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T120C ID. ? #714581
11/11/17 12:48 am
11/11/17 12:48 am
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Is there any way to identify which variant of T120C you have by the engine numbers, or is there other documentation required to find that out? Thanks.


Ratt

Had:
1968 T120 Bonneville
1974 Trident (RIP)
1971 T120 Bonneville
1968 T100 Daytona
Have:
1965 T120C
1974 Trident (still kickin)
1946 Indian Chief (most if it)
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Re: T120C ID. ? [Re: Ratt] #715887
11/20/17 8:32 am
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You need the despatch records which will give the extra details, there is a website on the T120TT and the guy who runs it has the records you need.

http://www.triumph-t120c-tt-special.com

Re: T120C ID. ? [Re: Ratt] #734613
05/09/18 12:05 pm
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Reading between the lines, I'm guessing that you want to know if your 65 is the Scrambler or the TT variant. The engine numbers alone will not give you that information, the stamps were the same for both variants. The VMCC dating service will probably not give you enough information to make that determination. And if asked straight out if your bike is a TT or Scrambler, they will not give you the answer... they are a essentially a dating service, and leave discovery and interpretation of the clues up to you.

Charles, owner of the site above referenced by Kommando, would be the best source for making that determination if you're basing it on factory records.

Re: T120C ID. ? [Re: Ratt] #734640
05/09/18 4:31 pm
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And the reason he wants photos of the stamps is to check they are genuine factory stamps and not 'the right numbers but forged'.

Re: T120C ID. ? [Re: Ratt] #734647
05/09/18 5:44 pm
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Don't know about VMCC, but when I had a bike "authenticated' by BSAOC they had me send an actual pencil rubbing of the number stamp, same reason.

Re: T120C ID. ? [Re: Ratt] #734655
05/09/18 6:52 pm
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Yes, Charles (?) or TT rider? Has been in classic bike afaik
I have no doubts of his being genuine



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