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Old 06-14-2013, 08:40 AM   #10876
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They are supposed to be quite good. If I was getting a new one, that would likely be the one I would get.

Some good info in this thread:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=790308
I have been saving my money, I want all the gear I buy to last 5 years min. Hoping to RTW in that time, only buy once.
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Old 06-14-2013, 08:44 AM   #10877
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Good approach.
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Old 06-14-2013, 08:45 AM   #10878
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My Bonnie rides o'er Wisconsin,
My Bonnie heads toward the northeast,
My Bonnie rides o'er Wisconsin,
Off to a Delta Diner feast!

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Old 06-14-2013, 10:18 AM   #10879
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Thanks Kari and Powershouse! I am up for trying the Dart. It was on my list of potential farkles, trying it first is always better. Still checking out all the goodies available on the Triumph sites. As much as I love the cafe look on these bikes, I think I would feel bad stripping it. There is definitely some artistry in the design of the old school lights.

I must look into this Spencer seat business.

I am totally up for a DD ride - as soon as I get the run in service done. :-)


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Handsome ride Jack Jack!
Dart flyscreen is good kit.
Spencer seat workover is also a good investment.
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Old 06-14-2013, 10:28 AM   #10880
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The Dart is really popular and looks great but both Amy & I decided that we are happier without it. At highway speeds, for her (5' 4") the air is deflected uncomfortably toward her shoulders and for me (5' 9") it just causes a lot of buffeting. But it seems most people love it.

I'm happy to let you install it and see what you think.

I do love how yours is a contrasting color to the other Bonnies in our ADV midst
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Old 06-14-2013, 10:38 AM   #10881
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You've been complaining about the weather, and yer not going riding?

Rode the bike to the fishin spots.

Didn't get nothin' this mornin'

Have a good weekend peeps.
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Old 06-14-2013, 10:51 AM   #10882
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I R dumb.

I've a plan to acquire a new to me Trophy. Said plan involves riding to Mason City, Iowa on my KLX (trade deal). If that ain't dumb enough; I'ma gunna turn back around and ride home.

Have you looked at the forecast? My co-worker just asked

What could possibly go wrong?
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Old 06-14-2013, 11:10 AM   #10883
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There is nuthin' dumb about that plan.

That Trophy is going to be a sweet ride.
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Old 06-14-2013, 11:28 AM   #10884
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Rode the bike to the fishin spots.

Didn't get nothin' this mornin'

Have a good weekend peeps.
Bummer about getting skunked, but I admire yer approach.
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Old 06-14-2013, 01:40 PM   #10885
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I was happy to feel some air in my vented jacket yesterday and today. I think the first order of business is to sort out the rear suspension - even on the softest setting it doesn't absorb any bumps. Haven't taken the tape measure out, but I am pretty sure I don't even get close to an inch of sag.



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The Dart is really popular and looks great but both Amy & I decided that we are happier without it. At highway speeds, for her (5' 4") the air is deflected uncomfortably toward her shoulders and for me (5' 9") it just causes a lot of buffeting. But it seems most people love it.

I'm happy to let you install it and see what you think.

I do love how yours is a contrasting color to the other Bonnies in our ADV midst
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Old 06-14-2013, 03:31 PM   #10886
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I was happy to feel some air in my vented jacket yesterday and today. I think the first order of business is to sort out the rear suspension - even on the softest setting it doesn't absorb any bumps. Haven't taken the tape measure out, but I am pretty sure I don't even get close to an inch of sag.
Smart move, the rear suspension is brutal. The stock seat the minimal cushion doesn't help either.
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Old 06-14-2013, 03:37 PM   #10887
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Cry 2000 Honda XR400r

Would there be any interest in a 2000 Honda XR400r (plated and titled) with the following?

Baja Designs kit
Clarke 3.8g tank
Barnett Clutch (new)
MSR skid plate
Excel wheels
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Old 06-14-2013, 08:05 PM   #10888
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You should put that ad in the flea market sticky. A lot more people will see it there.
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Old 06-14-2013, 11:10 PM   #10889
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Woohoo... Its da weekend!

I am buying a gps tonight... Should be fun learning to use it. Buddy wants to go ride the twat soon, gonna make it my first gps navigation trial, how lost can ya get in WI haha


Congrats on the new ride, JackJack. I was fine with the stock seat, some foam and my sheepskin when I rode one on a Minnesota 1000 (the last part is true and just for Prop).
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Old 06-15-2013, 01:46 AM   #10890
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I have tried just about all the aftermarket seats available for the Bonnevilles, including the Corbin, but not the Sargent. After trying them all, and after much discussion with other folk, I have concluded that you pretty much have to try all the options until you find one you like. Go figure. Everyones arse likes different seats.

Personally the most comfortable have been the Corbin and the Burton. I still use an airhawk on longer rides - although it's not essential. I can go about 600 miles on the Burton seat, so good enough really.

Just be aware, if scouting for used seats, that the seat pan is different on the EFI models like you have JackJack - it has a larger cut out to house the EFI module, and thus seats for 2008 bikes and earlier may not fit - they may interfere with the CPU. So keep that in mind.

Like Kari, I do not feel a fly screen is beneficial.

What IS beneficial, is hiring someone to follow you around, and shoo away the old farts who inevitably crowd you immediately at gas stations and ask "do they still make those?", "What year is that, a 67 or a 68?" and "I remember when I had a Bonneville, we rode at 150 mph everywhere and ........."

But it's all fun really.
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