Bonneville Pics

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by benwood, Aug 22, 2006.

  1. benwood

    benwood Adventurer

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    If anyone has any good pics of your new bonnevilles send 'em in. especially good if they are dirty and well ridden!!!!
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  2. mutineer

    mutineer pierpont lives

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    Dirty?!!?!?!?



    This is the only bike I own that I bother to keep clean


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  3. scfrank

    scfrank Old farts riding club.

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    That's a beaut.

    I love the black one.

    Where'd you get the seat ?


    I love these bikes. I graduted high school in 65 and this was THE bike to have.

    scfrank
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  4. snore

    snore noobish wannabe

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    looks like triumphs own solo seat.
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  5. yater

    yater Long timer

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    I start thinking crazy thoughts every time I see pics of the new bonnies...what a cool bike.
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  6. Moto One

    Moto One Been here awhile

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    I thought you ment this Bonneville?

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    This was last week at Speed Week.
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  7. CalCoastRider

    CalCoastRider Speed Triple rider

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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. :ear
    Ryan
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  8. benwood

    benwood Adventurer

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    you can find many of these mods and many many more at

    www.bellacorse.com
    www.newbonneville.com

    in my opinion the norman hyde "m" bars are great, you can also get the napoleon mirrors which work wonderfully, i have them. I've also got some D&D pipes that sound great and look good in my dumbass opinion. the airbox removal kit is supposed to do wonders for the motor, but i haven't gotten on yet. on thing i definately recommend is some extended seat bolts. the originals are a pain in the arse to take off.
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  9. old paul

    old paul Been here awhile

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    Guess I'm just a hopeless case for Triumphs.

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  10. jakar

    jakar Surfing the Apocalypse

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    I love her, she loves it.

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  11. Queen

    Queen Long timer

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    Tell her to NEVER get rid of it...I miss mine something fierce. :cry
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  12. jakar

    jakar Surfing the Apocalypse

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    Queeny, how is life?
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  13. Queen

    Queen Long timer

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    Life is great! Tell Olive Oyl I said a big hello!! :wave
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  14. AngryRed

    AngryRed Lost in Cyber Space

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    Beautiful...

    I love the retro looking Triumphs and the Ducati GT1000.

    I often think, "What would the Fonz ride" when I look at good retro bikes. :D
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  15. Anorak

    Anorak Woolf Barnato

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    I have a friend who is trying to sell me his 1967 TR6 Tiger. I told him that if he makes the price right, he's got a deal.
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  16. mutineer

    mutineer pierpont lives

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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

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    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

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

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  17. CalCoastRider

    CalCoastRider Speed Triple rider

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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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  18. benwood

    benwood Adventurer

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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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  19. mutineer

    mutineer pierpont lives

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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
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  20. rallybug

    rallybug Local Yokel

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    You're not helping me here, Mute....

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