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Old 05-14-2010, 03:40 AM   #9106
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Bit of a chuffer nut then Chris?
I wouldn't go that far, but yes - I like the old steam engines, and this place is only a few miles away. Mid-week there's hardly anyone there apart from the workers so I get to wander about and chat to the engineers in the engine sheds. They got an American loco currently being restored, and taken loan of a pristine GWR 2-6-2 Prairie Tank (from Bridgenorth I think). The engineers mostly have a keen interest in old British bikes too, maybe the two go together
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Old 05-14-2010, 05:44 AM   #9107
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Could they be off a Speed Triple?
No, no. That's just a Photoshopping I did of a photo from a review. I wanted to see what it'd look like before I took the plunge.
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Old 05-14-2010, 05:47 AM   #9108
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Hmmm. Damp road, Trailwing tyres. Picture taken just before he landed on his arse.
haha, easy! I run tw's!!
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Old 05-14-2010, 06:45 AM   #9109
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What says the collective?


For my that just ain't ringing my bell. The duals ruin the beautiful classic look that makes the Triumph Classics appeal tome. It's you motorcycle and you're the only one thats gotta like, if it puts a smile on your face that's a bingo.
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Old 05-14-2010, 07:36 AM   #9110
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For my that just ain't ringing my bell. The duals ruin the beautiful classic look that makes the Triumph Classics appeal tome. It's you motorcycle and you're the only one that's gotta like, if it puts a smile on your face that's a bingo.





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Old 05-14-2010, 07:52 AM   #9111
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Sorry to post in the Scrambler thread, but I couldn't find much in "Road Warriors" about the regular Bonnie...

So what is the definitive forum for the new Bonnevilles? I am thinking of getting one. Not really interested in the Scrambler because of cost and I want the cast wheels.

Does removal of the AI really help to reduce the bluing of the header pipes?
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Old 05-14-2010, 08:01 AM   #9112
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Sorry to post in the Scrambler thread, but I couldn't find much in "Road Warriors" about the regular Bonnie...

So what is the definitive forum for the new Bonnevilles? I am thinking of getting one. Not really interested in the Scrambler because of cost and I want the cast wheels.

Does removal of the AI really help to reduce the bluing of the header pipes?
newbonnevilleriders.com

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triumphrat.net

Tons of info, lot's of good helpful folks.
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Old 05-14-2010, 08:10 AM   #9113
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Did you catch my pics from an earlier page Griz?
My rack is symmetrical from the rear. That was/is important to me.

And yes rous I will measure up the height of my support piece.
I rubber mounted on top of the support bracket just to ease contact and dampen vibration.
A better shape could be done for even better support (wider flatter).
Neoprene sits between the seat rack & top plate, so no metal to metal to mar finishes.

My bike is geared up for tomorrows tour so I probably won't tear it down again today.
I will when I return.

Thanks for the positive comments gentlemen.
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Old 05-14-2010, 10:11 AM   #9114
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What does this brake kit have that others don't?


HBK113 HYDE FRONT BRAKE KIT


http://www.normanhyde.co.uk/getimg.p...img/HBK113.jpgA full floating 320mm stainless steel disc with aluminium alloy centre, combined with an AP Lockheed 4 piston caliper & Ferodo brake pads really make this brake kit a great improvement over the standard item. Fits Bonneville/T100 & Scrambler models. A new braided stainless steel brake hose is included in the kit.(For Thruxton and Thunderbird version see part no.HBK213).
455.00534.63 inc. VAT



Some owners have had issues with front brake performance and/or rotors warping. This kit is supposed improve the front brakes and eliminate the warping issue.


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Old 05-14-2010, 11:09 AM   #9115
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For my that just ain't ringing my bell. The duals ruin the beautiful classic look that makes the Triumph Classics appeal tome. It's you motorcycle and you're the only one thats gotta like, if it puts a smile on your face that's a bingo.
Have to agree. It's not doing it for me.

OTOH, a big (7") headlight would give much needed light without sacrificing the classic looks, and I know several people have made that switch. Someone even put a monstrous (8") headlight on a Scram and it doesn't look bad.

The S3 started the "bugeye/dual headlight" trend and while I agree it looks nice on the S3, the Street Triple, and the S4, I don't like it on a classic-style bike. It's too much of a bizzarre juxtaposition of styles.

EDITED TO ADD: Am I the only one who thinks the Thruxton should have been called the "Speed Twin?" I love the fact that Triumph "recycles" classic names from its past (like the Daytona, Thunderbird, Bonneville, Sprint, Tiger, etc) but I think they missed out by calling the sporty version of the Bonnie a Thruxton. Speed Twin would have sounded better, would have told people exactly what kind of bike it was, and would have been a nice connection to the past.

I also think the Scrambler should have gotten a different name, maybe TR6, or perhaps TR9 in light of the 900cc motor.

"Scrambler" is a type, not a model name. It would be like Honda calling their new cruiser the "Honda Cruiser."
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Old 05-14-2010, 11:24 AM   #9116
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So what is the definitive forum for the new Bonnevilles? I am thinking of getting one. Not really interested in the Scrambler because of cost and I want the cast wheels.
http://www.triumphrat.net/forum.php
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Old 05-14-2010, 11:47 AM   #9117
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Scmeds;

I like it. Looks different yet classy. IMO.
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Old 05-15-2010, 12:46 AM   #9118
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It would be like Honda calling their new cruiser the "Honda Cruiser."
If I remember right, one of the rice countryJapanese car companies called one of their vehicles "Cube" because it looks like a giant cube. Ford has their "GT" and BMW has their "M Roadster" and "M Coupe." VW had a "Cabrio" which is shortened from cabriolet, euro-speak for convertable. And there's the "Hummer", which started out as the "HMMWV" (pronounced: Humvee) and stood for 'High Mobility Multi-Wheeled Vehicle"

Naming vehicles after types is quite common, and with the Scrambler, Triumph is just following along instead of going their own way. I for one would've liked it as a TR6, or TR9.

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Old 05-15-2010, 08:09 AM   #9119
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The S3 started the "bugeye/dual headlight" trend and while I agree it looks nice on the S3, the Street Triple, and the S4, I don't like it on a classic-style bike. It's too much of a bizzarre juxtaposition of styles.
Actually, my inspiration was a photo of a beaten up Brough Superior with two huge headlights. For the life of me, I can't find that pic anymore. It looked strange, but just screamed "purpose built". Serious battle axe. That's where I'm headed.

Now I just need to find somebody's Scram headlight from a 7" conversion. There are aftermarket dual lights, but not in the right style...
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Old 05-15-2010, 09:16 AM   #9120
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Wonder what a set of Honda Ruckus lights wouls look like with grills? I have never seen one in person so I dont know how big they are.

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