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    Default Rubber Fork Gaitors

    Where the rubber fork gaitors used exclusively on the exported T140V 's? Can anyone confirm that they where uncommon for the European Ė spec built machines?
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    Default Gaitors

    According to David Gaylin's Book only the UK & Canadian bikes had Rubber Gaiters.
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    Thanks Cass, thatís good enough for me. I came across this article by the Auto Editors of Consumer Guide and it is what got me started scratching my head.

    http://auto.howstuffworks.com/1976-t...bonneville.htm

    Anything else wrong in that article? To bad about those fork gaitors, I think they look pretty sharp.
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    Default 76 Bonnie

    Just checking the book & I found that in early spring of 76 a small quantity (120) of British Style Bonnies with 4 1/2 Gal Euro style tanks, low cafe stylehandlebars & rubber fork gaiters were shipped to the US as a marketing experiment. US models wereCherokee & White while UK models were Pacific Blue & white . I know this is confusing but maybe you have to go by the VIN # to be sure.
    Cass
    Sorry took so long to answer you but was layed up for awhile afte a fall.

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    Hope your feeling better Cass. Isnít it strange how much more the falls hurt than they did when we where younger?

    Thatís an interesting fact about those few British Style Bonnies shipped here in 76. I wonder how well they where accepted back then when a more stream line styling was in demand. Where those 4 Ĺ gallon tanks, the oneís we now call bread boxes?
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    Default Bread Box Tanks

    The Bread Box tank did not appeare till 1969 with the interduction of the Trident. I know that as we bought one brand new in 69, never liked the Flash Gorder Mufflers either.
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    Don't kid yourselves lads, fork gaiters were used on many European models and are a lot more common than one would think.
    Bill

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