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Good afternoon,
wondering if anyone has any insight as to whether a T120 front fender with brackets will be compatible my A65, 1971 model?
Product listing is for the triumph, but many of the parts are so close, I am hoping this can be an easy solution, as these things have been a little hard to track down.
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If you had downloaded the parts books for the '71 A65 and T120 from ClassicBritishSpares.com you would have seen they used the same parts number.

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Well, I did... and T120 is listed as H4260 / H4065 while BSA is 97-4065 / 4097.
Which is why I asked the question if they were compatible.
Thanks for the response tho?


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Trident and Rocket 3 used chrome versions. Bonneville and Tiger used painted. Not completely sure, but I suspect BSA twins used chrome versions as well. 1971 version has a hole for a brake cable guide. 1972-1973 versions had an extra wire added which makes it harder to install. Obviously added to alleviate a problem. I seem to recall seeing some versions where the fender was longer, but I can't be sure because I'm old and my memory is no longer trustworthy. All versions will fit. Everything else same-same.

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One is likely home market, the other export. Pained versus chrome would make the number different. Both BSA and Triumph used the same front end with the same mounting. Later version with the vertical wire was to reduce the rate of fracture of the original from vibration. Later T140 version had a sheet metal brace in the centre.

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Originally Posted by DETROIT_BSA
Well, I did... and T120 is listed as H4260 / H4065 while BSA is 97-4065 / 4097.
Which is why I asked the question if they were compatible.
Thanks for the response tho?

With triumph vs bsa, triumph used a H (I think earlier bikes
Used numbers?) as a designation where bsa kept to the number scheme. So 97- is equal to H. The part within that section (4065) is the same between both marques.

The longer guard is home market and general export, looks as ugly as a pig with lipstick IMO, the shorter guard was for US designation and quite possibly some bikes sold within the UK for the US forces (but that’s another story).


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If you like having your front wheel throw rain water and wet road dirt in your face,
you'll LOVE the "short" front fender.

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Originally Posted by Irish Swede
If you like having your front wheel throw rain water and wet road dirt in your face,
you'll LOVE the "short" front fender.

The long fender isn’t any better as it’s only longer at the front to suit the British front number plate, not longer at the back end where it matters.


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68’ D14 trials (undergoing transformation)

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Thanks for taking the time to share the photos and provide the explanation about the differences year to year!


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Thank you for the explanation, super helpful information and subtle differences I would not have known otherwise!


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My '71 A65 came with chrome fenders, my '72 T120 with painted fenders. My '72 T150 had no front fender when I bought it, but the rear is chrome I assume that the correct front was too.
The extra brace is present on my '72 fender.
I think that the T120C models also had chrome fenders.


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