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Offline Rawkins

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Rebuild of '69 Bonneville
« on: January 20, 2021, 12:45:38 PM »

Hi. I have a '69 Bonneville boxed up in a 1000 pieces just outside Northport, Long Island. The bike is of sentimental value and I have been trying to find someone to put it back together for me but have come up blank.

Does anyone out there know of anyone who might be interested in such a challenge? I would of course pay fairly, and given there's no real time constraint here, wondered if maybe it would be a great project for a skilled amateur who could use a little extra cash. Though any reasonable pro outfit would also be considered.

All suggestions hugely appreciated.

Rawkins

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Re: Rebuild of '69 Bonneville
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2021, 01:17:59 PM »
Skilled amateur or so-called pro rebuilder? Both very likely money-pits, unfortunately.
I reckon you'd need a specialised bike rebuilder for that, and they won't be cheap. Some one who spends his time changing the oil on Harleys or Hondas is gong to struggle, and you're paying for his time and ignorance on the way. :'(

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Re: Rebuild of '69 Bonneville
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2021, 04:19:44 PM »
ship it to UK I'll do it.

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Re: Rebuild of '69 Bonneville
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2021, 12:27:11 PM »
There's an offer he can't refuse.
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Re: Rebuild of '69 Bonneville
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2021, 11:49:15 PM »

Hi. I have a '69 Bonneville boxed up in a 1000 pieces just outside Northport, Long Island. The bike is of sentimental value and I have been trying to find someone to put it back together for me but have come up blank.

Does anyone out there know of anyone who might be interested in such a challenge? I would of course pay fairly, and given there's no real time constraint here, wondered if maybe it would be a great project for a skilled amateur who could use a little extra cash. Though any reasonable pro outfit would also be considered.

All suggestions hugely appreciated.

Rawkins

I suggest you ask in either the 'Triumph' or 'British Motorcycles in General' sections of the BritBike forum (link, below) if you haven't already done so, as there could be someone not too far from you that might be interested but I won't name him.

If he wants to help that's for him to say.

http://www.britbike.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/forum_summary

L.A.B.