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post #1 of 17 Old 10-23-2008, 01:31 PM Thread Starter
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New Bonneville?

What is Triumph doing to the Bonnie? Mag wheels? EFI? It's just not right.

http://www.triumph.co.uk/usa/2009%20...20SE_9813.aspx

I guess I'll have to get a T-100 then.

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post #2 of 17 Old 10-23-2008, 01:37 PM
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I am okay with everything - BUT THE MAG WHEELS GOTTA GO!!!!!!!

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I like it, alloy wheels and all. One of my least favorite jobs was lacing and truing spoke wheels.

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They can keep it! I'll stick with my '76 and will continue happily tightening my spokes.




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They can keep it! I'll stick with my '76 and will continue happily tightening my spokes.
Did you ever get it running?

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[QUOTE=Super Sneaky Steve;247966]What is Triumph doing to the Bonnie? Mag wheels? EFI? It's just not right. [QUO

EFI is gonna become the standard, with emissions regulations getting more and more strict worldwide, the air/oil cooled twins are just too dirty with carbs to pass the standards. Look at how many HD models are FI now - At least the have made the effort to keep the classic parrael twin alive !

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Did you ever get it running?

Haven't touched it in about 4 months, gonna be a Winter thingy then thinking of riding it next year to the Dairy or the BBQ. At the moment I have no spark and the elctrical system can be a royal PIA on the old triumphs




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Haven't touched it in about 4 months, gonna be a Winter thingy then thinking of riding it next year to the Dairy or the BBQ. At the moment I have no spark and the elctrical system can be a royal PIA on the old triumphs
'The Prince of Darkness' Lucas electrics!

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'The Prince of Darkness' Lucas electrics!

Pretty much, but when they're running they have soul like no other.




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I don't like the wheels either.

Other that that, its cooool.

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not a big fan of the mags, prefer the wires

would look better with twin front disks and upside down forks with the mags
and an xtra 40hp

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I like it, mags and all.

'02 Honda 919 - She's the only one for me!

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not a big fan of the mags, prefer the wires

would look better with twin front disks and upside down forks with the mags
and an xtra 40hp
+1!! Old school look and modern technology would be awesome.

Tubes? Spokes? Y? Because that's just more maintenance and less ride time?

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Mags look the same as the last of the original Bonnies.

Pretty sure that one is now running 17 inch wheels and decent rubber.

Also note the mufflers look heaps better without that daft bend in them.

If they double disked the front end the mags would look heaps better.

Still gutless................

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Because the lights just go out...

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fwiw. mags and fi ?

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post #17 of 17 Old 10-24-2008, 09:24 AM
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Certain models still have the spokes like my 2009 Bonneville Black, along with it's FI that still looks like carbs. I just installed the center stand on it this morning. Very cool!
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