger Online content
BritBike Forum member
HawaiianTiger  Online Content
BritBike Forum member

Joined: Jun 2007
Posts: 6,035
Maui Hawaii
The badge colors changed from year to year, model to model. The '62 models had gold background with black inside the letters. From what I can tell with a little research, these colors were reversed for the '65 Bonneville. From the original badges I've seen, the gold seem to be gold color, not metallic gold. More like an Ochre color.
Bill

Last edited by HawaiianTiger; 07/04/13 7:23 pm.

Bikes
1974 Commando
1985 Honda Nighthawk 650
1957 Thunderbird/T110 "Flying Tiger"
Antique Fans: Loads of Emersons (Two six wingers) plus gyros and orbiters.
Re: Badges of Distinction [Re: HawaiianTiger] #496579
07/05/13 2:13 am
07/05/13 2:13 am
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 2,587
Illinois, USA
TR6Ray Offline

BritBike Forum member
TR6Ray  Offline

BritBike Forum member

Joined: May 2010
Posts: 2,587
Illinois, USA
FWIW, here's a picture of one of the badges off my '64 TR6 when it came out of the barn. The badge is faded, beat up, and dirty, but original for 1964. If they changed year to year, as HT said, this may be of no help, but then again may give somewhat of a reference.



'64 TR6R Plus some Twins from other countries (U.S., Germany, Japan)
Re: Badges of Distinction [Re: sciadventurer] #496645
07/05/13 5:52 pm
07/05/13 5:52 pm
Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 786
in my house
K
KADUTZ Offline
BritBike Forum member
KADUTZ  Offline
BritBike Forum member
K

Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 786
in my house
sciadventurer

The existence of the T120SR is a greatly debated thing. Do you have any records of the VINS on the bikes you are reffering to?


K


1970 T120RT
1978 T140V
Re: Badges of Distinction [Re: KADUTZ] #496651
07/05/13 6:53 pm
07/05/13 6:53 pm
Joined: Jun 2007
Posts: 6,035
Maui Hawaii
HawaiianTiger Online content
BritBike Forum member
HawaiianTiger  Online Content
BritBike Forum member

Joined: Jun 2007
Posts: 6,035
Maui Hawaii
Originally Posted By: KADUTZ
sciadventurer

The existence of the T120SR is a greatly debated thing. Do you have any records of the VINS on the bikes you are reffering to?


K

Really? I had one. T120SR stamped on the engine. I always assumed it meant Speedmaster Road, which is what that model was called in the brochures.
Bill


Bikes
1974 Commando
1985 Honda Nighthawk 650
1957 Thunderbird/T110 "Flying Tiger"
Antique Fans: Loads of Emersons (Two six wingers) plus gyros and orbiters.
Re: Badges of Distinction [Re: KADUTZ] #497085
07/08/13 9:30 pm
07/08/13 9:30 pm
Joined: Apr 2011
Posts: 101
NY
S
sciadventurer Offline OP
BritBike Forum member
sciadventurer  Offline OP
BritBike Forum member
S

Joined: Apr 2011
Posts: 101
NY
Originally Posted By: KADUTZ
sciadventurer

The existence of the T120SR is a greatly debated thing. Do you have any records of the VINS on the bikes you are reffering to?


K


I too have T120SR: motor sitting on the bench ready to be put back on matching numbers frame. That's why I was curious about the badge color scheme differences.


Moderated by  John Healy 


Home | Sponsors | Newsletter | Regalia | Calendar | Bike Project | BritBike Museum | Spiders Cartoons | "OLD" BritBike Forum | DVD- Manuals & Parts books | BritBike Stickers & Decals
Upgrade to: Premium Membership | Premium Life Membership | Vendor Membership | Site Sponsor Membership
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.2