1970 Triumph Bonneville 650 T120R - Sunset Tripper

Purchased: June 2002
Sold: June 2006

June 3, 2006

The Sunset Tripper left for its new home in Round Top, Texas, earlier today. New owner, Jerry Adams, is an avid British motorcycle collector who will no doubt give the Tripper a great deal more exercise than the 400 miles I have managed in the four years that I have owned the bike!

Jerry Adams gives the thumbs-up as he loads up the Sunset Tripper!

Check out the new paint job Sunset Tripper's new gas tank!


 First a metallic white base was applied
Followed by some clever masking 
Union Jack was air brushed on
both side of the tank
Finished result is awesome!

Report date - May 29, 2003
Mileage: 3,900
This beautiful Triumph Bonneville is not a home made custom machine. In 1970 the Triumph factory sent 'Sunset Tripper' chopper kits to some of their dealers and the bike you see above was converted prior to being sold new by Van Nuys Cycles. I have the original bill of sale dated 2/18/70 denoting the conversion and the (high for the day) selling price of $1,970.00.
Groovy paint has to go.....
In the Team CJ coachworks
This bike is in fabulous condition, having covered only 3,900 miles from new. Some of the finish details are exquisite, including the Borrani rear wheel. For a chopper it really doesn't ride too badly, although if I keep this machine I am going to have to install some coil over shocks on the rear!
The one thing I have never liked about the Sunset Tripper was the groovy 'amoebae' paint job. Having decided to give the bike some exercise this summer, I have asked the guys in the Team CJ coachworks to refinish the gas tank with a flowing Union Jack.

Dan Mooney
Team CJ

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