Bonneville Pics

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

  1. fraser2312

    fraser2312 Been here awhile

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    That would probably work but I already bought the gaskets for the job anyway, was only £20 all in and looks a simple enough job anyway.

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  2. DJGypsy

    DJGypsy Ewok Taxidermist

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    pull the tank off, disconnect the spark plugs from the spark plug wires, disconnect and rotate-away AI tubes. you should have clear access to remove the cam cover, with a little maneuvering. oh, and the cam cover is in place with torx head screws. why torx head? because f&*k you, that's why. :baldy
  3. fraser2312

    fraser2312 Been here awhile

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    Yeah I noticed they were torx heads, I don't get it either, I had to change two bulbs in my car last week, what was holding the surround in place? You guessed it torx screws, what's wrong with a pozi or phillips head?
  4. DJGypsy

    DJGypsy Ewok Taxidermist

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    i love my bonneville. don't get me wrong. that said, there are some things about it that make me want to sack england. like the torx screws on the cam cover. shim & bucket valves on a low revving under stressed engine. factory seats that ruin your pelvis. stock exhaust that hinders easy chain maintenance. "performance" exhausts that are 1/6 the cost of the bike and make only 4 more hp (for $1,200, it should make at least 10hp, and i should be able to use panniers without clearance issues). rear wheel so narrow you have merely a handful of tire options. serious love-hate relationship. serious.

    ...but there's nothing else that gives me the same riding pleasure.
  5. HapHazard

    HapHazard Waiting for Gudenov

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    Ah, tradition!:D

    Congratulations on the beautiful black Bonnie!
  6. Irishman

    Irishman Adventurer

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    Black Betty... My trusted companion for about 20,000 miles. She's never let me down...

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  7. fraser2312

    fraser2312 Been here awhile

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    Lovely, what year?
  8. BDKrivit

    BDKrivit Kriv

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    Thanks; the film maker is a Bonnie boy in town and got us all together for 2 days out at the abandoned airfield in Brooklyn (like is a Scooby Doo adventure-) it was alot of fun.
  9. Jayell

    Jayell n00b

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  10. conchscooter

    conchscooter Long timer

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    Monroe Station on the Tamiami (Tampa to Miami) Trail. I have 70,000 miles on the Bonneville now. Aside from the rectum fryer giving up and flattening the battery I had a valve scare when some carbon stuck a valve open in one cylinder. The subsequent loss of compression led my mechanic to think a valve job was in order but further inspection and cogitation led him to think not. A clean up and reassembly and I will soon be able to test the theory after several tiresome weeks off the road. This is the season to explore south Florida. Loop Road:


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    With the ever present rider's friends:

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  11. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    My friend George The Parts Guy.

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  12. TINK

    TINK Been here awhile

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    Nice shot!
  13. radianrider

    radianrider Adventurer wanna'be

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    Agreed. Nice composition, great color.
  14. gkgeiger

    gkgeiger Every ride is an ADV

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    Finally have some pics of my T100. So far I've changed the bars, added some BC Sleepers, and had the fuel map updated. The only other thing I plan on doing soon is to buy and install a Burton café seat.

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  15. skysailor

    skysailor Rat Rider

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    Very nice. What makes these bikes look as good as they do, is leaving them stock. Seat, pea shooter exhaust and two tone paint. Love it.
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  16. Mister D

    Mister D Long timer

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    Washed and waxed the old gal and grabbed a pic. She started as a 2007 Bonnie Black but had to get a replacement engine, so she's got one from an '01 T100.
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  17. surly357

    surly357 Cochetopa dreamin'

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    my recently acquired base Bonneville...


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  18. JBSmith

    JBSmith Ink-stained wretch

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    What seat? Comfy?

  19. surly357

    surly357 Cochetopa dreamin'

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    triumph single seat.

    i like it. a bit taller, and more comfortable to me than the original.

    it's in the triumph accessories catalog, but not an option on the 'build your own' website feature (?).

    a9700134 is the triumph part number, i think.
  20. gkgeiger

    gkgeiger Every ride is an ADV

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    That seat doesn't have the gold embossed Triumph logo does it?