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kingu
07-20-2007, 10:09 PM
Any bike fans out there? A relative-in-law just offered me his 1972 Triumph Bonneville 650 w/ 12k miles on it for $3k. I've always wanted an older Bonneville (probably rather have a 1960's model) but I would love to buy it...if Mrs. kingu doesn't threaten to leave me.

Anyone who knows anything about bikes...does that sound like a good deal? He said the only thing keeping it from being "cherry" is the front rim (had to paint it).

Looks like this one:

http://www.bikez.com/pictures/triumph/1972/7920_0_1_2_t%20120%20v%20bonneville%20650_Submitte d%20by%20anonymous%20user..jpg

Maristar210
07-20-2007, 10:16 PM
Any bike fans out there? A relative-in-law just offered me his 1972 Triumph Bonneville 650 w/ 12k miles on it for $3k. I've always wanted an older Bonneville (probably rather have a 1960's model) but I would love to buy it...if Mrs. kingu doesn't threaten to leave me.

Anyone who knows anything about bikes...does that sound like a good deal? He said the only thing keeping it from being "cherry" is the front rim (had to paint it).

I've sold literally hundreds of bikes and I can tell you the '72 Bonneville is very collectible. Painting the rims is not good. Bad idea to paint over chrome. I would need to see several pictures to give you an accurate evaluation but these typically sell for between $2500 - $9000. If he truly painted the front rim, hit him with the back rim cause he needs it.

Just playing....

tex
07-20-2007, 10:39 PM
Buy it and somthing for her!

Hoosier Bob
07-20-2007, 11:36 PM
Are you serious?

http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=12952&highlight=motorcycles

Post her here sweetheart!8p

fintek9
07-21-2007, 01:01 AM
One of my ski buddys just got an "07" Tri Bonne, they make them to look like a late 60's bike, nice bike but he can't take the long trips the rest of us can.

kingu
07-21-2007, 11:35 AM
I think he said the reason he had to paint the front rim is when he had it in "storage" there was a dog that stayed in the garage and he peed on it for several years before he knew it and it ruined the chrome. Sounds strange to me but I haven't seen it in person.

I wouldn't be taking long trips on it. Probably just putting around town.

If I can get some pics I'll post them and maybe ya'll can help. He lives pretty close to Vonore. Maybe I'll make a day trip out of it.

atlfootr
07-21-2007, 12:12 PM
Ever make it out to S.D. or Daytona for Bike Week?

pilot02
07-21-2007, 12:44 PM
Buy it, remove the rim and either replace it or have it re chromed. Not a big deal!

kingu
07-23-2007, 12:20 AM
Ever make it out to S.D. or Daytona for Bike Week?

I go to Ponce Inlet (just south of Daytona) every year, but I haven't been during bike week. I usually avoid crowds if at all possible.

I'm not a big bike guy either. My brother has had at least one for years (Vmax, Ducatti Monster, etc.) but I haven't owned one myself in a LONG time. It may be time to make the leap...sounds like a good deal on a classic bike.

Hoosier Bob
07-23-2007, 01:01 AM
Actually a great bike. Be careful as always. Front rim as all have said is no biggie. You can even find one and lace it yourself. Triumph has always been a bike to have. Get some pics when you can. Like I said be careful and spend a bunch of time on her. A third eye will help! 120 miles today and my arse is sore. Great day for a ride and I am relaxed.;)