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Thread: Triumph Bonneville

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    Darth Vader
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    Triumph Bonneville

    Just saw a Black, red and chrome Bonneville here in my development. Young man was riding it;later on a trailer and removed so I didn't get to talk to the owner. Sure was a beauty - and no sign of oil leaks.

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    Jedi Hopeful
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    Re: Triumph Bonneville

    No oil leaks? Sacrilege!!!!

    Well, maybe not sacrilege but it is almost definitely a sign that the motorcycle you saw was one of the new Triumphs.

    Seems they found out that paper, cork and other old fashioned gaskets do leak and they have replaced many of them with new stuff like oil resistant polymers and rubber gasket sealers and the like in them.

    My own 8 year old Royal Enfield also has these new ways of sealing off the cracks so it doesn't leak oil either.

    I've been tempted to carry a small jar of motor oil so I could drip some of it under my bike. It looks like it was made in the 1950's and with a few puddles of oil under it I'm sure people would think they were looking at a 1955 model.
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    '58 Ford Counsul
    '59 Ford Zephyr
    '62 Ford Zodiak
    '65 Sunbeam Alpine
    '67 Truimph Spitfire
    '99 Japanese 10AE (XK4)
    '11 Royal Enfield


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