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Old 09-11-2013, 03:37 PM   #61
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This is the best picture I could come up with at the moment.



Looking SouthEast, across the gorge, toward Shortoff Mtn., from Old NC 105.
And thanks for the insight on your setup.
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Old 09-11-2013, 03:41 PM   #62
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Claude, I'd love to get one of those Bullets on a Thruxton. Resale Red and ready to roll. It's just the buying the Thruxton and paying you part I can't figure out.

Seriously though, that sidecar looks great on a Triumph.
Call me. (And Don't say : " Call me what"?) Not falling for that one. lol.
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Old 04-12-2014, 03:50 AM   #63
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My 2012 T100 hack.
Complete with co-pilot Britt on the Natchez.




The cosy is a lot bigger than what it looks, had a 6' 4" bloke in there and he had room to spare, could fully stretch out in it...




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A most wonderful way to tour.
We put on a bit over 5,000 miles for the month or so we jaunted around the deep south and Florida.
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Old 04-12-2014, 03:57 AM   #64
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Good-looking rig you've got there!
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Old 04-12-2014, 03:59 AM   #65
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Finally got my Taos pictures posted.
And there is Mary!
The girl with the walking stick, a hack owner (Scrambler or Bonnie, not sure...) from Madison recovering from a broken leg on her DR.
Got drunk with her and Uncle Nort not 50 metres from where that photo was taken.
Damn that was a good weekend!
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Old 04-12-2014, 05:44 AM   #66
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Good-looking rig you've got there!
Thank you RD.
It is a bit of a head turner, can be a bit of a problem fueling up though.
Anyone who rides a new classic Bonneville will be familiar with "The Crazy Old Triumph Guy" phenomenon in which a grizzled old character will mysteriously appear from out of nowhere and ask "What year is that?" followed by "I didn't know they were still making them!" usually followed by some usually funny story about them on a Bonneville, a hack on a Bonneville makes it worse... I even had an Indian fella spot the front of my cosy, and he come running out of a petrol station only to be disappointed it wasn't a Royal Enfield.

Serious chick magnet too...
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Old 04-15-2014, 09:57 AM   #67
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So, what is the feedback on rear shocks? Works, Progressive, or Hagon? My Scrambler/DMC rig is used for commuting and exploring Forest Service roads.

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Old 04-15-2014, 02:03 PM   #68
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Progressive's on mine.

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Old 04-15-2014, 05:11 PM   #69
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I've been enjoying my Works Performance rear shocks. If I was to do it over again I'd probably go Ohlins if they were in stock. Not unhappy with the Works shocks, just think Ohlins may be a better deal.

Racetech cartridge emulators up front made a world of difference too.
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Old 04-15-2014, 05:14 PM   #70
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I've been enjoying my Works Performance rear shocks. If I was to do it over again I'd probably go Ohlins if they were in stock. Not unhappy with the Works shocks, just think Ohlins may be a better deal.

Racetech cartridge emulators up front made a world of difference too.
More info on the Racetech's please.

I've got a set of hagon springs, and have been looking for a set of Thruxton fork caps to complete the job, but I'm interested in what you're running.
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Old 04-15-2014, 05:25 PM   #71
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More info on the Racetech's please.

I've got a set of hagon springs, and have been looking for a set of Thruxton fork caps to complete the job, but I'm interested in what you're running.
http://www.racetech.com/page/title/E...%20They%20Work and http://racetech.com/html_files/EMULATORGV.HTML

Valves you install on top of the damping rod after disassembling the fork and drilling more holes in the damping rod to disable it. The emulator takes over compression movement. Adjustable with springs and spring preload, but a bit of a PITA to change: you have to pull the fork cap off, pull out the spring, pull the emulator, do your adjustment, put spring back in, hope you didn't lose a lot of fluid, etc...

Another option I've seen at Triumphrat is to transplant the internals of a CBR F2 or F3 fork, I think. You can also swap in a GSXR front end by having the Triumph's steering stem pressed into the GSXR's triple clamp. I had to nix that idea since I've got a Steerite triple clamp.
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Old 04-16-2014, 01:11 AM   #72
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1. Power/Engine. The Triumph 900 engine has more than enough power to tug a chair. It pulls like a beast, and is a night and day difference from my Ural. The Ural has its limitations, and I'm fine with those. However, the Bonnie's limitations are beyond what I want to do. So in a sense, I have no speed restrictions. In the mountains at 6,000ft, it ran like a champ. I could toss it through the curves beyond the speed limits. On the interstate, I can run it with traffic. I cruised at 75mph fully loaded on a trip in July during 100 degree days. Oil cooling is nice!

Donkeys, I've been waffling between the torque of the Scrambler 270 degree engine and what I view as the more pleasing aesthetics of the Bonnie T100. I'm not a frequent offroader, so this hack would be seeing much more pavement that dirt. Some folks on here have told me I'd nonetheless be happier with the Scrammie, or at least should gear down a tooth on the Bonnie.

Admittedly, Ade Packett himself just today told me I'm splitting hairs, and in lawful real life riding I wouldn't really be able to tell the difference between engines anyway.

Whatchoo think? Scram, stock Bonnie, or Bonnie geared one tooth down? There will be plenty of steep mountain roads as well as long flat straights in my future.

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Old 04-16-2014, 01:14 AM   #73
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More info on the Racetech's please.

If I recall correctly Racetech has a drop-in ready kit for all models of Triumph parallel twin moto. You just give 'em your weight and riding style when you order, et voila!

IMO much preferable to have a proven, pre-engineered solution rather than piecing together parts for a CBR F3 or Suzi Gixxer swap.
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Old 04-16-2014, 01:26 AM   #74
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Admittedly, Ade Packett himself just today told me I'm splitting hairs, and in lawful real life riding I wouldn't really be able to tell the difference between engines anyway.
This. Sprockets are cheap. Mine has spent a lot of time in the mountains both on and off pavement. It works just fine in stock form, but dropping a tooth would certainly make it a bit more fun.



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Old 04-16-2014, 01:36 AM   #75
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...or at least should gear down a tooth on the Bonnie.
Nicholas, don't rush into that decision.
My T100 hack has factory cogs on it, and even loaded to the hilt with my girlfriend, myself, and enough gear to camp for a month, I never felt the bike needed a hand by gearing it down.
And I ride the living piss out of it.


But this is only one man's opinion.
YMMV.
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