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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by braveteacher, Jun 6, 2017.
Thanks! been fun following along!!!
Excellent , Thank you for taking the time to share.
More "stealth camping" is definitely on my radar from now on... I was mostly a rest area, campground tent'r. Inspiring! thanks!!
I thought the Bonnie did great. She ran at 75 and 80 all day long with no issues. If she was a 1200, I would not ride faster than 75/80 so I am happy. The gas tank was a bit small with 3.5 gal but I was getting 65 to 70 MPG with her so no complaints there either. My Parabellum windshield was a must. I can not imagine doing it without a windscreen. The seat was hard as a rock but the Airhawk worked like a charm...no way without the Airhawk. Overall, the Bonnie did great and every stop someone came up to me and talked about the Bonnie they had back in the good old days...so that was fun. If you dont like talking to people, go on a different bike.
Cool trip. Cool bike. Thanks for sharing the numbers with us. It's nice to see what is cost to have an adventure.
Thank you BT for the wonderful adventure. It was really well presented and a joy to follow.
I have an 03 I bought new and it does everything pretty good. I did change the gearing for less RPM on the highway and in the GA.& NC. mountains 3rd/4th gear keep it right in the power band and crz's in 5th on the highway nice. Great solo bike. At the end of Sept. it goes in the van and we are spending a week in Shady Valley Tenn. to ride the snake hwy.421 and around that area. Camping at Switchback Creek campground. new area for me, been all around N-GA & West NC. Thanks for the great ride report I think you win "the what I did during my summer vacation" essay/show and tell!!! PS I e-mailed the Triumph store and gave them my 2 cents about your treatment. I was in the 2 wheel industry in Melbourne from 1998 to July 2015 and riders from out of town and travelers always got priority and help ASAP. During Bike Week and Biketoberfest what ever it took to get those in need back on the road.
Just stumbled across this report as I do many times, what a great trip, very inspiring especially the northern expanse states. Like the way you tackled the stealth camping, let's hope Walmart don't catch on and start charging us! Your gear set up looked spot on and the boxes on the Bonnie worked a treat. Out of interest what helmet are you using? It looks to have a very deep chin bar...
Great trip, better start planning the next one.
Great RR. Thanks for taking the time to share it.
Icon Airmada...not the best. Next time I want a two piece so I can drink without pulling the helmet off.
Enjoyed your pics and storytelling
Thank you for taking the time to do this report. It's not an easy task. Great ride, great bike. Love your camping spots.
Great job with text and pics.
Thanks for making the effort.
Simply terrific! Thanks so much.
Makes me want to pull the trigger on a T100. Great report.
I know I started reading this rr months ago but lost track of it somehow. Thanks for writing it up. Some great pictures. I've been thinking this week as I've been listening to the Elvis channel that I need to get myself down to Graceland.
Thank you. I really enjoyed your RR.
A most excellent report, BT, enjoyed it a bunch! I also tour on a Bonny (my eighth bike) 28,000 miles touring out of 33,000 total on the Triumph - and love it! No troubles (knocking on noggin) with the bike though it did need suspension upgrades, 19 tooth front sprocket, memory foam under sheepskin on the seat, different bars to my liking but few farkles. Gotta find a more cammo bike cover and tent fly to better stealth camp. I like your bike cover! You are indeed an educator! Thanks.