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Old 08-22-2006, 10:15 PM   #16
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That is one stunning Bonnie black. Can you give me the rundown on your mods, please? I'm trying to chose between a bonnie black (07 with 865cc) or the thruxton to mod and I envision that bike in my mind. The mods right away would be predator pipes, tail chop, napoleon mirrors, airbox/AI removal, gaitors, K&N filter, kneepads and maybe flyscreen and ceramic headers. On the Bonnie I would likely go with flat-track bars and rearsets.Thanks for posting that--looking forward to more details.
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If it were me I would probably get the BB - the Thrux has some upgraded parts though, suspension I think. You will want to set that up on your own anyway and the price diff would cover a very nice set up. I highly rec the Hagon Nitro's

The clip ons on the Thrux would get real old real fast for me, and that is expensive to change

The "M" bars get the look and are a lot more real world usable

here is a front shot so you can get an idea of how low the M bars are




2004 Bonnie - 790

Mechanical Mods

K&N Pod filters and cut down airbox
rejetted
AI removed
Drilled pipes
Hagon Nitro Shocks
Hagon Front Springs
Tach kit
Braided steel brake line line up front
Centerstand

Cosmetics

Knee pads for tank
Solo Seat from Triumph
Norman Hyde "M" Bars
Napolean Bar ends mirrors
Formotion clock and Thermometerwith black cases
Mini Blinkers (with relocation brackets in back)
Lucas Style Tail Light
Fork Gaiters
Chrome strip on top of tank (thinking about pulling this, but it does recall the old tanks with the top seam)

Gonna do's

Even though it will spoil the looks some I need saddlebags, I am gonna go for leather throwovers
www.newbonneville.com makes a black rack that is 1/3 the cost of the factory piece

Great Bay Cycles make some pretty unobtrusive highway pegs (pricey as hell though)

upgrade headlight bulb (had a Vstrom before and the killer headlight on that bike spoiled me)

paint the ugly ass gray regulator on the front flat black

Prob sell the Triumph seat and get a corbin solo

louder horn

oil filler with temp gauge

gonna replace pipes with some dunstall knock offs or Burgess style knock offs, even drilled they are too quiet

clutch dress up cover
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here another pic rom the other side of the building where I took those shots




and this is the shot that sold me the bike (previous owner took it)


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Old 08-22-2006, 10:59 PM   #17
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Thanks for the write-up. Your Bonnie is an inspiration, and I love what you have done with it. Stunning. (Edited to relate that I had a vstrom as well.)
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Old 08-23-2006, 05:07 AM   #18
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Prob sell the Triumph seat and get a corbin solo


oil filler with temp gauge

gonna replace pipes with some dunstall knock offs or Burgess style knock offs, even drilled they are too quiet






if you want to sell that seat i might be interested, i love the look. I got a temp gauge from www.newbonneville.com and its really nice. I also would look into the D&D's or predators. you also might want to consider ceramic coated headers, they really kick ass.
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Old 08-23-2006, 05:38 AM   #19
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Thanks for the write-up. Your Bonnie is an inspiration, and I love what you have done with it. Stunning. (Edited to relate that I had a vstrom as well.)
gotta confess that previous owner did nearly all of it


but it was precisely what I was looking for

it was like finding gold flake in a creek behind your own house

the bike had nearly every mod on my list of a dream Bonnie

of all the bikes I own I'll keep this one the longest - if it ever does go it will be to get a another Bonneville

you never forget you are on a bike and it reminds you why you are on a bike

The dash is a lovely thing to look as the road rolls under you

this bike is riding boiled down to its essence, and it is good

except for my '69 BMW I don't think I have dug a bike this much

this bike is internally combusted rock and roll

and I like it, I like it, yes I do
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Old 08-23-2006, 08:10 AM   #20
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You're not helping me here, Mute....

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Old 08-24-2006, 09:59 PM   #21
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It's a Tiger and I haven't ridden it yet. Just got it tonight.
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Old 08-25-2006, 12:46 PM   #22
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Dirty?!!?!?!?

This is the only bike I own that I bother to keep clean
Mr. Mutineer sir, other than that giant seat that is one seriously sweet Bonneville.
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Old 08-25-2006, 01:35 PM   #23
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It's a Tiger and I haven't ridden it yet. Just got it tonight.
Nice.
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Old 08-26-2006, 06:19 AM   #24
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It's a Tiger and I haven't ridden it yet. Just got it tonight.

there may be hope for yet


damn nice ride
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Old 08-27-2006, 10:02 AM   #25
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Saw this one on an Italian Triumph website





Now pricing up the Norman Hyde 5.8gal tank, Ohlins piggy-back rear shocks, replacement spoked wheels with alloy rims......

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Old 08-29-2006, 04:39 PM   #26
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gotta confess that previous owner did nearly all of it


but it was precisely what I was looking for

it was like finding gold flake in a creek behind your own house

the bike had nearly every mod on my list of a dream Bonnie

of all the bikes I own I'll keep this one the longest - if it ever does go it will be to get a another Bonneville

you never forget you are on a bike and it reminds you why you are on a bike

The dash is a lovely thing to look as the road rolls under you

this bike is riding boiled down to its essence, and it is good

except for my '69 BMW I don't think I have dug a bike this much

this bike is internally combusted rock and roll

and I like it, I like it, yes I do

That's not fair, man.
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Old 09-01-2006, 12:47 PM   #28
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Here's a little something I've been working on for a little over a year..

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Old 09-01-2006, 12:50 PM   #29
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Another..

She's a 2001 'standard' Bonnie w/a bit 'o motor work.
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Old 09-01-2006, 12:52 PM   #30
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.. and here's her older sister..

My '69 Bonnie - 106 miles since a nut-and-bolt, crankshaft out restoration.

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