BritBike Forum logo
BritBike Sponsor BritBike Sponsor BritBike Sponsor
BritBike Sponsor

BritBike Sponsor

BritBike Sponsor
BritBike Sponsor BritBike Sponsor BritBike Sponsor
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
Photo posting tutorial

Member Spotlight
Swan
Swan
Winona, MN
Posts: 1,150
Joined: March 2007
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
210 registered members (99cyclone), 1,879 guests, and 628 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
Bob Newton, Klaus, LiborP, BrianG, Lew M
9850 Registered Users
Top Posters(30 Days)
Lannis 116
Stuart 115
NickL 94
Popular Topics(Views)
393,633 mail-order LSR
Forum Statistics
Forums33
Topics64,638
Posts625,335
Members9,850
Most Online3,995
Feb 13th, 2017
Like BritBike.com on Facebook

Follow BritBike here!
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate This Thread
#703225 - 07/29/17 9:35 am 1967 TT Special with '65 frame  
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 190
scott67TT Offline
BritBike Forum member
scott67TT  Offline
BritBike Forum member

Joined: May 2012
Posts: 190
nc usa

Support Your #1 BritBike Forum!
Membership Type! Free
Member
Premium
Member
Premium Life
Member
Vendor
Member
Site
Sponsor
Recognition No Premium Member Premium Life member (5 years) Vendor Member Site Sponsor Membership
Post commercial threads No No No Yes Yes
Custom title No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Upload avatar & photos No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Link avatar & photos Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Private Message Storage: 10 100 100 100 100
Length of signatures 255 600 600 600 600
Removes this very advert island between post 1&2 No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Price Free $12.90/year $105.00 No End
$55.00/5 years
$210.00/year
($17.50/month)
Email
Click on button >>
  Premium Member Premium Life member Vendor Member Site Sponsor Membership
#703251 - 07/29/17 2:21 pm Re: 1967 TT Special with '65 frame [Re: scott67TT]  
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 6,570
Jon W. Whitley Online content
Jon W. Whitley  Online Content



Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 6,570
Vermont
"1967 Triumph t120 tt
built in Dec. 66 - the batch built with the '65 frame geometry
This bike has always been plated for the street - head and taillight added in '67 at dealer.
Current Title and non-op.
Calls only."
(707) 695-3461


[Linked Image]

[Linked Image]


Jon W.


1957 6T Thunderbird 650
1971 TR6R Tiger 650
1955 Tiger 100 - Project
1970 BSA A65F 650 - Project

#703323 - 07/30/17 11:06 am Re: 1967 TT Special with '65 frame [Re: scott67TT]  
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 687
Blown Income Offline
BritBike Forum member
Blown Income  Offline

BritBike Forum member

Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 687
Edgewater, Md
Originally Posted by scott67TT


Gold was used during the first half of 67 and changed to white for the last 6 months.


1955 BSA Bantam D1 Plunger
1956 BSA A10RR Street and LSR Bike
1961 BSA C15S
1966 BSA spitfire
1969 Triumph T100C
1970 Triumph TR6R
1972 BSA Lightning LSR Bike
1974 Triumph T150V
#703331 - 07/30/17 1:11 pm Re: 1967 TT Special with '65 frame [Re: Blown Income]  
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 190
scott67TT Offline
BritBike Forum member
scott67TT  Offline
BritBike Forum member

Joined: May 2012
Posts: 190
nc usa
Originally Posted by Blown Income
Originally Posted by scott67TT


Gold was used during the first half of 67 and changed to white for the last 6 months.


I think the paint deal, gold vs white , was more a VIN than a time thing.

http://www.raskcycle.com/techtip/p1967.html

#703374 - 07/30/17 9:00 pm Re: 1967 TT Special with '65 frame [Re: scott67TT]  
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 1,102
bodine031 Online content
BritBike Forum member
bodine031  Online Content
BritBike Forum member

Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 1,102
melbourne florida
Looks just like the one in Motorcycles Classic magazine May/June 2017 article on Bill Sherman's collection of every year TT

#703920 - 08/04/17 2:21 pm Re: 1967 TT Special with '65 frame [Re: scott67TT]  
Joined: Jun 2013
Posts: 191
goodtry Online content
BritBike Forum member
goodtry  Online Content
BritBike Forum member

Joined: Jun 2013
Posts: 191
Georgia Mountains
My bike is a 45xxx and it has gold paint, I've seen later batches in the 54xxx range all have Alaskan white lower

#703936 - 08/04/17 5:39 pm Re: 1967 TT Special with '65 frame [Re: scott67TT]  
Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 237
wildbill Online content
BritBike Forum member
wildbill  Online Content

BritBike Forum member

Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 237
Merry Point VA
According to Gaylin the Alaskan White replaced the gold at 48157.

#708301 - 09/13/17 8:38 pm Re: 1967 TT Special with '65 frame [Re: scott67TT]  
Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 6,161
wadeschields Online content
BritBike Forum member
wadeschields  Online Content
BritBike Forum member

Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 6,161
NYC and York PA
My original paint 67 TT with 65 frame has white paint..... Just saying smirk


Maybe my original paint tank isnt the bikes original tank???

Last edited by wadeschields; 09/13/17 8:40 pm.

http://wadeschields.tumblr.com/

Jack of all trades . Master of fun! wink

Beer is not the Answer.... Its the Question..... The answer is YES

[Linked Image]
#708322 - 09/14/17 12:07 am Re: 1967 TT Special with '65 frame [Re: scott67TT]  
Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 2,236
Irish Swede Online content
BritBike Forum member
Irish Swede  Online Content
BritBike Forum member

Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 2,236
Elburn, Ill. USA
The chrome fork bottoms weren't standard. either, so why expect the tank's colors to be original to that bike?
I would think that bike to be a faulty "restoration job." Do your own research, don't trust someone else's.

Also, I have see Bill Sherman's collection of T120C and T120TT bikes. His '67 TT has the "Bonneville TT Special" decal on the left side cover, and this decal WAS NEVER WAS USED on ANY "TT," as it was intended for the '68 TT bikes, which were
NEVER BUILT.

Moral: Do not trust what you see on anyone else's "restoration."

#708334 - 09/14/17 12:52 am Re: 1967 TT Special with '65 frame [Re: wadeschields]  
Joined: Aug 2014
Posts: 1,278
Triless Online content
BritBike Forum member
Triless  Online Content
BritBike Forum member

Joined: Aug 2014
Posts: 1,278
OZ
Wade, as I understand it, originally the '67 650 tanks were initially gold and aubergine, but during the season it was found that harsh sunlight affected the gold, so white was substituted. So, your colours are most likely original.

#708489 - 09/15/17 1:06 am Re: 1967 TT Special with '65 frame [Re: Triless]  
Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 6,161
wadeschields Online content
BritBike Forum member
wadeschields  Online Content
BritBike Forum member

Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 6,161
NYC and York PA
[quote=]Wade, as I understand it, originally the '67 650 tanks were initially gold and aubergine, but during the season it was found that harsh sunlight affected the gold, so white was substituted. So, your bigt are most likely original.[/quote]

bigt bigt bigt bigt bigt bigt


http://wadeschields.tumblr.com/

Jack of all trades . Master of fun! wink

Beer is not the Answer.... Its the Question..... The answer is YES

[Linked Image]
#708533 - 09/15/17 11:41 am Re: 1967 TT Special with '65 frame [Re: wadeschields]  
Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 2,236
Irish Swede Online content
BritBike Forum member
Irish Swede  Online Content
BritBike Forum member

Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 2,236
Elburn, Ill. USA
There is something fishy here.

TT Rider did a lot of research on these bikes three years ago, including tracking down the factory records of the serial numbers issued to these bikes. His list was placed on this site, listing number 556187, early in 2014.

The numbers for '67 TT bikes with '65 frames begin at 53845 and end at 54819.

Those numbers come a long way later from the last bike known to have had the gold-and-aubergine tanks,
as listed above, DU48157.

Without the serial number of the bike in question, we can't know where to start. BUT with this evidence we have at hand,
I do not believe the tank is original to this bike, and it is useless to guess at it.

The chromed lower fork legs are evidence that the bike has been "restored," not original, so it has been tampered with and
should not be trusted to be accurate as to type.

#708540 - 09/15/17 1:06 pm Re: 1967 TT Special with '65 frame [Re: scott67TT]  
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 6,570
Jon W. Whitley Online content
Jon W. Whitley  Online Content



Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 6,570
Vermont
The shade of the Gold on that tank doesn't look anywhere near correct either.


Jon W.


1957 6T Thunderbird 650
1971 TR6R Tiger 650
1955 Tiger 100 - Project
1970 BSA A65F 650 - Project


Moderated by  Jon W. Whitley 


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
UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0
Page Time: 0.279s Queries: 15 (0.014s) Memory: 0.8904 MB (Peak: 1.1176 MB) Zlib disabled. Server Time: 2017-09-20 18:08:19 UTC