1972 TR5t 500cc. This bike came back from America in 2000, was dated by the club in 2001 as a 1972. The engine is 1 month newer for some reason. The bike which looked ok when bought was unrideable with many issues, but after much work now runs really lovely as long as you are not in a hurry, very light and handles really well.
UK bike bought from a dealer part exchanging a Norton Navigator. The bike ran rough and a new carb and proper setting of ignition and valves had the bike running properly. It came with a US small tank and I decided to fit a UK large tank for better range. It has been a great bike which is very underrated.
This is my 1969 Triumph Bonneville. I bought in 2007 from an advert on the internet. It was in good condition, but it did not have the right shape tank and the colours were wrong for a 1969.So I bought another second hand tank and got it and the mudguards painted in the orginal 1969 colours of olympic flame (a red/orange) and silver with white pin striping. The engine seized about a year after I bought it. I stripped down the engine and had the crankshaft reground by SRM and then rebuilt. I’ve to replace a number of other bits and pieces over the years that I have had it.