Radare's Triumph Bonneville

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Sun Nov 01, 2015 12:02 pm

The coil resolved the issue, Ian. The bike seems to be very high quality and well made.
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Sun Nov 01, 2015 12:08 pm

radare wrote:The coil resolved the issue, Ian. The bike seems to be very high quality and well made.
Maybe it is a later model than my friend john's, he had a host of engine management light issues plus chains didn't last long - I guess there are 'Friday' bikes :)
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Sun Nov 01, 2015 12:11 pm

radare wrote:The coil resolved the issue, Ian. The bike seems to be very high quality and well made.
That is good news. :)
xjman wrote:I guess there are 'Friday' bikes :)
That is funny, we call that 'Monday' bikes in Dutch. :)
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Mon Mar 21, 2016 10:26 pm

I finally filed my taxes, late last night, and am getting a fair refund. I'm thinking about spending the refund on the Bonneville. Here's kind-of what I'm thinking:
  • Nice set of saddlebags
  • T100 saddle (flat)
  • Hagon fully shrouded rear shocks (shown below, far right, black & stainless(
  • Lucas tail light and signals
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This is kind of the look I'm headed toward, though with a silver engine and chrome exhaust.

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I also have some things that I need to address on it that I didn't get to last season, including: Refinishing engine side covers, repairing some corrosion on the swingarm and painting it, replacing the battery, replacing the chain and sprockets, and servicing the forks.
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Thu Apr 07, 2016 4:17 pm

I pulled the Bonnie out of storage this afternoon and rode it out to Boulder. Tonight I plan to perform some spring maintenance on it and then, tomorrow, head east in search of the middle of nowhere.

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BTW, what do you all think of the new seat?
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Thu Apr 07, 2016 5:06 pm

Nice. Makes it a bit sportier.

Still plan to keep the stock cans?
Go soothingly on the grease mud, as there lurks the skid demon.
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Thu Apr 07, 2016 5:17 pm

fateddy wrote:Nice. Makes it a bit sportier.

Still plan to keep the stock cans?
For the time being, yeah. It is really way too quiet though. Makes it hard to notice that 360-degree exhaust note.
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Thu Apr 07, 2016 6:24 pm

Quiet is good. Embrace the sewing machine.
Call if you head north, I want to see it.
Go soothingly on the grease mud, as there lurks the skid demon.
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Fri Apr 08, 2016 8:56 am

I need to read more of this thread, keep meaning to. Bike looks great!

I sat on one of the new Street Twins at a nearby Yamaha Triumph dealer yesterday. That and an XSR900. :)

I love them both. The XSR was taller than I expected, couldn't quite flat-foot it (by about an inch). Definitely taller than the FZ-09. But man, I do love how it looks. This one was the silver with dark red seat.

Street Twin is much lower of course, I would love to take one for a test ride. I'm sure that dealer is chomping at the bit, to get the new Thruxton on the floor! I'd be in love with a T120 Black with Thruxton suspension and brakes. I wouldn't want the lower/café bar setup. I've never taken any Bonnie out for a ride, so I can't comment personally on old vs. new, but from every video I've seen so far, seems like the new bikes are pretty well-liked.

There was also a brand new 60th Anniversary R1 right up front, a few of us were drooling over it. Sooo pretty.
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