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  1. James E Preuss

    James E Preuss New Member

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    I am exploring the possibility of trading my near mint '95 Honda Night Hawk for a .'72 Bonneville T120 that is not running and has sat for awhile. I have started a conversation about it with the son of the owner and am excited about the possibility.
    I recently brought the Night Hawk back from a long "sleep" after one of my best friends passed away suddenly: rebuilt carbs, new hydraulics to the front, new tires, etc. My buddy had it sitting in his garage unused for a decade or more. His widow gave it to me when she cleaned-out her house. It is my fourth cycle with a Harley, two previous Hondas (including a CL450 I brought back from Japan in '71) and a BMW R75/5.
    My automobile taste favors English cars and I have owned ten Jaguars, including my current '99 XK8, and a '74 Triumph Spitfire 1500 which is the fourth Triumph automobile I've owned.
    The Jaguar and Triumph (cars) forums I am a member of have been great for providing answers to questions I have when doing most of my own work. I hope that this forum will be as valuable if I can acquire the Bonneville.
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  2. Dartplayer

    Dartplayer First Class Member

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    Hi James and welcome to the forum :cool: best of luck with your purchase
     
  3. Ron Ashurst

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    Welcome to the forum. Post some pics.
     
  4. James E Preuss

    James E Preuss New Member

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    Here's a photo of the Night Hawk. If I can work the trade, I'll post a photo of the Bonney.

    1985 Honda NightHawk CB450SC photo.jpg
     
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  5. Wessa

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    Hi and welcome....
     
  6. dilligaf

    dilligaf GrrrR3Rrrr
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    Hi mate and welcome
    Hope you get the Bonneville :cool:
     
  7. David Cooper

    David Cooper Triumph Rocketeer.
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    Hello and welcome to the forum James.

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  8. Bikerman

    Bikerman Crème de la Crème
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    y151.gif James and welcome.gif to the forum from Lincolnshire.
    Good luck with the Bonnie, and I hope you'll enjoy the forum too.
     
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    Hi and welcome.
     
  10. Helmut Visor

    Helmut Visor Put on your big boy pants and man up
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    Howdy James, and welcome in :cool::cool:
     
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  11. mpllineman

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    Good morning James and welcome in. Good luck with your decision and ride safe and enjoy! Good looking Nighthawk too.
     
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  12. James E Preuss

    James E Preuss New Member

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    Thank you all for the great welcome. I hope this swap for the Bonney will work out.
    Attached is a photo of my Triumph Spitfire 1500 and her stablemate Jaguar XK8. I have a weakness for red cars from Coventry. XK8andSpitfire-2RS.jpg
     
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  13. R_1000

    R_1000 First Class Member
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    Welcome buddy :)
     
  14. Dozers Dad

    Dozers Dad Bushmills Chief Quality Controller
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    Hi Mate,

    A very warm welcome to the best vehicle forum on the net! :)
     
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  15. Tiglet

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    Hello James and welcome to the forum :)
     
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  16. James E Preuss

    James E Preuss New Member

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    Again, thanks for the warm reception. I just found out that the Bonneville deal is off. The owner, who had it stored in the fellow I knew's garage, thinks it can be retrofitted with an electric starter so it has been taken to a local specialty motorcycle shop to see how much it will cost to get it running again and possibly retrofit and electric starter, if that is even possible.
    I had hoped to get that Bonney for a winter project, but will have to keep looking.
     
  17. Bikerman

    Bikerman Crème de la Crème
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    That's a bummer, hope that you'll be able to find something else that will keep you busy over the coming winter.
    WINTER oh crap it's not that far off. y48.gif
     
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    Hi Mate & Welcome to the Forum :cool:
     
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