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My frame is off a 67 T120R, looking at pictures of other bikes and illustrations in the parts manual I do not see any indication of what these two tubes which are drilled through, are intended for. When I got the bike there was nothing mounted to them but they were there. Can you please help me identify what the heck they are for? I've seen other frames without them.

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I read somewhere they are fairing mounts for british police bikes
 

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Feel down inside the neck, you'll feel that the casting is thinner behind those lugs. Hacking them off with gay abandon may result in some extra weldering and gin-arseing about. (see Bobbertown for a visual) Make some nice brass acorn nuts and make a feature out of them.
 

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Up until now I was under the impression they are for mounting a side car, some old guy told me so years back. Keep them, they are cool.
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They were designed to be fairing mounts in response from both the general public and the police (info comes from the book Bonnie -the developement history of the triumph bonneville by J.R.Nelson) and what Neo Dutch said is bang on the money.
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I was wondering the same thing!!! However I had to cut mine off in order to fit a springer front end on. What ever they were used for, I would leave them alone since you spent so much time on that front end. Why cut something off that is not in the way. Once you get the head light on you will forget all about em!
 

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i cut them off as well much cleaner look as well as this ugly loop i never knew what was for by seat post







those last two might be Dan's from Angry Monkey
 

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Thanks for all the info. Consensus seems to be fairing mount.

I am reluctant to mess with them at all unless they will be in the way of something and that might be a possibility. Note that the fork covers that I went with have no headlight mounting ears - they are off a TT Special (which had no headlight at all).

The headlight I'm using is a springer style one and it mounts via a single post at the bottom which I plan on mounting to the lower triple tree with a custom made bracket. I'd like to tuck that headlight in between the forks as tight to the neck tube as possible and when it turns I'm afraid that those mounts could be a problem but we'll see. I've gotten this far without hacking any original parts and don't want to start now.
 

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I have no idea if I'm the first person to do this (I doubt it) but I'm going to use that sidecar loop to mount the ignition kill switch button. That way I don't have to route the wires all the way up to the handlebars. Cleaner look and makes it a feature.
 

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Definately fairing mounts. Triumph had to put them on, so they could have a decent race fairing for production racing, where frame mods weren't allowed. I know, I've got one!

The "sidecar loop", I'm pretty sure, is one of the tank mounts for a few years. I've seen plenty of tanks with a single look fitting at the rear. They were mounted on a rubber bush, which apperently dissipated vibration.
 
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