Patience is easily
…mistaken for laziness and I’ve been rightfully accused of both. A recent personal Triumph was due to about seventeen years of patience.
A former employer (Ray) had a 1965 Triumph T120 Bonneville stored in a second story warehouse for twenty plus years. He acquired it from a Jaguar car dealer and collector of British things.
As a result of it sitting we’d service, run, drain the gas, and park Ray’s Triumph. I’d always ask him to sell it while in the process. I left the dealership in 2006 and remained friends with Ray. Jump to 2017. Ray decides to sell his shop and retire. Soon after the sale he calls and offers the Bonneville at a very generous price. Anyway, here it is. A 1965 Triumph Bonneville T120R, 650cc, 936 miles, original paint, it starts second or third kick and handles like a dream. This one’s a keeper so save your patience for something else.
As you may have guessed, I’m in love with this bike and will to ride it enough to keep the fuel and oil fresh without fading the paint.
Here’s a little more info from experts at Classic British Motor Cycles.
Photos with Brian by Lori Bentley-Law. Thanks for reading!