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Forum: Road warriors 05-26-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 679
Views: 82,694
Posted By rider33
'typically Sept./Oct. but they have been leaking...

'typically Sept./Oct. but they have been leaking new Bonnie bits for a while now so it might be on the early side. I would think its pretty big news for them so the may lead with it on a staggered...
Forum: Road warriors 05-25-2015, 05:09 AM
Replies: 679
Views: 82,694
Posted By rider33
And that would be the clue that this one is all...

And that would be the clue that this one is all about look vs function. 'Pitty really, as its a pretty thing. Me thinks it needs a little less bling and a little more blood & guts.
Forum: Road warriors 05-24-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 679
Views: 82,694
Posted By rider33
I've had a couple of KLR's and owned a Weestrom...

I've had a couple of KLR's and owned a Weestrom (briefly) so I guess I should chime in on tbis one. Frame of reference very definatly matters. Compared to a KLR a Hinkely Bonnie is bleeding edge...
Forum: Road warriors 05-19-2015, 05:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 495
Posted By rider33
its always seemed like the largest and least...

its always seemed like the largest and least tucked in of the sport touring class. I'm 6'2" with the 1300 varient and with the seat up, pegs down, and risers its nearly bolt upright. Its also stone...
Forum: Road warriors 05-15-2015, 06:11 AM
Replies: 679
Views: 82,694
Posted By rider33
'nice to see the mag wheel bikes getting some...

'nice to see the mag wheel bikes getting some love....
Forum: Road warriors 05-07-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 679
Views: 82,694
Posted By rider33
Admittedly, I didn't spend much time on it but...

Admittedly, I didn't spend much time on it but this is the way struck me as well:


http://www.ridermagazine.com/top-stories/rider-comparo-2015-ducati-scrambler-vs-triumph-scrambler.htm/
Forum: Road warriors 05-07-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 679
Views: 82,694
Posted By rider33
'ever sit on one? It's tinny. 'Ditto for the...

'ever sit on one? It's tinny. 'Ditto for the very lovely but very small CB1100, 'not for the long of leg. The V7 seemed cut for someone 5'9" or less too tho I haven't seen the mark two variant on...
Forum: Road warriors 05-02-2015, 06:13 PM
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Views: 82,694
Posted By rider33
the Big Bonnie Wet-Head, this time in "Street...

the Big Bonnie Wet-Head, this time in "Street Tracker" trim. I sincerely hope that radiator is just an early prototype tack-on because it looks to me like something Honda would have cobbled...
Forum: Road warriors 05-01-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 679
Views: 82,694
Posted By rider33
Is it just me, or does the 2016 Wet-Head Bonnie...

Is it just me, or does the 2016 Wet-Head Bonnie make the current model look positively svelte?

http://www.motorcycle.com/manufacturer/triumph/2016-triumph-bonneville-spy-shots.html

When will...
Forum: Road warriors 04-27-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 679
Views: 82,694
Posted By rider33
'black Bonnie (a maggie no less), honest-to-god...

'black Bonnie (a maggie no less), honest-to-god gas pumps, and even a '57 Vette in the background. That sir, is a pretty picture. 'Safe travels.
Forum: Road warriors 04-27-2015, 04:11 AM
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Views: 82,694
Posted By rider33
Ventura Delta right? I had that on my W many...

Ventura Delta right?
I had that on my W many years ago, 'nice stuff & very nice bike. Give my reguards to The Hackberry General Store.
Forum: Road warriors 04-24-2015, 04:57 AM
Replies: 679
Views: 82,694
Posted By rider33
as you can see, carb/ EFI is a bit like the...

as you can see, carb/ EFI is a bit like the ABS/non thing or even the dreaded oil debate. Basically, you pays your money, you takes your chances tho in this case the risks either way are rather low:D
Forum: Road warriors 04-23-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 1,192
Views: 355,882
Posted By rider33
'Keep the faith, spring (real) is coming. 'Nice...

'Keep the faith, spring (real) is coming. 'Nice aviatar, were I put mine:

http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w55/rider33-pix/9020435fcdb957bea61e82f5c48dae86.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 04-23-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 679
Views: 82,694
Posted By rider33
[QUOTE=ddavidv;26644746]Shopping for used...

[QUOTE=ddavidv;26644746]Shopping for used Bonnes...fuel injection desires with a carb'd price. So my question is: any reason to avoid older carb Hinckley models?[QUOTE]

'not really, these are...
Forum: Road warriors 04-21-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 679
Views: 82,694
Posted By rider33
mag wheel bike, 6'2", 225#. With the stock...

mag wheel bike, 6'2", 225#. With the stock shocks I would bottom out on a regular basis. With the basic TEC's set to the middle of there range I have yet to bottom out, and I've been TRYING. ...
Forum: Road warriors 04-19-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 679
Views: 82,694
Posted By rider33
no, but it does raise the seat height not to...

no, but it does raise the seat height not to mention giving you a bit more travel...
Forum: Road warriors 04-19-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 679
Views: 82,694
Posted By rider33
what I use, it adds an inch or more depending on...

what I use, it adds an inch or more depending on what arm you use. You can see them in black a page or so back.
...
Forum: Road warriors 04-19-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 679
Views: 82,694
Posted By rider33
let's see, maggie's are 330mm, T100's are 340,...

let's see, maggie's are 330mm, T100's are 340, and Scrambler/Truxton's 360. In real money that means adding almost and inch and a quarter between the frame and the swing arm, and I thought going...
Forum: Road warriors 04-18-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 679
Views: 82,694
Posted By rider33
'very nice tho I might go with black sidecovers. ...

'very nice tho I might go with black sidecovers. On the TEC's, I have the stock units but the remote res. is suppose to be a worthwhile upgrade. I wanted a simpler look but if you like them go for...
Forum: Road warriors 04-17-2015, 04:36 AM
Replies: 679
Views: 82,694
Posted By rider33
this just in: you really can put a center stand...

this just in: you really can put a center stand on a mag-wheel bike that has aftermarket pipes. It takes a little foundry work on the arm with a dead-blow hammer (to open up the curve around the...
Forum: Road warriors 04-12-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 679
Views: 82,694
Posted By rider33
And I might. I just thought I'd try it raw first...

And I might. I just thought I'd try it raw first to see how many dings and scratches it picks up first.
Forum: Road warriors 04-12-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 679
Views: 82,694
Posted By rider33
Honestly, I can't tell much difference, maybe a...

Honestly, I can't tell much difference, maybe a touch better in wet conditions.. Then again, this is not a bike I push that hard. I'm more interested in milage than the last few degrees of lean...
Forum: Road warriors 04-12-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 679
Views: 82,694
Posted By rider33
Avon Roadrider, new last fall. They only have...

Avon Roadrider, new last fall. They only have about three thousand miles on them but seem to be doing just fine. Frankly tho, I like the idea of having an Avon tire on a Brit Bike, it just seems...
Forum: Road warriors 04-12-2015, 05:00 AM
Replies: 679
Views: 82,694
Posted By rider33
Bonnie's are generally nicely finished tho there...

Bonnie's are generally nicely finished tho there are a couple of things that I've never really liked. The first would be the clutch bracket and arm on the left side of the engine, those I changed...
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2015, 02:41 AM
Replies: 679
Views: 82,694
Posted By rider33
'Not off topic at all, it is a Bonnie and a very...

'Not off topic at all, it is a Bonnie and a very nicely modded one at that. I love the cover shot for "Building HP", just an engine in front of a line of scooters. 'Wonder how they did at...
Forum: Road warriors 04-08-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,982
Posted By rider33
so let's see: the Japanese brands tend to be most...

so let's see: the Japanese brands tend to be most reliable an the European brands less so. Is anybody who has owned more than say 3 or 4 brands in the last 10 or 15 years really find that...
Forum: Road warriors 04-07-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 679
Views: 82,694
Posted By rider33
I've had mice try to take up residence in bikes...

I've had mice try to take up residence in bikes over winter storage on occasion and of course bug splats of every discription in the summer but that's the first winged creature I've ever seen make it...
Forum: Road warriors 03-30-2015, 04:27 AM
Replies: 679
Views: 82,694
Posted By rider33
yup the Yamaha Trail 250, a lovely little smoker....

yup the Yamaha Trail 250, a lovely little smoker. It brings back fond memories of my first street bike, an RD250. That little fire-breathing hellion was more fun than most bikes i've owned owned....
Forum: Road warriors 03-29-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 679
Views: 82,694
Posted By rider33
'damn nice looking bike. Now let the farkling...

'damn nice looking bike. Now let the farkling begin. My first suggestion, shocks:

http://www.tecbikepartsusa.com/Alloy_Reservoir_Shocks_Triumph_Bonneville_and_T100_p/t-sh-21atb.htm
Forum: Battle scooters 03-24-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,029
Posted By rider33
Honda seems to have a lot of these gender-bending...

Honda seems to have a lot of these gender-bending motorcycle/scooter things of late. Is a NM4 a motorcycle or a scooter, not that anyone really cares. Me, it looks like a really big ruckus and...
Forum: Road warriors 03-24-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 679
Views: 82,694
Posted By rider33
Foreplay is not my forte, or so I've been...

Foreplay is not my forte, or so I've been told......:D
Forum: Road warriors 03-24-2015, 05:31 AM
Replies: 1,192
Views: 355,882
Posted By rider33
yup, 11 total x ~ 43MPG = several states and/or...

yup, 11 total x ~ 43MPG = several states and/or most small countrys. It boggles the mind doesn't it, what he might have found had he done an actual walk around...
Forum: Road warriors 03-24-2015, 05:22 AM
Replies: 679
Views: 82,694
Posted By rider33
bash plate folk: do you need to take that sucker...

bash plate folk: do you need to take that sucker off to change the oil or with it installed do you still have access to the drain plug and filter? I like the look of them, I'm just not a patient...
Forum: Road warriors 03-24-2015, 05:16 AM
Replies: 1,192
Views: 355,882
Posted By rider33
Ok, you win, that is the best farkeled ST I have...

Ok, you win, that is the best farkeled ST I have ever seen! And with all the bells & whistles and well integrated toys the one that just sticks with me is that 11 gallon tank. That has to be a safe...
Forum: Road warriors 03-23-2015, 05:42 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 18,202
Posted By rider33
Going from an FJR to a RK is going to take some...

Going from an FJR to a RK is going to take some recalibration, not of the bike but of your expectations. An airhead feels different than a inline 4 which feels different than a traverse V4 which...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-23-2015, 05:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,115
Posted By rider33
I've done a far amount of long distance travel by...

I've done a far amount of long distance travel by bike (a couple hundred thosand miles cumulatively maybe) and as part of that have used just about every cruise control system under the sun from "O"...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-22-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,115
Posted By rider33
my money would be on Vespa, they already have ABS...

my money would be on Vespa, they already have ABS and iPhone hookup for dash/ diagnostics.
Cruise is vey handy, particularly for 500+ mile days. Small displacement bikes maybe not
but large,...
Forum: Road warriors 03-21-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 18,202
Posted By rider33
I had a Road King for several years which i used...

I had a Road King for several years which i used to tour the lower 48. A grand steam-ship of a thing, just the ticket for crossing the western plains. She was a big boned girl tho, not your best...
Forum: Road warriors 03-21-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 1,192
Views: 355,882
Posted By rider33
'Damn, I already have people slow way up when I...

'Damn, I already have people slow way up when I come up behind them in certain states. I think if I put forward bags, topbox, & mega antenna on they'd likely pull over and hand me their liscense as...
Forum: Road warriors 03-20-2015, 06:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,289
Posted By rider33
the first valve check is at 32k* I believe and...

the first valve check is at 32k* I believe and rarely requires much in the way of adjustment. If the bike is running well, I doubt you have a problem but purchase could be made conditional on...
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