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Old 12-24-2007, 12:34 AM   #91
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I love my Sprint ST. I've put almost 100 miles on it in my first week of owning it.. just an unbelievable bike.

Do you really mean 100 ?
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Old 12-24-2007, 12:37 AM   #92
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Old 12-24-2007, 05:17 AM   #93
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Do you really mean 100 ?
That's sorta what I was thinkin'..
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Old 12-24-2007, 05:31 AM   #94
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Hey thanks for the tip. I could care less about blueing, I ride a BMW with sh!t brown headers and it doesn't bother me. .
You might find that you care once the bluing goes down past the cross-over pipe under the bike. I grew up riding Brit iron, and I've never seen any pipes blue like the Bonnie's do. It's all about the Air Injection. And, it's a very simple and inexpensive deal to eliminate it.

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How does a stock Bonnie run, out of the box? Jodie's not about performance but I'd just like it to run smooth, with no stumbling etc., so if they run OK I'll probably just leave it stock.
Unlike the lad with the KLR above, I think a Bonnie handles just fine. They're - by far - not the quickest bike on the planet, nor the fastest thru the twisties, nor can you load one up with all your camping gear and the little lady and head for the mountains.. but.. they'll give you hours and hours of trouble free (the motor is bullet proof) riding under almost any circumstance you can come up with. I put a set of aftermarket pipes on my T100 (started with Triumph's Off Road pipes - ended up with Norman Hyde's for a bit more sound). The stock pipes pretty much suck - makes the bike sound like a Honda 250 Rebel... but then you probably know that from riding one.

They're very suseptible to low tire pressure handling woes, so be sure to keep the air pressure at the recommended levels (33f / 38r).

I think you're going to be pleased that you chose a Bonnie to ride. Don't forget to check out the lads at Delphi's New Triumph Bonneville Forum (Google it). We've been playing with Bonnies there since they came out in '01.
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Old 12-24-2007, 08:38 AM   #95
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Do you really mean 100 ?
Er... yeah... I'm working my way up!
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Old 12-24-2007, 09:46 PM   #96
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Er... yeah... I'm working my way up!
'Kay.

I usually do 100 in the first hour.
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Old 12-25-2007, 11:03 AM   #97
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'Kay.

I usually do 100 in the first hour.
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Old 12-25-2007, 12:32 PM   #98
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Old 12-27-2007, 02:50 PM   #99
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This is the one I am having dreams about...

I had one. Beautiful, well made, a lot of fun to ride, if a little underpowered and skittish for me. Got lots of nice comments from the black-and-orange crowd, and I never stopped for gas without someone coming up and telling me his story about how he had one just like it back in '69. Lots of nice aftermarket silencers and period stuff. I miss her from time to time, but I don't sure as hell don't miss cleaning that damn chain.
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Old 12-27-2007, 04:28 PM   #100
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Crud. Beat me too it.
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Old 12-27-2007, 08:43 PM   #101
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Crud. Beat me too it.
Getting slow, there, Gernick.

I think you need another cylinder.
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Old 12-28-2007, 06:46 AM   #102
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I'm thinking two more right now actually.

That is if I can find one.
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Old 12-28-2007, 07:29 PM   #103
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Here's mine…


and a particularly fine version seen at Mid-Ohio vintage days last summer…


nice bikes
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Old 12-28-2007, 07:57 PM   #104
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and a particularly fine version seen at Mid-Ohio vintage days last summer…


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Kinda a Bonnie meets Thruxton look.

Looks like a recent Bonneville Black with the airbox removed, new air filters, new seat, fork gaters, blackened pipes, the ignition moved and new bars? The overall look is great... a lot edgier than a stock.

Curiously, they left the air injectors intact...
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Old 12-28-2007, 08:10 PM   #105
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Kinda a Bonnie meets Thruxton look.

Looks like a recent Bonneville Black with the airbox removed, new air filters, new seat, fork gaters, blackened pipes, the ignition moved and new bars? The overall look is great... a lot edgier than a stock.

Curiously, they left the air injectors intact...
You forgot the two biggies... The Keihin CR carbs and the 17" forged wheels...
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